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Mark Shuttleworth

President of Ubuntu Foundation; Founder of Canonical; First South African in Space

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Mark Shuttleworth Biography

Mark is the founder of the Ubuntu Project, an enterprise Linux distribution that is freely available worldwide and has both cutting-edge desktop and enterprise server editions and has become very popular.

Mark studied finance and information technology at the University of Cape Town and went on to found Thawte, a company specialising in digital certificates and Internet privacy. He sold Thawte to US company VeriSign in 1999, and founded HBD Venture Capital and The Shuttleworth Foundation. He moved to London in 2001, and began preparing for the First African in Space mission, training in Star City and Khazakstan.

In April 2002, Mark flew in space as a cosmonaut member of the crew of Soyuz mission TM34 to the International Space Station. Upon returning, Shuttleworth traveled widely and spoke about spaceflight to schoolchildren around the world. He returned to his work in technology, and in 2004 he founded Canonical, which became the parent company of various ventures, most notably Ubuntu. That project created desktop and operating system software for free distribution to computer users, with a special focus on expanding personal computer access in developing countries. Shuttleworth served as CEO of Canonical until 2009, when he stepped down. However, he returned to the post in 2017.

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President of Ubuntu Foundation; Founder of Canonical; First South African in Space

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Mark Shuttleworth Biography

Mark is the founder of the Ubuntu Project, an enterprise Linux distribution that is freely available worldwide and has both cutting-edge desktop and enterprise server editions and has become very popular.

Mark studied finance and information technology at the University of Cape Town and went on to found Thawte, a company specialising in digital certificates and Internet privacy. He sold Thawte to US company VeriSign in 1999, and founded HBD Venture Capital and The Shuttleworth Foundation. He moved to London in 2001, and began preparing for the First African in Space mission, training in Star City and Khazakstan.

In April 2002, Mark flew in space as a cosmonaut member of the crew of Soyuz mission TM34 to the International Space Station. Upon returning, Shuttleworth traveled widely and spoke about spaceflight to schoolchildren around the world. He returned to his work in technology, and in 2004 he founded Canonical, which became the parent company of various ventures, most notably Ubuntu. That project created desktop and operating system software for free distribution to computer users, with a special focus on expanding personal computer access in developing countries. Shuttleworth served as CEO of Canonical until 2009, when he stepped down. However, he returned to the post in 2017.

Mark Shuttleworth Videos

  • Mark Shuttleworth Keynote at DockerCon 2021: Less toil
    Running and maintaining standard workloads like databases and message queues on Kubernetes is too much toil! Charmed operators simplify those...
  • KubeCon Operator Day keynote with Mark Shuttleworth
    Operators, Models, Kubernetes, Hybrid Clouds, massive scale and bootstrapping quickly - Kubernetes is taking the world by storm. So what's next? Mark...
  • Mark Shuttleworth on the benefits of open-source
    The South African Ubuntu Project founder believes that content is king when working with an interface, and that is why his free, Linux-based project...

FAQs on booking Mark Shuttleworth

  • How to book Mark Shuttleworth?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mark Shuttleworth for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Mark Shuttleworth, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mark Shuttleworth or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mark Shuttleworth?

    Booking fees for Mark Shuttleworth, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mark Shuttleworth, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mark Shuttleworth?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mark Shuttleworth for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mark Shuttleworth for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mark Shuttleworth or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mark Shuttleworth or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mark Shuttleworth is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mark Shuttleworth for your event is available upon request. Mark Shuttleworth generally travels from UK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Linus Torvalds, Matt Flannery, Chet Kanojia, Evan Spiegel and Ben Milne. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mark Shuttleworth for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Mark Shuttleworth Speaker Videos

  • Mark Shuttleworth Keynote at DockerCon 2021: Less toil
    Running and maintaining standard workloads like databases and message queues on Kubernetes is too much toil! Charmed operators simplify those standard workloads, so you can focus on your own...
    KubeCon Operator Day keynote with Mark Shuttleworth
    Operators, Models, Kubernetes, Hybrid Clouds, massive scale and bootstrapping quickly - Kubernetes is taking the world by storm. So what's next? Mark Shuttleworth (one time astronaut, founder of...
  • Mark Shuttleworth on the benefits of open-source
    The South African Ubuntu Project founder believes that content is king when working with an interface, and that is why his free, Linux-based project is effective. Looking at its core usability and...
    Mark Shuttleworth Keynote | AWS Container Day
    Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth's thoughts on the Kubernetes community and embracing Amazon EKS.
  • OSCON 2013: Mark R. Shuttleworth, "Redefining Whats Possible ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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