New event to help financial IT executives learn about open source best practices and technologies

SAN FRANCISCO, February 13, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the launch of a new event, Open FinTech Forum: AI, Blockchain, Kubernetes & Quantum on Wall Street (OFTF), taking place October 10-11, 2018 in New York City.

OFTF will bring CIOs and senior technologists from financial services firms together with open source community maintainers and strategists to learn about building internal open source programs and get an in depth look at how to use the most disruptive open source technologies of the moment to drive efficiency and flexibility; enable new products, services and capabilities; strengthen license compliance; and attract and maintain top talent.

“We’ve created this event in part because we’re seeing strong interest from the financial services industry in contributing to projects like Hyperledger, Cloud Foundry Foundation, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, OpenMAMA and others,” said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation. “We want others to understand how they can be involved in open source as they evolve their own solutions. Open FinTech Forum will provide an opportunity for financial services firms to continue to learn the best ways to consume, and contribute to, open source technologies.”

The two day forum will feature technical tracks on:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain/Distributed Ledger
  • Kubernetes, Containers & Cloud Native Apps
  • Networking
  • Quantum Computing

There will also be an in depth tutorial on building internal open source programs.

The Linux Foundation in accepting proposals for sessions through July 13, 2018 at 11:59 pm PT.

Registration is now open, and options include one day passes for tutorials on October 10th or keynotes and technical tracks on October 11, as well as a combo pass for both days. As with all Linux Foundation events, diversity and needs-based scholarships are available.

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

Members of the media who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Dan Brown at dbrown@linuxfoundation.org.

Additional Resources

YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (https://youtu.be/X_rLxfmLlYY)

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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Hosted by The Linux Foundation, the premier open networking event includes over 75 sessions across Business & Architecture, Technical and General Interest Tracks, Developer Forums, Tutorials, Keynotes and more

SAN FRANCISCO, February 8, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the full schedule of sessions, speakers and activities for Open Networking Summit North America, taking place March 26-29 in Los Angeles. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Integrate. Automate. Accelerate.’

Open Networking Summit (ONS) is the industry’s premier open networking event, gathering enterprises, service providers and cloud providers across the ecosystem to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of open source networking, including software defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), orchestration and the automation of cloud, network and IoT services.

Keynote speakers come from companies representing the growing networking ecosystem including Alibaba, Arm, Amazon Web Services, AT&T, Ciena, Dell EMC, Ericsson, Google, Huawei, Intel, LF Networking, Nokia, ONF, Uber and VMware.

Session highlights include:

  • Automate or Die: 5 Network Automation Things You Have to Do – Eric Hanselman, 451 Research
  • Platform Approach for SDN Predictive Management Using AI and ML – David Lu & George Sultana, AT&T
  • Colt’s Evolution: From MPLS to Cloud Networking – Javier Benitez, Colt Technology Services
  • Containers and Clusters for Customer Success – Balasubramaniyan Kannan, Equinix
  • K8Guard an Auditing System for Kubernetes – Medya Ghazizadeh, Google
  • Intelligence Driven Network: The “Next Hop” of Internet – David Meyer & Zhibo Gong, Huawei
  • Creating a Safer, Smart Ride – NFV for Automotive – Steven Furr & Trinath Somanchi, NXP
  • Istio and Envoy: Enabling Sidecars for Microservices – Angela Chin, Pivotal
  • 5G and Open Source Networking – Jamil Chawki, Orange
  • A New Software Engineering Methodology for creating Resilient Microservices – Pethuru Raj, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.

The full agenda can be viewed here.

Co-located events and onsite activities at ONS include:

  • Open Networking Innovation Forum (ONIF) – An invitation-only think tank gathering leaders from across the networking ecosystem to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing open networking acceleration and the open source business model.
  • Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) – The premier venue for research publications on SDN.
  • Developer Forums – LF Networking, Open Networking Foundation, and Acumos Project will be holding developer forums on Monday, March 26 and the morning of Tuesday, March 27, prior to ONS, to provide developers an opportunity for deep technical discussions, cross-project collaboration, hacking and more.
  • Evening Events – ONS offers an invitation-only Partner Reception on Tuesday evening at the Grammy Museum, in addition to all-attendee receptions onsite Wednesday and at The Majestic on Thursday.
  • Solutions & Demo Showcase – Expo floor featuring a combination of hand-picked demonstrations of collaborative multi-organization solutions at the cutting edge of open source networking, along with demos from leading networking organizations.
  • Morning Activities – Attendees can participate in a 5K Fun Run or a Morning Meditation session.
  • Child Care – To make the conference more accessible for parents, complimentary child care is provided onsite (RSVP required no later than March 2).

Registration is discounted to $1195 through February 11. Members of The Linux Foundation and the LF Networking Fund receive a 20% discount. Discounted academic and student rates are also available. Applications for diversity and needs-based 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 dbrown@linuxfoundation.org.

This event is made possible thanks to Diamond Sponsor Arm; Platinum Sponsors Alibaba Cloud, Dell EMC, Ericsson and Huawei; Gold Sponsors Ciena and Nokia; and Silver Sponsors ADTRAN, Fujitsu, Inocybe, and Lumina Networks.

Additional Resources

YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (https://youtu.be/X_rLxfmLlYY)

Open Networking Summit 2017 Event Recap (https://events17.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-networking-summit-north-america)

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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Invitation-only summit will gather open source leaders from across Linux Foundation projects and member organizations to collaborate, learn and share best practices

SAN FRANCISCO, February 6, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the schedule of sessions and speakers for Open Source Leadership Summit, taking place March 6-8 in Sonoma, CA.

