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Wednesday, August 29


Keynote: State of Linux - Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
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Jim Zemlin, The Linux Foundation

Zemlin’s career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, SaaS and open source software. Today, as executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses this experience to accelerate the adoption of Linux and support the future of... Read More →

Wednesday August 29, 2012 9:15am - 9:30am
Grand Ballroom


Keynote Panel: What is the Open Cloud? Stacks, Platforms and Open Source - Joe Brockmeier, Citrix; Greg DeKoenigsberg, Eucalyptus Systems; Stefano Maffulli, OpenStack; John Mark Walker, Red Hat (Moderator)

Sam Ramji, Apigee

VP of Strategy, Apigee
Sam Ramji is VP of Strategy at Apigee, enterprise API technology and free developer tools. Sam brings over 15 years of industry experience in enterprise software, product development, and open source strategy. Prior to Apigee, Ramji led open source strategy across Microsoft. He was... Read More →
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Joe Brockmeier, Citrix

Joe Brockmeier is a open source evangelist for Citrix, working on the Apache CloudStack (incubating) project. Joe has a long history of involvement with open source, and has also worked for Novell as the openSUSE community manager. He has also spent many years working as a technology... Read More →

John Mark Walker, Red Hat

John Mark is an experienced Open Source community guy. His first foray into the Open Source business was at VA Linux Systems, beginning a career that has stretched over ten years. John Mark has made stops at such startups as Groundwork, Hyperic, Splunk and, now, Gluster (acquired... Read More →

Stefano Maffulli, OpenStack

OpenStack community manager, Stefano built his career around Free Software and open source. As Italian Chancellor of the Free Software Foundation Europe, he also created the FSFE Fellowship participation program. Later as community manager of leading mobile open source sync solution... Read More →

Greg DeKoenigsberg, Eucalyptus Systems

Greg DeKoenigsberg is the Vice President of Community at Eucalyptus Systems, the world's leading open source private cloud vendor. He was previously Senior Community Architect for open source leader Red Hat. where he served in various community leadership roles, including a term as... Read More →

Wednesday August 29, 2012 9:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom


Keynote: Infrastructure and the Cloud - Kirk Bresniker, Vice President, Chief Technologist and HP Fellow, HP
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Kirk Bresniker, HP

Vice President, Chief Technologist and HP Fellow, HP
Kirk Bresniker sets the technology direction for the Business Critical Systems unit at HP. He and his team play a vital role in delivering the future direction for HP’s mission critical offerings. Bresniker additionally focuses on integrating Business Critical Systems technologists... Read More →

Wednesday August 29, 2012 10:00am - 10:20am
Grand Ballroom


Keynote: The Importance of Linux at Intel - Imad Sousou, Director, Intel Open Source Technology Center

Join Imad Sousou as he discusses the significance of Linux development at Intel across a range of computing devices and platforms.  He will share how Intel successfully and effectively contributes code upstream and how collaboration with the Linux and open source communities is a key component to creating and maintaining healthy open ecosystems.


Imad Sousou, Intel

Imad Sousou is the Director of Intel's Open Source Technology Center (OTC), which is chartered with driving Linux and Open Source strategy and execution across Intel platforms and technologies. Imad manages the technology aspects of Linux and Open Source software, including leading... Read More →

Wednesday August 29, 2012 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Grand Ballroom


Keynote: Open Cloud, Collapsing the Layers - Kyle MacDonald, VP of Cloud, Canonical

Kyle MacDonald, Canonical

Kyle MacDonald is Vice President of Cloud at Canonical.  He is responsible for strategy and execution of the Ubuntu Cloud business. Mr. MacDonald served as Chief Evangelist at Cloud.com, Inc.  He also served as Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at Hosting.com/Wachovia... Read More →

Wednesday August 29, 2012 4:20pm - 4:40pm
Grand Ballroom


Keynote Panel: State of the Linux Kernel featuring Linus Torvalds, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Ted Ts'o, Sarah Sharp and James Bottomley (moderator)
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James Bottomley

James Bottomley is an active member of the open source community. He maintains the SCSI subsystem, the MCA subsystem, the Linux Voyager port and the 53c700 driver. He was born and grew up in the United Kingdom. He went to university at Cambridge in 1985 for both his undergraduate... Read More →

Greg Kroah-Hartman

Kroah-Hartman is among a distinguished group of software developers that maintain Linux at the kernel level. In his role as Linux Foundation Fellow, KroahHartman will continue his work as the maintainer for the Linux stable kernel branch and a variety of subsystems while working in... Read More →

