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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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Tuesday, November 5 • 3:40pm - 4:20pm
OpenStack for Enterprise/App Developers: Should they care?

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OpenStack has experienced a phenomenal growth, but, can it make the leap from 10s of thousands of community members to 10s of millions? Many large software ecosystems that have thrived recently have been powered by developers. So far, enterprise/app developers have remained largely in the periphery as far as OpenStack is concerned although there are serveral use cases like SDLC, Big Data, PaaS atop OpenStack, Hybrid cloud development, etc. that is aimed squarely at developers. Perhaps, IaaS will never be interesting to developers? Can some of the newer initiatives (like Heat) change this?

Should OpenStack appeal to enterprise/app developers? Attend this panel to hear different perspectives as to why and how we can all make this happen. Please be armed with the tough questions and opinions of what does OpenStack mean to enterprise developers. These stackers have worked with large ecosystem of developers in their past lives and represent different parts of the OpenStack ecosystem. More than anything they are not hesitant to speak their mind and so should you.
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Solutions Architect, Rackspace
Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas works as a solutions architect at Rackspace where he finds himself constantly challenged from low level networking to high level application issues. His general focus area is in distributed systems, with a specialization in Cloud Computing and Big Data. He worked on Hadoop, HBase and NoSQL during its early stages. He has spoken on a variety of technical topics at conferences around the world, conducted and organized Hands-on Labs and taught graduate classes in the...
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Chris Ferris

Distinguished Engineer
Chris Ferris is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO of Industry Standards in the Software Group Standards Strategy organization. He has been actively engaged in open standards development for XML and Web services since 1999. Ferris is former chair of the WS-I Basic Profile Working Group. He co-chairs the W3C Web Services Policy Working Group and serves as chair of the W3C XML Protocols Working Group. He represents IBM on the OASIS WS-RX Technical Committee. He is a former elected member of the...
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Diane Mueller

Cloud Evangelist & Community Manager, Red Hat
Diane Mueller is the Community Manager for OpenShift Origin & a Cloud Evangelist at Red Hat. She has been designing & implementing financial applications at Fortune 500 corporations for over 30 years. Diane has been actively involved in the development and adoption of PaaS techonlogies for the past 3 years. Previously, she work on the the XBRL financial XML data standard now used around the globe by finanicial regulators to add transparency & streamline the corporate reporting...
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Adrian Otto

Principal Architect, Rackspace
Adrian serves as a Principal Architect for Rackspace, focusing on cloud services. He cares deeply about the future of cloud technology, and important projects like OpenStack. He also is a key contributor for and serves on the editing team for OASIS CAMP, a draft standard for application lifecycle management. He comes from an engineering and software development background, and has made a successful career as a serial entrepreneur.
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Lew Tucker

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Cloud Computing, Cisco
Lew Tucker is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cloud Computing at Cisco, where he is responsible for helping to shape the future of cloud and enterprise software strategies.  Tucker has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, ranging from distributed systems and artificial intelligence to software development and systems architecture. Prior to joining Cisco, he was the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Cloud Computing at Sun Microsystems...
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Tuesday November 5, 2013 3:40pm - 4:20pm
SkyCity Grand Ballroom A&B (SkyCity Marriott Hotel)

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