Open Source Summit North America

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Program Committee

A very special thank you to our Open Source Summit North America 2020 Program Committee!

  • Chris Aniszczyk VP, Developer Relations, The Linux Foundation and CTO, CNCF
  • Jono Bacon Founder, Jono Bacon Consulting
  • Lukas Bulwahn Software Safety Key Expert, LF ELISA Project & BMW
  • Donnie Berkholz VP, IT Service Delivery, CWT
  • Malini Bhandaru Open Source Lead for IoT & Edge, VMware
  • Divya Bhargov Engineering Director, Greenplum R&D, Pivotal Software
  • Dieu Cao Product Lead, Tanzu Application Service, VMware
  • Jerry Cooperstein Director of Training, The Linux Foundation
  • Jonathan Corbet Executive Editor,
  • Frédéric Desbiens Program Manager, IoT and Edge Computing, Eclipse Foundation
  • Jake Edge Editor,
  • Lee Elston Instructor / Course Maintainer, The Linux Foundation
  • Neville George Manager, Comcast
  • Kathy Giori EdTech Entrepreneur and Strategic Industry Advisor
  • Ibrahim Haddad Vice President of Strategic Programs, The Linux Foundation
  • Darren Hart Sr. Director, Open Source Technology Center, VMware
  • Maureen Helm Software Engineer, NXP Semiconductors
  • Dr. Ofer Hermoni Co-Founder, SybarIP & LF AI Technical Advisory Council Chairperson
  • Nicole Huesman Community & Developer Advocate, Intel Corporation
  • Starlord Founder, Zilliz
  • Sunil Kamath Director of Product Management, Microsoft
  • Greg is among a distinguished group of software developers who maintain Linux at the kernel level. In his role as Linux Foundation Fellow, he continues his work as the maintainer for the Linux stable kernel branch and a variety of subsystems while working in a fully neutral environment.

  • Shuah Khan Linux Fellow (serves on the Code of Conduct Committee), The Linux Foundation
  • Jessica Kim ED Ecosystem Development/ Lead, Huawei & LF AI Outreach Chair
  • Miranda LeBlanc Solutions Engineer, Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Sasha Levin Kernel Engineer, Microsoft
  • Joshua Lock Open Source Software Engineer, VMware
  • Yanjun Ma Director, Deep Learning Platform, Baidu
  • Dr. Michael Maximilien CTO, Cloud Advocacy, IBM
  • Dr. Michael Meskes President & CEO, Credativ
  • Ron Minnich Software Engineer, Google
  • Maggie Neterval Software Engineer, Google
  • Nicole Pappler Founder, AlektoMetis
  • Tim Pepper Open Source Software Engineer, VMware
  • Josephene Pynadath Product Designer, Pivotal
  • Tameika Reed Founder & CEO, Women in Linux
  • Steven Rostedt Open Source Engineer, VMware
  • Nithya A. Ruff is the Head of Comcast’s Open Source Program Office.  She is responsible for growing Open Source culture inside of Comcast and engagement with external communities. Nithya has been director-at-large on the Linux Foundation Board for the last 3 years and was recently elected to be Chair of the Linux Foundation Board. She looks forward to advancing the mission of the Linux Foundation around building sustainable ecosystems built on open collaboration to accelerate technology development and industry adoption. She has been a passionate advocate and a speaker for opening doors to new people in Open Source for many years. Nithya graduated with an MS in Computer Science from NDSU and an MBA from the University of Rochester, Simon Business School.   You can follow her on twitter @nithyaruff

  • Shilla Saebi Open Source Program Manager, Comcast
  • Laura Santamaria Developer Advocate, LogDNA
  • Timothy Serewicz Senior Technical Trainer, The Linux Foundation
  • Jason Smith Principal Engineer, UL LLC
  • Kate Stewart is a Senior Director of Strategic Programs, responsible for the Open Compliance programs encompassing the SPDX, FOSSology, OpenChain, and other compliance-related projects. Kate was one of the founders of SPDX, and is currently the specification lead. Since joining The Linux Foundation, she has also launched Real-Time Linux and Zephyr Project.

    With almost 30 years of experience in the software industry, she has held a variety of roles and worked as a developer in Canada, Australia, and the US and for the last 20 years has managed software development teams in the US, Canada, UK, India, and China. She received her Master’s in computer science from the University of Waterloo and her Bachelor’s of computer science (co-op program) from the University of Manitoba.

  • Christopher Temple Arm Germany GmbH
  • Theodore Ts’o Sr. Staff Engineer, Google
  • Jean-Marie Verdun Senior Strategist Open Platform, HPE
  • Behan Webster Principal Consultant, Converse in Code
  • Dr. Han Xiao Engineering Lead, Tencent AI Lab
  • Denise Yu Senior Software Engineer, GitHub
  • Elena Zannoni Sr. Engineering Director, Oracle
  • Zhipeng (Howard) Huang Principle Engineer, Huawei