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Chief Strategy Officer, HuaweiBryan Che is Chief Strategy Officer at Huawei. In this capacity, Bryan is responsible for leading Huawei’s strategy across its businesses and portfolio, which spans mobile and consumer electronics, telecommunications, and cloud/enterprise IT. Bryan has tremendous experience building new enterprise businesses and open source technologies. Prior to Huawei, Bryan spent over 15 years at Red Hat, where he was the general manager of their cloud business and also led overall product strategy across the company. As an American expat employed in China who has traveled 3 million miles to over 40 countries, Bryan has worked extensively with many customers and partners around the world. Bryan graduated with his Bachelors and Masters degrees in computer science from MIT.
Vice President R&D, VMwareCraig was the founder and CEO of Heptio, a startup recently acquired by VMware. Before that he worked at Google where he was a founder of Kubernetes, supported the bootstrapping of the Cloud Native Computing foundation, and was the initial product lead for Google Compute Engine.
Dr. Rumman Chowdhury
Global Lead for Responsible AI, Accenture Applied IntelligenceRumman Chowdhury’s passion lies at the intersection of artificial intelligence and humanity. She holds degrees in quantitative social science and has been a practicing data scientist and AI developer since 2013. She is currently the Global Lead for Responsible AI at Accenture Applied Intelligence, where she works with C-suite clients to create cutting-edge technical solutions for ethical, explainable and transparent AI. In her work as Accenture’s Responsible AI lead, she led the design of the Fairness Tool, a first-in-industry algorithmic tool to identify and mitigate bias in AI systems. The Fairness Tool has been utilized successfully at Accenture clients around the world. Dr. Chowdhury co-authored a Harvard Business Review piece on the tool. Rumman has been featured in international media, including the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, MIT Technology Review, BBC, Axios, Cheddar TV, CRN, The Verge, Fast Company, Quartz, Corrierre Della Serra, Optio, Australian Broadcasting Channel and Nikkei Business Times. She is a TedX speaker, a Forbes Tech contributing author and has been named by InformationWeek as one of 10 influential AI and machine learning experts to follow on Twitter. She was also named one of BBC’s 100 Women for 2017, recognized as one of the Bay Area’s top 40 under 40, and honoured to be inducted to the British Royal Society of the Arts (RSA). She has also been named by Forbes as one of Five Who are Shaping AI. Rumman serves as co-chair of the RSA’s Citizen AI Jury and actively participates in IEEE standards committees, the Partnership on AI, as an advisor to the UK House of Lords Parliamentary group on AI, and other global AI and ethics organizations. She has presented at multiple international governing bodies, including the United Nations, the OECD and the UK Parliament.
Senior Adviser to the President, The World Bank GroupEdward Hsu is currently Senior Adviser to the President at the World Bank Group. Edward’s responsibilities include advising the President on private sector issues, coordinating the World Bank Group’s approach to disruptive technology, and managing relationships with strategic technology partners. Edward’s past experience includes: Chief of Staff to World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim; Assistant to World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick; Principal Investment Officer at International Finance Corporation; JP Morgan’s Global Health Investment Banking; and Banca Commerciale Italiana’s Leveraged Finance team. Edward has an M.B.A from Columbia University’s Business School, an M.P.A. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and a B.A. from Yale University.
Vice President of Information Security, NetflixJason leads the teams at Netflix responsible for corporate infosec, product and application security, privacy engineering, security operations, infrastructure, and incident response. Prior to joining Netflix, he led the information security team at VMware. He spent most of his earlier career in security consulting for firms such as @stake and iSEC Partners.
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.
Standards Liaison, BocoupJory Burson is the COO of Bocoup, the open source tech consultancy working on web platform standards and performance. Day-to-day at Bocoup, she guides the company's strategic planning process, medium-term development of new initiatives, and business operations. Jory also founded Bocoup Education, where she enjoys collaborating with people to create unique content and high-quality training resources for the Open Web. She has contributed to open source projects such as jQuery, Grunt and Johnny-Five; and is an active participant in web standards and open source development, serving on boards, committees, and working groups for the JS Foundation, Ecma International, and the W3C. Jory is most excited about researching and improving the web technology standards process, and about creating positive social changes to improve quality of life for open source developers. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family in Boston and making art. She can be found on GitHub and Twitter at @jorydotcom. Previously, Jory has spoken at Node Day Toronto, Node.js Interactive, and JSConfUS, and has been featured in Always Forward and The Web Platform podcast.
Founder and General Partner, OSS CapitalJoseph Jacks is the Founder and General Partner of OSS Capital. He is based in San Francisco and leads the US investing arm as well as global investment strategies. Joseph is also the Co-Founder of Aljabr. Previously, Joseph was an EIR at Quantum Corporation in support of the Rook project which was subsequently donated to the CNCF (its first storage project) where he has also been involved (at the board level, in various committees and as an advisor) since inception. Joseph also founded KubeCon (now also run by the Linux Foundation's CNCF) while also building Kismatic, the first enterprise-focused commercial Kubernetes company (acquired by Apprenda). Over the preceding several years, Joseph worked at Mesosphere, Enstratius (acquired by Dell Software), TIBCO Software and Talend.
