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Tuesday, November 4 • 17:30 - 18:10
Building a Cloud Career in OpenStack

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As OpenStack continues to grow, the need for OpenStack expertise has resulted in high demand a short supply. From startups to enterprises and everything in between, companies are paying top dollar to recruit and retain OpenStack experts. In this panel, join OpenStack experts from Metacloud, Solidfire, Rackspace, EMC, and Cisco who will discuss: 

* What types of roles are available

* How to translate your current skill set into an OpenStack career path

* Resources available to advance your career

This is an interactive panel, so bring your questions! Recruiters and job seekers are invited to attend!

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Eric Wright (@DiscoPosse)

Technology Evangelist, Blogger, Cloud Pundit, DiscoPosse.com, DiscoPosse.com
Eric Wright is a Principal Solutions Engineer and Technology Evangelist at VMTurbo, VMware vExpert, and Cisco Champion with a background in virtualization, VMware, OpenStack, Business Continuity, PowerShell scripting and systems automation in many industries including financial services, health services and engineering firms. As the author behind DiscoPosse.com, a technology and virtualization blog, Eric is also a regular contributor to community... Read More →
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Niki Acosta

Cisco Cloud Evangelist and Cohost of OSPod, Metacloud (now part of Cisco)
Niki Acosta is an OpenStack Evangelist who came to Cisco by way of the Metacloud Acquistion in late 2014. Her OpenStack journey began when she joined Rackspace in 2008, eventually becoming an OpenStack Evangelist for the Rackspace Cloud, and later, the Private Cloud business.  As a frequent speaker, podcaster, and blogger, she has become a recognized name in the cloud industry both on cloud topics and as an outspoken advocate for women in... Read More →
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Aaron Delp

Technical Solutions Director, SolidFire, SolidFire
Aaron Delp is the Director of Technology Solutions for SolidFIre specializing in the creation of OpenStack, CloudStack, and VMware based cloud solutions.  | | Prior to SolidFire, Aaron was the Sr. Director of Technical Marketing for the Citrix Cloud Platforms Group where he led the generation and publishing of reference architectures, technical documentation, competitive intelligence, and field enablement content. In addition, Aaron led... Read More →
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Kenneth Hui

Director of Technical Marketing, Platform9, Platform9
I am the Director of Technical Marketing and Partner Alliances at Platform9, where we are enabling customers to be successful through our SaaS managed private cloud solution.  My passion is to help IT deliver value through collaboration, automation, and cloud computing.  I am an OpenStack Ambassador and a VMware vExpert.  I blog about cloud computing, distributed systems, OpenStack, VMware, and Platform9 at... Read More →
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Shamail Tahir

Cloud Architect, Office of the CTO, EMC
Shamail Tahir is a Cloud Architect in the Office of the CTO at EMC, focused on helping to build EMC's OpenStack contribution strategy and enablement along with leading other cloud innovation projects. He has held multiple roles in technology both as a customer and a vendor. His background includes working in pre and post-sales engineering as well being a technologist for the VNX product line before joining the Office of the CTO. Shamail is... Read More →
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Chris Wright

VP & Chief Technologist, Red Hat
Chris Wright 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... Read More →

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Tuesday November 4, 2014 17:30 - 18:10
Salle Maillot

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