Governing Board

The Governing Board is responsible for overseeing business decisions and overall direction for the Open Mainframe Project, and is composed of members both appointed and elected on a yearly basis per the charter.

Len Santalucia
Vicom Infinity (Chairperson)
Len is a 30 year veteran of the mainframe industry and the first member of the elite IBM Linux Impact Team formed in 2000.
Len Santalucia has been in the IT industry since 1973. He is presently the Chief Technology Officer and the Business Development Manager for Vicom Infinity, Inc, the Chairperson for the Linux Foundation Open Mainframe Project, a member of the IBM Z Academic Initiative advocate leadership team, an Advisory Board member at Hofstra, Marist College, VCU, and NCAT Universities, an IBM Champion, and the consulting specialist for the Binghamton University ES2 Research Center. Len is also a 30 year IBM veteran. Len was a Senior Consulting Certified Sales Specialist for IBM Americas Linux Impact Team and a Certified IBM Systems and IT Specialist. He has vast experience with Data Center Design and Implementation, Linux, z/OS, z/VSE, z/VM, and their associated subsystems as well as with today’s emerging Mobile, Cloud, Big Data and Analytics, Security, and Social Media technologies. He was also the first member of the elite IBM Linux Impact Team formed in 2000. In this role, he specialized in Linux, Open Systems, Large Scale Virtualization, Object Oriented, LAN, and Web 2.0 technologies for the Financial Services and Banking Sector. Len is a key liaison in providing IBM customer requirements into the IBM Systems hardware and software labs and co-sponsors the IBM z Systems Executive Councils and User Groups across the East coast. He is also frequently sought after for presenting IBM's Systems Hardware, Software, Linux, Virtualization, and OSS Strategy and Directions at the IBM Executive Briefing Centers, IBM Linux Center of Competence, IBM Palisades Conference Center, IBM Hawthorne Research Center, IBM Top Gun Classes, International Conferences, Consultant Conferences, as well as to individual customers all over the world. He has established thousands of contacts at business, technical, and financial levels in public and private sector organizations worldwide.
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David Stokes
CA Technologies
David Stokes is Vice President & Business Unit Executive for CA's Mainframe business unit.
David Stokes is Vice President & Business Unit Executive for CA's Mainframe business unit. David leads CA's Platform & Common Services team that includes CA Common Services (CCS), Mainframe Software Manager (MSM), Value Portfolio, and z Systems platform business & technology initiatives for CA.
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Alan Clark
SUSE
Experienced industry and corporate leader who specializes in engineering external R&D.
Alan Clark is an experienced industry and corporate leader who specializes in engineering external R&D. He is a member of the CTO Office and Director for Industry Initiatives, Emerging Standards and Open Source at SUSE.
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Calista Redmond
IBM
Calista is Vice President of IBM Z Ecosystem at IBM, leading strategic relationships across software vendors, system integrators, business partners, developer communities, and broader engagement across the industry.
Calista is Vice President of IBM Z Ecosystem at IBM, leading strategic relationships across software vendors, system integrators, business partners, developer communities, and broader engagement across the industry. Focus areas include execution of commercialization strategies, technical and business support for partners, and matchmaker to opportunities across the broader z Systems and LinuxOne community. She is driving industry specific partnerships for Z in Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, Federal, and Retail sectors. Calista’s background includes building and leading strategic business models within IBM’s Systems Group through open source initiatives including OpenPOWER and OpenDaylight, numerous acquisition and divestiture missions, and several strategic alliances. Prior to joining IBM, she was an entrepreneur in four successful start-ups in the IT industry. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Northwestern University.
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Joe Devlin
Rocket Software
Joe Devlin has been with Rocket Software since 2001, and was named one of Rocket’s first two distinguished engineers in 2015.
Joe Devlin has been with Rocket Software since 2001, and was named one of Rocket’s first two distinguished engineers in 2015. In his role as Chief Technology Officer, he is responsible for driving strategic technology decisions for products across the Rocket portfolio. Joe is an enterprise software veteran, having previously served as Chief Software Architect for Gensym Corporation and software engineer at Cognitive Systems. His expertise ranges from natural language processing, business intelligence, graphics, network protocols, compilers, rule systems, systems and database management, and artificial intelligence.
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Steve Conger
ADP
Harry Williams
Marist College
Harry Williams is the Chief Technology Officer of Marist College.
Harry Williams is the Chief Technology Officer of Marist College. He has worked at the college in various technology roles for over 35 years, helping to grow the college from a small local school to a nationally ranked university. He has been active in user groups including The VM Workshop and SHARE, where he worked on collaborative software development and sharing information about software and the mainframe. He is currently President of SHARE. He is part of the team helping to offer the LinuxONE Community Cloud. Harry holds an MBA from Marist College and an MS in Computer Information Sciences from Syracuse University. Harry also volunteers with the local Boy Scout Council and helps his wife run the local food pantry. Harry Williams is the Chief Technology Officer of Marist College. He has worked at the college in various technology roles for over 35 years, helping to grow the college from a small local school to a nationally ranked university. He has been active in user groups including The VM Workshop and SHARE, where he worked on collaborative software development and sharing information about software and the mainframe. He is currently President of SHARE. He is part of the team helping to offer the LinuxONE Community Cloud. Harry holds an MBA from Marist College and an MS in Computer Information Sciences from Syracuse University. Harry also volunteers with the local Boy Scout Council and helps his wife run the local food pantry.
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Cameron Seay
North Carolina A&T State University
Practicing technology evangelist who seeks to improve the human condition through open source software and teaching mainframe to folks who have never heard of it.
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Phil Tully
TSC Chairperson

