The OpenStack Summit, November 5-8, 2013 brings together the brightest technical minds to discuss the future of cloud computing. With OpenStack software quickly gaining adoption around the world, the Summit will feature case studies, visionary keynotes, hands-on workshops and technical sessions for cloud operators and developers. Register NOW.

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Tuesday, November 5


Opening Ceremony: Lion Dance
The Hong Kong Tourism Board will host a short lion dance to kick off the OpenStack Summit. Arrive early so you don't miss out!

Tuesday November 5, 2013 8:45am - 9:00am
AsiaWorld-Summit Hall 2 AsiaWorld-Expo


Welcome from the Hong Kong Office of the Government CIO
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Daniel Lai

Government Chief Information Officer, Hong Kong Office of the Government Chief Information Officer
Mr. Daniel Lai is a veteran ICT professional in Hong Kong with extensive experience in the information technology (IT) field, including the planning and implementation of IT projects as well as promoting professional development and the application of IT in the community. Mr... Read More →

Tuesday November 5, 2013 8:58am - 9:00am
AsiaWorld-Summit Hall 2 AsiaWorld-Expo


OpenStack Keynote featuring Concur, DigitalFilm Tree, Shutterstock
OpenStack Foundation executive director Jonathan Bryce will provide a community update, focusing on why OpenStack is quickly gaining adoption from a user perspective. You will also hear directly from OpenStack users at Concur, DigitalFilm Tree and Shutterstock.

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Guillaume Aubuchon

CTO, DigitalFilm Tree
Guillaume Aubuchon has spent the past decade melding the latest in technological innovation with the century old tradition of filmmaking. He has helped keep DigitalFilm Tree at the forefront of innovation in Hollywood, as highlighted by DigitalFilm Tree’s recognition in 2014 by... Read More →
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Jonathan Bryce

Executive Director, OpenStack Foundation
Jonathan Bryce, who has spent his career building the cloud, is Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation. Previously he was a founder of The Rackspace Cloud. He started his career working as a web developer for Rackspace, and during his tenure, he and co-worker Todd Morey... Read More →
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Chris Fischer

VP of Technical Operations, Shutterstock
Chris is the VP of Technical Operations at Shutterstock, in that role he creates the strategic vision and oversees the implementation of Shutterstock's operations roadmap.  Chris was driving force behind moving Shutterstock from a traditional systems group to a diverse set of operations... Read More →
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Dan Wilson

Principal Architect IV, Concur
I have a passion for collaborating across the business and using data to drive decision making. My primary areas of focus include container orchestration, developer pipeline, cloud service architecture, scale out technologies, design for failure and open source technologies.

Tuesday November 5, 2013 9:00am - 9:45am
AsiaWorld-Summit Hall 2 AsiaWorld-Expo


Canonical Keynote - Building Business Value Through Interoperability
OpenStack continues to improve with every release and many organisations now run Ubuntu OpenStack in production. But standalone clouds on their own do not deliver business value, this requires a cloud connected to business systems and able to run applications more flexibly and efficiently than before. Mark Shuttleworth will discuss how the advances in interoperability being made with Ubuntu OpenStack and a wide variety of technologies and applications is enabling organisations to get greater value from their Open Stack cloud faster and more easily than ever before.

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Mark Shuttleworth

Founder of Ubuntu, Canonical
Mark is the founder of Ubuntu and leads product strategy at Canonical, the company behind the OS. Mark champions design-driven development and has a focus on quality and cadence in the engineering work done at Canonical. Mark previously founded Thawte, a company specialising in... Read More →

Tuesday November 5, 2013 9:45am - 10:15am
AsiaWorld-Summit Hall 2 AsiaWorld-Expo


IBM Keynote - Managing the Next Era of Computing with an Open Cloud Architecture

In a hyper-connected world with mobile, social and embedded intelligence, businesses face pressure to leverage technology to differentiate like never before.  Winners will be based on how quick and responsive they are to customer needs and how rapidly they innovate amid pervasive change in a heterogeneous landscape. As an industry, we have an opportunity to be drivers of this next era of rapid innovation by supporting and strengthening interoperability. In his keynote address, Dr. Daniel Sabbah, IBM CTO and General Manager for Next Generation Platform walks the audience through the state of the industry and the imperative of an Open Cloud Architecture to enable rapid and constant innovation. In the last few decades, IBM has been at the forefront of open interoperability initiatives,  now including OpenStack, and has helped unlock its potential for its clients. Dr. Sabbah will host one such client, Paul Lu CEO of Wuxi Lake Cloud Tai Cloud Computing, on the stage to talk about their experience with ease in integrating their solution based on OpenStack. IBM applauds OpenStack’s growth, relevance and role in an Open Cloud Architecture. 

