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Kevin is the Vice President of Products at Citrix managing the team of engineers who are working on the CloudStack open source IaaS platform. Previously he was the VP of Engineering at, where he lead all the product development of all their cloud computing products. Prior to joining, Kevin was vice president of Engineering for Zimbra (acquired by Yahoo!), where he helped establish the company as the leader in open source collaboration and email solutions. Kevin has also held senior engineering positions at Corvigo (acquired by Tumbleweed), (acquired by, Portola Communications (acquired by Netscape), and Sun Microsystems. Kevin has a BS and MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.


Sheng is the CEO and founder of, where he drives the vision and overall direction for the company as it transforms the way business can harness the power of their own cloud. Sheng is a recognized expert in virtualization technologies as the lead developer on the original Java Virtual Machine team at Sun Microsystems. Sheng was co-founder and CTO of Teros (acquired by Citrix), a leader in perimeter and network security solutions for enterprises and service providers. Sheng has also held technology leadership roles at SEVEN Networks and Openwave systems where he developed software products for leading service providers and operators around the globe.


Peder is the Chief Marketing Officer where he sets the direction and strategy around corporate identity, product marketing and demand generation. Peder is passionate about new, disruptive markets and has a strong track record of bringing new, market defining open source technologies to market. Prior to joining, Peder was the senior vice president of marketing at Sun Microsystems where he was responsible for open sourcing the Java platform, building a growth business with OpenSolaris and establishing Sun as a leader in the open source enterprise software market. Throughout his career, Peder has contributed to the success of of a number of open source technology startups like Cobalt Networks (acquired by Sun) and MontaVista Software (acquired by Cavium Networks) as well as held product leadership positions at Cisco and Symantec.


Citrix supports the open source community via developer support and evangelism. We have a number of developers and evangelists that participate actively in the open source community in Apache Cloudstack, OpenStack, OpenDaylight, Xen Project and XenServer. We also conduct educational activities via the Build A Cloud events held all over the world.