The CNCF Governing Board (GB) is responsible for marketing and other business oversight and budget decisions for the CNCF.
The GB does not make technical decisions for the CNCF, other than working with the TOC to set the overall scope for the CNCF. The GB currently consists of these representatives:
Amr is the head of cloud platforms at Fidelity.
Amr is the head of cloud platforms, managing Fidelity’s multiple cloud strategies include containers, serverless, and API platforms. He is responsible for the CNCF strategy and advances the digital transforming of Fidelity.
Before Fidelity, he led cloud architecture and platform teams at Citigroup and ADP. In Citigroup, he focused on delivering Citi-Cloud and the modernization of ADP containers platforms.
Amr has more than 25 years of Enterprise development, software, and systems experience. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Alexandria University.
Anni leads Futurewei’s Open Source Operations and Marketing.
Anni leads Futurewei’s Open Source Operations and Marketing covering open source strategy, compliance, and community and ecosystem building. Anni served on the OpenStack Board for ~4 years and contributed to various OpenStack Board committees (Finance, Compensation, New Membership, etc) and currently serves on the CNCF and OCI Trademark Boards.
Prior to Futurewei, Anni worked at Oracle, Salesforce.com, Savvis (acquired by Centurylink), Fast Search and Transfer (acquired by Microsoft), and Sun Microsystems (acquired by Oracle) in the areas of product management/marketing, technology evangelism/developer relations, partner strategy/recruitment/management, and enterprise business development & consulting. For the last 7+ years, Anni has traveled to 30+ countries, 5 continents visiting telco and enterprise customers and partners in EMEA, APAC, and AMER to discuss their ICT, Cloud, Datacenter transformation and strategy, and presented the latest cloud and open source trends at various industry conferences.
Anni holds both MS and BA degrees in Computer Science, and is currently based in Silicon Valley, USA. Anni has also completed NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) Director Professionalism Training, and is currently a member of NACD Northern California Chapter.
Aparna is the Director of Product Management for Kubernetes and Anthos at Google.
Aparna is the Director of Product Management for Kubernetes and Anthos at Google. Her work is focused on transforming the way we work through technology innovation. She started the Kubernetes Product Management SIG in 2016 to maintain an open backlog for the project and community. Before Google, she was Director of Product at NetApp on storage automation for private clouds. Aparna holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford and has authored several technical publications.
Arun Gupta is a Senior Engineering Manager at Apple.
Arun Gupta is a Senior Engineering Manager at Apple. He is responsible for the open source strategy at Apple, and participates at CNCF Board and technical meetings actively. He has extensive experience in building, growing, and engaging with communities using collaboration and passion. He has extensive speaking experience in 45+ countries on myriad topics. Gupta also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the US and continues to promote technology education among children. A prolific writer, author of several books, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Docker Captain, a Java Champion, a JUG leader, he is easily accessible at @arungupta on twitter.
Barry is DigitalOcean’s Chief Technology Officer.
Barry is DigitalOcean’s Chief Technology Officer. In this role he oversees all aspects of DigitalOcean’s products from inception through design, development and support. Barry leads DigitalOcean’s engineering, product, infrastructure, Ux, security and support teams.
Barry has more than 20 years of software, systems and product development experience, including hardware and software engineering, product management, quality assurance and support. Most recently, he served as vice president of R&D, cloud operations products at VMware. Before VMware, he was senior vice president of products, engineering and support at Virtual Instruments, and director of engineering at Sun Microsystems.
Barry holds a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Oregon, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University.
Amazon Web Services
Bob Wise is General Manager for Kubernetes at Amazon Web Services.
Amazon Web Services
Bob Wise is General Manager for Kubernetes at Amazon Web Services. He leads teams that build Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), App Mesh and Cloud Map. He was an early customer of AWS while CTO at Melodeo, led HP’s early effort on Openstack, and was CTO for Samsung’s Cloud Native Computing Team, where he helped to form the first Kubernetes SIG and launch Kubernetes 1.0.
Brendan is a Senior Developer Evangelist at GitLab.
Chris is the Vice President and Chief Technologist at Red Hat.
Chris is the Vice President and Chief Technologist at Red Hat. During his nearly 20 years as a software engineer he has worked in the telecom industry on high availability and distributed systems and in the Linux industry on security and virtualization. He has been a Linux developer for over a decade, most of that time spent deep in the Linux kernel working on security and virtualization. He is intrigued by the challenges that cloud computing brings to virtualization and networking, and is now focused on the cloud, KVM, network virtualization, and virtualizing network functions. He lives in sunny Portland, OR where he is happily hacking on OpenDaylight, Open vSwitch, and OpenStack.
Craig is a VP of research and development at VMware.
Craig is a VP of research and development at VMware. Previously he was the founder and CEO of Heptio (a startup working to make upstream Kubernetes accessible to enterprise organizations). He worked at Google for 6 years during which time he worked with Joe Beda to build and launch Google Compute Engine, found the Kubernetes project, and bootstrap the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in collaboration with Linux Foundation.
