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Open Source Summit Europe

Program Committee

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

  • Chris Aniszczyk VP, Developer Relations, The Linux Foundation and CTO, CNCF
  • Jono Bacon Founder, Jono Bacon Consulting
  • Lukas Bulwahn Software Safety Key Expert, LF ELISA Project & BMW
  • Donnie Berkholz VP, IT Service Delivery, CWT
  • Malini Bhandaru Open Source Lead for IoT & Edge, VMware
  • Divya Bhargov Engineering Director, Greenplum R&D, Pivotal Software
  • VM Brasseur Corporate Strategist, Open Source
  • Jerry Cooperstein Director of Training, The Linux Foundation
  • Jonathan Corbet Executive Editor, LWN.net
  • Carles Cufi Open Source R&D Software Engineer, Nordic Semiconductor ASA
  • Frédéric Desbiens Program Manager, IoT and Edge Computing, Eclipse Foundation
  • Jake Edge Editor, LWN.net
  • Lee Elston Instructor / Course Maintainer, The Linux Foundation
  • Kathy Giori EdTech Entrepreneur and Strategic Industry Advisor
  • Ibrahim Haddad (Ph.D.) is Vice President of Strategic Programs at the Linux Foundation working with the largest technology companies and open source projects to facilitate a vendor-neutral environment for advancing the open source platform. Haddad leads the LF AI Foundation that supports and sustains open source innovation in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning. Prior to the Linux Foundation, he served as Vice President of R&D and Head of the Open Source Division at Samsung Electronics based in Silicon Valley. At Samsung, he established the global open source division, executed Samsung’s open source strategy, launched internal and external R&D collaboration projects with universities and other organizations, supported M&A and corporate VC activities via SamsungNEXT, and represented Samsung in various foundations and consortia. Throughout his career, Haddad has held technology and portfolio management roles at Ericsson Research, the Open Source Development Lab, Motorola, Palm and Hewlett-Packard.

  • Darren Hart Sr. Director, Open Source Technology Center, VMware
  • Maureen Helm Software Engineer, NXP Semiconductors
  • Nicole Huesman Community & Developer Advocate, Intel Corporation
  • Starlord Founder, Zilliz
  • Sunil Kamath Director of Product Management, Microsoft
  • 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.

  • Shuah Khan Linux Fellow (serves on the Code of Conduct Committee), The Linux Foundation
  • Sasha Levin Kernel Engineer, Microsoft
  • Kim Lewandowski Product Manager, Google & Board Chair, CD Foundation
  • Joshua Lock Open Source Software Engineer, VMware
  • Yanjun Ma Director, Deep Learning Platform, Baidu
  • Jeff McAffer Senior Director of Product, GitHub
  • Dr. Michael Meskes President & CEO, Credativ
  • Ron Minnich Software Engineer, Google
  • Duane O’Brien Head of Open Source, Indeed.com
  • Nicole Pappler Founder, AlektoMetis
  • Tim Pepper Open Source Software Engineer, VMware
  • Tameika Reed Founder & CEO, Women in Linux
  • Steven Rostedt Open Source Engineer, VMware
  • Nithya A. Ruff is the Head of Comcast’s Open Source Program Office.  She is responsible for growing Open Source culture inside of Comcast and engagement with external communities. Nithya has been director-at-large on the Linux Foundation Board for the last 3 years and was recently elected to be Chair of the Linux Foundation Board. She looks forward to advancing the mission of the Linux Foundation around building sustainable ecosystems built on open collaboration to accelerate technology development and industry adoption. She has been a passionate advocate and a speaker for opening doors to new people in Open Source for many years. Nithya graduated with an MS in Computer Science from NDSU and an MBA from the University of Rochester, Simon Business School.   You can follow her on twitter @nithyaruff

  • Shilla Saebi Open Source Program Manager, Comcast
  • Laura Santamaria Developer Advocate, LogDNA
  • Amye Scavarda Perrin Program Manager, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
  • Timothy Serewicz Senior Technical Trainer, The Linux Foundation
  • Jason Smith Principal Engineer, UL LLC
  • 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.

  • Christopher Temple Arm Germany GmbH
  • Behan Webster Principal Consultant, Converse in Code
  • Dr. Han Xiao Engineering Lead, Tencent AI Lab
  • Elena Zannoni Sr. Engineering Director, Oracle

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