The Linux Foundation Spring Member Meeting

The Linux Foundation Spring Member Meeting

March 9, 2021
Virtual Experience

The Linux Foundation Member Summit is the annual gathering for Linux Foundation member organizations. Due to COVID-19, we will be delaying the next in-person Member Summit to November 2021 so that attendees can get the full benefit of the event which includes face-to-face collaboration and interactions.

In the interim, we will be hosting this special Member Meeting on March 9, 2021 so that The Linux Foundation can share timely information and announcements with members on new project launches, exciting project updates and the latest on what’s happening at The Linux Foundation.

featured speakers

  • Priyanka is the General Manager of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. She was previously the director of Cloud Native Alliances at GitLab Inc., where she built the developer evangelism team that participates regularly in the cloud native community.

    Priyanka also serves as an advisor at Heavybit Industries, an accelerator for developer products. She has contributed to several CNCF projects such as Jaeger and Vitess and was a founding team member of the OpenTracing standard. In addition, Priyanka is a leading speaker and subject matter expert on cloud native and observability and has spoken about Kubernetes, Prometheus, Jaeger, OpenTracing, Envoy, Vitess, SPIFFE/SPIRE, and more. She was a startup founder featured at TechCrunch Disrupt and started her career at Google.

  • Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication, security and business development. His professional accomplishments include spearheading the licensing team that elevated Open Invention Network into the largest patent non-aggression community in history, establishing the leading professional network of Open Source legal experts and aligning stakeholders to launch both the first law journal and the first law book dedicated to Open Source. He currently leads the OpenChain community, is an advisor at the United Nationals Technology Innovation Labs, and serves on various boards.

  • Arpit Joshipura brings over 25 years of networking expertise and vision to The Linux Foundation, with technical depth and business breadth. He has instrumented and led major industry disruptions across enterprises, carriers, and cloud architectures, including IP, broadband, optical, mobile, routing, switching, L4-7, cloud, disaggregation, SDN/NFV, and open networking, and has been an early evangelist for open source. Arpit has served as CMO/VP in startups and larger enterprises, including Prevoty, Dell/Force10, Ericsson/Redback, ONI/CIENA, and BNR/Nortel, leading strategy, product management, marketing, engineering, and technology standards functions.

  • Jo Ann is an experienced trusted technical and business advisor currently leading key strategic partnering activities with independent software vendors (ISV’s), cloud service providers and other business partners in order to build the breadth of applications and services available on our next generation cloud marketplace platform. Additionally, she focuses on creating new partnerships that expand adoption of Red Hat’s OpenShift Container Platform (OCP

    Having worked in several different IBM organizations and industry roles, her professional experience has engendered business acumen, analytical and problem-solving abilities, relationship management, communication, team building and business development skills.

    For the greater part of the past 15 years, she has provided IBM relationship management for strategic ISV partnerships with responsibility to grow C-level executive relationships, increase partner alignment with IBM and joint solutions opportunity to drive partner and IBM objectives. She has had specific lead responsibility for Joint Partner technology plans and execution responsibility for strategic initiatives and technical enablement. She has proven project leadership skills that has been applied to the development and release of multiple products.

    Jo Ann has a Master of Science in Software Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, as well as a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.

    Jo Ann continues to be a vocal stakeholder in the community, serving on multiple Boards that involve civic, social welfare, and legislative directions for children, families, and the community. She is also a dedicated STEM advocate who co-chairs an annual 4-day STEM Camp for middle school girls each summer (for 12 years running). Although busy with career, family, and other activities, she enjoys making time to help others in whatever ways she can, as she truly understands the importance of giving back and the impact it has made on her life, coupled with the desire to help others to achieve their goals and enhance all areas of their lives.

  • Fran is the founder of the AsyncAPI Initiative. He works as Director of Engineering at Postman and has a strong focus on asynchronous APIs, event-driven architectures, and microservices. In his spare time, he enjoys playing beach volleyball, kayaking, and stand-up paddle surf.

  • I am an iOS developer at Lyft in San Francisco. While at Lyft I have worked on many aspects of the product, shipping our complete Swift rewrite, and now maintaining and improving the core of our all Swift codebase.

  • Calista Redmond is the CEO of the RISC-V Foundation with a mission to expand and engage RISC-V stakeholders, compel industry adoption, and increase visibility and opportunity for RISC-V within and beyond the Foundation. Prior to the RISC-V Foundation, Calista held a variety of roles at IBM, including Vice President of IBM Z Ecosystem where she led strategic relationships across software vendors, system integrators, business partners, developer communities, and broader engagement across the industry. Focus areas included execution of commercialization strategies, technical and business support for partners, and matchmaker to opportunities across the IBM Z and LinuxOne community. Calista’s background includes building and leading strategic business models within IBM’s Systems Group through open source initiatives including OpenPOWER, OpenDaylight, and Open Mainframe Project. For OpenPOWER, Calista was a leader in drafting the strategy, cultivating the foundation of partners, and nurturing strategic relationships to grow the org from zero to 300+ members. While at IBM, she also drove numerous acquisition and divestiture missions, and several strategic alliances. Prior to IBM, she was an entrepreneur in four successful start-ups in the IT industry. Calista holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Northwestern University.

  • Shubhra is a passionate technology leader with nearly eighteen years of experience in open source, cloud, enterprise architecture, DevOps, IoT and Realtime Monitoring and Analytics. Shubhra’s career spans early stage startups to NASDAQ-listed companies generating nearly $10B+ in annual revenue. He is a bottoms up Product leader, with previous lives of developer, enterprise architect, management consultant, pre-sales director, and chief evangelist before finding his calling in product management.

    He comes to the Linux Foundation from Joyent/Samsung, where as VP of Products, he ran multiple product lines – primarily services like Multi-Cloud Kubernetes, Machine Learning, Serverless and Monitoring/Analytics/Logging/Tracing. Previous to Samsung, Shubhra served as VP of Product and Marketing at startups like InfluxData (#1 Time Series platform in the world) and StrongLoop (acquired by IBM) and is also the current Marketing Chair of the Node.js Foundation. He has also held management and technical leadership positions at CA Technologies and Infosys (India’s first startup to bluechip success story).

  • Brian Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since 2013. He was the founding CTO of CollabNet and CTO of the World Economic Forum. Most recently, Behlendorf was a managing director at Mithril Capital Management LLC, a global technology investment firm.

Virtual Schedule at-a-glance

Event times are set in Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST)

Tuesday, March 99:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Linux Foundation Spring Member Update

4:00 – 7:00 PM

Linux Foundation Spring Member Update Rebroadcast