Palo Alto Networks
John is the VP Product for container and serverless security at Palo Alto Networks.
Palo Alto Networks
John is the VP Product for container and serverless security at Palo Alto Networks. John was the second employee and CTO at Twistlock and helped take the company from zero to over 400 customers, including 40% of the Fortune 100, and the acquisition of Twistlock by PANW for $410M.
As CTO, John led the product, product marketing, sales engineering, and customer success functions. Prior to Twistlock, John was the CISO of a Fortune 500 global chemical company. Before that, he spent 14 years at Microsoft, in both Microsoft Consulting Services and product teams. He ran feature teams that shipped security technologies in Windows, Azure, and Office 365 and was the lead consultant on several security projects at the White House. John lives in Louisiana with his wife and two young sons. A passionate fisherman and scuba diver, he’s also a long-time board member of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.
Jon runs engineering for the Container Native Platform team at Oracle.
Jon runs engineering for the Container Native Platform team at Oracle (which includes all of Oracle’s Kubernetes offerings). Jon is considered one of the founding fathers of the World Wide Web with more than 20 years of open source and engineering management experience. He wrote the first widely used Web browser (NCSA Mosaic for Windows) as part of his Master’s thesis at the University of Illinois and was a founding engineer of Netscape Communications. More recently he ran engineering for Nebula, Inc., was on the OpenStack foundation board and was CEO of CloudBolt Software.
Kevin is the Sr. Director of Software Ecosystem Development at Arm.
Kevin is the Sr. Director of Software Ecosystem Development at Arm. In his current role, he is responsible for developing the open source and commercial software ecosystem and developer programs. In previous roles, Kevin has driven software ecosystem, marketing and product management activity in start up and large enterprise solutions providers, across enterprise and carrier markets.
Lachlan is a Principal Program Manager on the open source team at Azure.
Lachlan is a Principal Program Manager on the open source team at Azure. As a cloud native ambassador, emeritus Kubernetes release lead, and Helm charts maintainer, Lachlan has deep operational knowledge of many Cloud Native projects. He spends his days building and contributing to software that addresses key challenges in the Cloud Native ecosystem.
Li Yi (Mark), is the Director of Engineering for Container Service at Alibaba Cloud.
Li Yi (Mark), is the Director of Engineering for Container Service at Alibaba Cloud. Mark leads the product development and technical strategy for the container product portfolio at Alibaba Cloud. His team contributes to a variety of Open Source communities in CNCF such as Kubernetes, containerd, Dragonfly, Argo, and more. Previously Mark worked at IBM for 14 years as Senior Technical Staff Member in cloud computing and middleware areas.
Aqua Security (TOC Chair)
Liz is the VP Open Source Engineering at container security specialists Aqua Security.
Aqua Security (TOC Chair)
Liz is the VP Open Source Engineering at container security specialists Aqua Security, where she works on container-related open source projects including kube-bench and kube-hunter. She was Co-Chair of the CNCF’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon events in Copenhagen, Shanghai and Seattle. She has a wealth of software development, team, and product management experience from working on network protocols and distributed systems, and in digital technology sectors such as VOD, music, and VoIP. When not writing code, or talking about it, Liz loves riding bikes in places with better weather than her native London, and competing in virtual races on Zwift.
Lyft (Developer Seat)
Matt is a software engineer at Lyft and the creator of Envoy.
Lyft (Developer Seat)
Matt is a software engineer at Lyft and the creator of Envoy. He has been working on operating systems, virtualization, distributed systems, networking, and making systems easy to operate for nearly 20 years across a variety of companies. Some highlights include leading the development of Twitter’s L7 edge proxy and working on high-performance computing and networking in Amazon’s EC2.
Michael leads Research & Development for the Platform / Cloud Services team at JPMorgan Chase.
Michael leads Research & Development for the Platform / Cloud Services team at JPMorgan Chase. In addition, he is the Lead Design Authority for Kubernetes. He led the effort to have JPMorgan Chase join the CNCF as a Silver End User Member and is an active participant in several SIGs and WGs. Prior to JPMorgan Chase, Michael was the Financial Services Segment Executive in the Global Industry Solutions and Marketing group at Cisco Systems. His initiation into the world of the internet and cloud began on the team that built the first in-browser internet banking solution in Australia while he was a management consultant at Accenture. After spending 10 years in NYC, Michael now resides in California with his wife and daughter.
Microsoft (Developer Seat)
Michelle is a Sr. Software Engineer on the Azure Containers team and a core maintainer of Helm.
Microsoft (Developer Seat)
Michelle is a Sr. Software Engineer on the Azure Containers team and a core maintainer of the Kubernetes Helm project. Michelle serves on the Kubernetes Steering Committee, and co-founded and co-leads the special interest group in Kubernetes that focuses on running and managing workloads in Kubernetes (SIG-Apps). She is also an engineer on open source projects under the Azure umbrella like Draft and Brigade. Michelle holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Georgia.
