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Tuesday, May 19 • 4:40pm - 5:20pm
Mad Stacks: Beyond Thunderdome

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Moderator: Randy Bias

Panel:
Jesse Proudman, Founder and CTO, Blue Box

Chris Kemp, Founder and CSO, Nebula

Chris MacGown, Founder and CTO, Piston Cloud

Boris Renski, Founder and CMO, Mirantis

Judged by:
Caroline McCrory, Cloudsoft and two guest members from the audience

The Thunderdome is back. This full-house session from the Paris Summit is reloaded for Vancouver. But this time, panelists will have to fight to survive, and guest judges chosen from the audience by cloud warrior and Cloudsoft VP Business Development Caroline McCrory will decide who wins.

In this panel, experts who have deployed OpenStack in each of five methodologies — services, appliances, distros, DIY and consulting — will engage in a debate, each making their cases for the best OpenStack deployment model. 

Randy Bias, OpenStack entrepreneur and EMC exec will ask the questions and hold panelists’ feet to the fire for responsible answers. Guest judges will have the final say, lifting score cards to signal their reactions to the performances, Olympic style.

The Thunderdome will strip away vendor shill and cloudwashing, forcing panelists to give direct and unambiguous responses to tough questions about how to move OpenStack from PoC to production. It’s equal parts honest critique, practical advice and tweet-worthy entertainment.

 Join us at the Thunderdome. Those who are squeamish, light-sensitive, have weak a stomach, or ate a heavy lunch, you’ve been warned. 

Speakers
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Randy Bias

VP Technology, Emerging Technology Division, EMC
His prescient views on the profound disruption caused by cloud computing have made Randy Bias one of the industry’s most influential voices. He is an evangelist who was among the first to articulate the generational transition of IT from the “first platform” (mainframe computing) to the “second platform” (enterprise computing) and then to the “third platform” (cloud computing). He also popularized the... Read More →
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Chris C Kemp

Founder of Nebula & OpenStack, Nebula
Chris founded and launched Nebula in July of 2011 to disrupt enterprise computing and ignite a new era of global innovation after serving as NASA's Chief Technology Officer. At NASA, Chris co-founded the OpenStack project and led the Nebula project, NASA's cloud computing initiative. Chris also served as the Chairman of the White House Federal Cloud Computing Standards Working Group and was a member of the Cloud Computing Executive Steering... Read More →
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Christopher MacGown

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Christopher MacGown is the Chief Technology Officer at Piston. Prior to co-founding Piston Cloud Computing, Christopher was an early employee of Slicehost before its acquisition by Rackspace in 2008. Christopher is an originating member of OpenStack's Nova-core development team. Recent projects include serving as senior engineer on the Global Earthquake Model project, driving the development of a highly scalable earthquake modeling engine.
avatar for Caroline McCrory

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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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 →


Tuesday May 19, 2015 4:40pm - 5:20pm
Room 114/115

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