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Tuesday, October 4


Keynote: Welcome & Open Remarks - Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
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Jim Zemlin

Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
Jim Zemlin’s career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing, and open source software. Today, as executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses this experience to accelerate innovation in technology through... Read More →

Tuesday October 4, 2016 09:00 - 09:20
Potsdam I/II


Keynote: Incremental Revolution - What Docker Learned from the Open-Source Fire Hose - Solomon Hykes, Founder, CTO and Chief Product Officer, Docker
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Solomon Hykes

Docker, Founder, CTO and Chief Architect
Solomon Hykes is the founder, CTO and chief architect of Docker and the creator of the Docker open source initiative. In his role at Docker, he is focused on building a platform for developers and system administrators to build, ship, run and orchestrate distributed applications... Read More →

Tuesday October 4, 2016 09:25 - 09:45
Potsdam I/II


Keynote: OpenSDS – An Industry-Wide Collaboration for SDS Management - Steven Tan, Chief Architect & Cameron Bahar, SVP and Global CTO, Huawei
With the proliferation of compute and storage technologies, multiple vendors and open-sourced communities have emerged to provide storage solutions for the different computing frameworks. The end-result is often another storage decision problem for CIO’s and solution architects, storage management problem for DevOps, and additional development for storage vendors. This session discusses how the OpenSDS project attempts to solve this through an open development collaboration among users, vendors, and communities.  


Cameron Bahar

SVP & Global CTO, Huawei
Cameron Bahar joined Huawei in December 2012 as SVP and Global CTO of Huawei Storage. Cameron is responsible for architecture, strategy and technology direction of advanced enterprise and cloud storage platforms. Cameron also runs the US R&D Storage Lab focused on innovation and... Read More →

Steven Tan

VP & CTO Cloud Storage Solution, Huawei
Steven Tan is OpenSDS TSC chair, and VP & CTO Cloud Solution at Futurewei where he is responsible for cloud solutions, and open-source collaboration. Steven brings over 20 years of engineering experience spanning cloud, virtualization, data security, data management, and storage... Read More →

Tuesday October 4, 2016 09:50 - 10:05
Potsdam I/II


Keynote: Collaboration Beyond Code - Jilayne Lovejoy, Principal Open Source Counsel, ARM
Software is involved in all of today’s products. We all know that where there’s software, there is usually open source software. Gone are the days when one company could solely make a product itself. This results in an environment in which the same players are both competitors and allies dependent on each other.  Such dependence works best when it is based on trust and does not need to rely on information from behind  closed doors. OpenChain is an example of how collaborative models can be applied to create trust in the software supply chain and improve business practices. Jilayne will introduce OpenChain and show how collaboration goes beyond code.

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Jilayne Lovejoy

Jilayne Lovejoy is a lawyer and community leader specializing in open source. She participates in various open source groups, leads the Software Package Data Exchange® (SPDX) legal team, and is the SPDX License List maintainer. Jilayne was also a founding member of the OpenChain... Read More →

Tuesday October 4, 2016 10:10 - 10:30
Potsdam I/II


Keynote: Blurring the Lines: The Continuum Between Containers and VMs - Graham Whaley, Sr. Software Engineer, Intel

We all use containers and VMs, even if implicitly through the cloud, but so far the implementers choice has been 'VM or container?'. But it does not have to be that way, and it should not be that way - there is a continuum of features and benefits across the container/VM spectrum, and you should be able to choose which point on that continuum best suits you.

Projects such as Intel's Clear Containers are enabling this continuum and bringing the ability to choose the best of both worlds to the container ecosystem.

