Daniel Krook

resume@krook.net - Fairfield, CT, USA

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Professional summary

Daniel Krook is the Senior Director of Developer Experience at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (a part of the Linux Foundation). He is focused on better serving the maintainers, contributors, and users in the community of 150+ open source projects hosted by the CNCF.

Previously, he was a Principal Cloud Architect who drove revenue and results across IBM business units worldwide. His career at IBM was defined by a pattern of integrating open source and third-party technologies with IBM products and services to create first-of-a-kind technology solutions that help customers succeed. Most recently, he helped fast-growing ISVs to bring their solutions to IBM public and private clouds and achieve success through embeddable artificial intelligence.

Daniel has been recognized as an IBM and Open Group Distinguished Technical Specialist, Senior Technical Staff Member, Master Inventor, Member of the IBM Academy of Technology, and Best of IBM Honoree. These titles reflect outstanding business results, technical innovation, team leadership, and mentorship.

He served as the founding CTO of Call for Code, creating a program for the world's 25 million developers to tackle global challenges using IBM and Red Hat technology. CFC has engaged over 500,000 participants from 180 nations and launched 14 open source projects at the Linux Foundation. He was also the first CTO of serverless developer advocacy for IBM Cloud Functions. He earlier created the DevOps infrastructure to deploy and manage the first large-scale Cloud Foundry clusters on OpenStack which became the seed for IBM Bluemix.

Before his cloud computing work, Mr. Krook led global teams to develop enterprise web and desktop applications according to his architectural guidance and project plans. Earlier, he built the highly-available News Room and Investor Relations sites that IBM used for official public communications.

Daniel has engineered software end-to-end for a wide array of industries and earned certifications in cloud architecture, application development, and system operations along the way. He's been issued dozens of patents, spoken at many conferences, hosted scores of meetups, and has contributed to several IBM blogs, Developer videos, and Redbooks.

Mr. Krook graduated from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) with a double major in Political Science and International Studies. He studied abroad in Cuba and South Africa, holds dual USA-Finland/EU citizenship, and has collaborated with professional colleagues throughout the world.

Somewhat current as of August 31, 2023