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September 19 - 20, 2019

Open Core Summit

The world’s first and largest ecosystem gathering across the burgeoning COSS (commercial open-source software) category

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  • What is Open Core Summit?

    Open Core Summit (OCS) is the world’s first and largest ecosystem gathering across the burgeoning COSS (commercial open-source software) category leveraging the power of an open-source core model to construct and build differentiated, capital efficient, positive-sum ecosystems of the future!

  • Who should attend?

    OCS is bringing together builders, founders, F2000 enterprises, developers, investors, analysts and everyone excited to learn, meet and collaborate on all things at the intersection of OSS and business.

  • Hotel Argunaut

    495 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109

  • Hotel Zephyr

    250 Beach St, San Francisco, California 94133

  • Hyatt Centric Fishermans Wharf San Francisco

    555 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94133

  • San Francisco Marriott Fisherman's Wharf

    1250 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

  • Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel

    2500 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94133

Location

Palace of Fine Arts

3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco
CA 94123

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Keynote Speakers

Keynotes will be brought to you by leading executives, board members, founders and investors from many of the world's most successful COSS companies.

  • Ajay Kulkarni

    Ajay Kulkarni

    Timescale

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Ajay Kulkarni

    Ajay Kulkarni

    Timescale

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Ajay Kulkarni is the CEO and Co-founder of Timescale, developers of an open-source time-series database on PostgreSQL. TimescaleDB has been downloaded millions of times worldwide and powers a variety of mission-critical workloads, including industrial IoT, operational historian data, IT and other monitoring systems, geospatial asset tracking, real-time analytical applications, data science pipelines, and more. The company is backed by top investors, including Benchmark, New Enterprise Associates, Icon Ventures, and Two Sigma Ventures. Ajay's previous startup was eventually acquired in 2011 by Microsoft. He holds Bachelors, Masters degrees in Computer Science from MIT, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

  • Andi Gutmans

    Andi Gutmans

    AWS

    General Manager

    Andi Gutmans

    Andi Gutmans

    AWS

    General Manager

    Andi Gutmans has been an open-source contributor and leader for over 20 years. Currently, he runs a number of services at AWS including Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon ElastiCache, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Glue and Lake Formation. Prior to joining AWS, Gutmans served as CEO & Co-founder of Zend Technologies, the commercial backer of open-source PHP which was acquired in 2015 by Rogue Wave Software where he served as EVP of Strategic Partnerships. Gutmans co-authored open-source PHP which runs over 80% of worldwide web sites. He helped create and lead a number of open-source projects, served on the Eclipse Foundation’s board of directors, and is an emeritus member of the Apache Software Foundation. He was recognized as an industry thought leader by Mashable as one of the “10 founding fathers of the Web”, by InternetNews.com as one of the top 10 most visionary tech CEOs in 2010, and by Computerworld as one of “40 innovative IT people to watch, under the age of 40.

  • Anthony Minessale

    Anthony Minessale

    SignalWire

    Founder & CEO

    Anthony Minessale

    Anthony Minessale

    SignalWire

    Founder & CEO

    Anthony has 20 years of experience in software engineering and 15 of them are dedicated to telecommunications. In 2005, Anthony founded FreeSWITCH, the Open-Source Software-Defined Telecom engine used by the Enterprise worldwide to power their platforms. FreeSWITCH is a cross-platform software stack written in C and C++ that implements a fully-functional telecommunications engine. FreeSWITCH has a large active community and is used in most popular CPaaS platforms as the core telephony stack. As an avid open-source advocate, Anthony has spent his career working to create a world where open-source software is not only an effective development model or a way to get free code but also a critical component in a successful business model. He believes that by uniting the two concepts, the developers of the world can learn to accelerate ideas and then take them to the next level. Together with a team of the best minds in the industry, Anthony founded SignalWire in 2018. SignalWire has a primary mission to bring the complex technology behind real-time communication to the mainstream. Going 2 steps beyond where FreeSWITCH leaves off, SignalWire is solving the recurring problems faced by companies today who are trying to digitally transform their legacy hardware solutions. Likewise, new companies are sprouting up every day and it's critical that these startups can solve their communications needs quickly and economically.

  • Artur Bergman

    Artur Bergman

    Fastly

    Founder & CEO

    Artur Bergman

    Artur Bergman

    Fastly

    Founder & CEO

    Artur Bergman has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since founding Fastly in March 2011. From September 2007 to June 2011, Mr. Bergman served as Manager, Vice President, then Chief Technology Officer of Wikia, Inc., a global community knowledge-sharing platform. From November 2005 to March 2007, Mr. Bergman served as Engineering Manager for SixApart, a social networking service. From the second half of 2003 to August 2005, Mr. Bergman served as Engineering Manager of Fotango, Ltd., a subsidiary of Canon Europe. We believe that Mr. Bergman is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his industry knowledge and his experience as our founder, as well as his leadership experience and deep technical expertise.

