Lew Tucker is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cloud Computing at Cisco, responsible for shaping the future cloud strategy and products. He is also currently driving Cisco’s contribution to the OpenStack open source cloud project and is vice-chairman of the OpenStack Foundation’s board of directors.
Tucker has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, ranging from distributed systems and artificial intelligence to software development and systems architecture. Prior to Cisco, he was VP and CTO for Cloud Computing at Sun Microsystems and led the development of the Sun Cloud. Other achievements in his career include Salesforce.com’s AppExchange, the java.com developer community, and the massively parallel Connection Machine.
Tucker holds a B.A. from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.