Phil Estes STSM, Architecture, IBM Cloud CTO Office at Charlottesville, Virgina, United States of America
Phil is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the Office of the CTO, IBM Cloud Platform. Phil is a core contributor and maintainer on the Docker engine project where he has contributed key features like user namespace support and multi-platform image capabilities. Phil is also a founding maintainer of the CNCF containerd project, and participates in the Open Container Initiative (OCI) as a contributor to the development of runc. Phil guides both IBM product teams and IBM's customers in applying container technology and concepts to their own cloud native efforts. Phil speaks regularly at industry conferences and meetups and enjoys helping customers and developers alike understand this fast growing ecosystem. Phil is a member of the Docker Captains program and maintains an active blog on container topics at You can find him on Twitter tweeting away as @estesp.


The day after the usual fun and excitement of DockerCon has traditionally been open source contributor and maintainer focused. With the announcement of the Moby Project back in April at DockerCon Austin, this post-DockerCon event is now more formally named the “Moby Summit” and getting bigger and better each time. In Copenhagen a few weeks ago, we had the fourth iteration of the Moby Summit and I was able to represent both the containerd project as well as a follow-up to the Serverless Panel hosted during DockerCon with a 15 minute slot on OpenWhisk and IBM’s approach to FaaS and serverless computing.

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