Giles is currently CEO and founder of ShapeBlue, The CloudStack company. ShapeBlue have designed and support some of the worlds largest Cloud computing environments. Giles has built ShapeBlue around an open-source business model and is passionate about role of open source software in delivering commercial business value. Giles is a committer and PMC member of the Apache CloudStack project and Chairman of the European Cloudstack User Group, actively helping promote brand awareness of the technology. Giles can regularly be heard speaking at events around the globe, delivering visionary talks on cloud computing adoption and more specifically on Cloudstack technologies.
Before ShapeBlue, Giles held C-Level technology positions for 15 years including being founder and CEO of Octavia Information Systems, a leading UK Managed Service Provider. He has previously served as advisor to technology start-ups and an AIM-listed technology investment fund.