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Monday, September 11

9:00am PDT

Keynote: Opening Remarks - Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
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Jim Zemlin

Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
Jim'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... Read More →

Monday September 11, 2017 9:00am - 9:20am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 4-5

9:25am PDT

Keynote: Open Source Software as Activism - Christine Corbett Moran, NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, CALTECH
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Christine Corbett Moran

NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, CALTECH
Christine Corbett Moran is an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow (NSF AAPF) in the Theoretical AstroPhysics Including Relativity and Cosmology (TAPIR) group at CALTECH. She does research in computational astrophysics, high performance computing, and big data visualization... Read More →

Monday September 11, 2017 9:25am - 9:45am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 4-5

9:45am PDT

Keynote Lightning Talk: Human Enablement - Alan Clark, Director, Industry Initiatives, Emerging Standards and Open Source, SUSE

We recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of Linux; a major success in the progressive story of open source.  It is amazing to reflect on the drastic software, hardware and networking evolution over the last 2.5 decades.  At SUSE,  we have witnessed over the past 25 years, Business  change across all industries and use cases, thanks to the mass adoption of open source in general, and of Linux in particular.

And now we are at the root of an expanding explosion of innovation and technological ideas. Ideas that are turning into 100's of compelling open source projects. Is there a unifying driving force?  What is it that motivates business to change and for you and I to innovate new ideas and technological attainment?  Alan Clark, an experienced industry and corporate leader who has participated in open source for several years, will explore some ideas to provide thought on these questions in lightning time.

Alan is the current Board Chair for the Open Stack Foundation, is a board member for the openHPC and open Mainframe projects. Alan is a SUSE Director for Industry Initiatives, Emerging Standards and Open Source.

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Alan Clark

CTO Office, SUSE

Monday September 11, 2017 9:45am - 9:50am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 4-5

9:50am PDT

Keynote: A Conversation with Linux and Git Creator Linus Torvalds
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Jim Zemlin

Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
Jim'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... Read More →

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Linus Torvalds

Fellow, The Linux Foundation
Linus was born on December 28, 1969 in Helsinki, Finland. He enrolled at the University of Helsinki in 1988, graduating with a master's degree in computer science. His M.Sc. thesis was titled “Linux: A Portable Operating System” and was the genesis for what would become the most... Read More →

Monday September 11, 2017 9:50am - 10:15am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 4-5

10:20am PDT

Keynote: The Impact of the Ecosystem - Jono Bacon, Community/Developer Strategy Consultant and Author

Communities and ecosystems are the connective tissue between people and technology, and they are rising in significance. In this new keynote from Jono Bacon, leading community strategy consultant, author, and founder/chair of the Open Community Conference, he will provide an overview of this value of building communities and ecosystems, both the business value for an organization, the intrinsic value for participants, and how to approach to deliver solid results. He will also introduce the Open Community Conference, which launches at the Open Source Summit North America, and cover the goals of the conference, highlights, and how to make the most of the content.

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Jono Bacon

Founder, Jono Bacon Consulting
Jono Bacon is a leading community and collaboration speaker, author, and podcaster. He is the founder of Jono Bacon Consulting which provides community strategy/execution, workflow, and other services. He previously served as director of community at GitHub, Canonical, XPRIZE, and... Read More →

Monday September 11, 2017 10:20am - 10:30am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 4-5
Tuesday, September 12

9:00am PDT

Keynote: The Difference Between a Crowd and a Community - Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Actor, Founder and Director of HITRECORD

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, founder and director of the online collaborative production company HITRECORD, delivers a Keynote presentation with video elements, featuring his views on the evolution of the Internet as a collaborative medium, and key technological lessons learned since the Company’s launch 9 years ago.  The online entrepreneur discusses the three pillars of today’s Internet that he views as limiting to our ability to come together and be creative, and offers alternatives to collectively approach technology for a more productive and collaborative future.

These solutions are guided by principles Joseph has discovered organically over years of building, growing and directing the HITRECORD community. In this presentation, he explores both principles and solutions via an animated Keynote presentation, and a brief video example from the Company’s television show “HIT RECORD ON TV.”  This presentation shines a light on critical issues facing Internet culture today, and offers realistic solutions with a positive vision for the future of the Web.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Actor, Founder and Director of HITRECORD
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's acting career spans the last three decades, and ranges from television (3rd Rock From The Sun) to arthouse (Mysterious Skin, Brick) to multiplex (Inception, 500 Days Of Summer, Snowden). He made his feature screenwriting and directorial debut with Don Jon (Independent... Read More →

Tuesday September 12, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 4-5

9:35am PDT

Keynote: Harnessing Billions to Save Millions - Barry Baker, Vice President, Offering Management, IBM Z & LinuxONE, IBM & Shaun Frankson, Co-founder, The Plastic Bank

The world has problems that are daunting in their breadth and scale. Thankfully, we have code! Wait - what? Code can save the world? Hear from Barry Baker, VP at IBM, about new innovations that support applications on a massive scale, and see for yourself how Shaun Frankson, Chief Strategist for The Plastic Bank, will use billions of transactions to keep millions of pounds of plastic out of the ocean.

