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Wednesday, August 26
 

7:30am

Registration and Breakfast
Wednesday August 26, 2015 7:30am - 9:00am
TBA

9:00am

Welcome Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Alex Freedland

Alex Freedland

President, Mirantis
Alex Freedland, Co-Founder and President of Mirantis, also served as the company’s first CEO. Most recently, in the role of CFO, Alex guided the company through a number of equity and debt financing rounds. Currently, Alex oversees the Mirantis OpenStack Community contribution strategy, and serves as Chairman of the board. He was recently recognized by Business Insider as one of the “Most Important People in Cloud Computing.”


Wednesday August 26, 2015 9:00am - 9:05am
Hahn Auditorium

9:05am

Roadmap for the day
Speakers
avatar for Joe Weinman

Joe Weinman

Author, Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines
Joe Weinman was most recently Senior Vice President, Telx, responsible for leading cloud services business development and strategy. Previously, he held executive leadership positions at AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Bell Laboratories.Named a Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader by TechTarget, Weinman is the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing and Digital Disciplines. He is also the chair of the IEEE... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2015 9:05am - 9:10am
Hahn Auditorium

9:10am

OpenStack as the Platform for Innovation
Hundreds of companies are running millions of cores in production with OpenStack. The work continues, but the platform is mature. Now, the community is evolving OpenStack into a platform for innovation—a reliable environment in which to test, try and adopt new technologies as they prove themselves.

Amit Tank of DIRECTV will join Jonathan Bryce to discuss his organization's plans for using OpenStack as the one platform for integration of VMs, containers and emergent technologies down the road. 

Speakers
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 had a vision to build a sophisticated web hosting environment where users and businesses alike could turn to design, develop and deploy their ideal web site – all... Read More →
avatar for Amit Tank

Amit Tank

Principal Architect - Cloud Architecture and OpenStack, DirecTV
Amit Tank is a Sr. Principal Cloud Architect with DIRECTV. He spends his time designing and building large scale cloud infrastructure, and leading projects and teams of technologists working towards putting OpenStack in production - while contributing the learnings back to the community. He enjoys helping enterprises, businesses and customers become fluent with OpenStack, Open Source, and Cloud skills and technologies within their... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2015 9:10am - 9:40am
Hahn Auditorium

9:40am

Containers: Ending the laaS / PaaS Distinction
Craig will show how Google’s work with Kubernetes and the OpenStack community has delivered this powerful container management technology to OpenStack users. More broadly, Craig will show how Kubernetes and other container management technologies are taking the best attributes of PaaS platforms and making them available at every level of the stack.

Speakers
avatar for Craig McLuckie

Craig McLuckie

Senior Product Manager, Google
Craig McLuckie, Senior Product Manager, Google, is responsible for Google’s next-generation cloud computing product line with containers and clusters. He co-founded the Kubernetes project and was the original product lead for Google Compute Engine.


Wednesday August 26, 2015 9:40am - 10:00am
Hahn Auditorium

10:00am

It's Not the Technology, It's You
Clinton campaign manager James Carville reminded his team often that driving change came through winning the hearts and minds of the people and where government affects them the most: “It’s the economy, stupid.” In helping enterprises make the shift to cloud, the biggest issue isn’t the technology but the process change organizations have to go through that determine success. In this session, James Staten, chief strategist for the Microsoft Cloud+Enterprise division, and former lead cloud analyst at Forrester Research will share his findings and recommendations for helping enterprise organizations, particularly IT Orgs, successfully navigate a change to the cloud.

Speakers
avatar for James Staten

James Staten

Chief Strategist of the Cloud and Enterprise division, Microsoft
James Staten is Chief Strategist of the Cloud and Enterprise division at Microsoft. A veteran industry analyst, James previously served as vice president and principal analyst of Forrester Research, where he covered the cloud computing market. Prior to Forrester Research, he worked at tech companies such as Azul Systems and Sun Microsystems, where he was director of marketing from 2001-2004.


Wednesday August 26, 2015 10:00am - 10:20am
Hahn Auditorium

10:20am

Rackspace Sponsor Moment
Speakers
avatar for Adrian Otto

Adrian Otto

Distinguished Architect, Rackspace
Adrian Otto serves as a Distinguished Architect at Rackspace. He is an active technical contributor to OpenStack, the chair of the OpenStack Containers Team, and PTL of both the Solum and Magnum projects in the OpenStack ecosystem. Adrian frequently appears at speaking engagements and is active within the standards community developing capabilities to collaborate with other industry leaders and forging common standards for cloud platforms... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2015 10:20am - 10:25am
Hahn Auditorium

10:25am

Coffee Break Sponsored by VMware
Wednesday August 26, 2015 10:25am - 10:45am
TBA

10:45am

Deep Dive 1
In this deep-dive session, Joe will press Jonathan, Amit, James and Craig on specific points, amplifying key ideas and giving the audience a chance to participate.

Moderators
avatar for Joe Weinman

Joe Weinman

Author, Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines
Joe Weinman was most recently Senior Vice President, Telx, responsible for leading cloud services business development and strategy. Previously, he held executive leadership positions at AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Bell Laboratories.Named a Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader by TechTarget, Weinman is the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing and Digital Disciplines. He is also the chair of the IEEE... Read More →

Speakers
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 had a vision to build a sophisticated web hosting environment where users and businesses alike could turn to design, develop and deploy their ideal web site – all... Read More →
avatar for Craig McLuckie

Craig McLuckie

Senior Product Manager, Google
Craig McLuckie, Senior Product Manager, Google, is responsible for Google’s next-generation cloud computing product line with containers and clusters. He co-founded the Kubernetes project and was the original product lead for Google Compute Engine.
avatar for James Staten

James Staten

Chief Strategist of the Cloud and Enterprise division, Microsoft
James Staten is Chief Strategist of the Cloud and Enterprise division at Microsoft. A veteran industry analyst, James previously served as vice president and principal analyst of Forrester Research, where he covered the cloud computing market. Prior to Forrester Research, he worked at tech companies such as Azul Systems and Sun Microsystems, where he was director of marketing from 2001-2004.
avatar for Amit Tank

Amit Tank

Principal Architect - Cloud Architecture and OpenStack, DirecTV
Amit Tank is a Sr. Principal Cloud Architect with DIRECTV. He spends his time designing and building large scale cloud infrastructure, and leading projects and teams of technologists working towards putting OpenStack in production - while contributing the learnings back to the community. He enjoys helping enterprises, businesses and customers become fluent with OpenStack, Open Source, and Cloud skills and technologies within their... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2015 10:45am - 11:10am
Hahn Auditorium

11:05am

IBM Sponsor Moment
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Angel Diaz

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 →


Wednesday August 26, 2015 11:05am - 11:10am
Hahn Auditorium

11:10am

Protecting Yourself from the Container Shakeout
The Docker-fueled container craze is much less of a threat to VMs or OpenStack than it is to PaaS vendors. The story of “do it the way Google does it” is proving just as tough to monetize with enterprises as commodity cloud was. Boris will talk about OpenStack as a “safe harbor” from the coming container shakeout, leveraging the project’s maturity as a place to try various container strategies until the winner emerges.

