Madhura Maskasky Honored Among CloudNOW’s ‘Top Women in Cloud Innovations’ 2016

It’s a great pleasure to announce that Madhura Maskasky, Platform9 co-founder and vice president of product, is being recognized as one of the most innovative women in cloud technology.  Madhura is among 12 women being honored by CloudNOW, the executive consortium for the leading women in cloud and converging technologies, as part of their 5th annual awards program.

As many of our blog followers know, Madhura leads product management at Platform9. She led efforts around two of the company’s major initiatives in 2016: the launch of our Kubernetes-as-a-service offering that improves the process of building cloud-native applications and enables true multi-cloud deployments, and developing a managed hybrid cloud OpenStack offering. She holds a M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, specializing in databases and distributed systems.

Jocelyn DeGance Graham, founder of CloudNOW said, “Madhura is one of the key cloud thought leaders who is pioneering the industry and leveling the playing field for future generations. We recognize Platform9’s dedication and passion for tech, and thank her for her continued contributions.”

“Over the past two years, our entire team has been focused on creating tools for the cloud that enhance operability and performance for IT professionals around the world,” said Madhura. “To see our achievements realized by the community and be considered an innovator among this impressive group of women is a great testament to these efforts.”

We’d like to take a moment to recognize the other Top Women in Cloud Award this year:

  • Dianne Marsh, Director of Engineering, Netflix
  • Erica Brescia, COO, Bitnami
  • Julia Austin, CTO, DigitalOcean
  • Madhura Maskasky Co-founder, VP Product, Platform9 Systems Inc
  • Mary Stenzel-Poore, Sr. Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Megan Rossetti, Senior Cloud Engineer, Walmart
  • Monique Morrow, CTO New Frontiers Engineering, Cisco
  • Raejeanne Skillern, Vice President Data Center Group, Intel
  • Rupal Patel, CEO and Founder, VocaliD
  • Shaheeda Nizar, Senior Director Engineering, GoDaddy
  • Syamla Bandla, Vice President Global Cloud Operations & DevOps, Qualys
  • Tara Hernandez, Director of Systems and Build Engineering, Linden Lab

All winners will present their work at the Top Women in Cloud Event, on December 7 at Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA. To join us for the event, visit: Follow us on twitter@cloudnow_org #cloudnowawards.

Congratulations, Madhura!

About CloudNOW

CloudNOW is a non-profit consortium of the leading women in cloud computing, providing a forum for networking, knowledge sharing, mentoring, and economic growth. CloudNOW offers members the opportunity to creatively approach the technological challenges of cloud today, working in partnership with the tech industry, and cloud thought leaders. To learn more, visit us at

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