Speakers: Sean Roberts, Colin McNamara, Kyle Mestery, Shannon McFarland,
Moderator: Tom Fifield
Community Manager, OpenStack Foundation
After learning about scalability in computing from particle physics experiments like ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider, Tom led the creation of the NeCTAR Research Cloud - designed for the publicly-funded research sector in Australia. Part of a $47M government project, it currently serves more than 2500 researchers directly, and is expanding to a capacity of 30,000 cores over 8 sites distributed over every major city. |
Following working as a cloud architecture consultant and team lead... Read More →
Principal Engineer, Cisco
Shannon McFarland, CCIE #5245, is a Principal Engineer in the Office of the CTO within the Enterprise Networking Group at Cisco. Shannon is currently focused on OpenStack design and deployment in the Enterprise segment. He is the co-organizer of the OpenStack-Denver Meetup group. He has been responsible for the Enterprise IPv6 design, large scale data center design as well as VDI and other technology areas. He has authored many technical papers, Cisco Validated Design guides, a contributor to... Read More →
Chief Cloud Architect, Nexus IS, Nexus IS, Inc.
My name is Colin McNamara. I work as the Chief Cloud Architect for a Nexus IS, a systems integrator based in Silicon Valley I manage our Cloud Practice and Open Source contributions from an engineering organization of more then 270 engineers. I have been been involved with Open Source since 1998 when I switched all of my web servers at my former ISP to Linux. Since then I have been involved with, evengelized and/or contributed to many open source projects including Netsaint/Nagios, Cacti... Read More →
Principal Engineer, Cisco Systems
I am a Principal Engineer and Chief OpenStack Architect in the Office of the Cloud CTO at Cisco. He works primarly on Open Source projects including OpenStack, Open vSwitch, OpenDayligth, and libvirt. He has been writing systems software for over 15 years. Kyle lives with his wife and family in Minnesota.
Infrastructure Strategy, Yahoo
Sean Roberts is a director on the OpenStack Foundation board. He manages the Yahoo OpenStack open source relationship. He is co-leading the OpenStack community training guides, creating new OpenStack committers through the user groups. He is also running the OpenStack SFBay user group and working with other regions to create and maintain additional OpenStack user groups.
CTO, GigaSpaces Technologies
Nati Shalom, Founder and CTO at GigaSpaces, is a thought leader in Cloud-Computing and Big-Data Technologies. Shalom was recently recognized as a Top Cloud Computing Blogger for CIO?s by The CIO Magazine and his blog listed as an excellent blog by *technical founders* by YCombinator. Shalom is the founder and also one of leaders of OpenStack-Israel group, and is a frequent presenter at industry conferences.
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