The Linux Foundation Announces Speakers and Sessions for Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit North America

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Leaders in open source embedded and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) development will gather to exchange knowledge and collaborate on new and upcoming advances

SAN FRANCISCO, January 25, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the program for Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit North America, taking place March 12-14 in Portland, OR. Attendees have access to all sessions and activities at both events, which are co-located in the same venue.

Now in its 13th year, Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. The conference gathers user-space developers, product vendors, kernel and systems developers to collaborate.

Launched in 2016, OpenIoT Summit is a technical conference for the developers and architects working on industrial IoT. It provides the technical knowledge needed to deliver smart connected products and solutions that take advantage of the rapid evolution of IoT technologies. It is the only IoT event focused on the development of open IoT solutions.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Massimo Banzi, Co-Founder, Arduino Project
  • Tim Bird, Senior Software Engineer, Sony Electronics
  • Amber Case, Author and Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center
  • Jonathan Corbet, Author, Kernel Developer and Executive Editor of
  • Philip DesAutels, PhD, Senior Director of IoT, The Linux Foundation
  • Patricia Florissi, VP & Global CTO for Sales, Dell EMC
  • Antony Passemard, Product Management Lead – Cloud IoT, Google
  • Imad Sousou, Vice President, Software and Services Group & General Manager, Intel Open Source Technology Center, Intel Corporation
  • Kate Stewart, Senior Director of Strategic Programs, The Linux Foundation
  • Daniel Wilson, Roboticist & Author

Embedded Linux Conference session highlights include:

  • What Every Driver Developer Should Know About RT – Julia Cartwright, National Instruments
  • The Salmon Diet: Up-streaming Drivers as a Form of Optimization – Gilad Ben-Yossef, Arm
  • Not Really, but Kind of Real Time Linux – Sandra Capri, Ambient Sensors
  • An Introduction to Asymmetric Multiprocessing: When This Architecture Can Be a Game Changer and How to Survive it – Nicola La Gloria & Laura Nao, Kynetics

OpenIoT Summit session highlights include:

  • Using Microservices to Create a Flexible IoT Software Platform – Jim White, Dell
  • Mozilla’s IoT Framework: Putting People First – Kathy Giori, Mozilla
  • Building an Open Source Stack for IoT Analytics – Fangjin Yang, Imply
  • Mixed Critical IoT Edge Systems Through Virtualization – Michele Paolino, Virtual Open Systems

The full lineup of sessions can be viewed here.

One registration provides access to all activities at both Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit. Registration is discounted to $550 through January 28. Discounted academic and hobbyist rates are also available. Applications for diversity scholarships are currently being accepted. For information on eligibility and how to apply, please click here.

The Linux Foundation events are where the world’s leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Dan Brown at

These events are made possible thanks to Diamond Sponsor Intel; Platinum Sponsor Qualcomm; and Gold Sponsor Civil Infrastructure Platform.

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