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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides strategic and financial oversight of Foundation resources and staff.


Alan Clark

Type of Director
Platinum Representative 

SUSE

Bio

Experienced industry leader, open source advocate, a member of the SUSE leadership team, and SUSE strategy adviser for new industry initiatives and open source.

 

Allison Randal

Type of Director
Individual Representative 

Eigenstate Ltd, Ericsson Software Technology, The Perl Foundation, Onyx Neon, Inc.

Bio

Allison is a software developer and open source strategist. She is a board member of the OpenStack Foundation, a board member of the Open Source Initiative, 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 Open Source Initiative, President of the Perl Foundation, board member at the Python Software Foundation, Chief Architect of the Parrot virtual machine, Chairman of the Board at the Parrot Foundation, Open Source Evangelist at O'Reilly Media, Conference Chair of OSCON, Technical Architect of Ubuntu, Open Source Advisor at Canonical, Distinguished Technologist and Open Source Strategist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Distinguished Engineer at SUSE. She participates in the Debian and OpenStack projects, and is currently taking a mid-career research sabbatical to complete a PhD at the University of Cambridge.

 

Andrew Cathrow

Unafilliated

Bio

Andrew has over 20 years of experience in enterprise software and services with diverse roles covering consulting, development, operations, product management, product marketing, and sales engineering.

With over 12 years working in the Open Source world Andrew has extensive experience working with open source communities and in successfully taking open source projects to market including Red Hat's KVM hypervisor and OpenStack.

 

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Anni Lai

Type of Director
Gold Representative 

Huawei

Bio

am an IT technology professional with a passion for community and partnership building.

I'm very fortunate to live in the Silicon Valley area where I obtained a graduate degree in Computer Science, and extensive training in both engineering and business from successful companies such as Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Salesforce.com, Savvis/Centurylink, and now Huawei. For the last 10+ years, I've chosen technology evangelism, partner enablement, and developer empowerment to be the focus of my career.  Over the last 5+ years, I've traveled to 30+ countries visiting telco and enterprise partners and customers in EMEA, APAC, and Latin America to discuss ICT and Cloud initiatives, evangelized OpenStack to both enterprise and telco communities, and presented the latest Cloud/OpenStack technologies and business trends at various industry conferences and forums

I formally joined the OpenStack community in July 2015 and I've been a regular speaker for the last 3 summits (Tokyo, Austin, and Barcelona). I have conducted one sponsored keynote, several session presentations, and hosted various panels in the area of telco trends, containers, and community. In 2016, I served as an OpenStack Board Director, participated in various OpenStack work groups, helped organize the 1st OpenStack Days: China event with 3500+ registrants, 2400+ attendees and multiple hackathons/bug smash events in China.  With my engineering and business background and training in Enterprise IT and Telco, I would like to continue contributing to the OpenStack community in the following areas:

1. Generate mindshare and increase telco and service provider adoption in OpenStack

2. Bring enterprise and telco customer requirements/perspectives to OpenStack community

3. Enable the global developer and ISV communities to build interesting apps for OpenStack

4. Help woman developers and engineers grow using OpenStack as a platform

5. Help OpenStack embrace diversity and make OpenStack a true global movement 

6. Foster more collaboration and partnerships among OpenStack members and various regional communities

 

Arkady Kanevsky

Type of Director
Gold Representative 

Dell EMC

Bio

Arkady has been a member of OpenStack since Grizzly. He is director of engineering leading a team of developers responsible for development of DellEMC OpenStack solutions.  Arkady has PhD. in CS from UIUC.  He straddled academic, research, architect, developer, and product owner roles.  Arkady roles included  but not limited to, research publications and Program committee member for various conferences like FAST (https://www.usenix.org/legacy/events/fast11/organizers.html), Chair or board member  of several standard activities, like DAT (http://www.datcollaborative.org),  OpenFabric (https://www.openfabrics.org/index.php) and MPI-RT (http://www.cse.msstate.edu/~yogi/dandass-mpirt-2004.pdf) to product delivery, like EMC Atmos, Dell OpenStack solutions among others.

