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From YouTube: Keynote: Fireside Chat with the Chairman of the Cloud Foundry Foundation Board of Directors


Keynote: Fireside Chat with the Chairman of the Cloud Foundry Foundation Board of Directors, John Roese & Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation

Abby Kearns
Cloud Foundry Foundation
Executive Director
San Francisco Bay Area
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Abby is a true tech veteran, with an 18 year career spanning product marketing, product management and consulting at a mix of Fortune 500 and startup companies. As the first fellow at Cloud Foundry Foundation and VP of Strategy, Abby was responsible for structuring and executing operational and strategic initiatives, as well as leading the User Advisory Board and Industry Special Interest Groups. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was part of the Product Management team at Pivotal, focusing on Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Previously, Abby led a Product Management and Product Marketing team at Verizon focused on cloud services. In her free time, Abby enjoys posting up at her local coffee shop, indulging in food and wine, and spending time with her husband and son.

John Roese
Dell EMC
Global Chief Technology Officer at DellEMC & Chairman of the Board of Directors, Cloud Foundry Foundation
John Roese is the Chief Technology Officer of EMC Corporation. This role will play a key role in shaping EMC’s technology strategy as the company embarks on its next phase of growth and leadership across three of the most transformative trends in the history of IT – Cloud, Big Data and Trusted IT.

Prior to EMC, John was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the North American R&D Centers at Huawei Technologies responsible for advanced technology development across the entire product portfolio ranging from photonics to cloud computing and costumer technology. Having previously served as CTO at four large corporations in the telecom and IT sector over the past two decades (Nortel, Broadcom, Enterasys and Cabletron),
John has developed a broad understanding of the total ICT ecosystem and its diverse global customer base. In addition to his roles as CTO, John has been a Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Information Officer in publicly traded companies. This expertise has allowed John to become an extremely well-rounded senior executive and an expert in both establishing the long-term strategy of a company and the near-term tactical execution to reach those goals. John is a published author; holds more than 18 pending and granted patents in areas such as policy-based networking, location-based services, and security; is a recognized public speaker; and has sat on numerous
boards, including ATIS, OLPC, Blade Networks, Pingtel and Bering Media.

In recent years, John has been honored by the Ottawa high-tech community by being named High Tech Executive of the year and one of the Forty Under 40 executives in Canada’s capital region. John also was one of the first senior executives in Canada to publish his thoughts on an external blog, where more than 10,000 unique users per month followed his thoughts and commentary.