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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 • 9:50am - 10:30am
Panel: Ideas, Tools and Examples for OpenStack Groups

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Speakers: Sean Roberts, Colin McNamara, Kyle Mestery, Shannon McFarland,
Nati Shalom

Moderator: Tom Fifield

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...
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Shannon McFarland

Principal Engineer, Cisco
Shannon McFarland, CCIE #5245, is a Corporate Consulting Engineer in the Research and Advanced Development organization at Cisco. Shannon is currently focused on OpenStack design and deployment in the Enterprise segment. He has been responsible for the Enterprise IPv6 design, large scale data center design as well as VDI and other technologie areas. He has authored many technical papers, Cisco Validated Design guides, a contributor to Cisco Press books and is a frequent speaker at Cisco Live and...
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Colin McNamara

Chief Cloud Architect, Nexus IS, Nexus IS, Inc.
I lead companies and communities through change. I am an active OpenStack contributor as well as leading Open Source initiatives at my own Company.

Kyle Mestery

Principal Engineer, Cisco
Kyle is a Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems where he works on OpenStack, Open Daylight, and Open vSwitch. He is a core team member of the OpenStack Neutron project and the founder of the Minnesota OpenStack Meetup. Kyle has been writing systems software for more than 15 years. Kyle lives with his wife and family in Minnesota.

Sean Roberts

Director - Yahoo, Yahoo
Sean Roberts is a current OpenStack Board Director plus he works with all things related to OpenStack and Software Defined Infrastructure at Yahoo. He is co-leading the OpenStack community training project which aims to provide instruction materials for all OpenStack user groups. He has been leading the San Francisco OpenStack user group for the past two years. Over the last year, they have held over 45 meetings, have over 3,000 members, and 500 active members. As a result of his work with the...
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Nati Shalom

CTO, GigaSpaces Technologies
GigaSpaces Founder and CTO. 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 also the founder of the OpenStack Israel community, and is a frequent presenter at OpenStack related conferences

Friday November 8, 2013 9:50am - 10:30am
Expo Breakout Room 1 (AsiaWorld-Expo)

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