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Individual Speaker Profile


Date Joined: January 22, 2016
Country: Germany
Home Town: Köln
Zip Code: 50937
Registered for Upcoming Summit: No
Affiliations
  • SUSE Linux GmbH - From 2018-12-01 (Current)
  • T-Systems International GmbH - From 2015-09-30 To 2018-11-30
  • Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf GmbH - From 2014-09-29 To 2015-04-30
  • Deutsche Telekom - From 2011-11-01 To 2014-01-15
  • SUSE Linux GmbH - From 1999-07-01 To 2011-10-30
Statement of Interest

Being a long time member of various open source communities (Linux kernel, openSUSE and others), I have a personal interest in seeing OpenStack becoming a leading cloud infrastructure. In my professional life, I ran an engineering organizations that are in charge of developing, building and running cloud infrastructure. (See the keynote at the Folsom Design Summit at http://vimeo.com/41449373 and http://de.slideshare.net/laurabeckcahoon/deutsche-telekom-12607469 for some details.) I last worked with Huawei to build and run an OpenStack engineering team in Europe.

Areas Of Expertise
  • Linux
  • Open Source
  • Engineering Leadership
  • nova
  • InterOp

IRC
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Bio

Since Dec 2018, I'm responsible for the Cloud and Storage Departments in SUSE R&D.
We build and maintain the SUSE and Helion OpenStack Cloud Products, are a platinum member of the Foundation and a strong upstream contributor.

I was leading the architecture, community and consulting teams in Deutsche Telekom's Open Telekom Cloud Team before.

DT has been a vocal supporter of OpenStack since I joined in early 2012 -- we have been able to run several OpenStack projects. We have participated in most OpenStack Summits and are active in a few working groups. I personally support the InterOp Workig Group, a key area for OpenStack's success given the centrifugal forces in such a large project. DT has become gold member of the OpenStack Foundation in 2016 and has been headline sponsor for a few summits (Barcelona, Boston, Berlin). I was serving in the board in most of 2018 until I handed over to Clemens Hardewig.

Before joining DT end of 2011 I was a long-time contributor to the Linux kernel, which also gave me the privilege of building up and leading SUSE Labs and work with a number of great engineers in- and outside my company, contributing to the success of the Open Source technology.


Presentations from previous OpenStack Summits:
Additional presentations:

Willing to present via video conference: No
Willing to travel to any country: Yes
Fluent in
  • German
  • English
  • Dutch
  • French

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