Chair | Individual Director
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.
Vice Chair | Individual Director
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.
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.
Belmiro Moreira is an enthusiastic mathematician and computer engineer passionate about the challenges and complexities of architecting and deploying large scale open Cloud Infrastructures.
Belmiro works at CERN and during the last 10 years he has been responsible for the design, deployment and maintenance of the CERN Cloud Infrastructure based on Openstack. Previously he worked in different virtualization projects to improve the efficiency of the large Batch farm at CERN.
Belmiro is from the beginning an active member of the OpenStack community. Currently, he is a member of the OpenStack TC (Technical Committee) and the co-chair of the OpenStack Large Scale SIG.Previously, he was also a member of the OpenStack UC (User Committee).
Belmiro is particularly interested in the challenges that cloud operators face when maintaining large scale open infrastructures. He talks regularly about his experience in several conferences and events, (OpenStack Summits, OpenStack User Groups, OpenInfra Live, CentOS Dojo, ...) and helps in the organization of many other events.
Belmiro is committed to continue to support the OpenInfra community.
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.
I am Edward Lee, I have nearly 15 years of R&D Product and open source experience in multiple fields, such as cloud, storage, big data and so on. Currently I am the head of open source team in EasyStack inc, my major job is leading team members work in community including OpenInfra, CNCF, Linux as well as product development. I am going to setup the OSPO following the todogroup’s guides and willing to make much more efforts on communities. Prior to that, I have two work experiences, the one is as the leader of development team for more than five years in Huawei. I was in charge of open source strategy making and leading a team with full-time engineers working in several projects e.g. Cinder, Manila, Swift, Kubernetes and so on, we made much effort on contribution and got some core members/maintainers. And also I was the founder and infrastructure architect of several new open source projects related Huawei, such as openEuler, openGauss. The another one is as developer with several years of experience in storage system, big data product development and design.
Director of OpenStack Engineering, Red Hat. Eoghan leads the OpenStack engineering team at Red Hat. He has been part of the Red Hat investment in OpenStack for the past decade, first as an individual contributor and upstream project leader, and then later as a manager. He has a long background with open source and with cloud technology, having contributed to the Apache community for many years and also worked on AWS monitoring while at Amazon. Eoghan is based in Dublin, Ireland though he's also part of a highly globalized team at Red Hat.
As the Chief Architect of FiberHome, Gang Chen focuses on IT Infrastructure, Cloud Computing and Big Data, and he is one of the earliest evangelists of OpenStack in China. Gang Chen has more than 20 years of experience in architecture design, product management and technical consulting in the field of information technology. Prior to joining FiberHome, Chen taught at Huazhong University of Science and Technology and served as a senior consultant and chief IT architect of China HP.
Ghanshyam is currently serving as a Chair of the OpenStack Technical Committee and Core developer in various OpenStack projects (Nova, QA and a few more) and served as PTL of the OpenStack QA. project. He started working in OpenStack with NEC in 2012 as a cloud support engineer, and since 2014 he has been involved in upstream development. His main upstream focus is on Nova, QA, API stability, and CI/CD. In addition, he is passionate about bringing more contributors to the Open Infra family and helping them in onboarding in the community via different programs like First Contact SIG, Upstream Institute Trainings, mentorship. Before OpenStack Upstream, he worked in different domains like Avionics, Storage, Cloud, and Virtualization. Ghanshyam started his career in technology as a software developer in the Avionic domain with the C++ language.
He has also been a frequent speaker in various Open Source events such as OpenStack, Open Infra, Open source summit, Open Infra Days and LinuxCon on various topics like RESTful API, QA, Cloud Backup, Open Source Community Building, Open Source Governance. In addition, he has been actively involved in various PoC and solutions designs around Cloud OSS and currently serving as Cloud Consultant in NEC.
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.
Jean-Pierre REN Zhongping, head of Tencent TStack Architect, General Engineer of Ecole Centrale of Paris, Master of Tsinghua University. He started Private Cloud business since year 2011 and had participated in the cloud architectural design of CNPC. He joined Tencent Cloud TStack (an OpenStack distribution) team in year 2018, and is now in charge of the architectural solution for software and HCI in the TStack product line, an OpenStack distribution.
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.
Sovereign Cloud Stack OSB Alliance
Being a long time member of various open source communities (Linux kernel, openSUSE and others), I have a personal interest in seeing OpenStack becoming a leading cloud infrastructure. In my professional life, I ran an engineering organizations that are in charge of developing, building and running cloud infrastructure. (See the keynote at the Folsom Design Summit at http://vimeo.com/41449373 and http://de.slideshare.net/laurabeckcahoon/deutsche-telekom-12607469 for some details.) I built the OpenStack platform behind DT's Business Marketplace, worked with Huawei to build and run an OpenStack engineering team in Europe, built Open Telekom Cloud, ran the Cloud & Storage Engineering departments at SUSE.
