ActiveState to Host Upcoming Cloud Luminary Fireside Chat with Special Guest Sam Ramji

VANCOUVER, BC – February 17, 2015ActiveState, the leading independent Cloud Foundry and Docker-based PaaS provider, today announced Sam Ramji, newly appointed CEO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, as an upcoming guest in its Cloud Luminary Fireside Chats series, taking place February 20.

Following recent announcements made by Cloud Foundry and ActiveState, this edition of the Cloud Luminary Fireside Chat series will focus on the state of the foundation, the PaaS industry and the Cloud Foundry community. Hosted by best-selling author and cloud expert Bernard Golden, each fireside chat covers key topics of discussion with an acclaimed business leader or industry analyst. Attendees can expect an open conversation with audience Q&A and thought-provoking insights on the challenges and opportunities at the forefront of cloud computing.

Cloud Foundry Foundation, the independent governing body overseeing today’s leading open source Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), is rapidly gaining momentum in the enterprise cloud industry. The recent announcement of Sam Ramji as the foundation’s CEO and the appointment of inaugural board members from EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, Pivotal, SAP, VMware, ActiveState and Swisscom strengthens the foundation’s open governance model and positions Cloud Foundry for long-term growth. During this Fireside Chat, discussion topics will include:

  • Why Sam joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation as CEO
  • The future of PaaS in the cloud computing movement
  • How the needs and expectations of end users will be integrated into the foundation
  • The relationship between the Cloud Foundry Foundation and the Linux Foundation
  • The industry’s current stance on open source

What: Cloud Luminary Fireside Chat: The Future of Cloud Foundry

When and Where: Friday, February 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. PT; live webcast

Social Media: Submit questions for the webcast using #CLFchat; Follow ActiveState on Twitter @ActiveState

URL: To register for the webcast, visit

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