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Program Committee

A very special thank you to our entire Open Source Summit North America 2022 Program Committee!

  • Christine Abernathy Sr. Director, Open Source, F5
  • Haytham Abuelfutuh CTO, Union AI
  • Paul Albertella Consultant, Codethink
  • Chris Aniszczyk VP, Developer Relations, The Linux Foundation and CTO, CNCF
  • Stephen is a Black engineering director and leader in open source communities.

    He is Cisco’s first Head of Open Source, within the Emerging Technologies & Incubation division.

    For Kubernetes, he has co-founded transformational elements of the project, including the KEP (Kubernetes Enhancements Proposal) process, the Release Engineering subproject, and Working Group Naming. Stephen has also previously served as a chair for both SIG PM and SIG Azure.

    He continues his work in Kubernetes as a Chair for SIG Release, a Lead for WG Naming, and an owner of Enhancements subproject.

    Across the wider CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation) ecosystem, Stephen has the pleasure of being one of the Program Chairs for KubeCon / CloudNativeCon, the cloud native community’s flagship conference, a SIG Contributor Strategy Chair, and a maintainer for the Dex project.

    He is a prolific contributor to CNCF projects, amongst the top 25 (as of writing) code/content committers, all-time.

    In 2020, Stephen co-founded the Inclusive Naming Initiative, a cross-industry group dedicated to helping projects and companies make consistent, responsible choices to remove harmful language across codebases, standards, and documentation. He leads multiple workstreams here and maintains the initiative’s infrastructure.

    He has previously held positions at VMWare (via Heptio), Red Hat, and CoreOS.

    Stephen is based in New York City.

  • Jono Bacon OSS Event Chair & Founder, Jono Bacon Consulting
  • William Bartholomew Principal Security Strategist, Microsoft
  • Donnie Berkholz OSS Event Chair & SVP, Product Management, Percona
  • Dr. Malini Bhandaru is an Intel Sr. Principal Engineer working as a Cloud Native Architect. She has been involved with Open Source for over a decade as a developer, lead, and user on projects such as Kubeflow, Kubernetes, EdgeX Foundry, OpenStack, and OpenDaylight. She has worked on technologies spanning the Cloud, IoT/Edge, Machine Learning, Big Data, and Monitoring and Management to deliver solutions for autonomous driving, health care, telco, and early online systems. Her Intel career began with designing Xeon server power and performance features. Over her multi-decade career she has worked at startups and large corporations such as VMware, Nuance/Microsoft, eDocs/Oracle and GTE Labs/Verizon. She served as an EdgeX Foundry Security Work Group co-chair, serves on the Kubeflow 1.4 release team and co-authored the first edition of the OpenStack Security Guide. Malini holds over 20 patents, is a frequent conference speaker, and has served on the program committees of Open Source Summit and ONES. She has a Ph.D. in Machine Learning from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. Malini is a STEM coach, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion proponent, and a child advocacy volunteer. She enjoys gardening, travel, and movies. 

  • Tim Bird is a Principal Software Engineer for Sony Corporation, where he helps Sony improve the Linux kernel for use in Sony’s products. Tim is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Linux Foundation. Tim is active in technical projects related to embedded Linux testing and standards, and is the maintainer of the Fuego test system.  He created the Embedded Linux Conference, and has been working with Linux for over 25 years.

  • Josh Bressers Vice President of Security, Anchore
  • Peter Brink Principal Software Engineer, kVA by UL
  • Nigel Brown Senior Open Source Community Manager, VMware
  • Bob Callaway Tech Lead & Manager, Open Source Security Team, Google
  • Jerry Cooperstein Director of Training, The Linux Foundation
  • Jonathan Corbet Executive Editor,
  • Shane Coughlan OpenChain General Manager, The Linux Foundation
  • Priti Desai Software Engineer, IBM
  • Frédéric Desbiens Program Manager, IoT and Edge Computing, Eclipse Foundation
  • Clare Dillon Executive Director, InnerSource Commons
  • Jake Edge Journalist & Editor,
  • Eric Egan Technical Trainer, The Linux Foundation
  • Lee Elston Instructor / Course Maintainer, The Linux Foundation
  • Phil Estes Principal Engineer, Core Container Technology, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Julia Ferraioli Open Source Human, Open Source Stories
  • Dawn Foster Director of Open Source Community Strategy, OSPO, VMware
  • Emily Fox is a DevOps enthusiast, security unicorn, and advocate for Women in Technology. She promotes the cross-pollination of development and security practices. She has worked in security for over 12 years to drive a cultural change where security is unobstructive, natural, and accessible to everyone. Her technical interests include containerization, least privilege, automation, and promoting women in technology. She holds a BS in Information Systems and an MS in cybersecurity. A member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) and co-chair for KubeCon+CloudNativeCon China 2021, Europe 2022, and North America 2022, she is involved in a variety of open source communities.

    Guess what? Emily is NOT A DEVELOPER – She is a Security Engineer with lots of exposure to development and sustainment.

  • Dr. Allan Friedman Sr. Advisor & Strategist, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
  • Stephen Geary Director, Open Source, Wind River
  • Kathy Giori Director, Product Engineering, ZEDEDA
  • Jacquelyne Grindrod Senior Developer Advocate, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Darren Hart Distinguished Engineer, Ampere Computing
  • Maureen Helm Principal Software Engineer, Intel
  • A “jackie of all trades” (and mistress of being herself), Tracy is a Developer Advocate at Codefresh where she focuses on sharing her love of continuous delivery, the Argo Project, Anxiety Driven Development, and GitOps. When she isn’t leveling up her programming skills in Go or learning all she can about Argo, she likes baking, hanging with her pup, and reading mysteries. Tracy is active in the open source community, and prior to Codefresh, she worked at VMware and HashiCorp. She is a strong believer that open source is like gardening – pay attention to your conditions, and water only when needed.

