Open Source Summit Europe

Open Source Summit Europe







Open Source Summit is the premier event for open source developers, technologists, and community leaders to collaborate, share information, solve problems, and gain knowledge, furthering open source innovation and ensuring a sustainable open source ecosystem. It is the gathering place for open-source code and community contributors.

Open Source Summit is a conference umbrella, composed of a collection of events covering the most important technologies, topics, and issues affecting open source today.

OS Summit Europe 2022 Events

featured speakers

  • Hilary Carter is VP Research at the Linux Foundation, a San Francisco-based non-profit technology consortium. Here, Hilary recently launched Linux Foundation Research, a division dedicated to creating and sharing decision-useful insights on the subjects that matter in the world of open source technologies and standards which underpin much of the digital infrastructure on which the global economy depends.Previously, Hilary launched and operated the Blockchain Research Institute’s Syndicated Research Program where she managed the BRI’s research team, staff, and the member and partner ecosystem.
    Hilary is the author of a number of blockchain-specific research projects. Her titles include Social Media on the Blockchain (2018); Blockchain for Saving Our Seas (2019); and Journey to Blockchain: A non-technologist’s guide to the Internet of value (2019). With Don Tapscott and Jill Rundle she co-authored Networked Hotbeds of Blockchain: Creating Global Hubs for the Internet’s Second Era (2018). Hilary also contributed to Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott’s Blockchain Solutions in Pandemics (2020), and New Directions for Government in the Second Era of the Digital Age (Tapscott, Williams, Sandberg, 2021).
    A sought after thought leader, Hilary has been featured by the CBCGlobe and MailCTV NewsGlobal News, and other media outlets for her expertise on blockchain and digital transformation. She is a regular speaker at technology industry conferences including Blockchain Revolution Global, Blockchain Live, Hyperledger Member Forum, and United Nations Blockchain for Impact Summit.
    Hilary’s career began in financial services with experiences in Corporate Finance, Research and Analysis, and Global Private Banking. Her career pivoted to digital technology where she focused on mobile communications and digital media consulting, working with the C-Suite. Her writing on digital transformation has been featured in the Globe and Mail on topics such as diversity in blockchaindigital leadershipprofessional online brandinginnovation and entrepreneurship, and leadership with disability.
    In addition to her role at the Linux Foundation, Hilary serves as an advisor to technology startups including VeriTX, a blockchain-based manufacturing and supply chains solution serving the aerospace and healthcare markets, and LinkSports, a blockchain-based microfinance and sponsorship platform for aspiring athletes. She earned a Master of Science from the London School of Economics and holds both Canadian and Irish citizenship.

  • Bryan Che is Chief Strategy Officer at Huawei. There, he leads Huawei’s vision and strategy across its overall businesses and portfolio, which spans mobile and consumer electronics, telecommunications, and cloud and AI.

    Bryan has tremendous experience building new enterprise businesses and open source technologies. In the open source community, Bryan serves as a board director across various key organizations, including Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), Open 3D Foundation (O3DF), and Eclipse Foundation. As an American expat employed in China who has traveled more than 3 million miles to over 40 countries, Bryan has worked extensively with many customers and partners around the world.

  • Gabriele is an open source executive and technologist at heart. He spent over 15 years building developer ecosystems to deliver value through open source across Europe and the US. He thrives on driving innovation both contributing to open source communities and joining commercial open source ventures, whether it’s for an early-stage tech startup, a Fortune 500 firm, or a non-profit foundation. Previously Director of Product Management at Alfresco, as Executive Director Gabriele grew the Fintech Open Source Foundation FINOS from the ground up, with the vision of creating a trusted arena for the global financial services industry to innovate faster, leveraging open source as a model of collaboration. Gabriele holds a Master in Computer Engineering, is a Committer for the Apache Software Foundation, and advises open source startups. He’s a passionate soccer fan, reggae music connoisseur, and special needs dad and advocate wannabe.

  • Dirk is the Chief Open Source Officer of the Cardano Foundation, focused on creating a vibrant open source third party contribution ecosystem for the Cardano infrastructure. Dirk was previously VMware’s Chief Open Source Officer, where he lead the company’s Open Source Program Office, directing the efforts and strategy around use of and contribution to open-source projects and driving common values and processes across the company for VMware’s interaction with the open-source communities. Before joining VMware, Dirk spent almost 15 years as Intel’s Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist. Before that, among other roles, he worked as Chief Technology Officer of SuSE and Unix Architect of Deutsche Bank. Dirk has been an active developer and contributor in several dozen open source projects since the early 1990s, today most of his work is on the Subsurface dive log project and many of the related open source projects around that. Dirk holds a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Würzburg, Germany. He lives in Portland, OR.

