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 meets 3 to 5 times a year. Read the minutes from past meetings. The GB currently consists of these representatives:
Anne leads program development in Google’s Open Source Programs Office (OSPO). The Program Development Team helps teams at Alphabet develop, contribute to, and release open source software with an eye towards strategy, sustainability, and the spirit of the Open Source Definition. The Program Development Team works across domains, from cloud to data analytics to gaming to security.
Security is a special focus for Anne, particularly open source vulnerability disclosure. She previously worked on Kubernetes and container security, and authored the paper Why Container Security Matters to Your Business. Before coming to Google, she was a staff member of the OpenStack Foundation (now known as the Open Infrastructure Foundation), where she was part of the inaugural, core team of the Kata Containers project and on the OpenStack release management team. Anne has B.A.s in policy and ethics and worked in community and government relations in renewable energy before coming to tech.
Arun Gupta is vice president and general manager of Open Ecosystem Initiatives at Intel Corporation. He is an open source strategist, advocate, and practitioner for nearly two decades. He has taken companies such as Apple, Amazon, and Sun Microsystems through systemic changes to embrace open source principles, contribute and collaborate effectively. As an elected chair of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Governing Board, Arun works with CNCF leadership and member companies to grow cloud native ecosystem. He has delivered technical talks in 45+ countries, authored multiple books, and is a Docker Captain, Java Champion, and Java User Group leader. He also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the U.S. and continues to promote technology education among children. Arun holds two patents on using XML and XSL for an efficient generation of test reports. Arun is an avid runner, and is easily accessible at @arungupta on Twitter.
Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services
Barry is responsible for growing Kubernetes across AWS including Amazon EKS, Amazon EKS Anywhere and RedHat Open Shift.
Barry joined Amazon in 2022 from DigitalOcean, whereas CTO he led the organization through its IPO. A global enterprise technology veteran, Barry brings 25 years of experience across all aspects of technology, from board design, FPGA based hardware, and operating systems, to application microservices and cloud. Over the course of his career, Barry has twice led teams through successful IPOs. His previous experience includes DigitalOcean, VMware, and Sun Microsystems. Barry holds a BS in Computer Science from Purdue University and a MS in Computer Science from the University of Oregon.
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.
Red Hat (Kubernetes Rep)
Red Hat (Kubernetes Rep)
Christoph is an Architect and Senior Principal Site Reliability Engineer at Red Hat and a maintainer of the Kubernetes project. He has served two terms on the Kubernetes Steering Committee, is a Technical Lead for SIG Contributor Experience, and a co-chair for the CNCF Code of Conduct working group. If he’s not reviewing PRs, he is probably walking his dog in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
Dan is the SVP of Developer Services for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Dan joined Oracle in January 2020 to build and lead the team whose mission is to drive developer adoption and usage, and enable building, deploying, and operating workloads at scale in Oracle’s Cloud. This mission includes CNCF-influenced services like Kubernetes, Streaming, Logging, Events, and APIs. Before OCI, Dan spent 5 years at AWS building platforms. A developer most of his life, he founded and led several startups that ultimately took advantage of cloud services offered by multiple clouds. He has an MBA, a MS in EE (Computer Systems), and a BS in EE, all from Stanford University, and has over 60 Patents in technologies ranging from coin discrimination through CPU instruction set design.
Dorota leads a team responsible for AT&T Software Defined Network (SDN) Platform portfolio planning and Network Cloud architecture and evolution for Mobility Services.
Since joining AT&T in 1998, Dorota has held a number of positions across AT&T Labs, product and technical marketing spanning a plethora of technologies ranging from IP VPNs and Security through Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), performance analysis, integration to Cloud Service Development. Dorota started her career at Telcordia where she focused on helping telecom and automotive industry players launch IP based collaboration and exchange services.
Dorota holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Cooper Union in NYC. She resides in Holmdel, NJ with her husband, Mariusz, and 21-year old daughter, Audrey.
Emily Fox is a DevOps enthusiast, security unicorn, and advocate for Women in Technology. She promotes the cross-pollination of development and security practices. She has worked in security for over 12 years to drive a cultural change where security is unobstructive, natural, and accessible to everyone. Her technical interests include containerization, automation, and promoting women in technology. She holds a BS in Information Systems and an MS in cybersecurity.
Eric Han serves as Vice President of Public Cloud Services (PCS) Product Management for NetApp’s cloud portfolio and Kubernetes data management, including Astra, Cloud Volume Services, and Azure NetApp Files. Eric has been recognized as a top software product executive in 2020. Eric started his container journey as the founding product manager for Kubernetes at Google, where he also co-founded the Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) service. Eric began his career as a part of Microsoft’s Windows Server and Core Networking product teams.
