The ONUG Collaborative Was Started in 2019 with Founding Members

Its charter is to identify and provide solutions to big cross-industry, large enterprise issues, such as cybersecurity and data protection, which are both significant areas of concern to large corporations.

A key issue which the ONUG Collaborative is focused on in 2021 is Automated Cloud Governance (ACG). Through the development of a Cloud Security Notification Framework (CSNF), the ACG Working Group will seek to create a framework for consistent security, observability and reporting across cloud service providers (CSPs).

The ONUG Collaborative Steering Committee

Steering Committee members are exclusively C-level executives of Fortune 100 companies. These members set the direction of the working group(s) and populate them with members of their senior staff to work with peers. Some great relationships have been established through the working groups.

ONUG Collaborative Steering Committee Members

  • FedEx, Founding Member, represented by Gene Sun, Chief Information Security Officer
  • Cigna, Founding Member, represented by James Beeson, Chief Information Security Officer
  • Raytheon Technologies, Founding Member, represented by Daniel Conroy, Chief Technology Officer
  • Goldman Sachs, awaiting executive appropriation
  • Microsoft Azure, represented by Avi Ben-Menahem, Information Security Executive
  • IBM Cloud, represented by Jerome Bell, VP and Chief Security Officer
  • Google Cloud Platform, represented by Phil Venables, VP, Chief Information Security Officer
  • Cisco, represented by Pradeep Kathail, Chief Software Architect, Core Software Group

Why Get Involved in the Collaborative?

To amplify your corporation’s voice/influence with other large corporations to ensure you receive the tools you need to drive successful digital transformation in your company.

The ONUG Collaborative provides a means for corporations to engage and work together in a problem-solving atmosphere/culture to facilitate approaches that benefit all, no matter where you are on your enterprise cloud journey. The Collaborative is represented by the largest cloud consumers as well as cloud providers including Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud and Google Cloud, enabling it to identify gaps and facilitate hybrid/multi-cloud solutions.

Benefits include:

Opportunity to influence the requirements development, technology adoption and future direction of the CSNF big-tent initiative by joining with leaders in the CSNF Working Group.

  • Be a voting member for CSNF working group activities and deliverables.
  • Gain industry recognition through involvement in CSNF Working Group.
  • Network with other members and industry experts to create and develop critical collaborations and partnerships.
  • Create and lead/co-lead new testbeds, provide lab environment, resources, or join in ONUG member testbeds.
  • Access ONUG and CSNF research reports, white papers, industry scenarios and other material produced by ONUG.
  • Participate in all ONUG Working groups including; AIOps, Elastic Infrastructure, Orchestration and Automation, Cloud Security, Observability
  • Possible speaking opportunities through the ONUG events, related to CSNF relevant topics.
  • Additional branding in CSNF related marketing materials, research, associated CSNF press announcements and/or social media.
  • Be listed as an author on work contributed to CSNF and thought leadership documentation.
  • Member’s company CEO to support initiative in a public statement.
  • Have your company logo displayed on ONUG materials and hot-link to your website.
  • Receive 1 yr unlimited license to host, post, display CSNF logo on products, services
  • Receive credits of membership dues applied to ONUG Conference Sponsorships or tickets
  • Receive 15% discounting on CSNF verification testing
  • Dedicate one to two engineers/product managers to participate in working group(s)
  • Receive the annual ONUG Collaborative Report with detailed survey results from ONUG Community members providing the definitive view of the state of the enterprise cloud.
  • The Collaborative’s work is open sourced to benefit the entire industry.

How to Get Involved in the ONUG Collaborative

The Collaborative maintains two bodies: an executive steering committee and working groups. Complete the form below to express your interest in joining the ONUG Collaborative. We are accepting membership requests from all corporations and members of the cloud vendor ecosystem community.

Steering Committee
Board Member

Exclusively for C-level executives of Fortune 100 companies and invited senior members of the vendor/cloud community. Members set the direction of the working group(s), populate the working groups and receive voting rights to decide on the areas of focus for the 12 month period.

Request to join the board

Working Group

Join large enterprise cloud customers and product managers of cloud solution providers in a working group. Appoint an appropriate executive(s) to participate in building the Cloud Security Notification Network (CSNF).

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The ACG Working Group

The first project of the ONUG Collaborative was to form the Automated Cloud Governance (ACG) Working Group. Once that working group formed, Kaiser Permanente, UBS, Pfizer and others joined as members.

ACG Working Group Staff

Opportunity to influence the requirements development, technology adoption and future direction of the CSNF big-tent initiative by joining with leaders in the CSNF Working Group.

Mark Tierney, Chief Technology Officer
Scott Kargman, Chief Financial Officer
Joann Varello, Chief Marketing Officer
Michael Thomas Clark, Editor
Jeannette Tibbetts, Executive Assistant

ACG Working Group Membership

The ACG Working Group White Paper

The ACG Working Group’s recently released white paper, has garnered press coverage in the Wall St Journal, Information Week and other outlets. Released in May 2020, the ACG White Paper sought to educate the industry on and advocate for:

  • Cloud transparency
  • Cloud standardized identity and data format
  • Cloud security center framework standardization

The Cloud Security Notification Framework - The Collaborative’s Big Initiative

The Collaborative, through the ACG Working Group, is pursuing the development of a common Cloud Security Notification Framework or CSNF reference implementation/architecture. The goal is to create common definitions and syntax for major cloud provider security alerts, alarms, events, etc., and is the start of multi-cloud security notification services. The goal is to make a common open source security notification framework available in the industry so that cloud governance and policy can be automated, thus a shared responsibility model, a reality. In phase three, compliance officers are to be invited.

Find out More about Participating in the ONUG Collaborative Working Group