OpenStack Summit May 2015 Vancouver has ended
Tuesday, May 19 • 4:40pm - 5:20pm
Mad Stacks: Beyond Thunderdome

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Moderator: Randy Bias

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. 

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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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →

Boris Renski

SVP, Telecom Business Development, Mirantis
Boris Renski is Co-Founder and SVP, Telecom Business Development of Mirantis.

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

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