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.
ESA (European Space Agency)
Belmiro Moreira is an enthusiastic mathematician and computer engineer passionate about the challenges and complexities of architecting and deploying large scale Open Infrastructures.
Belmiro works at ESA (European Space Agency) in the critical Mission Operations Ground Segment Infrastructure that supports all the agency spacecraft missions.
Previously, he worked at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). At CERN he was responsible for the design, deployment and maintenance of the CERN Cloud Infrastructure based on Openstack. He also 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 an individual director of the Open Infrastructure Foundation Board, and a co-chair of the OpenStack Large Scale SIG. Previously, he was also a member of the OpenStack TC (Technical Committee) and 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.
Brin Zhang, who works in Inspur, is mainly responsible for the work of OpenStack community. He leads the team to collect upstream customer needs and feeds back to the open source community in a timely manner, and contributes to open source projects with bug fixes, features and other forms. He has cultivated many core contributors in open source projects such as in Cyborg, Nova, Venus, Manila, Masakari, Watcher, Neutron etc. projects, promoted the development of open source projects.
In addition, he actively participated in the organization of OpenInfra Days China as a volunteer of the conference, and actively encouraged and advocated enterprises to deliver keynote speeches and technical exchanges. At the same time, the technical team was organized to output issues related to cutting-edge technologies such as Kubernetes, OpenStack and Edge computing, to participate in OpenInfra Days China and submit, which greatly promoted the development of OpenStack in China.
His efforts have been recognized by the industry and the open source community, and he is the Cyborg project PTL and one of founder of Venus projects. His efforts have been recognized by the OpenInfra Foundation and open source contributors, with honors such as the "Team Contribution Award (Venus Team)", "2020 Open Source Infrastructure Community - Individual Achievement Award", "Cloud OS Lead Award", and "Community Leadership Excellence Award" etc..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I started my careen in 1997 at IBM Germany, when I came across a new open-source operating system called Linux which drew a lot of my attention and continued to do so until present time. Over the time the scope grew larger, and I followed the open-source path to the cloud world and got part of the OpenStack (back then) and now OpenInfra family.
Since 2012 I'm with T-Systems in different leadership roles and in 2014 we started a project to launch a public cloud for T-Systems/ Deutsche Telekom. This was the start of Open Telekom Cloud (OTC)!
As the infrastructure lead and chief engineer, I am responsible for everything between the upper edge of double floor in the data center and the upper edge of the operating system. Open Telekom Cloud is by now one of the largest OpenStack-based clouds in Europe, providing full GDPR-compliance and the full stack of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS offerings.
Apart from doing all that computer stuff, I am married, have a son, and enjoy a lot doing some cooking & baking, spending time with my family and travelling throughout the world.
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.
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.
Xiangyu Li comes from China Mobile Cloud Centre and she has been working here for 7 years. She 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 several years. As a member of the China Mobile Public Cloud architecture team, she 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. Xiangyu Li has considerable rich work experience in the development and operation of hyperscale public clouds. The OpenStack R&D team which she is leading has 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. Xiangyu Li is also very active to join community events. She is a frequenter in OpenInfra Summit, China Day and Strategy Day activities. Her team has published dozens of speeches in OpenStack-related community activities, sharing China Mobile's practical and innovation experience in OpenStack.
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.
LIU Yulong currently works at China Unicom Cloud for research, development and management for a team of Cloud Networking. He has been engaged in Cloud Computing for more than ten years. He is proficient in the core components of OpenStack, and has a deep understanding of the architecture of Nova and Neutron with the underlying technologies, such as Openvswitch, OpenFlow, SDN, Linux Networking, Libvirt and Qemu/kvm. His past work experience in several famous public clouds has enabled him to have a deep construction of cloud technologies, which also shows his love for Cloud Computing. Since 2019, he has become the core developer of OpenStack Neutron. At present, his main work and research fields are focused on cloud networking, SDN, SmartNIC, DPU and hardware offloading.
Zhou Junyi serves as the president of Huawei Cloud Network Open Source Development Team, having 16 years of experience in Huawei and 6 years of experience in open source software engagement. He used to be the Director of Packet Core Department in ICT, leading the department developed multiple products in 4G and 5G. He is also an expert in core network, cloud native, cyber security and software engineering.