Lachlan Evenson of Lithium will join Boris to share how Lithium deployed Kubernetes on OpenStack.

Speakers
avatar for Lachlan Evenson

Lachlan Evenson

Team Lead, Cloud Platform Engineering, Lithium Technologies
Resident network sage building scalable multi-tenant service provider networks that span the globe. Pushing networking boundaries in a Hybrid-Cloud SaaS environment. Passionate about infrastructure automation, architecture and cloud deployment strategy. |   | As a believer in open source, I'm an active member of the community contributing to several open source networking projects related to cloud environments. Strong hands-on engineering... Read More →
avatar for Boris Renski

Boris Renski

Co-Founder and CMO, Mirantis
Boris Renski is the Co-Founder and CMO of Mirantis. He is responsible for helping to define Mirantis’ strategic vision and executing it in the marketplace across the OpenStack ecosystem and beyond. Boris’ influence was instrumental in Mirantis’ current focus on OpenStack. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation.


Wednesday August 26, 2015 11:10am - 11:35am
Hahn Auditorium

11:35am

Containers for the Enterprise: It's Not That Simple
Containers are rapidly finding their way into enterprise data centers. But enterprises like to consume complete products. How do technologies like containers make their way from hyperscale ubiquity to enterprise nirvana? Alex offers some clues.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Polvi

Alex Polvi

CEO, CoreOS
Alex Polvi is a co-founder and CEO of CoreOS, a company providing the best components to build distributed systems. Prior to CoreOS, Alex was GM for Rackspace Hosting, Bay Area, overseeing cloud product development. Alex joined Rackspace through the acquisition of his company, Cloudkick, which provided cloud server monitoring and management tools. Alex is a sysadmin at heart, contributing significantly to many open source projects, including... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2015 11:35am - 11:55am
Hahn Auditorium

11:55am

Deep Dive 2
In our second deep-dive session of the day, Wall Street Journal technology reporter Shira Ovide is joined by Boris, Lachlan and Alex to talk about practical choices facing enterprises moving to an IT resource equipped to support software developers in their work to help their companies compete.

Moderators
avatar for Shira Ovide

Shira Ovide

Technology Reporter, Wall Street Journal
Shira Ovide writes about technology from The Wall Street Journal's San Francisco bureau. Her coverage areas include companies such as Microsoft and Twitter and industry topics such as software, cloud computing and social media.

Speakers
avatar for Lachlan Evenson

Lachlan Evenson

Team Lead, Cloud Platform Engineering, Lithium Technologies
Resident network sage building scalable multi-tenant service provider networks that span the globe. Pushing networking boundaries in a Hybrid-Cloud SaaS environment. Passionate about infrastructure automation, architecture and cloud deployment strategy. |   | As a believer in open source, I'm an active member of the community contributing to several open source networking projects related to cloud environments. Strong hands-on engineering... Read More →
avatar for Alex Polvi

Alex Polvi

CEO, CoreOS
Alex Polvi is a co-founder and CEO of CoreOS, a company providing the best components to build distributed systems. Prior to CoreOS, Alex was GM for Rackspace Hosting, Bay Area, overseeing cloud product development. Alex joined Rackspace through the acquisition of his company, Cloudkick, which provided cloud server monitoring and management tools. Alex is a sysadmin at heart, contributing significantly to many open source projects, including... Read More →
avatar for Boris Renski

Boris Renski

Co-Founder and CMO, Mirantis
Boris Renski is the Co-Founder and CMO of Mirantis. He is responsible for helping to define Mirantis’ strategic vision and executing it in the marketplace across the OpenStack ecosystem and beyond. Boris’ influence was instrumental in Mirantis’ current focus on OpenStack. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation.


Wednesday August 26, 2015 11:55am - 12:15pm
Hahn Auditorium

12:15pm

Lunch Sponsored by Oracle
Wednesday August 26, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:30pm

A10 Sponsored Session: The Current State of Advanced Services in OpenStack
As OpenStack services evolve, it’s critical to be informed of the latest developments. Beyond basic services, advanced services such as Load-Balancing-as-a-Service (LBaaS), Firewall-as-a-Service (FWaaS), VPN-as-a-Service (VPNaaS), and Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) are top-of-mind for many OpenStack professionals. Taking GSLB as an example - building on top of OpenStack’s Designate (DNS) and LBaaS v2 projects, members of both teams are forming a new OpenStack project to deliver global load balancing, with input currently from several major operators (HP, Rackspace, eBay), and application delivery controller (ADC) vendors (including A10 Networks). In this session, we will provide updates on core developments, trends, and progress for these advanced OpenStack services.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Wiegley

Doug Wiegley

Director of Software Engineering, A10 Networks
Doug Wiegley has worked at companies that range from 2-person startups to those in the Fortune 100. He has designed and implemented cloud-based mobile application solutions, email applications and networking software. Doug’s wide range of work experience allows him to easily switch from high-level architecture and team management to hands-on coding. He’s experienced both in starting projects from the ground up and working with large... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2015 1:30pm - 1:55pm
BO3 (Lovelace)

1:30pm

StackVelocity Sponsored Session: OpenStack Support with Intel Inside
We will share the principal elements of OpenStack with Intel inside as well as the results highlighting the dynamic characteristics of the Xeon-based dual socket platforms - central to bringing up data center efficiency. In addition, we will describe how topical software support can make large-scale deployment of those dynamic characteristics sustainable, reliable and efficient.

Speakers
avatar for Jose Zero

Jose Zero

Technology Director, StackVelocity
Jose brings new technologies into the line of SV's optimized solutions. Jose has 25 years in technology experience, including the last 10 in Cloud Computing Technical Solutions at Intel, HPC at NASA and Lawrence Livermore National Lab. Jose has an MA degree in mathematics from Univeristy of Pennsylvania.


