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Wednesday, May 20 • 9:00am - 9:40am
Ask the Experts: Are Containers a Threat to OpenStack?

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Ask the Experts: Are Containers a Threat to OpenStack?
This all-star panel discussion will discuss and debate if containers are a threat to OpenStack. This panel discussion will be recorded as a "Speaking in Tech" Podcast which is distributed by Europe's largest tech publication, The Register.


Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Can containers replace OpenStack in the enterprise?

  • Where do Kubernetes and Mesos compete and where are they complimentary?

  • What role does Docker have in OpenStack?

  • Is it practical to use a combination of Kubernetes and Docker to completely replace OpenStack and KVM?


Jan Mark Holzer – CTO Office, Red Hat

Kenneth Hui – Business Development Manager, EMC

Caroline McCrory –Cloudsoft VP Business Development

Jesse Proudman – CTO and Founder, Blue Box

Manju Ramanathpura, CTO – Intelligent Platforms, HDS

Boris Renski- Co-founder and CMO at Mirantis

Greg Knieriemen, HDS, Panel Moderator

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Jan Mark Holzer

CTO Office, Red Hat
Before joining Red Hat I worked at DEC/Compaq/HP in their Tru64 UNIX engineering group,later moved into their architecture strategy group | Joined Red Hat in 2004 to become a member of the CTO Office | Focusing on customer engagments and engineering relationships | Interested in large scale OpenStack deployments and how to operationalize them |   |  
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Kenneth Hui

Director of Technical Marketing, Platform9, Platform9
I am the Director of Technical Marketing and Partner Alliances at Platform9, where we are enabling customers to be successful through our SaaS managed private cloud solution.  My passion is to help IT deliver value through collaboration, automation, and cloud computing.  I am an OpenStack Ambassador and a VMware vExpert.  I blog about cloud computing, distributed systems, OpenStack, VMware, and Platform9 at... Read More →
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Greg Knieriemen

Hitachi Data Systems Technology Evangelist, Hitachi
Greg is the Hitachi Data Systems Technology Evangelist and helps drive and communicate the vision and application of Hitachi Data Systems technology through various channels. Greg is also the host of the Speaking in Tech Podcast which is distributed by Europe's largest tech publication, The Register. Greg has over 15 years experience using, deploying and marketing enterprise IT solutions.
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Caroline McCrory

VP of Business Development, Cloudsoft
Caroline is a tech industry veteran with over 20 years experience leading projects focused on strategy and business transformation for Fortune 500 companies using technologies such as cloud computing, converged infrastructures and modern software development methods. She has also driven global data center consolidation projects for enterprise customers. | | Caroline has a background in network and security engineering, enterprise operations... Read More →
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Jesse Proudman

CTO, Blue Box, an IBM Company, Blue Box
In 2003, technology entrepreneur Jesse Proudman parlayed his passion for the “plumbing” of the Internet into the creation of Blue Box Group, a Seattle-based private cloud hosting company. As Founder and CTO, Proudman has guided the company’s rapid growth and multiple successful funding rounds. He received GeekWire’s 2014 Young Entrepreneur of the Year honor,  and is a member of the 2013 class of Puget Sound Business... Read More →
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Manju Ramanathpura

CTO - Intelligent Platforms, Hitachi Data Systems
I am a member of Hitachi Data Systems’ Office of Technology & Planning team, working as a CTO for Intelligent Platforms. In my role, I work closely with strategic clients, research communities, open source communities and various Hitachi’s internal organizations to drive continuous innovation. Before joining HDS, I worked in product management and engineering roles with Cisco Systems Inc., for several switching and routing products.
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Boris Renski

Co-Founder and CMO at Mirantis, Mirantis
Boris is responsible for helping define Mirantis’ strategic vision and executing on it in the marketplace across the OpenStack ecosystem and beyond. Boris’s influence was instrumental in Mirantis’ current focus on OpenStack. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation. | During the last 15 years, Boris held several executive positions with the companies he helped establish. He was a founder and CEO of... Read More →

Wednesday May 20, 2015 9:00am - 9:40am
Room 211

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