AI_dev: Open Source GenAI & ML Summit Europe

Program Committee

A very special thank you to our 2024 Program Committee!

  • Matt White headshot

    Matt White is the Executive Director of the PyTorch Foundation and GM of AI at the Linux Foundation. He is also the Director of the Generative AI Commons, an open community initiative focused on advancing responsible generative AI under the LF AI & Data Foundation. Matt has nearly 30 years of experience in applied research and standards in AI and data in telecom, media and gaming industries. He began his career programming expert systems in the telecom industry and since 2012 has been focused on machine learning and research at the intersection of AI, simulations and multi-sensory learning. Matt is the Co-founder and Chair of the Open Metaverse Foundation at the Linux Foundation. He is also a Chair at the Metaverse Standards Forum and runs the Silicon Valley Generative AI paper reading group and is a co-organizer at the GenAI Collective.

  • Anni Lai headshot

    Anni Lai is passionate about Open Source and emerging technologies. Her current focus is Generative AI innovation and governance and holds positions of LF AI & Data board director representing the General Class members, Generative AI Commons Chair, and LF Europe Advisory board member. Prior to LF AI & Data, Anni also served on CNCF, OCI, LF Edge, Open Metaverse Foundation, OpenStack Foundation boards and committees and lead many community initiatives. 

  • Ofer Hermoni headshot

    Dr. Ofer Hermoni is a respected entrepreneur and a seasoned artificial intelligence and product professional. He has a track record of successfully leading startups in the patents and privacy domains. As a co-founder and the former elected chair of the Linux Foundation AI & Data, Ofer is recognized in the AI community for his significant contributions. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science and has secured over 60 patents in areas such as AI, networking, security, and blockchain, showcasing a blend of entrepreneurial acumen and technical expertise. Currently, Ofer chairs the Generative AI Commons’ Education & Outreach committee. Ofer is advising a range of companies, from startups to multinational corporations, on AI and Generative AI, Product Strategy and Implementation, Business Development, Intellectual Property, Go-To-Market Strategies, Fundraising, and more.

  • Ibrahim Haddad headshot

    Dr. Ibrahim Haddad is the Executive Director of the LF AI & Data Foundation . Throughout his career, Haddad has held technology and portfolio management roles at Ericsson Research, the Open Source Development Labs, Motorola, Palm, Hewlett-Packard, the Linux Foundation and Samsung Research. He writes and speaks on topics ranging from legal compliance to using open source as an R&D tool to drive collaboration and innovation. [@IbrahimAtLinux]

  • Vini Jaiswal headshot

    Vini Jaiswal is a recognized expert in AI and Data, acclaimed for her contributions to Apache Spark, MLflow, and Delta Lake. As the Chair of Technical Advisory Committee at Linux Foundation AI and data, Governing Board member, and contributor in open-source initiatives at Grace Hopper, Vini is instrumental in driving technological innovation, empowering developers, and shaping the future of data and AI. Through advisory roles and impactful tenures at Databricks and Citi, she provided solutions for navigating complex global policy landscapes and technology architectures for international organizations and academia.

  • Andreas Fehlner headshot

    Dr. Andreas Fehlner works as software engineer for artificial intelligence in pre-development with a focus on transferring ideas in the field of AI to working products at TRUMPF Laser. He is passionate about the goals of Open Source for AI. As an elected member of the ONNX (Open Neural Network Exchange) Steering Committee, he is committed to establishing this standard. He also represents ONNX within the Technical Advisory Council (TAC) of the LF AI & Data project. He also is one of the Chairs of the Trusted AI Committee of the LF AI & Data project. 

  • Vineeth Loganathan headshot

    I lead Machine Learning for ViralGains a MarTech startup based out of Boston. Previously, I held Data Science leadership positions are Airbnb, Microsoft, and Amazon. I have a Masters degree in Applied Mathematics from University of Washington, Seattle. In my spare time I make OSS contributions for LLM evaluations.

  • Sachin Varghese headshot

    Sachin Mathew Varghese is a Lead Engineer on the Generative AI Platform at Capital One. He is an open source advocate and has vast experience building software products in the machine learning and MLOps domain focused on model serving at scale, deployment optimizations, monitoring and management operations. Over the last decade, he has built AI solutions at technology organizations across Europe, India and the United States. He is also the lead at the Linux Foundation AI & Data GenAI Commons Applications workstream focused on promoting the adoption and advancement of secure, open and efficient GenAI architectures and applications.

  • Lucy Hyde headshot
    Lucy Hyde Senior Program Manager, The Linux Foundation
  • Andy Peng headshot

    Seasoned software builder and technology leader based in Seattle, Washington. Current research areas are on model serving and inference. Expertise in Open AI + Data, Containers & Virtualization. CNCF Ambassador at the Linux Foundation and Community Lead of Cloud Native Seattle. Packt tech advisory board. Guest lecturer at the University of Washington.  

    Managed, built, and scaled numerous tier-1 products, new initiatives, businesses, and teams across various technical domains. Include Amazon Bedrock, Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), AWS App Runner, AWS Fargate, Amazon Alexa, and Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS). 

    Public speaker and author. Actively lead cloud-native solutions adoption across organizations and engage in open-source projects like Kubernetes, Envoy, OpenTelemetry, gRPC, containerd, Firecracker, Kafka, and RocksDB.

    Serve as the program committees for esteemed global conferences: Open Source Summit, Open Source Summit GenAI & ML Summit, KubeCon and CloudNativeCon, Southern California Linux Expo, DockerCon. Homepage:

  • Angela Brown headshot

    Angela Brown manages The Linux Foundation’s global conferences, with responsibilities including market research, attendee and sponsorship acquisition, and event marketing and production. She has been producing and marketing events of all types and sizes for over 15 years, primarily in the IT sector. Angela started her career with Red Herring (fka Dasar, Inc.) in 1994, quickly taking over responsibility for the planning of their global IT conferences and C-level summits. Before coming to The Linux Foundation in 2007, she also produced conferences and events at the Sheraton LA Harbor Hotel and the Pan Pacific San Francisco, as well as for OpenDoor Events.