“I think of myself more as an enabler; more of a coach than a player. It’s pretty fun, actually.” – Solomon Hykes

Solomon Hykes, the founder of Docker has stepped up from the position of CTO and taken a new position of Chief Architect and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors.

It’s more of a strategic position, than operations. Hykes have been working on being one step removed from the technology side of Docker and is contributing indirectly. In my interactions with Hykes, I see him as a visionary and an entrepreneur who looks at the larger picture and tackles bigger challenges that Docker customers face. In a previous interview, Hykes told me, “I think of myself more as an enabler; more of a coach than a player. It’s pretty fun, actually.”


He is now officially a coach.

Docker went through some reshuffling earlier this year when Ben Golub, the then CEO of Docker was replaced by Steve Singh, the former CEO of Concur Technologies Inc.

Docker now has another industry veteran on its board of directors. Kodak CEO, Jeff Clarke, has joined the company’s board of directors.

All these changes are happening as containers are becoming the cornerstone of modern IT infrastructure, and Docker needs to tread carefully as the landscape is changing really fast.