Sarah Sharp

Sarah Sharp is a Linux Kernel hacker at Intel’s Open Source Technology Center. In her spare time, she volunteers for the Portland State Aerospace Society, an open source/open hardware group that builds amateur rockets. Sarah is also a member of Portland’s Code ’N Splode group. Sarah... Read More →

Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds created the Linux kernel and oversaw open source development of the widely-used Linux operating system. Torvalds was born on December 28, 1969 in Helsinki, Finland. Torvalds enrolled at the University of Helsinki in 1988, graduating with a master's degree in computer... Read More →

Ted Ts'o

Theodore Ts'o was the first North American Linux Kernel Developer, and organizes the Annual Linux Kernel Developer's Summit, which brings together the top 75 Linux Kernel Developers from all over the world for an annual face-to-face meeting. He was a founding board member of the Free... Read More →

Wednesday August 29, 2012 4:40pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom
Thursday, August 30


Keynote: Mobility, Proximal Data and Compute Meshes - Rob Chandhok, President, Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. (QuIC)

Several key factors point to an array of interesting and powerful new mobile use cases tied tightly to personal and immediate control by theend user:  1) the ubiquity of mobile devices, 2) the growing number ofintelligent devices that surround mobile users as they go about their daily lives, and 3) the ability these devices have to form proxima lcommunication networks.  For example, the device you always have with you is contextually aware of your location, habits and preferences (inferred and explicit); when it also can tap into the proximal datacloud and the resources and services of devices in the user's immediate environment, it will unleash the potential for innovation around this "internet of things" and dramatically change how people interact with the world around them.  Rob will talk about how mobility, proximal data and proximal communication enabled by meshes will help to create new ways of interacting in both the developed and developing world.

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Rob Chandhok, Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. (QulC)

Rob Chandhok serves as senior vice president of software strategy for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT), and president of Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. (QuIC), a wholly owned Qualcomm subsidiary.  In his role as senior vice president of software strategy, Chandhok is responsible... Read More →

Thursday August 30, 2012 9:15am - 9:35am
Grand Ballroom


Open Compute Project: Making Hardware More Open - Amir Michael, Facebook

We've all seen the impact that open source has had on innovation in software; open sharing and collaboration have been at the root of some of our greatest achievements as an industry. But the pace of innovation in the hardware space - and especially in the physical infrastructure that powers the web - has been markedly slower. When Facebook announced the formation of the Open Compute Project in April 2011, we posed an audacious question to the industry: What if hardware were open? In this session, Facebook's Amir Michael will discuss the Open Compute Project's progress toward accomplishing that goal, some of the challenges the OCP community has faced, and the group's vision for the future.

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Amir Michael, Facebook

Amir Michael joined Facebook in 2009 and leads the system engineering team responsible for developing the next-generation hardware infrastructure that powers one of the most-trafficked sites in the world. Amir was part of a small team at Facebook that developed datacenter and server... Read More →

Thursday August 30, 2012 9:35am - 9:55am
Grand Ballroom


Keynote: The Open Source Technology Behind a Tweet - Chris Aniszczyk, Open Source Manager, Twitter
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Chris Aniszcyk, Twitter

Chris Aniszczyk is the Open Source Manager at Twitter and tends to be all over the eclipse.org community by committing on various projects and helping new eclipse.org projects off the ground. He is the co-author of The Eclipse Rich Client Platform book and has been recognized by the... Read More →

Thursday August 30, 2012 9:55am - 10:15am
Grand Ballroom


Keynote: Service Oriented Clouds: Responding to Lines of Business - Michael Miller, Vice President of Global Alliances, SUSE

Michael Miller, SUSE

As Vice President of Global Alliances & Marketing for SUSE, Michael Miller is responsible for growing the SUSE Linux business globally through key alliances and innovative technology initiatives. Miller has over 14 years of experience across a broad range of leadership and management... Read More →

Thursday August 30, 2012 4:30pm - 4:50pm
Grand Ballroom


Keynote: Enterprise Linux Success Factors - Tim Burke, Red Hat

Linux, which is deployed in over 80% of Fortune 500 companies, recently celebrated its 20th year. This is a great triumph for the Linux community and its adopters. But the success didn't "just happen."

