CEO, CoreOS, Inc.
Alex Polvi is co-founder and CEO of CoreOS, Inc., the creator of self-driving infrastructure. At CoreOS, he has led the creation of modern server infrastructure which includes CoreOS Tectonic, CoreOS Quay and many open source projects such as Container Linux, rkt and etcd that help to run the world’s containers. Alex serves on the board as a founding member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and is one of the founding members of the Open Container Initiative. Prior to CoreOS, Alex was GM for Rackspace Hosting, Bay Area, overseeing cloud product development. Alex joined Rackspace through the acquisition of his company, Cloudkick, which provided cloud server monitoring and management tools. Alex is a sysadmin at heart, contributing significantly to many open source projects, including Mozilla and Apache. To further the security of the Internet, he also sits on the board of the Internet Security Research Group and the city of San Francisco’s Committee of Information Technology. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Oregon State University. You can follow Alex on Twitter @polvi.