United Arab Emirates
Paul is VP Technology at ShapeBlue and is responsible for technical strategy and direction. He is a leading global authority on the design of Cloud infrastructures based on CloudStack. He is a committer and PMC member in the Apache Cloudstack project and has designed many global clouds for both public and private cloud use-cases. He has worked directly with clients such as Centrica, Orange Telecom, SunGard AS, Slovak Telecom, Paddy Power, Sky, TomTom and British Telecom. He combines his deep CloudStack knowledge with extensive experience in a range of network, storage and compute technologies. Paul has spoken at every CloudStack Collaboration Conference as well as speaking for Ansible at a number of events. He is based in London Prior to ShapeBlue, Paul ran his own infrastructure consulting business. His formative years were spent as IT Director of a £300M property company, a Director of Dan Computers and Technical Director of MessagePlus. Paul holds a MEng BSc (hons) in Electro-Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester. Outside of work, Paul is married with a young daughter and loves golf, fast cars and music.