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Dan Kohn

Executive Director,
Cloud Native
Computing Foundation

 
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Projects

  • Dan leads the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

  • He consults for companies and advises startups focused on cloud, security, open source and enterprise software development.

  • Want to talk? Please book a time on my calendar or create a free account on slack.cncf.io and ping me there.

  • Some recent interviews:

    • Vice, on the 25th anniversary of the first secure commercial transaction on the web, Aug 2019

    • A short piece in Wired (at the bottom) about my hearing disability, May 2019

    • Kubernetes Podcast, Jan 2019

    • Software Engineering Daily, Jan 2019

    • Changelog podcast interviews: Sep 2018, Nov 2017

    • IBM Industries Blog on my history and present, Sep 2018

  • Some of my recent projects:

    • Cloud Native Interactive Landscape

    • The Cloud Native Landscape and Serverless Landscape

    • The Cloud Native Trail Map

    • Presentation: Stitching Things Together

    • Presentation: Telecom User Group (TUG) Kickoff

    • Presentation: How Good Is Our Code?

    • Presentation: Migrating Legacy Monoliths to Cloud Native Microservices Architectures on Kubernetes

    • Presentation: A Brief History of the Cloud

    • The 30 highest velocity open source projects

    • Why I recommend the Apache Software License

    • DevStats, analysis of CNCF contributions

    • The CII Best Practices Badge

  • I'm a Recurse Center alumnus:

 
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โ€œToday, as the head of CNCF, Kohn is changing the way companies do business on the Internet yet again. And heโ€™s doing it by advocating for the same spirit of technological collaboration that powered his history-making achievement in 1994.โ€

โ€” IBM Industries, September 2018

Bio

Dan Kohn headshot (click for  larger size )

Dan Kohn headshot (click for larger size)

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 dan@dankohn.com.

 
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Events

Upcoming

  • Open Core Summit, San Francisco, 9/19-20/2019

  • Open Networking Summit EU, Antwerp, 9/23-25/2019

  • Alibaba Cloud Conference, Hangzhou, 9/25-27/2019

  • Automotive Grade Linux, Monte Carlo, 10/22-23/2019

  • Open Source Summit EU, Lyon, 10/28-30/2019

  • LF Energy Summit, Paris, 11/4-5/2019

  • PromCon, Munich, 11/7-8/2019

  • KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA, San Diego, 11/18-21/2019

  • AWS re:Invent, Las Vegas, 12/2-6/2019

  • Kubernetes Forums, Seoul and Sydney, 12/9-13/2019

  • Linux Foundation Member Summit, Squaw Valley, 3/10-12/2020

  • KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU, Amsterdam, 3/30 - 4/2/2020

  • Google Next, San Francisco, 4/6-8/2020

  • Open Networking Summit, Los Angeles, 4/20-21/2019

  • Red Hat Summit, San Francisco, 4/27-29/2020

  • Microsoft Build, Anaheim, 5/4-6/2020

  • Open Source Summit NA, Austin, 6/22-24/2020

  • KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China, Shanghai, 7/28-30/2020

  • VMworld, San Francisco, 8/30 - 9/3/2020

  • Open Networking & Edge Summit, Antwerp, 9/30 - 10/1/2020

  • Open Source Summit EU, Dublin, 10/26-28/2020

  • KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA, Boston, 11/17-20/2020

  • AWS re:Invent, Las Vegas, 11/30-12/4/2020

Recent Talks

โ€œCNCF executive director Dan Kohn said the broader story is that Kubernetes and containers are rapidly displacing virtualization as the go-to software deployment modelโ€

โ€” Fortune Magazine, August 2017

 
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โ€œChina today has this classic example of a second-mover advantage where they just didnโ€™t have the couple decades of previous investment into proprietary technologies. So theyโ€™re building up from scratch today, and looking at best practices from around the world.โ€

โ€” Architecht podcast, June 2017

 
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Watch this 4 minute video (with sound) about my startup conducting the first secure purchase on the web in 1994
(November 2015)