January 26, 2017

Camille Fournier, Donna Dillenberger, William 'whurley' Hurley to Speak at Open Source Leadership Summit Next Month

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Open Source Leadership Summit is where open source leaders and visionaries come together, share best practices, and get the latest information on open source for business advantage.

Executives, experts, analysts, and leaders in open source at some of the world’s largest and most successful companies will speak at the invitation-only Open Source Leadership Summit next month in Lake Tahoe, The Linux Foundation has announced.

AT&T, Cloud Foundry Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Google, IBM, IDC, Leading Edge Forum, Mozilla, and VMware are among the many organizations that will share insights on how to start, build, participate in and advance open source strategy and development.  

The event, set to take place Feb. 14-16, will feature keynotes by Camille Fournier, former CTO of Rent the Runway and author of O’Reilly’s forthcoming book The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change; Dan Lyons, New York Times best-selling author of Disrupted; Donna Dillenberger, IBM Fellow at the Watson Research Center; and entrepreneur William Hurley aka ‘whurley’ whose retirement savings startup Honest Dollar was acquired last year by Goldman Sachs.

Other featured keynotes include:

  • Katharina Borchert, Chief Innovation Officer, and Patrick Finch, Strategy Director, Mozilla who will discuss community innovation.

  • Al Gillen, GVP of Software Development and Open Source at IDC, will provide an analysis of open source in 2017 and beyond.

  • Abby Kearns, Executive Director of Cloud Foundry Foundation, will share how cross-foundation collaboration is a win for open source.

  • Chris Rice, SVP at AT&T Labs and Domain 2.0 Design and Architecture at AT&T, will talk about the future of networking and orchestration.

  • And more.

Open Source Leadership Summit is where open source leaders and visionaries come together, share best practices, and get the latest information on open source for business advantage. This conference is the place to be if your business is among the many companies across diverse industries that are discovering the strategic benefits of using open source software and participating in its development.

The event will also feature more than 50 educational sessions covering best practices, the future of open source, leadership strategy, open source project updates, compliance and standards, professional open source management, and more. Attendees can also take part in Open Spaces unconference sessions, pre and post summit activities and evening events geared towards small group collaboration and networking. See the full schedule.

Open source collaboration is a strong economic force that’s transforming diverse industries. No area of technology is untouched. Open Source Leadership Summit is the place to learn how this transformation is happening and how your company can be involved and benefit from it.

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