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Tuesday, February 14

11:20am PST

The CrypTech Project - Phil Roberts, Internet Society
The goal of the CrypTech project is to create an open source design for Hardware Cryptographic Modules and an associated reference implementation that allows anyone to deploy and audit a secure, low-cost cryptographic engine in their environment. CrypTech is an open source hardware and software project the intends to put hardware crypto capability in the hands of as many people as possible by making it low cost and to enable good crypto where it is out of scale and out of price range today.

This talk will give a high-level overview of the CrypTech project and discuss some of the challenges in getting this open source project into an ongoing sustainable mode financially.


Phil Roberts

Managing Director, Diamond Key Security

Tuesday February 14, 2017 11:20am - 11:50am PST
Grand Sierra C/D

12:00pm PST

Market Leadership | Healthcare - Mo Alkady, Hart
We have all seen these ecosystems from Amazon to Google to Microsoft — even travel has it! However, in healthcare, it seems we have missed a few of these advancements. We will explore the foundations of an ecosystem and the challenges in healthcare and why it's badly needed.


Mo Alkady

Founder, Hart
Mohamed Alkady founded medical software technology company Hart in Orange County, Calif., in 2012 to improve the ways in which people inside and outside of the industry access and engage with health data. A leader of the movement that views healthcare as a service, Hart has developed... Read More →

Tuesday February 14, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm PST
Grand Sierra C/D

1:45pm PST

Open Energy Grid - Lorenzo Kristov, California Independent System Operator (ISO) & Shuli Goodman, Strategy Consulting
In this talk,  Goodman and Kristov will share their vision of an open source operating system for microgrids. In short, an open grid OS will allow the electric grid to function as a network composed of connected, yet also stand-alone and autonomous, networks of distributed renewable energy resources.
The integrated, yet decentralized paradigm for electricity overturns all aspects of the traditional electric industry. Historically, supply has been dominated by large-scale, central generating plants and one-way distribution services, to deliver power to meet consumer demand. In this new model, energy users and energy resources are local, co-located at the grid edge, with the grid providing residual energy needs and a platform for transactions. The implications of this envisioned future-state will require a whole-system multi-layered architecture that includes the physical electric network, communication and control systems, business models, markets, and regulatory frameworks. 


Shuli Goodman

founder, future-facing
Dr. Shuli Goodman has more than 25 years experience working with multi-national companies, utilities, and government departments leading high-visibility and multi-stakeholder initiatives. A former founder and leader of the enterprise information management practice at Deloitte... Read More →

Lorenzo Kristov

Principal, California ISO
Dr. Lorenzo Kristov is a Principal in Market and Infrastructure Policy at the California Independent System Operator (ISO), the company that runs California’s electric transmission grid and wholesale markets. His primary focus at present is to facilitate the transformation of the... Read More →

Tuesday February 14, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm PST
Grand Sierra C/D

2:25pm PST

How Close Are We to Achieving the Dream of Hardware Portability with Linux? - Jim Wasko, IBM
Linux runs on more hardware architectures than any other operating system, and many other open source projects are following a similar path so that users can choose the best platform for their workloads. But how close are we today to achieving the dream of hardware portability for applications?

This breakout will consider why hardware portability is important, review the key considerations in making applications portable, and discuss specific examples across a range of hardware platforms including ARM, x86, POWER and LinuxONE

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Jim Wasko

Vice President, Open Systems Development, IBM
Linux, Openstack, Containers, System z, Power servers, Cloud

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Doug Davis

PM Knative, IBM
Doug works in IBM's Hybrid Cloud division. He's been working on Cloud related technologies for many years and has worked on many of the most popular OSS projects, including OpenStack, CloudFoundry, Docker and Kubernetes. He's currently the OM for Knative, co-chairing the CNCF's Serverless... Read More →
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Dr. Thomas Di Giacomo

President of Engineering and Innovation, SUSE
As President of Engineering & Innovation, Thomas drives the rapid growth of SUSE's expanding portfolio from the enterprise Linux operating system to software-defined products such as the Ceph-based storage, software-defined networking as well as solutions for developers such as Kubernetes... Read More →
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Jon Masters

Chief Arm Architect, Red Hat
Jon Masters is a Computer Architect specializing in high performance microarchitecture at Red Hat, where he is Chief Arm Architect, and works on cache coherent shared virtual memory workload acceleration, among many other topics. He also co-created the technical mitigation team for... Read More →
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Bob Monkman

