Speakers

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Keynote Speakers

Correy Voo

Correy Voo

Chairman and President,
Open Data Center Alliance
Infrastructure CTO,
UBS

Session - Open Data Center Alliance Forecast Keynote; ODCA Board Best Practice: UBS; Hot Topic Panel: DevOps as Cloud Adoption Accelerant

Responsible for defining and managing strategies, architectures, engineering design oversight, and portfolio alignment of products and services for UBS Platform Services which...

Correy Voo

David Linthicum

SVP, Cloud Technology Partners
Cloud Computing Analyst, Gigaom Research

Session - Keynote: State of Cloud Migration…What's Occurring Now, and What Will in 2015 and 2016; Hot Topic Panel: Service Orchestration for the Enterprise

David Linthicum is an internationally known cloud computing visionary, technology innovator, and agent of change. Dave’s industry experience includes tenures as CTO and CEO of several successful public and private software companies, and upper-level...

Shannon Poulin

Shannon Poulin

Vice President, Data Center Group
General Manager, Datacenter Marketing Group
General Manager, Enterprise IT Solutions Group
Intel Corporation

Session - Underwriting Sponsor Keynote

Shannon Poulin is a Vice President in the Data Center Group, General Manager of the Datacenter Marketing Group and General Manager of the Enterprise IT Solutions Group...

Snehal Desai

Snehal Desai

Director, Information Technology
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Session - Luminary Keynote: The Magic Behind the Magic - Using Technology to Enhance Guest Experience at Disney

Bio Coming soon

Moderators and Presenters

Allyson Klein

Allyson Klein

Director of Leadership Marketing
Intel Corporation
Lead Marketing Advisor, Open Data Center Alliance

Session - Benefits of ODCA Membership

Klein Allyson is the Director of Leadership Marketing within Intel's Data Center and Connected Systems Group. In this role she oversees the marketing...

Amit Sanyal

Amit Sanyal

Senior Director of Product Management and Technical Marketing
Dell Networking

Session - Hot Topic Panel: Software Defined Networks in the Enterprise

Amit Sanyal is a Senior Director of Product Management and Technical Marketing at Dell Networking. He has more than years of engineering and product management experience in...

Anand Chaganty

Anand Chaganty

Product Manager, Cloud & Infrastructure Services Group
Infosys

Session - Enabled by Cloud; ODCA U: Cloud Service Brokering

Anand Chaganty is a Product Manager with the Cloud & Infrastructure Services Group in Infosys. In his current role, he leads the Product Management for the Cloud Ecosystem Hub solution...

Arun Jacob

Arun Jacob

Director of Product Management
HP

Session - Hot Topic Panel: Exploiting Data for Enterprise Advantage

Arun Jacob is a Director of Product Management at Hewlett-Packard on the Helion team. He is the product manager for the Marketplace Service within the Helion...

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes

Founder and Principal
Diversity Limited

Session - Hot Topic Panel: To SaaS or Not to SaaS: Application of SaaS solutions in the enterprise

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology...

Bette Clem

Bette Clem

Technical Program Manager, IT Collaboration & Productivity Engineering Group
Intel Corporation

Session - Hackathon

Bette is a technical program manager in the Intel IT collaboration & productivity engineering group, focused on collaboration solutions implementations...

Catherine Spence

Catherine Spence

IT Principal Engineer
Intel Corporation

Session - Exploring Platform as a Service; Hot Topic Panel: To SaaS or Not to SaaS: Application of SaaS solutions in the enterprise; Welcome to ODCA U; Hackathon; Forecast Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony

In addition to her role as the chair of the Technical Coordination Committee of the Open Data Center Alliance, Catherine Spence is a senior Enterprise Architect and...

Chris Swan

Chris Swan

CTO
CohesiveFT

Session - Implementing and Managing Cloud Networks; ODCAU: Software Defined Networking - What's New?

Chris Swan is CTO at CohesiveFT, where he focuses on product development and product delivery. Chris was previously at UBS where...

Dana Gardner

Dana Gardner

Principal Analyst,
Interarbor Solutions,
LLC

Session - Hot Topic Panel: DevOps as Cloud Adoption Accelerant

Dana Gardner is president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions, an enterprise IT analysis, market research, and consulting firm. His ongoing blog and podcast series...

Das Kamhout

Das Kamhout

Cloud Orchestration Architect
Principal Engineer, Intel Coporation
Former Technical Workgroup Advisor, Open Data Center Alliance

Session - Hot Topic Panel: Build vs. Buy

Das Kamhout is the Intel IT Cloud lead, in this role he leads the architecture, strategy and execution of the Intel IT Cloud Journey...

