Andy is passionate about technology and believes successful businesses deliver solutions and services that delight customers, the open source community and ecosystem partners.
Andy joined the Azure team at Microsoft through the acquisition of Kinvolk, where he was chief commercial officer. Prior to joining Kinvolk, Andy co-founded Tigera and Calico, the foundational open source cloud native networking and network security project. Andy previously as 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 has masters degrees in software engineering, philosophy and mathematics from the Universities of Oxford and Stirling.
Web assembly, or Wasm, is shaping up to have a huge impact on the future of cloud computing. As Solomon Hykes, co-founder of Docker, said "If WASM+WASI existed in 2008, we wouldn't have needed to create Docker. That's how important it is."
In this talk, we take a look at some of the parallels between the evolution of the container ecosystem and that of Wasm, focusing in particular on the foundational technology of the operating system. CoreOS established the concept of a container Linux - what is the equivalent for the Wasm world?