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Graham Whaley

Senior Software Engineer, Intel
Graham has been working on *nix systems since he first played with Version 7 Unix longer ago than he cares to remember. Having spent many years working on embedded systems and tooling, he has more recently been working within Intel's Opensource Technology Center, focussed on Kata... Read More →

Tuesday October 4, 2016 10:30 - 10:45
Potsdam I/II
Wednesday, October 5


Keynote: Introducing Hyperledger - Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger Project
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Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger Project
Brian Behlendorf is a technology adviser and entrepreneur who has held founding and executive board positions in firms and non-profits focused on open systems, open standards and open source. Behlendorf organized and served as the Founding President of the Apache Software Foundation... Read More →

Wednesday October 5, 2016 09:00 - 09:20
Potsdam I/II


Keynote: Fujitsu's Open Source Journey - From Consumer to Apprentice Contributor - Wolfgang Ries, CMO, Fujitsu Enabling Software Technology GmbH
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Wolfgang Ries

CMO, Fujitsu Enabling Software Technology GmbH
I am active in promotion of Fujitsu Cloud middleware products, most notably the OSCM service catalog, CMM Cloud native monitoring and PICCO Multi-Cloud Financial Management At LinuxCon, I encourage potential contributors to the Open Service Catalog Manager project to join our session... Read More →

Wednesday October 5, 2016 09:25 - 09:40
Potsdam I/II


Keynote: Shut Your Laptop and Go to Sleep! - Colin McNamara, DevOps Expert
A discussion on the effect sleep deprivation has on real world DevOps and Agile development teams. This talk will revolve around a real world experience that the SDN Development and DevOps teams encountered over the winter of 2015. We will cover the causes and effects, the points of measurement, how and why we resolved the issue as well as the results from the changes that were made.

In the end the hope is that you leave with a better understanding of the multiple dimensions sleep deprivation and burnout can affect your organization and / or project, and inspire you to make specific positive changes in yourself and your organization.

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Colin McNamara

Colin McNamara is a seasoned leader with 18 years experience with network, systems and application technologies. He was most recently the Director of the DevOps Practice for Dimension Data Americas where he managed an organization consisting of a DevOps team as well as an Agile software... Read More →

Wednesday October 5, 2016 09:45 - 10:05
Potsdam I/II


Keynote: VM Security and Container Workflows, A Case Study - Brandon Philips, CTO, CoreOS

There are many great duos: peanut butter & jelly, movies & popcorn, Batman & Robin. Together we will explore a new emerging one: containers and virtual machines. And how this combination will enable new performant multi-tenant systems.

Virtual machines are an accepted best-practice for multi-tenant systems executing arbitrary user code. And Kubernetes is a trusted platform for managing application infrastructure in containers; enabling speedy scaling and consistent deployments. What emerges when these two technologies come together?

At CoreOS we have combined these two technologies to build the world’s best container build platform. Learn the motivation, architecture, and how we have brought an enhanced experience to our customers using this combination.


Johan Philippine

CEO, CoreOs
Alex Polvi is the CEO of CoreOS, a Y-Combinator funded start-up, focusing on building a new operating system for massive server deployments. Prior to CoreOS Alex was GM for Rackspace Hosting, Bay Area, overseeing cloud product development. Alex joined Rackspace through the acquisition... Read More →

Wednesday October 5, 2016 10:10 - 10:30
Potsdam I/II
Thursday, October 6


Keynote: A Brief History of the Cloud from Servers to VMs to Buildpacks to Cloud Native Containers - Dan Kohn, Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Over the last two decades, the fundamental building blocks of application delivery has evolved. It started with non-virtualized servers from Sun, moved to virtual machines from VMWare and AWS (on first private and then public clouds, the latter being called Infrastructure-as-a-Service), and then continued to buildpacks on Platform-as-a-Service offerings such as Heroku. We’ll review this evolution, and the subsequent one toward open source approaches to VMs, IaaS, and PaaS like OpenStack and Cloud Foundry.

Cloud Native computing is defined as orchestrated containers of microservices. We’ll bring our history up to the current day by reviewing the extraordinary excitement around containers as the building block for modern applications and discuss some of the advantages of a cloud native architecture, including isolation, avoiding lock-in, scalability, agility and maintainability, efficiency and resiliency.

Dan Kohn is executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.


