Lee Calcote

Lee Calcote is an innovative thought leader, passionate about developer platforms and management software for clouds, containers, networks and systems. Advanced and emerging technologies have been a consistent focus through Calcote’s tenure at Seagate, Cisco and Pelco. Calcote has nearly two decades of combined technical and management experience with globally distributed, agile engineering teams and responsibility for product and services strategy, management, partnership, development and delivery.

While leading the charge to create and deliver Seagate’s first microservices, Calcote served as a Director of Software Engineering of Cloud Systems and Solutions. Prior to Seagate, as a Senior Software Engineering Manager in Cisco's Cloud and Virtualization Group, Calcote has led engineering of Cisco's cloud management platform - Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud. His product and teams founded architecture for the Intercloud platform, focusing on technologies supporting cloud-native and enterprise-architected applications from an OpenStack-centric perspective. He established the Docker@Cisco community and stewarded use of container technology by fostering its use within existing and new product offerings. Previously part of the Smart Services Technology Group at Cisco, Calcote led development of network management systems utilized by Cisco Remote Management Services.

Calcote joined Cisco in 2008, bringing a decade of technological expertise from a variety of roles previously held. As a faculty member of California State University, Fresno, he lectured to budding technologists in the Cisco Networking Academy Program. He served on advisory boards to the Fresno City College and Clovis East High School. He currently serves as a member of the DMTF, an organizer of two Austin-based meetups on Docker and Microservices, Container Days, an advisor to container security startup, writes for The New Stack and has a Kubernetes book in-progress.

Calcote holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in business administration from California State University, Fresno. He also retains a list of industry certifications. Connect with Lee at LinkedIn and Twitter.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Lee Calcote and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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