The Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) provides technical leadership to the cloud native community.
The TOC functions include:
- Defining and maintaining the technical vision for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation
- Approving new projects and creating a conceptual architecture for the projects
- Aligning projects and removing or archiving projects
- Accepting feedback from end user committee and mapping to projects
- Aligning interfaces to components under management (code reference implementations before standardizing)
- Defining common practices to be implemented across CNCF projects
You can review the TOC activity and upcoming schedule, join the mailing list or view the election schedule.
Cathy is a Senior Principal Engineer at Intel responsible for defining the cloud-native strategy and leading the company wide contributions and influence across 1000s of developers at Intel to the CNCF projects/TAGs/WGs and Kubernetes SIGs. She has over 20 years of software design and development experience in a wide range of areas such as serverless, large scale distributed VM/container orchestration and scheduling, edge computing, container runtime, service mesh, software defined network, and high availability etc. Cathy has been an active contributor in the cloud-native computing ecosystems including Kubernetes, OpenStack, OPNFV, and has led the development of several open-source projects under CNCF, Linux Foundation Networking, Linux Foundation Edge and Open Infrastructure. She has made strong contributions to the technical direction and design, driving working group discussion, and resolving technical disagreements. She co-authored the CNCF serverless whitepaper, the CloudEvents specification, and the OpenStack service function chaining design. She has served as the program committee member/track chair for several Kubecons and OpenStack summits. She has delivered talks at various open-source conferences (Kubecon, OpenStack Summit, Open Source Summit, OPNFV).
Platform Engineer at Spotify
Platform Engineer at Spotify
Dave is an engineer in Spotify’s Platform team, where his focus has been core infrastructure, the data platform, and Spotify’s use of cloud services. A noted evangelist for cloud native and open source technologies, Dave spurred Spotify to join the CNCF and remain active in the community, launched the Stockholm CNCF meetup, and is both a CNCF Ambassador and a member of the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Program Committee.
In his work at Spotify, Dave has been essential to the adoption of CNCF projects like Kubernetes, gRPC, Envoy, and OpenTelemetry, as well as experimentation with Service Mesh. Prior to his time with Spotify, Dave worked at AWS, at VMware on cloud management software, and at Microsoft on the Office team.
- Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
- Languages: English
- Project Experience: Antrea, Cilium, CNI-Genie, Confidential Containers, Container Network Interface (CNI), containerd, CoreDNS, Dex, etcd, external-secrets, Helm, Kubernetes, Kubescape, KubeVirt, rkt
Duffie is a member of the CNCF Technology Oversight Committee and speaks on a number of topics ranging from Kuberenetes to security and networking.
Why I am excited to be an ambassador: I am excited to be an ambassador as I really enjoy helping others navigate our community. Helping them feel welcome and learning from them as we all lift each other up!
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 13 years to drive a cultural change where security is unobstructive, natural, and accessible to everyone. Her technical interests include containerization, least privilege, automation, and promoting women in technology. She holds a BS in Information Systems and an MS in cybersecurity. Serving as chair on the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) and co-chair for KubeCon+CloudNativeCon China 2021, Europe 2022, North America 2022, Europe 2023, and CloudNativeSecurityCon 2023, she is involved in a variety of open source communities and activities.
I have been an active member of the TOC as a contributor from its inception. I have led and participated discussions on how to improve the impact of the CNCF through the TOC and its wider community as well as performed the due diligence around countless projects. I have seen the space of projects grow and fully understand the challenges associated with scaling projects while still trying to maintain legitimacy and fairness in this Cloud Native community. Being a committer to the Ambari project and contributor to Kubernetes, I have worked across industries and communities and am sought as a trusted advisor and technical architect for the Kubernetes Storage SIG. As part of the Storage SIG I helped establish an E2E testing framework focused on real use cases from customers and usability of the system. I have consulted with other Kubernetes SIGs from this work to help grow the ecosystem with the vision of a more stable environment. I am dedicated to open source and the growing of the cloud native community to incorporate the tools that make this ecosystem so powerful. I bring to the table the perspective of both a developer, tester and usability fanatic and continually reach across communities to accomplish these shared goals. My history of working for both Apple and Red Hat gives me a fully holistic view I can contribute to evaluating and identifying technologies to continue to grow our Cloud Native community.
Katie is a cloud native leader, practitioner, and contributor, currently in a Senior Kubernetes Field Engineer role at Apple and a TOC for CNCF. As a cloud platform engineer, Katie has built the infrastructure for Conde Nast and American Express, gravitating towards cloud-native technologies, principles, and Kubernetes as the focal point. At CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation), she was a Technical Oversight Committee member and led the CNCF End User Community. At present, Katie advises the Keptn startup and holds the Chief of Future Founders Officer (CFFO) position at OpenUK.
Recently, Katie released the Cloud Native Fundamentals course and led the creation of the CNCF KCNA (Kubernetes and Cloud Native Associate) certification. Additionally, Katie is an active keynote public speaker, a #TechWomen100 winner, and a strong advocate for women in STEM.
Matt is a Distinguished Engineer at SUSE where he works on cloud native research and development. He is a former Kubernetes SIG Apps and Architecture chair and a current maintainer of the CNCF Helm and Artifact Hub projects. Matt likes to solve problems and has been contributing to open source projects for over 15 years.
- Location: Bangalore, India
Nikhita is a member of the CNCF Technical Oversight Committee, a core contributor to the Kubernetes project and works as a Staff Software Engineer at VMware. She won the CNCF ‘Top Committer Award’ in 2021 for her technical contributions and the ‘Chop Wood Carry Water’ in 2018 for her community work. Additionally, Nikhita is the technical lead for Kubernetes SIG Contributor Experience and a former member of the Kubernetes Steering Committee. She has also been featured in Business Insider as one the ‘top 21 developers transforming Silicon Valley’.
Ricardo is a Computing Engineer in the CERN cloud team focusing on containerized deployments, networking and more recently machine learning platforms. He has led for several years the internal effort to transition services and workloads to use cloud native technologies, as well as dissemination and training efforts. Ricardo got CERN to join the CNCF and is a lead of the CNCF Research User Group. Prior to this work Ricardo helped develop the grid computing infrastructure serving the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
TOC Developer Seat Rep
TOC 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.