Dan leads the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
He consults for companies and advises startups focused on cloud, security, open source and enterprise software development.
Some of my recent projects:
Cloud Native Interactive Landscape
The Cloud Native Landscape
The Cloud Native Trail Map
The 30 highest velocity open source projects
Why I recommend the Apache Software License
DevStats, analysis of Kubernetes contributions
The CII Best Practices Badge
Presentation: How Good Is Our Code?
Presentation: Migrating Legacy Monoliths to Cloud Native Microservices Architectures on Kubernetes
Presentation: A Brief History of the Cloud
IBM Industries Blog on my history and present
I'm a Recurse Center alumnus:
“Today, as the head of CNCF, Kohn is changing the way companies do business on the Internet yet again. And he’s doing it by advocating for the same spirit of technological collaboration that powered his history-making achievement in 1994.”
— IBM Industries, September 2018
Dan is Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus. He also helped create the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative as an industry-wide response to the security vulnerabilities demonstrated by Heartbleed.
He previously served as CTO of several startups, including Spreemo, a healthcare marketplace, and Shopbeam, a shoppable ads company. Earlier, he was a general partner at Skymoon Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm that created startups in semiconductors and telecom infrastructure.
Dan helped manage a number of telecoms firms controlled by Craig McCaw and started his career as founder and CEO of NetMarket, one of the first Internet companies. In 1994, he led the development of the first music store on the web, conducting the first secure commercial transaction after building the first web shopping cart. When not traveling, Dan lives in Manhattan with his wife and two sons.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Alibaba Cloud Conference, Hangzhou, 9/19-23/2018
- Open Networking Summit EU, Amsterdam, 9/25-27/2018
- Open Fintech Forum, New York, 10/10-11/2018
- Huawei Connect, Shanghai, 10/10-12/2018
- Open Source Summit EU, Edinburgh, 10/22-24/2018
- VMWorld Europe, Barcelona, 11/6-8/2018
- KubeCon + CloudNativeCon China, Shanghai, 11/14-15/2018
- AWS Reinvent, Las Vegas, 11/27-29/2018
- DockerCon EU, Barcelona, 12/3-5/2018
- KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA, Seattle, 12/11-13/2018
- Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 2/25-28/2019
- Open Source Leadership Summit, Half Moon Bay, 3/12-14/2019
- Open Networking Summit NA, San Jose, 4/2-5/2019
- KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU, Barcelona, 5/21-23/2019
- Open Source Summit China, Shanghai, 6/24-25/2019
- KubeCon + CloudNativeCon China, Shanghai, 6/27-28/2019
- Open Source Summit Japan, Tokyo, 7/17-19/2019
- Open Source Summit NA, San Diego, 8/21-23/2019
- Open Source Summit EU, Lyon, 10/28-30/2019
- KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA, San Diego, 11/19-21/2019
- KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU, Copenhagen, 5/2/2018
- Cloud Unfiltered, Video Podcast, 3/15/2018
- KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA, Austin, 12/6-8/2018
- Google Cloud Webinar, 11/15/2017
- Alibaba Cloud Conference, Hangzhou, 10/11-15/2017
- Open Source Summit Japan, Tokyo, 6/1-2/2017
- KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU, Berlin, 3/29-30/2017
- KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA, Seattle, 11/8-9/2016
- LinuxCon + ContainerCon EU, Berlin, 10/4-6/2016
“China today has this classic example of a second-mover advantage where they just didn’t have the couple decades of previous investment into proprietary technologies. So they’re building up from scratch today, and looking at best practices from around the world.”
— Architecht podcast, June 2017