Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Economics & Community [clear filter]
Thursday, April 19

1:50pm PDT

The Future Federated Cloud - How OpenStack is enabling next-gen scientific and humanitarian computing (Seacliff CD)

In recent years, scores of international development projects have emerged that rely heavily on data analytics to support scientific, economic, and humanitarian efforts. Whether developed privately or in public-private partnership with aid organizations and governments, they often start from a common idea and scope. Yet despite tackling similar problems and possessing similar values, ideas and information, these projects do not typically share code, data, infrastructure, or architecture. As OpenStack develops and matures, it is driving increased interest into federated computation pools to support on-going research.

avatar for Chris MacGown

Chris MacGown

Prior to co-founding Piston Cloud Computing, Christopher was an early employee of Slicehost before its acquisition by Rackspace in 2008. From there he became a team lead in the development of Cloud Servers Windows. Christopher is an originating member of OpenStack's Nova-core development... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 1:50pm - 2:30pm PDT
Seacliff CD Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel

3:00pm PDT

Panel: Winning OpenStack's Second Year Redux (Seacliff CD)

After a lively discussion during the panel at the OpenStack Boston Conference in October called "Winning OpenStack's Second Year," we will bring the panelists back to see how we're doing 6 months later, and ask them their vision for what we must do as a community to ensure OpenStack continues to grow and flourish.

avatar for Jonathan Bryce

Jonathan Bryce

Executive Director, OpenStack Foundation
Jonathan Bryce, who has spent his career building the cloud, is Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation. Previously he was a founder of The Rackspace Cloud. He started his career working as a web developer for Rackspace, and during his tenure, he and co-worker Todd Morey... Read More →
avatar for Devin Carlen

Devin Carlen

One of Nebula's three co-founders and VP of Engineering, Devin Carlen is a significant contributor to the company's open source foundation and to its depth of technical expertise in private cloud computing. He was one of the original engineers of OpenStack while working on the NASA... Read More →
avatar for Mark Collier

Mark Collier

COO, OpenStack Foundation
Mark has spent his career working on technologies that disrupt industries, from "a computer on every desk", when he worked at Dell in the 90's as a product manager, to the digital music shift as Senior Director of Business Development at Yahoo! Music, to the cloud computing era, where... Read More →
avatar for John Purrier

John Purrier

John Purrier is Vice President of Open Source Cloud Computing within the HP Cloud Services business unit. He leads the technical teams that drive HP’s roles as both contributors to, and consumers of, open source projects in the cloud computing areas. His initial role was driving... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 3:00pm - 3:40pm PDT
Seacliff CD Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel

4:40pm PDT

Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate: TryStack and the API Site (Bayview B)

The journey to an OpenStack sandbox for both cloud consumers and
deployers shows how donated resources and elbow grease results in a
working cloud. TryStack went live in mid-Februrary and now serves over
700 users without a service level agreement. In parallel, the
documentation team put together an API site documenting a large
reference page for the OpenStack APIs installed on TryStack. We will
tell stories, talk about the roadmap, and answer questions about
TryStack and the API Site in this panel presentation.


Anne Gentle - Anne works as a community documentation coordinator and
technical writer for OpenStack at Rackspace.
David Mortman - David is the Chief Security Architect at enStratus
Networks and has a keen interest in the OpenStack APIs.
Jay Pipes - Jay works on the OpenStack cloud computing platform at HP,
was the project technical lead of the OpenStack Image Service, and
serves as an administrator on TryStack.
Nati Ueno - Nati works on OpenStack at NTT, was an early contributor
to OpenStack, and serves as an administrator on TryStack.

avatar for Anne Gentle

Anne Gentle

Developer Experience Engineer, Cisco
Anne Gentle is an industry-recognized author whose books promote collaboration among developers, writers, and other stakeholders withinopen source and enterprise communities. She works as a developer experience engineer at Cisco, supporting DevNet members learning Cisco technologies... Read More →
avatar for David Mortman

