Mark Thiele has a 30 plus year career as an IT executive, building global infrastructure for companies including HP, VMware, Brocade, Gilead, Switch, & Ericsson. Over the last five years, Mark has become a globally recognized name in the Edge space, where he is an active practitioner, content contributor, and speaker. As the CEO of Edgevana, Mark is working on simplifying access to global infrastructure resources, including data centers, edge compute, and network. Mark is also very involved in the industry. He is co-founder of Data Center Pulse, former Chair for the IDCA Technical Committee, Board member for the Cloud Native Compute Foundation, and is currently an advisor/board member to a number of startups.