Arkady represents Dell Technologies at OpenStack, including Dell EMC, VMware, Pivotal, VirtuStream.

 

ChangBo Guo

Type of Director
Gold Representative 

EasyStack

Bio

 ChangBo Guo serves as Individual Director of OpenStack Foundation in 2017/2018 and Oslo PTL for Pike and Queens. 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 1000+ commits, with more than 45000 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.

He is also an active OpenStack evangelists in China. He is 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, Boston and Sydney design summit.

 

Christopher Price

Type of Director
Platinum Representative 

Ericsson AB, Ericsson Software Technology

Bio

I am focused on, and passionate about, open source technologies for next generation networks.  Primarily a developer my career has been focused on building and deploying networking technologies for global and carrier networks, more recently my attention has turned to open source community and technology advancement. 

A strong believer in collaborative development and open technology ecosystem enablement I am fully invested in exposing technology through open source for global adoption and advancement.

 

Clemens Hardewig

Deutsche Telekom T-Systems

Bio

Clemens is born in Germany and married with three kids, I have a PhD in computer science and worked in the communication industry in different managerial roles in IT.

Working for Deutsche Telekom-T-Systems since 1997,  IT wise Clemens grew up in the **ix space and became excited with Opensource and community work already early in my carrier. Since then, the use and promotion of Opensource Technology in the different stations of my carrier is one of the red lines Clemens always tried to facilitate and develop.

Being with Deutsche Telekom in different managerial roles, Clemens has been involved in depth  in Community Work as eg in the early days of Mobile Internet where I helped to develop the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Community as a accounable representative for DT.

After several years in Mobile Communications and traditional IT as Technical Manager, Clemens took the opportunity and leads since 2014 the Technology team within T-Systems which builds and delivers the Open Telekom Cloud (OTC), a public cloud offering in Europe based on Openstack and being currently accountable for the teams of architects, engineers, operations and consultants.

 

Egle Sigler

Type of Director
Individual Representative 

Rackspace

Bio

 

 

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 Interop Working Group (formerly known as DefCore committee). 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 Interop WG (DefCore committee), where she has seen that the impact interop has on OpenStack is crucial. Interoperability is one of the top OpenStack priorities, and she  continues leading the efforts to increase it.

 

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Imad Sousou

Type of Director
Platinum Representative 

Intel

Bio

Imad Sousou is vice president in the Software and Services Group and general manager of the Open Source Technology Center at Intel Corp. He established the center in 2003 and is responsible for driving Intel's efforts in open source software and architecture across technologies and market segments, including enterprise and carrier-grade Linux and related technologies, virtualization technologies, embedded market segments, and client Linux programs and related technologies.

Imad joined Intel in 1994 as a senior software engineer. Before moving into his current role, he served as director of telecom software programs in the Intel Communications Group and as director of client software engineering in the Home Products Group.

Prior to joining Intel, Imad was a software engineer at Central Point Software working on system utilities for the Apple Mac OS.

Imad holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and mathematics from Portland State University.

 

Johan Christenson

Type of Director
Gold Representative 

City Network Hosting AB

Bio

Johan Christenson is a serial entrepreneur whom has successfully exited multiple companies he founded. After receiving a graduate degree in Engineering, from Florida Institute of Technology, his focus turned to the digital media space. He has raised money both in the US and Europe from venture capical firms such as Benchmark Capital and Balderton Capital.

Johan is the founder and CEO of City Network, which offers a global public cloud as well as private clouds for enterprises - all based on OpenStack. City Networks mission is to enable innovation and focuses on enterprises with regulatory challenges such as banks and insurance companies.

Johan sees OpenStack as critical for all enterprises in order to provide options and create competition in an ever more centralized infrastructure world. He, and the team at City, empower new types of industries and markets to use the power of OpenStack, to enable and increase innovation in their organizations.

Johan is based in Sweden.

 

Joseph Wang

Type of Director
Gold Representative 

inwinSTACK

Bio

Joseph is the Vice General Manager at inwinSTACK. He is responsible for marketing and community development. During the last 10 years, he has been involved with technology innovation as an experienced IT industry evangelist.

