The Linux Foundation Announces Keynote Speakers for Open Source Summit Japan + Automotive Linux Summit 2021

Developers, technologists, and community leaders from the open source ecosystem and automotive linux community will share insights on advancing open source technology development and driving innovation of embedded devices in the automotive arena.

SAN FRANCISCO, November 11, 2021 —  The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the keynote speakers for Open Source Summit Japan + Automotive Linux Summit 2021, taking place virtually December 14-15. One registration pass includes access to both events. The keynote speakers can be viewed here and the full schedule can be viewed here

Open Source Summit Japan provides a forum for developers, architects and other technologists – as well as open source community and industry leaders – to learn how to gain a competitive advantage by using innovative, open solutions and to collaborate for the advancement of the world’s largest shared technologies. Automotive Linux Summit connects the developer community driving the innovation in this area together with the vendors and users providing and using the code in order to drive the future of embedded devices in the automotive arena. 

Keynote speakers include:

  • Josh Aas, Executive Director of the Internet Security Research Group speaking on Prossimo and Let’s Encrypt
  • Brian Behlendorf, General Manager of the Open Source Security Foundation discussing efforts to secure open source software
  • Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux sharing on the state of open source and automotive
  • Dr. Ibrahim Haddad, Executive Director of LF AI + Data Foundation sharing on new projects and updates
  • Dr. Audrey Lee, Senior Director, Energy Strategy at Microsoft, and LF Energy Board Member, sharing how open source can help decarbonize power systems
  • Miguel Ojeda, Software Engineer and Rust for Linux Maintainer sharing updates
  • Kate Stewart, Vice President of Dependable Embedded Systems, The Linux Foundation sharing on SPDX and SBOMs
  • Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation discussing the state of open source and sharing on the latest Linux Foundation initiatives

Registration is US$50 and one registration pass provides access to both events. The events will be held in the Japan Standard Time Zone (UTC+09:00) and will be virtual, so all you will need is a computer and an internet connection.

Members of The Linux Foundation receive a 20 percent discount off registration and can contact to request a member discount code. 

Diversity & Need-Based Registration Scholarships
Applications for diversity and need-based scholarships are currently being accepted here. We place an emphasis on funding applicants who are from historically underrepresented or untapped groups and/or those of lower socioeconomic status.

Open Source Summit Japan + Automotive Linux Summit 2021 is made possible thanks to our sponsors, including Diamond Sponsor: Automotive Grade Linux, Platinum Sponsors: Cloud Native Computing Foundation and Fujitsu, and Gold Sponsors: Collabora, Hitachi, NEC, Red Hat and SODA Foundation. For information on becoming an event sponsor, click here or email us for more information and to speak to our team.

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Kristin O’Connell.

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The Linux Foundation