The Eleventh Annual Southern California Linux Expo
February 22-24, 2013
Hilton Los Angeles International Airport

Mike Day

IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Virtualization Architect
IBM Open Systems Group

Mike Day is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and is the Chief Virtualization Architect for IBM's Open Systems Group. Mike has been programming computers since the mid-eighties and has contributed to several important computer technologies including early network operating systems (late 80’s to early 90’s), internet protocol design and security (mid-90’s), systems management (going back to pre-SNMP), security, and virtualization (today). Mike has numerous patents, has authored some important standards and books, and worked on many successful products for companies including Novell, Intel, IBM, and a couple of start-ups. Today Mike focuses on Linux, Virtualization, and Open Source technology. Mike lead IBM's entry into open-source hypervisor development with the Xen hypervisor, and now directs IBM's KVM development and leads the architecture board for z/VM. Mike graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Philosophy in 1988.