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Kyle Mestery

Board Member

Distinguished Engineer at Cisco

Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

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Board Member

December 2016 to December 2017


Neutron Core Reviewer

July 2013 to October 2016

Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area


Technical Committee

October 2015 to September 2016

Kyle Mestery's Education

Concordia College

BA, Computer Science and Economics

1994 to 1997

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Representing IBM on the OpNFV board of directors. Worked with IBM's telecommunications BU around strategy for telco clients including running OPNFV on IBM's Cloud and working with ONAP.

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Board Member @ OPNFV Representing IBM on the OpNFV board of directors. Worked with IBM's telecommunications BU around strategy for telco clients including running OPNFV on IBM's Cloud and working with ONAP. From December 2016 to December 2017 (1 year 1 month) Neutron Core Reviewer @ OpenStack Core reviewer for the OpenStack Neutron project in OpenStack. In addition, I help with stable releases, and Neutron stadium releases. From July 2013 to October 2016 (3 years 4 months) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul AreaTechnical Committee @ OpenStack Elected to the OpenStack Technical Committee. From October 2015 to September 2016 (1 year) Neutron Program Technical Lead (PTL) @ OpenStack Neutron PTL for the Juno, Kilo and Liberty cycles (April 2014 - September 2015). From April 2014 to September 2015 (1 year 6 months) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul AreaSenior Director, Chief Technologist of Open Source Networking @ Hewlett-Packard Responsible for driving technical strategy, vision and development for open source networking. I built the plan to launch the OpenSwitch project while at HP. OpenSwitch was an open source network operating system for white box switches. I also worked to craft HP's strategy around OpenDaylight and OpenStack Neutron. As a member of the Advanced Technology group in the CTO office of HP networking, I also presented at conferences both internal and external to drive HP's open source networking message. From September 2014 to October 2015 (1 year 2 months) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul AreaAmbassador @ OpenDaylight Project I have been selected to be one of the first OpenDaylight Ambassadors. My role is to be a go-to resource for people interested in OpenDaylight and represent OpenDaylight publicly by giving talks and press interviews. I am specifically interested in how OpenDaylight interacts with OpenStack Neutron and the OpenStack community in general, and I work as a bridge between the two communities. From August 2014 to August 2015 (1 year 1 month) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul AreaPrincipal Software Engineer @ Symantec Worked on disk based backup solutions. Worked with another engineer to implement and demo a Xen-based build environment that involved running Xen on desktop Linux machines and dynamically live migrating virtual build containers around. From March 2005 to November 2006 (1 year 9 months) Principal Software Engineer @ Cassatt Brought on board to work on what was at the time the Unlimited Parallel Filesystem (UPFS). Lead team transitioning product to it's new name Data Virtualization Services (DVS). Lead team developing features such as read/write caching, hot failover of I/O nodes, and read/write retry. From November 2003 to March 2005 (1 year 5 months) Senior Software Engineer @ qlogic Transitioned Qlogic's (Ancor at the time) switch product line to embedded Linux. Responsible for the entire base Linux operating system, including tools, kernel, and userspace components. Also wrote the FC Nameserver for the switch products. Supported 25+ engineers by providing IT support for our Linux-based NFS/NIS build environment. From October 1999 to November 2003 (4 years 2 months) Senior Software Engineer @ StorageTek Worked on VxWorks tools initially. Transitioned into porting our control plane product from Solaris to embedded Linux running on a SA-110 processor from DEC/Intel. Custom fitted ARM Linux to work with our board, loosely based on the EBSA-285. From May 1997 to October 1999 (2 years 6 months) Software Engineer Intern @ Great Plains Software Worked on tools and support scripts for the Dynamics product line. Assisted with QA of various features. From May 1996 to May 1997 (1 year 1 month) Distinguished Engineer @ Cisco Building distributed cloud security services with an amazing team.Working with our intellectual property teams on Cisco's patent portfolio.Innovating in new areas around cloud security, cloud networking, serverless and edge computing. Woodbury MNDistinguished Engineer and Director of Next Generation Networking @ IBM Oct 2016 - Present:Building and leading a team integrating next generation networking designs into IBM datacenters. I built the team from the ground up to an organization of 35+ people including engineers, managers, project managers and technical leaders. We built multi-tenant networking using a custom designed fabric technology to provide clients agility as they deploy their applications in IBM Bluemix. Responsible for strategy, architecture, client interactions, and cross team and BU interactions.Oct 2015 - Oct 2016:Leading a team of rockstar Open Source networking professionals in support of IBM's public and hybrid cloud products. We're using OpenStack Neutron, Open vSwitch (OVS), and Open Virtual Networking (OVN) to redefine open source networking at scale!Responsible for strategy and upstream execution in relevant Open Source projects. From October 2015 to April 2018 (2 years 7 months) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul AreaFounder @ OpenStack I am the founder of the Minnesota OpenStack Meetup. We regularly feature speakers on the topics of OpenStack, SDN, Cloud Computing, and Virtualization. From November 2012 to October 2016 (4 years) Principal Engineer @ Cisco Open Source.Chief OpenStack Architect in the Office of the Cloud CTO. Responsible for Cisco's Open Source strategy around OpenStack integration into the product portfolio. I represent Cisco as a board member for the oVirt Project. I contribute code to various OpenStack projects, Open vSwitch, libvirt, Ryu, and other Open Source Cloud and SDN projects. From May 2013 to September 2014 (1 year 5 months) Technical Leader @ Cisco Nov. 2012 - currentWorking in the Cloud CTO Office for Lew Tucker on cloud strategy. Continuing work on Open Source technologies in the cloud area.Nov. 2006 - Nov. 2012:Founding member of the Nexus 1000V team, specializing in data path work on the VEM. Worked closely with VMware for 3 years as the primary technical contact from the Cisco side of the partnership which produced the Nexus 1000V. I also work closely with the Open Source office at Cisco to provide training for engineers, track usage of Open Source, and engage Open Source communities. I am Cisco's representative in the oVirt community (Cisco is a board member), the Open vSwitch community, and I work with the [email protected] team under Lew Tucker on Cisco's OpenStack strategy. From November 2006 to April 2013 (6 years 6 months)

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