  • Demetris Cheatham is the Senior Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at GitHub. She is responsible for leading the company’s long-term strategy across four pillars: People, Platform, Policy, and Philanthropy. Her work includes aligning diversity, inclusion and belonging to the company’s global expansion, growth and business strategy, and plan for the future footprint of its workforce. Prior to joining GitHub, Demetris was the Global Diversity and Inclusion Lead for Red Hat where she was responsible for implementing the diversity and inclusion strategy for the company and its 15,000+ employees located around the world. Demetris also previously served as the Chief of Staff to the Chair Pro Tempore (Vice Chair) of the Council of the District of Columbia and the Committee on Business and Economic Development which had oversight of government agencies with a collective budget of over $2.6B.

  • Ross A. Mauri is the General Manager for IBM Z. In this capacity, he is responsible for all facets of the IBM Z & LinuxONE server division including strategy, engineering, marketing, sales, support and worldwide financial performance.

    After joining IBM in 1980, Mr. Mauri held positions over the next 12 years that included technical and management roles in architecture, software development and quality assurance. In 1993, he was appointed Director of the Paris-based Client/Server Computing unit overseeing strategy in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and later served as GM of Software Marketing for EMEA.

    In early 1996, Mr. Mauri moved back to the USA and was appointed Technical Assistant to IBM’s Chairman and CEO. He later held various executive positions in the mainframe business, including leading hardware development, marketing, solutions and strategy; and was a key leader in the transformation of these large systems from Bi-Polar to CMOS technology, a major milestone for IBM and the industry.

    In 2000, Mr. Mauri went on to lead IBM’s world-wide UNIX and Linux software initiatives. And then became VP, Development, IBM Systems Group, leading a global organization responsible for the design and engineering of IBM’s industry-leading server and storage platforms. Mr. Mauri drove the organizational and cultural change that altered the orientation of the IBM Systems Group development teams from independent brand silos to cross-matrix functional entities. In 2003 he led the creation and expansion of IBM’s pioneering global e-business initiative.

    In 2006, Mr. Mauri served as General Manager of IBM’s Power Systems division. During his four year tenure, he grew the business to become the undisputed worldwide market leader in UNIX systems. From there he took a role as the VP of Enterprise Process Transformation at IBM Corporate Headquarters and was responsible for leading global enterprise transformation initiatives in advanced analytics, process transformation and social business. Mr. Mauri assumed his current position leading IBM Z in mid-2014.

    Mr. Mauri earned a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Mathematics from Marist College, and currently serves as Chairman of the Marist College Board of Trustees.  Mr. Mauri lives with his wife Barbara in upstate New York and they both have strong commitment to supporting the local community, education and arts in the Hudson Valley.

  • Dušan has 24 years of product management and systems engineering experience, including technology leadership career at Ericsson, then engagements within life science, healthcare and public health domains. In a mission to connect patient biomedical data for timely discovery of biological signatures of diseases, he acted as data architect and data scientist in the development of the Medical Informatics Platform in the scope of the Human Brain Project. In the World Health Organization he acts as a technology lead within the Epidemic Intelligence from Open Systems, a global public health intelligence community of practice, in the forefront of development a public health knowledge representation and reasoning for connecting all-hazards One Health information for early-detection and verification of public health threats, rapid risk assessment and evidence-based decision making in public health emergencies.

  • Over the last 20 years, Mark Pollock has studied how to build resilience and collaborated with others so that they achieve more than they thought possible.

    Unbroken by blindness in 1998, Mark became an adventure athlete competing in ultra-endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps including being the first blind person to race to the South Pole. He also won silver and bronze medals for rowing at the Commonwealth Games and set up an international motivational speaking business.

    In 2010, a fall from a second-story window nearly killed him. Mark broke his back and the damage to his spinal cord left him paralysed. Now he is on a new expedition, this time to cure paralysis in our lifetime by exploring the intersection where humans and technology collide.

    Chairman of Collaborative Cures and founder of the global running series Run in the Dark, Mark was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, served on the Global Futures Council on Human Enhancement and as a UBS Global Visionary. He is on the Board of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation (USA) and is a Wings for Life Ambassador (Europe).

    Author of ‘Making It Happen’, Mark is the subject of the acclaimed documentaries ‘Blind Man Walking’ and ‘Unbreakable – The Mark Pollock Story’. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and also from Queens University Belfast. Furthermore, he holds a diploma in Global Leadership and Public Policy
    for the 21st Century from Harvard University, degrees from Trinity College Dublin and UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School. As a speaker Mark is best known for his 2018 TED Talk focused on resolving the tension between acceptance and hope, delivered jointly with his fiancée, Simone George. It gathered over 1.5 million views in It’s first six months on, and has been translated into 12 languages.

  • Robin Teigland is Professor of Business Administration, especially Strategic Information Systems at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), and Co-director of the Center for Strategy & Competitiveness.