Wednesday August 26, 2015 1:30pm - 1:55pm
BO4 (Boole)

1:30pm

Blue Box Sponsored Session: Maintaining a Healthy OpenStack Cloud: What does it take?
One of the most important tasks that a cloud operator needs to focus on, after deployment, is effective monitoring. But what are the best tools to use and what metrics should be tracked to ensure a healthy OpenStack cloud? Join us to hear from Blue Box, an IBM Company—they specialize in operating OpenStack clouds. Find out how they monitor customers’ clouds and the lessons they've learned from being in the trenches of deploying OpenStack in production. They'll focus on the tools and the methodologies used to monitor OpenStack clouds and to proactively resolve issues.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Britten

Tyler Britten

Technical Marketing Manager, Blue Box, an IBM Company
Tyler Britten has spent the last 15 years working with cloud, virtualization, and infrastructure technologies. Prior to joining Blue Box, an IBM Company, he was a Principal Technical Marketing Manager and a vSpecialist at EMC. Tyler also worked as a technical consultant for a small infrastructure reseller, a network engineer for a Fortune 1000 company, and also freelanced as an IT consultant for small businesses.


Wednesday August 26, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
BO1

1:30pm

Intel Sponsored Session: Delivering SDI stacks to the enterprise
With the establishment of the Intel® Cloud for All Initiative, Intel is increasing work with the ecosystem to accelerate delivery of enterprise ready cloud solutions featuring optimized SDI stacks.  In this session, Intel’s Das Kamhout will discuss the technical focus of Cloud for All including work with Rackspace on driving optimization for the OpenStack platform and update the audience on new collaborations under the Cloud for All umbrella.

Speakers
avatar for Das Kamhout

Das Kamhout

Principal Engineer, Director of Solutions Engineering, Intel
Das Kamhout is a Principal Engineer/Director of Solutions Engineering in the Intel Cloud Platforms Group, he is one of the key leaders for the software defined infrastructure (SDI) engineering and industry efforts for Intel.  He brings many years of experience as the engineering and architecture leader for the Intel IT Cloud efforts as well as extensive experience running the large scale Intel design grid.  Known as a pragmatic... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
BO2

2:05pm

Red Hat Sponsored Session: Answering Three Questions Posed by Containers
Since Docker launched in 2013, there has been substantial progress towards realizing the potential of Linux containers. Many now see containers as a technology panacea. With both its enterprise customers and the larger community in mind, Red Hat has integrated recent container innovation into its vision for the open, agile enterprise datacenter and hybrid cloud of the future. This presentation provides insight from Red Hat on achieving the potential of Linux containers and how OpenStack and other open source technologies will support that vision together.

 


Speakers
avatar for Mark McLoughlin

Mark McLoughlin

OpenStack Technical Director, Red Hat, Red Hat
Mark McLoughlin is Technical Director for OpenStack at Red Hat and has spent over a decade contributing to and leading open source projects like GNOME, Fedora, KVM, qemu, libvirt, oVirt and, of course, OpenStack. Mark is a member of the OpenStack Foundation board of directors, and a former member of OpenStack's technical committee. He created the Oslo project and contributed heavily to Nova.


Wednesday August 26, 2015 2:05pm - 2:30pm
BO4 (Boole)

2:05pm

SolidFire Sponsored Session: Storage Trends Driving New Features in OpenStack

As enterprises increasingly look to OpenStack to deliver Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), differences in their requirements and expectations are pushing OpenStack to change or add features to accommodate. In this talk, we will explore storage-related features enterprise users have asked for in OpenStack and how those trends are affecting OpenStack. IaaS has driven a move from scale up to scale out, but enterprises are proving reticent to change or have applications which cannot function in a cloud environment, causing pressure on the development or maturation of OpenStack features.

In this session you will learn about some new or developing OpenStack features, including:

  • Live Migration
  • Quota changes

  • Replication

  • Fibre Channel connectivity

  • High availability storage networking

  • Others



Speakers
avatar for Ed Balduf

Ed Balduf

Cloud Architect, SolidFire
Ed Balduf is a Cloud Solutions Architect, focusing on OpenStack, Agile Infrastructure and SolidFire solutions. Ed has been working over 20+ years in technology, consulting and sales.  Ed is highly technical but has always chosen to work in roles involving interaction with customers and partners as he excels at solving new problems and knowledge sharing. Ed was most recently Sr. Staff Storage Architect with Fusion-io/SanDisk working with... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2015 2:05pm - 2:30pm
BO3 (Lovelace)

2:30pm

Break
Wednesday August 26, 2015 2:30pm - 2:40pm
TBA

2:40pm

HP Sponsored Session: Optimizing OpenStack technology to drive Enterprise Cloud Innovation and Adoption
The rate that enterprises are adopting open source technology in their infrastructure continues to grow. OpenStack® technology is one of the fastest growing open source projects worldwide, and is being deployed by thousands of companies for business­-critical workloads and apps. Hear from our customer DreamWorks about their OpenStack software implementation, key benefits and challenges of HP Helion OpenStack adoption, and learn what customers are doing differently in this open, hybrid environment.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lebel

Tim Lebel

Cloud Product Management, Hewlett-Packard
Software veteran having worked at Ashton-Tate on the dBase product line, then a number of years at Microsoft on Excel and Windows Digital Media, followed by some start-up work and consulting. Currently working on HPs Cloud strategy.
avatar for Scott Miller

Scott Miller

Senior Technologist, DreamWorks Animation, SKG
Scott Miller is currently a Senior Technologist at DreamWorks Feature Animation, where he is involved in both Daily Operations and long-term strategy for High Performance Computing, High Performance Storage and Networking infrastructure used in the computational visualization required for Computer Generated Animated Films. | | Scott has been with DreamWorks Animation since 1999, and has credits on more than 30 films... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2015 2:40pm - 3:05pm
BO4 (Boole)

2:40pm

Supermicro Sponsored Session: Choosing the Right Vendors and Architecture for OpenStack in the Enterprise
The OpenStack® cloud platform has come a long way in terms of maturity and is gaining wider enterprise adoption. However, enterprises have had to spend significant time and effort to choose the right vendors and architecture that suits their requirements and budget. Enterprises and channel partners are increasingly looking for ways to choose reference architecture that suits their requirements and budget. SuperMicro will offer its point of view on how to do it right.

