John Purrier

Chief Technology Officer, AUTOMIC

As Chief Technology Officer, John is responsible for driving AUTOMIC's automation strategy. With more than 20 years of IT industry leadership experience, John was most recently CTO of CenturyLink Innovation Labs focusing on new and emerging cloud technologies, including multi-cloud interoperability and DevOps. Previously John was Strategic and Technology leader at cloud foundry-based AppFog, led the development and delivery of the first three releases of Microsoft Exchange Server, and led R&D for the Rackspace Cloud. Purrier is a founder and board member of OpenStack, holds various patents and has a bachelor of science from the University of Washington.

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