  • Bassam Tabbara

    Bassam Tabbara

    Upbound

    CEO

    Bassam Tabbara

    Bassam Tabbara

    Upbound

    CEO

    Bassam Tabbara is the founder of Upbound, a Seattle-based startup in the cloud-computing space. Bassam is the creator of the Rook and Crossplane projects and is an active maintainer on both. Prior to Upbound, he was the CTO of Quantum, CTO and co-founder of Symform, a P2P storage startup acquired by Quantum, and a Partner Software Architect at Microsoft where he led key initiatives as part of Microsoft Research, Azure, Windows Server, and Visual Studio.

  • Ben Golub

    Ben Golub

    Storj Labs

    Executive Chairman & Interim CEO

    Ben Golub

    Ben Golub

    Storj Labs

    Executive Chairman & Interim CEO

    Ben Golub is the executive chairman and interim CEO at Storj Labs, a leader in decentralized storage and infrastructure.. Under Ben’s leadership, the team has rolled out initiatives that empower open-source projects by enabling them to passively earn revenue every time their users store data in the cloud. Ben also serves as an advisor at Mayfield, a global venture capital firm with over $2.7 billion under management. He was previously co-founder and CEO at Docker, the leader of the container and microservices movement and one of the fastest-growing open source companies ever. Prior to Docker, Ben was CEO of Gluster, an open-source cloud storage platform that was acquired by Red Hat in 2011 and CEO of social media pioneer Ben has a BA from Princeton and an MBA/MPP from Harvard.

  • Bruce Perens

    Bruce Perens

    OSS Capital

    Board Partner

    Bruce Perens

    Bruce Perens

    OSS Capital

    Board Partner

    Bruce Perens is one of the founders of the Open Source movement in software, and created the Open Source Definition, the rules for Open Source licensing that have stood for two decades. He created the modern Linux distribution as project leader of Debian, where he was the first to distribute development of the most critical parts of an operating system to an Open Source community rather than relying on centralized development. He created the embedded Linux system as author of Busybox, which is distributed in billions of products today. He changed international law as founder of No-Code International, lobbying for change in the International Telecommunications Union treaty to remove the Morse Code test for Amateur Radio licensing worldwide. He was one of the pioneers of 3D animated feature film at Pixar and its academic predecessor. Today he is executive director of Open Research Institute, which is developing space communication systems as Open Source software and Open Hardware. He operates Algoram, a company which produces digital radio systems, and Legal Engineering, an intellectual property consultancy.

  • David Henkel-Wallace

    David Henkel-Wallace

    Leela.ai

    Partner

    David Henkel-Wallace

    David Henkel-Wallace

    Leela.ai

    Partner

    David Henkel-Wallace’s roots in commercial open source software reach back literally to the beginning of the idea of commercial OSS: he was a founder of the very first open source company, Cygnus, now Red Hat, in 1989. His research background at the MIT AI lab and other notable computer science labs had made computing without source code difficult for him to believe in, so he partnered with Michael Tiemann and John Gilmore to make open source (then “Free Software”) not just acceptable but desirable to businesses world wide. In 1989 the idea of open source was considered radical (at best), and often had to be explained to the customer. Many were not sympathetic, yet became paying customers regardless. Up until merging with Red Hat, Cygnus was continuously profitable from its founding, growing to hundreds of employees with offices in the US, Asia, Europe and Australia. On the technical side at Cygnus he was responsible for developing BFD and the binutils, eCos, and various work on gcc, gdb et al. On the commercial side he was responsible for developing the first Open Source business model, the gnu tools’ embedded market, the security software Kerberos (and its role in the 1990s Crypto Wars) and the expansion of commercial open source internationally. Since Cygnus, Mr. Henkel-Wallace has held technical and executive roles in companies working on databases, pharmaceuticals, power generation, augmented reality, and now, classical artificial intelligence.

  • Deborah Bryant

    Deborah Bryant

    Red Hat, Inc.

    Senior Director, Open Source Program Office

    Deborah Bryant

    Deborah Bryant

    Red Hat, Inc.

