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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors provides strategic and financial oversight of OpenInfra Foundation resources and staff.
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Allison Randal

Chair
Open Usage Commons, Software Freedom Conservancy, Eigenstate Ltd, Ericsson Software Technology, The Perl Foundation, Onyx Neon, Inc.

Allison is a software developer and open source strategist. She is the Chair of the Board of the OpenInfra Foundation, a board member of the Software Freedom Conservancy, a board member of the Perl Foundation, and co-founder of the FLOSS Foundations group for open source leaders. She previously served as President of the Open Source Initiative, President of the Perl Foundation, board member at the Python Software Foundation, Chief Architect of the Parrot virtual machine, Chairman of the Board at the Parrot Foundation, Open Source Evangelist at O'Reilly Media, Conference Chair of OSCON, Technical Architect of Ubuntu, Open Source Advisor at Canonical, Distinguished Technologist and Open Source Strategist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Distinguished Engineer at SUSE. She participates in the Debian and OpenStack projects, and is currently taking a mid-career research sabbatical to complete a PhD at the University of Cambridge.

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Amar Padmanabhan

Platinum Director
Facebook

I work on opensource projects in connectivity that helps bring more people online to a faster internet

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Amy Marrich

Individual Director
Red Hat

Amy Marrich is a Principal Technical Marketing Manager at Red Hat. She previously worked at a small Open Source e-assessment company in Luxembourg where she was the Open Source Community and Global Training Manager. Previously she was the OpenStack Instructor at Linux Academy and a Linux System Engineer on the Platform Engineering Cloud Operations team at Rackspace. She currently serves on the OpenInfra Board, is an active member of the Openstack Ansible project, chair of the OpenInfra Foundation Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, and previously the chair of the OpenStack User Committee. Amy spends her free time competing in performance events (agility, FASt Cat, and dock diving) with her Dalmatians and competing in Dressage with her Connemara pony.

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Arkady Kanevsky

Gold Director
Dell EMC

Arkady has been a member of OpenStack since Grizzly. He is director of engineering leading a team of developers responsible for development of DellEMC OpenStack solutions. Arkady has PhD. in CS from UIUC. He straddled academic, research, architect, developer, and product owner roles. Arkady roles included but not limited to, research publications and Program committee member for various conferences like FAST, Chair or board member of several standard activities, like DAT, OpenFabric and MPI-RT to product delivery, like EMC Atmos, Dell OpenStack solutions among others.

Arkady represents Dell Technologies at OpenStack, including Dell EMC, VMware, Pivotal, VirtuStream.

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ChangBo Guo

Gold Director
EasyStack

ChangBo Guo serves as Individual Director of OpenInfra Foundation in 2017- 2019 and Oslo PTL for Pike and Queens. He worked on Linux and AIX for several years. He is one of the earliest OpenStack contributors in China. He has been working on the OpenStack since 2012, when he worked on the PowerVM driver under Nova to support IBM Power Systems. He is Oslo core reviewer and have been contributing several projects like Nova, Neutron, Ironic, Oslo, etc. He is one of top contributors in China, has submitted 1000+ commits, with more than 45000 LOCs. As founding engineer of EasyStack, he attended the earliest of large-scale OpenStack adoptions in China, such as Lenovo, Postal Savings Bank of China, China Telecom, State Grid, etc. He was involved in the whole adoption, including platform design, implementation and solving key issues for these customers. He is also an active OpenStack evangelists in China. He is organizer of China OpenStack user group, and promote OpenStack technologies in several meet-ups in China including Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Shenzhen, etc. He is honored to be the host of Beijing OpenStack meet-up from November 2016 and on. He is also keen to help others learn how to contribute in upstream and delivered presentation about upstream contribution for several companies. He leads a upstream team to make OpenStack better and more popular. He attended several design summits and delivered presentations. He served as track chair of upstream development in Barcelona, Boston and Sydney design summit.

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Christopher Price

Platinum Director
Ericsson AB, Ericsson Software Technology

I am focused on, and passionate 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 open source community and 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.

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Clemens Hardewig

Gold Director
Deutsche Telekom T-Systems

Clemens is born in Germany and married with three kids, I have a PhD in computer science and worked in the communication industry in different managerial roles in IT.

Working for Deutsche Telekom-T-Systems since 1997, IT wise Clemens grew up in the **ix space and became excited with Opensource and community work already early in my carrier. Since then, the use and promotion of Opensource Technology in the different stations of my carrier is one of the red lines Clemens always tried to facilitate and develop.

