Dawn is Director of Open Source Community Strategy within VMware’s OSPO. She is an OpenUK board member, Governing Board member / maintainer for CHAOSS, and co‑chair of the CNCF Contributor Strategy TAG. She has 20+ years of experience at companies like Intel and Puppet with expertise in community building, strategy, open source software, governance, metrics, and more. Dawn holds a PhD, an MBA, and a BS in Computer Science. She has spoken at over 100 industry events, including many Linux Foundation events, KubeCon, OSCON, SXSW, FOSDEM and more. In her spare time she enjoys reading science fiction, running, and traveling.