    Senior Director, Open Source Program Office

    Deb Bryant is Senior Director of the Open Source Program Office, Office of the CTO at Red Hat, where she leads a team of global stewards responsible for the company’s open source community objectives, as well as outreach to organizations interested in learning from Red Hat’s open source expertise. She brings several decades of experience in the business of emerging technologies, start-ups, and open source software. Deb draws her perspective from an industry-diverse background; parallel and high-speed computing and commercialized internet and web applications in the 80s, commercial wide area networks, advanced telecommunications and data/voice convergence in the 90s, and worked squarely in the middle of the industry disruption created by open source software thereafter. Deb received the prestigious industry Open Source Award in 2010 in recognition of her contribution to open source communities and for her pioneering advocacy of open standards and the use of open source software in the public sector. She is Board Member Emeritus for the Open Source Initative (OSI), the international standards organization for open source software, and serves on the advisory boards of Open Source Elections Technology Foundation, DemocracyLab, and the OASIS Open Project. She represents Red Hat as Board Director alternate at the Eclipse Foundation.

  • Emil Eifrem

    Emil Eifrem

    Neo4j, Inc.

    CEO

    Emil Eifrem

    Emil Eifrem

    Neo4j, Inc.

    CEO

    Emil Eifrem sketched what today is known as the property graph model on a flight to Mumbai in 2000. As the CEO and Co-Founder of Neo4j, and a co-author of the O'Reilly book Graph Databases, he's devoted his professional life to building, innovating and evangelizing graph databases.

  • Eyal Manor

    Eyal Manor

    Google Cloud

    VP Engineering & Product Management

    Eyal Manor

    Eyal Manor

    Google Cloud

    VP Engineering & Product Management

  • Glenn Solomon

    Glenn Solomon

    GGV Capital

    Managing Partner

    Glenn Solomon

    Glenn Solomon

    GGV Capital

    Managing Partner

    Glenn Solomon has been Managing Partner at GGV Capital since 2006, where he focuses on enterprise, cloud, and infrastructure investments. His investments include Pandora, Zendesk, Square, Airbnb, Slack, Opendoor, HashiCorp, and Kong, and he's helped nine companies successfully IPO. Prior to GGV, Glenn worked with Goldman Sachs, SPO Partners and was a General Partner with Partech International, where he led the firm’s software investment efforts. Glenn has been named to the Forbes Midas List several times in his career, and he’s active on twitter at @glennsolomon.

  • Ido Green

    Ido Green

    JFrog

    VP of Technology

    Ido Green

    Ido Green

    JFrog

    VP of Technology

    Ido is the VP of technology at JFrog and is a senior technology leader and an entrepreneur at heart. His impressive track record spans over 25 years, accredited for creating six companies, two of which were acquired and one that became profitable. Prior to JFrog, Ido served as the Director of Engineering at Netflix focusing on product excellence and testing. Ido also brings his extensive experience from his previous positions as a leading developer advocate for the Google Assistant and solutions architect at Google Cloud. Ido is the former co-founder and CTO of HighGearMedia and the author of “Web Workers – Multithreaded Programs in JavaScript”. His passion is building amazing businesses and takes pride in helping developers and entrepreneurs succeed.

  • Jason McGee

    Jason McGee

    IBM

    IBM Fellow, VP/CTO IBM Cloud Platform

    Jason McGee

    Jason McGee

    IBM

    IBM Fellow, VP/CTO IBM Cloud Platform

    Jason is currently responsible for the IBM Cloud’s foundation services, including Kubernetes, Functions, Kafka event streams, Logging, Monitoring, Container Registry, Terraform and Activity Tracker. Jason is also responsible for the technical strategy and architecture for all of IBM’s Cloud Developer Platform (PaaS). Previously Jason has served as CTO of Cloud Foundation Services, Chief Architect of PureApplication System, WebSphere Extended Deployment, WebSphere sMash, and WebSphere Application Server on distributed platforms.

  • Jay Kreps

    Jay Kreps

    Confluent

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Jay Kreps

    Jay Kreps

    Confluent

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Jay is a Co-Founder and CEO at Confluent a company built around realtime data streams and the open source messaging system Apache Kafka. He is also the original author of several of open source projects including Apache Kafka, Apache Samza, Voldemort, and Azkaban.

  • John Newton

    John Newton

    Alfresco Software

    Founder

    John Newton

    John Newton

    Alfresco Software

    Founder

    To build a successful open source business, you have to think beyond your project and start thinking globally almost from day one. Taking and contrasting experiences of building both an open source, open core business and a proprietary software business, John presents the advantages and challenges of building a global software business using an open core model. This presentation examines the role of the community, partners, channels and the project in moving beyond a home market. Some of the issues addressed are: how do you look beyond your home market, how do you hire to grow globally, how does an open core model work in a global market, how do you fund global growth, and how do you compete against giant proprietary incumbents.

