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Monday, October 13


State of Linux - Jim Zemlin, The Linux Foundation
The state of the Linux platform from Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin.


Jim Zemlin

Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
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 the... Read More →

Monday October 13, 2014 9:15am - 10:00am
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How Open Source Communities are Improving the Health of the Poor - Paul Biondich, Founder and President of OpenMRS
Paul Biondich, Founder and President of OpenMRS, will discuss how open source communities are helping to improve the health of the poor around the world.


Paul Biondich

I am a medical informatics researcher and pediatrician whose research interests include informatics interventions in resource constrained environments, decision support systems and controlled medical vocabularies. I am the co-founder and leader of OpenMRS, an open source medical record... Read More →

Monday October 13, 2014 10:00am - 10:20am
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Building Blocks of AWS - Chris Schlaeger, Managing Director at Amazon Development Center
Chris Schlaeger, Managing Director at Amazon Development Center, will present a keynote covering the building blocks of Amazon Web Services


Chris Schlaeger

Chris Schlaeger is the Managing Director of the Amazon Development Center Germany GmbH. He is responsible for the development of Amazon Linux and the Amazon Web Services EC2 instance types. Before joining Amazon, he managed the AMD Operating System Research Center and was VP of Linux... Read More →

Monday October 13, 2014 10:20am - 10:40am
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Tuesday, October 14


Building Exponential Communities - Jono Bacon, Senior Director of Community at XPRIZE
Jono Bacon, Senior Director of Community at XPRIZE, will provide insight into how to get the most out of working in a community environment with ‘Building Exponential Communities’.


Jono Bacon

Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, speaker, and author. Currently he works as Senior Director of Community at the XPRIZE Foundation and was formerly the Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical, optimizing and growing the global Ubuntu community.Bacon is a prominent author and... Read More →

Tuesday October 14, 2014 9:15am - 9:35am
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The Service Enabling Wireless Network - Anthony C. K. Soong, Chief Scientist for Wireless Research and Standards at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd,
There is now no dispute that the wide spread acceptance of the smart phones in the last few
years is currently transforming the mobile communication networks. One aspect is related to the 
movement of data to the cloud so that it can be accessed from anywhere with a variety of devices. This fundamentally redefines the endpoints and time frame for which network services are provisioned.

This talk will discuss two technology trends that will become paramount in the future of mobile 
communication systems: Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking 
(SDN). Together they arguably represent the biggest advancement in the mobile communication 
network architecture in the last 20 years, and are fundamentally changing how network services are 
provided. It is the key enabler that will allow the network to be more nimble, flexible and scalable. It 
gives a unique opportunity to re-architect the mobile network to efficiently offer the services in the 

The industry has already moved strongly in this direction; the creation of OPNFV in September of 
2014 is a significant step from the industry in terms of commercialization of these technologies, they will 
increase the rate of innovation, equip the industry for novel business models, and speed up the 
development of the ecosystem that will enrich our lives.


Anthony Soong

Anthony C. K. Soong (S’88-M’91-SM’02-F”14) received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Alberta. He is currently the Chief Scientist for Wireless Research and Standards at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, in the US. His research group... Read More →

Tuesday October 14, 2014 9:35am - 9:55am
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Giving Private Clouds Public Capabilities: Roger Spoor, SurfNet; Dr Jakub Moscicki, CERN; Peter Szegedi, TERENA; Dr. Raimund Vogl, NRW; Frank Karlitschek, ownCloud; Markus Rex, ownCloud (Moderator)

Private, public, hybrid. Clouds now come in three flavors, each bringing with them plusses and minuses. Public clouds are too public, private clouds are too private, and even hybrid clouds are just not quite right. What if we can build a cloud that contains the best of all three worlds.

Frank Karlitschek, founder of the ownCloud project, talks about giving groups of private clouds public cloud capabilities -- while still maintaining their integrity, security and privacy -- and what this could mean to the future of the cloud. ownCloud CEO Markus Rex follows with a panel discussion with representatives from SurfNet, NRW and TERENA about this next revolution.


Markus Rex

With nearly 20 years of open source experience behind him, Rex founded ownCloud, Inc. with community leader Frank Karlitschek and long-time SUSE colleague Holger Dyroff, determined to bring secure file sync and share to business. Rex is responsible for all day-to-day management, yet... Read More →


Frank Karlitschek

Frank Karlitschek is ownCloud’s visionary, chief cheerleader and community leader. A long-time KDE contributor, Karlitschek saw a problem coming. In January 2010, He told a standing-room-only audience at Camp KDE in San Diego that Dropbox was threatening their privacy and he intended... Read More →

Rogier Spoor

Rogier Spoor is manager VMS at SURFnet. Rogier supports the SURFnet’s security community (SCIRT) and develops new services in area of security and cloud computing (focus on IaaS, personal cloud storage, distributed storage, honeypot based security solutions).

