Heidi has lead the foundation’s efforts to grow and nurture a strong ecosystem around the OpenStack technologies since early 2012. Under Heidi’s leadership the ecosystem has grown rapidly, not only in size but also in global reach to include 153 companies from 28 countries. A vibrant OpenStack ecosystem is critical in not only driving innovation and choice, but in enabling enterprise businesses to take full advantage of the technology.
Heidi has spent over 18 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 specializing in building strong ecosystems around disruptive technology platforms. Her passions besides game-changing technologies, are cycling, skiing, music and almost any sport that involves speed.