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Wednesday, May 5 • 10:00 - 11:50
Wednesday Keynote Sessions

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Be sure to join us for Wednesday's keynotes which include:
  • Cloud Native: The Building Blocks for the Human Experience - Priyanka Sharma, General Manager, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (10:00 - 10:15) with special guest Zain Asgar, GVP & Product GM, Pixie @ New Relic & Adjunct Professor, Computer Science, Stanford University
  • 6 End Users and What They Love about Cloud Native - Cheryl Hung, Vice President, Ecosystem, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (10:15-10:35)
  • How Cloud Native Tech Helped Peloton Ride to Exponential Growth - Jim Haughwout, Vice President of Platform, Peloton (10:35-10:50)
  • Sponsored Keynote: Kubernetes as the Control Plane for the Hybrid Cloud - Clayton Coleman, Architect for Kubernetes and OpenShift, Red Hat (10:50-10:55)
  • The CNCF Sandbox: An Exploration and Guided Tour - Justin Cormack, Chief Technology Officer, Docker (10:56-11:11)
  • Keynote: CNCF Project Update: Flux - Stefan Prodan, Developer Experience Engineer, Weaveworks (11:12-11:22)
  • Sponsored Keynote: Commit to the Cause. Push for Change. Take on the World’s Greatest Challenges with Kubernetes - Briana Frank, Director of Product Management, IBM Cloud (11:23-11:28)
  • Predictions from the Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) - Liz Rice, Chief Open Source Officer, Isovalent & Chair, Technical Oversight Committee & Lei Zhang, Staff Engineer, Alibaba Cloud & Member, Technical Oversight Committee (11:29-11:44)
  • Closing Remarks - KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021 Co-Chairs: Constance Caramanolis, Principal Engineer, Splunk & Stephen Augustus, Head of Open Source, Emerging Technologies & Incubation Division, Cisco (11:45-11:50)

Speakers
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Zain Asgar

GVP & Product GM - Pixie @ New Relic. Adjunct professor computer science @ Stanford University
Zain Asgar is GM/GVP – Pixie & Open Source – New Relic.Zain is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Benchmark before co-founding Pixie. He has a PhD from Stanford and has helped build at-scale data and AI/ML... Read More →
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Liz Rice

Chief Open Source Officer, Isovalent & Chair, Technical Oversight Committee, CNCF
Liz Rice is Chief Open Source Officer at Isovalent. Previously, she was VP Open Source Engineering with cloud native security specialists Aqua Security, and looked after projects including Starboard, Trivy, Tracee, kube-hunter and kube-bench. She is chair of the CNCF's Technical Oversight... Read More →
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Justin Cormack

CTO, Docker
Justin is a senior engineer and security lead at Docker. He is a maintainer of the Notary project, and a member of the CNCF TOC and SIG Security. He has been working in container security for five years.
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Lei Zhang

Staff Engineer, Alibaba
Lei is leading engineering effort in Alibaba including its Kubernetes based large-scale cluster management system and unified application platform. Lei has been working as a maintainer on Kubernetes upstream since its beginning and a popular speaker in KubeCon.
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Stefan Prodan

Developer Experience Engineer, Weaveworks
Stefan is a Developer Experience engineer at Weaveworks and an open source contributor to cloud-native projects like Flagger, FluxCD, Helm Operator, SMI and others. He worked as a software architect and a DevOps consultant, helping companies embrace DevOps and the SRE movement. Stefan... Read More →
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Cheryl Hung

VP Ecosystem, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Cheryl Hung is VP Ecosystem at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, where she drives adoption of cloud native infrastructure. As a non-profit under the Linux Foundation, the CNCF hosts open source projects including Kubernetes, Prometheus and Envoy.She founded the 5000+ strong Cloud... 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

General Manager, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Priyanka is the General Manager of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. She was previously the director of Cloud Native Alliances at GitLab Inc., where she built the developer evangelism team that participates regularly in the cloud native community.Priyanka also serves as an advisor... 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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Clayton Coleman

Architect, Kubernetes and OpenShift, Red Hat
Architect, engineer, and strategic visionary for application platforms in the cloud at Red Hat. Core contributor to OpenShift and Kubernetes, the open source platform as a service and the containerized cluster manager. Has helped set the direction for the evolution of cloud native... Read More →
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Briana Frank

Director of Product Management, IBM Cloud
Briana Frank is the Director of Product Management at IBM Cloudfocusing on Developer Services. Briana lead the Offering Management and Design team that built the IBM Cloud Kubernetes service in 5 months and now manages 10's of thousands of clusters worldwide. Briana believes in creating... Read More →
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Jim Haughwout

VP, Platform, Peloton
Jim Haughwout is the Vice President of Platform at Peloton Interactive. He was previously the Head of Infrastructure & Operations at Spotify. Over the past 25 years, he has held leadership roles at the world’s leading companies for defense, internet, media, biotech, streaming audio... Read More →


Wednesday May 5, 2021 10:00 - 11:50 CEST
Keynote Theater