Jonathan Bryce, who has spent his career building the cloud, is Executive Director of the Open Infrastructure Foundation. Previously he was a founder of The Rackspace Cloud. He started his career working as a web developer for Rackspace, and during his tenure, he and co-worker Todd Morey had a vision to build a sophisticated web hosting environment where users and businesses alike could turn to design, develop and deploy their ideal web site – all without being responsible for procuring the technology, installing it or making sure it is built to be always available. This vision became The Rackspace Cloud. Since then he has been a major driver of OpenStack, the open source cloud software initiative.
Chief Operating Officer
Mark has been lucky enough to participate in many disruptive technology shifts, from the introduction of the first GPUs at Dell in the 90s as a product manager, to the digital music/MP3 transition at Musicmatch as Director of Business Development. After Yahoo! acquired Musicmatch, combining the #1 streaming radio service with the #1 digital music app, Mark served as Sr Director, establishing strategic partnerships for one of the first on demand streaming music services. In 2009, Mark joined Rackspace, an early pioneer in cloud computing, as VP of Business Development, focused on building their cloud ecosystem.
In 2010, to accelerate the cloud ecosystem's development, Mark co-founded a new open source cloud computing project called OpenStack, in partnership with NASA and 25 other organizations globally. OpenStack quickly became one of the fastest growing open source projects in history. In 2012, Mark co-founded the Open Infrastructure Foundation to manage the growth of the project, where he now serves at the COO. Today, OpenStack is one of the 3 most actively developed open source projects in the world, along with the Linux kernel and Chromium.
Mark is now helping to expand and evolve the Foundation’s mission, bringing the unique open collaboration method established by the OpenStack community to many new open source projects across the cloud infrastructure market, including Kata Containers, the Zuul CI/CD platform, the StarlingX edge computing platform, and Airship.
Thierry Carrez is the General Manager of the Open Infrastructure Foundation. A systems engineer by trade, he was involved in the inception of the OpenStack project, and still contributes to its governance and release management.
With a personal interest in the intersection of sociology and technology, Thierry spoke about open innovation and open source at various conferences around the world, including OSCON, LinuxCon, and FOSDEM. He currently serves as Secretary and Director for the Open Source Initiative. He was recognized as a Python Software Foundation fellow in 2012, and previously worked as the Technical lead for Ubuntu Server at Canonical, an operational manager for the Gentoo Linux Security Team, and an IT manager in various companies.
VP of Operations
As the VP of Operations at the OpenInfra Foundation, Wes is responsible for business operations, as well as, product strategy and execution. The root of his role is to provide value to our community of corporate members, developers, and users through buildout, management, and strategy of key operations functions. Prior to joining OpenInfra Foundation, he spent two decades in startups and has worn many hats from creative to product and marketing. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, rooting for the San Antonio Spurs, and spending time with his wife and three kids.
VP of Marketing & Community
Allison is the VP of Marketing & Community at the OpenInfra Foundation (previously the OpenStack Foundation). Her mission is to continue the storytelling of the global community by building relationships with the developers, operators and ecosystem around global open source communities. In her free time, she likes to listen to Celine Dion, rank local margaritas, and travel.
Senior Principal Engineer
It all started as a volunteer sysadmin at Portland State University. Since then Clark has operated large network infrastructures, built radios for airplanes, and is now a core member of the OpenStack project infrastructure team. When not in front of a keyboard, Clark enjoys brewing beer and barbecuing brisket in his brother's back yard.
Director of Business Development
Jimmy leads the collaboration with OpenInfra Members, including strategy development, goal alignment and new member recruitment. Outside of advocating for current open source trends and distributing his calendar link (which you can find here: https://calendly.com/jimmy-mcarthur), he enjoys cooking, traveling, and having the best award winning chili in Texas.
Senior Upstream Developer Advocate
Kendall is an Upstream Developer Advocate at the Open Infrastructure Foundation based in the United States. She first started working on OpenStack during the Liberty release (2015) on Cinder and since then been involved in Release Management, StoryBoard, the Women of OpenStack (WoO), the First Contact SIG, the Contributor Guide, and OpenStack Upstream Institute. She’s recently gotten more involved in the Kubernetes community helping to bridge it with the OpenStack community via SIG Cloud Provider and provider OpenStack. When she is not evangelizing about the awesomeness of OpenStack, bringing people into the community, binding open source communities together, or working to make upstream development in open source a friendlier place, she can be found reading Harry Potter, watching Doctor Who, or out on a photo taking adventure.
Senior Principal Engineer
A long-time computer hobbyist and technology generalist, Jeremy's worked as a Unix and GNU/Linux sysadmin for more than two decades focusing on information security, Internet services and data center automation. He's a core member of the OpenStack project infrastructure team and serves on both the technical committee and vulnerability management team. In his spare time he writes free software, hacks on open hardware projects and embedded platforms, restores old video game systems and enjoys articles on math theory and cosmology.
