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From the Desk of the Executive Director – March 2017

This will be a busy month for those of us at the Foundation – as I’m sure it will be for you. Welcome to the start of the spring conference season…we’ll be at IBM InterConnect, Evans Data Conference, and CloudNativeCon in Berlin. Please reach out if you’ll be there, too. We’d love to catch up.

Silicon Valley Summit: June 13th-15th

We received an amazing 385 speaking proposals for Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley, and are currently in the selection process. We are still looking for sponsors though. For those who already signed up we have a new benefit for you – ecosystem sponsorship. Gold and Platinum sponsors now receive a discount code they can share with two other levels: Bronze and Startup. Reach out to myself or Scott Monson for more details.

Foundation Board Updates

Our last Cloud Foundry Foundation Board meeting was held on February 13th. This meeting we welcomed three new board members –  Dr. Andreas Nolte, Paul Fazzone, and Thomas Di Giacomo to our ranks. Paul Fazzone has also been appointed as the Cloud Foundry Foundation Treasurer. Also in recent board news, Don Boulia has joined the board on behalf of IBM, a seat previously held by Damion Heredia. Welcome Don!

Finally, we sat down with the team at Ford to better understand how they are transforming their customer experience with Cloud Foundry. You can read more about their story here.

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Abby is the Executive Director of the Cloud Foundry Foundation.