Geek of the Week: Jane Silber

A number of months ago we launched a feature called Geek of the Week. Every week, CloudWedge nominates a ‘Geek of the week’ to any cloud leader who has been in the news in the last week that we feel deserves special mention or praise.

We are happy to announce this weeks’ Geek of the Week is Jane Silber, Chief Executive Officer at Canonical. We featured Canonical this week in reference to their launch of ‘Orange Box,’ their new private cloud offering. We have decided to give Jane this award because of the path she has taken to become Canonical’s CEO. Jane joined Canonical in July 2004 as COO, and has tirelessly worked her way up the company to become CEO in 2010.

Jane has a BSc degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Haverford College, an MBA from Oxford University, and an MSc in Management of Technology from Vanderbilt University. She has over 20 years’ experience in business development, operations and software management. Jane has worked in a number of executive roles including being the Vice President at: Interactive Television Company, and General Dynamics C4 Systems.