Predicting the potential of OpenStack, he has led a cloud R&D team since 2012 inside the InWin Group. This team was spun off and became inwinSTACK in 2014. inwinSTACK is an Asia-Pacific Cloud services company focused on OpenStack, Ceph and Kubernetes/Docker. inwinSTACK is also a regular contributor and sponsor for Open Source solutions like OpenStack, Ceph, Kubernetes,Python, etc.

Joseph is engaged in promoting and establishing the OpenStack ecosystem in Asian countries like Taiwan and Japan as well as the countries of South East Asia.  He has served as board director for OpenStack foundation and Linux foundation Edge project Akraino during last years. He is committed to the success of OpenStack and the future of inwinSTACK.

 

junwei liu

China Mobile Suzhou Software Technology Co., Ltd - China Mobile Suzhou Research Center, China Mobile Research Institute, China Mobile Research Institute

Bio

JunWei Liu serves as Director Of OpenStack Foundation in 2017. He works at China Mobile for eight years and he is the vice General Manager of Cloud Product Deparment,China Mobile SuZhou R&D Center. Over the last 8+ years,he has worked on developing and building China Mobile's cloud products-"Big Cloud",which is an fully cloud software stack including computing,storage,network,security and cloud management platform. As the cheif architect of Big Cloud, Junwei leads a team more than 400 people to construct China Mobile's public cloud (It‘s one of the biggest public cloud based openstack including 4000 physical nodes) and private cloud (It's one of the biggest private cloud based openstack including 24000 physical nodes,20000 baremetal nodes base ironic). So junwei has rich experience in cloud R&D and operation, especially for openstack. His team won OpenStack SuperUser in 2016 and they give back their experience to OpenStack Community all the time, for example telecom demand about availability and scalability, real demand for end-user, deep customization for workload. 

JunWei Liu is also very active for OpenStack's promotion and landing in China. For example, he is an organizer of  China OpenStack Hackathon and Meet-up in SuZhou. He always comes up some unique idea for OpenStack based the demand of China Mobile's customers. He often leads his team to share their experience for China OpenStack users and make OpenStack more mature cooperating China Mobile's partners.

 

Mark McLoughlin

Type of Director
Platinum Representative 

Red Hat

Bio

Mark McLoughlin has spent over 15 years contributing to and leading open source projects such as GNOME, Fedora, KVM, qemu, libvirt, oVirt, and OpenStack.

Mark is Senior Director of Engineering for OpenStack at Red Hat, and has lead Red Hat’s OpenStack efforts since 2011. As an OpenStack contributor, he created the Oslo project, contributed heavily to Nova, and was elected both to the OpenStack Technical Committee and the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors.

 

Monty Taylor

Type of Director
Individual Representative 

Red Hat, OpenStack Infrastructure

Bio

Monty currently leads the team that works on the Zuul project for CI/CD in Red Hat's CTO Office. He's the founder, core member and past PTL of the OpenStack Infra team which runs CI and developer tooling for OpenStack. He's a member of the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors, a Python Fellow and past member the OpenStack Technical Committee. Monty is the PTL of the openstacksdk project and is the maintainer of the Ansible modules for consuming OpenStack. Before his OpenStack days he was a core developer on Drizzle and was a Senior Consultant for MySQL, Inc.

Monty has a degree in Theatre Directing and went to grad school at CalArts in lighting design. The intersection of fields has led him to start more than one business around developing technology for and related to live performance. Recently Monty served as an Adjunct Professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts teaching a class on programming related to lighting design. If you let him, he'll talk to you WAY too much about Scuba Diving.

