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Josh McKenty

Pivotal
VP Global Ecosystem Engineering
San Francisco, California
Entrepreneur and technologist Joshua McKenty works with Fortune 100 customers who seek to transition to a cloud native architecture, and with Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry team to bring new features and functionality to Cloud Foundry-based products, the industry-standard enterprise platform for the cloud era. A San Francisco Business Times 40-Under-40 Leader and NASA Ames Honor Award recipient, McKenty has been instrumental in defining and bringing cloud solutions to market. He co-founded OpenStack, the definitive open cloud solution for Infrastructure-as-a-Service, and Piston (acquired by Cisco), which provides OpenStack-based private cloud solutions for marquee enterprises across industries. As the founding Chief Architect, McKenty led the development of NASA Nebula, the Federal Government's first cloud computing platform. Joshua has over two decades of experience in software engineering, architecture, engineering management and entrepreneurship. He was the team lead for the development of Netscape 8 as well as AOL’s IE AIM toolbar, and Joint CTO at Mercurial Communications. More recently, Joshua led the IT efforts and successful first release of OpenQuake, an open source software application allowing users to compute seismic hazard, seismic risk (exposure/vulnerability) and the socio-economic impact of earthquakes. In his spare time, Joshua has crafted a handmade violin and banjo, fathered two children, and invented his own juggling trick, the McKenty Madness.

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