  • John Newton

    John Newton

    Alfresco Software

    Founder

    John Newton

    John Newton

    Alfresco Software

    Founder

    John Newton is the founder of Alfresco Software has had one of the longest and most influential careers in content and information management. In 1990, John co-founded, designed and led the development of Documentum, then the pioneer and leader in content management. In 2005, John started Alfresco Software in the UK to bring open source development and innovation to the $6 billion enterprise content management market. In 2007, John was named a Technology Pioneer at the World Economic Forum in Davos. John has also been head of database development at Ingres, one of the first relational database companies, an Entrepreneur in Residence at Benchmark Capital, and Chairman of AIIM, the industry body of the information management industry.

  • Joseph Jacks

    Joseph Jacks

    Open Core Summit

    Founder

    Joseph Jacks

    Joseph Jacks

    Open Core Summit

    Founder

    Founder of Open Core Summit, OSS Capital, Aljabr, KubeCon, Kismatic, formerly at Mesosphere, TIBCO, Talend. Musician. Yogi. Writer. Meritocratic capitalist. COSS advocate.

  • Karthik Ranganathan

    Karthik Ranganathan

    YugaByte

    Founder & CTO

    Karthik Ranganathan

    Karthik Ranganathan

    YugaByte

    Founder & CTO

    Karthik received his BS and MS in CS from IIT-M and UT Austin. Karthik was one of the original database engineers at Facebook responsible for building distributed databases such as Cassandra and HBase. He is an Apache HBase committer, and also an early contributor to Cassandra, before it was open-sourced by Facebook. He is now a founder & the CTO building YugaByte DB - an open-source, high-performance, distributed SQL database.

  • Kohsuke Kawaguchi

    Kohsuke Kawaguchi

    CloudBees, Inc.

    Chief Scientist

    Kohsuke Kawaguchi

    Kohsuke Kawaguchi

    CloudBees, Inc.

    Chief Scientist

    Kohsuke Kawaguchi is the creator of Jenkins and Chief Scientist of CloudBees. He is a well-respected developer and popular speaker at industry and Jenkins community events. Kawaguchi’s sensibilities in creating Jenkins and his deep understanding of how to translate its capabilities into usable software have also had a major impact on CloudBees’ strategy as a company. Before joining CloudBees, Kawaguchi was with Sun Microsystems and Oracle, where he worked on a variety of projects and initiated the open source work that led to Jenkins.

  • Konstantine Buhler

    Konstantine Buhler

    Meritech Capital

    Principal

    Konstantine Buhler

    Konstantine Buhler

    Meritech Capital

    Principal

    Konstantine joined Meritech Capital in 2016. He focuses on infrastructure, DevOps, OSS, and data-first businesses. Prior to Meritech he worked at tech startups including RelateIQ and Italia Innovation and also spent time at McKinsey & Company in New York and The Pritzker Group in Chicago. Konstantine holds a B.S. in Management Science & Engineering with a minor in Art History, an M.S. in Computer Science with an Artificial Intelligence concentration and an M.B.A., all from Stanford University. He is a recipient of the Terman Engineering Award, Mayfield Fellowship and is an Arjay Miller scholar. He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Societies, received the top GPA in his engineering department, and was selected as the Stanford Baccalaureate speaker.

  • L Peter Deutsch

    L Peter Deutsch

    Artifex Software

    Founding Chief Scientist

    L Peter Deutsch

    L Peter Deutsch

    Artifex Software

    Founding Chief Scientist

  • Marco Palladino

    Marco Palladino

    Kong

    CTO

    Marco Palladino

    Marco Palladino

    Kong

    CTO

    Marco Palladino is the co-founder and CTO of Kong. In addition to being a core maintainer, he is currently responsible for the design and delivery of Kong’s products, while also providing technical thought leadership around APIs and microservices. He was also the co-founder of Mashape, which started in 2010 and sold in 2017 as the largest API marketplace in the world.

