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Individual Speaker Profile

Grant Kirkwood Back to Speakers Bureau

Date Joined: July 23, 2015
Country: United States
Home Town: Los Angeles
Zip Code: 90013
Registered for Upcoming Summit: No
  • Unitas Global - From 2011-06-01 (Current)
Statement of Interest

Enterprise adoption of OpenStack

Areas Of Expertise
  • All things OpenStack
  • Legacy enterprise IT
  • Bringing the two together!




Grant Kirkwood is the founder and CTO of Unitas Global, a provider of custom Enterprise Cloud solutions for organizations around the world. The company offers its solutions to mid- and large-size enterprise, operating from 40 datacenter deployments worldwide. 

A serial entrepreneur and technologist at heart, Grant has always been at the forefront of open source technologies. His first company began offering web application development and hosting based on open source technologies in 1997. At Unitas, he serves as an advocate for adoption of OpenStack, leading its development efforts but Grant also spends much of his time talking with customers to help them formulate a cloud adoption strategy. 

Before founding Unitas Global, Mr. Kirkwood served as CTO of PacketExchange, a London-based global network service provider. Prior to PacketExchange, he founded Mzima Networks, a performance-optimized bandwidth operator for web and online video applications.

Grant is a frequent presenter and industry analyst at events around the world. 

Presentations from previous OpenStack Summits:
Additional presentations:

Willing to present via video conference: Yes
Willing to travel to any country: Yes
Fluent in
  • English

Contact Grant