The Core Infrastructure Initiative Steering Committee consists of one representative from each of the member companies who support CII. These members work closely with the Advisory Board to help identify projects and developers in need of support; approve specific funding commitments; oversee project roadmaps and select new members for the Advisory Board.
Don “Beetle” Bailey
Amazon Web ServicesDon "Beetle" Bailey is a Principal Security Engineer at Amazon Web Services.
HPE SoftwareEileen Evans is the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Cloud and Open Source for Hewlett-Packard Company. In her role, Eileen leads and manages legal support for cloud computing and legal and program management support for open source at HP. Eileen also leads HP's Open Source Program Office and manages open source evangelists, engineers and program managers responsible for driving the implementation of HP's open source strategy and open source community engagement. Eileen represents HP on the Linux Foundation Board of Directors and the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors, and actively participated as a Founding Member of the OpenStack Foundation Drafting and Formation Committee.
CiscoGraham is the Senior Director, Security Research Engineering at Cisco.
VMWareIain Mulholland is the Vice President Engineering at VMWare.
IntelImad Sousou is corporate vice president and general manager of the Open Source Technology Center at Intel Corporation. Sousou is responsible for leading Intel's efforts in open source software across technologies and market segments. These include: Linux-based operating systems such as Linux for data center and devices, Google Android and Chrome OS, and Alibaba AliOS; cloud and data center stacks such as orchestrators, containers, virtualization, as well as cloud and networking system components; and IoT/edge system software including, robotics operating system, drone system software, real-time operating systems, microcontroller operating systems, embedded Linux, and software defined cockpit and client device software. He also leads development of software solutions such as Clear Linux, Zephyr, and Yocto and drives the technical relationship and enabling for Linux operating system vendors, cloud service providers, and original equipment manufacturers supporting customer platforms with on-site engineering and enabling partner products to ensure they include the latest Intel technologies. Sousou joined Intel in 1994 as a senior software engineer. Prior to leading the Open Source Technology Center, he was director of telecom software programs in the Intel Communications Group and director of software engineering in the Home Products Group. He began his career as a software engineer at Central Point Software working on system utilities for the Apple Mac OS. Intel has twice honored Sousou with the Intel Achievement Award; in 2007 for his role in the agreement with Sun Microsystems on Open Solaris, and in 2011 for leadership through open source solutions. Sousou sits on the board of directors at the OpenStack Foundation, the Open Connectivity Foundation, the Dronecode Foundation, and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation; on the advisory board for the Core Infrastructure Initiative at the Linux Foundation; and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Portland State University.
NetAppProduct Security Leader, NetApp Inc.
BloombergKevin is a member of the CTO office at Bloomberg.
Mark Cartwright is a Group Program Manager in Microsoft TwC Security. His group is responsible for working with the Microsoft engineering teams in applying a high level of security engineering to products and services in both development and operations. His responsibilities also include corporate security strategies and policies that apply to Microsoft’s products and Cloud services.
Mark Cartwright has been at Microsoft for 12 years, prior to taking his current position in Redmond, he was a Practice Manager in Microsoft UK’s consulting business. Before joining Microsoft, Mark was Chief Technology Officer at a major web hosting and global domain name management company managing highly available, highly secure customer facing websites for a variety of clients from small/medium to large corporate. He previously worked as IT Director at a UK multi utility company. There he supported a diverse range of technologies running business critical systems. He has an MSc in Information Systems and has Masters level certification in the IT Infrastructure Library standard.
Qualcomm Technologies Inc.Mark Charlebois is a Director Engineering in QCT at Qualcomm Technologies Inc. (QTI), a subsidiary of Qualcomm, Inc. He has been developing software for Unix, Linux and embedded systems for more than 30 years. Mark has served as an open source strategist and evangelist, served on the boards of the Linux Foundation, and Drone Code, and on the Steering Committee of the Core Infrastructure Initiative. Mark also served a term as the Dronecode TSC Chair. Currently he works in the Machine Learning Group in QCT.
LyftMike Johnson is the Director of Engineering and Chief Information Security Officer at Lyft.
HitachiNoboru Obata is the Manager, Alliance and Business Development at Hitachi.
IBMSteve Hikida is the Director of Application and Data Security research and development. He is responsible for managing the worldwide research and development organization for the AppScan security portfolio, Key Lifecycle Management products, and cryotography technology all within a key pillar of the IBM Security System Division. Prior to this role, he was the Director of Rational's Security, Automation and Cloud Development and the world wide leader of IBM's Compilation Technology and Application Development Tools. Steve has over 20 years of experience in software development, systems architecture, compilers, development tools, and security. Since joining IBM in 1991, he has held numerous technical and management roles. His expertise includes application security, compilation technologies, computer hardware/software architectures, leading large world wide software development organizations and highly complex projects. Steve earned an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics with Computer Science from the University of Waterloo and a Masters of Business Administration from Athabasca University.
NECTsugikazu Shibata is the Chief Advanced Technologist at NEC.
RackspaceVan Lindberg has worked professionally as an engineer, as a lawyer, and as an executive. He currently has a dual legal/technical role at Rackspace, and has worked out of both the legal department and the Office of the CTO. In April 2012, the American Bar Association Journal named Van as one of "America's Top 12 Techiest Attorneys." On the legal side, Van leads Rackspace's Intellectual Property program, directing Rackspace's strategy and policy around patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and open source matters. Van also heads Rackspace's lobbying efforts relative to patent reform. On the technical side, Van runs Rackspace's technical leadership corps, known internally as the "TCT." Van also works in technical strategy and ecosystem engagement at Rackspace, identifying emerging technologies, separating out differentiating versus non-differentiating product elements, and using open source strategies to be more competitive. Previously, Van worked at the law firm of Haynes and Boone, where he wrote "Intellectual Property and Open Source," published by O'Reilly and Associates, and grew an open source practice helping businesses with everything from open source compliance to business strategy. In addition to Van's open source practice, he did IP transactional work, patent prosecution, litigation, and post-grant actions (ex parte and inter partes reexams/reviews). Van currently serves as chairman of the board of the Python Software Foundation, on the board of the OpenStack Foundation, and as the chair of the Docker Governance Advisory Board.
FujitsuYoshiya Eto is a director at Fujitsu and has been involved in operating systems at Fujitsu including development and development management of Fujitsu proprietary operating systems and Linux. For over ten years he has been leading Linux community engineers in Fujitsu and working with Linux community. This team is one of the biggest contributors to the Linux kernel and is continuously contributing patches to improve feature and stability of Linux for enterprise usage. In addition, Eto is also leading core engineering team for enterprise customer support through collaboration with distributor and community. This team has been providing highly reliable customer support to mission critical customers.