Troy Toman oversees Rackspace’s OpenStack strategy and works closely with internal teams to develop the company’s open source efforts. In more than seven years as a Racker, Troy has served in a number of cross-departmental development and operations functions. He previously managed engineering teams responsible for the Rackspace Public Cloud services, including those deploying and contributing to OpenStack Nova, Swift, Cinder, Glance and Neutron. Troy is also a member of the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors and a member of the advisory board for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University.
Troy has more than two decades of experience in infrastructure software, computing strategic marketing and business development operations. He started his career at IBM as a staff engineer shortly after graduating from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. After eight years of holding multiple development and managerial positions at IBM, Troy moved on to senior leadership roles at Sun Microsystems, Inktomi Corporation, Kazeon and Veritas Software.