Rob’s involvement with OpenStack dates to the origins of the community in 2010. He founded and continues to lead NetApp’s efforts in this area. He’s been engaged as an architect of deployments and an ATC (technical contributor to the community), serves as NetApp’s OpenStack Foundation representative, and is a regular speaker at OpenStack Summits, conferences and user groups. Rob is responsible for strategy, integration and development of NetApp portfolio technologies in and around OpenStack as well as business development, organizational and process alignment for going to market. A former U.S. Marine, he resides in Austin, Texas with his wife and two daughters.