David Casper

David Casper

CTO North America, Moogsoft
Co-Chair, Infrastructure Workgroup, Open Data Center Alliance

Session - Implementing and Managing Cloud Networks; ODCA U: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS); ODCA U: Cloud-Aware Applications; Hot Topic Panel: DevOps as Cloud Adoption Accelerant; Benefits of ODCA Membership

Bio Coming soon

Derek Palma

Derek Palma

President/CTO/Founder,
Vnomic

Session - TOSCA: An Open Standard for Business Application Agility and Portability in the Cloud

Derek Palma is Founder and CTO at Vnomic, a pioneer in the declarative delivery and governance of complex applications on software defined infrastructures...

Dr. P. A. Subrahmanyam

Dr. P. A. Subrahmanyam

Big Data Workgroup
Cloud Security Alliance

Session - Hot Topic Panel: Exploiting Data for Enterprise Advantage

Dr. P. A. Subrahmanyam ("Subra") has been a Consulting Professor at Stanford University. At CyberKnowledge, he is also engaged in Strategy/technology consulting for startups...

Dr. Simone Rudolph

Dr. Simone Rudolph

Manager, Risk Assurance Solutions
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Session - Gold Sponsor Session: T-Systems, presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers

Dr. Simone Rudolph is a Manager with PwC's Risk Assurance Solutions (RAS).She focuses on the topics of information technology, especially Cloud Computing...

Dustin Hicks

Dustin Hicks

Information Architect
Microsoft

Session - Exploring Platform as a Service

Dustin Hicks is a Microsoft Azure Technology Specialist living in Silicon Valley. As the son of a military computer scientist, Dustin was exposed to computers at a very young age and...

Ed Simmons

Ed Simmons

Co-Chair, Infrastructure Workgroup, Open Data Center Alliance

Session - Cloud Procurement and Commercials; Hot Topic Panel: To SaaS or Not to SaaS: Application of SaaS Solutions in the Enterprise; Maximizing Your Cloud Service Quality and Costs; ODCA U: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS); ODCA U: Bringing Agility in Cloud Risk Management; Benefits of ODCA Membership

Ed Simmons has worked for 20 plus years in distributed computing on Wall Street. Ed was architect of Merrill Lynch's first public website as well as...

Hiroshi Honjo

Hiroshi Honjo

Senior Manager,
Data Center Business,
NTT DATA Corporation

Session - Hot Topic Panel: To SaaS or Not to SaaS: Application of SaaS solutions in the enterprise

Hiroshi Honjo is Senior Manager of Data Center Business in NTT DATA Corporation headquarters, Tokyo in Japan. He is responsible of Global Business Alliance to manage and accelerate customers' global IT outsourcing projects, ...

J Michel Metz

J Michel Metz

Sr. Product Manager
Cisco Systems

Session - Hot Topic Panel: Software Defined Networks in the Enterprise

J Metz is a Sr. Product Manager for Cisco, focusing on Storage strategy and products for the Data Center Group. The primary focus of his work is involved in the development of converged networking...

Jack Pouchet

Jack Pouchet

Vice President, Business Development and Energy Initiatives, Hyperscale Solutions,
Emerson Network Power
Board Member and Vice President, The Green Grid

Session - Hot Topic Panel: Build vs. Buy

Jack Pouchet is the Vice President of Business Development and Energy Initiatives, Hyperscale Solutions at Emerson Network Power. Based in Southern California, Jack works...

Jamie O'Meara

Jamie O'Meara

Community Engineer
Pivotal

Session - Exploring Platform as a Service

Jamie O'Meara is a Community Engineer for Pivotal, with an emphasis on Platform as a Service (PaaS)...

Jens Fuchs

Jens Fuchs

Vice President, Cloud Platform Services
SAP SE

Session - Hot Topic Panel: Software Defined Networks in the Enterprise

Fuchs is Vice President for Cloud Platform Services at SAP SE. He is responsible for leading SAP's global cloud (technology/infrastructure) platform services operations and...

John Landy

John Landy

Chief Technology Officer
Datapipe

Session - Verne Global Platinum Sponsor Session: Making Better Business Decisions with Big Data and IoT

John brings over 22 years of experience working in software development and architecture, focused mainly on building highly secure, scalable, Software-as-a-Service solutions...

John Wilmes

John Wilmes

Director of IoT Projects, TM Forum Distinguished Fellow, TM Forum
Co-founder, Svarog Technology Group

Session - Hot Topic Panel: Service Orchestration for the Enterprise

John Wilmes is Director of IoT Projects at TM Forum and a TM Forum Distinguished Fellow who recently co-founded network functions virtualization (NFV) innovator Svarog...

