Priyanka Sharma

Executive Director

Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)


Priyanka is the Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) which serves as the vendor-neutral home for 100+ of the fastest-growing open source projects, including Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Envoy. She is also a co-creator of the Inclusive Naming Initiative whose mission is to promote and facilitate replacing harmful and exclusionary language in information technology. She was a founding team member of the OpenTracing standard and has contributed to other open source projects such as Jaeger, Vitess, and GitLab. Priyanka is a long time champion of and advisor to startups in cutting-edge technology spaces and serves as an Advisor at HeavyBit Industries, an accelerator and fund for developer and enterprise companies.


5 lessons from OS Communities That Security Should Adopt


Join Chief Open Source Officer at Isovalent Liz Rice and Executive Director at Cloud Native Computing Foundation Priyanka Sharma as they delve into how open source-driven innovation can elevate and modernize defensive and preventative security measures. These two industry leaders will examine the role of open source in propelling technological advancement and the crucial aspect of community engagement and collaboration within open source projects. Additionally, they'll discuss effective strategies for building and scaling open source communities, along with the challenges and best practices for ensuring security in open source software. Their combined expertise will offer valuable insights into how organizations can harness the power of open source initiatives to foster innovation while prioritizing cybersecurity and community building. Priyanka and Liz will also reflect on the broader impact of open source on the technology landscape and its implications for future digital innovation.

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