Cloud Foundry Board

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.
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Lew Tucker, Cisco

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cloud Computing

Lew Tucker is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cloud Computing at Cisco, where he is responsible for helping to shape the future of cloud computing and open source software. Lew has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, ...ranging from distributed systems and artificial intelligence to software development and systems architecture. Prior to joining Cisco, he was the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Cloud Computing at Sun Microsystems, where he led the development of its infrastructure-as-a-service offering and the development of Sun Cloud. Other accomplishments in his career include development of’s AppExchange, the developer community, and the massively parallel Connection Machine. Lew holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Cornell University, and a Masters and Ph.D. in computer science with a specialization in artificial intelligence from the New York University. He is currently on the board of the OpenStack and Cloud Native Computing foundations.
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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 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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Barbara Sanders, The Home Depot

Vice President of Technology and Chief Architect

Barbara Sanders is Vice President of Technology and Chief Architect for The Home Depot. She has 20+ years of experience in various IT leadership roles. At The Home Depot she is responsible for IT Enterprise Architecture and Cloud Strategy, along with support for international ...geographies, Data Warehousing, Advanced Analytics, Application Platforms and Developer Tools. Barbara earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Baylor University and a Masters of Computing Science from Texas A&M University.
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Don Boulia, IBM

General Manager, Cloud Developer Services

In his current role, Don is responsible for offering management, delivery, and operations of developer offerings in the IBM Cloud. Don was most recently Vice President of Cloud Strategy and Portfolio Management where he set the strategic direction for the IBM Cloud portfolio. ...Prior to that role, Don was Vice President of Cloud Services, leading offering management and development of IBM Cloud Integration offerings. Don has over 20 years of experience developing and delivering software in a variety of roles. Don has held executive roles in product management, strategy and development within the WebSphere organization, leading emerging WebSphere foundation product deliveries, cloud strategy, portfolio management, open source and open standards initiatives.
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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 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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Björn Goerke, SAP

Chief Technology Officer & President, SAP Cloud Platform

Björn Goerke is Chief Technology Officer & President, SAP Cloud Platform. Overseeing SAP’s technology platform product development and research activities for both on-premise and Cloud solutions, Björn drives foundational, technological innovation with a global team of more than 3,500 employees in SAP Labs in ...Germany, India, Bulgaria, United States, Israel and several additional countries. Björn oversees the development of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP’s Platform-as-a-Service offering enabling the digital transformation of SAP customers, and its core service for Integration & Orchestration, User Experience Platform & Mobile, Security, Development and Operations. Since joining SAP in 1995, Björn has held several managerial and executive positions in technology and innovation development, both in Germany and the United State. Before his current role, Björn led the Cloud and Infrastructure Delivery unit at SAP. Under his leadership, the organization managed all cloud delivery aspects at SAP and drove a single cloud experience in collaboration with the leaders of sales, services, support and marketing. In this function, Björn was also SAP’s chief information officer (CIO), in order to spearhead how business can benefit from SAP innovations delivered via the Cloud. Prior to this, Björn headed research and development within the Technology & Innovation Platform core group at SAP.
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Thomas Di Giacomo, SUSE

Chief Technology Officer

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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Jörg Wagner, Swisscom

Vice President of Cloud

Jörg Wagner has been driving Cloud transformation at Swisscom through roles in the Telco & IT Divisions. Since Q4/2016 Jörg has been leading the organization in charge of development and operation of all IaaS, PaaS, Middleware and DB products in Swisscom’s Cloud Portfolio including ...Cloud Foundry. Jörg received his PhD from ETH Zurich (Department for Information Technology and Electrical Engineering).
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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.