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Cloud Foundry Elects Gold Members to Board of Directors

San Francisco, January 30, 2020 — Cloud Foundry Foundation, home to open source projects helping build the future of cloud applications, today announced the election results for the 2020 Gold member representatives on the Board of Directors. Alan Flower, CTO of Europe for HCL and Stephan Massalt, VP of Innovation Lab at Swisscom, will return to the Cloud Foundry Foundation Board of Directors, which is comprised of seven individuals from the five Platinum member companies and two specially elected Gold member companies.

“We are pleased and excited to have Alan and Stephan continue to serve on the Board of Directors as representatives of our Gold members,” said Abby Kearns, executive director, Cloud Foundry Foundation. “Their vision and commitment to the Foundation, informed by their organizations’ goals and investment in the platform, make them assets on the Board of Directors.” 

The Board of Directors is accountable for strategic direction and business governance of Cloud Foundry Foundation, and is composed of business leaders at the world’s leading technology companies, including:

  • John Roese, Dell EMC, global chief technology officer and chairman, Cloud Foundry Foundation
  • Paul Fazzone, VMware, senior vice president, tanzu and treasurer, Cloud Foundry Foundation
  • Thomas Di Giacomo, SUSE, chief technology officer and secretary, Cloud Foundry Foundation
  • Jason McGee, IBM Cloud Platform, IBM fellow, vice president and chief technology officer
  • Michael Wintergerst, SAP, senior vice president, head of SAP Cloud Platform Core 

Cloud Foundry is an open source technology backed by the largest technology companies in the world, including Dell EMC, Google, IBM, Microsoft, SAP, SUSE and VMware, and is being used by leaders in manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services. Only Cloud Foundry delivers the velocity needed to continuously deliver apps at the speed of business. Cloud Foundry’s container-based architecture runs apps in any language on your choice of cloud — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, VMware vSphere, and more. With a robust services ecosystem and simple integration with existing technologies, Cloud Foundry is the modern standard for mission critical apps for global organizations.

About Cloud Foundry Foundation

The Cloud Foundry Foundation is an independent non-profit open source organization formed to sustain the development, promotion, and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the industry standard for delivering the best developer experiences to companies of all sizes. The Foundation projects include Cloud Foundry Application Runtime, Cloud Foundry Container Runtime, BOSH, Open Service Broker API, Eirini, Project Quarks, Abacus, CF-Local, CredHub, ServiceFabrik, Stratos, and more. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy, and scale applications, and is used by more than half the Fortune 500, representing nearly $15 trillion in combined revenue. Cloud Foundry is hosted by The Linux Foundation and is an Apache 2.0 licensed project available on Github: To learn more, visit:



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