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Wednesday, October 13 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Wednesday Keynote Sessions

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Be sure to join us for Wednesday's keynotes which include:
  • Welcome & Opening Remarks - Priyanka Sharma, Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (9:00-9:15)
  • A Different Kind of Cloud Native - Tim Pepper, Open Source Engineer, VMware (9:15-9:30)
  • End Users: Leaders of the Cloud Native Maturity - Katie Gamanji, Ecosystem Advocate, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (9:30-9:45)
  • From One to Many, the Road to Multicluster - Kaslin Fields, Developer Advocate, Google Cloud (9:45-9:50)
  • CNCF Project Updates - Constance Caramanolis, Principal Software Engineer, Splunk & Jasmine James, Engineering Manager, Twitter (9:50-10:05)
  • APIs, the Universe, and Everything - Vijoy Pandey, Vice President, Engineering for Emerging Technologies and Incubation, Cisco (10:05-10:10)
  • CNCF Technical Oversight at Scale - Cornelia Davis, Product Manager, Amazon (10:10-10:25)
  • Closing Remarks - Constance Caramanolis, Principal Software Engineer, Splunk; Jasmine James, Engineering Manager, Twitter; Stephen Augustus, Head of Open Source, Cisco (10:25-10:30)

Speakers
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Kaslin Fields

Developer Advocate, Google
Kaslin Fields is a Developer Advocate at Google Cloud, a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Ambassador, and a contributor to Open Source Kubernetes. As a Developer Advocate, she engages with Open Source communities both as a member, and as an advocate for their needs as users... Read More →
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Tim Pepper

Software Engineer, VMware
Tim is a Senior Staff Engineer in VMware's Open Source Technology Center with over 20 years in open source. He works as an open source developer advocate and contributor to Kubernetes (current Code of Conduct Committee elected member; past SIG Release co-chair and WG LTS co-organizer... Read More →
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Katie Gamanji

Ecosystem Technical Advocate, CNCF
Katie is the Ecosystem Technical Advocate at CNCF or Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Katie's focus within this role is to grow and lead the End User Community while bridging the gap with other ecosystem units, such as project maintainers, TOCs, and SIGs. In the past roles as a... Read More →
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Vijoy Pandey

Vice President, Engineering for Emerging Technologies and Incubation, Cisco
Vijoy Pandey is Vice President, Emerging Technologies and Incubation (ET&I) at Cisco. ET&I is chartered to create and drive the next Bold Bets for Cisco in an agile, ambitious, and entrepreneurial manner. Vijoy runs both engineering and a global framework of customer-focused co-innovation... Read More →
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Constance Caramanolis

Principal Software Engineer, Splunk
Constance is a principal software engineer at Splunk, formerly Omnition, contributing to OpenTelemetry. Previous to Omnition, she worked at Lyft as part of the data platform and server networking teams. While at Lyft, Constance built, deployed, and configured Envoy internally, and... Read More →
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Priyanka Sharma

GM, CNCF
Priyanka is the Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) which serves as the vendor-neutral home for 100+ of the fastest-growing open source projects, including Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Envoy. She is also a co-creator of the Inclusive Naming Initiative... Read More →
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Cornelia Davis

Product Management, CNCF TOC, Amazon
Cornelia has been working in IT systems for several decades with the last 10 years focused on DevOps platforms. She was part of the team that brought Cloud Foundry to the industry - both the open source project and the Pivotal CF product. In the last 5+ years she has applied that... Read More →
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Jasmine James

Engineering Manager, Twitter
Jasmine is an engineering manager at Twitter leading the developer experience pillar in the engineering effectiveness organization. Previous to Twitter, she worked at Delta Air Lines enabling cloud native application development by providing modern tooling and capabilities utilizing... Read More →
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Stephen Augustus

Head of Open Source, Cisco
Stephen is a Black engineering director and leader in open source communities.He is Cisco’s first Head of Open Source, within the Emerging Technologies & Incubation division.For Kubernetes, he has co-founded transformational elements of the project, including the KEP (Kubernetes Enhancements Proposal) process, the Release Engineering subproject, and Working Group Naming. Stephen has also previously served as a chair for both SIG PM and SIG Azure.He continues his work... Read More →


Wednesday October 13, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
West Hall + Online