David Mortman

David is the Chief Security Architect at enStratus Networks and has a keen interest in the OpenStack APIs.  David Mortman has been doing Information Security for well over 15 years. Most recently, he was the Director of Security and Operations at C3. Previously, David was the CISO... Read More →
avatar for Jay Pipes

Jay Pipes

Principal Open Source Engineer, AWS
Jay is a Principal Open Source Engineer at Amazon Web Services working on cloud-native technologies in the EKS team focused on open source contribution in the Kubernetes ecosystem. He's been involved in open source development for nearly two decades, working in both the cloud infrastructure... Read More →
avatar for Nati Ueno

Nati Ueno

Nati works on OpenStack at NTT, was an early contributor to OpenStack, and serves as an administrator on TryStack.

Thursday April 19, 2012 4:40pm - 5:20pm PDT
Bayview B Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel

4:40pm PDT

Panel: Power of Collaboration (Ballroom)

The Power of Collaboration – Can a community-lead technology move as fast a single-company-lead technology?  How does innovation and leadership happen in an open, collaborative environment? Join the conversation as we discuss this along with the potential dangers and opportunities that come with a collaborative environment.

Moderator: IDC, Gary Chen,  Research Manager, Cloud and Virtualization System Software

Panelists include:

  • HP Cloud Services, Zorawar 'Biri' Singh,  SVP & GM, HP Cloud Services
  • IBM, Angel Diaz, VP of Software Standards & Cloud
  • Rackspace, John Engates, CTO
  • RedHat, Brian Stevens, CTO
  • IDC, Gary Chen, Research Manager, Cloud and Virtualization System Software



avatar for Gary Chen

Gary Chen

Gary Chen is Research Manager for IDC's Cloud and Virtualization System Software. In this role, Mr. Chen focuses on server virtualization software and its transformational effect on the larger datacenter ecosystem of systems management, networking, storage, and security. His research... Read More →
avatar for Angel Diaz

Angel Diaz

Dr. Angel Luis Diaz is Vice President of Software Standards and Cloud for IBM Software Group. In this role, he has global responsibility for driving strategy and management of IBM's industry-leading standards initiative. He manages a global standards community working across international... Read More →
avatar for John Engates

John Engates

John Engates joined Rackspace in August 2000, just a year after the company was founded, as Vice President of Operations, managing the datacenter operations and customer-service teams. Two years later, when Rackspace decided to add new services for larger enterprise customers... Read More →
avatar for Zorawar 'Biri' Singh

Zorawar 'Biri' Singh

Zorawar Biri Singh is senior vice president and general manager for Cloud Services at HP. He has global responsibility for HP’s public cloud infrastructure, platform services, cloud solutions and cloud ecosystem for developers, independent software vendors, service providers and... Read More →
avatar for Brian Stevens

Brian Stevens

CTO and Vice President, Worldwide Engineering, Red Hat
Brian Stevens joined Red Hat's senior management team in 2001 and has been critical to the company's enterprise operating system, storage, and virtualization strategies. As CTO and vice president, Worldwide Engineering, Stevens has responsibility for Red Hat® engineering globally... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 4:40pm - 5:20pm PDT
Ballroom Downstairs, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Friday, April 20

9:50am PDT

Marketing OpenStack as a Community (Bayview B)

Marketing is not typically a priority for open source projects, yet early marketing efforts driven by companies in the OpenStack ecosystem have undeniably made a huge impact on its initial success. In this session we'll discuss the challenges in working within our complex open source community while also taking on serious competitors with deep pockets. How can you be a good citizen in the community and contribute to building the OpenStack brand, while also leveraging the brand and community resources for your company's benefit? In this panel, we will discuss:

* Building and leveraging the OpenStack brand -- the multiplier effect

* Embracing your competitors in the community to fight the bigger enemies

* Why it's important to create a movement -- rally a joint mission and/or common enemy

* Adding another stakeholder to your marketing plans -- the community

* Being flexible and reactive to timelines, variables, lack of a solid roadmap

* Tackling bottom-up marketing versus traditional enterprise marketing personas

* Staying scrappy and pooling resources to make a big impact without a big budget

avatar for Gretchen Curtis

Gretchen Curtis

Gretchen Curtis is a Co-Founder andChief Strategy Officer at Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. Prior to Piston Cloud,she was Director of PR & Communications for NASA’s CTO for IT Chris C. Kempand the NASA Nebula cloud computing project (now known as OpenStack compute). Whileat NASA... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Sell

