2021 OCP Incubation Committee Elections - Call for Nominations

The Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations to serve as an Incubation Committee (IC) Representative for the 2021-2023 term. There are currently 13 members on the IC - 10 elected IC Representatives (ICR) and 3 appointed chairs. 

The IC is a group of volunteer thought leaders, consisting of an elected representative from each of the top-level Project Communities and the IC Chairs. They have the following mission:

  • Identify industry problem sets beyond those that the Communities are currently working on.

  • Guide the Solution Discovery Process and Improve Current Process for more effective communication.

  • Define the Strategic Roadmap for OCP Projects via Strategic Initiatives.

  • Create Awareness of OCP beyond our Community and become ambassadors and champions globally and within their own ecosystems.

IC Roles and Responsibilities

The following are roles and responsibilities of the IC Representative:

  • Attend all IC meetings (1st Thursday of every month, 2hrs per month). Attendance is tracked.

  • Review and provide feedback on all contributions within the allocated timeline (usually 1 week review period).

  • Vote on all submissions by the stated deadline. Voting is tracked. 

  • Provide inputs towards annual OCP Strategic Initiatives.

  • Attend project/sub-project calls, workshops and events for your assigned project. This includes Summits and Conferences. You are representing the leadership. 

  • Attend industry conferences with OCP in mind and represent your project community where possible. OCP relies on our volunteer leadership for community growth and spreading awareness.

  • Represent your project community’s needs to the IC, to the Foundation, to your own organization, to other organizations and to other communities for cross collaboration and support. 

  • Assist with the Engineering Workshop agenda for the Summits and Workshops.

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of the OCP Foundation and its community while advancing the mission and goals of the Open Compute Project.

Nomination Process

Eligibility & Term:

  • An individual nominated to become an ICR must belong to a Silver, Gold or Platinum Level Member. Community Level Corporate Members are not eligible to serve on the IC.

  • The ICR will be an elected position for a two (2) year term.

  • Each project will have one IC Representative (ICR).


  • No one person can hold more than one leadership position at any given point in time.

  • A tiered member company (including its affiliates) can only hold up to 25% of the total IC positions (3 positions max).


  • The Call for Nominations period will end on June 25th, 2021 at 5pm Pacific Time. 

  • You can nominate yourself or another individual here. If you have any issues accessing the form you may instead email elections@opencompute.org

  • As the nominations are reviewed, nominees will be contacted by OCP Staff to confirm eligibility and willingness to run for the IC.

  • OCP will publish all the nominees after the nomination period closes and inform the member companies of the final roster.

  • If your company point of contact has changed or you want to confirm your company’s point of contact, please contact us immediately.

Voting Process

  • Only Silver, Gold and Platinum OCP Corporate Members and the OCP Board Members are eligible to vote. Voting starts on June 28th, 2021.

  • Voting Keys: 

    • Silver members will be given 1 voting key. 

    • Gold Members will be given 2 voting keys.

    • Platinum Members will be given 3 voting keys. 

  • OCP Staff will be contacting the membership point of contact for each Silver, Gold and Platinum member company to determine who from each organization will be sent keys. 

  • Each key is tied to an email address and can not be shared. 

  • Each member company is required to submit a vote by the deadline.

  • Once the deadline is reached, all votes are tallied. 




June 11th, 2021

Call for Nominations Opens

June 25th, 2021

Call for Nominations Closes

June 28th, 2021

Voting Phase Starts

July 12th, 2021

Voting Phase Ends

July 12th-August 1st 2021

IC Transition & Onboarding

August 2nd, 2021

New IC Announced for 2021 - 2023 Term

If you have any questions please contact Archna Haylock, Michael Schill, or elections@opencompute.org