  • Keqiu Hu Engineering Manager, LinkedIn
  • Stephen Jacobs Professor, School of Interactive Games and Media, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Ana Jiménez Santamaría OSS Event Chair & TODO Group OSPO Program Manager, The Linux Foundation
  • Rose Judge Sr. Open Source Engineer, VMware
  • Anna Jung ML Open Source Engineer, VMware
  • Jochen Kall Expert Engineer – Safety, ITK Engineering GmbH
  • Shuah Khan OSS Event Chair & Linux Fellow, The Linux Foundation
  • Yoshitake Kobayashi is the Senior Manager of The Open Source Technology Department at Toshiba Corporation. The team provides a Linux based system and related technologies such as Database and Web application frameworks for various Toshiba products. His research interests include operating systems, distributed systems, and dynamically reconfigurable systems. Additionally, he is the Chair of the Technical Steering Committee for the Civil Infrastructure Platform.

  • 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.

  • Jonathan Le Lous Field CTO, Cloud Native Infrastructure Tribe, Capgemini CIS
  • Sasha Levin Sr. Staff Software Engineer, Google
  • Kim Lewandowski Founder / Product, Chainguard, Inc
  • Georg Link Director of Sales, Bitergia
  • Reed Loden VP of Security, Teleport
  • Brandon Lum IBM
  • Lauren Maffeo Civic Tech Service Designer, Steampunk
  • Robert Martin Senior Software & Supply Chain Assurance Principal Engineer, MITRE Corporation
  • Dave Neary Director of Developer Relations, Ampere Computing
  • Renisha Nellums Engineering Manager,
  • Jeffrey Osier-Mixon Sr. Principal Community Architect, Red Hat
  • Nicole Pappler CTO & Founder, AlektoMetis
  • Thomas Petazzoni is the co-owner and CEO of Bootlin, an engineering company specialized in embedded Linux development and training. For the past 13+ years, Thomas has helped customers worldwide in their embedded Linux projects, by working on Linux kernel development, integration of embedded Linux BSPs, build systems as well as by teaching training courses on these topics. He has contributed to the Linux kernel and is one of the co-maintainers of Buildroot. Last but not least, Thomas is also a regular speaker at the Embedded Linux Conference.

  • Per Ploug OSPO Lead, Spotify
  • Richard Purdie Fellow, The Linux Foundation
  • Kuralamudhan Ramakrishnan Technical Lead, Intel Corporation
  • Nancy Rausch Senior Software Manager, SAS Institute
  • Xavier René-Corail Director of the GitHub Security Lab, GitHub
  • Christopher Robinson “CRob” Director of Security Communications, Product Assurance & Security, Intel Corporation
  • Steven Rostedt Software Engineer, Google
  • Frank Rowand ELC Chair & Senior Software Engineer, Sony
  • Gareth Rushgrove Vice President, Product Management, Snyk
  • Marta Rybczynska has a network security background and 15 years of experience in embedded development. She has been working with embedded operating systems like Linux and various real-time ones, system libraries and frameworks up to user interfaces. Her specialties are architecture-specific parts of the Linux kernel. In the past, Marta has served as Vice-President and treasurer for KDE e.V. She is the founder of Syslinbit, an Open Source focused company. Apart from that, she is involved in various Open Source projects. She is also contributing kernel-related guest articles for In addition to technical work, she is a public speaking trainer. She has experience with presentations on both scientific and free software conferences, including LinuxCon, Open Source Summit, Embedded Linux Conference, Akademy and FOSDEM.

  • Shilla Saebi Sr. Open Source Program Manager, Comcast
  • Laura Santamaria OSS Event Chair & Developer Advocate, Pulumi Corporation
  • Timothy Serewicz Training Program Director, The Linux Foundation
  • Gregory Shue Sr. Software/Firmware Engineer, Legrand North and Central America, LLC.
  • Stefano Stabellini Principal Engineer, AMD
  • 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.

  • Akihiro Suda Software Engineer, NTT
  • Ruth Suehle Director, Community Outreach, Open Source Program Office, Red Hat
  • Lin Sun Director of Open Source,
  • Theodore Ts’o Sr. Staff Engineer, Google
  • Behan Webster Principal Consultant, Converse in Code
  • Dr. David A. Wheeler is an expert on open source software (OSS) and on developing secure software. He is the Director of Open Source Supply Chain Security at the Linux Foundation and teaches a graduate course in developing secure software at George Mason University (GMU). Dr. Wheeler has a PhD in Information Technology, a Master’s in Computer Science, a certificate in Information Security, a certificate in Software Engineering, and a B.S. in Electronics Engineering, all from George Mason University (GMU). He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He lives in Northern Virginia.

  • Steve Winslow Counsel, Boston Technology Law
  • Ashley Wolf Open Source Program Manager, GitHub
  • Dr. Han Xiao Founder & CEO, Jina AI
  • Chris Xie Head of Open Source Strategy & BD, Futurewei Technologies
  • Elena Zannoni Sr. Engineering Director, Oracle