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May 2-4, 2018 - Copenhagen, Denmark
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Lew Tucker

Cisco Systems, Inc.
VP/CTO Cloud Computing
As VP/CTO of Cloud Computing at Cisco, Lew is responsible for shaping Cisco’s strategy and products in cloud computing and leads several of the company’s open source initiatives. He also serves as a member of the OpenStack Foundation board of directors.

Lew brings to the CNCF more than 25 years of experience in the high-tech industry, ranging from distributed systems and artificial intelligence to software development and parallel system architecture. Prior to joining Cisco, Lew was VP/CTO Cloud Computing at Sun Microsystems where he led the development of the Sun Cloud platform. While at Sun, Lew was also a member of the JavaSoft executive team, launched java.sun.com, and helped to bring Java into the developer ecosystem. Intrigued by the software-as-a-service model for application delivery, Lew joined Salesforce.com and led the development of Salesforce.com’s AppExchange.

In the 1980’s Lew was a research director at Thinking Machines, where he developed algorithms for AI and machine vision for the massively parallel Connection Machine. Lew moved into technology following a career in Neurobiology at Cornell University Medical school and has a BA in Biology from Cornell and a Ph.D. in computer science from New York University.