Founding Executive Director
Open Compute Project
Cole is the former Executive Director of the Open Compute Foundation and CEO of Vapor IO an OCP inspired start-up. He is an industry recognized thought leader and co-founder of OpenStack. He worked with the US Government on the standard definition of Cloud Computing. He is a sought after public speaker who sits on multiple technical advisory boards for cloud and hardware related companies. He was also the founding storage project chair for the Open Compute Project.