Automotive Linux Summit and Open Source Summit Japan Keynote Speakers and Schedule Announced

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Premier open source event in Japan returns for 2019 with keynotes from GitLab, Uber and Linux Foundation fellows, among others

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 21, 2019 — The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source has announced the speaker line up for Open Source Summit Japan and Automotive Linux Summit. One registration provides access to all content at both events, which will be held July 17-19 at the Toranomon Hills Forum in Tokyo.

Open Source Summit Japan (OSSJ) and Automotive Linux Summit (ALS) will bring together top talent from companies on the leading edge of innovation including Toyota Motor Corporation, Uber, Intel, Sony, Google, Microsoft and more. Talks will cover a range of topics, with ALS talks on everything from infrastructure and hardware to compliance and security; and OSSJ sessions on AI, Linux systems, cloud infrastructure, cloud native applications, open networking, edge computing, safety and security and open source best practices.

Keynote Speakers for the events include:

  • Dan Cauchy, Executive Director, Automotive Grade Linux & GM, Automotive, the Linux Foundation
  • Jonathan Corbet, Author, Kernel Developer and Executive Editor of
  • Travis Gorkin, Engineering Manager, Uber
  • Greg Kroah-Hartman, Fellow, the Linux Foundation
  • Kohsuke Kawaguchi, Creator of Jenkins & CTO, CloudBees
  • Calista Redmond, CEO, RISC-V Foundation
  • Priyanka Sharma, Director of Alliances, GitLab

Open Source Summit Japan Session Highlights:

  • Stream Processing on the Edge – Eduardo Silva, Arm / Treasure Data
  • The Challenge and Solutions to Implement DevSecOps into Large Banks – Jihai Zhou, HSBC
  • Building Kubernetes Cloud: Real-World Deployment Examples, Challenges and Approaches – Alena Prokharchyk, Rancher Labs, Inc.
  • Recent Enhancements of Node-RED for Rapid Development of Large Scale and Robust IoT Applications – Hiroyasu Nishiyama, Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Webauthn on Linux with a TPM via the HID Gadget – James Bottomley, IBM
  • From User to Contributor: How Documentation Enables Vibrant Open Source Communities – Riona MacNamara & Griselda Cuevas, Google
  • Istio on Knative Lessons Learned: How Istio is Fit for Serverless Platform – Iris (ShaoJun) Ding & Daisy (Ying Chun) Guo, IBM

Automotive Linux Summit Session Highlights:

  • HTML5 Apps on AGL Platform with the Web Application Manager – Julie Kim, Igalia
  • Securing Software-over-the-air Updates from Nation State Actors – Justin Cappos, New York University
  • Creating Your Own Project on-top of AGL – Jan-Simon Moeller, the Linux Foundation
  • PipeWire in the Heart of Future Car Multimedia – George Kiagiadakis, Collabora
  • Infrastructure for cooperative automated public transportation system – Seung-Mo Cho, SK Telekom
  • The Road to Safety Certification: Overcoming Community Challenges to institutionalize changes required for Safety Certification – Lars Kurth, Xen Project

“By bringing together a diverse group of industry talent, Open Source Summit Japan and Automotive Linux Summit offer a unique and valuable opportunity for community building and growth,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director, the Linux Foundation. “Linux Foundation events provide developers, business managers and others interested in open source innovation the opportunity to collaborate and learn under one roof.”

The conference agenda for both Open Source Summit Japan and Automotive Linux Summit can be viewed here. Academic and non-profit discounts are available; view website for details. Applications for diversity and needs-based scholarships are also being accepted through July 1, 2019. Click here for information on eligibility and how to apply.

Register by June 17 to save on conference passes. Attendees who identify as women or non-binary are invited to join our first Women in Open Source Lunch in Japan, and can register here.

Open Source Summit Japan is the leading conference for technologists and open source industry leaders to collaborate and share information, learn about the latest in open source technologies, and find out how to gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions. Automotive Linux Summit gathers the most innovative minds from automotive expertise and open source excellence, including automotive system engineers, Linux experts, R&D managers and business executives to drive the future of embedded devices in the automotive arena.

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