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Speakers Announced for OpenStack Days East Event in New York City, August 23-24

Nearly 50 speakers represent cross-section of wide interests in OpenStack with a focus on enterprise deployments

NEW YORK – The speaker lineup has been announced for the first ever OpenStack Days East event in New York City from August 23-24, which features case studies from Bloomberg, Comcast, eBay, EBSCO, NetApp, PayPal and Walmart talking about their OpenStack deployments.

OpenStack Days East is expected to draw some 600 attendees bringing IT professionals, developers and OpenStack supporters together to share case studies, trends, and plans for the world’s fastest-growing open source project. It gives those interested in learning more about the project opportunities to share experiences and talk directly with OpenStack community members.

From more than 100 session proposals, 35 were selected which demonstrate business applications of OpenStack, letting attendees learn more about the open source project from pioneering users. Speaker and session information can be viewed at


Featured guest Donna Scott, vice president and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, will keynote the event speaking about the role public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructure like OpenStack has on digital business transformation.

Kicking off day two, Jonathan Bryce, executive director, OpenStack Foundation, will deliver his keynote on the state of “OpenStack Today”. Complementing those are headline speakers from HPE, Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu.

“We, as an OpenStack community, have come a long way and I’m really looking forward to connecting with the many enterprises that are showing what is possible with OpenStack,” said Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu, and a keynote speaker. “This event will be something special with a stellar lineup of speakers, and an expected 600 attendees at a really cool venue in the heart of New York City.”

Other highlights among the sessions include a joint presentation from IBM and the OpenStack Foundation, “OpenStack by the Numbers,” that will discuss the most recent user survey and explain the story behind the numbers to present a picture of where OpenStack stands today.

Online registration can be found at OpenStack Days East has drawn outstanding support from the OpenStack community with recently added sponsors that include IBM, Juniper Networks, NetApp, Platform9, Pure Storage, Stratoscale, Tintri, VMware and ZeroStack, which join 14 other sponsoring companies.

This community event is being guided by a steering committee that includes representatives from the east coast OpenStack User Groups and organized by Tesora, the leader in OpenStack Trove and a major contributor to OpenStack.


What: OpenStack Days East

Where: PlayStation Theater, 1515 Broadway, New York, NY

When: August 23-24, 2016

For information, visit or follow the event on Twitter at @openstackeast.


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Glenn Rossman has more than 25 years communications experience working at IBM and Hewlett-Packard, along with startup StorageApps, plus agencies Hill & Knowlton and G&A Communications. His experience includes media relations, industry and financial analyst relations, executive communications, intranet and employee communications, as well as producing sales collateral. In technology, his career includes work in channel partner communications, data storage technologies, server computers, software, PC and UNIX computers, along with specific industry initiatives such as manufacturing, medical, and finance. Before his latest stint in technology, Glenn did business-to-business public relations on behalf of the DuPont Company for its specialty polymers products and with the largest steel companies in North America in an initiative focused on automakers.