Being with Deutsche Telekom in different managerial roles, Clemens has been involved in depth in Community Work as eg in the early days of Mobile Internet where I helped to develop the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Community as a accounable representative for DT.

After several years in Mobile Communications and traditional IT as Technical Manager, Clemens took the opportunity and leads since 2014 the Technology team within T-Systems which builds and delivers the Open Telekom Cloud (OTC), a public cloud offering in Europe based on Openstack and being currently accountable for the teams of architects, engineers, operations and consultants.

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Daniel Becker

Platinum Director
Red Hat

Based in Ireland; Daniel leads a global engineering team at Red Hat encompassing Openstack and other adjacent infrastructure and telco initiatives. Prior to joining Red Hat 5 years ago, Daniel held a variety of technology leadership roles for companies over the last 20 years.

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Grace Lian

Gold Director
Intel

Grace Lian is a senior director of Cloud Software Engineering team in Intel. She leads a global team to work on open source cloud software technologies, including OpenStack, k8s, Kata containers, Cloud Hypervisor, Envoy, Istio, Ceph, and Akraino etc. She also drives the strategy in the cloud native software domains for Intel. Grace is an open source veteran. She started to work on open source software from Carrier Grade Linux project back to 2001. She was engineering manager for the first Linux team in Intel China. The team became OTC (Open Source Technology Center) China and has grown many open source talents for the community. She has long time experience leading global engineering teams on open source software development, touching layers of system software (OS, Web/HTML5, virtualization, orchestration, SDN/NFV, SDS, cloud and edge etc.), bringing open source values to business and successfully supporting many customers. Grace's team started to work on OpenStack since 2012. In the past years, her team has contributed significantly to OpenStack upstream development, actively led, participated and promoted many community activities. Intel is also one of the members who started Kata Container project and StarlingX project, and contributed them to Open Infrastructure Foundation.

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Johan Christenson

Gold Director
City Network International AB, City Network Hosting AB

Johan Christenson is a serial entrepreneur whom has successfully exited multiple companies he founded. After receiving a graduate degree in Engineering, from Florida Institute of Technology, his focus turned to the digital media space. He has raised money both in the US and Europe from venture capical firms such as Benchmark Capital and Balderton Capital.

Johan is the founder and CEO of City Network, which offers a global public cloud as well as private clouds for enterprises - all based on OpenStack. City Networks mission is to enable innovation and focuses on enterprises with regulatory challenges such as banks and insurance companies.

Johan sees OpenStack as critical for all enterprises in order to provide options and create competition in an ever more centralized infrastructure world. He, and the team at City, empower new types of industries and markets to use the power of OpenStack, to enable and increase innovation in their organizations.

Johan is based in Sweden.

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Julia Kreger

Individual Director
Red Hat

I started my working career in technology close to twenty years ago. It has surely not been an average career, but a career where I've continually learned and evolved to fulfill the need. In a sense, it all started with Linux and answering some questions about installing Linux. This started a journey into computer networking and eventually shifted to a systems engineering focus with a stop-over in data center operations.

The DevOps movement lead me more into software development and the operationalization of software due to the need to automate large scale systems deployments. This required bringing an operational perspective while bridging to the requirements, and often required digging deep into the underlying code to solve the problem of the day.

In a sense, I found a home in OpenStack in 2014 and the Ironic project in 2015 because of many years spent working with physical hardware in data centers.

I presently work for Red Hat as a Principal Software Engineer, where my upstream focus has been Ironic for the past few years, and my downstream focus has been on helping lead adoption and use of Ironic.

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Junwei Liu

Gold Director
China Mobile Suzhou Software Technology Co., Ltd - China Mobile Suzhou Research Center, China Mobile Research Institute, China Mobile Research Institute

JunWei Liu serves as Director Of Open Infrastructure Foundation in 2017. He works at China Mobile for eight years and he is the vice General Manager of Cloud Product Deparment,China Mobile SuZhou R&D Center. Over the last 8+ years,he has worked on developing and building China Mobile's cloud products-"Big Cloud", which is an fully cloud software stack including computing,storage,network,security and cloud management platform. As the cheif architect of Big Cloud, Junwei leads a team more than 400 people to construct China Mobile's public cloud (It‘s one of the biggest public cloud based openstack including 4000 physical nodes) and private cloud (It's one of the biggest private cloud based openstack including 24000 physical nodes, 20000 baremetal nodes base ironic). So junwei has rich experience in cloud R&D and operation, especially for openstack. His team won OpenStack SuperUser in 2016 and they give back their experience to OpenStack Community all the time, for example telecom demand about availability and scalability, real demand for end-user, deep customization for workload.

