Audience: All levels
About: Chris has spent most of his career in Open Source and Open Standards to develop mission critical enterprise solutions for customers around the world. In this session, you will learn from his experience what Red Hat’s perspective is on the current state of affairs in the OpenStack community and the path we see ahead that Red Hat is putting its efforts in. You will also learn about industry specific use cases such as Telco and FSI that are major influencers for the direction of OpenStack based on Red Hat’s customer interactions. OpenStack is not a product that tries to solve any one business problem in particular, but a technology that aims to be usable for many – what are the required steps to make sure that your enterprise is ready for the OpenStack transformation.
Speaker Bio: Chris Wright – CTO, Red Hat
Chris Wright is Vice President and Chief Technologist at Red Hat where he is leading engineers who work on cloud computing, distributed storage, software defined networking and network functions virtualization, containers, machine learning, and continuous delivery. During his more than 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, virtualization, and networking. He has been a Linux developer for over 15 years, most of that time spent deep in the Linux kernel.
He is passionate about open source software serving as the foundation for next generation IT systems. He lives in sunny Portland, Oregon where he is happily working with open source projects such as OpenDaylight, Open vSwitch, OPNFV, OpenStack, Open Container Initiative, and Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Chris is currently a board member of OpenDaylight and OPNFV.
OpenStack Australia Day - Sydney 2016