Working with the community, networking focused
Currently working in Ericsson's CTO office I am focused on, and pasionate 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 community development for 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. While I have been focused very much on networking communities and technologies for the past 5 years I intend to invest my time in the development of OpenStack and virtualization moving forward.
I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Swift,Quantum,Heat,Ironic
Having been a consumer of openstack technology for many years I became an active community member during 2014. Not a significant contributor to the community my role has been as advocate and spokesperson for the community both on behalf of Ericsson and other related industry bodies.
I have spoken regularly at a variety of OpenStack summits and events on networking related technollgies and the role of OpenStack, I continue to believe openstack will play a central role in the evolution and management of next generation networks and the evolutiono of the internet.
I current serve as the community elected board member of the OPNFV, having beena member of the board since the communities inception. I formerly served two terms as TC chairperson of OPNFV establishing a strong carrier user community of OpenStack and developing string community ties and integration across communities.
In addition I serve on the FD.io board aimed at developing networking and forwarding technologies. I also served on the OpenDaylight TC for many years helping incubate and develop open source networking technologies.
I believe strongly in close ties between community and board members to develop a healthy and productive culture in open source communities.
The board needs to balance the need for community enablement and driving technology adoption for commercial application. It is important that the community needs and overall the ecosystem health is top of mind for the board to ensure OpenStack remains a leader in virtualisation technology.
Continuing to foster ecosystem development and develop community relationships would be a priority for me.
Maintaining the balance between community and technology growth and commercial application will be critical thorugh 2017. We need to continue to romote the big tent for incubation of new ideas and communities while further forging the foundation that is OpenStack and promoting it through a variety of markets.