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Friday, April 20 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel: OpenStack Business Ecosystem (Seacliff AB)

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OpenStack has become pervasive and the business community is taking notice. But why all the hype and who is putting their money where their mouth is? This dynamic panel of investors and cloud visionaries will share their perspectives on the OpenStack ecosystem – what’s hot, what’s not, who’s generating value and who’s just adding to the noise.

Moderator: Joshua McKenty, CEO and Co-Founder of Piston Cloud

Panelists include:
o Scott Raney (Redpoint)

o Jim Lussier (Dell)
o Dharmesh Thakker (Intel Capital)
o Dan Scholnick (Trinity)
o Lars Leckie (Hummer Winblad)
o Bret Piatt (Rackspace Corporate Development)

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Lars Leckie

Lars is a Managing Director at Hummer Winblad and has played a key role in the firm’s investments in SaaS, virtualization, cloud and mobile technologies. Prior to joining Hummer Winblad Venture Partners in 2006, Lars was involved in founding and operational roles at start-up companies... Read More →
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Jim Lussier

Jim joined Dell in late 2011 to set up and run a corporate venture capital group for Dell. The role of the group is to make investments in emerging technology companies to help Dell achieve its strategic objectives, increase the dialog with the emerging technology ecosystem of VCs... Read More →
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Josh McKenty

VP Global Ecosystem Engineering, Pivotal
Entrepreneur and technologist Joshua McKenty works with Fortune 100 customers who seek to transition to a cloud native architecture, and with Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry team to bring new features and functionality to Cloud Foundry-based products, the industry-standard enterprise platform... Read More →
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Scott Raney

Scott Raney is a Partner with Redpoint Ventures focusing on information and consumer technology with a particular emphasis on cloud software and services, data center infrastructure and mobile applications. Scott has led or been involved with Redpoint's investments in Heroku, Cloud.com... Read More →
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Dan Scholnick

General Partner, Trinity Venutures
Dan is a General Partner at Trinity Ventures, a top tier VC dedicated to investing in early stage entrepreneurs. Dan founded Flurry, the leading user analytics platform for mobile applications. Prior to Flurry, Dan began his career as employee number two at Wily Technology (acquired... Read More →
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Dharmesh Thakker

Dharmesh Thakker manages cloud infrastructure and big data software investments at Intel Capital. He is actively involved on the boards of DynamicOps, Guavus Analytics, and enLighted. He joined Intel Capital from Advanced Technology Ventures where he supported enterprise software... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Seacliff AB Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel

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