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Monday, October 5


Introductory Remarks - Jim Zemlin, The Linux Foundation

Jim Zemlin

Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
Zemlin’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... Read More →

Monday October 5, 2015 09:00 - 09:10


Keynote: Man vs. Machine: High Frequency Trading and the Rise of the Algorithm - Sean Gourley, Quid
In this talk, Sean Gourley looks at the limitations of human cognition. He helps your team to understand what the brain can and cannot do and see how these limits create niches for algorithms to exploit. Gourley takes the audience on a journey through understanding the world of high frequency trading, from quote stuffing to how the speed of light allows for relativistic arbitrage and perhaps trading platforms on oil rigs in the atlantic, and how a single tweet can move a market. The financial markets are a world dominated by algorithms: but these same types of algorithms also define the world that we humans live in, from the things we read, to the price of our insurance and the friends we connect with. Algorithms are a big part of our lives, and its unclear if we are creating them or they are creating us. The talk is broad and accessible, it covers a range of topics from predatory algorithms to machine readable news to the lessons we can learn from studying ecological networks in the high Sierras.


Sean Gourley

TED Fellow and Founder of Quid, Quid
I’m originally from New Zealand and am now based in San Francisco where I split my time between Mathematical research and my venture backed startup Quid which I co-founded in 2009. I have a PhD in physics from Oxford where I studied on a Rhodes Scholarship. My academic research... Read More →

Monday October 5, 2015 09:10 - 09:30


Transforming for the Digital Economy with Open Technology - Stefanie Chiras, Director and Business Line Executive for Scale-Out Power Systems, IBM
New computing models and workloads – from cloud to big data and analytics to mobile and social – are transforming IT. Linux, OpenStack, Docker, and other open technology projects are at the centre of many of these innovations, offering platform choice and open collaboration. In this presentation, Stefanie Chiras, Director and Business Line Executive for Scale-Out Power Systems at IBM, will discuss how businesses and IT are transforming with open technologies, the opportunities Linux offers to optimize workloads with enterprise platforms, and how open innovation driven by Linux at IBM is changing the world.

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Stefanie Chiras

Director and Business Line Executive, IBM Power Systems, IBM
Stefanie Chiras is the Director and Business Line Executive for IBM Power Systems Scale-out line of servers.  She works collaboratively to bring new client solutions and server offerings to the market, and works across an extended team to address and influence open source solutions... Read More →

Monday October 5, 2015 09:30 - 09:50


Keynote: The Future of Drones & Open Source - Lorenz Meier, Dronecode Project and Tully Foote, Open Source Robotics Foundation
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Lorenz Meier

PhD Student, ETH Zurich / PX4
Lorenz is the Dronecode Community Directory and interested in mobile localization and 3D reconstruction on smartphones and micro air vehicles. He started his aerial robotics project, PIXHAWK, in 2008 as a master student. He participated in the sFly EU research project 2011-2012 and... Read More →

Monday October 5, 2015 09:50 - 10:10


Keynote: Kernel Developer Panel - Moderated by Grant Likely

Kristen Accardi

Security Architect, Intel
Kristen is a Security Architect for Intel’s Open Source Technology Center (OTC), focusing on the Linux kernel. Kristen has contributed to the Linux kernel for over 15 years in various different subsystems including PCI, SATA, ACPI, and Power Management. Kristen is currently leading... Read More →
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Stephen Hemminger

Principal Engineer, Microsoft
Stephen has been actively involved with Linux kernel development for over 10 years. He has contributed several network device drivers, a network emulator, and is the maintainer of the bridging and iproute2utilities. After leaving LF, he went on to Vyatta (now acquired by Brocade... Read More →
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Kevin Hilman

co-founder, Sr. Engineer, BayLibre
Kevin has been a Linux user since 1994, and a kernel hacker since 1999when he started writing drivers and working on kernel ports to newembedded platforms. He has been a driver/kernel developer for EquatorTechnologies, MontaVista, Texas Instruments, Linaro and currently aco-founder... Read More →
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Greg Kroah-Hartman

Fellow & TAB Member, The Linux Foundation
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Julia Lawall

Senior Researcher, Inria/LIP6/Sorbonne University
Julia Lawall is a Senior Research Scientist at Inria. Her research is at the intersection of programming languages and operating systems. She develops the tool Coccinelle and has over 2000 patches in the Linux kernel based on this work.