Jonathan Bryce

Jonathan Bryce

Excutive Director
OpenStack Foundation

Session - Open Your Datacenter

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...

Jonathan H. King

Jonathan H. King

Vice President, Cloud Strategy and Business Development
CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Session - Hot Topic Panel: Build vs. Buy

Jonathan H. King is Vice President, Cloud Strategy and Business Development for CenturyLink Technology Solutions. In this role, Jonathan leads cloud strategy...

Jorge Balcells

Jorge Balcells

Director of Technical Services
Verne Global

Session - Verne Global Platinum Sponsor Session: Making Better Business Decisions with Big Data and IoT

Mr. Balcells is currently acting as Director of Technical Services at Verne Global. His responsibilities include thought-leadership for future data center design, as well as operational best practices...

Josh Barry

Josh Barry

Senior Product Manager
HP

Session - HP Platinum Sponsor Session: Why Open Platforms Matter to Enterprises and Developers

Josh Barry is a Senior Product Manager at HP focused on building cloud-native solutions for development and operations teams. He has direct responsibility for Application...

Julianne Idlet

Julianne Idlet

Staff
CYCLE Kids

Session - Hackathon

CYCLE Kids began in 2004 when Julie became aware of the alarming numbers of children developing type II diabetes. As an avid cyclist from a very young age, Julie’s vision...

Karen Keehan

Karen Keehan

Lead ODCA Advisor

Session - Benefits of ODCA Membership

Karen Keehan works in Intel's Datacenter Marketing Group and is the Lead Advisor to the ODCA’s Board of Directors. She started work with the ODCA as the Director of Industry...

Kaushik Kunal Das

Kaushik Kunal Das

Senior Principal Data Scientist
Pivotal Software, Inc.

Session - Hot Topic Panel: Exploiting Data for Enterprise Advantage

Kaushik Kunal Das is the Senior Principal Data Scientist with Pivotal. His job is to formulate data science problems and solve them using the Pivotal Big Data Platform...

Ken Lee

Ken Lee

Senior Director of Product Marketing
Virtualization & Cloud Platforms
Networking, Cloud & Service Provider Group
Citrix Systems, Inc.

Session - Hot Topic Panel: Service Orchestration for the Enterprise

Ken Lee is senior director of product marketing for virtualization and cloud platform products in the Networking, Cloud & Service Provider Group, and heads up core...

Kevin Clarke

Kevin Clarke

Director of Cloud Engineering
Verizon Terremark

Session - ODCAU: Software Defined Networking - What's New?; Hot Topic Panel: Software Defined Networks in the Enterprise

Kevin Clarke is the Director of Cloud Platform Engineering for Verizon Terremark. He is responsible for building the Verizon cloud platform that brings "Cloud without Compromise" computing to the Enterprise...

Lance Friend

Lance Friend

SVP
Capgemini

Session - Hot Topic Panel: To SaaS or Not to SaaS: Application of SaaS solutions in the enterprise; Hot Topic Panel: Service Orchestration for the Enterprise

Lance has over 17 years in the IT industry and has worked for both service integrators and technology suppliers. He is globally responsible for Capgemini’s Dynamic Services, focused on leading edge Infrastructure Services...

Laurent Liscia

Laurent Liscia

CEO and Executive Director
OASIS

Session - Hot Topic Panel: Service Orchestration for the Enterprise

Laurent Liscia, Ph.D., CEO and Executive Director at OASIS, provides leadership, operational oversight, and strategic vision for the consortium. He represents OASIS...

Manish Patil

Manish Patil

Sr. Director for Technical Strategy & Engineered Solutions
Dell Enterprise Solutions group

Session - Dell Platinum Sponsor Session: ODCA and Its Role in the Future of Data Centers

Manish Patil is a Sr. Director for Technical Strategy & Engineered Solutions for Dell Enterprise Solutions Group. Manish has served various engineering, product development and operations roles in his career with...

Marvin Wheeler

Marvin Wheeler

Executive Director
Open Data Center Alliance

Session - Hot Topic Panel: Exploiting Data for Enterprise Advantage; ODCA Board Q&A Panel

Marvin Wheeler has extensive experience directing corporate initiatives and developing strategic alliances with key corporate partners in order to help companies maintain...

