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Tuesday, October 14


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
Room 1
Wednesday, October 15


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
Room 1


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
Room 1