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2022 Board Elections - Candidates List


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Candidates On The Ballot

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Allison Randal

Allison Randal

Nominated by:Jonathan BryceTim BellMark CollierAllison PriceThierry CarrezAmy MarrichRamon SampangGhanshyam MannJean-Philippe EvrardJesse Pretorius

About Allison Randal

Allison is a software developer and open source strategist. She is a board member and board chair (2021) of the Open Infrastructure Foundation, a board member of the Software Freedom Conservancy, a board member of Open Usage Commons, and co-founder of the FLOSS Foundations group for open source leaders. She previously served as president and board member of the Open Source Initiative, president and board member of the Perl Foundation, board member at the Python Software Foundation, chief architect of the Parrot virtual machine, chair 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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Amy Marrich

Amy Marrich

Nominated by:Allison RandalEliad CohenBernard CafarelliDennis DeMarcoJean-Philippe EvrardDmitriy RabotyagovJesse PretoriusSean CohenEgle SiglerJulia Kreger

About Amy Marrich

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 OpenStack Board, is an active member of the Openstack Ansible project, chair of the OSF 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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Belmiro Moreira

Belmiro Moreira

Nominated by:Graeme MossMarcos BenedictoJan van EldikErik Olof Gunnar AnderssonTadas SutkaitisDavid HollandBrendan ConlanTristan GoodeArne WiebalckTim Bell

About Belmiro Moreira

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.

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Erik Olof Gunnar Andersson

Erik Olof Gunnar Andersson

Nominated by:Julia KregerDuc TruongWes WilsonAmy MarrichMarcin KarpikJonathan BryceBelmiro MoreiraThierry CarrezTim BellAllison Randal

About Erik Olof Gunnar Andersson

Erik (He/Him) works at Blizzard Entertainment as Lead Site Reliability Engineer for World of Warcraft. He started working for Blizzard back in 2009 and has since contributed to multiple iterations of the Blizzard infrastructure.

Blizzard runs an on-prem OpenStack Cloud with over 12,000 nodes has been in production since the release of Overwatch in 2015.

He has also been an active contributor to OpenStack since 2015, and is currently a Core Reviewer for Designate and Senlin.

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Ghanshyam Mann

Ghanshyam Mann

Nominated by:Prakash RamchandranIgnesius ThambyrajRuturaj KadikarTrinath SomanchiVaidyanath ManogaranDigambar PatilMark CollierAmy MarrichJean-Philippe EvrardAllison Price

About Ghanshyam Mann

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.

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Jean-Philippe Evrard

Jean-Philippe Evrard

Nominated by:Dmitriy RabotyagovJesse PretoriusAndy McCraeChandan KumarHosam Al AliJoshua HeskethErik JohanssonRomain GuichardJaesuk AhnGhanshyam Mann

About Jean-Philippe Evrard

I am a learner, problem solver, solutions bringer. I started to contribute in OpenStack in 2015. I was the PTL of OpenStack-Ansible during the Queens and Rocky cycle. I was member and chair of the OpenStack Technical Committee, and core reviewer on multiple projects. I was also an OpenStack release manager. I also worked on other projects of the OpenInfra foundation (outside OpenStack). 

I have my own company, and I focus on helping companies in their Open Source strategy.

I currently support City Network, as their CTO.

I am a lover of open source software, and am involved in other open source communities when I can (for example, Kubernetes).

If you missed me in OpenStack events or meetups, you can still meet me every year at the FOSDEM (when those happen in real life...), handling the openstack booth with fellow OpenStackers.

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Julia Kreger

Julia Kreger

Nominated by:Allison RandalAmy MarrichEliad CohenBernard CafarelliAllison PriceMark CollierJean-Philippe EvrardJesse PretoriusSean CohenJonathan Bryce

About Julia Kreger

Julia started her career in technology over 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 Julia 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, Julia 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. 