From 2018-2020, Eric has served on the nonprofit board of Thrive-Wise focused on retaining women in technical careers. In his home life, he can be found either slowly training for his next triathlon, planning a trip to Disneyland with his wife and their three kids, or trying to make the ultimate Spotify mixed tape.
Gautam Khanna is the Vice President and Global Head of Modernization Practice at Infosys. The practice incubates new offerings, builds services and consulting IP and spearheads application transformation engagements across verticals and service lines. The practice encompasses the four key pillars of application modernization – Open Source, Agile/DevOps, Legacy modernization, and Cloud.
He has a diverse experience of over 25 years spanning IT services delivery, program management and sales. He has been instrumental in forging together a vibrant open source partner eco-system that is catalyzing the embrace of open source across the Infosys client base.
Gautam is a Fellow of Life Management Institute (FLMI), holds a B Tech in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. He is an avid reader and very passionate about leadership development.
Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks
Hari is a Sr. Director, Product Management in the Public Cloud team at Palo Alto Networks, responsible for the Cloud Workload Protection pillar of Prisma Cloud. He joined Palo Alto Networks from Qualys, where he was head of cloud and container security products. He has over 18 years of Product Management and Marketing experience, conceptualizing and building cybersecurity, systems management, and infrastructure products at industry leaders such as Oracle. Hari lives in the bay area, and outside of work, he is passionate about volunteering for environmental projects in and around the bay area.
Jaice Singer DuMars
Jaice Singer DuMars is a cloud native ecosystem specialist and top 1% Kubernetes contributor who has served in many crucial leadership roles in the project over the last 7 years. They are currently a Senior Director of Engineering at VMware, overseeing development of upstream Kubernetes and components within the Tanzu Kubernetes platform. Prior to VMware, Jaice worked on cloud native strategy and engineering at Apple, Google, and Microsoft. In their spare time, they can be found playing or hand-engraving saxophones, painting, and drawing.
Jeremy is the VP of technical community and open source at Datadog, where he’s responsible for developer advocacy, training, documentation, technical writing, multiple engineering teams, and the open source programs office. An ardent but realistic open source advocate with a pragmatic approach, he is the founder of LinuxQuestions.org, which is one of the largest independent open source communities on the web. An early podcaster, he’s currently a presenter on Bad Voltage. He’s also on the board of the Linux Fund. Before joining Datadog Jeremy ran a consultancy helping organizations implement open source programs, find viable open source business models, and grow technical communities. He’s spoken at a variety of conferences, had a column in Linux Magazine, was an ambassador for Opensource.com, and regularly blogged about the intersection of business and open source. Outside of technology he is an avid runner and foodie, and long time Buffalo Bills fan.
Equinix (Gold Member Rep)
Equinix (Gold Member Rep)
Justin Dustzadeh is the Chief Technology Officer at Equinix. In this role, Justin drives the company’s technology vision, strategy and architecture as well as the overall technical innovation and focus on software transformation and engagement within the developer community, including within the Linux Foundation.
Justin is an industry-recognized thought leader on cloud-native technologies and software-defined infrastructure and has a wealth of executive and technical leadership experience, including leadership roles at Uber (where he served as Head of Global Network & Software Platform), Visa, Huawei, Ericsson, AT&T, a technology startup which he co-founded, and two leading service providers in France.
He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Télécom Paris, and a B.S. in Theoretical Physics from École Normale Supérieure (Ulm) in Paris.
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. 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.
Liz is Chief Open Source Officer with eBPF specialists Isovalent, creators of the Cilium cloud native networking, security and observability project. She is on the Board of OpenUK, and was Chair of the CNCF’s Technical Oversight Committee in 2019-2022, and Co-Chair of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in 2018. She is also the author of Container Security, published by O’Reilly.
Mohammad is leading the cloud and infrastructure architecture for Charter Communications. He is responsible for driving the vision, strategy, and innovation for Cloud and Edge.
Mohammad has been actively engaged with the industry and helping shape the future of cloud, NFV, and Edge for almost two decades. He is a globally-minded high-tech executive with extensive leadership experience and an inspiring leader and communicator with a proven track record of scaling organizations and cross functional teams towards a shared strategic vision.
Mohammad currently resides in The Mile High City, Denver, Colorado.
Ricardo was named chief engineer of Open Source and Cloud Native Computing in November, 2021. He is responsible for leading the Open Source Program Office, for helping teams adopt cloud technologies, and for advocating for open source software throughout The Boeing Company.
In this role Ricardo helps teams adopt cloud native patterns and solutions and discusses cloud migration strategies with programs across the enterprise.
Prior to this role, Ricardo was the solutions architect for Nostromo. He has also served as technical lead, principal software engineer, and scrum master on rapid research and development projects.
Previous to returning to Boeing, Ricardo worked for Secureworks as a member of the Counter Threat Platform team. Responsibilities included full software lifecycle development of threat intelligence services. Ricardo served as technical lead to re-platform legacy applications to private and public clouds and led greenfield development of cloud native microservices.
