Open Source Forum is an invitation only event (request an invitation required – deadline is November 30, 23:59, JST) that will be held in Japan annually. The event is designed to advance the open source industry in Japan by bringing the hottest open source technology topics and people together to collaborate.
2019 Featured Speakers
Arnaud Le Hors
Arnaud Le Hors is Senior Technical Staff Member of Blockchain & Web Open Technologies at IBM. Arnaud has been working on standards and open source for over 25 years and has been involved in every aspect of the open technology development process: technical, strategic, political, and legal. Arnaud was editor of several key web specifications including HTML and DOM and was a pioneer of open source with the release of libXpm in 1990. Arnaud currently is the main representative for IBM at W3C, a member of the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee, a contributor to Hyperledger Fabric, and a member of the European Blockchain Observatory.
Brian Hsieh created and leads the Open Source Program Office at Uber. In this role, he builds and manages open source strategy, processes, governance, licensing compliance, ecosystem growth, brand identity, industry alignments, standards, and foundation relationships. He has experience in a combination of strategy planning, engineering management, product management, portfolio/program management, operations, communications, and organizational transformation. Brian holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan.
Software Engineer, Google
Dan Lorenc is a Software Engineer at Google focused on open source Cloud technologies. He leads an engineering team focused on making easier to build and deliver secure, reliable systems for Kubernetes. He created the Minikube, Skaffold, and Tekton open-source projects, and is a member of the Technical Oversight Committee for the Continuous Delivery Foundation.
Executive Director, The Linux FoundationJim's career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing and open source software. Today, as executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses this experience to accelerate innovation in technology through the use of open source and Linux. At The Linux Foundation, Jim works with the world’s largest technology companies, including IBM, Intel, Google, Samsung, Qualcomm, and others to help define the future of computing on the server, in the cloud, and on a variety of new mobile computing devices. His work at the vendor-neutral Linux Foundation gives him a unique and aggregate perspective on the global technology industry. Jim has been recognized for his insights on the changing economics of the technology industry. His writing has appeared in Businessweek, Wired, and other top technology journals, and he is a regular keynote speaker at industry events. He advises a variety of startups, including Splashtop, and sits on the boards of the Global Economic Symposium, Open Source For America, and Chinese Open Source Promotion Union.
With a career spanning over two decades in IT, Jonas is currently working with IoT and Machine Learning solutions for Dell Technologies in Tokyo. In 2017 he drafted Dell's first whitepaper on the Redfish REST API for PowerEdge servers and have been focusing on automation, virtualization and cloud solutions - particularly OpenStack, for the past few years.
Matthew Kuipers leads Intellectual Property for aerial-vehicle rideshare and various autonomous vehicle programs. His primary responsibilities are to clear IP risks for Uber's businesses, protect Uber's technology, and build industry partnerships. He manages and grows Uber's patent portfolios in these technology areas. Matt also works on developing collaborations to accelerate innovation and commercialization through open source, standards, and joint development projects. He assists the litigation team on defending against third-party patent threats. Matt earned a JD from Cornell Law School and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.
VP & CTO of Cloud Solutions, FutureweiSteven Tan is OpenSDS TSC chair, and VP & CTO Cloud Solution at Futurewei where he is responsible for cloud solutions, and open-source collaboration. Steven brings over 20 years of engineering experience spanning cloud, virtualization, data security, data management, and storage. He held various leadership roles including co-founder/CTO at Cloudena Inc., VP Engineering at ProphetStor Data Services, and VP Engineering at CipherMax. Steven is an alumnus of Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore
Enterprise Architect, ARM
Tina Tsou is an innovator and a visionary with far-reaching accomplishments within the technical engineering realm. As Arm’s Enterprise Architect, Tina serves in the highly visible Technical Lead role for the Enterprise Open Source Enablement team, where she analyzes, designs, and implements robust strategies to establish first tier status for Arm’s architecture within open source communities and projects. Tina also serves as Arm’s Edge Computing Team Lead. As the company’s open source thought leader, she builds powerful partnerships with and influences open source communities in support of multiple architectures. Tina previously served as the Digital Domain Expert (Connectivity) for Philips Lighting, where she implemented NB-IoT in an outdoor carrier project with China Mobile and Huawei. She released Bluetooth + ZigBee combo chip architecture and delivered connectivity hardware/software platform (ZigBee 3.0, Wi-Fi). The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted Tina 100+ patents. She earned her Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Xi’an University of Architecture and Technologies. Tina was the first woman to chair an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) working group from a Chinese business enterprise and was the youngest Asian rapporteur in ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) history. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Akraino Edge Stack Technical Steering Committee.