Lauren Sell

VP Marketing and Community Services, OpenStack Foundation
I am the VP of Marketing & Community Services for the OpenStack Foundation. I helped launch OpenStack and have since been coordinating with different companies and technical leaders in the community to promote OpenStack and drive adoption through activities like event organization... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2012 9:50am - 10:30am PDT
Bayview B Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel

10:40am PDT

The Future of Cloud Computing at NASA (Bayview B)

NASA, Karen Petraska, Service Executive for the NASA Computer Services Office, and Ray O Brien, CTO for IT at NASA Ames Research Center, will jointly cover how the Agency’s very early step into cloud computing via the Nebula project and OpenStack has influenced the Agency’s view of how this exciting new computing model can be leveraged to help meet mission objectives. Karen and Ray will cover a range of activities directed at increasing the adoption of cloud computing across the Agency. Specifically, an activity targeted at enhancing OpenStack for science applications and workloads will be covered, along with a project that NASA has just started to ensure public cloud services are used securely by projects teams. Other cloud activities within NASA will likely be covered too.  Additionally, Ray O'Brien will address how Nebula and OpenStack are paving the way for greater involvement by NASA in community-driven open source projects.



avatar for Ray O'Brien

Ray O'Brien

Ray O’Brien was assigned to the role of CTO for IT at NASA’s Ames Research Center in February 2011.  Prior to this assignment, he was the project manager for NASA’s Nebula Cloud Computing Initiative. During his term as project manager, Nebula’s Nova compute controller technology... Read More →
avatar for Karen Petraska

Karen Petraska

Karen Petraska is presently serving as the Service Executive for Computing Services in the NASA Office of the Chief Information Officer, leading NASA’s response to the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative and exploring larger overall agency computing issues including cloud... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2012 10:40am - 11:20am PDT
Bayview B Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel

11:30am PDT

Panel: Expanding the Community (Bayview B)

OpenStack community is growing at a very fast pace. The panel will give an overview of this growth, with some metrics and charts. The session will be the venue to discuss and decide how to:

  • create local OpenStack ambassadors to help promote the project worldwide
  • give recognition to all the people helping in the success of Openstack
  • share best practices for establishing user groups for OpenStack.

The panel will be open to comments and questions from the attendees.

avatar for Joseph George

Joseph George

Director of Product Strategy for Revolutionary Cloud and Big Data Solutions, Dell
Joseph B George is the Director of Product Strategy for Revolutionary Cloud and Big Data Solutions at Dell, the team is responsible for developing innovative open source solutions such as the Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution, the Dell Apache Hadoop Solution, and the Dell Crowbar... Read More →
avatar for Tristan Goode

Tristan Goode

With 25 years experience in the IT industry Tristan has built a solid reputation as an innovative architect in systems infrastructure and enterprise solutions for corporate and Internet. Forward-thinking with strong attention to detail, Tristan has been responsible for designing... Read More →

Masanori Itoh

avatar for Stefano Maffulli

Stefano Maffulli

Sr. Dir. Community & Marketing, Scality
Senior Director of Community Marketing at Scality where he is leading the efforts to bring Zenko, the open source multi-cloud controller, to developers around the world. Stefano built his career around Free Software and open source: from pre-sales engineer and product manager at... Read More →

Boris Renski

SVP, Telecom Business Development, Mirantis
Boris Renski is Co-Founder and SVP, Telecom Business Development of Mirantis.

Friday April 20, 2012 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Bayview B Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel

2:00pm PDT

Panel: OpenStack Business Ecosystem (Seacliff AB)

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)

avatar for Lars Leckie

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 →
avatar for Jim Lussier

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 →
avatar for Josh McKenty

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 →
avatar for Scott Raney

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 →
avatar for Dan Scholnick

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 →
avatar for Dharmesh Thakker

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