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on 2016/3/30 8:02:22 (1029 reads)
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The Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, today announced a new Technical Advisory Board, established to facilitate the debate, documentation and maintenance of a long term technical strategy for the Foundation. The Technical Advisory Board will take a long-range view of the Foundation's software projects and focus on the strategic questions and cross cutting concerns that may impact the Foundation's mission today and in the future.

"With The Technical Advisory Board, we're bringing together a team of proven and progressive senior technology leaders to help build Cloud Foundry for the future," said Cloud Foundry Vice President of Technology Chip Childers. "With hundreds of enterprises relying on Cloud Foundry to support their multi-cloud business strategies, it's critical we pair our current mode, which drives consistency around near-term requirements, with a strategic plan for the years to come."

The Cloud Foundry Foundation's Technical Advisory Board consists of 22 members, appointed by the Cloud Foundry Foundation's Platinum and Gold members. The newly appointed Technical Advisory Board members are:
* Kannan Alagappan, SVP Technology, Telstra
* Chip Childers, Vice President Technology, Cloud Foundry Foundation
* Gert Drapers, Vice President Engineering, Helion Development Platform, HPE
* Brian Gallagher, President, Cloud Platform Team, EMC
* David Gardner, Product Owner, AppFog, CenturyLink
* Marcel Harry, Chief Architect, PaaS, SwissCom
* Jeff Hobbs - Director of Engineering, Helion Development Platform, HPE
* Colin Humphreys, Global CTO, Pivotal
* Vikrant Karnik, SVP and Global Head: Cloud Foundational Services FS SBU, Capgemini
* Bernd Krannich, Product Owner - Cloud Foundry Integration, SAP HANA Cloud Platform
* Michael D. Krumpe, Jr., Sr. SE and Product Manager (PaaS, DBaaS), Verizon
* Jason McGee, Fellow, Vice President and CTO, Cloud Platform, IBM
* Joshua Mckenty, Senior Director, Platform Ecosystem, Pivotal
* Mark Peek, Vice President, Principal Engineer of Cloud Native Applications, VMware
* Bala Rajaraman, Fellow and CTO Cloud Platform Services, IBM
* Jeroen van Rotterdam, CTO, Vice President & Distinguished Engineer, Enterprise Content Division, EMC
* Marcus Roland Schwarz, SAP HANA Cloud Platform
* Paul Strong, Vice President & CTO, Global Field, VMware
* Noburou Taniguchi, Research Engineer, NTT
* Marty Tomasi, Research and Development Director, SAS
* Dave Ward, CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect, Cisco
* Steve Winkler, Principal Architect, Predix Platform Leadership, GE
* Dr. Ying Xiong, Chief Architect, Cloud Platform (PaaS), Huawei

The Cloud Foundry Foundation Technical Advisory Board is responsible for documenting a long-term view of the project's technical strategy and sharing a collective perspective with the Foundation's Board and PMC Council in a formal document and in regular meetings with the PMC. This Board's role is advisory and does not replace or change the Development Governance or Development Operations processes of the Foundation.

About Cloud Foundry Foundation

The Cloud Foundry Foundation is an independent non-profit organization formed to sustain the development, promotion and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the industry standard platform for cloud applications. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is an Apache 2.0 licensed project available on Github: To learn more, visit:

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