Keynote Speakers Announced for Japan’s LinuxCon, CloudOpen and Automotive Linux Summit

 Linux creator Linus Torvalds is joined by executives, IT managers and developers from Fujitsu, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, Open Compute Foundation, and more

TOKYO, April 25, 2013 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the keynote speakers for Japan’s premier Linux and open source events, LinuxCon, CloudOpen and this spring’s Automotive Linux Summit.

The Automotive Linux Summit takes place May 27-28, 2013 and is immediately followed by LinuxCon Japan and CloudOpen Japan on May 29-31, 2013. All events will be hosted at the Chinzan-so Hotel & Conference Center in Tokyo, Japan.

LinuxCon Japan is the premiere Linux conference in Asia that brings together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts. It is designed to encourage collaboration and support future interaction between Japan and other Asia Pacific countries and the rest of the global Linux community.

In 2012, The Linux Foundation introduced a new annual technical conference, CloudOpen, designed to provide a collaboration and education space to advance the open cloud. This year for the first time, CloudOpen Japan will take place and will celebrate and explore the open source projects, technologies and companies who make up the cloud. CloudOpen Japan brings together the open source projects, products and companies that are driving the cloud and big data ecosystems today, along with best practices from the world of traditional open source. Both LinuxCon Japan and CloudOpen Japan are included in one registration fee for attendees.

The Automotive Linux Summit Spring event will bring together the most innovative minds from the automotive industry and open source communities, including automotive systems engineers, Linux experts, R&D managers, business executives, open source licensing and compliance specialists and community developers. The Automotive Linux Summit will deliver top-notch speaking talent from across Japan, Asia and the entire globe, innovative and abundant program content, and a wide variety of opportunities to connect with peers.

The following confirmed keynote speakers and presentations will set the stage for discussion on such topics as automotive engineering, big data, cloud computing, virtualization, mobile and embedded development, and kernel development,

Confirmed keynote speakers and topics include:

 LinuxCon & CloudOpen Japan 2013

  • Cole Crawford, Chief Operating Officer at Open Compute Foundation: “The Open Source Data Center: The Holy Grail of Computing and Community Driven Innovation.
  • Jon Corbet, Kernel Contributor and Editor at LWN.net: “Linux Weather Forecast.”
  • Yoshiya Eto, Director, Fujitsu: “Open Source Development in Real Business.”
  • Linux Creator Linus Torvalds in discussion with Intel's Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist, Dirk Hohndel: “Linux: Where Are We Going.”

 Automotive Linux Summit Spring 2013

  • Jaguar Land Rover’s Technology Lead for the Next-Generation of Infotainment Systems, Matt Jones will cover how the company is using Linux and the collaborative development model to design the cars of tomorrow.
  • Nissan’s Chief Service Specialist of Vehicle IT Division, Toshiro Muramatsu will share his vision for a new paradigm of automotive infotainment.

For more information about LinuxCon Japan and CloudOpen Japan, including how to register and to view the complete schedule, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-japan or http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudopen-japan

For more information about the Spring Automotive Linux Summit, including how to register and to view the complete schedule, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/automotive-linux-summit-spring

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences, including LinuxCon and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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