Speakers
avatar for Srini Bala

Srini Bala

Director, Solutions Technology, SuperMicro Inc.
Srini Bala has 20+ years of experience in building and managing engineering organizations. Bala is now the Director of Solutions Technology at SuperMicro Inc. and is responsible for creating and communication technical/scientific vision and strategy for solutions. He brings a compelling view of technology trends in enterprise IT (e.g., infrastructure, virtualization, and cloud) and evangelizes the technology roadmap for the business. Before... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2015 2:40pm - 3:05pm
BO3 (Lovelace)

2:40pm

NetApp Sponsored Session: Data: It’s What’s for Dinner.

The largest tech-forward Enterprises see the value in a Hybrid-Cloud strategy, but to plot a course from the initial decision to build a private cloud, to migrating critical workloads into production can be murky at best.  No organization can switch to OpenStack overnight, adoption is a journey.

NetApp is moving to OpenStack. NetApp’s IT cloud architect will discuss the strategies and considerations for how they transition both corporate and engineering IT to OpenStack while still offering a variety of other non-OpenStack services.  Putting into practice the concept of a Data Fabric, NetApp will explain how their Hybrid-Cloud model is operationalized, delivering public cloud type architectures privately; ultimately delivering a consistent Self-Service user experience, while IT transparently brokers services across different clouds, presenting a seamless Public-Private Cloud integration.

Speakers
avatar for Sanjay Nighojkar

Sanjay Nighojkar

Enterprise Architect, Cloud Solutions and Technologies, NetApp
Sanjay is responsible for the NetApp IT’s hybrid cloud strategy in alignment with NetApp product and GTM strategy.  As a cloud evangelist, Sanjay also focuses on educating and helping customers and partners on cloud adoption and overcoming design challenges. Prior to that, Sanjay lead the Enterprise Cloud and Strategic Innovation Services organization responsible for cloud services engineering, delivery, operations, evaluating and... Read More →
avatar for Kamal Vyas

Kamal Vyas

Solutions Architect, NetApp
Kamal Vyas is a solutions architect focusing on Hybrid-IT & SDI (Software Defined Infrastructure) at NetApp-IT. Kamal has 18+ years of industry experience, and held various technical, management etc. roles across organizations like Cisco and Accenture. Kamal is a cloud evangelist and strives to drive organizational adoption and transformation (people, process and technology) towards cloud computing.


Wednesday August 26, 2015 2:40pm - 3:40pm
BO2

2:40pm

Rackspace Sponsored Session: OpenStack Fleet Management: What Rackspace Has Learned

Scaling OpenStack is hard.  Sometimes the challenges come from gaps or issues in the software itself.  Often, however, they stem from the mere fact that growth introduces complexities.  As the number and type of various "nodes" expands, Operators are faced with several challenges around how they are deployed, tracked, interact with each other, are monitored and dealt with when they become problematic.  This is further complicated when a deployment consists of physical servers, virtual instances and containers in the pool of nodes being managed. This talk will focus on Rackspace's approach to fleet management as we have continued to scale.

There is no one-size fits all solution, or one "right" way to do it, but many in the OpenStack Operators community are working to overcome the same obstacles. It's as much (if not more) about philosphy as it is technology.  Choosing how to view various "nodes", how expendable (or not) we'd they should be and the level of care (or not) an Operator would like to have for each are all factors in Fleet Management design.  More importantly, will these same approaches work at 10x the scale?  During this discussion, we'll share how Rackspace is solving for some of these in its Public Cloud Fleet, work that is still ahead and our plans about sharing it all back with the community

Speakers
avatar for Matt Van Winkle

Matt Van Winkle

Senior Manager, Operations, Rackspace
Matt serves an amazingly talented group responsible for running the Rackspace public cloud. His primary task is helping engineers and developers build the software that manages our constantly growing fleet of servers, enables easier day to day operations and facilitates smoother deployments by our software teams working on upstream OpenStack and other projects relative to our public cloud offering. Since its launch in August, 2012 the public... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2015 2:40pm - 3:40pm
BO1

3:15pm

Cisco Sponsored Session: Enabling Fast IT Through IT and Application Innovation
Businesses are increasingly striving to become more agile and secure as application architectures evolve and DevOps takes hold. They require a new and innovative IT model to achieve these goals. Open source projects are seen as the key ingredient in this IT transformation. The OpenStack® cloud platform has come a long way in terms of maturity and is gaining wider enterprise adoption.  However, most of these early adopters have had to spend significant time and effort to implement production deployments.  Enterprises are increasingly looking for ways to accelerate and simplify deployment of OpenStack® solutions. Cisco and its partners are at the center of IT and application innovation, delivering solutions that are the foundations for Fast IT.

Speakers
avatar for Balaji Sivasubramanian

Balaji Sivasubramanian

Director, Product Management, Cisco
Balaji Sivasubramanian is a Director of Product Management at Cisco in the Data Center and Cloud Group where he leads Cisco's open source solutions and strategies. Before this | role, Balaji headed up Cisco’s virtual networking and services product lines. Prior to that, Balaji spent 12 years at Cisco responsible for product management of various Data Center switching products including Nexus 7000 and Catalyst 6500 switches. Balaji is also... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2015 3:15pm - 3:40pm
BO3 (Lovelace)

3:15pm

Citrix Sponsored Session: It isn’t Containers vs VMs. It is about applications.
There has been much hype about whether Containers will replace Virtual Machines for use in
Cloud architectures.  We’ll look at the strengths of each technology and how they apply in real-
world usage.  By taking a top-down (Application-first) approach to requirements analysis, versus a bottoms-up (Infrastructure-first) approach, we can see how unique architectures will emerge that can balance the needs of Developers, DevOps and corporate IT.  We’ll look at the 
implications this has across Compute, Networking, Storage and Management

Speakers
avatar for Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson

VP for Converged Infrastructure, Citrix
Steve Wilson is VP for Converged Infrastructure at Citrix where he leads engineering, product management and market for cloud and server virtualization solutions. Wilson is a recognized expert on technologies related to systems management, virtualization and cloud technologies. Before joining Citrix, Wilson was at Oracle where he was vice president of product development for Oracle Enterprise Manager. Prior to that role... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2015 3:15pm - 3:40pm
BO4 (Boole)

3:40pm

Break
Wednesday August 26, 2015 3:40pm - 4:00pm
TBA

4:00pm

Three Things OpenStack Needs to Do. Now
Five years is a long time in cloud. Has OpenStack become ossified and over-committed to a technological theology, or is the very nature of its open community a lever we can use to prepare it for current technologies like containers and future ones we’ve not yet seen? Randy, OpenStack pioneer, entrepreneur, luminary and rabble rouser will lay it on the line.