The Linux Foundation Open Source Leadership Summit is the premier forum where open source leaders from The Linux Foundation and Linux Foundation member organizations convene to drive digital transformation and learn how to collaboratively manage the largest shared technology investment of our time. An intimate, by invitation only event, Open Source Leadership Summit fosters innovation, growth and partnerships among the leading projects and corporations working in open technology development. It is a must-attend for business and technical leaders looking to advance open source strategy, implementation and investment.

The full lineup of sessions can be viewed here, and includes tracks and sessions on Business Leadership & Change Management; Automating Compliance; Best Practices in Open Source Development; Growing & Sustaining Project Communities; Certifying Open Source Projects; Open Source Future Trends; and Open Source Program Office Best Practices and Case Studies.

Open Source Leadership Summit also includes a variety of onsite activities in addition to educational sessions, including a winery tour and tasting, a hike, a walking tour of downtown Napa, nightly networking happy hours and a reception at Jacuzzi Vineyards.

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 dbrown@linuxfoundation.org.

Additional Resources

YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (https://youtu.be/X_rLxfmLlYY)

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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Premier open networking event featuring expert keynotes from one of the “fathers of the internet“ Vint Cerf, Alibaba, AT&T, Uber and more

SAN FRANCISCO, February 1, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the keynote speakers for Open Networking Summit North America, taking place March 26-29 in Los Angeles. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Integrate. Automate. Accelerate.’

Open Networking Summit (ONS) is the industry’s premier open networking event, gathering enterprises, service providers and cloud providers across the ecosystem to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of open source networking, including software defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), orchestration and the automation of cloud, network and IoT services.

ONS also includes the invitation-only Open Networking Innovation Forum (ONIF), a think tank gathering leaders from across the networking ecosystem to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing open networking acceleration and the open source business model. Other activities at ONS include a Solutions Showcase, vendor booths, evening social events and more.

Keynote speakers and panelists include:

  • Yiqun Cai, Vice President, Alibaba Group
  • Wendy Cartee, Senior Director of Cloud-Native Applications Marketing, VMware
  • Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
  • Justin Dustzadeh, Head of Global Network & Software Platform, Uber
  • Andre Fuetsch, President AT&T Labs and Chief Technology Officer, AT&T
  • Ron Haberman, Vice President, Emerging Products, Nokia Software
  • Mats Karlsson, Head of R&D and Portfolio, Ericsson
  • Nick McKeown, Chief Scientist, Chairman & Co-Founder of Barefoot Networks, and Professor at Stanford University
  • Bob Monkman, Director, Software Strategy and Ecosystem Programs, Network Infrastructure, Arm
  • Guru Parulkar, Executive Director of the Open Networking Foundation and Stanford Platform Lab at Stanford University

Additional keynotes as well as the full schedule of sessions will be announced next week.

Registration is discounted to $1195 through February 11. Members of The Linux Foundation and the LF Networking Fund receive a 20% discount. Discounted academic and student rates are also available. Applications for diversity and needs-based 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 dbrown@linuxfoundation.org.

These events are made possible thanks to Platinum Sponsors Alibaba Cloud, Dell EMC, Ericsson and Huawei; Gold Sponsor Nokia; and Silver Sponsors ADTRAN and Lumina Networks.

Additional Resources

YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (https://youtu.be/X_rLxfmLlYY)

Open Networking Summit 2017 Event Recap (https://events17.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-networking-summit-north-america)

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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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 LWN.net
  • 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 dbrown@linuxfoundation.org.

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

Additional Resources

YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (https://youtu.be/X_rLxfmLlYY)

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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Speaking proposals for summit sessions are being accepted through this Sunday

SAN FRANCISCO, January 18, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the lineup of keynote speakers for Open Source Leadership Summit, taking place March 6-8 in Sonoma, CA.

The Linux Foundation Open Source Leadership Summit is the premier forum where open source leaders convene to drive digital transformation with open source technologies and learn how to collaboratively manage the largest shared technology investment of our time. An intimate, by invitation only event, Open Source Leadership Summit fosters innovation, growth and partnerships among the leading projects and corporations working in open technology development. It is a must-attend for business and technical leaders looking to advance open source strategy, implementation and investment.

Confirmed keynote speakers and panelists for this year’s event include:

  • Deepak Agarwal, VP of Artificial Intelligence, LinkedIn
  • Subbu Allamaraju, VP of Technology, Expedia
  • Dustin Bennett, Software Engineer Sr. Manager, The Home Depot
  • Austen Collins, Founder & CEO, Serverless Inc.
  • Justin Dean, SVP Platform & TechOps, Ticketmaster
  • Ashley Eckard, Sr. Software Engineer, The Home Depot
  • Dr. Mazin Gilbert, Vice President of Advanced Technology, AT&T Labs
  • Chen Goldberg, Director of Engineering, Google Cloud
  • Nidhi Gupta, SVP of Engineering, Hired
  • Patrick Heim, Operating Partner & CISO, ClearSky Security
  • John M. Jack, Board Partner, Andreessen Horowitz and Advisor to The Linux Foundation
  • Edward Kearns, Chief Data Officer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Marten Mickos, CEO, HackerOne
  • Tarry Singh, Author, AI, ML & Deep Learning Executive, and Deep Learning Mentor at Coursera
  • Aaron Symanski, Chief Technology Officer, Change Healthcare
  • Rachel Thomas, Co-Founder, Fast.ai
  • Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

The full lineup of keynotes and sessions will be announced in early February.

Speaking proposals for summit sessions are still being accepted through this Sunday, January 21. Those wishing to submit a proposal can do so here.

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Dan Brown at dbrown@linuxfoundation.org.

Additional Resources

YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (https://youtu.be/X_rLxfmLlYY)

Open Source Leadership Summit 2017 Event Recap

(https://events17.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-source-leadership-summit)

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.