  • Marten Mickos

    Marten Mickos

    HackerOne

    CEO

    Marten Mickos

    Marten Mickos

    HackerOne

    CEO

  • Martin Casado

    Martin Casado

    Andreessen Horowitz

    General Partner

    Martin Casado

    Martin Casado

    Andreessen Horowitz

    General Partner

    Martin Casado is a general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz where he focuses on enterprise investing. He was previously the cofounder and chief technology officer at Nicira, which was acquired by VMware for $1.26 billion in 2012. While at VMware, Martin served as senior vice president and general manager of the Networking and Security Business Unit, which he scaled to a $600 million run-rate business by the time he left VMware in 2016. Martin started his career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he worked on large-scale simulations for the Department of Defense before moving over to work with the intelligence community on networking and cybersecurity. These experiences inspired his work at Stanford where he created the software-defined networking (SDN) movement, leading to a new paradigm of network virtualization. While at Stanford he also cofounded Illuminics Systems, an IP analytics company, which was acquired by Quova Inc. in 2006. For his work, Martin was awarded both the ACM Grace Murray Hopper award and the NEC C&C award, and he’s an inductee of the Lawrence Livermore Lab’s Entrepreneur’s Hall of Fame. He holds both a PhD and Masters degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.

  • Michelangelo Volpi

    Michelangelo Volpi

    Index Ventures

    Partner

    Michelangelo Volpi

    Michelangelo Volpi

    Index Ventures

    Partner

    Mike joined Index in 2009 to help establish the firm's San Francisco office with Danny Rimer. He currently serves on the boards of Aurora, Big Switch Networks, Cockroach Labs, Confluent, Elastic [NYSE:ESTC], Kong, Sonos [NASDAQ:SONO], Zuora [NYSE:ZUO] and Wealthfront. He also serves on the board of Fiat Chrysler Automotive [NYSE:FCAU]. Prior to Index, Mike held a number of executive positions including Chief Strategy Officer and SVP/GM of the routing business at Cisco. During his 13-year tenure at Cisco, his team was responsible for the acquisition of over 70 companies, including several multi-billion deals. Cisco's acquisition strategy has been widely regarded as an industry model for technology mergers and acquisitions. While at Cisco, Mike also managed a P&L in excess of $10B in revenues. Mike has a B.S in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He serves on the Global Advisory Board of the Knight Hennessy Scholars program at Stanford University.

  • Naren Gupta

    Naren Gupta

    Nexus Venture Partners

    Managing Director

    Naren Gupta

    Naren Gupta

    Nexus Venture Partners

    Managing Director

    Naren Gupta co-founded Nexus Venture Partners in 2006. Nexus focuses on enterprise and consumer technology and has funded a number of Open Source companies. Prior to launching Nexus, Naren cofounded Integrated Systems Inc. (ISI), a leading embedded software company in 1980 and took it public in 1990. He served as ISI President/CEO until 1994 and as its Chairman till ISI merger with Wind River in 2000. He subsequently served as Vice-Chairman and CEO of Wind River Systems. Naren was the Chairman of the Board of Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) till its merger with IBM in 2019 and is currently a trustee of the California Institute of Technology. He has served on numerous public and private company boards and has been an active advisor to entrepreneurs, technology companies and corporate leaders worldwide. Naren holds a B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) where he received the President’s Gold Medal, an MS from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in engineering. He has been named distinguished alum at IIT and Caltech and has received numerous other awards.

  • Naveed Sherwani

    Naveed Sherwani

    SiFive

    CEO

    Naveed Sherwani

    Naveed Sherwani

    SiFive

    CEO

    Dr. Naveed Sherwani brings over 30 years of entrepreneurial, engineering, and management experience to his role as President and CEO of SiFive. Naveed has founded or co-founded nine companies including Open Silicon and Brite Semiconductor. He has led over 300 tapeouts throughout his career. He received his Ph.D from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and, prior to entering the semiconductor industry, was a professor at Western Michigan University, where his research focused on ASICs, EDA, Combinatorics, graph algorithms and parallel computing. Naveed has authored several books and over 100 articles on various aspects of VLSI Physical Design Automation and ASICs.

  • Navin Chaddha

    Navin Chaddha

    Mayfield Fund

    Managing Director

    Navin Chaddha

    Navin Chaddha

    Mayfield Fund

    Managing Director

    Navin Chaddha leads Mayfield. Under his leadership, Mayfield has raised $1.5 billion in new capital through six funds—(four US and two dedicated India funds); partnered with over 100 entrepreneurs; been involved in the successful financial outcome of 39 portfolio companies; expanded the investing team with world-class professionals; and assembled a comprehensive team of portfolio services executives. Navin has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and has ranked on the Forbes Midas List of Top 100 Tech Investors eleven times. During his venture capital career, Navin has invested in over 50 companies, of which 17 have gone public and 18 have been acquired. Navin was one of the earliest Silicon Valley investors to leverage the promise of tech in India. As an entrepreneur, Navin has co-founded or led three startups including VXtreme: a streaming media platform, acquired by Microsoft to become Windows Media; Rivio/CPA.com: a SaaS provider for small businesses, and iBeam Broadcasting (NASDAQ:IBEM): a streaming media content delivery network. Navin holds an MS degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a B.Tech degree in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi, where he was honored with the distinguished IIT Alumni Award.

