Speakers


Here are some of the confirmed speakers of the 2018 edition.
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Giuseppe Attardi

Giuseppe Attardi teaches informatics at the University of Pisa. Holding a degree in information sciences, he took part in the development of the first MIT windows system and of Arianna, the first Italian search engine. He developed document analysis techniques which combine statistical and semantic analysis, including Natural Language Processing, for semantic search and automated translation. He is currently in charge of the Computing and Storage Department at GARR, the Italian Research and Education Network.

Davide LamannaDavide Lamanna

Davide Lamanna

Expert in cloud architectures and IT infrastructures based on OpenStack, Docker, Kubernetes and Ansible, active since 2001 on the design and implementation of clusters, distributed systems and virtualization systems, is a first-rate trainer, consultant and PM with international experience. Having worked for more than 2 years in London, uses indifferently Italian and English, being a good Spanish speaker too. Possesses brilliant public speaking, lecturing and mentoring skills.

Alex Barchiesi

PHD in Particle Physics and researcher at CERN within the ATLAS experiment, Barchiesi is at present senior cloud architect at the Italian research and education network (GARR), responsible of research and development activities for cloud infrastructures and architecture at the Distributed Storage and Computing department. Always for GARR, Barchiesi also conducted several training courses on OpenStack dedicated to the Italian research and education community.

Heidi BretzHeidi Bretz

Heidi Bretz

Heidi leads the foundation's efforts to grow and nurture a strong ecosystem around OpenStack.
Heidi has spent over 15 years in the technology world in leadership positions with companies in Silicon Valley and in Seattle including Netscape, Red Herring, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services. She originally launched her career in banking spending nine years with Drexel Burnham Lambert, Wells Fargo and Hambrecht & Quist before falling in love with cutting edge technology when her bank (H&Q) was taking Netscape public . She made the career leap to Netscape and tech and has never looked back! Her passions besides game changing technologies, are cycling, skiing, music and almost any sport that involves speed.

Mariano Cunietti

Mariano received a background in classical studies and was a classical musician before discovering that open source was the best result in terms of democracy that mankind could achieve from the time of Pericles. He is thus self-taught on Linux and almost on all technology on which the Internet is based, creating email infrastructure, hosting, DNS, virtualisation, storage, data centres and ISP. Then he created the first European multi-region public IAAS based on Openstack, with which in 2015 Enter became the official supplier of EU institutions. Today he works on "Automium", a DevOps automation platform that uses open source tools to build cloud infrastructures in just a few minutes. He continues to travel the world talking about Enter projects and European and global socio-technological scenarios. In his free time, he likes jogging, without looking at the weather but rather staring at the landscape, playing the guitar and with his daughter Federica.

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We’re looking for speakers for OpenStack Day Italy 2018, to be held in Rome on 21st September at Sala della Protomoteca, Campidoglio.

We look forward to your submissions!

14 May 2018: Call for speakers is out
15 July 2018: deadline for Speeches submissions
31 July 2018: acceptance notification
10 September: deadline for short communications submissions