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 built the OpenStack platform behind DT's Business Marketplace, worked with Huawei to build and run an OpenStack engineering team in Europe, built Open Telekom Cloud, ran the Cloud & Storage Engineering departments at SUSE.
Since 2020, I'm leading the Sovereign Cloud Stack (SCS) initiative, delivering a modular, fully open source implementation for a complete federated standardized cloud operating system -- bare metal, VMs, container orchestration along with automation for continuous deployment, upgrade, monitoring, operations. SCS is part of the European GAIA-X initiative, working on sovereign data and infrastructure ecosystems.
From Dec 2018--Jan 2020, I was responsible for the Cloud and Storage and internal IT in SUSE R&D.
I was leading the architecture, community and consulting teams in Deutsche Telekom's Open Telekom Cloud Team before.
I've been successful in making DT a vocal supporter of OpenStack since 2012. I was serving in the board of the OSF in 2018 and now again in 2020.
Before joining DT end of 2011 I was a long-time contributor to the Linux kernel, leading SUSE Labs and working with many great engineers, contributing to the success of Open Source.