Open Source Summit Europe

Program Committee

A very special thank you to our Open Source Summit North America 2020 Program Committee!

  • Akihiro Suda Software Engineer, NTT
  • Ana Jiménez Santamaría OSS Event Chair & TODO Group OSPO Program Manager, The Linux Foundation
  • Anna Jung ML Open Source Engineer, VMware
  • Arpana Durgaprasad Manager, Power User Technologies and Lab, IBM
  • Behan Webster Principal Consultant, Converse in Code
  • Carles Cufi Open Source R&D Software Engineer, Nordic Semiconductor ASA
  • Chris Aniszczyk VP, Developer Relations, The Linux Foundation and CTO, CNCF
  • Chris Xie Head of Open Source Strategy & BD, Futurewei Technologies
  • Clare Dillon Executive Director, InnerSource Commons
  • Cornelius Schumacher Open Source Steward, DB Systel GmbH
  • Darren Hart Distinguished Engineer, Ampere Computing
  • Dave Neary Director of Developer Relations, Ampere Computing
  • David Hirsch OSPO Team Lead, Dynatrace
  • Dr. David A. Wheeler is an expert on open source software (OSS) and on developing secure software. He is the Director of Open Source Supply Chain Security at the Linux Foundation and teaches a graduate course in developing secure software at George Mason University (GMU). Dr. Wheeler has a PhD in Information Technology, a Master’s in Computer Science, a certificate in Information Security, a certificate in Software Engineering, and a B.S. in Electronics Engineering, all from George Mason University (GMU). He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He lives in Northern Virginia.

  • Dawn Foster Director of Open Source Community Strategy, OSPO, VMware
  • Donnie Berkholz OSS Event Chair & SVP, Product Management, Percona
  • Dr. Han Xiao Founder & CEO, Jina AI
  • Dr. Youakim Badr Professor, Penn State
  • Elena Zannoni Sr. Engineering Director, Oracle
  • Eric Egan Technical Trainer, The Linux Foundation
  • Frank Rowand ELC Chair & Senior Software Engineer, Sony
  • Frédéric Desbiens Program Manager, IoT and Edge Computing, Eclipse Foundation
  • Gareth Rushgrove Vice President, Product Management, Snyk
  • Georg Kunz Open Source Manager – Open Source Program Office – CTO Office, Ericsson
  • Georg Link Director of Sales, Bitergia
  • Greg is among a distinguished group of software developers who maintain Linux at the kernel level. In his role as Linux Foundation Fellow, he continues his work as the maintainer for the Linux stable kernel branch and a variety of subsystems while working in a fully neutral environment.

  • Gregory Shue Sr. Software/Firmware Engineer, Legrand North and Central America, LLC.
  • Haytham Abuelfutuh CTO, Union AI
  • Dr. Ibrahim Haddad is the Executive Director of the LF AI & Data Foundation . Throughout his career, Haddad has held technology and portfolio management roles at Ericsson Research, the Open Source Development Labs, Motorola, Palm, Hewlett-Packard, the Linux Foundation and Samsung Research. He writes and speaks on topics ranging from legal compliance to using open source as an R&D tool to drive collaboration and innovation. [@IbrahimAtLinux]

  • Jacquelyne Grindrod Senior Developer Advocate, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Jake Edge Journalist & Editor,
  • Jeffrey Osier-Mixon Sr. Principal Community Architect, Red Hat
  • Jerry Cooperstein Director of Training, The Linux Foundation
  • Jonathan Corbet Executive Editor,
  • Jonathan Le Lous Field CTO, Cloud Native Infrastructure Tribe, Capgemini CIS
  • Jono Bacon OSS Event Chair & Founder, Jono Bacon Consulting
  • Josep Prat Open Source Engineer Manager, Aiven
  • Kate Stewart is a Senior Director of Strategic Programs, responsible for the Open Compliance programs encompassing the SPDX, FOSSology, OpenChain, and other compliance-related projects. Kate was one of the founders of SPDX, and is currently the specification lead. Since joining The Linux Foundation, she has also launched Real-Time Linux and Zephyr Project.

    With almost 30 years of experience in the software industry, she has held a variety of roles and worked as a developer in Canada, Australia, and the US and for the last 20 years has managed software development teams in the US, Canada, UK, India, and China. She received her Master’s in computer science from the University of Waterloo and her Bachelor’s of computer science (co-op program) from the University of Manitoba.

