Technical Advisory Council Leadership
Technical Advisory Council Chair
Dan Middleton is a Principal Engineer with over 20 years at intel. He has been privileged to develop and release products in emerging areas including Services, SaaS, Computational Imaging, Blockchain, and Confidential Computing. Dan has a track record of leadership in the open-source ecosystem. He has represented Intel in other Linux Foundation projects including Hyperledger, CNCF CoCo, and the Open Source Security Foundation.
Staff Software Engineer
research on Google’s virtualization stack, and led joint collaborations with CPU vendors and Google Project Zero on Confidential Computing security. Cfir is based in Seattle, WA with a family of two plus a one hundred pound German Shepherd.
Dave Thaler is a Software Architect at Microsoft, where he works on IoT security. Dave has over 25 years of standards body experience and currently chairs the IETF group on Software Update for IoT, as well as the Confidential Computing Consortium’s Technical Advisory Council. He previously served as a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) for 11 years. He chaired IETF groups on Trusted Execution Environment provisioning, NAT behavior, the Port Control Protocol, and multicast address allocation, and has authored over 55 IETF and IAB publications (RFCs). Dave has 20 years of development experience in Windows networking, and has also been a contributor to a number of open source cross-platform projects. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Michigan.
Senior Software Engineer
Lily Sturmann is a senior software engineer at Red Hat in the Office of the CTO’s Emerging Technologies Security team. She has primarily worked on security projects related to remote attestation and confidential computing, and more recently on securing the software supply chain. She has spoken at numerous local and regional events on these topics, as well as at Grace Hopper on using git as a core skill for contributing to open source. Her favorite language is Rust.
Director of Open Source Ecosystem
Zhipeng (Howard) Huang
Zhipeng Huang currently serve as Director of Open Source Ecosystem for Huawei Compute productline. Zhipeng is now the TAC member of LFAI, TAC and Outreach member of the Confidential Computing Consortium, co-lead of the Kubernetes Policy WG, project lead of CNCF Security SIG, founder of the OpenStack Cyborg project. Zhipeng is also leading a team in Huawei that works on ONNX, Kubeflow, Akraino, and other open source communities.