Google TOC Nomination: Elissa Murphy

Craig Mcluckie <craigmcl@...>

Elissa Murphy

CTO and EVP, GoDaddy


Google nominates Elissa Murphy as a member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Technical Oversight Committee.

As CTO, Elissa is leading GoDaddy's evolution toward a powerful and unified cloud native infrastructure. Part of this evolution includes active participation and investment in various core open source foundations and communities such as OpenStack and Node.js as well as migrating legacy systems to a more scalable, distributed architecture.

Elissa came to GoDaddy in 2013 from Yahoo! where she oversaw the world’s largest private Hadoop cluster and the company’s cloud infrastructure efforts. Prior to her time at Yahoo!, Elissa spent 13 years at Microsoft in various engineering positions including a leadership role on the original gorilla team formed to build Azure and Microsoft’s cloud strategy.

Having worked on large-scale systems at several companies, Elissa is an avid proponent of the benefits of container technologies and is passionate about driving broad industry adoption of the more flexible and scalable architectural patterns of cloud native computing.

Elissa currently has over 25 patents issued and more than 15 patents pending in the areas of distributed systems, cloud infrastructure, machine learning, and security.  She is on the Inphi Systems Board, CalPoly’s Computer Science Industry Advisory Board, and the BlogHer Advisory Board. Elissa has been recognized by Fortune as a Fortune Next Generation Most Powerful Woman for two years in a row, and was selected as one of TechFlash's “Top Notable Women” in Seattle.

I strongly support Elissa’s nomination to this committee.  She has been a passionate advocate of the cloud native computing paradigm, and brings a wealth of highly relevant industry experience to the forum.

-- Craig McLuckie

Google Corporation