July 17-19 | Tokyo, Japan
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Wednesday, July 17


Keynote: Welcome & Opening 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 →

Wednesday July 17, 2019 09:00 - 09:30
Main Hall (Floor 5F)
  • Experience Level Any


Keynote: The Continuous Delivery Foundation: What & Why - Kohsuke Kawaguchi, Creator of Jenkins & Chief Scientist, CloudBees
Who’s who of the industry got together earlier this year to launch the CDF to promote the practice of Continuous Delivery and create a level playing field for open-source projects in this space. As one of the protagonists of the CDF, Kohsuke discusses what is the CDF, why it matters, who is involved.

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Kohsuke Kawaguchi

Creator of Jenkins and Chief Scientist, CloudBees
Kohsuke is the creator of Jenkins. He is a well-respected developer and popular speaker at industry and Jenkins community events. He is often asked to speak about his experience and approach in creating Jenkins; a continuous delivery platform that has become a widely adopted and successful community-driven open source... Read More →

Wednesday July 17, 2019 09:35 - 09:55
Main Hall (Floor 5F)
  • Experience Level Any



Keynote: Cloud Native Computing Foundation in Japan - Cheryl Hung, Director of Ecosystem, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
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Cheryl Hung

Director of Ecosystem, Linux Foundation
Cheryl Hung is Director of Ecosystem at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, where she drives adoption of cloud native infrastructure. As a non-profit under the Linux Foundation, the CNCF hosts open source projects including Kubernetes, Prometheus and Envoy.She founded the 5000... Read More →

Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00 - 11:05
Main Hall (Floor 5F)
  • Experience Level Any


Keynote: Trusted Digital Co-creation with the Open Source Community - Tomohiko Tashiro, Senior Director, Linux Development Division, Fujitsu
My division has supported Linux systems of mission-critical customers for a long time. It's necessary for our and customer's businesses to build a trusted relationship with customers, and the important factor has been ”open source”.

I'll talk about why open source is trusted, and our approach to realizing Trusted Digital Co-creation with customers.

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Tomohiko Tashiro

Senior Director, Linux Development Division, Fujitsu
Tomohiko Tashiro is a Senior Director of Linux development division at Fujitsu.He has 10+ year experience as Linux kernel performance engineer and had achieved many kinds of severe performance requirements of 400+ enterprise customers including mission-critical systems.He's now leading... Read More →

Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:10 - 11:15
Main Hall (Floor 5F)
  • Experience Level Any


Keynote: Urban Computing with Kepler.gl - Travis Gorkin, Special Projects & Platforms Team, Uber
With over half of the world’s population living in urban centers and over 20 billion connected devices, there is a digital and data revolution taking place in our urban environments.

In this session, Travis Gorkin from the Urban Computing Foundation and Uber’s Data Visualization team will outline the core concepts, tools, and methodologies for Urban Computing, and demonstrate how they can be used to create win-win-win solutions that improve the urban environment, human life quality, and city operation systems.

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Travis Gorkin

Engineering Manager, Uber Technologies Inc.
Travis Gorkin leads the Special Projects and Platforms team at Uber developing open source tools for data visualization and urban computing. His team builds advanced data visualization products to explore self-driving car, geospatial and business data in the context of urban mobility... Read More →

Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:20 - 11:40
Main Hall (Floor 5F)
  • Experience Level Any
Thursday, July 18


Keynote: Lessons about People through Kubernetes - Sarah Novotny, Open Source Wonk
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Sarah Novotny

Open Source Wonk, Azure OCTO, Microsoft
Sarah Novotny has long been an Open Source community champion in communities such as Kubernetes, NGINX and MySQL.  She most recently led the Open Source Strategy group for Google Cloud Platform and previously ran large scale technology infrastructures before web-scale had a name... Read More →

Thursday July 18, 2019 09:00 - 09:20
Main Hall (Floor 5F)
  • Experience Level Any


Keynote: Greetings from Renesas - Hisao Munakata, Senior Director, Renesas Electronics Corporation

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Hisao Munakata

Senior Director, Renesas Electronics corp
Munakata is an Advisory Board member of AGL, and board of director of Linux Foundation. He has been working for embedded Linux development including upstreaming, BSP development and customer support for over 20 years. Also, talked at many Linux Foundation events and other opportunities... Read More →

Thursday July 18, 2019 09:25 - 09:30
Main Hall (Floor 5F)
  • Experience Level Any


Keynote: Open Source Activities in NEC - Keiichi Seki, Senior Manager, Open Source Program Officer, NEC
For many years, NEC is actively working with Open Source for both contributing to a variety of Open Source Communities and also being a member of many of Open Source Foundations to expand eco-system.

Here we will share the latest Open Source activities regarding the community aspect of NEC's Open Source Program.


