Matt Asay

Matt Asay is a principal at AWS, managing the company’s Open Source Strategy and Marketing (OSSM) team. Prior to AWS, Matt ran Adobe’s developer relations team, and also held a number of executive roles at open source startups, including vice president of business development, marketing, and community at big data database company MongoDB; vice president of business development at real-time analytics company Nodeable (acquired by Appcelerator); vice president of business development and interim CEO at mobile HTML5 startup Strobe (acquired by Facebook); COO at leading Linux and cloud vendor Canonical; and head of the Americas at content management startup Alfresco (acquired by private equity firm Thomas H. Lee). Matt is an emeritus board member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and holds a JD from Stanford, where he focused on open source and other IP licensing issues. He writes regular columns for the TechRepublic and InfoWorld.