When you think of the technical companies in our industry you can’t help, but think of the founders - Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, Larry and Sergey, Zuckerberg, etc.
Organizations that are trying to drive change in the industry that host conferences can be viewed in the same way. The successful ones have founders as key figures. Seybold Conferences worked because of Jonathan Seybold. GigaOm works because of Om Malik. Tim O’Reilly.
And, Open Compute Project works because of Frank Frankovsky.
Where would Open Compute be without Frank? Probably just an idea of what could be done.
Here is Frank’s opening keynote at OCP V.