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Tuesday, February 14


Keynote: State of the Union - Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
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Jim Zemlin

Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
Jim Zemlin’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... Read More →

Tuesday February 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Grand Sierra Ballroom


Keynote: Security and Privacy in a Hyper-connected World - Bruce Schneier, Security Expert
We've created a world where information technology permeates our economies, social interactions, and intimate selves. The combination of mobile, cloud computing, the Internet Things, persistent computing, and autonomy are resulting in something different. This World-Sized Web promises great benefits, but is also vulnerable to a host of new threats. Threats from users, criminals, corporations, and governments. Threats that can now result in physical damage and even death. This talk looks back at what we've learned from past attempts to secure these systems, and forward at what technologies, laws, regulations, economic incentives, and social norms we need to secure them in the future.

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Bruce Schneier

Security Expert, IBM
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a "security guru" by the Economist. He is the author of 14 books -- including the New York Times best-seller Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World -- as well as hundreds... Read More →

Tuesday February 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:50am
Grand Sierra Ballroom


Keynote: Open Source: The Impossibilities Are Endless™ - William Hurley (aka ‘whurley’), Entrepreneur, Innovator & Author

Open source software has become a foundation of many of today's greatest statups and Fortune 500 companies alike. But open source is so much mire than software. From open collaboration to open governance to open innovation. Being open has strategic advantages no company should ignore. 

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William Hurley (aka whurley)

Entrepreneur, Author and Innovator
Creating software and systems designed to make people’s lives better is only part of what I’m about, though. It’s important to evangelize on these issues. I’ve spoken at The United Nations, ISoJ, SxSW, and multiple TEDx events, on topics from cyber security to the omnipresence... Read More →

Tuesday February 14, 2017 9:50am - 10:10am
Grand Sierra Ballroom



Keynote: Collaborative Project Updates: AGL, SPDX, FOSSology & OpenChain
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Dan Cauchy

Linux Foundation/Automotive Grade Linux
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Jilayne Lovejoy

Jilayne Lovejoy is a lawyer and community leader specializing in open source. She participates in various open source groups, leads the Software Package Data Exchange® (SPDX) legal team, and is the SPDX License List maintainer. Jilayne was also a founding member of the OpenChain... Read More →

Tuesday February 14, 2017 10:30am - 10:50am
Grand Sierra Ballroom
Wednesday, February 15


Keynote: A Conversation with Linus Torvalds
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Linus Torvalds

Fellow, The Linux Foundation
Linus Torvalds created the Linux kernel and oversaw open source development of the widely-used Linux operating system. Torvalds was born on December 28, 1969 in Helsinki, Finland. Torvalds enrolled at the University of Helsinki in 1988, graduating with a master's degree in computer... Read More →
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Jim Zemlin

Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
Jim Zemlin’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... Read More →

Wednesday February 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:25am
Grand Sierra Ballroom


Keynote: SDN and Open Source - Chris Rice, SVP of AT&T Labs, Domain 2.0 Architecture and Design, AT&T
Chris Rice will talk about AT&T’s network cloud vision and ECOMP, the infrastructure delivery platform that powers AT&T’s software-centric network. AT&T is working with the Linux Foundation to open source ECOMP and create a community where others contribute to the code and advance the platform, which will ultimately lead to widespread use of ECOMP. He will also provide an update on the company’s goal to virtualize 75% of its target network architecture by 2020, along with its corporate-wide skills transformation effort to equip employees for the shift to a software-defined infrastructure.

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Chris Rice

Chris Rice is senior vice president of AT&T Labs. He is responsible for delivering the architecture and design of Domain 2.0, the software-centric AT&T network. This transformation uses software-defined networking and network function virtualization to make AT&T’s network faster... Read More →

Wednesday February 15, 2017 9:25am - 9:45am
Grand Sierra Ballroom


Keynote: How Kubernetes Works: Community, Velocity and Contribution - Brian Grant, Principal Software Engineer & Aparna Sinha, Product Management Lead, Google
Kubernetes is a very successful project today, based on stars analysis it is in top 0.01% of all github projects. Why is it successful? The technology is part of it. But we think that what makes Kubernetes special and successful is it’s community. In this talk we will describe the organization and evolution of the Kubernetes community. How we organize technical decision making and overall project roadmap. What makes it possible to have an open and growing community. What ensures the quality and timeliness of our releases. Most importantly, mistakes we made and what learnt from them in the 2.5 years of rapid growth.

