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Sysdig appoints Edd Wilder-James as open source ecosystem team leader
Fri, 20th May 2022
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Edd Wilder-James has joined the company from Google to lead its open source ecosystem team.

As open source ecosystem vice president, Wilder-James will expand the open source team at Sysdig, with a focus on community outreach and partnerships.

"Software development has moved to an open source stack, and it's obvious now that the future of security should be open," Wilder-James says.

"By adopting open standards, teams can improve security and availability by using tools that easily connect into their Kubernetes environment.

"Sysdig built really strong open source tools that other open source companies are using under the hood. I'm excited to help the community realise the power of these free projects!"

Wilder-James brings more than 20 years of technology, content, business, and strategy experience in public and venture-backed private technology companies.

Before joining Sysdig, he led teams supporting the global open source community, and guiding strategy for key open source projects, including TensorFlow, Go, and Kubernetes.

Before that, Wilder-James spent time in big data and analytics at Silicon Valley Data Science, and was a conference chair for O'Reilly Media.

He was the founding chair of TensorFlow World, and O'Reilly's Strata Conference on big data and data science, as well as chair of the O'Reilly Open source Convention.

Wilder-James was also the chair of OSCON for six years, and is a former Debian and GNOME contributor.

"Open source is at our core and our ultimate goal is making sure organisations of any size have security tools that plug into their existing development stack to reduce their risk," Sysdig Founder and CTO Loris Degioanni says.

"We have an amazingly strong open source engineering team and we are excited for Edd to lead our ecosystem team to help the community understand the power of open source."