JunWei Liu is also very active for OpenStack's promotion and landing in China. For example, he is an organizer of China OpenStack Hackathon and Meet-up in SuZhou. He always comes up some unique idea for OpenStack based the demand of China Mobile's customers. He often leads his team to share their experience for China OpenStack users and make OpenStack more mature cooperating China Mobile's partners.

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Kurt Garloff

Individual Director
Sovereign Cloud Stack OSB Alliance

I'm currently working on a building a European Cloud initiative - this will be my professional focus starting 2020 after leaving SUSE following their change in direction. Dec 2018 - Dec 2019, I was responsible for the Cloud and Storage Departments in SUSE R&D. SUSE builds and maintains the SUSE and Helion OpenStack Cloud Products, is a platinum member of the Foundation and a strong upstream contributor. Before SUSE, I was leading the architecture, community and consulting teams in Deutsche Telekom's Open Telekom Cloud Team. DT has been a vocal supporter of OpenStack since I joined in early 2012 -- we have been able to run several OpenStack projects. We have participated in most OpenInfra Summits and are active in a few working groups. I personally support the InterOp Workig Group, a key area for OpenStack's success given the centrifugal forces in such a large project. DT has become gold member of the OpenInfra Foundation in 2016 and has been headline sponsor for a few summits (Barcelona, Boston, Berlin). I was serving in the board in most of 2018 until I handed over to Clemens Hardewig. Before joining DT end of 2011 I was a long-time contributor to the Linux kernel, which also gave me the privilege of building up and leading SUSE Labs and work with a number of great engineers in- and outside my company, contributing to the success of the Open Source technology.

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Li Kai

Gold Director
99Cloud

I am Kai and am the CSO/Co-founder from 99CLOUD. I had been devoting myself for OpenStack for more than 7 years from 2012. 99CLOUD is the NO.3 code committer. We believe with Open Infra tech, we can some how change the world and help client better in their IT and bussiness transformation. Prior to 99CLOUD, I worked for Intel from 2006~2012 as a SW engineer and Accenture 2012~2014 as Cloud Manager.

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Mohammed Naser

Individual Director
VEXXHOST, Inc.

Over the past 10 years, I’m happy to have watched the hosting industry transform and be part of the transformation process as it evolved from traditional physical hardware to cloud-native infrastructure, powered by OpenStack. Since the creation of VEXXHOST, I have had the chance to work with different sorts of customers, ranging from growing small businesses to helping architect solutions for large Fortune 500 companies, based on OpenStack. I've helped integrate other open infrastructure projects into our commercial offering.

By fostering OpenStack at it’s early days in 2011, it has helped improve the project and our service as a whole. I’ve been a contributor to the project since and I have contributed code to almost every release of OpenStack since then. I've also served as PTL for Puppet OpenStack, continue to serve as a PTL for OpenStack-Ansible and serve on the technical commitee, chairing tthe commitee for a term.

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Paul Miller

Platinum Director
Wind River

A technology executive with extensive experience in leading complex high technology solutions development, product management, evangelization and team leadership. Entrepreneurial drive and energy combined with deep technical skills used to motivate cross-functional teams and drive products... see more

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Rico Lin

Indvidual Director
EasyStack

Rico Lin, OpenStack Technical Committee (TC) member, Heat PTL in the past cycles, char for Auto-scaling SIG, software engineer, EasyStack. Experienced on OpenStack develop(infra and app), Cloud architect, Container(docker and k8s), community(contribute and event host), and customer tech consults and supports. Goals in OpenStack: * Improve experiences of Cloud native application on top of OpenStack(by improving infra and user experiences). * Blending OpenStack with other cloud solutions to make it become one indispensable layer. * Leverage the community differences across global (Include let Asia community get more actively join to others).

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Ruan HE

Platinum Director
Tencent

Dr. Ruan HE is currently chief architect Tencent Cloud TStack and has more than 9 years working experiences in cloud computing and cybersecurity.

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Ryan van Wyk

Platinum Director
AT&T

Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Network Cloud Engineering. 21 years of experience in Information Technology Management, Software Architecture, Project/Program Management, Development, Open Source and Systems Integration of Emerging Technologies. Currently leading the development of world’s largest network function virtualization cloud. Received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management Information Systems (M.I.S.) & Engineering Management from Saint Louis University, and a MBA from Washington University - Olin Business School.