Speakers
avatar for Randy Bias

Randy Bias

VP Technology of the Emerging Technologies Division, EMC
Randy Bias is VP Technology of the Emerging Technologies Division at EMC and a Director of the OpenStack Foundation. One of the cloud computing industry’s most influential voices, Randy was an early and vocal supporter of the OpenStack project and a founding Board Member of the OpenStack Foundation. Cloudscaling, which he founded in 2006, was part of the initial OpenStack launch in summer of 2010. He led the teams that deployed the first... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2015 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Hahn Auditorium

4:20pm

Cloud for All: Creating 10,000’s of New Clouds
Cloud computing provides tremendous agility and efficiency to organizations are the driver of the digital service economy.  In her keynote, Diane Bryant will discuss how Intel was an early leader in adoption of cloud computing under her tenure as CIO and how this experience has shaped broader strategy to deliver tens of thousands of new clouds across the enterprise with Intel’s new Cloud for All Initiative.  Attendees can expect to learn about OpenStack’s critical role in shaping the future of the enterprise data center and learn more about key industry efforts to drive enterprise readiness to the OpenStack platform.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Bryant

Diane Bryant

Senior VP and General Manager of the Data Center Group, Intel
Diane Bryant is senior vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group for Intel Corporation. She leads the worldwide organization that develops the products and technologies that power nine of every 10 servers sold worldwide. In her current role, she manages Intel’s P&L, strategy and product development for enterprise and cloud server infrastructure, high-performance computing, storage, communications and intelligent connected... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2015 4:20pm - 4:40pm
Hahn Auditorium

4:40pm

OpenStack: Changing the Face of Service Delivery
As more companies move to software-driven infrastructures, OpenStack opens up new possibilities for traditional network service providers, media production, and content providers. Micro-services, and carrier-grade service delivery become the new watchwords for those companies looking to disrupt traditional players with virtualized services running on OpenStack.

Speakers
avatar for Lew Tucker

Lew Tucker

VP and CTO of Cloud Computing, Cisco
Lew Tucker is 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. Prior to joining Cisco, he was the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Cloud Computing at Sun Microsystems. Other accomplishments in his career include Salesforce.com’s AppExchange, the java.com developer community, and the massive parallel... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2015 4:40pm - 5:00pm
Hahn Auditorium

5:00pm

NetApp Sponsor Moment
Speakers
avatar for Val Bercovici

Val Bercovici

Cloud Czar, NetApp


Wednesday August 26, 2015 5:00pm - 5:05pm
Hahn Auditorium

5:05pm

Deep Dive 3
In this deep-dive session, cloud columnist and analyst Ben Kepes will engage Randy, Diane and Lew in an exploration of how open source communities can ever get anything done in an environment where every argument is on public display. The audience will add their questions to the fray.

Moderators
avatar for Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes

Cloud Commentator
Ben Kepes, contributor for IDG, is a technology evangelist, investor, commentator and business advisor. He covers the convergence of technology, mobility, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by Cloud. His commentary has been published on Forbes, ReadWriteWeb, GigaOm, The Guardian and other print and online publications.

Speakers
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Randy Bias

VP Technology of the Emerging Technologies Division, EMC
Randy Bias is VP Technology of the Emerging Technologies Division at EMC and a Director of the OpenStack Foundation. One of the cloud computing industry’s most influential voices, Randy was an early and vocal supporter of the OpenStack project and a founding Board Member of the OpenStack Foundation. Cloudscaling, which he founded in 2006, was part of the initial OpenStack launch in summer of 2010. He led the teams that deployed the first... Read More →
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Das Kamhout

Principal Engineer, Director of Solutions Engineering, Intel
Das Kamhout is a Principal Engineer/Director of Solutions Engineering in the Intel Cloud Platforms Group, he is one of the key leaders for the software defined infrastructure (SDI) engineering and industry efforts for Intel.  He brings many years of experience as the engineering and architecture leader for the Intel IT Cloud efforts as well as extensive experience running the large scale Intel design grid.  Known as a pragmatic... Read More →
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Lew Tucker

VP and CTO of Cloud Computing, Cisco
Lew Tucker is 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. Prior to joining Cisco, he was the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Cloud Computing at Sun Microsystems. Other accomplishments in his career include Salesforce.com’s AppExchange, the java.com developer community, and the massive parallel... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2015 5:05pm - 5:25pm
Hahn Auditorium

5:25pm

Wrap
Speakers
avatar for Joe Weinman

Joe Weinman

Author, Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines
Joe Weinman was most recently Senior Vice President, Telx, responsible for leading cloud services business development and strategy. Previously, he held executive leadership positions at AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Bell Laboratories.Named a Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader by TechTarget, Weinman is the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing and Digital Disciplines. He is also the chair of the IEEE... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2015 5:25pm - 5:30pm
TBA

5:30pm

Reception Sponsored by AppFormix and Mirantis
Wednesday August 26, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
TBA
 
Thursday, August 27
 

7:30am

Registration and Breakfast
Thursday August 27, 2015 7:30am - 9:00am
TBA

9:00am

Welcome Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Alex Freedland

Alex Freedland

President, Mirantis
Alex Freedland, Co-Founder and President of Mirantis, also served as the company’s first CEO. Most recently, in the role of CFO, Alex guided the company through a number of equity and debt financing rounds. Currently, Alex oversees the Mirantis OpenStack Community contribution strategy, and serves as Chairman of the board. He was recently recognized by Business Insider as one of the “Most Important People in Cloud Computing.”


Thursday August 27, 2015 9:00am - 9:05am
Hahn Auditorium

9:05am

Roadmap for the Day
Speakers
avatar for Joe Weinman

Joe Weinman

Author, Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines
Joe Weinman was most recently Senior Vice President, Telx, responsible for leading cloud services business development and strategy. Previously, he held executive leadership positions at AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Bell Laboratories.Named a Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader by TechTarget, Weinman is the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing and Digital Disciplines. He is also the chair of the IEEE... Read More →


Thursday August 27, 2015 9:05am - 9:10am
Hahn Auditorium

9:10am

Containers: A Rapid-Fire Reality Check

The number of enterprises using containers in production is a small fraction of those exploring the technology. What’s holding back widespread adoption?

