Kurt Garloff

is building open source Cloud & Container Infrastructure in the SCS project.

Self-employed, Consultant, Kurt Garloff IT Consulting

Köln, Germany

Timeline

Professional experience for Kurt Garloff

  • Current , since Apr 2020

    Leader

    Sovereign Cloud Stack

  • Current , since Jan 2020

    Consultant

    Kurt Garloff IT Consulting

  • 1 year and 2 months, Dec 2018 - Jan 2020

    VP Engineering Software Defined Infrastructure

    SUSE Software Solutions Germany GmbH

    Leadership for SUSE's Cloud, Storage and Infrastructure Engineering teams.

  • 1 year and 8 months, Apr 2017 - Nov 2018

    Chief Architect OTC

    T-Systems

    Heading Architecture and Community team for our Open Telekom Cloud engineering organization.

  • 2 years and 8 months, Apr 2016 - Nov 2018

    OpenStack Cloud Architect

    T-Systems International GmbH.

  • 7 months, Sep 2015 - Mar 2016

    OpenStack Cloud Architect

    T-Systems International GmbH

  • 2 years and 2 months, Feb 2014 - Mar 2016

    Strategy, Technology and Engineering Consulting

    Kurt Garloff IT Consulting

  • 8 months, Sep 2014 - Apr 2015

    Principal Cloud Architect

    Huawei Technologies

    Building a cloud engineering team in Europe. Consulting to build out the open source and OpenStack strategy, tieing the development efforts to the community.

  • 2 years and 3 months, Nov 2011 - Jan 2014

    VP Engineering Cloud Services (DBU)

    Deutsche Telekom AG

    My department is responsible for the architecture, the implementation and involved with the operation of the platform and infrastructure for hosting 3rd party SaaS applications on TelekomCloud's BusinessMarketplace as well as developing the Mediencenter cloud storage/sharing platform. I built teams for successfully developing, tailoring and operating our OpenStack based infrastructure and lead them.

  • 6 months, May 2011 - Oct 2011

    VP Partner Engineering

    SUSE (Attachmate Group)

    Running engineering teams that work closely with technology partners to orchestrate the co-development of the SUSE Linux Enterprise Platform, to ensure hardware enablement, certification and supportability and maintainability. Drive projects with a few select partners in an exec sponsorship role.

  • 2 years and 3 months, Feb 2009 - Apr 2011

    VP OPS Partner Engineering

    Novell

    Running engineering teams that work closely with technology partners to orchestrate the co-development of the SUSE Linux Enterprise Platform, to ensure hardware enablement, certification and supportability and maintainability. Drive projects with a few select partners in an exec sponsorship role, most importantly with SAP.

  • 6 months, Sep 2008 - Feb 2009

    VP Business Development (OPS)

    SUSE Linux Products GmbH (A Novell Business)

    Identify and analyze partnership and M&A opportunities that create added value for our customers. Negotiate the terms and drive them through the corporate acceptance process. Drive projects with a few select partners in an exec sponsorship role, most importantly with SAP. Lead Strategy development project for the BU that shapes our appliance and cloud strategy.

  • 1 year and 6 months, Apr 2007 - Sep 2008

    VP Product Management (Global Opportunities)

    Novell Inc

    Working on strategic global opportunities that bring SUSE Linux into new spaces. Special assignment to move the relationship with SAP to the next level.

  • 8 months, Aug 2006 - Mar 2007

    Acting VP OPS Engineering

    Novell

    Responsible for the SUSE R&D team inside Novell's Open Platforms Solutions Business Unit (leading 200+ engineers and managing associated budget). Received signature authority.

  • 6 months, Feb 2006 - Jul 2006

    Linux R&D Head Architect (Director)

    Novell

    Design processes, projects and product features suitable for a company in the open source ecosystem.

  • 2 years and 2 months, Jan 2004 - Feb 2006

    Director SUSE Labs

    SUSE Linux Products GmbH, A Novell Business

    SUSE Labs contains numerous engineers in the areas Linux Kernel (VM, I/O, x86-64, ALSA, Input, Filesystems, ...), Toolchain/Compiler (gcc), X11, KDE and with the addition of the Immunix team and the Security team also developers in the security area. Introduce team structure and pass some responsibility to team leaders. - Encourage participation in open source forums - Internal exchange (Labs conference), with varying hardware partner sponsorships - Prepare and maintain base packages [...]

  • 1 year and 1 month, Jan 2003 - Jan 2004

    Director SUSE Labs

    SUSE Linux AG

    SUSE Labs is a set of great engineers in the open source area. Various kernel engineers and toolchain/gcc developers. - Team building - Internal conferences and Open Source events participation - Development Projects - Delivery, maintenance and support of software components for SUSE Linux / SLES; take over responsibility for kernel and compiler.

  • 3 years and 2 months, Dec 1999 - Jan 2003

    Research assistant

    TU Eindhoven

    Numerical Modeling of Plasmas used for EUV production (ETP/EPG, Dr. J. v.d. Mullen, Prof. Dr. D.C. Schram). PhD not completed.

  • 3 years and 6 months, Jul 1999 - Dec 2002

    Kernel engineer

    SUSE Linux GmbH

    Working on kernel and security related projects.

Educational background for Kurt Garloff

  • 1 month, Nov 2011 - Nov 2011

    Business Management

    Harvard Business School

    Program for Leadership Development (M5): Negotiation, Innovation, Sustainability. Authentic Leadership Development.

  • 9 months, Dec 2007 - Aug 2008

    Business Managment

    Harvard Business School

    Strategy analysis, development and execution. Financial Management, Sales Management, Branding & Marketing, Customer Management. Macroeconomics. Team building, leading; team dynamics and leadership skills. Self-management. Leadership presence. Leadership Assessment and Coaching. Change management.

  • 3 years and 3 months, Nov 1999 - Jan 2003

    Physics

    Einhoven University of Technology

    Research on computational plasma physics Modelling Light sources for EUV Lithography. PhD not completed.

  • 6 years and 3 months, Oct 1992 - Dec 1998

    Physics

    Dortmund University,

    Solid state physics, computational plasma physics

Languages

  • German

    First language

  • English

    Fluent

  • French

    Basic

  • Dutch

    Basic

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