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Monday, May 12


Keynote: Rise of the Superuser
Over the last year, we've seen a shift in the OpenStack community, as users are speaking up directly and with the help of their technology partners to make an impact on the software produced. We've also learned how these users are pioneering changes in their own organizations and helping them become more competitive. In this session, Jonathan Bryce will introduce the growing community of OpenStack Superusers, including special guests Glenn Ferguson of Wells Fargo Bank and Chris Launey of Walt Disney Company.

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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... Read More →
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Glenn Ferguson

Head of Private Cloud Enablement, Wells Fargo Bank
Leading up to his role as the Head of Private Cloud Enablement at Wells Fargo, Glenn has gained significant experience in the area of Cloud Computing which began with his role as the first of four software engineers hired at LoudCloud to create Opsware. Most recently Glenn was the... Read More →
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Chris Launey

Director, Cloud Services & Architecture, Walt Disney Company
Chris Launey is the Director of Cloud Hosting in Technology Solutions & Services division at the Walt Disney Company, an organization that lives at the intersection of the quickly shifting demands of a media and entertainment company and the mission of a managed service provider to... Read More →

Monday May 12, 2014 9:00am - 9:35am
General Session Exhibit Hall B1


Rackspace Keynote: Just Rebels? Or A Rebel Alliance?

OpenStack’s remarkable progress, traction with users and vibrant community changed the course of computing. But that’s not enough to keep this thing going in the face of intensified competition and mounting complexity. Now we have to get big. That means extending what the cloud can be, embracing interoperability and engaging more diverse contributors. It means coming together to define what users need and making it strong enough to scale.

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Troy Toman

Troy Toman oversees Rackspace’s OpenStack strategy and works closely with internal teams to develop the company’s open source efforts. In more than seven years as a Racker, Troy has served in a number of cross-departmental development and operations functions. He previously managed... Read More →

Monday May 12, 2014 9:40am - 10:05am
General Session Exhibit Hall B1


Dell Keynote: Innovation in the Enterprise, Powered by OpenStack

VP and Chief Technology Officer, Sam Greenblatt will deliver Dell’s perspective for how OpenStack is creating innovation in the enterprise today and in the future. Sam will be joined by Tim Yeaton, SVP Red Hat to discuss how Red Hat and Dell will collaborate to provide upstream contributions to OpenStack and how we will make enterprises of all types successful with OpenStack. 

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Sam Greenblatt

VP & Chief Technology Officer, Enterprise Solutions Group, Dell
Greenblatt is heavily involved in the architecture, communication and technical promotion of Dell's Enterprise family of products. He helps drive Dell’s ESG development teams toward a strong and unified architectural construct, while externally translating and communicating Dell’s... Read More →

Monday May 12, 2014 10:05am - 10:30am
General Session Exhibit Hall B1


Announcements from the OpenStack Foundation
Monday May 12, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
General Session Exhibit Hall B1
Tuesday, May 13


Keynote by Mark Collier
Featuring OpenStack Users AT&T, DigitalFilm Tree and Sony.

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Guillaume Aubuchon

CTO, DigitalFilm Tree
Guillaume Aubuchon has spent the past decade melding the latest in technological innovation with the century old tradition of filmmaking. He has helped keep DigitalFilm Tree at the forefront of innovation in Hollywood, as highlighted by DigitalFilm Tree’s recognition in 2014 by... Read More →
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Mark Collier

COO, OpenStack Foundation
Mark has spent his career working on technologies that disrupt industries, from "a computer on every desk", when he worked at Dell in the 90's as a product manager, to the digital music shift as Senior Director of Business Development at Yahoo! Music, to the cloud computing era, where... Read More →
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Toby Ford

Assistant Vice President, AT&T
As the AVP of Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Architecture & Strategy for AT&T, Toby Ford leads technology efforts around AT&T's cloud offerings both internally and externally focused. Currently, Mr. Ford is responsible for shepherding SDN and NFV projects on the AT&T’s Integrated... Read More →
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Joel Johnston

Enterprise Architect, Sony Computer Entertainment America
Joel is currently the Platform Architect for Sony Computer Entertainment America’s World Wide Studios Global IT Group supporting PlayStation. Joel is responsible for plotting the course as it pertains to cloud technology and application automation.  Joel and his talented co-workers... Read More →

Tuesday May 13, 2014 9:00am - 9:45am
General Session Exhibit Hall B1


SolidFire Keynote: The Data Center Becomes the Computer: The Role of OpenStack in the Next Generation Data Center

In this keynote, SolidFire, CEO Dave Wright will discuss his vision for the Next Generation Data Center. The time is now for OpenStack to deliver on its promise as a critical enabling technology in the transformation of how IT services are being delivered by service providers and enterprises globally. Customers and partners will join SolidFire on stage throughout this keynote to discuss the innovation happening across the OpenStack ecosystem to increase the agility, automation, predictability, and scale of IT infrastructure. 

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Dave Wright

Founder and CEO, SolidFire
Dave Wright, SolidFire CEO and founder, left Stanford in 1998 to help start GameSpy Industries, a leader in online videogame media, technology, and software. While at GameSpy, Dave led the team that created a backend infrastructure powering thousands of games and millions of gamers... Read More →

Tuesday May 13, 2014 9:50am - 10:15am
General Session Exhibit Hall B1


Canonical Keynote
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Mark Shuttleworth

Founder, Canonical
Mark is founder of Ubuntu, a popular free operating system for desktops and servers, and leads product design at Canonical. Mark champions design-driven development and has a focus on quality and cadence in the engineering work done at Canonical. While studying finance and IT at the University of Cape Town... Read More →

Tuesday May 13, 2014 10:20am - 10:45am
General Session Exhibit Hall B1