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Anni Lai

Huawei
Head of Global Business Development, VP of Strategy & Business Development
Anni leads the Operations of Huawei’s Cloud Open Source Development Team responsible for OpenStack, Containers, Open Storage, AI/Deep Learning, and other Cloud-related open source projects. Anni currently sits on both OpenStack and CNCF Boards. In addition, Anni is part of Huawei’s IT/Cloud strategy and business development team.Prior to Huawei, Anni worked at companies such as Oracle, Salesforce.com, Savvis (acquired by Centurylink), Fast Search and Transfer (acquired by Microsoft), and Sun Microsystems (acquired by Oracle) in the areas of product mgt/marketing, technology evangelism/developer relations, partner strategy/recruitment/mgt, and enterprise business development & consulting.For the last 6+ years, while working for Huawei, Anni has traveled to 30+ countries, 5 continents visiting telco and enterprise customers in EMEA, APAC, and North & South America to discuss their ICT, Cloud, Datacenter transformation and strategy, and presented the latest cloud technology and business trends at various industry conferences.Anni holds MS & BA degrees in Computer Science and is currently based in Silicon Valley, USA. Anni also has completed NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) Director Professionalism Training and is currently a member of NACD SF Chapter.