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Thursday, August 27 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
IBM Sponsored Session: Crystal Ball Gazing - IBM OpenStack PTLs & Cores Predict the Future of OpenStack

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Who better to predict the future of OpenStack than those individuals who contribute on a daily basis to the code, direction and growth of the OpenStack community and ecosystem. We're delighted to feature key OpenStack PTLs, core contributors and influencers in this panel discussion to explore the future of OpenStack. Led by IBM VP Angel Diaz and IBM Bluebox CTO Jesse Proudman, the panel will explore future directions for OpenStack projects, client adoption and more.

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Dr. Angel Diaz

VP, Cloud Technology & Architecture, IBM
Always on the move, Dr. Angel Diaz is IBM’s VP of Cloud Technology & Architecture. Angel and his team are responsible for the technology, architecture and strategy behind IBM’s Hybrid, open and secure cloud – empowering our clients with a new way to work. | | When he’s not working to bring greater value to clients through a flexible & interoperable cloud, he’s IBM’s leader for open technology where he... Read More →
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Catherine Diep

Solution Architect and Performance Engineer, IBM
Catherine C. Diep is a Solutions Architect and Performance Engineer with IBM Cloud Business Unit at the Silicon Valley Lab. Her responsibilities include providing technical leadership for proof-of-concept, scalability design & testing. Catherine is the PTL of the Refstack project for the Liberty cycle. 
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Michael Fork

Architect, SoftLayer (an IBM Company)
Michael Fork manages IBM’s SoftLayer storage products, including block, file, object, and archive offerings. Previously he was a lead architect in IBM’s Global Technology Services (GTS) Cloud Services group, working within the CTO’s office. As lead architect, Fork was focused on solving the challenges faced by enterprise IT teams as they migrated to IBM Cloud and SoftLayer’s global cloud infrastructure. Additionally, as an... Read More →
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Jesse Proudman

Founder and CTO, Blue Box Group, an IBM Company
Jesse Proudman is founder and CTO of Blue Box Group Inc., now a part of IBM. His leadership has been instrumental in driving the success of the company and helping Blue Box customers embrace the benefits of transitioning their operations to the cloud. A lifelong entrepreneur, Jesse is actively involved with the University of Puget Sound Business Leadership, 9Mile Labs, and University of Washington’s Entrepreneur mentorship programs. He was... Read More →
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Monty Taylor

Director of OpenStack Innovation, IBM
Monty is Director of OpenStack Innovation at IBM. He is a Core member and past PTL of OpenStack Infra. As a result, he's one of the largest OpenStack End Users on the planet, and has been focused recently on improving the End User experience through the shade library as well as new and improved OpenStack support in Ansible. Monty currently sits on both the OpenStack Technical Committee and OpenStack Foundation's Board of... Read More →
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Brad Topol

Distinguished Engineer, IBM
Dr. Brad Topol is an IBM Distinguished Engineer in the IBM Cloud Architecture and Technology organi-zation. In his current role, Brad leads a development team focused on contributing to and improving Open-Stack and he has cross-IBM responsibility for coordinating its contributions to OpenStack. Brad is an OpenStack core contributor to Keystone-Specs, Pycadf, and Heat-Translator and has personally contributed to multiple OpenStack projects... Read More →

Thursday August 27, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm