As a follow up from the TOC call today, the Storage SIG would like to nominate two candidates for the tech lead role: Raffaele Spazzoli and Sheng Yang. Both have been members of the SIG for a while and have been active contributors - they will continue to help strengthen the community and bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the group.
Following the SIG operating model, Tech leads are assigned following a 2/3 majority vote of the TOC and a 2/3 majority vote of SIG Chairs.
Short bios are listed below for convenience:
Raffaele Spazzoli - Tech Lead Nominee
Senior Principal Architect - Red Hat
Raffaele is a full-stack enterprise architect with 20+ years of experience. Raffaele started his career in Italy as a Java Architect then gradually moved to Integration Architect and then Enterprise Architect. Later he moved to the United States to eventually become an OpenShift Architect for Red Hat consulting services, acquiring, in the process, knowledge of the infrastructure side of IT. Currently Raffaele covers a consulting position of cross-portfolio application architect with a focus on OpenShift. Most of his career Raffaele worked with large financial institutions allowing him to acquire an understanding of enterprise processes and security and compliance requirements of large enterprise customers.
Sheng Yang - Tech Lead Nominee
Senior Manager, Engineering - SUSE
Sheng Yang is a Senior Manager and Software Architect at SUSE. He is a maintainer of project Longhorn, CNCF's open-source Cloud Native distributed storage solution. He joined SUSE through the Rancher Labs acquisition, where he worked on Longhorn, Harvester, local path provisioner, and other projects. Before Rancher Labs, he joined Citrix through the Cloud.com acquisition, where he worked on CloudStack project and CloudPlatform product. Before that, he had spent a few years as a kernel developer at Intel, focused on KVM, Xen, and Linux kernel development. He has worked in the fields of virtualization and cloud computing for the last fourteen years.
Co-chair CNCF SIG Storage