Three cloud all-stars will offer some thoughts. First, Derek Collison of Apcera will ask: “Is the VM dead?" Reclaiming the hypervisor’s roughly 15% overhead is compelling, but is that enough to kill the VM? As with many things in IT, the answer is, “it depends.”

Next up, CloudStack pioneer and Rancher founder Sheng Liang will explore the potential advantages of leveraging OpenStack’s massive ecosystem with Docker’s alluring potential and a growing community. If there is room to work together, what might that Docker+OpenStack super-ecosystem look like?

James Watters of Pivotal will then ask, “Do enterprises really care about the underlying container technology?”  Docker, Rocker, LXC, Warden—most line-of-business buyers see contains as a building block for PaaS. They want features further up the stack that let them build software faster. James will talk about why this matters for container business models, as well as some potential exceptions (think: finserv).

Magnum Project Technical Lead Adrian Otto will offer an update on the status of OpenStack’s main containers initiative.

Frederic Lardinois will then moderate a Q&A session with these four to explore their ideas in greater depth.



Moderators
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Frederic Lardinois

Writer, TechCrunch
Frederic has spent more than five years covering news and providing analysis about technology, the industry and consumer tech related to the Internet with potential to influence industry direction. At TechCrunch, his focus spans from emerging technologies and niche startups to major product advances by industry titans – all innovation focused. Before he joined TechCrunch in 2012, he founded Silicon Filter and wrote for ReadWriteWeb (now... Read More →

Speakers
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Derek Collison

CEO, Apcera
Derek Collison is founder and CEO of Apcera. An industry veteran and pioneer in large-scale distributed systems and enterprise computing, Derek has held executive positions at TIBCO Software, Google, and VMware. At TIBCO, he designed and implemented a wide range of messaging products, including Rendezvous and EMS. As TIBCO’s Senior Vice President and Chief Architect, Derek led technical and strategic product direction and delivery. He... Read More →
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Sheng Liang

CEO, Rancher Labs
Dr. Sheng Liang is co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs. Prior to starting Rancher, Sheng was CTO of the Cloud Platforms group at Citrix Systems after their acquisition of Cloud.com, where he was co-founder and CEO. Sheng has more than 15 years of experience building innovative technology. He was a co-founder at Teros, which was acquired by Citrix in 2005 and led large engineering teams at SEVEN Networks, and Openwave Systems. Sheng started his... Read More →
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Adrian Otto

Distinguished Architect, Rackspace
Adrian Otto serves as a Distinguished Architect at Rackspace. He is an active technical contributor to OpenStack, the chair of the OpenStack Containers Team, and PTL of both the Solum and Magnum projects in the OpenStack ecosystem. Adrian frequently appears at speaking engagements and is active within the standards community developing capabilities to collaborate with other industry leaders and forging common standards for cloud platforms... Read More →
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James Watters

VP of Product, Marketing, and Ecosystem for Cloud Foundry, Pivotal
James Watters is Vice President of Product, Marketing, and Ecosystem for Cloud Foundry at Pivotal. | He currently leads a 20 person product management, product marketing, business development, and solution engineering organization responsible for Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry based enterprise software and SaaS products. An expert in open cloud technologies, James is the go-to-source for many of the industry’s thought leaders and has been... Read More →


Thursday August 27, 2015 9:10am - 9:40am
Hahn Auditorium

9:40am

Intel Sponsor Moment
Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Donaldson

Jonathan Donaldson

VP & GM, Software Defined Infrastructure Group, Intel


Thursday August 27, 2015 9:40am - 9:45am
Hahn Auditorium

9:45am

Coffee Break Sponsored by VMware
Thursday August 27, 2015 9:45am - 10:05am
TBA

10:05am

Operational OpenStack
Ubuntu OpenStack is now in production at multiple national telco's. Mark will share experience gained in scale, reliability and architecture in those environments, as well as the evolution of the platform for the enterprise market. Expect a live demo of the latest OpenStack magic from Canonical!

Speakers
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Mark Shuttleworth

Founder, Canonical
Mark Shuttleworth is Founder of Ubuntu and Canonical. Mark founded security specialist Thawte before selling the company to VeriSign in 1999. In 2004, he founded Ubuntu and Canonical, combining responsibility for strategy and user experience at Canonical with roles on the Ubuntu Technical Board and Community Council.


Thursday August 27, 2015 10:05am - 10:25am
Hahn Auditorium

10:25am

Web services and microservices: the effect on vendor lock-in
Modern applications depend on web services and open source components to operate. Some of those are provided by public and private clouds, some are platform solutions or SaaS vendors, and some are provided by other parts of a microservices based application. In the old world, vendors were deeply embedded in application architecture or by direct local interfaces but with web services and open source there is far more flexibility and less lock-in. I’ll discuss how to choose the best features needed to build applications, while managing the real risk of lock-in.

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Cockcroft

Adrian Cockcroft

Technology Fellow, Battery Ventures
Adrian Cockcroft is a Technology Fellow at Battery Ventures, where he advises on technology trends and issues, helps with deal sourcing and due-diligence and speaks at events around the globe. Previously, he was Chief Architect and Director of Web Engineering at Netflix, Inc. Prior to Netflix, he worked at eBay, initially in Operations Architecture, and was a founding member of eBay Research Labs. Prior to eBay, he spent 16 years at Sun... Read More →


Thursday August 27, 2015 10:25am - 10:45am
Hahn Auditorium

10:45am

Theory vs Reality: Is Modern Tooling Helping or Hurting OpenStack Adoption?

When it comes to the tooling needed to run OpenStack in production, there are lots of opinions and preferenes. But the big question is, does modern tooling helping or hurting the adoption of OpenStack in production?

This panel will dig into the emerging trends and best practices, looking at how the theory vs the reality of OpenStack cloud in production. We’ll also talk about whether or not (and how) OpenStack needs to respond to the world of microservices and containers.