Keiichi Seki

Senior Manager, NEC Corporation
Keiichi Seki is an over 20 years experienced professional software architect in application platform middleware through R&D, marketing and customer support.And now he is working for Open Source Program Office in NEC to cover Licensing, Governance and Community activities.Recently... Read More →

Thursday July 18, 2019 09:35 - 09:40
Main Hall (Floor 5F)
  • Experience Level Any


Keynote: Making Connections: New Developers + The Linux Kernel Community - Shuah Khan, Fellow, The Linux Foundation
The Linux kernel project is large and complex. New developers often struggle to find a way to engage with the community. It is difficult to get a start and get noticed by the community. Linux kernel maintainers and developers have their own TODO lists and tasks in their kernel areas that they might not have time to address.

So how do we connect aspiring developers with the maintainers of open source communities? Shuah will give an overview of the Linux Kernel Mentorship Program designed to connect the two.

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Shuah Khan

Linux Fellow, The Linux Foundation
http://www.gonehiking.org/ShuahLinuxBlogs/. She has presented at several Linux conferences and Linux Kernel Developer Keynote Panels. She served on the Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board. She authored Linux Kernel Testing and Debugging paper published on the Linux Journal and... Read More →

Thursday July 18, 2019 09:45 - 10:05
Main Hall (Floor 5F)
  • Experience Level Any


Keynote: IBM and Red Hat - Smart is Open. Open is Smart - Jeffrey Borek, WW Program Director, Open Technology & IP, IBM & Akira Onishi, Tokyo City Leader/Developer Advocate, IBM Japan
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Akira Onishi

Tokyo City Leader/Developer Advocate, IBM Japan
I'm Tokyo City Leader of WW Developer Advocacy, Japan Geo Leader of WW Client Advocacy at IBM. My team is empowering Japanese developers to build smart with IBM/Open technologies.https://developer.ibm.com/jp/Specialties: Not geek, Just passionAround 30 years of working experience... Read More →
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Jeffrey Borek

WW Program Director, IBM
Jeffrey Borek is a senior technology and communications professional with over twenty years of leadership and technical experience in the Software, Telecommunications, and Information Technology industries. He is currently the leader of the OSPO at IBM, and works in the Open Technologies... Read More →

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:10 - 10:30
Main Hall (Floor 5F)
  • Experience Level Any
Friday, July 19


Keynote: The New Reality and Tremendous Opportunity of Custom, Open Source Processing - Calista Redmond, Chief Executive Officer, RISC-V Foundation
The growth of human and business interaction with technology continues to explode. At the literal heart of that technology sits a silicon core, combined with general and specific instructions and connections. The insane cost, risk, development time, necessary volumes, and limited computing demands kept the lucrative chip opportunity within reach of just a handful of companies -- focused mostly on general purpose processors. New computing needs in various power and performance dimensions have increased demand and competition for custom processors. This pressure is quietly and rapidly disrupting the processor industry. An Open source approach to processors now reduces risk and investment, with accelerated time to market, and opens the opportunity to thousands of possible custom processors. Learn about the trends, opportunities, and examples -- from smart watches to supercomputers!

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Calista Redmond

Chief Executive Officer, RISC-V Foundation
Calista Redmond is the CEO of the RISC-V Foundation with a mission to expand and engage RISC-V stakeholders, compel industry adoption, and increase visibility and opportunity for RISC-V within and beyond the Foundation. Prior to the RISC-V Foundation, Calista held a variety of roles... Read More →

Friday July 19, 2019 09:00 - 09:20
Main Hall (Floor 5F)
  • Experience Level Any



Keynote: Moving to Microservices: From Idea to Production - Priyanka Sharma, Director of Alliances, GitLab
With the advent of cloud-native, businesses are able to ship faster to respond to customer needs. In this overview of the trend, Priyanka Sharma will discuss:

* The usefulness of microservices to overhaul engineering cultures to be more customer-responsive, 
* The key issues to be concerned with when moving to microservices
* How to successfully begin a migration
* What are some good resources to draw inspiration and advice from

Come learn from an early adopter and contributor to cloud-native tech how it's done.

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Priyanka Sharma

Director of Technical Evangelism, GitLab
Priyanka Sharma is the Director of Cloud-Native Alliances at GitLab Inc. She also serves on the board of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and has deep expertise in DevOps and observability. A former entrepreneur with a passion for growing developer products through open... Read More →

Friday July 19, 2019 09:40 - 10:00
Main Hall (Floor 5F)
  • Experience Level Any


Keynote: The Kernel Report - Jonathan Corbet, Author, Kernel Developer and Executive Editor of LWN.net
The Linux kernel is at the core of any Linux system; the performance and capabilities of the kernel will, in the end, place an upper bound on what the system as a whole can do. This talk will review recent events in the kernel development community, discuss the current state of the kernel and the challenges it faces, and look forward to how the kernel may address those challenges. Attendees of any technical ability should gain a better understanding of how the kernel got to its current state and what can be expected in the near future.

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Jonathan Corbet

Executive Editor, LWN.net

Friday July 19, 2019 10:05 - 10:30
Main Hall (Floor 5F)
  • Experience Level Any