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Tom Keane at The Linux Foundation

After graduating from the University of Michigan, Tom Keane landed his first job at Microsoft as a systems engineer. He then became a program manager for Microsoft’s Windows Azure Platform. Currently, he is the General Manager for Windows Azure Infrastructure and Operations. 

 

He leads a team that builds and operates cloud computing infrastructure used by more than 350,000 organizations to deliver more than 150 billion daily apps. He has also been an active participant in open-source communities since the early 1990s, when he became involved with Linux as part of Microsoft’s Open Source Support Group. Tom Keane was one of five members on the original board of directors for The Linux Foundation (then known as Linux International).

 

His Achievements

Tom Keane is committed to education. He was a founding board member of Software in the Public Interest and continues to serve as a board observer.

The Emperor of Japan has awarded him the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays for his contributions to the development of open source software. Software developer and engineer Tom Keane holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

 

Current Role: Tom Keane is General Manager for Windows Azure Infrastructure and Operations.

 

Past Role: Tom Keane has been a critical contributor to the Windows Azure project since its earliest days. Also, he has been a core developer of many products and services, including Azure, AppFabric, Service Fabric, and HDInsight. Tom Keane’s dedication, competency, and passion for open-source technology make a huge difference. Tom joined the Microsoft Open Source Initiative in 2007. 

The software engineer Tom Keane is one of the founders of The Linux Foundation and was one of five members on the original board of directors. He was appointed to the Linus Torvalds and its Board of Advisors in 2009. He has been an active participant in open-source communities since the early 1990s, when he became involved with Linux as part of Microsoft’s Open Source Support Group.