The End User Advisory Committee (EUAC) is to assist and support the SODA community in its objectives by providing technical and strategic guidance, real-world storage challenges
The EUAC Representatives
Yuji Yazawa, Chair
Principal Engineer / Group Manager, Toyota Motor Corporation
Responsible for researching & designing hybrid cloud infrastructure (including datacenter itself, cooling mechanism as well) which dedicated for Connected vehicle & Autonomous vehicle.
Lead Infrastructure Architect – Storage, Backup and Data Protection, Vodafone
Define a Global Target Architecture and Strategy, Architectural Standards, Solutions and Roadmaps through the evaluation, recommendation and selection of key vendors that will supply Data Centre based IT Infrastructure products working with Global Supply Chain Management.
Lead the advancement of infrastructure use for Storage, Backup/Recovery and Archive technical specialisations, and take an active supporting role in the others: (Infrastructure) Solutions: Cloud, Servers and Database.
Responsible for the definition of the infrastructure architectural strategy, solutions and roadmap
Managing the relationship with relevant vendors and partners
Engineer, Yahoo! JAPAN
Yusuke Sato is responsible for private cloud compute and storage at Yahoo Japan Corporation.
He has been engaged mainly in verification of server hardware, operation of storage systems, and establishment and operation of virtual environments.
He led the server and OS team from 2013 to 2016, and started leading the storage team for private cloud environment in April 2017.
Yusuke Sato graduated from Kyushu Institute of Technology with a master’s degree in Life Science and Systems Engineering and is a member of the OpenSDS End-User Advisory Committee since July 2017.
Director, Softbank Corp.
Managing a technical team that is related to Microsoft, Google, Alibaba, IBM, AWS. It is an authentication gateway, and individual hosting team.
Looks forward to SODA realizing a world where data can be used transparently wherever it is.
Storage Architect, KPN
Storage Architect at CTO level at KPN.
Internet Initiative Japan
Software engineer of Internet Initiative Japan
Chief Technical Lead, GMO Pepabo, Inc.
Shinya Tsunematsu is the Chief Technical Lead at GMO Pepabo, Inc.
GMO Pepabo, Inc. is Tokyo and Fukuoka-based tech company that has strong advantages in technologies including hosting, e-commerce services. He has been working at GMO Pepabo, Inc. from 2009. He started to manage and build a private cloud by using OpenStack. He focuses on improving the IaaS environment and operation automation from the infrastructure side.
Senior Producer, Sakura Internet Inc.
Senior Producer at Sakura Internet
Solutions Architect, Southwest Airlines
At Southwest Airlines, Brian has more than 20 years of data integration experience across domains like crew scheduling, passenger reservations, flight scheduling, and near-time decision optimization. In his current role as a Solutions Architect, he focuses on improving Southwest’s data ecosystem including strategy, training, patterns, governance, and tools.
Deputy General Manager at China Railway
Wei Rao, Deputy General Manager at China Railway
CTO, China Unicom Cloud Data Company
Xin Zhong got his Masters Degree from Tsinghua University in 2003. He has nearly 20 years of open source related experience. He is an expert in Linux OS, distributed storage and cloud computing. He has been involved in development and operation of several large-scale internet and enterprise cloud platform as technical director or chief architect.Currently, he is the CTO of Wo Cloud for China Unicom. He is in charge of the development team with nearly 200 engineers who are working for public cloud, private cloud and multi-cloud management products.
Kei Kusunoki, Co-Chair
Technology Development, Storage Engineer , NTT Communications
Kei Kusunoki has worked on the storage service/solution for telecom carrier’s cloud service since 2012. He has joined OpenSDS Project since 2018, showed the pain point of storage management from Service Provider’s perspective and proposed use-cases/demands of Japanese end-user community.