Matt Rutkowski

Matt Rutkowski

Sr. Engineer and Master Inventor
IBM

Session - TOSCA: An Open Standard for Business Application Agility and Portability in the Cloud

Matt Rutkowski is Sr. Engineer and Master Inventor at IBM and has worked to develop open infrastructure and industry standards and open source for over 15 years in areas such as Government, Banking and Digital Media and Entertainment...

Natasha Sakina Alani

Natasha Sakina Alani

Director for Citywide Teen Services
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco

Session - Hackathon

At BGCSF Natasha works with staff to ensure staff are supported, programming is relevant, and the private sector is engaged to create an integrated and innovative Youth Workforce Development Program...

Nikhil Sharma

Nikhil Sharma

Sr. Director, Next Gen Cloud Solutions, Office of CTO
EMC Corporation

Session - Gold Sponsor Session: EMC Corp - Build a hybrid cloud

Nikhil Sharma is currently the Senior Director of Next Gen Cloud Solutions, Corporate Office of CTO, at EMC. His team, at EMC, rolled out solutions...

Oguzhan (Ozzy) Genis

Oguzhan (Ozzy) Genis

Vice President, Cloud & Infrastructure Delivery and Customer Officer of the Office of the CIO
SAP SE

Session - Hot Topic Panel: To SaaS or Not to SaaS: Application of SaaS Solutions in the Enterprise

Oguzhan (Ozzy) Genis, is Vice President, Cloud & Infrastructure Delivery and Customer Officer of the Office of the CIO at SAP SE. In this role, he is responsible for driving business development...

Paul Lipton

Paul Lipton

Vice President, Cloud & Infrastructure Delivery and Customer Officer of the Office of the CIO
SAP SE

Session - Hot Topic Panel: To SaaS or Not to SaaS: Application of SaaS Solutions in the Enterprise

Oguzhan (Ozzy) Genis, is Vice President, Cloud & Infrastructure Delivery and Customer Officer of the Office of the CIO at SAP SE. In this role, he is responsible for driving business development...

Paul Strong

Paul Strong

VP & Chief Technology Officer, Global Field
VMware

Session - VMware Platinum Sponsor Session: The Grand Challenge, Simplifying IT to Unleash Innovation

Paul Strong helps lead VMware's Office of the CTO. Paul is a recognized leader within the IT industry and is a regular keynote speaker and author of articles on the subjects of Clouds...

Prasanna Raman Sridhar

Prasanna Raman Sridhar

Senior Technology Architect, Cloud & Infrastructure Services Group
Infosys
Co-Chair, Manageability & Services Workgroup,
Open Data Center Alliance

Session - Enabled by Cloud; ODCA U: Cloud Service Brokering; Benefits of ODCA Membership; Hot Topic Panel: DevOps as Cloud Adoption Accelerant

Prasanna Sridhar is a Senior Technology Architect with Cloud & Infrastructure Services group in Infosys. In his current role, he leads the product architecture.

Dr. Randy Garrett

Dr. Randy Garrett

Program Manager
DARPA

Session - Hot Topic Panel: Exploiting Data for Enterprise Advantage

Dr. Randy Garrett is a Program Manager at DARPA. He currently leads the Nexus 7 program, which provides cultural intelligence to a variety of military organizations. His program contributed to...

Ray Solnik

Ray Solnik

President, US
Appnomic Systems, Inc.

Session - Maximizing Your Cloud Service Quality and Costs; Hot Topic Panel: Service Orchestration for the Enterprise; Benefits of ODCA Membership

As president of Appnomic Systems, Ray has P & L responsibility with a focus on business growth in North America. He brings to Appnomic...

Reyk Bederke

Reyk Bederke

Portfolio & Solution Design
T-Systems International GmbH
Secretary pro tem, Open Data Center Alliance

Session - ODCA Board Best Practice: T-Systems

T-Systems shapes the networked future of business and society and creates value for customers, employees and investors thanks to innovative ICT solutions...

Richard Probst

Richard Probst

VP of infrastructure technology strategy
SAP

Session - TOSCA: An Open Standard for Business Application Agility and Portability in the Cloud

Richard Probst is VP of infrastructure technology strategy at SAP and is currently focused on working with SAP partners on innovative cloud architectures for SAP application landscapes to help SAP customers become more agile.

Ryan Skipp

Ryan Skipp

T-Systems Global Portfolio and Solution Development
T-Systems GmbH

Session - Enabled by Cloud; Cloud Procurement and Commercials; CMM & CMM Implementation Framework; TOSCA PoC; ODCA U: Business Strategy Enabled by Cloud MuM; ODCA U: Cloud Service Brokering; ODCA U: Bringing Agility in Cloud Risk Management

Ryan has almost thirty years of experience in the IT Industry including roles in IT Portfolio Development, Enterprise Architecture, Technology Support, Systems Design, Data Center design, and Sales Support...

