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Keynote Speakers

Cole Crawford
Cole Crawford
Open Compute Foundation

Cole is an industry-recognized leader on cloud and scale computing, and he has been involved with open source since 1992, working for OpenStack and Nebula and advising the Linux Foundation.

The Open Source Data Center: The Holy Grail of X Computing and Community Driven Innovation
Thursday May 30, 2013 - 9:45am - 10:15am

Did you know that X Rays are called X Rays because when they were discovered their nature was unknown, hence the X. Come join a discussion about the current state of the data center while we look to the future and how together we can do more.

Michael Day
Michael Day
IBM

Michael is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM focusing on Virtualization and Linux, having been engaged in OSS hypervisor development for more than 5 years, and directing IBM's KVM development efforts.

He has been programming computers since the mid-eighties and have contributed to several important computer technologies including early network operating systems (late 80'€™s to early 90'€™s), internet protocol design and security (mid-90'€™s), systems management (going back to pre-SNMP), security, and virtualization.

Linux and KVM as Cloud Generators
Wednesday May 29, 2013 - 10:15am - 10:45am

Join Michael as he discusses the technical, cultural, and economical factors that are behind Linux and KVM's domination in Cloud Computing, and what this has meant for the KVM project.

Fujitsu
Yoshiya Eto
Fujitsu

Yoshiya Eto is a director at Fujitsu and has been involved in operating systems at Fujitsu including development and development management of Fujitsu proprietary operating systems and Linux. For over ten years he has been leading Linux community engineers in Fujitsu and working with Linux community. This team is one of the biggest contributors to the Linux kernel and is continuously contributing patches to improve feature and stability of Linux for enterprise usage. In addition, Eto is also leading core engineering team for enterprise customer support through collaboration with distributor and community. This team has been providing highly reliable customer support to mission critical customers.

Open Source Development in Real Business
Thursday May 30, 2013 - 10:15am - 10:45am

For the last 10 years, Fujitsu has been practicing core technology development as a part of the open source community in their mission to provide optimized ICT platform technology for their customers. Why did Fujitsu choose open source technology and how can other companies take advantage of the benefits of open source in real world business environments?

Join Yoshiya Eto as he answers these questions and shares the secrets of successful core technology development using open source; including his unique perspective on management methodology and best practices that he learned while directing Fujitsu's Linux development team.

Dirk Hohndel
Dirk Hohndel
Intel

Dirk Hohndel has been an active developer and contributor in the Linux space since its earliest days. Among other roles, he worked as Chief Technology Officer of SuSE and as Vice President of The XFree86 Project, Inc. Dirk joined Intel in 2001. He works in the Software and Services Group and focuses on the technology direction of Intel's Open Source Technology Center and guides Intel's engagements in open source. He is an active contributor in many open source projects and organizations, various program committees and advisory boards. Dirk holds a Diploma in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Würzburg, Germany. He lives in Portland, OR. Dirk has spoken at a large number of events, including a number of Linux Foundation events, both in the US and Japan.

Linux: Where Are We Going
Thursday May 30, 2013 - 10:45am - 11:35am

Linux creator Linus Torvalds will take the stage with Intel’s Chief Linux and Open Source Technologies Dirk Hohndel to discuss the latest technical advancements in the kernel.

Kyle MacDonald
Kyle MacDonald
Canonical

Kyle MacDonald is Vice President of Cloud at Canonical.  He is responsible for strategy and execution of the Ubuntu Cloud business. Mr. MacDonald served as Chief Evangelist at Cloud.com, Inc.  He also served as Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at Hosting.com/Wachovia Capital Partners. Prior to this position, he held executive leadership positions at Sun Microsystems including leading the Web 2.0, Internet and next generation service providers sector at Sun Microsystems, acquired by Oracle in 2009. He served as Corporate Technologist for software and strategic technology at AMD, where he helped develop AMD's software strategy and key strategic alliances with companies such as IBM, BEA, Adobe, EMC and Symantec.

A World Without OpenStack and the OpenStack Community
Friday May 31, 2013 - 4:20pm - 4:50pm

Technologies come and go but OpenStack represents a combination of technologies along with a powerful community delivering what is required to build a next generation distributed system (or cloud). In this talk I will examine the impact of OpenStack on the computing landscape and what the world would be like without OpenStack. OpenStack is growing faster than any other open source project we have seen - but its important to understand the value it is really creating in new business modes, advanced technology and the rapid adoption by telcos, carriers and service providers.

Linus Torvalds
Linus Torvalds
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 science. His M.Sc. thesis was titled Linux: A Portable Operating System.

An avid computer programmer, Linus authored many gaming applications in his early years. After purchasing a personal computer with an Intel 386 CPU, he began using Minix, an Unix-inspired operating system created by Andrew Tanenbaum for use as a teaching tool. Torvalds started work on a new kernel, later to be named "Linux", in the fall of 1991 and after forming a team of volunteers to work on this new kernel, released V1.0 in the spring of 1994.

In 1996, Torvalds accepted an invitation to visit the California headquarters of Transmeta, a start-up company in the first stages of designing an energy saving central processing unit (CPU). Torvalds then accepted a position at Transmeta and moved to California with his family. Along with his work for Transmeta, Torvalds continued to oversee kernel development for Linux.

In 2003, Torvalds left Transmeta to focus exclusively on the Linux kernel, backed by the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a consortium formed by high-tech companies, which included IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, AMD, RedHat, Novell and many others. The purpose of the consortium was to promote Linux development. OSDL merged with The Free Standards Group in January 2007 to become The Linux Foundation. Torvalds remains the ultimate authority on what new code is incorporated into the standard Linux kernel.

Linux: Where Are We Going
Thursday May 30, 2013 - 10:45am - 11:35am

Linux creator Linus Torvalds will take the stage with Intel’s Chief Linux and Open Source Technologies Dirk Hohndel to discuss the latest technical advancements in the kernel.

Jon Corbet
Jon Corbet
LWN.net

Jonathan Corbet is a Linux kernel contributor, co-founder of LWN.net (and the author of its Kernel Page), and the lead author of Linux Device Drivers, Third Edition. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Linux Kernel Report
Friday May 31, 2013 - 5:00pm - 5:45pm

The Linux kernel is at the core of any Linux system; the performance and capabilities of the kernel will, in the end, place an upper bound on what the system as a whole can do. This talk will review recent events in the kernel development community, discuss the current state of the kernel and the challenges it faces, and look forward to how the kernel may address those challenges. Attendees of any technical ability should gain a better understanding of how the kernel got to its current state and what can be expected in the near future.

Terry Nakajima
Terry Nakajima
NEC

Terry Nakajima is Senior Manager in NEC Corporation of America, leading business strategy and engineering for NEC’s Software defined networking products. As a founding member of NEC ProgrammableFlow product line, he was instrumental in launching the world’s first production ready SDN product in Q2 2011. Prior to ProgrammableFlow, Terry led NEC's strategic corporate alliance for IT platform.  He also has over 10 years of experience in carrier optical network business. Terry holds a Master's degree (Quantum Engineering and Systems) and a Bachelor's degree (Nuclear Engineering), both from the University of Tokyo.

Introduction to OpenDaylight: An Open Source Community Around Software-Defined Networking
Wednesday May 29, 2013 - 9:45am - 10:15am

OpenDaylight, a newly formed OSS project around SDN, hosted by Linux Foundation unites technology industry leaders to establish the largest SDN open source project. It is designed to help accelerate the development of technology available to users and enable widespread adoption of Software-Defined Networking.

Come join us to learn about the community-led, industry-supported open source framework!

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