We are pleased to announce that Paul Fremantle (@pzfreo) is joining the Weaveworks team as VP, Technical Product Strategy. 

Paul explains his motivation for joining Weaveworks:

I’m delighted to announce that I have joined Weaveworks as VP of Technical Product Strategy.

Back in 2010, I was one of the first people to coin the term “cloud native”, and I have been involved in a number of projects trying to simplify the development process around cloud, including Apache Stratos and Cellery. I am a strong believer that technology and organisation have to work together, which is why I published the Cell-Based Architecture approach in collaboration with Asanka Abeysinghe.

Those who know me will understand that I’m passionate about cloud, open source and bringing emerging technology to market. I’ve already completed my first two weeks at Weaveworks and I’m massively happy to have landed here. The combination of talent, technology, vision and open source makes this one of the best companies in the industry right now. I couldn’t be more excited and motivated to work with this team. 

I was at one of the original talks where Alexis Richardson first outlined his vision of GitOps and it resonated strongly. Since then, the vision has exploded across the Kubernetes and cloud native world, and Flux has grown to be the key open source project in this space.

GitOps is important in bringing the processes, people and technology together into a unified approach that enables teams to deliver systems faster, more robustly, more transparently, and more effectively. We are at an inflection point in the uptake of this approach where it is shifting from use by early adopters to a wider audience. I strongly believe that the right open source products and services are the key to this journey and my new role at Weaveworks will be dedicated to enabling this shift and helping GitOps become the standard approach for managing the delivery of cloud native software.

About Paul Fremantle

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Paul is an experienced open source software executive, who previously co-founded WSO2. As CTO he helped build it into a highly successful profitable Open Source company with recurring revenues of more than $45m, 600 employees and over 500 enterprise customers. Paul has an MSc in computer science from Oxford University and a PhD from the University of Portsmouth, where his thesis offered a cloud-based approach to improving security and privacy for IoT systems.

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