Featured Keynote Speakers
Executive Director, Automotive Grade LinuxDan is the General Manager of Automotive at The Linux Foundation and the Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux. He is responsible for the overall management and execution of the Automotive Grade Linux collaborative project, an industry effort to build an open source automotive reference platform backed by leading car manufacturers around the world. Dan has over 22 years of experience spanning the automotive, telecom, networking, and mobile business verticals. Prior to his current position, Dan was the Vice President and General Manager of MontaVista’s Automotive Business Unit (acquired by Mentor), responsible for P&L and worldwide execution of MontaVista’s automotive software strategy, sales, marketing, products, and services. During this period, Dan served on the Board of Directors of the GENIVI Alliance and was responsible for the creation of the GENIVI Compliance Program, a group that he chaired for its first three years, which led to the release of the GENIVI Specification, a widely adopted standard in the automotive industry. While at MontaVista, Dan previously held the position of VP of Marketing and BD, where he was responsible for the development and execution of MontaVista’s global marketing strategy, which led to an acquisition by Cavium. Based in Silicon Valley, Dan has extensive startup experience. He was the Director of Product Management at Atrica (acquired by Nokia-Siemens Networks), a carrier Ethernet equipment provider startup. Prior to Atrica, Dan was the Director of Architecture and Strategy at BlueLeaf Networks, a tunable laser optical networking startup (now Picarro). He also previously held senior management positions and engineering leadership positions at Cisco Systems, Newbridge Networks (acquired by Alcatel), and Nortel. Dan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (with a Computer Engineering major) from the University of Ottawa. He holds three patents in the areas of routing and networking, with several others pending.
Fellow, The Linux Foundation
Creator of Jenkins and Chief Scientist, CloudBeesKohsuke is the creator of Jenkins. He is a well-respected developer and popular speaker at industry and Jenkins community events. He is often asked to speak about his experience and approach in creating Jenkins; a continuous delivery platform that has become a widely adopted and successful community-driven open source project. The principles behind the Jenkins community - extensibility, inclusiveness, low barriers to participation - have been the keys to its success. Kawaguchi’s sensibilities in creating Jenkins and his deep understanding of how to translate its capabilities into usable software have also had a major impact on CloudBees’ strategy as a company. Before joining CloudBees, Kawaguchi was with Sun Microsystems and Oracle, where he worked on a variety of projects and initiated the open source work that led to Jenkins.
CEO, RISC-V FoundationCalista Redmond is the CEO of the RISC-V Foundation with a mission to expand and engage RISC-V stakeholders, compel industry adoption, and increase visibility and opportunity for RISC-V within and beyond the Foundation. Prior to the RISC-V Foundation, Calista held a variety of roles at IBM, including Vice President of IBM Z Ecosystem where she led strategic relationships across software vendors, system integrators, business partners, developer communities, and broader engagement across the industry. Focus areas included execution of commercialization strategies, technical and business support for partners, and matchmaker to opportunities across the IBM Z and LinuxOne community. Calista’s background includes building and leading strategic business models within IBM’s Systems Group through open source initiatives including OpenPOWER, OpenDaylight, and Open Mainframe Project. For OpenPOWER, Calista was a leader in drafting the strategy, cultivating the foundation of partners, and nurturing strategic relationships to grow the org from zero to 300+ members. While at IBM, she also drove numerous acquisition and divestiture missions, and several strategic alliances. Prior to IBM, she was an entrepreneur in four successful start-ups in the IT industry. Calista holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Northwestern University.
FujitsuKenji Kaneshige leads open source and Linux development work at Fujitsu and is the company’s representative to open source communities. He and his team have made many contributions, particularly to enterprise features such as reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS), resource management, scalability enhancements, and virtualization. Kenji’s team contributes to a variety of OSS communities, including the Linux kernel, QEMU, libvirt, Linux Test Project (LTP), OpenStack, Kubernetes, the Open Container Initiative (OCI), and more.
Linux Kernel Developer & Fellow, The Linux FoundationGreg is among a distinguished group of software developers who maintain Linux at the kernel level. In his role as Linux Foundation Fellow, he continues his work as the maintainer for the Linux stable kernel branch and a variety of subsystems while working in a fully neutral environment.
Director of Technical Evangelism, GitLabPriyanka Sharma is the Director of Technical Evangelism at GitLab Inc. She also serves on the board of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and has deep expertise in DevOps and observability. A former entrepreneur with a passion for growing developer products through open source communities, Priyanka also advises startups at HeavyBit industries, an accelerator for developer products. Priyanka holds a BA in political science from Stanford University and loves reading, adventuring, and tending to her plants in her spare time.
Open Source WonkSarah Novotny has long been an Open Source community champion in communities such as Kubernetes, NGINX and MySQL. She most recently led the Open Source Strategy group for Google Cloud Platform and previously ran large scale technology infrastructures before web-scale had a name. Novotny has sat on the Linux Foundation and the Node.js Foundation Board of Directors and been an active leader in the Node.js Foundation and JS Foundation merger into the OpenJS 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.
Engineering Manager, UberTravis Gorkin leads the Special Projects and Platforms team at Uber developing open source tools for data visualization and urban computing. His team builds advanced data visualization products to explore self-driving car, geospatial and business data in the context of urban mobility. In this role, Travis oversees advancement of an ecosystem of open source urban computing projects supporting regulators, policy-makers, researchers, students, 3rd party companies and civic hackers. Travis earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University, as well as a Master of Science and Engineering degree in Computer Graphics from University of Pennsylvania.
Author, Kernel Developer and Executive Editor of LWN.netJonathan Corbet is the executive editor at LWN.net. He is the maintainer of the kernel's documentation subsystem, a member of the Linux Foundation's Technical Advisory Board, and a frequent speaker at community events worldwide.