Grant Likely

Fellow, Linaro

Monday October 5, 2015 17:10 - 17:40


Achieving DevOps in a Multi-Vendor Distributed Environment - Ralf Flaxa, Vice President of Engineering, SUSE
The close collaboration, integration and automation required to achieve DevOps, means you usually only see it within a single organization. But does it have to be this limited? In this presentation, Ralf Flaxa will share examples of how some organizations are using open source tools like OpenQA, Open Build Service and Studio, to extend DevOps into distributed, multi-vendor environments."

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Ralf Flaxa

Vice President of Engineering, SUSE
As Vice President of Engineering for SUSE, Ralf Flaxa is responsible for leading the global team of engineers that develop SUSE solutions. Flaxa joined and has contributed to the Linux community since 1991, and has over 15 years of international management experience working for global... Read More →

Monday October 5, 2015 17:40 - 17:50


Keynote: Ten Years of OIN - Keith Bergelt, OIN
Keith Bergelt, CEO of OIN, will look back at the history of patent aggression in Linux and OSS on the 10th Anniversary of OIN's founding as well as discuss the growing culture of co-opetition and patent non-aggression which we currently enjoy


Keith Bergelt

CEO, Open Invention Network (OIN)
Keith Bergelt is the chief executive officer of Open Invention Network (OIN), the collaborative enterprise that enables innovation in open source and an increasingly vibrant ecosystem around Linux. In this capacity he is directly responsible for enabling, influencing and defending... Read More →

Monday October 5, 2015 17:50 - 18:00
Tuesday, October 6


Keynote: Securing an Open Future - Leigh Honeywell, Slack Technologies

Leigh Honeywell

Security Engineer, Slack Technologies
Leigh is a Security Engineer at Slack. Prior to Slack, she worked at Salesforce.com, Microsoft, and Symantec. Founder of several hackerspaces, she is currently Chief Security Officer of Double Union, a women’s hackerspace in San Francisco and advisor to several nonprofits and startups... Read More →

Tuesday October 6, 2015 09:00 - 09:20


Keynote: Container Panel - Moderated by Joe Brockmeier
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Tom Barlow

Software Engineer, Docker, Inc.
Tom Barlow (@tomwbarlow) is helping to build enterprise products and solutions at Docker, Inc. He became interested in container technologies whilst working at HP and found that Docker's solid product made packaging up an application for deployment easy. He's currently involved... Read More →
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Joe Brockmeier

Red Hat, Red Hat
Joe Brockmeier is a long-time participant in open source projects and former technology journalist. Brockmeier has worked as the openSUSE Community Manager, is an Apache Software Foundation (ASF) member, and participates heavily in the Fedora Cloud Working Group. Brockmeier works... Read More →

Sebastien Goasguen

Senior Open Source Solutions Architect, Citrix
Sebastien Goasguen built his first compute cluster in the late 90's when they were still called Beowulf clusters while working on his PhD; he has been working on making computing a utility since then. He has done research in grid computing and high performance computing and with... Read More →

Kelly Tenn

Kelly Tenn, CoreOS

Tuesday October 6, 2015 09:20 - 09:50


Keynote: Open Source Fueling the Growth of the Internet of Things - Mark Skarpness, Intel
Billions of devices are beginning to come online, and many of these devices, large and small, are running open source software. To fuel this innovation, open source is becoming more important than ever for the evolution of these devices. From a software stack to build your device, cloud solutions to analyze data, to a common framework to allow devices to communicate with each other and the cloud, open source plays an integral role in making the Internet of Things a reality. For over two decades, Intel's contributions to open-source projects-from one end of the solution stack to the other-have helped ensure that a breadth of solutions are available to developers to make what they imagine a reality. Intel is dedicated to easing the development cycle and interoperability of devices for any developer in the open source community. As one of the founding members of the Linux Foundation, a top external contributor to the Android Open Source Project, and a leader behind USB, WiFi, Bluetooth and other projects and standards, Intel has the depth of knowledge and a unique approach to move things forward to benefit developers and consumers.


