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2017 Board Election: Candidate List

Candidates On The Ballot

The candidates on this list have the 10 nominations required to be on the election ballot and have completed the application.

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ChangBo Guo

Nominated by: xiaoyong liu Victor Stinner Kenneth Giusti Brant Knudson Oleksii Zamiatin Davanum Srinivas Doug Hellmann Jay Lau Qiming Teng Feilong Wang

About ChangBo Guo

 

He serves as Individual Director of OpenStack Foundation in 2017 and Oslo PTL for Pike. He worked on Linux and AIX for several years. He is one of the earliest OpenStack contributors in China. He has been working on the OpenStack since 2012, when he worked on the PowerVM driver under Nova to support IBM Power Systems. He is Oslo core reviewer and have been contributing several projects like Nova, Neutron, Ironic, Oslo, etc. He is one of top contributors in China, has submitted 800+ commits, with more than 40000 LOCs.  As founding engineer of EasyStack, he attended the earliest of large-scale OpenStack adoptions in China, such as Lenovo, Postal Savings Bank of China, China Telecom, State Grid, etc. He was involved in the whole adoption, including platform design,  implementation and solving key issues for these customers.

ChangBo Guo is also an active OpenStack evangelists in China. He is co-organizer of China OpenStack user group, and promote OpenStack technologies in several meet-ups in China including Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Shenzhen, etc. He is honored to be the host of Beijing OpenStack meet-up from November 2016 and on. He is also keen to help others learn how to contribute in upstream and delivered presentation about upstream contribution for several companies. He leads a upstream team to make OpenStack better and more popular. He attended several design summits and delivered presentations. He served as track chair of upstream development in Barcelona and Boston design summit.

 

 

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Giuseppe Paterno'

Nominated by: Boris Rensen Vincenzo Di Somma Antonio Messina Ettore Simone Nicolas Thomas Paolo Velati Jose Plans Matteo Panella Federico Iezzi Bart van den Heuvel

About Giuseppe Paterno'

It's hard to define myself, I would say that I'm a consultant. I came from the field and from the early stages of Linux, even if I contributed to many opensource projects.

HP rates me among the global top 30 OpenStack consultant and even mentioned in Forrester Research OpenStack whitepaper “OpenStack is ready, are you?". I’ve been working in the past as an IT Architect and Security Expert for Canonical/Ubuntu, RedHat, Sun Microsystems and IBM and  named Visiting Researcher at the University of Dublin Trinity College ad-honorem.

As I’ve spent my last 22+ years in OpenSource, I had the privilege of working with the best people in the industry. This is the reason why I’ve got great relationships with HP, RedHat, SUSE, Ubuntu, Dell, Intel, Fortinet and many many others. I wrote many whitepapers and books and my latest one “OpenStack explained” helped collecting funds to help the population in Nepal after the earthquake.

I’ve been working in super-exciting field projects: creating the standard for J2ME Over-The-Air (OTA) provisioning along with Vodafone, the study of architecture and standards for the delivery of MHP applications for the digital terrestrial television (DTT) on behalf of DTT Lab and implementation of HLR for Vodafone landline services. Not mentioning the most cited OpenStack installations in telco and finance.

My aim is to bring in connection the board of director with the real world of enterprises, service providers, outsourcers and system integrators.

On my private I’m still a geek enjoying testing and being part of the OpenSource world. I’d like to transmit data in any mean, that’s why I’m a radioamateur. I’m also a chef with passion of baking and a leisure pilot on the weekends :-)

My website is http://www.gpaterno.com and @gpaterno on Twitter

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Kavit Munshi

Nominated by: Kiran Murari Tristan Goode Egle Sigler Shubham Kumar Sharma Mark Collier Tim Bell Erwan Gallen Tom Fifield Shane Wang Edgar Magana

About Kavit Munshi

Kavit is the CTO of Aptira, heads Aptira's Indian operations and has 15 years of experience in designing and deploying Enterprise and Telco solutions.

 

He is also the founder of the Indian OpenStack User Group and the OpenStack Ambassador for the region. Kavit is also an Individual Director member of the OpenStack Board of Directors.

