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.

Dieu Cao, VMware

Product Lead, Tanzu Application Service & Cloud Foundry Foundation PMC Council Chairperson

Dieu Cao is Product Lead at VMware, where she works on the product strategy for Tanzu Application Service. She is also currently serving as the Cloud Foundry Foundation PMC Council Chair. She has been with VMware/VMware since 2010 and a core contributor ... to Cloud Foundry since 2014.

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Paul Fazzone, VMware

Senior Vice President, Tanzu, & Board of Directors Chairman, Cloud Foundry Foundation

Paul Fazzone is Senior Vice President for VMware’s Tanzu R&D team, responsible for the company’s Kubernetes and application modernization products and related open source initiatives. Paul led VMware’s strategy and execution to support the cloud native needs of Enterprise application development and ... infrastructure platform operation teams (including VMware acquisitions of Heptio & Pivotal). Paul has guided global product teams to deliver industry's leading network, virtualization, cloud infrastructure and application development products for Enterprise and Service Provider customers. Prior to VMware, Paul led product management at Nicira (acquired by VMware in 2012) and was responsible for data center networking products at Cisco.

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Jen Phillips, Google

Senior Engineering Program Manager, Open Source

Jen Phillips is a Senior Program Manager in Google’s Open Source Programs Office, leading the organization in charge of open source strategy, programs, and sustainability efforts for Google and Alphabet. She is responsible for ecosystem investments, including Google Summer of Code, and project and ... foundation relationships in cloud native software, machine learning, and open source security. Jen is on the boards of the Cloud Foundry Foundation and the Maker Education Initiative, and she formerly served as a board advisor to Singularity University. Jen Studied Economics at Columbia University in New York and now lives in San Francisco.

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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, 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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Bernd Krannich, SAP

Cloud Platform Technical Lead

Bernd Krannich a is Technical Lead at SAP working on Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes topics in SAP Cloud Platform. In the Cloud Foundry community, he is working on bringing Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes closer together. During his 20+ years at SAP, Bernd has held ... various roles in software engineering. He is a regular speaker at developer conferences. In his spare time, he is an overambitious but under-talented runner.

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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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Stephan Massalt, Swisscom

VP Innovation Lab & Treasurer, Cloud Foundry Foundation

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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