Sachin Ashtikar

Sachin Ashtikar

Sr. Technical Integrator and Staff Engineer
Intel Corporation

Session - Exploring Platform as a Service

Sachin Ashtikar is Sr. Technical Integrator and Staff Engineer working in Intel IT Open Cloud team, where the team is focused on building scalable...

Scott Lowe

Scott Lowe

Engineering Architect and Independent Blogger
VMware

Session - Hot Topic Panel: Software Defined Networks in the Enterprise

Scott Lowe is a 20+ year veteran of the IT industry, having held jobs ranging from technical trainer to system administrator to systems engineer to CTO. Along the way, he's shared his knowledge and experience with...

Steve Birkel

Steve Birkel

Director of Cloud Services Engineering, Intel IT
Intel Corporation

Session - Hot Topic Panel: DevOps as Cloud Adoption Accelerant

Steve Birkel is Director of Cloud Services Engineering (CSE) for Intel Information Technology, which provides IT services for over 100,000 employees worldwide...

Steve Watson

Steve Watson

Chief Data finder - eDiscovery and mobile forensics
Intel Corporation

Session - ODCA U: eDiscovery and Forensics

Bio Coming soon

Susan Wu

Susan Wu

Board of Directors, CloudNOW
Co-Found & VP of Customer Success, FunnelBeam

Session - Hackathon

Susan Wu is the Co-Founder and VP of Customer Success at FunnelBeam. FunnelBeam is a data science company applying machine learning algorithms to sales prospecting and lead enrichment...

Tate Cantrell

Tate Cantrell

CTO,
Verne Global

Session - Hot Topic Panel: Build vs. Buy

At Verne Global, Tate is responsible for setting the technical direction for the company. He oversees the design and construction of all aspects...

Vijay Mungara

Vijay Mungara

Enterprise Architect, IT Big Data Architecture Lead,
Intel Corporation

Session - ODCA U: SaaS Data Exchange

18+ Years working in the IT industry, hold 3 US Patents, Published several technical papers and presented on various topics in conferences internal and external...

Vishnu Bhat

Vishnu Bhat

Senior Vice President and Global Head – Cloud
Infosys

Session - Hot Topic Panel: DevOps as Cloud Adoption Accelerant; Gold Sponsor Session: Infosys - Simplifying IT and Evolving with the Cloud

Vishnu Bhat has been with Infosys for 20 years. He heads Cloud Services and drives the vision of delivering a trusted cloud ecosystem for clients...

W Pitt Turner IV

W Pitt Turner IV

Executive Director Emeritus
Uptime Institute

Session - Hot Topic Panel: Build vs. Buy

W Pitt Turner IV, PE, is the Executive Director Emeritus for the Uptime Institute. From 1993-2005, he was a senior consultant and principal for Uptime Institute...

Wayne Lund

Wayne Lund

Advisory Field Engineer
Pivotal

Session - Exploring Platform as a Service

PaaS and Cloud Application Platform architect for Pivotal. Over 25+ years of Enterprise software development and Distributed Environments specializing in Spring, Enterprise Java, Groovy, Grails extending back into systems built...

Wesley Mukai

Wesley Mukai

Vice President, HANA Cloud Computing
SAP

Session - ODCA Board Best Practice: SAP

Wesley Mukai is Vice President, HANA Cloud Computing, at SAP, where his team focuses on the advanced development and engineering of software, hardware and service systems for In-Memory Computing and the HANA Enterprise Cloud...

Winston Bumpus

Winston Bumpus

DMTF President Emeritus
Chair of the Open Software Defined Data Center Incubator
Director of Standards Architecture at VMware

Session - Hot Topic Panel: DevOps as Cloud Adoption Accelerant; Hot Topic Panel: Service Orchestration for the Enterprise; Benefits of ODCA Membership

Winston Bumpus, Director of Standards Architecture at VMware, has over 40 years of experience in the computer industry. He was most recently...

Wolfgang Burke

Wolfgang Burke

HPC Solution Building & Operation
BMW

Session - ODCA Board Best Practice: HPC@BMW

Wolfgang Burke has worked for BMW for over 10 years in the area of server and HPC operation and solution build. Prior to this he worked in the telecommunications department...

Zeph Harben

Zeph Harben

Chief Technology Officer
VolunteerMatch

Session - Hackathon

Zeph joined VolunteerMatch in March 2008 as an engineer, eventually becoming Application Architect and now CTO. Prior to joining the team...

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