 

Kavit has been a driving force behind the Indian OpenStack community and has interwoven  this into Aptira's deep involvement with OpenStack. He has helped organise numerous OpenStack events in India and loves to work with students driving their involvement with OpenStack. As an active OpenStack Ambassador his priorities are to help the OpenStack Community grow in South Asia by increasing the engagement of the burgeoning OpenSource community in academia with the OpenStack project. Kavit also realises the importance of startups to innovation and always looks to promote OpenStack in that space.


Kavit has a vision for India as a Centre of Innovation to develop and commercialise intellectual property rather than an offshoring destination. Kavit has been mentoring students and young entrepreneurs to that end.

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Allison Randal

Nominated by: Monty Taylor Doug Hellmann Egle Sigler Zane Bitter stephen skinner Britt Houser Richard Fontana Leonard Holling Sumit Sharma Giuseppe Paterno'

About Allison Randal

Allison is a software developer and open source strategist. She is president of the Open Source Initiative, a board member of the OpenStack Foundation, a board member of the Perl Foundation, and co-founder of the FLOSS Foundations group for open source leaders. She previously served as President of the Perl Foundation, Chief Architect of the Parrot virtual machine, Open Source Evangelist and OSCON Conference Chair at O'Reilly Media, Chairman of the Board at the Parrot Foundation, board member at the Python Software Foundation, Technical Architect of Ubuntu and Open Source Advisor at Canonical.

She participates in the Debian, Ubuntu, Python, and OpenStack projects, and is currently a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise working on open source strategy.

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Shamail Tahir

Nominated by: Kenneth Hui Tyler Britten John Griffith Rob Hirschfeld Mark Collier Maish Saidel-Keesing Melvin Hillsman Arkady Kanevsky Shane Wang Edgar Magana

About Shamail Tahir

I have been in the OpenStack community since 2013 and I am currently participating in the Product WG, Enterprise WG and I also helped to define the newly created Active User Contributor (AUC) designation in the OpenStack community. At IBM Cloud, I am an Offering Manager focused on open-source collaboration, product strategy, and participate extensively in OpenStack user committee initiatives.  My background includes server/network operations, pre and post-sales engineering, as well as being a technologist focused on cloud and cloud-related eco-systems (Containers, CloudFoundry, Mesos, K8s, FaaS, etc.)

I am passionate about OpenStack and our community, emerging technologies, implications of technology shifts on datacenter architectures, and driving use-case based technology adoption.

My goals as an individual member on the Board of Directors are to increase collaboration across contributing companies, ensure that user needs are communicated upstream, create a strong ecosystem for OpenStack with other open-source communities, and remove barriers to adoption and expansion of OpenStack clouds.

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Russell Bryant

Nominated by: Zane Bitter Doug Hellmann Mark Collier Mark McLoughlin Shane Wang ChangBo Guo Richard Fontana Jonathan Bryce Monty Taylor Anni Lai

About Russell Bryant

Russell is a Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc.  He was on the OpenStack Technical Committee from Fall 2012 until Fall 2016 and served on the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors from January 2015 to June 2016.  Russell has been contributing to the development of OpenStack since the Fall of 2011.  His most significant contributions around OpenStack have been to Nova and most recently Neutron and OVN.

Prior to working for Red Hat, Russell spent 7 years (2004 - 2011) working for Digium on the Asterisk project. In the later years, Russell was the leader of the Asterisk project as well as the Engineering Manager for Asterisk development at Digium.

Russell is also a published author.  Russell co-authored "Asterisk: The Definitive Guide" and "Asterisk Cookbook", published by O'Reilly Media.  He also contributed a chapter on Asterisk to the book "Architecture of Open Source Applications".

Russell graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering in the Fall of 2006.  He currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Edgar Magana

Nominated by: Tim Bell Dan Leyden Shamail Tahir Egle Sigler Kavit Munshi Tristan Goode Shane Wang John Davidge Carol Barrett Maish Saidel-Keesing

About Edgar Magana

I am currently member of the Board of Directors and I want to continue in this position because I am working very hard in making an impact for the benefit of all developers and users (operators, end users, app developers, etc.). In my very short period as Board Member (lest that six months) I have already proposed changes to the Foundation bylaws and I will continue my work even if I am not elected for the next year because I have passion and love for OpenStack. I need your support because we are already making a difference and I want to keep it that way. I am not the type of member just sitting in a chair drinking coffee, I always speak up and make the difference that we need in our Foundation for our own benefit, better engagement and increase of the community membership.

