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OpenStack and the Future of Computing

At Cloud Expo, Chris C. Kemp will explore the origins of OpenStack, diving into how this technology advanced NASA’s mission

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In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Chris C. Kemp, former NASA CTO and co-founder of OpenStack, will explore the origins of OpenStack, diving into how this technology advanced NASA's mission and helped the White House ignite a cloud computing revolution across the federal government. He'll take a close look at how the fastest growing open source project in history evolved - and where it's going - before turning our attention to the forces that have catalyzed this revolution and are reshaping enterprise computing. Finally he will look at some examples of cloud technologies and architectures that are enabling the most successful (and often newest) companies to challenge their largest and most entrenched competitors.

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Chris C. Kemp is an entrepreneurial executive with a passion for igniting innovation in high-tech organizations. He is the Chief Strategy Officer of Nebula, Inc., a company Chris founded after serving for five years in various roles at NASA. Chris also co-founded the OpenStack project.

As the Chief Technology Officer for IT at NASA, Chris was responsible for pioneering work in cloud computing, open source, and open government. He served on the Cloud Computing Executive Steering Committee, and chaired the Cloud Standards Working Group. Previously, he served as the CIO of NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley where he forged partnerships with Google and Microsoft and helped create Google Moon, Google Mars, and Microsoft World Wide Telescope. He was responsible for NASA's Nebula Cloud Computing Project and co-founded the OpenStack project.

Prior to joining NASA, Chris helped create the third largest online community, was the founding CEO of the leading web-based vacation rental platform Escapia (AWAY), and, as the founding CEO of Netran, developed the first online grocery shopping platform for Kroger, the world's largest grocery store chain.

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