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Thursday, October 14 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Thursday Keynote Sessions

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Be sure to join us for Thursday's keynotes which include:
  • Kubernetes Project Updates - Stephen Augustus, Head of Open Source, Cisco (9:00-9:15)
  • Welcome to Cloud Native - We’re Here to Help - Vaibhav Kamra, Chief Technical Officer, Kasten by Veeam (9:15-9:20)
  • Why a Cloud Native (CNCF) & Open Hardware (RISC-V) Alliance Makes Sense - Kim McMahon, Director of Visibility & Community Engagement, RISC-V International & Katelin Ramer, Director of Business Development, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (9:20-9:35)
  • Where Do We Go From Here? - Constance Caramanolis, Principal Software Engineer, Splunk (9:35-9:50)
  • Creating a Holistic Developer Experience - Jasmine James, Engineering Manager, Twitter (9:50-10:05)
  • And Here We Go: Dual-stack Networking in Kubernetes - Lachlan Evenson, Principal Program Manager, OSS at Azure, Microsoft Azure (10:05-10:10)
  • Building Support For Your Cloud Native Journey - Robert Duffy, Vice President, Development and Runtime Platform, Expedia (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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Kim McMahon

Director of Visibility & Community Engagement, RISC-V International
Kim McMahon is the Director of Visibility & Community Engagement at RISC-V International. She comes to RISC-V with a deep background in marketing for open source and technology. She has spent her career with companies such as SGI, Cray, VMware, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and... Read More →
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Lachlan Evenson

Principal Program Manager, OSS at Azure, Microsoft Azure
Lachlan is a Principal Program Manager on the open source team at Azure. He spends his days building and contributing to projects that address many of the challenges in the cloud native ecosystem. Lachlan is a cloud native ambassador, emeritus Kubernetes steering and release lead... 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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Katelin Ramer

Director of Business Development, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Katelin is the Business Development Manager at Cloud Native Computing Foundation. She is responsible for driving growth globally for the foundation in the form of partnerships with the member community and gaining support for CNCF global events.Katelin has a background in sales from... Read More →
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Vaibhav Kamra

CTO, Kasten by Veeam
Vaibhav Kamra is CTO at Kasten by Veeam, which is tackling Day 2 data management challenges to help enterprises confidently run applications on Kubernetes. Previously, Vaibhav has worked at Dell EMC, Maginatics and Microsoft, where his focus has been on storage, filesystems and databases... 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 →
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Robert Duffy

Vice President, Development and Runtime Platform, Expedia
Rob has spent the last 20 years working on industry leading developer platforms. Building the culture around them, driving adoption across 100-1000 team organizations with 10s of thousands of developers, and delivering on the promise of business agility. Along the way he has torn... Read More →


Thursday October 14, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
West Hall + Online