In this presentation, Tim Burke, Red Hat’s VP of platform engineering, will highlight the contributing factors that have enabled Linux to be consumable and robust enough to be the foundation of the most demanding workloads while at the same time delivering key innovations. Beyond the traditional datacenter, Linux continues to be the foundation of the current disruptive wave of cloud computing, big data, and scale-out architectures. Burke will also describe how Linux enterprise productization is adapting to meet these new challenges.


Tim Burke, Red Hat

Vice President, Platform Engineering, Red Hat
With more than 25 years experience in the industry and as vice president of engineering, Tim Burke heads the development teams for the No. 1 Linux enterprise operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and the Fedora Project open source distribution. He has led the delivery of Red... Read More →

Thursday August 30, 2012 4:50pm - 5:10pm
Grand Ballroom


Keynote: The Nature of Innovation in a Collaboration Economy - Phil McKinney, Former HP executive and author of “Beyond the Obvious: Killer Questions That Spark Game-Changing Innovation"

Phil McKinney

Phil McKinney, an Innovation Consultant, has held technology and innovation leadership positions in a number of leading companies and has been widely profiled in leading media outlets. His first book,Beyond The Obvious, was released February 2012 Phil recently retired (December 2011... Read More →

Thursday August 30, 2012 5:10pm - 5:40pm
Grand Ballroom
Friday, August 31


Keynote Panel: IaaS vs PaaS: Composable Primitives for building in the Cloud - Kyle MacDonald, Canonical; Craig McLuckie, Google; Duncan Johnston-Watt, Cloudsoft; Christopher Brown, Opscode

Kyle MacDonald, Canonical

Kyle MacDonald is Vice President of Cloud at Canonical.  He is responsible for strategy and execution of the Ubuntu Cloud business. Mr. MacDonald served as Chief Evangelist at Cloud.com, Inc.  He also served as Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at Hosting.com/Wachovia... Read More →

Duncan Johnston-Watt, Cloudsoft

Duncan Johnston-Watt is a serial entrepreneur and industry visionary with over twenty years experience in the software industry. Immediately prior to founding Cloudsoft Duncan was CTO at Enigmatec Corporation, the enterprise data center automation company he founded in 2001. A... Read More →
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Christopher Brown, Opscode

Christopher Brown joins Opscode from Microsoft, where he was a Director of Engineering for the Edge Computing Network within Global Foundation Services. Prior to Microsoft, Christopher was a Founding Member, Architect, and Lead Developer for Amazon.com's Elastic Compute Cloud ("EC2... Read More →

Friday August 31, 2012 9:15am - 9:45am
Grand Ballroom


Keynote: The Cloud in 20 Years - Peder Ulander, Vice President of Product Marketing, Cloud Platform Group at Citrix Systems

Peder Ulander

Peder Ulander is Vice President of Product Marketing, Cloud Platform Group at Citrix Systems. He is passionate about new, disruptive markets and has a strong track record of bringing new, market defining open source technologies to market. Prior to its acquisition by Citrix, Ulander... Read More →

Friday August 31, 2012 9:45am - 10:05am
Grand Ballroom


Keynote: Linux Tales from the Trenches of an Ultra Demanding Cloud Data Center - Mark Sunday, Senior VP and CIO & Wim Coekaerts, SVP, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle

There is no doubt that Linux has proved to be a very viable and attractive technology for enabling large scale cloud deployments. Oracle CIO, Mark Sunday will discuss how Oracle has built and expanded its data center using Linux over the last many years while going through multiple acquisitions, hundreds of thousands of customers and thousands of employees and partners. How did Linux perform under pressure of constant and rapid growth and scale?

In addition, Wim Coekaerts, Oracle's Senior Vice President of Linux and Virtualization Engineering will discuss how Linux is evolving to accommodate even more demanding mobile, web and cloud applications, much larger and varied data sets, and a need for better testing, optimization, and instant provisioning of Linux solutions. We'll look into the crystal ball and see what's next for Linux!




Mark Sunday, Oracle

Mark Sunday is Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President at Oracle, responsible for the company's information technology used globally, as well as the operational infrastructure for Oracle's On-Demand product offerings. Prior to joining Oracle, Mark was Senior Vice President... Read More →
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Wim Coekaerts, Oracle

Wim Coekaerts is the Senior Vice President of Linux and Virtualization Engineering for Oracle. He is responsible for Oracle's complete desktop to data center virtualization product line and the Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program. Mr. Coekaerts joined Oracle in 1995.

Friday August 31, 2012 10:05am - 10:30am
Grand Ballroom