    Robin’s research interests reside at the intersection of strategy, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship and focus on how the convergence of emerging technologies such as 3D printing, artificial intelligence, IoT, and smart robotics, enable communities to create value outside of a firm’s traditional boundaries as well as challenge long-standing institutional structures in society. Leading Swedish business magazine Veckans Affärer ranked her as one of 2018’s most powerful women in tech.

    Professor Robin Teigland is a globally sought after speaker. Her keynotes and workshops are delivered with engagement and energy. She urges audiences all over the world to start acting in the digital world and the importance of testing the new technology – to be able to understand the revolutionary impact that it has.

    Her present research includes projects within FinTech, e.g., cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and blockchain technologies, new forms of P2P finance such as crowdfunding; entrepreneurship within open source communities, and the Sharing Economy. Robin Teigland has published numerous articles in international books and academic journals and is an active international researcher.

    Robin has a BA in Economics with Distinction from Stanford University, an MBA from the Wharton School, an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics. She also has a range of work experience, such as venture capital in Silicon Valley, consulting for McKinsey in Sweden and Spain, a medtech start-up in Norway, production and marketing operations for Esso in Chile, stock brokerage in Spain, and international banking in USA.

    Robin Teigland is frequently interviewed about her research by Swedish and international media and she is a globally sought after speaker. She is also active and influential among social media users, with over 300 000 views on Slideshare and several times nominated one of the Global Top 50 Business Professors on Twitter. In 2017 she was nominated one of Sweden’s 125 most influential women, primarily within technology.

    In her free time, she loves to SUP (stand up paddle) in the Stockholm archipelago and to surf in the ocean whenever she can. Robin has five children, from whom she is constantly learning.

  • Christopher Robinson “CRob” Director of Security Communications, Product Assurance & Security, Intel Corporation
  • Emilio Salvador has built a career on helping developers adopt the latest technologies and frameworks while working at Microsoft, Amazon, and since 2019 Google. He is now part of the Google Open Source Program Office where he is leading its standards and compliance efforts. 

  • Linus was born on December 28, 1969, in Helsinki, Finland. He enrolled at the University of Helsinki in 1988, graduating with a master’s degree in computer science. His M.Sc. thesis was titled “Linux: A Portable Operating System” and was the genesis for what would become the most important collaborative software project in history. In August 1991, Linus announced that he was developing the Linux kernel, proclaiming, “it won’t be big and professional.” Never in the history of technology has someone been so wrong. In spite of his humble proclamation, Linux has become the world’s most pervasive operating system. Today the Linux kernel forms the basis of the Linux operating system and powers billions of Android devices, powers ChromeOS, and has permeated almost every industry and form factor. Smartphones, TVs, appliances, cars, nuclear submarines, air traffic control, stock exchanges, and scientific research all run Linux. Linux also provides the underpinnings of the internet and the cloud computing industry. In 2005, citing a lack of free and open-source version control tools that met his needs for performance and scale, Linus famously created Git in only 10 days. Today Git is widely used in software development and for other version-control tasks such as configuration management and has become popular as an integral part of the DevOps culture. In 2000, Linus was listed by Time Magazine as Number 17 in the Time 100: Most Important People of the Century. Again, in 2004, Time Magazine named him one of the Most Influential People in the world. He was honored in 2008 with the Millennium Technology Prize by the Technology Academy Finland, “in recognition of his creation of a new open-source operating system for computers leading to the widely used Linux kernel.” He is also the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Computer Society Computer Pioneer Award. A true tech titan, he was admitted to the Computer History Museum Hall of Fellows, joining the ranks of the tech elite including Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, Tim Berners-Lee, Gordon Moore, Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, Steve Wozniak, and others. Torvalds remains the ultimate authority on what new code is incorporated into the standard Linux kernel.

  • Jim’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.

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Schedule at-a-glance

All times are shown in Irish Standard Time (IST), UTC +1.

Monday, September 129:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Project Mini-Summits & Co-located Events
Tuesday, September 138:00 AM – 6:00 PM
First Time Attendee Breakfast, OSS Keynotes, Breakout Sessions, Women in Open Source Lunch, Co-located Events, Opening Reception (after sessions conclude)
Wednesday, September 149:00 AM – 6:00 PM
OSS Keynotes, Breakout Sessions + Sponsor Showcase, Co-located Events, Partner Reception (after sessions conclude)
Thursday, September 159:00 AM – 6:00 PM
OSS Keynotes, Breakout Sessions + Sponsor Showcase, Co-located Events, On-Site Attendee Reception + Diversity Social (after sessions conclude)
Friday, September 169:00 AM – 6:00 PM
OSS Keynotes, Breakout Sessions + Sponsor Showcase, Co-located Events
*Evening events are subject to change