Cloud Native Compute Foundation & SolidFire
Valentin (Val) Bercovici is a founding member of the governing board at the Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF), the Linux Foundation home for Google's Kubernetes technology. Val has also enjoyed a long career at NetApp/SolidFire launching multi-billion dollar storage products, creating the competitive team & strategy, directing new research investments for the NetApp Data Fabric roadmap and serving as SolidFire CTO. A pioneer in the Cloud industry, Val led the creation NetApp's Cloud Strategy in 2008 and also introduced the first International Cloud Standard to the marketplace as CDMI (ISO INCITS 17826) in 2012. Val advises several data-driven startups and is passionate about improving diversity within the tech industry. Val has several patents pending around data center applications of augmented reality.