OCP Announces First Two Keynote Speakers for the 2018 OCP U.S. Summit in March

The Open Compute Project Foundation is pleased to announce two keynote sessions that will kick-off the 2018 OCP Summit.


Aneesh Chopra is known for outlining ways technology can spur innovation, strengthen America’s competitiveness in the world and solve the vexing problems facing the domains of health care, education and energy. Selected as the nation’s first chief technology officer by President Obama, Aneesh Chopra was tasked with promoting innovation, transparency and collaboration within the federal government.

As the cloud industry faces new security threats, Aneesh’s insight and message on Balancing Collaboration and Security is a welcome and timely topic for this year’s summit.

 Andy Bechtolscheim 4

Andy Bechtolsheim is Chief Development Officer for Arista Networks, a leading vendor of cloud networking solutions. He previously co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 and was its chief hardware designer. He also has been a venture investor, most notable for providing Sergey Brin and Larry Page with a $100,000 check in 1998 before the two had even incorporated their company, Google

In his keynote, Andy will share his insight into the design of cloud networks, the upcoming transition from 100G to 400G speeds, and the evolution of optics to keep up with the explosive bandwidth growth in hyper-scale cloud data centers. 

OCP is extremely excited to have Aneesh and Andy on the keynote lineup. 

The rest of the Summit agenda, including more keynote speakers, will be published in early January. Content to look forward to includes additional keynotes, case studies, executive tracks from Summit sponsors, industry announcements, engineering workshops and more! The OCP Call for Participation received over 150 submissions, which is more than double last year’s submissions, meaning you can expect the best of the best when it comes to Summit educational content!


Below is the general schedule overview for the OCP Summit.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

7:30am - 9:00am

Breakfast / Expo Opens

7:30am - 7:00pm

Registration Open

9:00am - 11:45am

Keynotes (Sponsor Expo Closed) 

Noon - 2:00pm

Lunch (Sponsor Expo Reopens)

Noon - 5:45pm

Expo Hall Stage Talks

2:00pm - 6:00pm

Executive Tracks

6:00pm - 7:30pm

OCP Happy Hour

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

8:00am - 9:00am

Breakfast / Expo Opens

8:00am - 12:00pm

Registration Open

8:45am - 12:00pm

Engineering Workshops

Noon - 1:00pm


Noon - 2:45pm

Expo Hall Stage Talks

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Engineering Workshops


Summit Ends 



CLICK HERE to register for the OCP U.S. Summit.

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Sponsorship Opportunities
Hotel & Travel Information
Venue Information – San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA


For questions, please contact Kali Burdette at kali@opencompute.org.