Product Manager, GoogleKim is a product manager on the Google Cloud DevOps team. In this role, she’s passionate about making developers’ lives easier as their code travels to production. Previously, she worked on the Google Serverless team and launched several Google Cloud Platform products. Prior to joining Google, Kim wrote code for the world’s most powerful laser at a nuclear research lab, and also worked at a number of startups including her own. Kim has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer science from Florida State University.
Creator of Jenkins and CTO, CloudBeesKohsuke is the creator of Jenkins. He is a well-respected developer and popular speaker at industry and Jenkins community events. He is often asked to speak about his experience and approach in creating Jenkins; a continuous delivery platform that has become a widely adopted and successful community-driven open source project. The principles behind the Jenkins community - extensibility, inclusiveness, low barriers to participation - have been the keys to its success. Kawaguchi’s sensibilities in creating Jenkins and his deep understanding of how to translate its capabilities into usable software have also had a major impact on CloudBees’ strategy as a company. Before joining CloudBees, Kawaguchi was with Sun Microsystems and Oracle, where he worked on a variety of projects and initiated the open source work that led to Jenkins.
Co-Creator of GraphQL
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Western DigitalMartin Fink joined Western Digital as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in January 2017. In this role, Fink leads the company’s technology innovation agenda as Western Digital continues to transform its business and expand its capabilities and technology portfolio. Prior to joining Western Digital, Fink most recently served as Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President and Director of Hewlett Packard Labs at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company, and served as CTO and EVP of HP, Inc, overseeing HP Labs, the company’s advanced research center. In his 30-year career at Hewlett-Packard Company and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company, Fink worked in a wide range of roles, including General Manager of HP Cloud and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Business Critical Systems and Converged Application Systems. He has been a board member of Hortonworks, Inc. since July 2014, and a board member of Wild Beer Co., since February 2016. Fink holds an associate’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Loyalist College and an M.B.A. from Colorado State University.
Vice President of Advanced Technology and Systems, AT&TDr. Mazin Gilbert is the Vice President of Advanced Technology at AT&T Labs. He leads AT&T’s research and advanced technology of its software-defined network. In this role, Mazin oversees advancements in networking and IP network management, big data, video technologies, artificial intelligence, information systems and visualization, algorithms and optimization, and scalable, reliable software platforms. Mazin was previously the Assistant Vice President of Intelligence Services and Platform Research, where he and his team were responsible for using AT&T’s data and machine learning capabilities to build services that can transform the way we do things today. Mazin holds 163 U.S. patents in communication and multimedia processing and has published over 100 technical papers in human-machine communication. He is the author of the book titled, “Artificial Neural Networks for Speech Analysis/Synthesis.” With more than three decades of experience under his belt, Mazin has worked in the industry at AT&T Labs and previously Bell Labs, BBC and British Telecom. He’s also worked in academia at Rutgers University, Princeton University and Liverpool University. He became an IEEE Fellow in 2012. Mazin earned a bachelor’s and a doctoral degree, with first-class honors, in electrical engineering from the University of Liverpool. He also earned an MBA for Executives from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania. Outside of his technology career, Mazin is an entrepreneur owning six limited liability companies specializing in commercial and residential real estate and the dental industry. He also serves on a number of industrial boards including the International Computer Science Institute. In his free time, Mazin loves to spend time with his daughters and is an avid runner.
Developer Advocate, GoogleMyles Borins is a developer, musician, artist, and maker. He works for Google as a developer advocate serving the Node.js ecosystem. He graduated with a Master of Music Science and Technology from c.c.r.m.a. Myles cares about the open web and healthy communities.
Fellow at Uber AI Labs, Co-creator of Pyro and Associate Professor, Stanford UniversityNoah Goodman is a fellow at Uber AI Labs and an Associate Professor of Psychology and Computer Science at Stanford University.
Vice President of Security Solutions Delivery, ComcastRuchi Bhargava is Vice President, Security Solutions Delivery for Comcast. Her responsibilities include the function of Business Information Security Officers, Cloud Security and, Mergers & Acquisition due diligence practice for Comcast Cable. Ruchi joined Comcast from Intel Corporation, where she held leadership roles like Director of Data Center Open Source Software development, IT product owner of Hybrid Cloud and Country Manager of Intel Malaysia IT. Her experience at Intel covered Open Source Software Development, Manufacturing Computing Engineering and Operations, Supply Chain IT, several fab and assembly/test factory startups, and factory automation application development. Ruchi holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Delhi University (Delhi College of Engineering)
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, GitLabSid saw the first ruby code in 2007 and loved it so much he learned to program and made this his profession. Before that he was engaged in various businesses, from selling programmable infrared receivers to starting a recreational submarine company. He is always looking to publicly document an answer or to make a process more efficient. He was never good at sports but tries to make it up in quantity by hiking, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, speed skating, dancing Zouk, squashing, and running. He loves participating in conversations on Hacker News, and reading Marc Andreessen's tweets (now that Marc stopped this greatly increased his productivity).
Director of Open Source Community, CloudBeesTracy Miranda is director of open source community at CloudBees, where she works closely with the Jenkins & Jenkins X communities. A developer and open source veteran, Tracy is on the board of directors for the Eclipse Foundation. Tracy has a background in electronics system design and holds patents for her work on processor architectures. She writes for JAXenter.com and Opensource.com on tech, open source, and diversity. Tracy is a regular conference speaker, most recently having spoken at VelocityConf London & JAX London. https://tracymiranda.com/speaking/