Andrew Randall

Andy is passionate about technology and believes successful businesses deliver solutions and services that delight customers, the open source community and ecosystem partners.

Prior to joining Kinvolk, Andy co-founded Tigera and Calico, the foundational open source cloud native networking and network security project. Andy previously has successfully built and grown businesses in the areas of network protocols, voice over IP and web conferencing at Metaswitch. He holds a joint MBA from Berkeley-Haas and Columbia Business Schools. He also holds masters degrees in software engineering, philosophy and mathematics from the Universities of Oxford and Stirling.

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Kubernetes on Rails

In 2017, Kelsey Hightower tweeted: "Kubernetes is a platform for building platforms. It's a better place to start; not the endgame." This session will explore how we should understand this quote today: what is missing from Kubernetes itself, the innovation enabled by -- and traps laid by -- its supreme flexibility, and what a more complete platform, built on upstream Kubernetes, might look like.