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Barry Baker

IBM Z & LinuxONE Vice President, Offering Management, IBM Z & LinuxONE
Barry Baker is the Vice President leading Offering & Product Management for IBM Z and LinuxONE.  This includes working across hardware and software development, sales, ecosystem and marketing to set the strategy and detailed direction and priorities to drive platform growth. Follow... Read More →
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Shaun Frankson

Co-founder, The Plastic Bank
Shaun Frankson is the co-founder of The Plastic Bank and project lead on a game changing Blockchain platform, in collaboration with IBM, designed to STOP Ocean plastic and reduce global poverty. He is commonly known as a modern day strategy guy and growth hacker. Shaun has made a... Read More →

Tuesday September 12, 2017 9:35am - 9:50am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 4-5

9:50am PDT

Keynote Lightning Talk: Openness in a Cloud Centric World - Aparna Sinha, Group Product Manager for Kubernetes and Container Engine, Google

Aparna Sinha leads the product team at Google for Kubernetes and Container Engine. She co-leads the Kubernetes Community PM Group which maintains the open source roadmap. She is also a participant in the CNCF Governing Board. Prior to Google, Aparna worked in enterprise software for 15+ years, and was Director of Product Management at NetApp. Aparna holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford and has several technical publications from her research. 

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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 →

Tuesday September 12, 2017 9:50am - 9:55am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 4-5

9:55am PDT

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 at Newsweek no longer existed. An idea hit: Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley, but now maybe he should get in on the action. 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 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

Author, Disrupted
I'm anxious to catch up with old friends and to make new ones. I'm very excited about the summit.

Tuesday September 12, 2017 9:55am - 10:15am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 4-5

10:20am PDT

Keynote: How Open Source Powers the Cloud to the Edge - Imad Sousou, Vice President and General Manager, Software & Services Group, Intel

As we move toward a world where everything is smart and connected, there is a massive flood of data. This considerable growth requires the data center to analyze and transform data at an unprecedented scale. These transformations are powered by an end-to-end infrastructure from the cloud and data center, the network, and the Internet of Things (IoT), and are bound together by connectivity. Imad Sousou, Vice President of the Software and Services Group, and General Manager Open Source Technology Center at Intel Corporation, will highlight how we connect devices to the cloud, how edge computing accelerates the digital transformation, and how other open source software supports our rapidly changing world.

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Imad Sousou

Corporate Vice President & General Manager, System Software Products, Intel Corporation
Imad Sousou is Corporate Vice President at Intel and General Manager of System Software. He is responsible for the company’s efforts in system firmware and BIOS, operating systems (Microsoft Windows, Linux, Google Chrome, and others), data-centric infrastructure system software... Read More →

Tuesday September 12, 2017 10:20am - 10:35am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 4-5

4:00pm PDT

Keynote: Re-Interpreting Open Source in a World where Computing is Closing - Zeynep Tufekci, Professor, New York TImes Writer, Author and Technosociologist
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Zeynep Tufekci

Professor, New York TImes Writer, Author and Technosociologist
Zeynep Tufekci is an associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an affiliate appointment at the Department of Sociology. She is also a faculty associate at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and... Read More →

Tuesday September 12, 2017 4:00pm - 4:20pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 4-5

4:25pm PDT

Keynote: Open Source & Cloud Application Platform: Our Learnings from a Developer-First Journey - Julia Liuson, Corporate Vice President, VS & .NET, Developer Division, Microsoft

Microsoft’s approach to open source in the cloud is about much more than just enabling key technologies. The multi-year journey to providing great Linux support for customers in the cloud has yielded significant learnings that are now applied across Microsoft’s platform from .NET Core to Azure, benefitting developers and meeting them where they are. Learn more about this approach and see first-hand a live demo of exciting new capabilities for open source developers in Julia’s keynote, come see us at booth #203 and join our breakout sessions to learn more!


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Julia Liuson

Corporate Vice President, VS & .NET in the Developer Division, Microsoft
Julia Liuson is Corporate Vice President of the Developer Division, overseeing software development for Visual Studio and .NET framework, including CLR, .NET x-plat effort, all programming languages, user interface, mobile and cloud development tools.Liuson joined Microsoft in 1992... Read More →

Tuesday September 12, 2017 4:25pm - 4:40pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 4-5

4:45pm PDT

Lightning Keynote: Bridging the Divide: Bringing Network and DevOps People Together to Build a Unified Cloud Native Future - Ed Warnicke, Principal Engineer, Cisco

Network and DevOps people have historically thought about the world in very different ways. But neither group can succeed independently of each other. Networks without workloads developed and deployed by DevOps teams are pointless. Applications without networking are uninteresting and border on being useless. And neither group really understands the depths of each other’s domain. And the results, so far, have been less than optimal for everyone. Ed will share thoughts on simple ways we can come together to build a better cloud native future –  together.