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Dan Kohn

General Manager, Linux Foundation Public Health (LFPH)

Thursday October 6, 2016 09:00 - 09:20
Potsdam I/II


Keynote: Dr. Thomas Di Giacomo, Chief Technology Officer, SUSE
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Dr. Thomas Di Giacomo

President of Engineering and Innovation, SUSE
As President of Engineering & Innovation, Thomas drives the rapid growth of SUSE's expanding portfolio from the enterprise Linux operating system to software-defined products such as the Ceph-based storage, software-defined networking as well as solutions for developers such as Kubernetes... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2016 09:25 - 09:40
Potsdam I/II


Keynote: 10 Lessons from 10 Years of EC2 - Chris Schlaeger, Director Kernel and Operating Systems, Amazon Development Center Germany
The epoch of AWS is the launch of Amazon S3 on March 14, 2006. The Elastic Cloud Computing service EC2 launched just a few months later on August 25. Looking back over the past 10 years, there are hundreds of lessons that we’ve  earned about building and operating services that need to be secure,  reliable, scalable, with predictable performance at the lowest possible cost. Given that AWS is a pioneer in building and operating these services world- wide, these lessons have been of crucial importance to our business. As we’ve said many times before, “There is no compression algorithm for experience.” EC2 is built on Linux and Xen. We have probably pushed these components  further and harder than anybody else. Scaling up is a constant challenge and  often puts us in uncharted territory. In this presentation I'd like to share 10 of the important lessons we have learned about Linux and Xen.

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Chris Schlaeger

Managing Director, Amazon Development Center Germany GmbH
Chris Schlaeger is Managing Director of the Amazon Development Center Germany GmbH and also Director of Kernel and Operating Systems at Amazon. He and his teams are responsible for the operating systems that power Amazon's servers and EC2 instance types. Prior to Amazon he ran the... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2016 09:45 - 10:05
Potsdam I/II


Keynote: Community Software Powers the Machine - Mark Atwood, Director of Open Source, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has undertaken a large-scale development effort called "The Machine" which represents a radical departure – what HPE calls “Memory-Driven Computing” -- from traditional computer architectures.  The software that makes The Machine possible includes open source projects and HPE is committed to develop this new enabling software as open source. 

We don’t want to do it alone. That means that YOU are a critical part of what will make The Machine and Memory-Driven Computing possible. 

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Mark Atwood

Director, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
I'm the Director of Open Source Engagement at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and am involved with HPE's relationship with OpenSwitch, OpenStack, the Linux Foundation, and other open source conferences and meetups.

Thursday October 6, 2016 14:30 - 14:45
Potsdam I/II


Keynote: The Double Helix of Open Source Software & Companies - Stormy Peters, Open Source Advocate and Expert
How have companies influenced the open source software they use, participate in and support?Companies provide salaries to committers, support to users, change software methodology styles, complete the ecosystem with market research and UX designers, change barriers to entry and increase diversity. How has this changed our open source software communities and their cultures? Come join a conversation to explore how our communities are growing and how we can consciously shape the future of our projects.

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Stormy Peters

Stormy Peters is an open source advocate and expert at helping companies and communities navigate the world of open source software.With a long standing career in educating and advocating for open source software, Stormy has helped numerous organizations set up and build out open... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2016 14:50 - 15:10
Potsdam I/II


Keynote: An Exploration of Citrix Delivery Networks - Danny Phillips, Director, Product Marketing NetScaler, Delivery Networks, Citrix

Danny Phillips' talk will an exploration of Citrix Delivery Networks, and how they are relevant to Microservices and Containerised solutions.

 He will give a background on Citrix NetScaler, from a brief history to their current observations in the market around the requirement for Load Balancing within container networking.


Danny Phillips

EMEA Director of Product Management and Marketing, Citrix
Danny Phillips is the EMEA Director of Product Management and Marketing at Citrix, responsible for its Delivery Networks Portfolio.  Danny has spent the majority of his career working with businesses to design and implement their online infrastructure, with specific focus on networking... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2016 15:15 - 15:30
Potsdam I/II