The Governing Board is the primary decision making forum for SODA foundation and oversees business decisions, budgets, outreach, marketing/events, trademarks, etc.

The Governing Board Representatives

Steven Tan, Chair


VP & CTO Cloud Solution, Storage at Futurewei where he is responsible for open source strategy and collaboration.

Yuji Yazawa, Vice-Chair

Toyota Motor Corp

Principal Engineer / Group Manager. Responsible for researching & designing hybrid cloud infrastructure for connected vehicles

Xin Zhong, Treasurer

China Unicom

CTO, China Unicom. He is in charge of team that is working for public, private and multi-cloud management products.

Rakesh Jain


STSM and Researcher - Cloud, IoT, Analytics at IBM Research. Working on setting the strategic vision and technical architecture.

Shinya Hamano


Manager, Fujitsu. In charge of the planning and development of new IT platform services in the fields of storage, cloud-native, AI, and IoT and open source technologies.

Kei Kusunoki

NTT Communications

Technology Development, Storage Engineer - NTT Communications. He has worked on the storage service/solution for the telecom carrier.

Anjaneya Chagam


Principal Engineer and Chief SDS Architect, Intel. He is responsible for developing software-defined storage strategy, architecture, and technology initiatives.

The Advisory Board

Yoshiya Eto, Advisor

Fujitsu, Linux Foundation Fellow

Principal Architect Processor System BU, Fujitsu Ltd.