Derek Chamorro is a network security engineer/architect with 15 years of experience in information technology. He first started his career with cable MSOs, working in a variety of roles ranging from technical support to network architecture. He has spent the last 3 years focused on abstracted computing and software-defined networking using a variety of new technologies to enhance security and automation within next-generation networks. Derek currently works at Cisco Systems as a technical engineering lead for Cisco Cloud services. He specializes in network virtualization and enjoys working with Open vSwitch development.
In his spare time, Derek enjoys distance running, Asian cooking, and microbrewing beer.
Ryan Hallisey is a software engineer at Red Hat. He has worked on OpenStack for 2 years. Primarily, his focus is on developing SELinux to function for enterprise OpenStack solutions as well as developing the Tripleo installer and containerizing OpenStack using Docker.
Dr. Benoit Hudzia is a cloud/system architect working on designing the next generation cloud technology as well as running the Irish operations for Stratoscale.
He previously worked as a senior researcher-architect for SAP on HANA Enterprise Cloud.
Benoit has authored more than 20 academic publications and is also the holder of numerous patents in the domains of virtualization, OS, cloud, distributed system, and so on. His code and ideas are included in various SAP commercial solutions as well as open source solutions such as the QEMU/KVM hypervisor, the Linux kernel, and OpenStack.
His research currently focuses on bringing together the flexibility of virtualization, cloud, and high-performance computing (also known as the "Lego cloud"). This framework aims to provide the memory, I/O, and CPU resource disaggregation of physical servers while enabling dynamic management and aggregation capabilities on Linux native applications as well as Linux/KVM VMs using commodity hardware.
Bhargesh Patel completed his MTech in computer engineering from Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad. He has more than 3 years of teaching experience in cloud computing security, big data mining, and networking. Currently, he is working with G H Patel College of Engineering and Technology, Vallabh Vidyanagar. His areas of interest are cloud computing, grid computing, data mining, operating systems, computer networks, and cyber security. Currently, he is working on cloud security and big data mining projects.