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Markus Rex

CEO, ownCloud

Throughout his career he was heavily involved in all critical areas of the Linux market, first with SUSE then Novell, including engineering, product development, management and marketing, and executive leadership.

Recently he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Novell’s SUSE Linux Open Platform Solutions business unit. Previously he held the position of Chief Technology Officer for the Linux Foundation, where he led all technical initiatives and was also the primary technical interface to Linux Foundation members and the Linux Foundation’s Technical Advisory Board which represents the kernel community. He has also served as Novell’s CTO for Linux and in various engineering management roles at SUSE. Markus is a graduate of the Harvard Business School General Management Program.