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Tuesday, November 4
 

11:15

Panel: Piercing the OpenStack Bubble: The Investor's Perspective
Well over a $100 million of venture and corporate capital has been poured into the OpenStack start-ups. Sounds like a lot, right? But compare that to adjacent open source segments such as Hadoop and Big Data, where start-ups close hundreds of millions in a single round and the number is laughable. So what should we all expect going forward? Is OpenStack still in the early days of its VC hype-cycles and should we expect OpenStack start-ups commanding billion dollar valuations and capital raises in 100M+ range? Or have we crossed the top of the hype, with industry now moving into the consolidation phase? See these and many other questions discussed between lively panel of VCs, who have all placed their bets on the OpenStack industry.




Speakers
avatar for Simon Anderson

Simon Anderson

CEO, DreamHost, DreamHost
Simon is CEO of DreamHost, and Co-founder and Chair of Akanda, Inc. Simon was also Co-founder and Chair of Inktank Storage, Inc., acquired by Red Hat in April 2014.  Simon has been a Gold Member Director since the Foundation was established in 2012. He Chairs the Committee of the... Read More →
avatar for Mark Collier

Mark Collier

Chief Operating Officer, OpenStack Foundation
Prior to working on OpenStack, I worked at Yahoo! as Sr. Director of Business Development focused on strategic partnerships in the music business (via Yahoo's acquisition of Musicmatch), and previously at Dell in product, marketing, and technical roles. I joined Rackspace in 2009... Read More →
avatar for Jai Das

Jai Das

Managing Director, Sapphire Ventures
Jai is a managing director at Sapphire Ventures and looks for startups developing  ground-breaking products and services in the United States and in India. His primary focus is in the areas of software defined infrastructure, cloud and mobile computing, smart machines, IoT and pervasive... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Floyd

Ryan Floyd

Managing Director, Storm Ventures
Ryan is a founding general partner of Storm Ventures. At Storm Ventures, Ryan focuses on enterprise IT and web opportunities. He has primarily invested in SaaS (Crowd Factory / Acquired by Marketo, BlackStratus), mobile (Appcelerator) and cloud/internet related investments (Hubpages... Read More →
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David Lam

Managing Director, West Summit Capital
Mr. David J. Lam serves as a Managing Director of WestSummit Capital and served as its Partner. He has more than 15 years of private equity, technology, and investment banking experience in software and technology-enabled services. Mr. Lam is the President of Asia America MultiTechnology... Read More →



Tuesday November 4, 2014 11:15 - 11:55
Salle Maillot
 
Wednesday, November 5
 

13:50

Building an ROI on Your OpenStack investment - Proof That You're Optimizing IT Spend!
What s it like to enter into the cloud fray with OpenStack? Cloud continues to enable the creation of new ventures and ideas, serve customers, and deliver value on top of Open Source. Listen to the angles that startups and established companies are taking to enter domestic and international markets using OpenStack cloud technology, and how they proved ROI.

[Note to Track Chair - Moderator and panelists companies are TBD, company names provided for brainstorming]

Proposed Moderator(s): Ryan Floyd (Storm Ventures)
Proposed Panelists: eNovance, SwiftStack, Rackspace, Metacloud, Aptira

Moderators
avatar for Ryan Floyd

Ryan Floyd

Managing Director, Storm Ventures
Ryan is a founding general partner of Storm Ventures. At Storm Ventures, Ryan focuses on enterprise IT and web opportunities. He has primarily invested in SaaS (Crowd Factory / Acquired by Marketo, BlackStratus), mobile (Appcelerator) and cloud/internet related investments (Hubpages... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joe Arnold

Joe Arnold

Founder / CPO SwiftStack, SwiftStack
Joe founded SwiftStack to deploy high-scale, cloud storage systems using OpenStack.Joe managed the first public OpenStack launch of Swift independent of Rackspace deploying multiple large-scale cloud storage systems. He went on to co-found SwiftStack and serves as CEO. SwiftStack... Read More →
avatar for Marten Mickos

Marten Mickos

Senior Vice President and General Manager, HP Cloud, Hewlett-Packard
Marten Mickos is the head of the HP Cloud business unit. In this role Marten leads the cloud strategy and oversees development of the HP Helion portfolio of cloud products and services, as well as the company’s involvement in the OpenStack technology and other open source communities.   Mickos... Read More →
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Jim Morrisroe

CEO & Founder, Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.



Wednesday November 5, 2014 13:50 - 14:30
Room 242AB