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Brian Grant

Principal Engineer, Google
Brian is the co-Technical Lead of Google Kubernetes Engine, former co-Chair of Kubernetes SIG Architecture, Kubernetes Steering Committee Emeritus, and CNCF Technical Oversight Committee member. His experience while technical lead of Google's internal container platform, Borg, motivated... Read More →
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Aparna Sinha

Group Product Manager for Kubernetes, Google
Aparna Sinha leads the product team for Kubernetes at Google. Her work is focused on transforming the way we work through technology innovation. Before Kubernetes, Aparna worked on the Android platform at Google. Prior to that she was Director of Product at NetApp where she led storage... Read More →

Wednesday February 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:05am
Grand Sierra Ballroom


Keynote: Project, Process, Product(ion) - Dirk Hohndel, VP, Chief Open Source Officer, VMWare
We are more than 25 years into a revolution. It feels almost strained to still call it that. Open source is the new normal. It is a key part of how technology companies work today. But with all the excitement about the 40+ million projects on GitHub and all the focus on Linux and OpenStack and some of the other cornerstone projects, one question that at times seems to get too little attention is the one about the process that gets a project into production. Few people still think that open source software simply is something “free” (as in dollars) that they can run their production workloads on. But what does that actually mean? So, you have this open source project, it does exactly (or almost exactly) what you need for your production environment, what happens now? Or you run an open source project and want take it to the point where it is production-ready.

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Dirk Hohndel

Chief Open Source Officer & Vice President, VMware
Dirk Hohndel is VMware’s Chief Open Source Officer. He leads the company’s Open Source Program Office, directing the efforts and strategy around use of and contribution to open source projects and driving common values and processes across the company for VMware’s interaction... Read More →

Wednesday February 15, 2017 10:05am - 10:25am
Grand Sierra Ballroom


Keynote: Crossing the River by Feeling the Stones - Simon Wardley, Researcher, Leading Edge Forum

Deng Xiaoping once described managing the economy as crossing the river by feeling the stones—in other words have a direction but be adaptive. But in a world of constant change, how do you determine the right thing to do? Which pebble to tread on? How do you understand where you’re going and where you need to go? How do you know if your strategy is right? Is there even such a thing?

Simon Wardley examines the issue of situational awareness and explains how it applies to the world of open source. Using examples from government and the commercial world, we explore how you can map your environment, identify opportunities to exploit, and learn to play the game. 

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Simon Wardley

Researcher, Leading Edge Forum
Simon Wardley is a researcher for Leading Edge Forum (LEF), a global research and advisory programme dedicated to helping large organisations reimagine their structure and leadership for a tech-driven future. Simon’s focus is on strategic play, both at an industrial and global level... Read More →

Wednesday February 15, 2017 11:15am - 11:35am
Grand Sierra Ballroom


Keynote: Building and Motivating Engineering Teams - Camille Fournier, Senior Thinker and Raconteur
Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen some big changes in the marketplace for engineers. There are far more startups competing for talent, and established companies beyond the tech world have realized the value of having strong engineering teams. We’ve also seen an increase in the supply of engineers who are looking for jobs. Between students realizing the value of a tech degree, people changing careers, and bootcamps rapidly churning out graduates, the mix of types of people who write software has changed. Most of the people I knew writing software in 2007 had tech or tech-adjacent (math, physics) degrees. These days many teams have a mix of those with tech degrees, those who have switched careers into technology, and even some without degrees at all/

All of this is to say, playing to 2007 nerd stereotypes is not always a good way to build an engineering team in 2017. What DO engineers want? I believe that you have 3 important axes to play with: money, purpose, and respect. Depending on your company, you can lean more on one to cover problems with the others, but you have to find your balance.

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Camille Fournier

Entrepreneur, Independent
Camille is the former CTO of Rent the Runway, where she led the engineering team until late 2015. She is currently pursuing startup ideas, running seminars on engineering leadership, speaking, and writing. Her upcoming book, "The Manager's Path," will be published by O'Reilly in early... Read More →

Wednesday February 15, 2017 11:35am - 11:55am
Grand Sierra Ballroom


Keynote: Collaborative Project Updates: Hyperledger, ONF, OCI, Node.js, OPNFV & JS Foundation
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Chris Aniszczyk

CTO, Linux Foundation (CNCF)
Chris Aniszczyk is an engineer by trade with a passion for open source and building communities. At Twitter, he created their open source program and led their open source efforts. For many years he served on the Eclipse Foundation's Board of Directors representing the committer community... Read More →
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Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation
Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director for Hyperledger. Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation... Read More →
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Jill Lovato

PR, Linux Foundation
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Mikeal Rogers

Communication Manager of the Node.js Foundation, Linux Foundation
Mikeal Rogers is the Community Manager of the Node.js Foundation. He has been heavily involved in Node.js and JavaScript and is the creator of request. He has been a keynote speaker at Node.js Interactive, WebRebels, LXJS, NodeConf EU, JSConf Asia, FullStackFest and has spoken at... Read More →
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Bill Snow

VP of Engineering, Open Networking Lab

Wednesday February 15, 2017 11:55am - 12:40pm
Grand Sierra Ballroom
Thursday, February 16


Keynote: Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble - Dan Lyons, Fortune Columnist & Author

For twenty-five years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer at the top of his profession -- until one Friday morning he received a phone call and learned that his job no longer existed. Then an idea hit: Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? HubSpot, a hot startup in Boston, offered Dan a pile of stock options and the chance to pursue his start-up dream. What could go wrong? In a word, everything. In this talk Dan tells the uproarious tale of his less-than-triumphant attempt to start a new career in his fifties -- and shares a few thoughts about what's gone wrong with the tech industry during the second dotcom bubble.

