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CNCF Technical Oversight Committee (TOC)

The CNCF TOC is the technical governing body of the CNCF Foundation. It admits and oversees all projects in the CNCF Foundation and has a mandate to facilitate driving neutral consensus for:

  • defining and maintaining the technical vision for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation,
  • approving new projects within the scope for CNCF set by the Governing Board (GB), and create a conceptual architecture for the projects, aligning projects, removing or archiving projects,
  • accepting feedback from end user committee and map to projects,
  • aligning interfaces to components under management (code reference implementations before standardizing), and defining common practices to be implemented across CNCF projects, if any.


  • Alena Prokharchyk (term: 2 years - start date: 3/18/2020 - 3/18/2022) [TOC-appointed]
  • Erin Boyd (term: 2 years - start date: 2/1/2021 - 2/1/2023) [GB-appointed]
  • Dave Zolotusky (term: 2 years - start date: 2/1/2021 - 2/1/2023) [EndUser-appointed]
  • Justin Cormack (term: 2 years - start date 2/4/2020 - 2/4/2022) [Maintainer-appointed]
  • Ricardo Rocha (term: remainder of 2 years - start date 2/1/2021 - 2/4/2022) [EndUser-appointed]
  • Liz Rice (term: 2 years - start date: 2/4/2020 - 2/4/2022) [GB-appointed] (TOC Chair)
  • Cornelia Davis (term: 2 years - start date: 2/1/2021 - 2/1/2023) [GB-appointed]
  • Davanum Srinivas (term: 2 years - start date: 3/18/2021 - 3/18/2023) [TOC-appointed]
  • Saad Ali (term: 2 years - start date 2/4/2020 - 2/4/2022) [GB-appointed]
  • Sheng Liang (term: 2 years - start date 2/4/2020 - 2/4/2022) [GB-appointed]
  • Lei Zhang (term: 2 years - start date: 2/1/2021 - 2/1/2023) [GB-appointed]

Election schedule


See the current CNCF projects and a description of project maturity levels (Sandbox, Incubating, Graduated).

The CNCF provides a list of services for incubating and graduated projects hosted in the foundation. A subset of these services is also available for Sandbox level projects.

Do you want to contribute to a project? We have outlined the process to get started. If you have any questions or don't know where to start, please open an issue.

Meeting Time

The TOC meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 8AM PT (USA Pacific Time; Convert to local time zone).
Project Presentations are on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Or Telephone:

+1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or
+1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

+1 855 880 1246 (US Toll Free)
+1 877 369 0926 (US Toll Free)

International numbers available here.

Meeting ID: 263 858 603

NOTE: Please use *6 to mute/un-mute your phone during the call

Here is a Google calendar for all public CNCF events.

Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Mailing List

To join:


This is our voting policy.

Technical Advisory Groups

The TOC has approved the formation of TAGs. Currently, the following Technical Advisory Groups are active:

Working Groups

The TOC has created the following working groups to investigate and discuss the following topics:

Working Group Chair Meeting Time Minutes/Recordings
CI Inactive Youtube
Serverless Ken Owens Thu of every week at 9AM PT Youtube

All meetings are on the public CNCF calendar:


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