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Robert Esker

NetApp
Sr. Product Manager, Cloud Solutions

Rob’s involvement in OpenStack dates to the origins of the community in 2010.  He founded and continues to lead NetApp’s efforts in his role as Senior Product Manager for OpenStack. He¹s been engaged as an architect of deployments, an ATC (technical contributor to the community), is NetApp’sOpenStack Foundation representative, and is a regular speaker at OpenStack Design Summits, conferences and user groups.  He’s charged with strategy, integration and development of NetApp portfolio technologies in and around

OpenStack as well as business development, organizational and process alignment for going to market.  His tenure at NetApp began as the Technical Account Manager (technical liaison) to Oracle and then as a co-founder of NetApp’s telco & service provider cloud architecture team.In the 8 years prior to NetApp, Rob was at Apple serving in a variety of roles ranging from building and directing a team of pre-sales consultative subject matter experts, to serving as Technical Attaché to the CEO and the Board of Directors reporting to Steve Jobs. A former U.S. Marine, he resides in Austin, Texas with his wife and two daughters.