I am part of the Cloud Operations and Infrastructure team for one of the biggest SaaS providers. My current role as OpenStack consumer is giving me a different opinion about what OpenStack should integrate and how it can be consumed easier and more scalable for both Service Providers and Entreprises. I am planning to provide my experience to the OpenStack Board in order to drive its direction based on the interest of the Operators and Users, never influenced by technology-specific vendors. 

Professionally, I have a PhD on Distributed Systems and I have specialized on Cloud Computing, Network Virtualization, Software-defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), OpenFlow and the most important OpenStack. During my last three positions at Cisco, PLUMgrid and Workday I have completed successful OpenStack deployment in heterogeneous and scalable infrastructures, from vendor specific hardware to commodity one. All improvements have been shared and I have created extended experience on configuration languages such as Puppet and Chef.

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Rob Hirschfeld

Nominated by: Adriel Cabrera Egle Sigler Anand Shah Shane Wang Vladimir Popovski Mark Smith Terri Schlosser Laurence Brockman Willard Dennis Shamail Tahir

About Rob Hirschfeld

I've been involved in OpenStack since the earliest days with a focus on ops and building the infrastructure that powers cloud and storage. 

On the board, I've lead the DefCore initative and founded the Product Working Group.  I also work to help screen and coach new Gold Members.  I am a strong advocate for operators and interoperability.

I believe that the OpenStack community is service by having a clearly defined core.  I feel that we need to do a better job defining and building an ecosystem around the project.

I maintain an open balanced perspective and respect other people's points of view.

You can read more about my thoughts and positions regarding OpenStack and Cloud on my blog: http://RobHirschfeld.com.

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Jay Etchings

Nominated by: Jay Etchings David Julian Harikrishnan P Jonathan McNally Greg Loughmiller Johnathan Lee Jamie Johnston Roger Lu Parag Mehta Beau Williamson

About Jay Etchings

Jay Etchings - Director of Research Computing | Arizona State University.

BIO: Jay Etchings is a well-known industry professional with 20 years of progressively versatile, cross-platform experience in management of open systems architecture. 

 As an audit contractor for the centers for Medicaid/ Medicare (CMS-RAC) he focused on DISA-STIG compliance and Health Information Management Systems.  Currently, Etchings and his team are deploying campus-wide Research as a Service over SDN-Networks on Internet2 supporting inter-intra-university NSF-funded projects as well as international research efforts such as ICTBIOMED and optimization of the ESNET modeled Science DMZ.

Jay Etchings holds appointments, not only with Arizona State University but within The OpenDaylight Foundation (Linux Foundation), The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), and the OpenFog Consortium. Etchings is an active customer advocate for open source networking with Brocade and a customer advocate for Hortonworks.

The SAS Wiley publication "Strategies in Biomedical Data Science", outlines software defined datacenter practices deployed on OpenStack in research and education. Jay Etchings is the author.

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Tim Bell

Nominated by: Adriel Cabrera Allison Randal Zane Bitter Egle Sigler Richard Fontana Allison Price Tristan Goode Joseph George Mark Collier Shane Wang

About Tim Bell

Tim is responsible for the group at CERN, the European Laboratory for particle physics, which manages the compute infrastructure for 13,000 physicists around the world to support fundamental research. He previously worked as a Unix kernel developer at IBM along with managing large scale Unix production deployments and services for Deutsche Bank in Europe.