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


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Kurt Garloff

Kurt Garloff

Nominated by:Kurt GarloffClemens HardewigSebastian WennerJean-Philippe EvrardArtem GoncharovThierry CarrezJohn GarbuttMathias FechnerTim BellAmy Marrich

About Kurt Garloff

I'm currently leading the European Cloud initiative Sovereign  Cloud Stack (SCS) as CTO - we have been able to get a grant from the  German government to fund the coordination and some of the development  work for this project. It's hosted by the Open Source Business Alliance  (OSBA), a non-profit that represents the open source industry in  Germany. The OSBA has joined the Open Infra Foundation as Associate  Member. SCS is closely linked to the European initiative Gaia-X. 

The idea behind SCS is to network the various Infra DevOps teams in  the industry that build Open Source cloud and container stacks for their  internal consumption or as public clouds. This avoids the duplication  of work and the slight incompatibility that all of these efforts would  have if not interlinked closely. SCS clouds are very compatible and can  be easily federated. SCS also puts a lot of focus on operational tooling  and processes, as high quality day 2 operations remains a challenge for  many operator.

Dec 2018 - Dec 2019, I was responsible for the Cloud and Storage  Departments in SUSE R&D. SUSE was a strong long-time supporter and  platinum member of the OIF, also hosting the HP Helion team after the  M&A transaction.

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. 

I have personally supported the InterOp Workig Group. I was serving  in the board of the OIF in 2018 as Gold member director for DT and in  2020 and 2021 as individual director.

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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Mark Baker

Mark Baker

Nominated by:Mark BakerBen RoederVictor EstivalHardik DalwadiHendricus KesselsTytus KurekEgle SiglerDave WalkerJonathan BryceMark Collier

About Mark BakerPreviously Product Manager in AWS EC2 and OpenStack PM at Canonical before that. Involved OpenStack since 2011, I helped design and release Canonical's OpenStack distribution from 2011 to 2018 and was an OpenStack Board Director for several years. A 25 year career in infrastructure software with Product Management, Product Marketings and Solutions architecture roles at Oracle, Red Hat, Canonical, MySQL and a couple of startups. Now recently joined Neo4j as lead PM for SaaS products running across a number of different clouds. I love spending time with Open Source infrastructure technology learning about the differing models, communities and the challenges of each. 
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Mohammed Naser

Mohammed Naser

Nominated by:Julia KregerErik Olof Gunnar AnderssonHassan Jamil SyedMichiel PiscaerAbdenour YahiaouiChandan KumarSimon LeinenWes WilsonClemens HardewigJonathan BryceAbhisak Chulya

About Mohammed Naser

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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Rico Lin

Rico Lin

Nominated by:Jonathan BryceAllison PriceWes WilsonMark CollierRico LinHorace LiGhanshyam MannJulia KregerAmy MarrichEric Guo

About Rico Lin

Rico Lin, OpenStack Technical Committee (TC) member, Individual Board of Director for OpenInfra Foundation, Heat PTL, char for Multi-arch SIG, Senior Software Engineer at EasyStack.

Experienced in OpenStack development (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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Shane Wang

Shane Wang

Nominated by:Jonathan BryceAllison PriceWes WilsonMark CollierHorace LiRuoyu YingRuijing GuoHuang HaibinJF DingRui Zang

About Shane Wang

Shane Wang is an Engineering Director of Cloud Infrastructure Software at Software and Advanced Technology Group at Intel. He has participated in or led his team on research and development of open source software projects such as Xen, tboot, Yocto and OpenStack before. He has been serving as an Individual Director of OpenStack Foundation Board since 2015, with years of commitment to community development and building. Currently he and his team is focusing on cloud native, cloud workloads and benchmarking, software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined storage (SDS) technologies, edge computing, including OpenStack, Ceph, Kubernetes, Istio/Envoy, containerd, SODA (also known as OpenSDS), ONAP, Akraino, StarlingX, Smart Edge Open (also known as OpenNESS), OpenDaylight, OPNFV, DPDK, and so forth.

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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Vipin Rathi

Vipin Rathi

Nominated by:Prakash RamchandranIgnesius ThambyrajRuturaj KadikarTrinath SomanchiSajid AkhtarVaidyanath ManogaranAnantha Padmanabhan CBDigambar PatilKavit MunshiGeetika Batra

About Vipin Rathi

 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.

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