Director of Community
Ildikó started her journey with virtualization during the university years and has been in connection with this technology different ways since then. She started her career at a small research and development company in Budapest, where she was focusing on areas like system management and business process modelling and optimization. Ildikó got in touch with OpenStack when she started to work in the cloud project at Ericsson in 2013. She is a member of the Ceilometer and Aodh core teams and she drives NFV related feature development activities in projects like Nova and Cinder. Beyond code and documentation contributions she is also very passionate about on boarding and training activities, which is one of her focus areas within the Open Infrastructure Foundation.
Community Programs Coordinator
Helena is a graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas where she received her Bachelors Degree in Business Management. As the Marketing and Community Associate, she assists in the creation of marketing comms, the collection of analytics, as well as community support around content creation. While working for the OpenInfra Foundation, she is also working to earn a degree in Computer Science. Outside of work and school, she is an avid camper/hiker, true crime junkie, and coffee shop fiend.
China Community Manager
Horace is currently working as China Community Manager @ Open Infrastructure Foundation, to accelerate China OpenStack ecosystem growing up, and Open Infrastructure focused open source projects landing in China. Before joining Open Infrastructure Foundation, Horace worked in Intel Open Source Technology Center for 13 years, as technical account manager to support open source community projects engagement in China, including both Cloud Computing, DataCenter and Client Computing business. Outside of working area, Horace likes jogging, swimming, music, movie, fashion and art.
Lisa Miller serves as legal counsel for the Open Infrastructure Foundation. Lisa focuses her practice on providing quality legal services to corporate clients on transactional matters and general corporate maintenance including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, corporate and non-profit governance and contract negotiations.
Prior to forming the Law Office of Lisa S. Miller, Lisa was an associate attorney with the Corporate & Securities and Health Care sections of Jackson Walker, L.L.P. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is active her her hometown community of San Antonio, Texas. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University and a Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law.
Mark Radcliffe is a senior partner who practices corporate securities and intellectual property at DLA Piper. DLA Piper has over 4200 lawyers in more than 30 countries and 65 cities. Mr. Radcliffe’s practice focuses on representing corporations in their intellectual property and finance matters. He has worked with many software companies, in particular open source companies and is Chair of the Open Source Industry Group at the firm. He assisted Sun Microsystems in open sourcing the Solaris operating system and drafting the CDDL. And he represents other large companies in their software licensing (and, in particular, open source matters) including eBay, Accenture, Adobe, Palm and Sony. He represents or has represented many software companies and particularly open source startups, such as SugarCRM (the first venture backed open source applications company), WSO2, Zimbra, DeviceVM, Revolution Analytic, Funambol and Reductive Labs, He represented Siemens Venture Capital in their investment in MontaVista Software, Inc and Hummer Winblad and Morganthaler in their investment in MuleSource. On a pro bono basis, he serves as outside General Counsel for the Open Source Initiative and on the Legal Committee of the Apache Software Foundation. He was the Chair of Committee C for the Free Software Foundation in reviewing GPLv3 and was the lead drafter for Project Harmony. And in 2012, he became outside general counsel of the Open Infrastructure Foundation.
He has spoken on open source issues at the Open Source Business Conference, Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel, American Corporate Counsel Association and O’Reilly Open Source Conference. In April 2009 (the first year of the award), he was recognized for his experience by Intellectual Asset Management magazine as one of the world's Leading 250 IP Strategists. He has been recognized again in 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 1997, the National Law Journal named him one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the United States.
Events Management Partner
FNTECH is the long-time production partner behind some of our more significant Foundation events, including the Open Infrastructure Summit, OpenDev, and Project Teams Gathering (PTG). With headquarters in both Southern and Northern California, FNTECH specializes in all types of events: simple meetings to extremely complex conferences. Domestic and abroad. In-person, virtual and everything in-between. Have an event concept, but don’t know where to begin? Reach out to FNTECH today for ideas and advice!
Public Relations / Analyst Relations Partner
Cathey.co has served the Open Infrastructure Foundation since 2013, providing messaging, PR, and AR services and thought leadership programming to guide the evolution of the foundation’s flagship OpenStack cloud infrastructure software project. Its team specifically worked to elevate the visibility and expert voices of the OpenInfra Foundation leadership team. Work has included all aspects of marcom and external communications, from strategic counsel through tactical implementation of programming and supporting the efforts of the OpenInfra Foundation's comms teams in APAC and EMEA.
Web Development Partner
Tipit is a web development agency with a focus on creating highly usable web and mobile applications where form meets function, blending design and development to generate high code quality with ‘don’t make me think’ interfaces. Started in 2001 by J.P. Maxwell, Tipit maintains a global team of senior engineers and designers who have partnered with the OpenInfra Foundation since 2012 to help develop custom tooling for the OpenInfra Foundation's global events, marketing websites, content management systems, and mobile apps. Devoted to open source software initiatives, Tipit utilizes open source tooling and has released several open source projects.