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Thursday, May 6 • 10:00 - 11:05
Thursday Keynote Sessions

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Be sure to join us for Thursday's keynotes which include:
  • Kubernetes Project Update - Stephen Augustus, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021 Co-Chair & Head of Open Source, Emerging Technologies & Incubation Division, Cisco (10:00-10:15)
  • Sponsored Keynote: Day 2 with Kubernetes - This Is Fine! - Vaibhav Kamra, Chief Technology Officer, Kasten by Veeam (10:15-10:20)
  • Linkerd vs. COVID-19: Addressing the global Pandemic with a Service Mesh - William Morgan, Chief Executive Officer, Buoyant (10:22-10:37)
  • Sponsored Keynote: Smoothing the onramp to Kubernetes with Knative - Brenda Chan, Director of Engineering, VMware Tanzu Developer Experience, VMware
  • How Deutsche Telekom Technik Built Das Schiff for Sailing the Cloud Native Seas - Vuk Gojnic, Squad Lead, Container & Cloud-native Engine, Deutsche Telekom Technik (10:44-10:59)
  • Closing Remarks - KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021 Co-Chairs: Constance Caramanolis, Principal Engineer, Splunk & Stephen Augustus, Head of Open Source, Emerging Technologies & Incubation Division, Cisco (11:00-11:05)

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William Morgan

CEO, Buoyant
William Morgan is the CEO of Buoyant. Prior to founding Buoyant, he was an infrastructure engineer at Twitter, where he ran several teams building on product-facing backend infrastructure. He has worked at Powerset, Microsoft, adap.tv, and MITRE Corp, and has been contributing to... 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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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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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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Brenda Chan

Director of Engineering, VMware Tanzu Developer Experience, VMware
Brenda Chan is an Engineering Director at VMware, focused on the developer experience for Tanzu. Brenda has worked at multiple start ups and joined VMware in 2020 through an acquisition. Brenda was the first external contributor to the Knative project and has been on the Steering... Read More →
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Vuk Gojnic

Squad Lead, Platform, Deutsche Telekom Technik
Vuk Gojnic is a squad leader for the Kubernetes Engine at Deutsche Telekom. Originally a developer, Vuk discovered open source and has been a convert ever since. At Deutsche Telekom, he’s responsible for T-CaaS / Das Schiff their Infrastructure as a Service platform built on Kubernetes... Read More →

Thursday May 6, 2021 10:00 - 11:05 CEST
Keynote Theater