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The OpenStack Summit, November 5-8, 2013 brings together the brightest technical minds to discuss the future of cloud computing. With OpenStack software quickly gaining adoption around the world, the Summit will feature case studies, visionary keynotes, hands-on workshops and technical sessions for cloud operators and developers. Register NOW.
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Friday, November 8 • 11:50am - 12:30pm
Stack Debate: Understanding OpenStack’s Future

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Which is more important to the future of OpenStack: A vibrant community of users who collectively steer the project toward features and technologies that matter most to them? Or, is the future of OpenStack best served through a logical series of sound engineering decisions that steer the project toward an architecture that’s ready for a new world of scale-out apps?

In this debate, moderated by Stefano Mafulli, Scott Sanchez and Randy Bias will take point and counterpoint. We’ll discuss the hype growth of OpenStack and debate whether or not the technology has kept up. Participants will hear differing points of view on how projects like Neutron, Iconic, refstack and tripleO are or are not taking OpenStack in the right direction. We’ll look at who is putting OpenStack into production and examine what that means for the larger community.

The debate is designed to draw participants out of their default points of view and challenge them to consider alternatives. As OpenStack continues it rapid growth, a continual re-examination of our thinking is critical.
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Stefano Maffulli

Community Manager, OpenStack Foundation, OpenStack Foundation
| OpenStack community manager, Stefano built his career around Free Software and open source: from pre-sales engineer and product manager at Italian GNU/Linux distribution MadeInLinux to Italian Chancellor of the Free Software Foundation Europe, where he also created the FSFE Fellowship participation program. Later as community manager of leading mobile open source sync solution Funambol, his efforts boosted downloads and bolstered enterprise... Read More →

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Randy Bias

CEO & Founder, Cloudscaling / OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors, Cloudscaling
| His prescient views on the profound disruption caused by cloud computing have made Randy Bias one of the industry s most influential voices. He is an evangelist who was among the first to articulate the generational transition of IT from mainframe to enterprise computing and then to cloud in addition to popularizing the cloud server "pets vs. cattle" meme. | Randy was an early and vocal supporter of the OpenStack project and Cloudscaling... Read More →
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Scott Sanchez

Director, Rackspace
At Cisco (formerly Metacloud), Scott Sanchez is responsible for helping accelerate growth by aligning the company's go-to-market plans and overall strategy with customer needs and market direction. An accomplished strategic leader with extensive experience in cloud computing, Scott has been involved in OpenStack since the early days. In 2011 he joined the original team that now leads the OpenStack foundation, with a mission to “make OpenStack... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 11:50am - 12:30pm
Expo Breakout Room 1 (AsiaWorld-Expo)

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