His team is running the CERN OpenStack cloud which has been in production since July 2013 and is currently around 190,000 cores. This cloud provides processing power to analyse the data from the Large Hadron Collider and other experiments which produce around 60PB a year. The practical experiences are shared on the blog at http://openstack-in-production.blogspot.fr/

 

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Mark Voelker

Nominated by: Britt Houser Tracy Jones Michael Chen Karol Stepniewski Mayan Weiss Dave McCowan Santhosh Sundararaman Egle Sigler Anni Lai Steven Ren

About Mark Voelker

Mark Voelker is currently the OpenStack Architect with VMware, but generally prefers to think of himself as a breadth-first technologist. In past lives he has worked as a software engineer, engineering manager, and architect designing web applications, automation systems, mobile apps, traffic generators, and more weasely hacks than he can shake a stick at. He also helped design and support the infrastructure supporting his software, including LANs, award-winning SANs, load balancing, and servers. Mark currently works on enterprise cloud architecture, software defined networking, and distributed systems. He's been enamoured of Open Source approximately since his first exposure to the Internet, helped found Cisco's Open Source Conference and was part of the OpenStack@Cisco team before joining VMware in 2014 where he leads architecture for the VMware Integrated OpenStack R&D team. Mark has been active in the OpenStack community since 2011 when he attended the Diablo Design Summit and has been an attendee and/or speaker at every Summit since.  He is OpenStack Foundation member #54 and owns enough OpenStack t-shirts that he can go long stretches without doing laundry.  Mark co-founded the Triangle OpenStack Meetup in Research Triangle Park, NC in 2013 and currently leads the group's 830+ members.  As an application developer and infrastructure afficionado, Mark is concerned with interoperability of cloud platforms and is the co-chair of the DefCore Committee.  He is also a former core reviewer on the Puppet OpenStack project.  He has a habit of including vacation photos and Douglas Adams quotes in his presentations and his time can generally be bought with a sufficient quantity of doughnuts. When not holed up within the trail-photo covered walls of his workspace at home near Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Mark can be found hiking, camping, backpacking, or making sawdust with extreme prejudice. Mark is a proud alumni of the Park Scholarships at NC State University and currently serves as a Regional Selection Leader for the scholarship. You can also find him on Twitter, LinkedIn, SlideShare, or at his occasional blog.

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Steven Dake

Nominated by: Britt Houser Jeffrey Zhang Andreas Jaeger Davanum Srinivas Dave McCowan Carol Barrett Maish Saidel-Keesing Shane Wang Mark Collier Anni Lai

About Steven Dake

Steven Dake is bringing container technology to OpenStack.

Steve served as Kolla PTL for Newton, Mitaka, Liberty, Kilo and Juno cycles.  Steve also serves as a core reviewer for Kolla, and contributes to the design and implementation of Kolla heavily.  Steve was also a Magnum core reviewer at the same time as serving the Kolla community as PTL, and contributed to the definition and implementation of the initial Magnum architecture.

Prior to gaining an interest in container technology, Steve initiated and served as PTL of OpenStack Heat with a small development team while at Red Hat, Inc.  During this period, Steve served as Heat PTL for Essex, Folsom, and Grizzly.

Prior to Steve's involvement in OpenStack, Steve was primarily focused on the development of open source high availability technology leading the design and implementation of Corosync, a group communication system, which combined with Pacemaker is the de-facto standard high avilability stack for Linux.  During this period of his career, Steve also served as a technical community leader for the modern Linux high availability stack.

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Shane Wang

Nominated by: Kavit Munshi Egle Sigler Mark Collier Tom Fifield Edgar Magana Tristan Goode Carol Barrett Jonathan Bryce Anni Lai Rico Lin

About Shane Wang

Shane Wang has been an individual board member of OpenStack Foundation since 2015 and an engineering manager in Cloud and Network Engineering (CNE) team at the Open Source Technology Center (OTC), Intel. Shane joined Intel in 2004 after he graduated from Fudan University and got his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, and since 2007 has been working on open source technologies, spanning low-level Virtualization Technology (VT) in Xen and KVM, maintaining tboot - an open source trusted boot solution, Yocto, and managing embedded solutions. Since 2011 Shane has focused on OpenStack, with his team working on Nova, Ironic, TripleO, Magnum, Congress, Watcher, Horizon, Keystone, Neutron, Ceilometer, Cinder, Glance, and the 3rd party CIs.  Right now, besides OpenStack itself, he focuses on storage and network technologies, such as Ceph, ODL and OPNFV. He led the team and co-authored two books OpenStack Design and Implementation in 2015 and System Virtualization in 2009. Shane is based in Shanghai, China.