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Ed Warnicke

Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Cisco
Ed Warnicke is a Distinguished Consulting Engineer in the Chief Technology and Architecture Office (CTAO) office at Cisco Systems. He has been working for over a decade in many areas of networking and Open Source. He was the longest serving founding TSC member at OpenDaylight TSC... Read More →

Tuesday September 12, 2017 4:45pm - 4:50pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 4-5

4:55pm PDT

Keynote: Open-Sourced Inspiration - The Present and Future of Tech - AI - Tanmay Bakshi, Algorithm-ist & Cognitive Developer, Author and TEDx Speaker
In this session, Tanmay Bakshi, 13, talks about how he’s using cognitive and cloud computing to change the world, through his open-source initiatives, for instance, “The Cognitive Story”, meant to augment and amplify human capabilities; and “AskTanmay”, the world’s first Web-Based NLQA System, built using IBM Watson’s Cognitive Capabilities. His learning and sharing experience of 8 years in the fields of software and cognitive development, has taught him how to best utilize and apply AI in fields ranging from banking and finance to healthcare and medicine to music and chatbots.

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Tanmay Bakshi

Algorithm-ist & Cognitive Developer, Author and TEDx Speaker
Tanmay Bakshi, 13, Software & Cognitive Developer, Honorary IBM Cloud Advisor, and the author of “Hello Swift!”, shares his knowledge through YouTube at “Tanmay Teaches”, and is the host of the IBM Facebook Live Series, “Watson Made Simple with Tanmay”. He is on a mission... Read More →

Tuesday September 12, 2017 4:55pm - 5:15pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 4-5
Wednesday, September 13

9:00am PDT

Keynote: Cloud Native Updates - Chris Aniszczyk, COO, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
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Chris Aniszczyk

CTO, The Linux Foundation
Chris Aniszczyk is an open source executive and engineer with a passion for building a better world through open collaboration. He's currently a CTO at the Linux Foundation focused on developer relations and running the Open Container Initiative (OCI) / Cloud Native Computing Foundation... Read More →

Wednesday September 13, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 4-5

9:20am PDT

Keynote: Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products - Nir Eyal, Behavorial Designer and Bestselling Author
What makes some products so engaging while others flop? Nir Eyal explains the psychology behind the world’s most habit-forming technologies and provides practical advice for increasing user engagement.

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Nir Eyal

Behavioral Designer and Bestselling Author
Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.”Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of... Read More →

Wednesday September 13, 2017 9:20am - 9:40am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 4-5

9:45am PDT

Lightning Keynote: Containers, Culture & Community - Chris Wright, VP & Chief Technologist, Office of Technology, Red Hat
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Chris Wright

Senior Vice President & CTO, Red Hat
Chris Wright is senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) at Red Hat. Wright leads the Office of the CTO, which is responsible for incubating emerging technologies and developing forward-looking perspectives on innovations such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing... Read More →

Wednesday September 13, 2017 9:45am - 9:50am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 4-5

9:50am PDT

Keynote: Partnered Leadership - Bindi Belanger, Executive Program Director, Ticketmaster

Historically, there has been an industry-wide challenge in turning talented engineers into leadership “unicorns” (i.e. those who excel in vision setting, strategic planning, technology mastery, employee mentorship and motivation, team organization, project execution, communication and all other things that leaders should be). In her talk, Bindi will share her experiences at Ticketmaster and how “partnered leadership” has allowed the technology organization to enable strong functional leaders to drive innovation and increase speed to delivery while allowing each leader to focus on developing their unique talents.

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Bindi Belanger

Executive Program Director, Ticketmaster
Bindi Belanger is currently an Executive Program Director at Ticketmaster, based in Hollywood, CA. In her role, Bindi partners with leaders in Technical Operations and Engineering team to define strategy for new technology implementations and ensure successful delivery of key programs... Read More →

Wednesday September 13, 2017 9:50am - 10:10am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 4-5

10:15am PDT

Keynote: Open Source & Operational Excellence - Mark Cavage, Vice President of Software Development, Oracle
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Mark Cavage

VP, Software Development, Oracle
Mark Cavage is Vice President of development for Oracle’s Application Development portfolio, and previously held the role as CTO for Oracle’s IaaS offerings. Prior to joining Oracle, Mark was at Joyent, where he was the product visionary and lead engineer for the well-regarded... Read More →

Wednesday September 13, 2017 10:15am - 10:30am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 4-5