Pieter Kruithof

Pieter Kruithof


UX Professional

Piet is a highly pragmatic user experience research professional with deep domain experience in cloud technology spanning the infrastructure, middleware, and application layers. Over the past seven years, he’s spoken with developers, architects, and operators over a wide range of topics including infrastructure management, CI/CD processes, and serverless.

He was previously the UX Team Lead for the OpenStack open source cloud project which included contributors from Red Hat, IBM, HPE, Intel, and Cisco. During his tenure, the OpenStack UX cross-functional team created cloud personas, redesigned the operations portal, and conducted over fifteen studies with customers from companies Wikimedia, CERN, Intel, Spectrum, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).

Piet is a certified user experience professional (UXPA), scrum product owner (CSPO), and a product management level III from Pragmatic Research.

Most importantly, he has a sixteen-year-old lab named Waterbug. (Panelist)

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