 


Moderators
avatar for Jesse Proudman

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 →

Speakers
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Luke Kanies

Founder & CEO, Puppet Labs
Luke Kanies is CEO and founder of Puppet Labs, which he founded in 2005. He has been publishing and speaking on his work in system administration since 1997, focusing on development since 2001. He has developed and published multiple simple sysadmin tools and contributed to established products like Cfengine, and has presented on Puppet and other tools around the world, including at OSCON, LISA, Linux.Conf.au, and FOSS.in. His work with... Read More →
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Nati Shalom

CTO, GigaSpaces
Nati Shalom is responsible for defining the technology roadmap and vision for GigaSpaces products, and for establishing strategic relationships with technology partners. Shalom brought to GigaSpaces his many years of experience with distributed computing and is known as an industry expert in the challenges and solutions involved in large scale deployments. As a thought leader in Cloud computing, Shalom is the founder of the cloud.org.il... Read More →
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Sumeet Singh

Founder & CEO, AppFormix
Sumeet Singh is the Founder & CEO of AppFormix. AppFormix optimizes enterprise clouds by providing sophisticated analytics and control of how virtualized infrastructure interacts with applications. Previously, Sumeet was the Principal lead for Hybrid Cloud Networking at Microsoft Azure.   Sumeet’s PhD. thesis at UCSD directly led to him co-founding NetSift, which was subsequently acquired by Cisco, where he led the... Read More →


Thursday August 27, 2015 10:45am - 11:10am
Hahn Auditorium

11:10am

Cloudfunding Fireside Chat
Is OpenStack still an attractive investment opportunity for VCs in Series A, B and C deals? Are large vendors still looking for hot startups to build out their technology portfolios? What do VCs look for in infrastructure deals? Two VCs who’ve done multiple deals in the space will share their thoughts, moderated by an OpenStack entrepreneur who recently engineered a successful exit.

Moderators
avatar for Jesse Proudman

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 →

Speakers
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Elise Huang

Partner, Westsummit Capital
Elise is a Partner of WestSummit Capital, a leading China-based global growth equity firm focused on helping high growth technology companies access the China market. Elise has over 15 years of venture capital and private equity investment experience in both the US and Asia. Prior to WestSummit, Elise was a Vice President/Head of US Investment at Vertex Venture Holdings ($1.5B VC arm of Singapore Temasek Holdings) where she oversaw all direct... Read More →
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Vivek Mehra

General Partner, August Capital
Vivek Mehra is a General Partner with August Capital. He invests broadly in IT infrastructure and areas of interest include data center technologies, systems management, security, storage, and cloud computing systems and software. Prior to joining August Capital, Vivek co-founded Cobalt Networks in 1996. As CTO & VP of Product Development, Vivek built the first successful server appliance and grew Cobalt into a worldwide leader in the... Read More →
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Dharmesh Thakker

General Partner, Battery Ventures
Dharmesh Thakker serves as a General Partner at Battery Ventures. He joined in 2015 and focuses on venture investments in areas such as cloud infrastructure, big data, security, and next-generation enterprise applications. Dharmesh is a Founding Member and Co-President of the Wharton Cleantech and Energy Network. He served as Managing Director at Intel Capital, which he joined in 2011. Dharmesh was responsible for datacenter software sector... Read More →


Thursday August 27, 2015 11:10am - 11:40am
Hahn Auditorium

11:40am

Decomposing Lithium’s monolith with Kubernetes and OpenStack
Application developers are rapidly moving to container-based models for dynamic service delivery and efficient cluster management.  In this session, we will discuss a OpenStack production environment that is rapidly evolving to leverage a hybrid cloud platform to deliver containerized micro services in a SaaS Development/Continuous Integration environment.  Kubernetes is being used to simplify and automate the service delivery model across the public/private (OpenStack, AWS, GCE) environments and is being introduced in a way that eliminates extra overhead and engineering effort.  Lithium is actively contributing to key open source upstream projects and working closely with its engineering/development teams to optimize software efficiency with an elastic cloud architecture that delivers on the benefits of cloud automation.

Speakers
avatar for Lachlan Evenson

Lachlan Evenson

Team Lead, Cloud Platform Engineering, Lithium Technologies
Resident network sage building scalable multi-tenant service provider networks that span the globe. Pushing networking boundaries in a Hybrid-Cloud SaaS environment. Passionate about infrastructure automation, architecture and cloud deployment strategy. |   | As a believer in open source, I'm an active member of the community contributing to several open source networking projects related to cloud environments. Strong hands-on engineering... Read More →


Thursday August 27, 2015 11:40am - 12:00pm
Hahn Auditorium

12:00pm

Lunch Sponsored by AppFormix
Thursday August 27, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:30pm

Canonical Sponsored Session: Enabling a choice in OpenStack - SDN and NFV as an example
OpenStack is now in production at multiple national telco's and enterprises. OpenStack is maturing and evolving at the same time. A rich ecosystem has been a critical part of this success.  At the same time service providers and the largest enterprises are embracing virtualized network functions to improve network agility and costs. John will share experience gained in scaling openstack with SDNs, as well as the evolution of the platform as OpenStack is becoming a platform for innovation, a reliable environment.

Speakers
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John Zannos

Vice President of Cloud Alliances and Ecosystem, Canonical
John Zannos is Vice President of Cloud Alliances and Ecosystem at Canonical. He is  | responsible for execution of the Ubuntu Cloud Platform business, ecosystem, partnerships,  | alliances and Telecom strategy.  During his career John has lead business and technology  | efforts around cloud computing, telecom, utility computing, hosting, application management,  | disaster recovery, security, unified communications, and... Read More →


Thursday August 27, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
BO3 (Lovelace)

1:30pm

IBM Sponsored Session: Crystal Ball Gazing - IBM OpenStack PTLs & Cores Predict the Future of OpenStack
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.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Angel Diaz

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 →
avatar for Catherine Diep

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 →
avatar for Jesse Proudman

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
BO1

1:30pm

Nimble Storage Sponsored Session: The Physics of Storage for the Cloud
The three pillars of all datacenter infrastructure, cloud or not, are Network, Compute, and Storage.  Within the domain of Storage exist many choices with massive variation in capabilities and costs.  Of those choices boil down to Local, SAN, and Distributed.  This discussion will explore how to make sense of the technology options and provide food for thought on how to efficiently spend IT dollars to meet the demands of your cloud.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Borsari

Bill Borsari

OpenStack Specialist, Nimble Storage
Stacking since 2011, Bill has a diverse technology background including enterprise support, digital forensics, mobile software, Fabric compute, Scale out NAS, and Enterprise block storage.  He also runs an OpenStack Operators Meetup in the Bay Area.  When not white boarding storage for the fortune 100, he enjoys working on classic computers and time with his family.  


Thursday August 27, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
BO4 (Boole)

1:30pm

Oracle Sponsored Session: Evolving OpenStack into a platform designed to meet the needs of the Enterprise
Many Enterprises are already reaping the agility and efficiency benefits by leveraging OpenStack to manage their test and development infrastructure. But is that where it ends? Does OpenStack remain relegated to an infrastructure management and automation solution? What's really needed for OpenStack to become an sufficient platform for cloud service development and hosting in today's  Enterprise? How does OpenStack itself need to evolve to rise to this challange? In this talk, presented by Markus Flierl, Vice President, Solaris Engineering we will explore these questions and more.

