Cole is the founder and CEO of Vapor IO, the world's first true edge computing company. Cole is also the co-founder of the Open 19 Foundation, founding Executive Director of the Open Compute Project, former Chairman of the Open Data Center Alliance and co-founder of OpenStack. Cole was instrumental in the creation of the US Gov’t's definition of Cloud Computing. He has over 20 years of leadership in the telecom and data center industry.
Specialties: Open Source Hardware, Data Centers, Telecom, OpenStack, Containers, Cloud, Business Operations, Business Leadership and Development, Government Technology, Cloud Computing, Linux, Enterprise Architecture, IT strategy