Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference where developers working on embedded Linux and industrial IoT products and deployments gather for education and collaboration, paving the way for innovation. Attend, and join 800+ technical experts paving the way for transformation in these key areas from across the globe for education, collaboration and deep dive learning opportunities.
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2019 Keynote Speakers
General Manager of Networking, The Linux FoundationArpit Joshipura brings over 25 years of networking expertise and vision to The Linux Foundation, with technical depth and business breadth. He has instrumented and led major industry disruptions across enterprises, carriers, and cloud architectures, including IP, broadband, optical, mobile, routing, switching, L4-7, cloud, disaggregation, SDN/NFV, and open networking, and has been an early evangelist for open source. Arpit has served as CMO/VP in startups and larger enterprises, including Prevoty, Dell/Force10, Ericsson/Redback, ONI/CIENA, and BNR/Nortel, leading strategy, product management, marketing, engineering, and technology standards functions.
Chief Technology Officer, Red HatChris Wright is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Red Hat. Chris leads the Office of the CTO, which is responsible for incubating emerging technologies and developing forward-looking perspectives on innovations such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, distributed storage, software defined networking and network functions virtualization, containers, automation and continuous delivery, and distributed ledger. During his more than 20 years as a software engineer, Chris has worked in the telecommunications industry on high availability and distributed systems, and in the Linux industry on security, virtualization, and networking. He has been a Linux developer for more than 15 years, most of that time spent working deep in the Linux kernel. He is passionate about open source software serving as the foundation for next generation IT systems. He lives in sunny Portland, OR, where he is happily engaged in open source projects such as OpenDaylight, Open vSwitch, OPNFV, OpenStack, Open Container Initiative, and Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
Christina Dunbar- Hester
Faculty Member, USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and JournalismChristina Dunbar-Hester is a faculty member at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She is the author of the forthcoming Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures (Princeton University Press), an ethnographic exploration of advocacy to address diversity issues in open technology communities like hackerspaces and open source software. She is also the author of Low Power to the People: Pirates, Protest, and Politics in FM Radio Activism (MIT Press, 2014), which examines activism to promote local community radio even in a “digital” age (and was the co-winner of the 2014 McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communications Technology Research). She holds a Ph.D. in Science & Technology Studies from Cornell University.
Dr. Nicole Forsgren
Research and Strategist, Google CloudDr. Nicole Forsgren does research and strategy at Google Cloud following the acquisition of her startup DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) by Google. She is co-author of the book Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps, and is best known for her work measuring the technology process and as the lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date. She has been an entrepreneur, professor, sysadmin, and performance engineer. Nicole’s work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Nicole earned her PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona, and is a Research Affiliate at Clemson University and Florida International University.
The Linux FoundationGreg Kroah-Hartmanは、カーネル レベルで Linux をメンテナンスする著名なソフトウェア開発者のひとりです。今後彼は Linux Foundation フェローとして、完全に中立な環境で Linux の安定版カーネル ブランチや各種サブシステムのメンテナンス作業を継続します。また、Linux を進化させるために、The Linux Foundation の メンバーやプロジェクト、および重要なプロジェクトと密接に連携します。 Greg は Linux Driver プロジェクトを立ち上げ、管理しています。また、現在は Linux の安定版カーネル ブランチと各種サブシステム (USB、ステージング、ドライバー コア、tty、sysfs など) をメンテナンスしています。以前はSUSEのフェローでした。 オレゴン州立大学のオープン ソース ラボのアドバイザーや、The Linux Foundationのテクニカル アドバイザリ ボードのメンバーも務め、開発者や業界のイベントでさまざまな基調講演を行っており、Linuxデバイス ドライバーとLinuxカーネル開発に関する書籍も2冊執筆しています。
Corporate Vice President & General Manager, Open Source Technology Center, IntelImad Sousou is corporate vice president and general manager of the Open Source Technology Center at Intel Corporation. Sousou is responsible for leading Intel's efforts in open source software across technologies and market segments. These include: Linux-based operating systems such as Linux for data center and devices, Google Android and Chrome OS, and Alibaba AliOS; cloud and data center stacks such as orchestrators, containers, virtualization, as well as cloud and networking system components; and IoT/edge system software including, robotics operating system, drone system software, real-time operating systems, microcontroller operating systems, embedded Linux, and software defined cockpit and client device software. He also leads development of software solutions such as Clear Linux, Zephyr, and Yocto and drives the technical relationship and enabling for Linux operating system vendors, cloud service providers, and original equipment manufacturers supporting customer platforms with on-site engineering and enabling partner products to ensure they include the latest Intel technologies. Sousou joined Intel in 1994 as a senior software engineer. Prior to leading the Open Source Technology Center, he was director of telecom software programs in the Intel Communications Group and director of software engineering in the Home Products Group. He began his career as a software engineer at Central Point Software working on system utilities for the Apple Mac OS. Intel has twice honored Sousou with the Intel Achievement Award; in 2007 for his role in the agreement with Sun Microsystems on Open Solaris, and in 2011 for leadership through open source solutions. Sousou sits on the board of directors at the OpenStack Foundation, the Open Connectivity Foundation, the Dronecode Foundation, and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation; on the advisory board for the Core Infrastructure Initiative at the Linux Foundation; and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Portland State University.