Ricardo earned a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Ricardo holds US patent 9,959,415 titled, “Methods and systems for accessing data from different security domains”, issued on May 1, 2018.
Grafana Labs (Developer Seat Rep)
Grafana Labs (Developer Seat Rep)
Richard “RichiH” Hartmann is the Director of Community at Grafana Labs, Prometheus team member, OpenMetrics founder, OpenTelemetry member, CNCF TAG Observability chair, CNCF Governing Board member, and more. He also leads or organizes various conferences, including PromCon, FOSDEM, DENOG, DebConf, and Chaos Communication Congress. In the past, he made mainframe databases work, ISP backbones run, freenode work, and designed and built a datacenter from scratch. Go through his talks at https://github.com/RichiH/talks or follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TwitchiH for musings on the intersection of technology and society.
JFrog (Gold Member Rep)
JFrog (Gold Member Rep)
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/
Takao is a Senior Professional Engineer of the Linux development division at Fujitsu. He has contributed to several open source communities more than 20 years. He has worked for Linux kernel RAS feature, especially crash dump feature like netdump, diskdump and kdump. He has also joined QEMU, OpenStack, Kubernetes, and more OSS projects and contributed to them. Now he is leading a support team of Linux-based products for Fujitsu’s customers.
Thomas (Tom) Manville
Tom studied computer architecture at the University of Michigan and researched microprocessor design in partnership with ARM. After university, he joined the server team at Maginatics, a cloud-based file system company that was acquired by EMC. After the acquisition, he joined Dropbox where he was focused on improving the efficiency of Dropbox’s metadata storage, disaster recovery, and fault tolerance. Tom joined the founding team at Kasten, which was acquired by Veeam in 2020. He is now VP of Engineering building Kasten by Veeam’s flagship product K10, focussed on Kubernetes Backup and DR.
SUSE (Silver Member Rep)
Thomas Di Giacomo
SUSE (Silver Member Rep)
Thomas Di Giacomo is Chief Technology and Product Officer for SUSE, where he leads our global Office of the CTO and Product and Solution Management. His team covers SUSE’s entire portfolio of products as well as innovation priorities. He is also responsible for driving and guiding SUSE’s current and future technology and solutions, and for sharing SUSE’s vision with customers, partners, and key industry stakeholders.
Prior to his role, Thomas was SUSE’s President of Engineering & Innovation and was responsible for the rapid growth of SUSE’s expanding portfolio. He has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, serving in various global leadership and executive roles in engineering and product innovation.
Thomas holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Geneva, and lives in France.
Vasu is Vice President and Chief Architect on topics concerning the Cloud Native Strategy at SAP. Having always been accused of having his head in the clouds, he went on to make it his career. In his current role, he works with several cross-product initiatives to foster the cloud native mindset across engineering teams. In spite of having a very brown thumb, he went green by reaching into the bountiful cloud native and open source ecosystem and was instrumental in establishing Kubernetes (with Project Gardener) as the modern foundation at SAP. As a champion of cloud native development, advocating both inner and open source technologies, he aims to make innovation simpler for both SAP and its customers. Vasu holds a degree in Physics and Computer Science from the University of Osnabrück but refuses to be tied down to any geography. He prefers it in the cloud.
Vijoy Pandey is Vice President, Emerging Technologies and Incubation (ET&I) at Cisco. ET&I is chartered to create and drive the next Bold Bets businesses for Cisco in an agile, ambitious, and entrepreneurial manner. Vijoy runs product, engineering, research and a product-led growth team. He is also the CTO for Cloud at Cisco. Vijoy has held various strategy, product and engineering leadership roles and has over 20 years of expertise in planet-scale distributed systems, cloud, operational excellence, and application-first software infrastructures which serve to complement his role as a technical visionary for a software-focused digital future. Before joining Cisco, he served as Head of Engineering at Google for the company’s global cloud networks, where he was responsible for developing software systems for intent-driven automation, observability, AI/ML-based data analytics, and application-level awareness. Vijoy has held the CTO role at various companies including IBM, and Blade Network Technologies, and has led large geo-diverse, agile product and engineering teams at Blade Network Technologies, Nortel, Alteon, and Google. Vijoy has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis. He currently holds over 80 patents in cloud, networking, AI/ML, and distributed systems
Xin is the VP of Volcano Engine, previously CEO & co-founder of Caicloud and an ex-Googler. Xin has been actively involved in cloud native technology innovation, helping Chinese enterprises to achieve enterprise digital transformation and intelligence.
Zain is the GM/GVP of Pixie & Open Source at New Relic. Zain is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Benchmark before co-founding Pixie. He has a PhD from Stanford and has helped build at-scale data and AI/ML at Google AI, Trifacta and Nvidia.