  • Paul Dix

    Paul Dix

    InfluxData

    Founder & CTO

    Paul Dix

    Paul Dix

    InfluxData

    Founder & CTO

    Paul is the creator of InfluxDB. He has helped build software for startups, large companies and organizations like Microsoft, Google, McAfee, Thomson Reuters, and Air Force Space Command. He is the series editor for Addison Wesley’s Data & Analytics book and video series. In 2010 Paul wrote the book Service Oriented Design with Ruby and Rails. In 2009 he started the NYC Machine Learning Meetup, which now has over 13,000 members. Paul holds a degree in computer science from Columbia University.

  • Peter Fenton

    Peter Fenton

    Benchmark

    General Partner

    Peter Fenton

    Peter Fenton

    Benchmark

    General Partner

    Peter Fenton joined Benchmark in 2006 after spending seven years as a partner with Accel Partners. Current Board Seats: Airtable, Buoyant, Cloudera (IPO: CLDR), Cockroach Labs, Digits, Docker, Elasticsearch (IPO: ESTC), New Relic (IPO: NEWR), Optimizely, Revinate, TimescaleDB, and Zuora (IPO: ZUO). Previous Investments: Coremetrics (acquired by IBM), EngineYard, FriendFeed (acquired by Facebook), Hortonworks (IPO: HDP), JBoss (acquired by RedHat), Lithium, Quip (acquired by Salesforce), Reactivity (acquired by Cisco), SpringSource (acquired by VMWare), Terracotta (acquired by Software AG), Twitter (IPO: TWTR), Wily Technology (acquired by CA), Xensource (acquired by Citrix), Yelp (IPO: YELP), Zendesk (IPO: ZEN), Zenly (acquired by SNAP) and Zimbra (acquired by Yahoo!). Education: MBA from Stanford Business School; BA from Stanford University. Peter has 3 children and lives in San Francisco. He is also on the boards of the San Francisco Opera and the California Academy of Sciences.

  • Peter Zaitsev

    Peter Zaitsev

    Percona

    CEO

    Peter Zaitsev

    Peter Zaitsev

    Percona

    CEO

    Peter co-founded Percona in 2006, assuming the role of CEO. Percona helps companies of all sizes maximize their success with MySQL. Percona was named to the Inc. 5000 in 2013. Peter was an early employee at MySQL AB, eventually leading the company’s High-Performance Group. A serial entrepreneur, Peter co-founded his first startup while attending Moscow State University where he majored in Computer Science. As CEO of Percona, Peter enjoys mixing business leadership with hands-on technical expertise. Peter is the co-author of High-Performance MySQL published by O’Reilly, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance. Peter blogs regularly on MySQLPerformanceBlog.com and speaks frequently at conferences. Peter lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Peter enjoys travel and spending time outdoors.

  • Priyanka Sharma

    Priyanka Sharma

    GitLab Inc.

    Director of Technical Evangelism

    Priyanka Sharma

    Priyanka Sharma

    GitLab Inc.

    Director of Technical Evangelism

    Priyanka Sharma is the Director of Technical Evangelism 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 source communities, Priyanka also advises startups at HeavyBit industries, an accelerator for developer products. Priyanka holds a BA in political science from Stanford University and loves reading, adventuring, and playing with her dog, Ollie, in her spare time.

  • Salil Deshpande

    Salil Deshpande

    Bain Capital Ventures

    Managing Director

    Salil Deshpande

    Salil Deshpande

    Bain Capital Ventures

    Managing Director

    Salil focuses on early stage infrastructure software, open source and crypto. Salil was named to the Forbes Midas List of the 100 best-performing venture capitalists in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Over the last 14 years Salil has invested into more than 50 companies, early, including MuleSoft, DynaTrace, DataStax, Tealium, Lending Club, Buddy Media, SpringSource, Redis Labs, SysDig, Frame, Compound, Jambool, Dropcam, Lightbend, Hazelcast, Groovy & Grails, Gradle, Sonatype, ZeroTurnaround, Chef, Quantum Metric, ActiveState, Junglee Games and Philz Coffee.

