Alan Sill is the Managing Director of the High Performance Computing Center and Adjunct Professor of Physics at Texas Tech University. He also co-directs the US National Science Foundation’s multi-university “Cloud and Autonomic Computing” industry/university cooperative research center, and Visiting Professor of Distributed Computing at the University of Derby. Sill has a PhD in particle physics from American University and extensive experience in large-scale scientific computing. He serves as president for the Open Grid Forum and is active in IEEE, the Distributed Management Task Force, and other cloud standards working groups, national and international computing standards roadmap committees. He has authored or co-authored over 500 peer-reviewed scientific publications and served as organizer, program committee chair, or general chair for many large-scale conferences and workshops. Sill is a member of the editorial board for IEEE Cloud Computing and of the advisory board for the EU-funded StandICT international standards coordination project.