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Dan Lyons

Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble, Fortune Columnist
Dan Lyons’s latest book, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble, became an instant New York Timesbest-seller when it was published in April 2016. The Los Angeles Times called it “the best book about Silicon Valley today.”Dan writes a monthly column for Fortune magazine... Read More →

Thursday February 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:20am
Grand Sierra Ballroom


Keynote: Linux and Open Source Software: Applying the Learnings of the Past to the Future - Al Gillen, Group Vice President, Software Development and Open Source, IDC

This presentation will take a look at historical IDC data showing the growth and adoption of Linux, and will use that data along with more recent research to illustrate how the much larger portfolio of open source software will likely progress and see widespread adoption going forward.

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Al Gillen

Analyst, IDC
As Group Vice President, Software Development and Open Source, Al Gillen oversees IDC's software development research portfolio. Research disciplines in this group include developer research covering census, demographics and developer activities; platform and cloud application services... Read More →

Thursday February 16, 2017 9:20am - 9:40am
Grand Sierra Ballroom


Keynote: How Cross-Foundation Collaboration is a Win for Open Source - Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation
The newly announced Open Service Broker API is a collaboration between Cloud Foundry Foundation and Cloud Native Computing Foundation, based on a shared vision of the simplest, most elegant solution for developers, ISVs and SaaS vendors. This type of collaborative project helps to expand the ecosystem, enriches the developer experience and exemplifies the collaborative, forward-looking ideology of open source.

In this keynote address, Abby Kearns will take us through the original implementation of the API, the revelation of its v2 iteration and how the excitement in the Cloud Foundry community and subsequent proliferation of service broker implementations spearheaded large cloud providers (such as Google, Microsoft) to expose native platform capabilities via the API. Due to the exploding interest in integration with Cloud Foundry and adoption of the Service Broker API, the Foundation created this cross-foundation working group to leverage this technology to benefit the industry as a whole.

In the spirit of open source, the Cloud Foundry Foundation has worked in conjunction with multiple organizations to reach as many developers as possible in a benevolently expanding ecosystem. This is the best-possible use case for the proliferation of foundations in the past 24 months. These organizations exist to collaborate and solve the technology industry’s hardest problems.  

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Abby Kearns

Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation
Abby is a true tech veteran, with an 18 year career spanning product marketing, product management and consulting at a mix of Fortune 500 and startup companies. As the first fellow at Cloud Foundry Foundation and VP of Strategy, Abby was responsible for structuring and executing operational... Read More →

Thursday February 16, 2017 9:40am - 10:00am
Grand Sierra Ballroom


Keynote: Creative Approaches To Diversity - Katharina Borchert, Chief Innovation Officer, Mozilla

Diversity as survival strategy: we need to be deliberate about it, and create space for the coming wave of hackers and entrepreneurs

If the open source movement of 20 years ago was about “taking down big software”, it gave rise to “big Internet” and much of the hacker culture we still see today.

It’s important to think about who was able to participate in open source in this period: overwhelmingly white middle class men in their mid 20s with decent access to required technology and few other commitments. This had implications for the overall culture of the movement. To this day, diversity and inclusion are down.

We take two approaches to this problem: we need to be deliberate about community norms. You don’t have to concern yourself with the morality of diversity to think that managing communications to keep people engaged in your project is good business. A great example is the FOSS Heartbeat project. Secondly, we need to create spaces for the hackers of the future. They are not going to look like us, and they will reject rules imposed by us. 

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Katharina Borchert

Chief Open Innovation Officer, Mozilla, Mozilla
As Mozilla’s Chief Open Innovation Officer, Katharina Bochert serves as the senior executive broadly responsible for open innovation, in terms of our community management, participation systems, and non-commercial partnerships with organizations to advance product, technology and... Read More →

Thursday February 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:20am
Grand Sierra Ballroom


Keynote: Collaborative Project Updates: ODP, CNCF, OpenSwitch & CII
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Neela Jacques

Executive Director, OpenDaylight Project
A 20-year veteran of the tech industry, Neela Jacques brings a wealth of business, product and open source experience to his role at OpenDaylight executive director. He has taken OpenDaylight from a nascent project to a vibrant, growing open source community quickly becoming the de... Read More →
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Dan Kohn

General Manager, Linux Foundation Public Health (LFPH)
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Nicko van Someren

CTO, Linux Foundation
Nicko is The Linux Foundation’s chief technology officer focused on the Core Infrastructure Initiative and other security-focused efforts at the organization. He has extensive experience across the security and networking industries. Most recently, he was the chief technology officer... Read More →
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Glenn Sullivan

Co-founder, SnapRoute
Glenn Sullivan co-founded SnapRoute in August 2015, where he is responsible for product direction by advocating for the end-user. Glenn’s experience as an operator of hyperscale data center networks, along with a strong background of technical support gives him a unique skill set... Read More →

Thursday February 16, 2017 10:20am - 10:40am
Grand Sierra Ballroom