Rob has been creating software to automate infrastructure for over 20 years. His latest startup, RackN, focuses on providing IaC infrastructure and provisioning for distributed Cloud, Edge, and Enterprise data centers. He has been involved in numerous open source efforts including LF Edge (Board), CNCF (SIG Chair), and OpenStack (Board). He is also building a forward-looking operator community at http://the2030.cloud. Rob received degrees from Duke University and Louisiana State University.