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Sean McGinnis

Individual Director
Dell EMC

Sean is a Distinguished Engineer in the Dell Technologies Office of the CTO, focusing on programs to support open source usage and involvement across the company. Sean is currently a community representative on the OpenInfra Foundation Board of Directors. He has served on the OpenStack Technical Committee (TC), was the Project Team Lead (PTL) for the Cinder block storage project and the Release Management team, and is currently a core reviewer in a number of OpenStack projects.

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Shane Wang

Individual Director
Intel

Shane Wang is the Engineering Director of Cloud Infrastructure Software at Intel System Software Engineering group. He has participated in or led his team on research and development of open source software projects such as Xen, tboot, Yocto and OpenStack. He has been serving as an Individual Director of OpenInfra Foundation Board since 2015, with years of commitment to community development and building. Currently he and his team are focusing on cloud native, software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined storage (SDS) technologies, edge computing, and NFV-related domains, including OpenStack, Kubernetes, Ceph, SODA, Istio/Envoy, Akraino, and so forth. He is keen on cloud computing and has been working on this domain for many years. He got his PhD degree on Computer Science from Fudan University at Shanghai in 2004, and joined Intel after graduating from the school.

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Shannon McFarland

Gold Director
Cisco

Shannon is a Distinguished Engineer and Cloud Architect for Cloud Native and Application Infrastructure technologies at Cisco. He has been at Cisco for 20+ years. Shannon worked as a systems engineer at a system integrator for many years and as an end-user engineer in the medical industry prior to that.

Shannon has been involved, as a technical contributor in the OpenStack (Since Diablo), Kubernetes and Istio communities, with a distinct focus on all-things networking. He is an author (“IPv6 for Enterprise Networks”) and a frequent speaker at various industry and community conferences to include OpenStack/Open Infrastructure Summits, Cisco Live, etc.

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Tim Bell

Individual Director
CERN

Tim is responsible for the group at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, which manages the compute infrastructure for 13,000 physicists around the world to support fundamental research. He previously worked as a Unix kernel developer at IBM along with managing large scale Unix production deployments and services for Deutsche Bank in Europe.

His team is running the CERN OpenStack cloud which has been in production since July 2013 and is currently around 320,000 cores. This cloud provides processing power to analyse the data from the Large Hadron Collider and other experiments which produce around 60PB a year. The practical experiences are shared on the blog at http://techblog.web.cern.ch.

Tim has been an elected individual director of the OpenStack management board since 2012 and was a member of the OpenStack user committee from 2013-2015.

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Tytus Kurek

Gold Director
Canonical

As a Product Manager at Canonical, Tytus drives the evolution of Canonical’s products and services in the data centre space. Tytus received his PhD with honours in telecommunications in 2018. His background is data centre administration and cloud engineering. His research interests focus on 5G networks, network functions virtualisation, container network functions and unikernels.

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Xu Wang

Platinum Director
Ant Financial, Kata Containers

Xu Wang is a senior staff engineer at Ant Financial and an initial member of Kata Containers Architecture Committee. He was the CTO and Cofounder of hyper.sh and created hypervisor-based open source container runtime runV (secure as VM, fast as container). runV merged with clear containers from Intel, and become Kata Containers project in Dec 2017. Before cofounded hyper.sh, Xu worked in a public cloud in China since 2011 and was working for China Mobile cloud team from 2007 to 2011. Xu had experiences on Linux Kernel, virtualization, container, and distributed storage system. And he is also a technical writer and translator on Linux, virtualization, NoSQL etc.

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Xudong Ren

Platinum Director
Huawei

Bill Ren holds an EMBA and Master Degree from PeKing University, and a CS Bachelor Degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University. Since Joining Huawei in 2000,Bill served as an Intelligent Network Research and Development Engineer, Product Manager and Architect of India Branch, General Manager of Business OSS, Vice President of Network OSS, Vice President of Network OSS Strategy and MKT, Vice President of Solution MKTG, etc. We have accumulated rich experience in R&D, marketing and product management.

Mr. Ren Xudong(Bill Ren)serves as the General Manager of ICT Infrastructure Open Source Business at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, and as the chief liaison officer of Huawei. In this role,he is fully responsible for responsible for the implementation of open source solutions for operators/enterprises in the network automation industry, using open source means to build industrial ecology, expand industrial space, build a healthy and harmonious industrial environment, and support the success of the company's business.

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