Christopher Ferris

Christopher Ferris is an IBM distinguished engineer and CTO of open technology in the IBM Cloud organization. Christopher has been involved in the architecture, design, and engineering of distributed systems for most of his 36+ year career in IT and has been actively engaged in open standards and open source development since 1999. He has technical responsibility for IBM's strategic open source and standards initiatives, including OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Open Ledger Project, Open Container Initiative, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Mesos, Node.js, and Docker. He represents IBM on the Hyperledger Governance Board and chairs the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee. Christopher enjoys tennis, both as a spectator and as an avid club player.