Mark Skarpness

Director of Systems Engineering, Open Source Technology Center, Intel
Mark is the Director of Systems Engineering in the Open Source Technology Center at Intel. His team is responsible for integration, release engineering, distribution infrastructure, security, and quality assurance for Andorid, Tizen, and Yocto. Mark has held a variety of technical... Read More →

Tuesday October 6, 2015 09:50 - 10:00



Keynote: Linux Kernel SoC Support Mainlining Tips (By a Bunch of Other French People) - Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
Over the last three years, Free Electrons has consistently been in the top 20 companies contributing to the Linux kernel by number of included patches. With only 6 full time engineers, we managed to push several hundreds of patches to the mainline Linux kernel to add or improve support for various ARM processors.

In this keynote, we'd like to share our experience on this mainlining effort, highlight the key factors leading to that success and the common obstacles to overcome.  Hopefully other companies or organizations that would like to work with the upstream Linux kernel
community can gather tips and start contributing more efficiently.

And of course, we'll be explaining why we refer to ourselves as "a
bunch of other french people"!

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Thomas Petazzoni

Bootlin (formerly Free Electrons)
Thomas Petazzoni is CTO and embedded Linux developer at Bootlin (formerly Free Electrons). He is a co-maintainer of the Buildroot project and also a contributor to the Linux kernel, helping adding support for Marvell ARM processors.

Tuesday October 6, 2015 17:40 - 18:00
Wednesday, October 7


Keynote: Getting it right - Martin Fink, HP
Open source is increasingly driving innovation, while major areas of technology are converging.  As the CTO of HP, Martin Fink is tasked with establishing the technology strategy for the company.  Martin draws upon his distinguished and established track record in open source to guide HP through this period of convergence and innovation.  Martin will share his perspective on community collaboration and behaviors that are critical to the long-term success of open source communities.


Martin Fink

CTO and Director of HP Labs, HP
Fink’s research team at HP Labs, the company’s exploratory and advanced research group, is responsible for anticipating IT trends to address the complex issues that will face our customers and society over the next decades. Working closely with HP’s strategy teams and the business... Read More →

Wednesday October 7, 2015 09:00 - 09:30


Keynote: Building the J-Core CPU as Open Hardware: Disruptive Open Source Principles Applied to Hardware and Software - Jeff Dionne, Smart Energy Instruments
Just as the Open Source software movement created market upheaval, the Open Source hardware community will cause significant market disruption too. Advanced processor architectures will soon be available as patents expire.  Prototyping and developing equipment with easily accessible source code, drivers, OS and application libraries will be commonplace. The efficiency and innovation created with the release of open source hardware and software will unleash an entire new marketplace of equipment manufacturers and application developers. The only limitation will be your imagination!

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Jeff Dionne

CEO, Smart Energy Instruments
Jeff has over 25 years of experience with chip design and software development of products. Jeff developed SEI’s Smart Grid SIP software stack, and associated signal processing technologies. He is the co-creator of the uClinux (Embedded Linux) operating system. As CEO of ANI Corp... Read More →

Wednesday October 7, 2015 09:30 - 09:50


Keynote: Business Innovation within Huawei’s Service Provider Operations (SPO) Lab - David Mohally, Huawei
Giving a brief insight into the practical innovation within Huawei around next generation digital services. With the number of connected ‘things’ continuously growing, across different industries, the network requirements will vary across the different applications and industries (e.g. low latency for connected car, burtsy traffic from smart meter). Network Slicing as a Service (NSaaS) enables different network characteristics to be designed into a network slice that can target specific verticals or customer segments. Powered by the flexibility of Network Function Virtualization (NFV), to support faster time to market for new services.


David Mohally

Product Manager, Huawei
Dave has over 20 years experience in the Telecommunications sector working with many of the leading IT and Network Equipment vendors including Ericsson, Lucent, IBM and Huawei. Having extensive experience across network roll out, solution design, product management, use case design... Read More →

Wednesday October 7, 2015 09:50 - 10:00