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Individual Speaker Profile


Date Joined: January 31, 2016
Country: United States
Home Town: Austin
Zip Code: 78732
Registered for Upcoming Summit: No
Affiliations
  • NetApp - From 2013-09-30 (Current)
Statement of Interest

Areas Of Expertise
  • Cinder
  • Manila
  • Swift

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Bio

Rob's been involved in the OpenStack community dating to its origin in 2010. He founded NetApp’s OpenStack effort and is presently serving in his fourth term as a member of the foundation's Board of Directors. He's contributed to the community and overall adoption of OpenStack in capacities ranging from having co-founded the Manila project, to architecting some of the earliest OpenStack on NetApp deployments, to co-chairing the Board's membership committee, as a summit track curator, to frequently speaking at design summits, conferences and user groups globally.   His tenure at NetApp has spanned from co-founder of NetApp’s cloud architecture team, to currently leading product & strategy for Open Ecoystem projects and technologies.

In addition to his role in the OpenStack community he also sits on the Cloud Native Computing Foundation's (CNCF) Governing Board. 
 
Prior to NetApp, Rob was at Apple from 1998-2006.  He served in a variety of roles including as Technical Attaché to the CEO and the Board of Directors reporting directly to Steve Jobs. He’s a former U.S. Marine, and resides in Austin, Texas with his wife & two daughters.

Presentations from previous OpenStack Summits:

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

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