Board of Directors

Our 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. Learn more about Foundation governance.

John Roese, Dell EMC

Global Chief Technology Officer & Chairman, Cloud Foundry Foundation

John Roese leads hardware and platform engineering, telecom and xSP research and development as well as advanced innovation and is responsible for shaping Dell EMC’s technology strategy across three of the most transformative trends in IT: Cloud, Big Data and Trusted IT. In addition ... to his experience in leading large-scale R&D at Huawei’s Futurewei, Nortel, Broadcom, Enterasys and Cabletron, Roese has been involved in several open source initiatives including helping Pingtel open source SipX. He served on the board of directors of One Laptop Per Child, a global initiative that leverages open source tools and content to educate millions of children in the developing world. He most recently brought Dell EMC fully into the OpenStack effort, including core contributions to Cinder (block storage), work in Swift (object storage) and helping launch the Manila (file storage) efforts.

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Paul Fazzone, VMware

General Manager Cloud Native Applications & Treasurer, Cloud Foundry Foundation

Paul Fazzone is VP/GM of VMware’s Cloud Native Applications business unit, responsible for the company’s container and application modernization strategy including open source. With over 15 years of experience building and implementing data center virtualization, networking and security solutions, Paul has led global product ... teams to deliver industry's leading network virtualization and cloud infrastructure products. In his current role, Paul also leads VMware's open source container initiatives such as Photon OS, Photon Controller, Lightwave, and Harbor, providing developer communities with cloud-native software and tools. Prior to VMware, Paul led product management for Nexus data center access and virtualization switching products at Cisco Systems.

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Thomas Di Giacomo, SUSE

Chief Technology Officer & Secretary, Cloud Foundry Foundation

As CTO, Dr. Thomas Di Giacomo drives the rapid innovation and growth of SUSE’s expanding portfolio from the enterprise Linux operating system to software-defined solutions such as the OpenStack cloud infrastructure, Ceph-based storage, and software-defined networking, as well as container orchestration and Platform as ... a Service solutions. He engages customers, partners, and open source communities to share and define SUSE’s technological vision. Thomas has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, serving in various global leadership roles in engineering and product innovation, with expertise in open source platforms, software development, and support of global information systems and technologies applied to various industries such as telecommunication, hospitality, and healthcare, including Thomas' time as CTO at Swisscom Hospitality.

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Alan Flower, HCL

CTO for Europe

Alan Flower heads the HCL Cloud Native Labs & Advisory Services business and is also HCL CTO for Europe, Middle East and Africa. A successful entrepreneur and technologist, Alan is deeply passionate about using technology to support the digital transformation of business and driving ... the creation of innovative products and services.

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Jason McGee, IBM Cloud Platform

IBM Fellow, is VP and CTO

Jason is currently responsible for the IBM Cloud foundational developer services, including Kubernetes Containers, Functions, MessageHub, Logging, Monitoring, Container Registry, Terraform and Activity Tracker. Jason is also responsible for the technical strategy and architecture for all of IBM’s Cloud Developer Platform. Previously Jason has ... served as CTO of Cloud Foundation Services, Chief Architect of PureApplication System, WebSphere Extended Deployment, WebSphere sMash, and WebSphere Application Server on distributed platforms.

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Stephan Massalt, Swisscom

VP Innovation Lab

Stephan is VP Innovation Lab at Swisscom Cloud Labs in Palo Alto CA. With over 20 years of working experience in ICT, he now is responsible for Swisscom’s Cloud innovation in Silicon Valley. His current responsibilities are assessing and advising on emerging technologies and managing the ... partner ecosystem for Swisscom’s Cloud. He holds several seats in customer advisory boards of partner companies, advising them on product strategy and development. Stephan received his Bachelor degree in Computer Sciences in the Netherlands.

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Michael Wintergerst, SAP

SVP, Head of SAP Cloud Platform Core at SAP

Michael Wintergerst is Development Executive, SVP, Head of SAP Cloud Platform Core at SAP. He is leading a 1,000+ global development organization in the area of SAP Cloud Platform with teams in Germany, Israel, Bulgaria, India, and China. Amongst his responsibilities are SAP’s Cloud ... Foundry, Kubernetes, application server, data management, security, and development experience offerings. With SAP Cloud Platform SAP supports customers in developing and running innovative software solutions in their innovation and digital transformation projects, whether in areas of user experience, mobile, application integration, internet of things (IoT)/industry 4.0, big data, machine learning, blockchain, security, analytics, or application development and operations (DevOps). SAP Cloud Platform is built around and leveraging open source and open standards like OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, and Kubernetes. Based on SAP's commitment to and active support of and contribution to Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes, Michael Wintergerst is involved in the Cloud Foundry Foundation and Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Michael Wintergerst holds a Master of Science in Computer Science with a specialization in parallel algorithms, hardware architecture, and parallel computer systems from the Technical University of Dortmund (2002).

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Scott Yara, Pivotal

Senior Vice President

Scott Yara is Senior Vice President of Products at Pivotal. Prior to joining Pivotal, Scott co-founded Greenplum and previously served as Senior Vice President of EMC’s Greenplum Division. He has a deep knowledge of product development and go-to-market—spanning engineering, product management, and marketing. Prior ... to Greenplum, Scott served as Vice President at Digital Island, a publicly-traded Internet infrastructure services company, which was acquired by Cable & Wireless in 2001. Scott also spent time at Sandpiper Networks, an Internet content delivery services company. At Sandpiper, Scott helped create the industry's first content delivery network (CDN)—a globally distributed computing infrastructure used by many of the industry's largest Internet services such as Microsoft and Disney.

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