Rob’s responsible for product & strategy across a variety of cloud services at NetApp.
Rob’s responsible for product & strategy across a variety of cloud services at NetApp and the company’s participation in the broader open ecosystem. He’s long been involved in different models of community software development – beginning with Apple’s FreeBSD and Darwin efforts and thereafter at NetApp having led the company’s open infrastructure integration and upstream activities.
Rob had been an early advocate in establishing the Cloud Native Computing Foundation leading to NetApp’s role as a charter member and he’s had the pleasure of serving a term on the CNCF Governing Board. Additionally, while serving in various community leadership roles throughout the arc of OpenStack he’d contributed in capacities ranging from having co-founded the Manila project, to having served four elected terms on the OpenStack Foundation Board, to frequently speaking at design summits, conferences and user groups globally.
Prior to NetApp, Rob served in a number of diverse roles at Apple including as technical attaché to the CEO and the Board of Directors reporting to Steve Jobs. He’s a former U.S. Marine, and currently resides in Austin, Texas with his wife, & two daughters.
Shannon is a co-founder at Rancher Labs.
Shannon is a co-founder at Rancher Labs, a company focused on building open source software for operating containers in production. Shannon has spent his career at technology start-ups, working with visionary customers to embrace next generation technologies like cloud computing, identity management, and security.
Prior to starting Rancher, Shannon was a founder and VP of Sales at Cloud.com, a pioneer in Cloud Computing. In 2011 Cloud.com was acquired by Citrix Systems, after which he spent three years as Vice President of Market Development for Citrix’s cloud platforms business unit. Over six years working in Cloud Computing, Shannon lead teams that built hundreds of computing clouds, including many of the world’s largest at companies such as BT, AutoDesk, Disney, Datapipe, Apple, Zynga, and KT.
Shannon is a frequent speaker, and has spoken around the world about the impact of open source software, cloud computing, information security and entrepreneurship.
Stephen is Head of Developer Relations at JFrog and author of several Java, Embedded, and DevOps titles.
Stephen is Head of Developer Relations at JFrog and author of The Definitive Guide to Modern Client Development, Raspberry Pi with Java, Pro JavaFX Platform, and the upcoming DevOps Tools for Java Developers title from O’Reilly. He has keynoted numerous conferences around the world including Devoxx, JNation, JavaOne, Joker, and Open Source India. Stephen is an avid motorcyclist who has done evangelism tours in Europe, Japan, and Brazil, interviewing hackers in their natural habitat. When he is not traveling, he enjoys teaching kids how to do embedded and robot programming together with his teenage daughter. You can follow his hacking adventures at http://steveonjava.com/
Thomas is the Head of SAP Developer Experience at SAP.
Thomas is the Head of SAP Developer Experience at SAP. He started out as one of the founders of Hybris software and joined SAP when it bought Hybris in 2013, never losing the appetite to innovate and create things people genuinely love.
Now in Developer Experience he is working to make it easier for developers working with SAP products and developers within SAP to face the challenges of our ever-changing technological environment. A champion of cloud native development and responsible for SAP’s open source technologies, he supports open source CNCF projects at SAP like Gardener and Kyma, and drives Kubernetes adoption across SAP to make innovation and digital transformation easier for both SAP and its customers.
Tomohiko is a Senior Director of the Linux development division at Fujitsu.
Tomohiko is a Senior Director of the Linux development division at Fujitsu. He has 10+ years of experience as a Linux kernel performance engineer and had achieved many kinds of severe performance requirements of 400+ enterprise customers including mission-critical systems. He’s now leading an OSS development team. His team contributes to a variety of OSS communities such as the Linux kernel, QEMU, libvirt, Linux Test Project (LTP), OpenStack, Kubernetes, Istio, the Open Container Initiative (OCI), and more.
Vijoy is the VP / CTO of Cloud Platforms and Software at Cisco.
Vijoy is the VP / CTO of Cloud Platforms and Software at Cisco. He is responsible for helping define Cisco’s strategy and products in cloud software, systems, and infrastructure in a multi-cloud world.
Vijoy was previously at Google where he has held various leadership roles in the Google Cloud and Technical Infrastructure groups. He led the development of software and systems for intent-driven zero-touch automation, diagnostic telemetry, data analytics and ML/AI and application-level awareness in the infrastructure. He also led architecture, engineering and operations of Google’s global data center networking footprint, Cloud networking, and their two global WAN networks.
Prior to Google, Vijoy served in numerous senior leadership capacities including CTO of Networking at IBM Cloud and IBM Software groups; CTO of a startup, Blade Network Technologies; and has led global Engineering teams for numerous infrastructure companies.
He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science, and holds over 60 patents in distributed systems & networking.