Now you can watch the keynotes that took place during the OpenInfra Summit in Berlin!

Technical Committee

The OpenStack Technical Committee provides technical leadership for OpenStack as a whole. Responsibilities include enforcing OpenStack ideals (such as Openness, Transparency, Commonality, Integration and Quality), deciding on issues that impact multiple programs, providing an ultimate appeals board for technical decisions and general oversight. It is a fully-elected Committee that represents the contributors to the project, and more details about membership and programs may be found in its charter.

Amy Marrich

Red Hat, Inc.

Amy has been involved in Open Source since its early years as both an Operator and as an Open Source Software Development Manager. She joined the OpenStack community with the Grizzly release in 2013 while operating a private cloud and started contributing patches during the Mitaka release while at Rackspace. Over the years she has become a Core Reviewer on several projects and has held various leadership roles. She currently serves on the Open Infrastructure Foundation Board of Directors and is Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. In addition, she is a member of the OpenStack Technical Committee, chair of the OIF Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, and previously served as the chair of the OpenStack User Committee. Amy is currently employed at Red Hat as an Open Source Evangelist and Principal Technical Marketing Manager while also serving as the Community Architect for the RDO Project.


Artem Goncharov

Artem is an esteemed software developer and architect with over 20 years of experience, brings a wealth of expertise to the discussion. Throughout his career, spanning various roles from integration engineer to cloud and solution architect, he has been a trusty contributor to the telecommunications sector and an active upstream contributor. Embodying the motto "make life easier," Goncharov champions effectiveness and usability in all facets of technology, underscoring his commitment to enhancing the developer experience and advancing the OpenStack ecosystem.

Dan Smith

Red Hat


Dmitriy Rabotyagov


Dmitriy is a Domain Leader of Cloud Engineering at Cleura AB. At Cleura we believe in opensource and follow "upstream first" wherever we can - from documentation of how we do things to proposing bug fixes or implementing the features we miss. In Cloud Engineering we are responsible for Public, Private and Compliant OpenStack deployments. We complete wide range of operations towards our OpenStack deployments including designing and deploying new regions, upgrades, adding new services and doing various configuration tweaks and optimizations.

Ghanshyam Mann


Ghanshyam is currently serving multiple roles in OpenInfra/OpenStack Community. He is the Individual Board of Directors in OpenInfra Foundation, Chair of the OpenStack Technical Committee, Core developer in various OpenStack projects (Nova, QA and a few more), and also served as OpenStack QA project PTL. He started working in OpenStack with NEC in 2012 as a cloud support engineer, and since 2014 he has been involved in upstream development. His main upstream focus is on Nova, QA, API stability, and CI/CD. In addition, he is passionate about bringing more contributors to the Open Infra family and helping them in onboarding in the community via different programs like First Contact SIG, Upstream Institute Trainings, and mentorship. Before OpenStack Upstream, he worked in different domains like Avionics, Storage, Cloud, and Virtualization. Ghanshyam started his career in technology as a C++ software developer to automate the flight management system which reduces flight operating costs as well as the pilot workload. He has also been a frequent speaker in various Open Source events such as OpenStack summit, Open Infra summit, Open source summit, Open Infra Days, and LinuxCon on various topics like RESTful API, QA, Cloud Backup, Open Source Community Building, Open Source Governance. In addition, he has been actively involved in various PoC and solutions designs around Cloud OSS and currently serving as Cloud Consultant in NEC. More Details:

Goutham Pacha Ravi


Jay Faulkner


Jay Faulkner is an Open Source Developer and Advocate at G-Research Open Source Software. Jay has been working on Ironic since 2014 and served as Project Team Lead for the 2023.1, 2023.2 and 2024.1 cycles.

Jens Harbott



Slawek Kaplonski

Red Hat Inc.


Slawek is open source enthusiast with over 8 years of cloud experience, currently working as senior software engineer at Red Hat, where he contribute to the networking solutions for OpenStack. He is fan of SDN solutions.


Before joined Red Hat, he was DevOps and one of the architects of networking solutions in OVH Public Cloud service based on OpenStack.