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Joseph George

Nominated by: Pete Chadwick Alan Clark John von Voros Ruby Nicholson Cameron Seader Mark Smith Simon Briggs Julien Niedergang Armstrong Foundjem Thore Bahr

About Joseph George

I'm the Vice President of Engineered Solutions at SUSE, a Platinum member of the OpenStack Foundation for many years, and a market leader in OpenStack, Linux and other open source technologies.  I'm specifically responsible for leading the new SUSE Solutions Organization, where we design, develop, and deliver packaged solutions with Linux, OpenStack, Ceph, and other open source projects, crossing cloud, big data, scalable storage, high performance computing (HPC) and more.

I'm proud to have been a part of OpenStack since the very beginning - back in 2010, starting at the Omni Hotel event in Austin, Texas, when I was with Dell.  And I've been honored to have served on the OpenStack Board of Directors in 2013. 

If you get to know me, you'll find that I am extremely passionate about bringing OpenStack to the masses (check out my blog on the topic - https://www.suse.com/communities/blog/renewing-focus-bringing-openstack-masses/).  I've worked hard for over 20 years to bring emerging tech solutions to end users in order to help them solve challenges in their IT and application teams, and have been fortunate to work for companies like Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell, BMC Software, and Halliburton, as an engineer, as a strategist, and as an executive. 

I love talking tech, where tech is headed, and how we get it into as many people's hands as possible, so let's be sure to connect on Twitter (@jbgeorge).

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Egle Sigler

Nominated by: Cody Bunch Alan Clark Rob Hirschfeld Matt Dorn Kenny Johnston Allison Price Tristan Goode Giuseppe Paterno' Sathyamoorthy Mani Shane Wang

About Egle Sigler

Egle Sigler is a principal architect on Rackspace's OpenStack Private Cloud team and an OpenStack Foundation board member. As part of the board, Egle is co-chair of the DefCore committee and the Diversity Working Group. Egle has co-authored two books, DevOps for VMware Administrators and OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook.

Egle wants OpenStack to be regarded as one of the most successful open source projects, with a great community to back it. During the past year, Egle has been co-chair of DefCore committee, where she has seen that the impact DefCore has on OpenStack is crucial. Interoperability is one of the top OpenStack priorities, and she  continues leading the efforts to increase it.

Egle is also a co-chair for the Diversity Working Group. OpenStack community is growing in size every day. It is the goal of the Diversity WG to not only increase the diversity in our community, but also to make sure that this diversity is reflected in total participation.  

 

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Tomoyuki KATO

Nominated by: Cloud Suhartono Alexandra Settle Ian Y. Choi Shintaro Mizuno Lana Brindley Ying Chun Guo Alex Eng Matt Dorn Tom Fifield Matjaz Pancur

About Tomoyuki KATO

I'm working at FUJITSU Cloud Service K5 based on OpenStack.

I've been contributing to OpenStack, mainly I18n and Documentation since 2013. I am one of the coordinators of Japanese translation team, and was I18n Project Team Lead in Newton cycle.

Also, as a Documentation core member, I've been contributing many guides and doc-tools for a few cycles.

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Rico Lin

Nominated by: Rico Lin Shane Wang Mark Collier Allison Price Anni Lai Darren Huang Tzu-Lin Wang Chilung Wang YI-HONG CHU Mac Chiang

About Rico Lin

Rico Lin,  Heat PTL in Pike cycle Heat core member since Liberty, Chief OpenStack Technologist, inwinSTACK. 
Founding engineer of inwinSTACK. co-organizer for Taiwan OpenStack User Group. Experienced on OpenStack develop(infra and app), Cloud architect, Container(docker and k8s), community(contribute and event host), and customer tech consults and supports.
Goals in OpenStack:
* Leverage the community differences across global (Include let Asia community get more actively join to others).
* Improve experiences of Cloud native application on top of OpenStack(by improving infra and user experiences).
* Blending OpenStack with other cloud solutions to make it become one indispensable layer.

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