Marc-Elian Bégin is CEO and co-founder of SixSq, a cloud computing company based in Geneva, Switzerland. Marc-Elian holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, specialising in Aerospace, from Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal and has been working in the software industry since 1994. During this time, he has worked with the Canadian and European Space Agencies, as well as CERN, on distributed software systems, grid and cloud computing development projects. In 2007, inspired by a drive to evangelise cloud computing, he realised one of his dreams and founded SixSq with 2 other partners. His current focus is SlipStream, a professional open source multi-cloud Platform as a Service, DevOps and hybrid cloud solution. He is a key player in Helix Nebula: The Science Cloud project, representing innovative SMEs. He regularly talks at local, national and international events, such as Swiss Open Cloud Day, CloudStack Collaboration Conference, as well as Agile and XP conferences. He is passionate about democratising cloud in order to bring its advantages to companies and organisations both big and small. Marc-Elian enjoys living and working in Geneva, Switzerland, while trying to keep up with his two fast-growing sons.