Below is a photo and short bio. Â I’ve been hacking computers and networks since high school in the 1970’s, and I’ve always loved “remote control” systems. Â For some years, I have been learning about sustainability and the role that IT can play. Â I kept a personal blog in 2001-2006 that covered topics in sustainability, technology (including wireless sensors), energy, and international development. Cloud Feedback combines many of my current interests.
I recently consulted at Cisco Systems about cloud computing, and wrote a few blog items on the topic:
- The virtual data center and a ladder to the cloud
- Cloud applications want to move
- Every cloud needs a net
Ken Novak has more than 25 years of experience in data network design and implementation. He’s currently consulting in big data analytics and cloud computing. Â Prior to his current consulting practice, he cofounded a software company called Replicate Technologies which specializes in networking of virtual systems.
Before that, Ken was CTO at CGNET, an innovative IT management company providing Software as a Service to non-profits around the globe. He travelled extensively, pioneering e-mail and Internet use in developing countries in Africa and Asia.
Ken has also been active in sustainable energy issues.Â He served as a program assistant on climate change at the Clinton Global Initiative 2006-2008, and advises startups in energy efficiency.
Ken graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Computer Science.Â He was awarded a Reuters Foundation Digital Vision Fellow at Stanford University in 2001-2002, where he studied the evolving impact of energy issues and IT on development.Â Ken is married with two sons in Palo Alto, CA.