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Individual Speaker Profile

Date Joined: July 09, 2015
Country: United States
Home Town: Oronoco
Zip Code: 55960
Registered for Upcoming Summit: No
  • Lenovo Inc - From 2017-01-23 (Current)
  • IBM - From 2013-05-20 To 2017-01-20
Statement of Interest

As the Lead for Lenovo's Cloud Storage I wish to further OpenStack's adoption by industry.

Areas Of Expertise
  • Storage
  • OpenStack
  • Linux
  • Networking




Jay worked for IBM between 2001 and 2017 on technologies such as Linux virtualization, supercomputing and storage.  Jay started working with OpenStack during the Grizzly release and has been focussed on Cinder since Havana.  As the Cinder Subject Matter Expert for IBM's Cloud Division, Jay served as the liason between the OpenStack Community and IBM's internal storage software development teams.

In January of 2017, Jay took the Cloud Storage Lead position in the Lenovo Cloud Technology Center (LCTC).  In this role he worked with Lenovo's storage offerings to guide their integration into cloud offerings.

As of 2019 Jay has taken the opportunity to be the Lead Cloud Architect for Lenovo.

Jay continues to guide and mentor Lenovo employees helping them to learn how to become upstream contributors.  He will continue to serve as a liaison between the growing group of contributors within Lenovo and the external development community.

Jay has also been a member of Cinder's core reviewer team since the Icehouse release, is a stable maintainer and serves as Cinder's Oslo and Documentation liaison. Jay currently serves as Cinder PTL.

Presentations from previous and upcoming OpenInfra Summits:
Shanghai Denver
  • Improving Driver Capability Reporting
  • An Opportunity for Direct User Feedback
  • Cinder - Project Update
  • Cinder - Project Onboarding
  • Cinder and its Role at the Edge
  • Cinder User Survey Response Time
  • Creating a Cinder Data Service
  • Cinder - Project Onboarding
  • Cinder - Project Update
Vancouver, BC Sydney Boston Barcelona, Spain Austin
Additional presentations:

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

Contact Jay