Billy Cox has been leading the cloud strategy efforts for Intel’s Software and Services Group since 2007. He is also responsible for Intel’s Cloud Builders program, which brings together cloud leaders to provide best practices and practical guidance on how to deploy, optimize, and support a cloud infrastructure. The program offers detailed reference architectures and best practices to build simplified, secure, and efficient cloud infrastructure. Previously, Billy was Director of Systems Engineering at HP for 14 years where he was responsible for the development of all infrastructure management tools used to manage the various server and storage platforms. With over 30 years of industry experience, Billy has led the design of compute, network, and storage solutions and actively participated in multiple standards efforts. His e-mail address is billy.cox at intel.com.