Friday's Last Word: Docker CEO Ben Golub

Friday's Last Word: Docker CEO Ben Golub — Who is he?

Docker CEO Ben Golub has been leading the San Francisco-based open source platform provider since joining the company in April 2013. Most recently, he oversaw Docker's Series C venture capital financing round of $40 million. The company plans to use the capital to drive the adoption of its platform in the enterprise and broaden its ecosystem of application developers, system administrators, platform providers and technology partners.

Before joining Docker, Golub was the president and CEO of Gluster, an open source platform acquired by Red Hat in October 2011. He also served as president of Comcast's Plaxo Division.  He'd worked with Plaxo for five years before it was acquired by Comcast in May 2008. He also worked with Verisign, an authentication services company that was bought by Symantec.

What does Golub have planned for Docker in 2014?

Golub expects to continue the company's momentum, "particularly coming off of this week’s funding announcement." He plans to grow the Docker community and ecosystem, and drive adoption of Docker's open source platform within enterprises.

Who does Golub challenge to sit in Friday's Last Word's hot seat?

Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks, a Palo Alto, California-based software company focused on the development and support of Apache Hadoop. Up for the challenge, Bearden? Have your people reach out to our people — and we'll talk.

What is Friday's Last Word?

Friday's Last Word welcomes cloud-centric CEOs who are willing to speak with Talkin' Cloud without someone peaking over a shoulder. Click on each photo to learn more about the CEO you're viewing — it's truly that simple.

Think you can handle sitting in the hotseat? Send an email to Talkin' Cloud Senior Editor CJ Arlotta at cj.arlotta [at] penton.com for further information. If he doesn't get back to you right away, bother him some more — and more.

Follow CJ Arlotta on Twitter @cjarlotta and Google+ for further updates on the story above — or if you just want to say hello.

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