Vancouver, BC
May 21-24, 2018

Event Details

How to work with adjacent open source communities - user, developer, vendor, board perspectives

As OpenStack is moving toward an "open infrastructure" direction, there is an increased need for the OpenStack community (developers, users, vendors, and the board) to collaborate with adjacent open source communities. In this panel, we will have stakeholders (listed above) to discuss the various collaborations OpenStack current has with adjacent communities, the challenges we face, and the possible solutions or proposals to work with adjacent communities

What can I expect to learn?

developers, users, vendors, board directors, foundation staff who are interested in collaboration with adjacent open source communities 

Wednesday, May 23, 11:50am-12:30pm
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Anni Lai  Moderator
Huawei, Head of Global Business Development VP, Huawei IT Product Line, BD Strategy
I 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,, Savvis/Centurylink, and now Huawei. For the last 10+ years,... FULL PROFILE
Principal Software Engineer
Davanum Srinivas (a.k.a Dims) is now a member of the Mirantis Community Engineering team working on OpenStack Nova, Oslo and related projects. He previously worked on IBM PureApplication product as an Architect and lead a team working on Web Services support in WebSphere. Dims has a long track record in open source projects including Apache Cocoon, Axis2, Geronimo at the Apache Software... FULL PROFILE
AT&T, Lead System Architect
Kandan is Director at AT&T and responsible for AT&T's Cloud Strategy and Architecture. Kandan is the board of directors at OpenStack. Kandan leads technology efforts around NFV and AT&T’s Integrated Cloud Platform. He is currently responsible for shepherding SDN, Edge and NFV projects of AT&T and big Open Source advocate.  FULL PROFILE
Red Hat, Consulting Software Engineer
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... FULL PROFILE
Ericsson Software Technology, President
Chris leads open source industry collaboration for Ericsson in the areas of NFV, Cloud & SDN from the CTO’s office in Sweden. Chris’ experiences include leading Ericssons' IP&Broadband network architecture and standardization teams and a rich history with the development of technology and architecture for network management, policy control and user service management, user... FULL PROFILE