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.
Michael is a product manager at Facebook, currently supporting open source and standards work across the company.
Michael is former network engineer, investment banker, car salesman and M&A attorney. He previously led the Product and IP function on Facebook's M&A legal team.
While at Facebook, Michael has established and/or now actively serving on the boards of 20+ open source foundations, non-profits, standards setting organizations, including: ML Commons, Confidential Computing Consortium, Libra/Diem Association, Urban Computing Foundation, OpenChain, Open Invention Network Technical Advisory Committee, Magma Foundation, and others.
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 and solutions from concept to production. Experienced and effective at being the voice of the business to industry forums, customers and internal teams. A demonstrated history of business effective product innovation and inventorship.
Pengju Jiao comes from China Mobile SuZhou R&D Center and he has been working here for 7 years. He currently serves as the leader of the Computing Product Group of the IaaS product department, taking responsibility for the R&D of the OpenStack team. ECloud has become the fastest-growing public cloud in China with the highest revenue growth rate in the past two years. As a member of the China Mobile Public Cloud architecture team, he participated in multi-phase projects of the ECloud and could be considered as the main contributor for guiding ECloud to join the Million Core Club. Pengju Jiao has considerable rich work experience in the development and operation of hyperscale public clouds. In these years, he led the OpenStack R&D team to achieve multiple great achievements, implementing the scheduling and concurrency optimization for hyperscale clusters carrying more than 100,000 servers. With this optimization, the delivery of 5 thousand cloud hosts could be completed in several minutes. Pengju Jiao is also very active to join community events. He once deeply joins many core community projects and make contributions as the Core and PTL for the Karbor. In addition, he is a frequenter in OpenStack Summit, China Day and Meet-up activities. His team has published dozens of speeches in OpenStack-related community activities based on his lead, sharing China Mobile’s practical and innovation experience in OpenStack.
Ericsson AB, Ericsson Software Technology
With over 30 years in Software Engineering and 20 years in open source communities, my passion is bringing developers and companies together to leverage the significant strengths of open collaborative development while avoiding the pitfalls. These communities are often driven by competing forces of technical excellence, customer desire, and individual corporate agendas. When done right they create a rich set of digital assets that can be widely leveraged. When done wrong, it is often a waste of the participant’s time, effort, and resources. Mastering how to best navigate this new form of software development has been an overarching theme of my career.
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).
Ryan van Wyk
Partner Software Engineering Manager – Microsoft. Ryan van Wyk leads Microsoft’s Azure for Operators – Network Cloud Engineering Team. Through collaboration with Telcom Operators around the world, Ryan and team are working to expand Microsoft’s telecom portfolio with a carrier-grade cloud that provides seamless experiences across Microsoft’s cloud and the operator’s network. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ryan has held a variety of leadership positions within AT&T Communications – primarily driving transformation programs and new technology introduction and engineering. A few of his many contributions to AT&T include leading technology teams that helped: • build the world’s largest Network Function Virtualization Private Cloud Infrastructure. • deliver the first virtualized network functions and services on a network cloud, using an open source approach. • create Airship, a declarative container automation platform designed to rapidly deploy and upgrade cloud infrastructure with no SDN workload impact. • transform the network tools, process, and data that support AT&T’s largest managed networking customers. • integrate products from multiple suppliers to deliver Uverse (AT&T’s award-winning IPTV platform). Additionally, Ryan has driven several innovations that resulted in nine US patents, he served on the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Board of Directors in 2021 and has served on the board of directors for the OpenStack Foundation (the third largest opensource software project in the world) since 2019. For the remainder of 2021 Ryan is representing AT&T's Platinum Membership.
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.
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.
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.
Vice Chair | Individual Director
University of Delhi
Vipin Rathi is an Assistant Professor at the University of Delhi. He is Chairperson of Linux Foundation Hyperledger Telecom SIG. He has board level experience as VP at Emerging Open Tech Foundation. He is the organizer of Openstack India, Magma India, CNCF Delhi, Open Edge Computing, Open Source Networking, Hyperledger Meetups. His research interest focus on 5G, Multi-Domain Orchestration. He is guiding a Research team to develop a Kubernetes-based Cloud-Native OpenStack named as KupenStack. He is an active member of Anuket, Magma Core. He attended and delivered presentations at various Open Source summits.
Xin Zhong got his Master Degree from Tsinghua University in 2003. He has nearly 20 years of open source related experience. He is an expert in Linux OS, distributed storage and cloud computing. He has been involved in development and operation of several large-scale internet and enterprise cloud platform as technical director or chief architect. Currently, he is the Senior Architect of China Unicom Cloud (new brand of Wo Cloud). He represents China Unicom in all the foundation events. He and his team are very active in open source projects like openstack, ceph, etc. He has been Board Director in 2020.
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.
Vice Chair | Platinum Director
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 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.