Senior Research Manager (Staff Scientist) in Uber AI Labs.Jeff Clune is the Loy and Edith Harris Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Wyoming and a Senior Research Manager and founding member of Uber AI Labs, which was formed after Uber acquired a startup he helped lead. Jeff focuses on robotics and training deep neural networks via deep learning, including deep reinforcement learning. Since 2015, he co-authored a robotics paper on the cover of Nature and a deep learning paper on the cover of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, he won an NSF CAREER award, his deep learning papers were awarded honors (best paper awards and/or oral presentations) at the top machine learning conferences (NeurIPS, CVPR, ICLR, and ICML), and he was an invited speaker at many universities and machine learning events. His research is regularly covered in the press, including the New York Times, NPR, NBC, Wired, the BBC, the Economist, Science, Nature, National Geographic, the Atlantic, and the New Scientist. Prior to becoming a professor, he was a Research Scientist at Cornell University and received degrees from Michigan State University (PhD, master’s) and the University of Michigan (bachelor’s).
The Linux FoundationJim は、ここ 10 年あまりの三大技術トレンドであるモバイル コンピューティング、クラウド コンピューティング、およびオープン ソース ソフトウェアの分野でキャリアを重ねています。現在は The Linux Foundation のエグゼクティブ ディレクターとしてこの経験を生かし、オープン ソースや Linux を使用した技術革新の加速に取り組んでいます。 彼は The Linux Foundation において、IBM、Intel、Google、Samsung、Qualcomm をはじめとする世界的な技術企業と協力し、サーバー、クラウド、および各種の新モバイル コンピューター機器の次世代コンピューター機能の定義を推進しています。ベンダー中立な The Linux Foundation のディレクターである彼は、独特の集約的な観点から世界の技術産業を見ることができます。 Jim は、技術業界の経済変革に関する見識が評価されています。彼の執筆は、Businessweek や Wired をはじめとする著名技術ジャーナルに掲載されており、業界のさまざまなイベントにおける常連の基調講演者です。Splashtop をはじめとする企業への起業アドバイスも数多く行っており、Global Economic Symposium、Open Source For America、および Chinese Open Source Promotion Union の役員も務めています。
Student & Research Collaborator, Intel LabsKairan Quazi is a Research Collaborator with Intel Labs’ Anticipatory Computing Lab. His current project is focused on the next generation development of the Stephen Hawking ACAT. In the fall, Kairan will be entering 5th grade and his 2nd year at Las Positas College, where he is working toward his Associate degree in Mathematics. Kairan is an extroverted learner with a passion for current events and all things STEM. He is an advanced Python programmer with proficiency in over 12 coding languages and interfaces. He also enjoys reading, gaming, collecting Pokémon cards, traveling, and making friends. Kairan is a Davidson Institute Young Scholar and a member of the Johns Hopkins Study of Exceptional Talent. Kairan has been featured on Good Morning America, Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and numerous local and international media outlets. You can follow his adventures by subscribing to his YouTube vlog, “Kairan Quazi - Let’s Go Molecular!”, and via Twitter (KairanQuazi1) and Instagram (thepythonkairan).
Distinguished Professor, University of MarylandMichele Gelfand is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. Gelfand uses field, experimental, computational, and neuroscience methods to understand the evolution of culture--as well as its multilevel consequences for human groups. Her work has been cited over 20,000 times and has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, National Public Radio, Voice of America, Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, The Economist, De Standard, among other outlets.
Director of Cloud-Native Alliances, GitLabPriyanka Sharma is the Director of Cloud-Native Alliances at GitLab Inc. She also serves on the board of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and has deep expertise in DevOps and observability. A former entrepreneur with a passion for growing developer products through open source communities, Priyanka also advises startups at HeavyBit industries, an accelerator for developer products. Priyanka holds a BA in political science from Stanford University and loves reading, adventuring, and tending to her plants in her spare time.