Beth is a SDN Product Manager at Verizon, working on developing new cloud based networking products and services. She is also President, Luth Computer Specialists, an independent consultancy specializing in cloud focused solutions to help enterprises leverage the efficiencies of cloud architectures and technologies. Previously, Ms. Cohen was a Senior Cloud Architect with Cloud Technology Partners and the Director of Engineering IT for BBN Corporation, where she was involved with the initial development of the Internet, working on some of the hottest networking and web technology protocols in their infancy.
She has been involved in the OpenStack community since the 2010 Boston Summit, when she took the first OpenStack training class ever delivered. She then helped architect some of the earliest large deployments in the world, writing the documentation and designing the architectures as she went. That is how she came to help write the OpenStack Architecture Design Guide, to smooth the path for others so they would not break their heads on the rocks along the path. She continues to be active in the OpenStack Community with the Edge Working Group.
Most recently she has been working on Massively Distributed Cloud architectures both from the development and building one within Verizon, but also as a program chair of the upcoming OpenDev Symposium on Massively Distributed Clouds. She is also a member of the the Edge Computing Work Group, developing the use cases and requirements for building the tools required to support this exciting new architecture.