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Officers

Stephen Walli

Governing Board Chair

Stephen is a principal program manager working in the Azure team at Microsoft and leads the Governing Board for the Confidential Computing Consortium. Prior to that he was a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

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Mike Bursell

General Member’s Representative to the Governing Board

Mike Bursell is CEO of Profian, a company in the Confidential Computing space. He is one of the co-founders of the Enarx project (https://enarx.dev), a visible presence in the Confidential Computing Consortium and a Director on the Governing Board of the Bytecode Alliance.

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Dave Thaler

Technical Advisory Council Chair

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.

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Jethro Beekman

Technical Advisory Council Vice-chair

Jethro G. Beekman is Vice-chair of the Technical Advisory Council and works on next-generation cloud computing security at Fortanix.

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Richard Searle

Chair of the End-User Advisory Council and General Member’s Representative to the Governing Board

Richard is the Customer Solutions Director at Fortanix and currently the Chair of the End-User Advisory Council as well as General Member’s Representative to the Governing Board of the Confidential Computing Consortium.

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Eric Voit

General Member’s Representative to the Governing Board

Eric Voit is a Principal Engineer within Cisco's Enterprise Group. Throughout his 30+ year career in the networking industry Eric has developed, standardized, and driven new technologies to market. These include event-based network Telemetry, architectures for Carrier Ethernet, remote access to VPNs, PPPoE for Broadband, and the first VoIP offering by a major U.S. local telephone carrier. Eric has 100+ US and International patents / patents pending and five IETF RFCs. Eric also runs a Cisco internal venture capital fund.

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Marc Meunier

Premier Member Representative to the Governing Board

Marc leads Ecosystem Development projects at Arm as part of the Infrastructure Line of Business. Marc is part of the Ecosystem Development team at Arm, leading projects with partners in the field of security and networking. Marc is involved in a number of Linux Foundation projects including Parsec and Project Magma. He is representing Arm on the governing board as well as the outreach committee of the Confidential Computing Consortium.

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Ron Perez

Governing Board Vice-Chair

Ron Perez is an Intel Fellow and Chief Security Architect at Intel. In the Office of the Intel CTO, Ron also directly leads security architecture and pathfinding for Intel’s server and datacenter products and organizations with a primary focus on Confidential Computing.

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Ravi Sharma

Outreach Committee Chair

Ravi is the Sr. Director of Strategic Marketing at Fortanix. Ravi has extensive technology marketing experience spanning multiple startups and public companies, as well as in ZigBee Alliance (now Connectivity Standards Alliance), a standards organization.

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Staff

Helen Lau

Project Coordinator

Helen Lau is a Project Coordinator at The Linux Foundation.

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Kurt Taylor

Senior Program Manager

Kurt Taylor is a Senior Program Manager at The Linux Foundation.

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