  • Sarah Novotny

    Sarah Novotny

    Microsoft

    Open Source Wonk, Azure Office of the CTO

    Sarah Novotny

    Sarah Novotny

    Microsoft

    Open Source Wonk, Azure Office of the CTO

    Sarah Novotny has long been an Open Source community champion in communities such as Kubernetes, NGINX and MySQL. She most recently joined the Azure Office of the CTO after leading an Open Source Strategy group and a few technical writer teams for Google Cloud Platform. There, she sat on the Linux Foundation and the Node.js Foundation Boards of Directors. Novotny previously ran large scale technology infrastructures before web-scale had a name.

  • Shay Banon

    Shay Banon

    Elastic

    CEO

    Shay Banon

    Shay Banon

    Elastic

    CEO

    As a founder of Elasticsearch and the CEO of Elastic, Shay Banon has been fascinated with search ever since he tried to build a recipe app for his wife in 2004, a journey that led him to writing the first few lines of code of Elasticsearch in 2009 and later founding Elastic in 2012. He believes finding beauty and excelling is a combination of perspective and grit. As someone who got into computers by counting the number of job postings in the newspaper, he loves building things — a product, a community, or a company — and the process of acquiring the knowledge to do so.

  • Spencer Kimball

    Spencer Kimball

    Cockroach Labs, Inc.

    CEO

    Spencer Kimball

    Spencer Kimball

    Cockroach Labs, Inc.

    CEO

    Spencer is the CEO and co-founder of Cockroach Labs, formed to accelerate the development of CockroachDB, an open source, geo-distributed SQL database. Previously, Spencer worked for 15 years at various and sundry companies including Square, Google, and a couple of his own startups. His experience at each stop along the way convinced him of the evergreen need for better database technologies. Before his professional career, Spencer co-authored the open source GIMP photo editing software while an undergraduate at UC Berkeley.

Breakout Speakers

Breakout Tracks will be focused on practical, hands-on learnings and insights from across the COSS landscape focused on Product Management, Community Management, Business Models, Licensing, Engineering, Hiring and beyond.

  • Alan Meadows

    Alan Meadows

    AT&T

    Lead Cloud Architect

    Alan Meadows

    Alan Meadows

    AT&T

    Lead Cloud Architect

    Alan Meadows works as an Cloud Platform Architect at AT&T, responsible for designing, maintaining, and scaling Cloud infrastructure that spans hundreds of datacenters with mission critical telecom requirements.

  • Alex Weidauer

    Alex Weidauer

    Rasa

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Alex Weidauer

    Alex Weidauer

    Rasa

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Alex Weidauer is co-founder and CEO of Rasa, the leading open source machine learning toolkit that lets developers expand bots beyond answering simple questions. Alex studied Computer Science and Management, has worked for McKinsey and various tech startups before. Alex was recently on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list.

  • Alexandre Zapolsky

    Alexandre Zapolsky

    LINAGORA

    Founder & President

    Alexandre Zapolsky

    Alexandre Zapolsky

    LINAGORA

    Founder & President

    Alexandre Zapolsky founded LINAGORA in 2000, which is now considered as one of the European champions in Open Source Software. Citizen entrepreneur and visionary, Alexandre Zapolsky defends an ethical "Third Digital Way", respectful of user rights, inclusive and sustainable, able to provide an alternative to the tech giants. He is passionate about the issues of personal data protection, cybersecurity, e-government, smart-city, and co-development with emerging countries, particularly in Africa. He has also founded, with more than 15 African professional federations, the Alliance for Digital Development, with the aim of organizing and developing digital in Africa for and by african players. In France, Alexandre Zapolsky is one of the representatives of the French digital industry in different bodies, like the French Digital Council since May 2018.

  • Amy Leeland

    Amy Leeland

    Intel

    Director of Cloud Infrastructure Software

    Amy Leeland

    Amy Leeland

    Intel

    Director of Cloud Infrastructure Software

    Amy Leeland is director of Cloud Infrastructure Software at Intel and leads system software stack co-engineering focused on open source software with industry partners. She is responsible for building critical mass and support for Intel open source technologies, establishing them as industry standards with healthy upstream communities and governance models.

  • Andrew Aitken

    Andrew Aitken

    Wipro

    GM & Global Open Source Practice Leader

    Andrew Aitken

    Andrew Aitken

    Wipro

    GM & Global Open Source Practice Leader

    Andrew Aitken is the GM & Global Open Source Practice leader for Wipro. In this capacity he, and his team, are responsible for crafting and executing Wipro’s open source consulting, community, go-to-market and solutions strategy. Today, Wipro has well over 20, 000 open source developers working with enterprise clients across the globe. Mr. Aitken has served as an open source expert to the White House and California Senate and as a guest lecturer at Stanford’s Entrepreneur program. He is an investor in Mautic (acquired by Acquia) and on the Board of Advisors of various open source companies. He is past Board Member of OSEHRA, an initiative spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, to provide open source-based cost-effective healthcare solutions for veterans. He has personally worked with organizations such as Intel, Capital One, Fidelity, Microsoft, the U.S. Navy, the government of Japan and many startups, assisting them with developing their open source strategies. In Mr. Aitken’s 21 years in open source he has been a pioneer in the development of open source adoption, governance and commercialization models, launched and ran the industry’s only “think tank” event for 10 years and is a frequent international speaker on a variety of open source-related topics.

