Kyle MacDonald is a respected speaker, advisor and investor focusing on the development stack, open source, cloud and container space. He is a Strategic Advisor to Iron.io. He also serves as an advisor to other innovative companies including Red Hat , The New Stack, Big Switch Networks, RackN and Cloudsoft. Mr. MacDonald previously served as the VP & GM of Cloud & Server at Canonical / Ubuntu, where he was responsible for the strategy and execution of the Ubuntu Cloud & Ubuntu Server business as well as serving as a Founding Director of the OpenStack Foundation. Prior to Canonical & OpenStack, Mr. MacDonald served as Chief Evangelist at Cloud.com, Inc. He also served as VP of Corporate Development and Strategy at Hosting.com/Wachovia Capital Partners. Earlier in his career, he held executive leadership positions at Sun Microsystems & AMD.