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Thursday, May 21 • 9:50am - 10:30am
An Investor Perspective - What's Next for OpenStack?

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There is an enormous opportunity for new businesses in the OpenStack ecosystem. There have been some early exits, some early disappointments as well as some very promising startups created that are clear leaders. In this session - you will hear from several investors who spend time in infrastructure investing and get their thoughts on where things are headed in terms of funding for OpenStack related companies. What types are companies are interesting, where would these investors put their money today and what would they do differently? Moderated by Ryan Floyd (Storm Ventures) and Dharmesh Thakker (Battery Ventures). Additional investors TBA.

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Ryan Floyd

Managing Director Storm Ventures, Storm Ventures
  | Ryan is a founding Managing Director of Storm Ventures. At Storm Ventures, Ryan focuses on enterprise IT and has primarily invested in SaaS (Crowd Factory / Acquired by Marketo, BlackStratus), mobile (Appcelerator) and cloud/infrastructure related companies (Hubpages, Kidaro/Acquired by Microsoft, MetaCloud, Splashtop and Swiftstack). He has also invested in semiconductors/components as well (SandForce /Acquired by LSI and Ignis Optics... Read More →


Steven Hallett

VP Cloud Infrastructure Engineering, Symantec
Steve leads infrastructure and platform development for Symantec’s new Cloud Platform Engineering (CPE) group. Symantec's CPE group is chartered with building and running essential platform and infrastructure services for next generation Symantec products and services. Steve has extensive and broad-based technology development, operations, and business management experience. He has been featured for leadership in OpenStack operational... Read More →

Thursday May 21, 2015 9:50am - 10:30am
Room 116/117

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