The technical conference for professional open source.
Open Source Summit North America is the leading conference for developers, architects and other technologists – as well as open source community and industry leaders – to collaborate, share information, learn about the latest technologies and gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions. Over 2,000 will gather for OSSNA in 2018. Learn More
TELUSSana Tariq is a member of TELUS team acting as senior architect for E2E Service Orchestration. Sana earned her doctoral degree in Computer Science specializing in optical communications, cloud computing, network functions virtualization and Software Defined Networking (SDNs) from University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL in 2014. Before joining TELUS, Sana has worked in multiple service provider networks including Telenor and T-Mobile USA for over 7 years. Sana has been among the leading team for T-Mobile NFV/SDN initiative for IMS core network architecture. Presented T-Mobile NFV/SDN vision to management and worked on launching numerous T-Mobile IMS services. At TELUS communications Inc., Sana is currently leading architecture and long-term roadmap of E2E Service Orchestration platform. She is also leading the initiative to optimize cloud resources through AI driven orchestration closed loop and evaluating multiple AI and machine learning algorithms and approaches.
FastlyWindow Snyder is a security industry veteran and Chief Security Officer at Fastly. She previously spent five years at Apple working on security and privacy strategy and features for OS X and iOS. Earlier roles include Chief Security Something-or-Other at Mozilla responsible for security engineering, communication, and strategy and a founding team member at Matasano, a security services and product company based in New York City, acquired by NCC Group in 2012. As a senior security strategist at Microsoft in the Security Engineering and Communications organization, she managed the relationships between security consulting companies and the Microsoft product teams and the outreach strategy for security vendors and security researchers. Previously she was responsible for security sign-off for Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003. Ms. Snyder was Director of Security Architecture at @stake. She developed application security analysis methodologies and led the Application Security Center of Excellence. She was a software engineer for 5 years focused primarily on security applications, most recently at Axent Technologies, now Symantec. Ms. Snyder is co-author of Threat Modeling, a manual for security architecture analysis in software.
OracleWim Coekaerts is senior vice president of operating systems and virtualization engineering at Oracle. Coekaerts is responsible for managing Oracle’s operating systems and virtualization development for Oracle Cloud services, engineered systems, and software. He is a well-known developer in the open source community and serves as a board member of the Linux Foundation.
Storj LabsShawn Wilkinson is the co-founder and chief strategy officer at Storj Labs. Shawn oversees company strategy, vision, and architecture of the Storj network, an open source decentralized cloud storage platform. He works directly with community members to understand the requirements of developers, users, and farmers to ensure their needs align with product development. Shawn graduated from Morehouse College with Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
Storj LabsBen Golub is the executive chairman and interim CEO at Storj Labs, a decentralized cloud storage provider. Ben also serves as an advisor at Mayfield, a global venture capital firm with over $2.7 billion under management. He was previously co-founder and CEO at Docker, the leader of the container and microservices movement and one of the fastest growing open source companies in history. Prior to Docker, Ben was CEO of Gluster, an open source cloud storage platform that was acquired by Red Hat in 2011. Ben has a BA from Princeton and an MBA from Harvard.
Founder of reTHINKit, Creator and Executive Producer, The Chasing Grace ProjectJennifer’s career has been dedicated to telling the stories that have defined a generation of technology developers, from Linux creator Linus Torvalds to the men and women who started Creative Commons and Google’s first I/O Conference. For nearly 20 years, Jennifer has been a woman in tech and has been recognized for her storytelling acumen by BusinessInsider, who ranked her among the best PR people in tech for her video storytelling works, which have garnered millions of views over the years. She was recently VP of communications at The Linux Foundation, where she oversaw brand storytelling and a team of PR, social media and video production professionals who garnered hundreds of millions of impressions over the last decade that advance the Linux and collaborative development storyline. She was previously vice president at Page One PR where she managed the launches of the nonprofit Software Freedom Law Center and the Open Solutions Alliance and headed public relations programs for Creative Commons, Funambol, Google, and Jaspersoft, among others. Prior to joining Page One PR, she was at The Metropolitan Group. Jennifer also spent four years as a PR manager in corporate communications at Tektronix where she led PR for the mobile test business lines and won a Corporate Excellence Award for her role in launching a new product category for the company. In addition to her BusinessInsider recognition, CIO.com identified her as one of the most influential women in open source.
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Intel CorporationImad Sousou is corporate vice president and general manager of the Open Source Technology Center at Intel Corporation. Sousou is responsible for leading Intel's efforts in open source software across technologies and market segments. These include: Linux-based operating systems such as Linux for data center and devices, Google Android and Chrome OS, and Alibaba AliOS; cloud and data center stacks such as orchestrators, containers, virtualization, as well as cloud and networking system components; and IoT/edge system software including, robotics operating system, drone system software, real-time operating systems, microcontroller operating systems, embedded Linux, and software defined cockpit and client device software. He also leads development of software solutions such as Clear Linux, Zephyr, and Yocto and drives the technical relationship and enabling for Linux operating system vendors, cloud service providers, and original equipment manufacturers supporting customer platforms with on-site engineering and enabling partner products to ensure they include the latest Intel technologies. Sousou joined Intel in 1994 as a senior software engineer. Prior to leading the Open Source Technology Center, he was director of telecom software programs in the Intel Communications Group and director of software engineering in the Home Products Group. He began his career as a software engineer at Central Point Software working on system utilities for the Apple Mac OS. Intel has twice honored Sousou with the Intel Achievement Award; in 2007 for his role in the agreement with Sun Microsystems on Open Solaris, and in 2011 for leadership through open source solutions. Sousou sits on the board of directors at the OpenStack Foundation, the Open Connectivity Foundation, the Dronecode Foundation, and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation; on the advisory board for the Core Infrastructure Initiative at the Linux Foundation; and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Portland State University.