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Cultural and organizational change with open source use

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  • 6:00 - 6:40 PM - Food/Networking

    6:40 - 7:30 PM -  Cultural and organizational change with open source use

    7:30 - 8:00 PM - Q&A/Open Discussion

    If you have questions about Open Source or OpenStack Private Cloud adoption. If you have questions about what it takes beyond just the technologies to move to an OpenStack Cloud, then this meetup will help with some of the understandings. Please make plans to attend!  We will touch on the Cultural and Organizational Changes needed to be able to play in the Open Source world in your company.

    This meetup will feature 2 speakers, Ben Silverman and Brian Davis

    As the Principal Cloud Architect for OnX Enterprise Solutions, Ben Silverman is responsible for providing strategic and tactical cloud leadership to OnX’s customers. Previously Ben was a Senior Cloud Architect at Mirantis where he developed cloud solutions for many Fortune 100 companies. Ben has been involved with OpenStack for 4 years and is an active technical contributor. Prior to working for Mirantis Ben was the Lead Technical Architect at American Express where he built one of the largest financial services OpenStack clouds at that time. Ben is an exuberant OpenStack evangelist who is often seen speaking at industry events and conventions about OpenStack adoption, scale challenges and cloud operations. In his limited spare time, Ben and a few others have taken on the task of re-writing all of the OpenStack architecture and operations guides that are currently available on the OpenStack Foundation website. Ben has a Master’s degree in Information Management from Arizona State University and lives in Phoenix, AZ.

    Brian, Vice President for OnX Open Cloud Solutions is a Certified OpenStack Engineer, with 15+ years of experience in traditional mid-range and Cloud deployments and 3.5 years of experience in large-scale OpenStack Cloud deployments. He was the Director of Cloud Engineering and Portfolio Architect for Cloud at a Large Financial Institution and was directly responsible for the largest financial services OpenStack cloud production deployment (at the time) in the industry.  He has architected, engineered and deployed production OpenStack clouds that support over 20,000 workloads. Brian has lead Globally Distributed Operational teams that span 10+ countries. Brian has earned Graduate Degrees in Business, Finance and Information System Management.  He has 10+ years of Post-Graduate Level Professorship for several Universities.

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