Building applications using a cloud-native platform enables organizations to deliver enterprise-class scalability and application resilience while maintaining deployment flexibility. From creators of the cloud to pioneers in cloud technology, here are six cloud thought-leaders who have shaped the way business is done today. Who else do you think deserves to be on this list? Tweet us @Mendix with your recommendation.
1. Don Boulia
Don Boulia is the General Manager for the Cloud Developer Services at IBM Watson and Cloud Platform. Don is responsible for offering management, delivery, and operations of developer offerings in the IBM Cloud. Prior, he was VP of Cloud Services, leading offering management and development of IBM Cloud Integration offerings. Don has over 20 years of experience developing and delivering software, and he has held executive roles in product management, strategy and development within the WebSphere organization, leading emerging WebSphere foundation product deliveries, cloud strategy, portfolio management, open source and open standards initiatives. View his contributions to the IBM Cloud Blog here.
2. Daniel Berg
Daniel Berg is an IBM distinguished engineer for container service and microservices. He is responsible for the technical strategy and implementation of the global container service leveraging Kubernetes and Docker. Daniel has extensive experience with container technologies as well as deep technical skills leading teams to deliver highly available cloud-native applications. Daniel is also responsible for the delivery of microservices fabric in BIM cloud with container services as the foundation of this fabric. View his articles on the IBM Cloud Blog here
3. Abby Kearns
Abby Kearns has 20 years in the tech world and is what Cloud Foundry calls a “true veteran of the industry”. Her experience ranges from product marketing to product management and consulting across Fortune 500 companies and startups alike. Abby currently leads the ecosystem of developers, users and applications running on Cloud Foundry, and works with the Board to drive the Foundation’s vision and grow the open source project. View an interview with Abby on the CUBE here.
4. Chip Childers
Chip has spent 20 years in large-scale computing and open source software and is the co-Founder of the Cloud Foundry Foundation as Technology Chief of Staff. He was the first VP of Apache Cloudstack, and previously led the rebuild of mission-critical applications for organizations including the IRS.gov, USMint.gov, Merrill Lynch and SEI Investments. Chip is a frequent public speaker at countless events. View his articles on The New Stack here.
5. Timo Elliott
Timo Elliott is the VP of Global Innovation Evangelist for SAP. He is passionate about digital transformation, analytics, AI/ML, IoT, and Cloud. The latest technologies that can transform the way the world works are of particular interest to Timo. He has over 25 years of experience presenting to business and IT audiences in over 50 different countries around the world, and his articles have appeared in publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, The Guardian, ZDNet, and Digitalist Magazine.
You can view his website here.
6. Saiprashanth Reddy Venumbaka
Reddy is the Senior Director of Product Marketing at SAP Cloud Platform at SAP. He is experienced in software product marketing with an emphasis on data management and cloud platforms. He also has hands-on experience in developing, architecting, and delivering mission-critical enterprise software products for large multinational organizations. You can read his blog posts here.