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Individual Speaker Profile

Christopher MacGown Back to Speakers Bureau

Date Joined: July 09, 2015
Country: United States
Home Town: San Francisco
Zip Code: 94108
Registered for Upcoming Summit: No
  • Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. - From (Current)
Statement of Interest

I want to make OpenStack stable, ubiquitous, and boring.

Areas Of Expertise
  • OpenStack
  • Distributed Systems
  • Bare Metal
  • Containers




Christopher was the Founder and CTO of Piston which was acquired by Cisco in June 2015. At Piston he was responsible for building and managing the R&D team that built Piston CloudOS™ which grew out of the development of Piston OpenStack. Prior to Piston, he helped lead the development of a seismic risk analysis engine for the Global Earthquake Model, helped launch OpenStack in 2010, was one of the originating members of the nova-core team, and was an early employee of Slicehost prior to its acquisition by Rackspace.

He's served on both Piston's corporate board as well as the OpenStack Foundation board, is an advisor to startups, and drives development of both CloudOS and the adoption of new technologies at Cisco.


Presentations from previous and upcoming OpenInfra Summits:

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

Contact Christopher