 

Prakash Ramchandran

Type of Director
Individual Representative 

Dell

Bio

Prakash has 35+ years of Telco/ICT experience with MSEE from IIT Bombay. He is a current Board of Director for Openstack 2018, IEEE SCW SC Vice Chair, NFIC-2018 Chair, and has been a veteran consultant on NFV, MANO, VIM, Virtualization, Conatainerization, Microservices, 5G Core/Edge/Access, Network Slicing and Vertical Industry solutions. The companies he has served for include Micronic Devices, IDM, Microdata Consultants, Intelligent System, Tandem, WinVision, AT&T Mobility, seven.com, coverity.com, AT&T Labs, Futurewei/Huawei Technologies and currently at Dell. He was also part of Valley start-ups and other IT /Internet Data Center ventures in late 90's and early 2000. He brought to table the experience building Platform PoCs using OpenStack ecosystems. He has been a regular attendee of OpenStack, OPNFV, 3GPP NFV/MEC,IEEE forums over the last several years in the Bay Area as well as globally in US, China & India.

 

Robert Esker

Type of Director
Gold Representative 

NetApp

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's also served in a similar capacity 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.
 

Ruan HE

Type of Director
Platinum Representative 
Bio

Dr. Ruan HE is currently chief architect Tencent Cloud TStack and has more than 9 years working experiences in cloud computing and cybersecurity.

 

Ryan Beisner

Canonical

Bio

Ryan is Engineering Manager on the Ubuntu OpenStack Engineering Team, a global open source software development team at Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux.  He focuses on application modeling, cloud operations modeling and software engineering process automation.

Ryan joined Canonical in 2014.  His background is in network engineering and open source system integration.  Previously, as Operations Director for a US ISP/telecom, he lead the private cloud engineering and deployment efforts for that carrier and its clients.

 

Ryan van Wyk

AT&T

Bio

Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Network Cloud Engineering. 21 years of experience in Information Technology Management, Software Architecture, Project/Program Management, Development, Open Source and Systems Integration of Emerging Technologies. Currently leading the development of world’s largest network function virtualization cloud. Received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management Information Systems (M.I.S.) & Engineering Management from Saint Louis University, and a MBA from Washington University - Olin Business School.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanvanwyk

 

Sean McGinnis

Huawei

Bio

Sean is a Principal Architect in Huawei’s Cloud Open Source Development Team involved in OpenStack and other Cloud related open source projects with a focus on storage related integration.

 

Sean is currently a member of the OpenStack Technical Committee (TC), the Project Team Lead (PTL) for the Release Management team, the former PTL of the Cinder block storage project, and a core in a number of OpenStack projects. He also serves as the Community and Release Manager for the Linux Foundation OpenSDS project and is an open source liaison with the Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA).

 

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Shane Wang

Type of Director
Individual Representative 

Intel

Bio

Shane Wang has been an individual board member of OpenStack Foundation since 2015 and an engineering manager in Networking and Storage 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 2012 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, he is focusing on storage and network technologies, such as Ceph, ODL, OPNFV, ONAP and an edge computing project called StarlingX. He used to be the PTL of Stor4NFV project under OPNFV. He also 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.

 

Tim Bell

Type of Director
Individual Representative 

CERN

Bio

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 320,000 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://techblog.web.cern.ch .

Tim has been an elected individual director of the OpenStack management board since 2012 and was a member of the OpenStack user committee from 2013-2015. 

 

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Vijoy Pandey

Cisco

Bio

Vijoy is the VP and CTO of Cloud at Cisco, having recently joined Cisco in August 2018.

Vijoy was previously at Google where he has held various leadership roles in the architecture, engineering and operations of Google's global data center networking footprint, Cloud networking, and their two global WAN networks. He also led the development of software and systems for intent-driven zero-touch automation, diagnostic telemetry, data analytics and ML/AI and application-level awareness in the infrastructure.

Prior to Google, Vijoy served in numerous CTO capacities including CTO of Networking at IBM Cloud and at IBM Systems and Software Group; CTO of Blade Network Technologies, and has led global Engineering teams at Blade Network Technologies, Nortel and Alteon.

Vijoy has led the industry’s automation and data analytics efforts for cloud-scale networks, and was instrumental in delivering many industry firsts – including the first intent-driven e2e automation framework at Cloud scale, the first Open Source SDN controller; the first VM-aware switch, and the first low-latency HFT/HPC switch.

He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science, and holds over 60 patents in distributed systems & networking.