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Featured Keynote Speakers
Executive Director, The Linux FoundationJim's career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing and open source software. Today, as executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses this experience to accelerate innovation in technology through the use of open source and Linux. At The Linux Foundation, Jim works with the world’s largest technology companies, including IBM, Intel, Google, Samsung, Qualcomm, and others to help define the future of computing on the server, in the cloud, and on a variety of new mobile computing devices. His work at the vendor-neutral Linux Foundation gives him a unique and aggregate perspective on the global technology industry. Jim has been recognized for his insights on the changing economics of the technology industry. His writing has appeared in Businessweek, Wired, and other top technology journals, and he is a regular keynote speaker at industry events. He advises a variety of startups, including Splashtop, and sits on the boards of the Global Economic Symposium, Open Source For America, and Chinese Open Source Promotion Union.
Dr. Junlan Feng
General Manager of the AI and Intelligent Operation R&D Center & Chief Scientist, China MobileJunlan Feng, Chief Scientist at China Mobile General Manager of AI and Intelligent Operation R&D Center. Dr. Feng has led R&D of China Mobile on artificial intelligence and big data since September 2013. She had been the architect of IBM Big Data from January 2013.1 to August 2013 and a principal researcher at AT&T Labs Research from August 2001 to January 2013. Dr. Feng received her Ph.D. on Speech Recognition in 2001 from Chinese Academy of Sciences. She is an IEEE senior member, an IEEE speech and language committee member and IEEE industry committee member. She is a reviewer for major data mining, speech, and natural language international conferences and journals. She has chaired and organized multiple conferences in these fields. Dr. Feng has over 50 professional publications and has been granted 33 U.S and international patents.
Executive Director, Open Networking FoundationGuru Parulkar is Executive Director of ONF and ON.Lab, and Executive Director of Stanford Platform Lab, and Consulting Professor of EE at Stanford University. Guru has been in the field of networking for over 25 years. He joined Stanford in 2007 as Executive Director of its Clean Slate Internet Design Program. At Stanford Guru helped create three programs: OpenFlow / Software-Defined Networking, Programmable Open Mobile Internet 2020, and Stanford Experimental Data Center Laboratory.
Managing Partner and President, Digital and Technology Solutions, KPMG CanadaArmughan Ahmad is a technology executive with 23 years of experience delivering digital and technology solutions globally by building diverse teams that digitally engineer business functions and deliver client outcomes across all industry segments with next-generation technology solutions. Armughan is a passionate driver of digital economy and a dot connector transforming industries by bringing together a complete eco-system of government policies, start-ups, technology alliances, research and academic next-generation talent to commercialize offers that advance human and machine collaboration in the 4th industrial revolution. Armughan has delivered award-winning innovative Cloud, Data, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Mobility and Security solutions aligned to clients' front, middle and back office business functions across North American, European and Asian markets. He has worked at and collaborated with $10M start-up’s to large $100bn plus corporations always with a vision to help clients deliver new and improved customer experiences across finance, manufacturing, retail, telecom, energy, public sector and SME industry verticals. Prior to joining KPMG Armughan served as the Global Senior Vice President & General Manager at Dell EMC leading their solutions, cloud and alliances business. He previously held executive positions at Hewlett Packard and 3Com building world-class teams that are powering the Fortune 500 and commercial industries. Armughan advises numerous start-ups and scale-up companies, he also serves on non-profit boards as a passionate promoter of girls education in STEM, mental health and refugee resettlement programs.
Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Network Platforms Group, Intel CorporationSandra L. Rivera is senior vice president and general manager of the Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for the Intel business group charged with providing innovative technology and solutions to the networking industry. She is also Intel’s 5G executive sponsor and is responsible for guiding Intel’s strategy, commitments and deliverables for 5G. Rivera leads a global organization of over 2,500 employees to drive the transformation of network infrastructure to Intel-based solutions. This is one of the Data Center Group’s fastest-growing businesses, enabling Intel to become a market leader for network logic silicon, an annual $20 billion market segment. Rivera joined Intel in 2000 as a marketing director after the acquisition of Dialogic Corp. Before joining Intel, Rivera co-founded and served as president of The CTI Authority, and served as president of the computer telephony division at Catalyst Telecom. Rivera holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. She sits on the governing board of the Linux Foundation Networking project, and is a member of the Intel Hispanic Leadership Council.
Vice President, Data Center Group & Chief Technology Officer, Network Platforms Group, IntelRajesh Gadiyar is a Vice President in the Data Center Group (DCG) as well as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Network Platforms Group (NPG) at Intel. He leads the Architecture & Systems Engineering organization within the NPG. His focus is on the delivery of scalable and efficient architectures for next-generation communications platforms. He leads these efforts in order to accelerate Network Function Virtualization (NFV) including 5G infrastructure, Multi-Access Edge Cloud and AI in Networking. Gadiyar joined Intel in 2000, and has held several positions in engineering, professional services, strategic planning and architecture. Prior to joining Intel, he led various engineering teams at Trillium Digital Systems and Wipro Ltd. He represents Intel in standards committees such as the ATIS Technology and Operations (TOPS) council and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). He holds the position of the Technical Advisory Committee member for Linux Foundation Networking (LFN) and the Technical Steering Committee for Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) initiative under the Linux Foundation. He is also a regular speaker at industry events and forums. Gadiyar has a B.S. in Electronics and Telecommunications engineering from National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.
President, AT&T Labs & Chief Technology Officer, AT&TAndre oversees the global technology direction for AT&T. This includes network planning, the company’s innovation road map, AT&T Labs, AT&T Foundry, and the intellectual property organization. His responsibilities include spearheading the design of the company’s next-generation 5G wireless infrastructure and software-defined networking (SDN) initiative. He’s also heavily involved in AT&T’s push into open source software and other open standards, and engagement and collaboration with the broader developer community.