Technical Steering Committee

The Technical Steering Committee directs and coordinates the activities and investments made in the technical community, provide a home and infrastructure for open source projects supporting the mainframe. Voting members consist of both appointed individuals from corporate members, as well as top-level project leads.

Anyone can participate in the technical activities of the Open Mainframe Project. You can learn how to get involved at https://github.com/openmainframeproject/tsc.

Phil Tully
ADP - Chairperson
Gregory MacKinnon
CA Technologies
Enyu Wang
IBM
Enyu is Program Manager, Ecosystem Biz Dev & Strategy for IBM
Enyu is Program Manager, Ecosystem Biz Dev & Strategy for IBM
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Mark Post
SUSE
GitHub
Joe Devlin
Rocket Software
Joe Devlin has been with Rocket Software since 2001, and was named one of Rocket’s first two distinguished engineers in 2015.
Joe Devlin has been with Rocket Software since 2001, and was named one of Rocket’s first two distinguished engineers in 2015. In his role as Chief Technology Officer, he is responsible for driving strategic technology decisions for products across the Rocket portfolio. Joe is an enterprise software veteran, having previously served as Chief Software Architect for Gensym Corporation and software engineer at Cognitive Systems. His expertise ranges from natural language processing, business intelligence, graphics, network protocols, compilers, rule systems, systems and database management, and artificial intelligence.
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Robert Dahlberg
TSC Project Maintainer - Internship Program
Micheal MacIssac
TSC Project Maintainer - Cloudstack on z/VM
James Caffrey
TSC Project Maintainer - ADE
Matt Hogstrom
TSC Project Maintainer - Zowe
Matt Hogstrom is a technologist that has both consumed and produced IT products in his 30+ years as an IT professional.
Matt Hogstrom is a technologist that has both consumed and produced IT products in his 30+ years as an IT professional. Currently he works for IBM and is the Chief Architect of the IT Operations and Optimization Suite of products for z/OS Systems. Previously at IBM Matt contributed to the creation of several other products including the PureApplication System, WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance, IBM WebSphere Community Edition (based on Apache Geronimo) as well as being the Performance Architect for IBM the IBM WebSphere product on all hardware platforms (Power, SPARC, Z and Intel). Prior to working for IBM Matt was a z/OS, CICS and DB2 Systems Programmer for Kaiser Permanente in Southern California and Rite Aid. In those roles he built solutions that were part of the IT ecosystem where the IBM Z platform was a key element but operated alongside distributed architectures. Matt also participated as a member of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation and created several performance benchmarks for Java Enterprise Edition as part of the OSG-Java subcommittee. He participated on sub-groups at the Java Community Process defining the first Java EE benchmark (JSR-004 and JSR-141). He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and previously served as the VP for the Apache Geronimo PMC and performance engineer on the Apache Geronimo project. He is an evangelist for Open Source development and excited to see z/OS becoming part of the OpenSource community for various projects where the community can build a better Z.
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Ingo Adlung
IBM CTO Resource - Non Voting

Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee seeks to create awareness of open source on the mainframe and build the Open Mainframe Project brand. All corporate members are invited to participate in the various events and campaigns produced.

Steven Dickens
IBM - Chairperson
Social media savvy; Sales Leadership, Offering, Product and Marketing professional based in New York, with responsibility for globally leading Sales for IBM’s LinuxONE brand of servers.
Social media savvy; Sales Leadership, Offering, Product and Marketing professional based in New York, with responsibility for globally leading Sales for IBM’s LinuxONE brand of servers. Also currently the Chairman of the Marketing Committee of the Open Mainframe Project, a Linux Foundation collaborative project.
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Rick Perret
CA Technologies
Rick spends his career at the intersection of emerging technologies and business outcomes.
Rick spends his career at the intersection of emerging technologies and business outcomes. At CA he leads a team focused on bringing innovative mainframe technology to market. His expertise includes Agile methods and rituals applied to messaging, building campaigns, content marketing and digital demand generation. Prior to CA, he worked at IBM focused on technology marketing including Analytics, Big Data, and Cloud solutions in both the Systems and Cloud businesses. Crafting business value is his major focus honed while doing emerging technology marketing at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center.
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Jeff Reser
SUSE
Jeff currently drives SUSE product market strategy for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for High Performance Computing, Real Time, z Systems & LinuxONE, High Availability & Geo Clustering, and Retail Point of Service.
Jeff currently drives SUSE product market strategy for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for High Performance Computing, Real Time, z Systems & LinuxONE, High Availability & Geo Clustering, and Retail Point of Service – and has a wealth of experience in big data, cloud computing, and BPM solutions. Throughout his career, Jeff held a number of technical and management positions at IBM and was instrumental in leading and product managing IBM’s WebSphere Application Server – from its inception to an expanding and very successful portfolio of products.
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Steve Conger
ADP

Staff

As a project operating within the Linux Foundation, the project staff from the Linux Foundation focuses on project growth and health, ensuring a vendor-neutral environment for collaboration.

John Mertic
Director
John comes from career background of both software development and open source, and leads the Open Mainframe Project
John Mertic is director of program management for ODPi, R Consortium and the Open Mainframe Project at the Linux Foundation. John comes from a PHP and open source background. Previously, he was director of business development software alliances at Bitnami, a developer, evangelist, and partnership leader at SugarCRM, board member at OW2, president of OpenSocial, and a frequent speaker at conferences around the world. As an avid writer, John has published articles on IBM Developerworks, Apple Developer Connection, and PHP Architect and authored The Definitive Guide to SugarCRM: Better Business Applications and Building on SugarCRM.
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Maemalynn Meanor
Marketing and PR Communications
Maemalynn is the Marketing and PR Communications lead for Open Mainframe Project.
Maemalynn is the Marketing and PR Communications lead for Open Mainframe Project.
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Deb Giles
Events
Deb has over ten years of event management experience and oversees Open Mainframe Project's presence at tradeshows around the world.