Director Networking Software Ecosystem, Arm
Bob Monkman is part of the Infrastructure Business Line at Arm, based in San Jose, CA and focused on networking software strategy and ecosystem programs. Bob oversees Arm’s participation in the Linux Foundation Networking projects, ensuring multi-architecture support with the Arm... Read More →
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John Zannos

VP, Canonical
John Zannos is Vice President of Cloud Platform business at Canonical. He is responsible for execution of the Ubuntu Cloud business, ecosystem, partnerships, alliances and strategy.  During his career John has lead business and technology efforts around cloud computing, telecom... Read More →

Tuesday February 14, 2017 2:25pm - 2:55pm PST
Grand Sierra C/D

2:40pm PST

Technical Debt for Linux-based Distributions: Estimating What You are Missing - Jesus M Gonzalez-Barahona, Bitergia & Paul Sherwood, Codethink
Linux-based distributions are the core of many software systems. Every time they are deployed, installed packages are already lagging behind wavefront upstream versions, causing a certain "technical debt". As time passes, this technical debt only increases, until packages are updated.

Estimating the lag between what is available upstream, or in a given "gold standard" distribution, and in a certain deployment, is not easy. But when deciding if it is time to upgrade, estimating that lag is fundamental, because that is the main reason for the upgrade, which has to be confronted to other reasons to stay in the deployed version: stability, "it just works", familiarity for maintainers, etc.

This talk will elaborate on the this "technical debt" (or lag) for distributions, its importance in real-world cases, and how it can estimated, including real examples and ways of measuring it.

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Jesus M Gonzalez-Barahona

Co-Founder, Bitergia
I'm one of the founders of Bitergia, the software development analytics company, and associate professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. I've been working in quantitative empirical analysis of FOSS development for years, participating in several international R&D projects. I'm currently... Read More →
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Paul Sherwood

CTO CodeThink, CEO trustable, CodeThink & Trustable
Paul Sherwood is CTO of Codethink, which provides advanced software engineering primarily for FOSS, embedded systems, automotive systems and cloud infrastructure, and CEO of trustable, an organisation with the goal of understanding risk in software development by demonstrating what... Read More →

Tuesday February 14, 2017 2:40pm - 3:10pm PST
Grand Sierra C/D

3:30pm PST

From EXIF to SPDX: How Persistent Metadata is Changing the World - Jonas Öberg, Free Software Foundation Europe
Through its history, free and open source software has come to rely on the recognition of individual contributions. Passing information about those contributions and their copyright through ChangeLogs, commit messages, version control history, DCOs or similar have become an imperfect reality. Where SPDX and the DCO seek to address the challenge of passing some source code metadata, they can be seen as manifestations of the need to establish provenance for source code contributions. Jonas Öberg will talk about why provenance for source code is so important for the community, and industry, how this relates to the XKCD comic series, and what we can and should do to help each other, and those wishing to adopt free and open source software.

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Jonas Öberg

Open Source Officer, Scania CV AB
Jonas Öberg is the Open Source Officer for Scania CV AB, putting open source in support of his childhood dream of making buses, trucks, marine engines and other things that go wroom-wroom. For 20 years, he has worked to develop the ecosystem of open source software, focusing on automation... Read More →

Tuesday February 14, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm PST
Grand Sierra C/D

4:50pm PST

OpenChain for Projects and SMEs - Jonas Öberg, Free Software Foundation Europe
The OpenChain Conformance Specification has since its launch in mid 2016 become a useful reference for businesses to show and put into practice compliance protocols for free and open source software licenses. Focusing on the internal processes and what the recommended practices are has been a useful way of leading businesses towards compliance not only with the licenses but with community practices. Jonas Öberg will talk about recent experiences he had with using OpenChain for free and open source projects. He will show what parts of OpenChain were relevant from a project perspective and how they were ultimately applied, as well as talking about what this means for the relations between free and open source software communities and industry at large.

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Jonas Öberg

Open Source Officer, Scania CV AB
Jonas Öberg is the Open Source Officer for Scania CV AB, putting open source in support of his childhood dream of making buses, trucks, marine engines and other things that go wroom-wroom. For 20 years, he has worked to develop the ecosystem of open source software, focusing on automation... Read More →

Tuesday February 14, 2017 4:50pm - 5:20pm PST
Grand Sierra C/D