Peter Szegedi

Peter Szegedi joined TERENA in January 2008. He is one of the Project Development Officers who develop and manage the task forces and contribute to technical projects and strategic programmes. He is currently the secretary of two TERENA task forces; TF-Storage (datastorage) and TF-NOC... Read More →

Dr. Raimund Vogl

Raimund Vogl holds a PhD in elementary particle physics from University of Innsbruck (Austria). After completing his PhD studies in 1995, he joined Innsbruck University Hospital as IT manager for medical image data solutions and moved on to be deputy head of IT. He served as a lecturer... Read More →

Tuesday October 14, 2014 9:55am - 10:35am
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Wednesday, October 15


Qubes OS - Joanna Rutkowska, Founder and CEO of Invisible Things Lab
Joanna Rutkowska, Founder and CEO of Invisible Things Lab, will cover Qubes OS and how it is a practical security approach for client systems.


Joanna Rutkowska

Qubes Security Architect, Invisible Things Lab
Qubes OS project lead, previously researcher exploring weaknesses of virtualization and trusted computing technologies (Intel TXT, VT, vPro).

Wednesday October 15, 2014 9:00am - 9:20am
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Alien Life Forms: Communities, Enterprises and All the Rest - Olaf Kirch, Director SUSE Linux Enterprise

Many people tend to believe that Enterprise Computing and Open Source Communities are two (or more) entirely disjoint life forms, inhabiting different planets. Having lived on the interface between these two worlds for many years, Olaf Kirch, Director SUSE Linux Enterprise, R&D, understands the origins of this perception, but he also thinks it's wrong.

This presentation takes a look at how Open Source communities and Enterprise Computing interact, and how they benefit from each other even where that may not seem to be the case.

No life forms, alien or otherwise, will be harmed during the performance.


Olaf Kirch

Director SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Products GmbH
Olaf Kirch, Director SUSE Linux Enterprise.

Wednesday October 15, 2014 9:20am - 9:40am
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Linux: Where Are We Going - Dirk Hohndel, Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist, Intel and Linus Torvalds, Fellow, The Linux Foundation
Linux creator Linus Torvalds will take the stage with Intel’s Chief Linux and Open Source Technologies Dirk Hohndel to discuss the latest technical advancements in the kernel.


Dirk Hohndel

Dirk is Intel's Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist. He has been an active developer and contributor in the Linux space since its earlies days, among other roles, he worked as Chief Technology Officer of SuSE and as Unix Architect at Deutsche Bank. Dirk joined Intel in 2001 andsince... Read More →

Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds created the Linux kernel and oversaw open source development of the widely-used Linux operating system. Torvalds was born on December 28, 1969 in Helsinki, Finland. Torvalds enrolled at the University of Helsinki in 1988, graduating with a master's degree in computer... Read More →

Wednesday October 15, 2014 9:40am - 10:00am
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Kernel Developer Panel - Grant Likely, Linaro; Borislav Petkov, SUSE; Thomas Gleixner, linutronix GmbH; Julia Lawall, Inria; Frédéric Weisbecker, Red Hat and Jon Corbet, LWN.net (Moderator)
A roundtable discussion about the Linux kernel.


Thomas Gleixner

Biography coming soon.
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Julia Lawall

Senior Researcher, Inria/LIP6/Sorbonne University
Julia Lawall is a Senior Research Scientist at Inria. Her research is at the intersection of programming languages and operating systems. She develops the tool Coccinelle and has over 2000 patches in the Linux kernel based on this work.
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Grant Likely

Fellow, Linaro
Grant Likely is a Linux kernel developer and maintainer of the Device Tree subsystem. Grant's first involvement with Linux development was back in 2004 while working on an embedded system. Linux didn't support his platform, so after he got Linux to boot, he posted his changes publicly... Read More →

Borislav Petkov

RAS/AMD kernel maintainer working currenly at SUSE Labs. Prior to that at AMDs Operating Systems Research Center doing Linux enablement and hardware debugging work.

Frédéric Weisbecker

Linux Kernel developer working for Red Hat. His involvement and role in the Linux community has evolved over time: he has been working on tracingwith ftrace and perf events subsystems, on timers and dynticks/nohz mode, cputime accounting, and various cleanups such as helping on the... Read More →

Wednesday October 15, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
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