January 20-22, 2012, Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel

Mark Burgess
CTO and Founder at CFEngine
Mark Burgess is the founder, chairman, CTO and principal author of Cfengine. He resigned as Professor of Network and System Administration at Oslo University College in 2011 where he led the way in theory and practice of automation and policy based management for 20 years. In the 1990s he underlined the importance of idempotent, autonomous desired state management ("convergence") and formalised cooperative systems in the 2000s ("promise theory"). He is the author of numerous books and papers on Network and System Administration and has won several prizes for his work.