Speakers
avatar for Markus Flierl

Markus Flierl

Vice President, Oracle Solaris Core Engineering, Oracle
Markus Flierl is Vice President of Oracle Solaris Core Technology Development and Product Management. Markus has 15+ years of product development experience, most of which is in systems software development. At Oracle Markus expanded the scope of Oracle Solaris and turned it into a comprehensive cloud platform which includes both container as well as hypervisor based virtualization, OpenStack cloud management as well as Software Defined... Read More →


Thursday August 27, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
BO2

2:00pm

Break
Thursday August 27, 2015 2:00pm - 2:20pm
TBA

2:20pm

NFV Fireside Chat: Big Questions About NFV

If you’re following NFV, then you know that the biggest questions revolve around NFV use cases, feature completeness, and production readiness.

In this session, we’ll talk to NFV early adopters carrier/service providers, and learn more about NFV use cases,the benefits they are seeing, and their POC and production plans for different use cases.

We’ll talk about the network service agility vs the allure of cost advantages. Find out how what the OPNFV project is doing to define an open source reference architecture.

Learn more about what’s missing that is needed to drive NFV to wider adoption, and what differentiates POC use cases (like virtual firewall) from the more sophisticated production applications (like vEPC).

Finally, we’ll talk what’s happening in OpenStack that is accelerating NFV adoption, including changes in Nova and Neutron to accelerate performance of VNFs, including a word or two about containers and VNFs.


Moderators
avatar for Sutapa Bansal

Sutapa Bansal

Director, Product Management, Mirantis
Before becoming the Director of Product Management at Mirantis, Sutapa was responsible for product management of Cisco InterCloud Fabric: product for enabling secure hybrid clouds across private and public clouds. Prior to Cisco, she spent many years at Juniper networks in product marketing and engineering roles for the data center products. Prior to Juniper, Sutapa has worked for several  companies including Hughes, Lucent Technologies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Valentina Alaria

Valentina Alaria

Senior Director Product and Solutions Marketing, PLUMgrid
Valentina Alaria is senior director of product and solutions marketing at PLUMgrid. She has participated in the development of data center network infrastructure technologies for more than 10 years. Her background includes network virtualization and OpenStack, and she has filed multiple patents in network monitoring and traffic engineering. Valentina held engineering, product and marketing roles at Cisco and Nicira before joining PLUMgrid... Read More →
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Ronen Kofman

VP of Product Management, Mirantis
Ronen Kofman is VP of Product Management at Mirantis responsible for product strategy focusing on creating a pure play, enterprise grade solution for customers. Ronen works closely with industry leading technology companies to help make OpenStack the solution of choice for private and public clouds. Prior to Mirantis Ronen was Director of Product Development for Oracle OpenStack. Ronen initiated, built and led Oracle’s OpenStack efforts in... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Mitry

Andrew Mitry

Lead Architect, Comcast
Two decades of experience in the technology industry, I have worked with open source, commercially provided, and proprietary technologies to provide efficient, effective, secure, and continuous infrastructure operations for expanding global platforms. As a technology leader and architect for 10 of those years, I led and oversaw the design and timely deployment of infrastructure through coordinating with technical and business teams... Read More →
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Christopher Price

Open Source Manager for SDN, Cloud and NFV, Ericsson
Chris leads open source industry collaboration for Ericsson in the areas of NFV, Cloud & SDN from the CTO’s office in Sweden and is an active member of the technical steering comitee’s of the OpenDaylight and OPNFV Projects. Chris’ experiences include leading Ericssons’ IP&Broadband network architecture and standardization teams with a rich history in development of systems and technology in the areas of network... Read More →


Thursday August 27, 2015 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Hahn Auditorium

2:50pm

OpenStack Then and Now
Mark will be interviewed by Bill, discussing his take on how OpenStack has changed from the early days when the community was focused on compute and object storage to a broad, diverse project that has matured into a standard enterprise offering. Mark will also discuss the vision for deeper maturation as OpenStack expands from bare metal and virtualization into containers and other service-oriented technologies.

Moderators
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William L. Franklin

Vice President, Engineering, HP Cloud
William L. Franklin's experience spans more than 25 years, leading successful teams of software development technologists in a variety of cross-functional environments. These teams delivered enterprise products that include operating systems, database engines, migration tools, and e-commerce. This experience has been refined during a career that included Vice President of Engineering roles at Sun Microsystems... Read More →

Speakers
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Mark Interrante

Senior Vice President, Engineering, HP
Mark Interrante, Senior Vice President, Engineering at HP, is responsible for the Cloud Business Unit’s R&D organization. He leads teams that develop and deliver software for Helion OpenStack, the Developer Platform, CloudSystem, and the Managed Cloud. He has been deeply involved in OpenStack from the beginning and is passionate about open source software, particularly its potential to build communities that can change the world. Prior to... Read More →


Thursday August 27, 2015 2:50pm - 3:10pm
Hahn Auditorium

3:10pm

Digital Disciplines: Attaining Market Leadership through the Cloud
Joe wraps the event by delineating four generic strategies used by leading tech companies and traditional blue chips to leverage a variety of information technologies: information excellence, i.e., better processes; solution leadership, i.e., cloud-connected smart, digital products and services; collective intimacy, i.e., big-data-based algorithms to enhance customer relationships; and accelerated innovation through open source, challenges, and innovation networks.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Weinman

Joe Weinman

Author, Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines
Joe Weinman was most recently Senior Vice President, Telx, responsible for leading cloud services business development and strategy. Previously, he held executive leadership positions at AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Bell Laboratories.Named a Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader by TechTarget, Weinman is the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing and Digital Disciplines. He is also the chair of the IEEE... Read More →


Thursday August 27, 2015 3:10pm - 3:30pm
Hahn Auditorium

3:30pm

Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Joe Weinman

Joe Weinman

Author, Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines
Joe Weinman was most recently Senior Vice President, Telx, responsible for leading cloud services business development and strategy. Previously, he held executive leadership positions at AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Bell Laboratories.Named a Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader by TechTarget, Weinman is the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing and Digital Disciplines. He is also the chair of the IEEE... Read More →


Thursday August 27, 2015 3:30pm - 3:40pm
Hahn Auditorium