Claire Giordano is head of the Postgres and Citus open source community initiatives at Microsoft. Prior to the Microsoft acquisition of Citus Data, Claire was VP of Marketing at Citus Data. Claire has served in leadership roles in engineering, product management, and product marketing at Sun Microsystems, Amazon/A9, and Citus Data. At Sun, Claire managed the engineering team that created Solaris Zones, and led the effort to open source Solaris. Claire’s work in tech started in Providence, where she earned an Sc.B. in Applied Mathematics & Computer Science from Brown University.