Alexis Richardson is the founder of Weaveworks, makers of Weave – a new product for Docker and containerized applications. Previously, Alexis was head of product for App Suite and Real Time Intelligence at Pivotal, where he led commercial vFabric products that moved to Pivotal from VMware, including open source projects Spring, RabbitMQ, Redis and Tomcat.
Along with Weaveworks, Alexis is a co-founder of four companies, including Rabbit Technologies Ltd (RabbitMQ), Cohesive Networks and MetaLogic Oy. He has also been active in the cloud and web standards community, as a co-founder of CloudCamp, co-chair of OCCI (Open Cloud Computing Interface), a member of the AMQP (Advanced Message Queuing Protocol) working group, and a contributor to Google’s PSHB open protocol.
In a previous life, Alexis worked as quantitative trader in fixed income derivatives after a misspent youth studying and teaching mathematics at Oxford University.