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Individual Speaker Profile

Rick Kundiger Back to Speakers Bureau

Date Joined: October 27, 2015
Country: United States
Home Town: Lees Summit
Zip Code: 64081
Registered for Upcoming Summit: No
  • Awnix Inc. - From 2014-12-01 (Current)
Statement of Interest

Utilizing OpenStack to provision cloud services for customers via professional services and/or products

Areas Of Expertise
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Cloud Solutions
  • OpenStack


CEO of Awnix Inc. 

Rick Kundiger was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin and moved to Kansas at age 7. He was in the US Navy from 1993 - 1998 and has traveled and worked and lived all over the world since then. Rick has been working in government IT since 2000. He has worked on complex projects for the Department of Defense supporting over 900 locations in 18 countries.  Rick began designing and implementing virtual environments in 2004 and has continued to push the envelope of technology ever since; always wanting more capabilities at lower costs.    Rick worked as the Director of Architecture for the US Army in Europe from 2009 - 2001; after which he took a chief architect position at the USDA's National Information Technology Center in Kansas City.  There he led a dynamic team of IT personnel in the design and implementation of new data center infrastructure and platforms.  It was here that Rick began working with OpenStack.   In November of 2014 Rick left the USDA to form his own company, along with his co-founder Mike Meskill.  The company, Awnix Inc., specializes in products and services related to the deployment and integration of OpenStack + Software Defined Networking.

Presentations from previous OpenStack Summits:
Additional presentations:

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

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