  • Kathy Giori Director, Product Engineering, ZEDEDA
  • Keqiu Hu Engineering Manager, LinkedIn
  • Kuralamudhan Ramakrishnan Technical Lead, Intel Corporation
  • Laura Santamaria OSS Event Chair & Developer Advocate, Pulumi Corporation
  • Lauren Maffeo Civic Tech Service Designer, Steampunk
  • Lee Elston Instructor / Course Maintainer, The Linux Foundation
  • Libby Meren Director of Developer Relations, Humio
  • Lin Sun Director of Open Source,
  • Dr. Malini Bhandaru is an Intel Sr. Principal Engineer working as a Cloud Native Architect. She has been involved with Open Source for over a decade as a developer, lead, and user on projects such as Kubeflow, Kubernetes, EdgeX Foundry, OpenStack, and OpenDaylight. She has worked on technologies spanning the Cloud, IoT/Edge, Machine Learning, Big Data, and Monitoring and Management to deliver solutions for autonomous driving, health care, telco, and early online systems. Her Intel career began with designing Xeon server power and performance features. Over her multi-decade career she has worked at startups and large corporations such as VMware, Nuance/Microsoft, eDocs/Oracle and GTE Labs/Verizon. She served as an EdgeX Foundry Security Work Group co-chair, serves on the Kubeflow 1.4 release team and co-authored the first edition of the OpenStack Security Guide. Malini holds over 20 patents, is a frequent conference speaker, and has served on the program committees of Open Source Summit and ONES. She has a Ph.D. in Machine Learning from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. Malini is a STEM coach, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion proponent, and a child advocacy volunteer. She enjoys gardening, travel, and movies. 

  • Marta Rybczynska has a network security background and 15 years of experience in embedded development. She has been working with embedded operating systems like Linux and various real-time ones, system libraries and frameworks up to user interfaces. Her specialties are architecture-specific parts of the Linux kernel. In the past, Marta has served as Vice-President and treasurer for KDE e.V. She is the founder of Syslinbit, an Open Source focused company. Apart from that, she is involved in various Open Source projects. She is also contributing kernel-related guest articles for In addition to technical work, she is a public speaking trainer. She has experience with presentations on both scientific and free software conferences, including LinuxCon, Open Source Summit, Embedded Linux Conference, Akademy and FOSDEM.

  • Maureen Helm Principal Software Engineer, Intel
  • Nicole Pappler CTO & Founder, AlektoMetis
  • Nigel Brown Senior Open Source Community Manager, VMware
  • Nithya Ruff Head, Open Source Program Office, Amazon & Chair, Board of Directors, The Linux Foundation
  • Paul Albertella Consultant, Codethink
  • Peter Brink Principal Software Engineer, kVA by UL
  • Phil Estes Principal Engineer, Core Container Technology, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Priti Desai Software Engineer, IBM
  • Richard Purdie Fellow, The Linux Foundation
  • Bob Callaway Tech Lead & Manager, Open Source Security Team, Google
  • Rose Judge Sr. Open Source Engineer, VMware
  • Sasha Levin Sr. Staff Software Engineer, Google
  • Shuah Khan OSS Event Chair & Linux Fellow, The Linux Foundation
  • Stefano Stabellini Principal Engineer, AMD
  • Stephen Geary Director, Open Source, Wind River
  • Stephen Jacobs Professor, School of Interactive Games and Media, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Steve Winslow Counsel, Boston Technology Law
  • Steven Rostedt Software Engineer, Google
  • Theodore Ts’o Sr. Staff Engineer, Google
  • Thomas Petazzoni is the co-owner and CEO of Bootlin, an engineering company specialized in embedded Linux development and training. For the past 13+ years, Thomas has helped customers worldwide in their embedded Linux projects, by working on Linux kernel development, integration of embedded Linux BSPs, build systems as well as by teaching training courses on these topics. He has contributed to the Linux kernel and is one of the co-maintainers of Buildroot. Last but not least, Thomas is also a regular speaker at the Embedded Linux Conference.

  • Thomas Steenbergen Head of Open Source Program Office, EPAM Systems
  • Tim Bird is a Principal Software Engineer for Sony Corporation, where he helps Sony improve the Linux kernel for use in Sony’s products. Tim is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Linux Foundation. Tim is active in technical projects related to embedded Linux testing and standards, and is the maintainer of the Fuego test system.  He created the Embedded Linux Conference, and has been working with Linux for over 25 years.

  • Timothy Serewicz Training Program Director, The Linux Foundation
  • A “jackie of all trades” (and mistress of being herself), Tracy is a Developer Advocate at Codefresh where she focuses on sharing her love of continuous delivery, the Argo Project, Anxiety Driven Development, and GitOps. When she isn’t leveling up her programming skills in Go or learning all she can about Argo, she likes baking, hanging with her pup, and reading mysteries. Tracy is active in the open source community, and prior to Codefresh, she worked at VMware and HashiCorp. She is a strong believer that open source is like gardening – pay attention to your conditions, and water only when needed.

  • Yoshitake Kobayashi is the Senior Manager of The Open Source Technology Department at Toshiba Corporation. The team provides a Linux based system and related technologies such as Database and Web application frameworks for various Toshiba products. His research interests include operating systems, distributed systems, and dynamically reconfigurable systems. Additionally, he is the Chair of the Technical Steering Committee for the Civil Infrastructure Platform.