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Daniel Sabbah

CTO and General Manager, Next Generation Platform, IBM Corp, IBM
Dr. Daniel Sabbah is the CTO and General Manager, Next Generation Platform, at IBM Corp. He is responsible for aligning IBM direction for Cloud and Mobility into a coherent, next generation architecture.As part of his role, he guides the IBM Cloud portfolio involving software (middleware... Read More →

Tuesday November 5, 2013 10:15am - 10:45am
AsiaWorld-Summit Hall 2 AsiaWorld-Expo
Wednesday, November 6


OpenStack China Spotlight featuring Ctrip, iQiyi, and Qihoo 360
In this session, Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation, will spotlight the OpenStack community and adoption in China through OpenStack users Ctrip, iQiyi and Qihoo360.

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Mark Collier

COO, OpenStack Foundation
Mark has spent his career working on technologies that disrupt industries, from "a computer on every desk", when he worked at Dell in the 90's as a product manager, to the digital music shift as Senior Director of Business Development at Yahoo! Music, to the cloud computing era, where... Read More →
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Jieke Wu

Engineer Manager, iQIYI
Jieke is currently leading the development and operation of cloud computing in iQiyi and driving the OpenStack project adoption. Before joining iQiyi, he was an employee of Intel, focusing on open source projects.
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Eric Ye

VP of Technology, GM of Ctrip R&D Center, Ctrip
Eric Ye is VP and GM of CTRIP research and development center, in which he manages more than 1,000 people in this NASDAQ listed company. Prior to CTRIP, he was the director of Ebay platform development to improve scalability and availability of the world’s largest online auction... Read More →
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Yufang Zhang

System Engineer, Qihoo 360
Yufang Zhang is a system engineer at Qihoo 360, who works on building and maintaining private cloud platform to offering fast and stable software delivery. His interest includes cloud computing, virtualization, and system administration. Currently, he is also happily contributing... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2013 9:00am - 9:45am
AsiaWorld-Summit Hall 2 AsiaWorld-Expo


Red Hat Keynote - Truth Happens

Mark McLoughlin, with an introduction from Brian Stevens, will give his take on our community’s incredible momentum, the key ingredients to our success, and where we go from here.


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Mark McLoughlin

OpenStack Technical Director, Red Hat, 1980
Mark McLoughlin is Technical Director for OpenStack at Red Hat and has spent over a decade contributing to and leading open source projects like GNOME, Fedora, KVM, qemu, libvirt, oVirt and, of course, OpenStack. Mark is a member of the OpenStack Foundation board of directors, and... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2013 9:45am - 10:15am
AsiaWorld-Summit Hall 2 AsiaWorld-Expo


HP Keynote - Why OpenStack Will Win in Enterprise Hybrid Cloud
There is much debate about which cloud operating system or platform will win and that current proprietary clouds will capture the majority of the mindshare and revenue.  There are also questions of whether OpenStack is mature or secure enough for the enterprise.  Join Monty Taylor, HP Distinguished Technologist and OpenStack board member, as he debunks these theories and shows how OpenStack is not only on the right track from an innovation and technology standpoint but also from a customer and market perspective.  In the $80 billion cloud computing market, there will be more than one winner, and Monty will illustrate how OpenStack is one of those.  He will also discuss what the organization and its key contributors must do to move the software forward and achieve this market success, such as interoperability, upgradability and other enterprise-grade functionality.   

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Monty Taylor

Distinguished Technologist at HP and Member of the OpenStack Technical Committee and OpenStack Foundation Board of Direc, HP
Monty Taylor, Distinguished Technologist at HP and Member of the OpenStack Technical Committee and OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors. He leads teams that run the OpenStack Developer Infrastructure, Ironic Bare Metal service and the TripleO project using OpenStack to deploy OpenStack... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2013 10:15am - 10:45am
AsiaWorld-Summit Hall 2 AsiaWorld-Expo