  • Andrew Alexeev

    Andrew Alexeev

    NGINX, Inc.

    Co-Founder

    Andrew Alexeev

    Andrew Alexeev

    NGINX, Inc.

    Co-Founder

    Andrew co-founded, and helped to grow NGINX, Inc. — a commercial open source vendor with a strong focus on enterprise, a global company backed by the leading VC firms. In early 2019 NGINX was acquired by F5 Networks for $670 million. Andrew's career includes many years of professional engineering, technical management, business development, and product management.

  • Bart Copeland

    Bart Copeland

    ActiveState Software Inc.

    President & CEO

    Bart Copeland

    Bart Copeland

    ActiveState Software Inc.

    President & CEO

    Bart has over 32 years in tech spanning roles from VP Corporate Strategy, GM to CEO. He’s had the privilege of leading ActiveState since 2006. Bart drives our strategic direction with three tenets: happy Activators, solutions ‘geeks’ love to use and making open source languages easy for the enterprise. He also helped define and lead the private PaaS market with the ActiveState product, Stackato. Bart subsequently negotiated the successful sale of the Stackato product to HPE in 2015. Bart is the keeper of the ActiveState culture and the reason why culture is considered our best product. He holds an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from UBC.

  • Ben Halpern

    Ben Halpern

    DEV

    Founder & Co-CEO

    Ben Halpern

    Ben Halpern

    DEV

    Founder & Co-CEO

    Ben is the founder and co-CEO of DEV. Previously, Ben worked as the CTO of startups texts.com and Argo and started DEV with just a Twitter account, @ThePracticalDev. He got into software development with Geocities and has been using code to unleash creativity and make coding a more inclusive craft ever since. DEV is an open source social network for software developers, pushing the boundries on what transparency and openness mean for the consumer web.

  • Boris Renski

    Boris Renski

    Mirantis

    Co-Founder & CMO

    Boris Renski

    Boris Renski

    Mirantis

    Co-Founder & CMO

    Boris is responsible for helping define Mirantis’ strategic vision and executing on it in the marketplace across the OpenStack ecosystem and beyond. Boris’s influence was instrumental in Mirantis’ current focus on OpenStack. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation. During the last 15 years, Boris held several executive positions with the companies he helped establish. He was a founder and CEO of Selectosa Systems—an IT consulting company that was subsequently acquired in 2006—and a co-founder and angel investor at AGroup—now a venture backed enterprise software company headquartered in Europe. Boris holds a BSc in Information Systems from Santa Clara University. He likes technical scuba diving, motorcycles, and RC helicopters.

  • Bruce Perens

    Bruce Perens

    OSS Capital

    Board Partner

    Bruce Perens

    Bruce Perens

    OSS Capital

    Board Partner

    Bruce Perens is one of the founders of the Open Source movement in software, and created the Open Source Definition, the rules for Open Source licensing that have stood for two decades. He created the modern Linux distribution as project leader of Debian, where he was the first to distribute development of the most critical parts of an operating system to an Open Source community rather than relying on centralized development. He created the embedded Linux system as author of Busybox, which is distributed in billions of products today. He changed international law as founder of No-Code International, lobbying for change in the International Telecommunications Union treaty to remove the Morse Code test for Amateur Radio licensing worldwide. He was one of the pioneers of 3D animated feature film at Pixar and its academic predecessor. Today he is executive director of Open Research Institute, which is developing space communication systems as Open Source software and Open Hardware. He operates Algoram, a company which produces digital radio systems, and Legal Engineering, an intellectual property consultancy.

  • Caleb Hailey

    Caleb Hailey

    Sensu

    CEO

    Caleb Hailey

    Caleb Hailey

    Sensu

    CEO

    Caleb Hailey is the co-founder and CEO of Sensu, where he helps businesses solve their stickiest monitoring challenges. Before founding Sensu, Caleb was President at Heavy Water Operations as well as Director of Product Development at Novitas Data, where he rebuilt their software development division, shortened development cycles from years to weeks, and cemented deals with several Fortune 500 companies. An Oregon native, Caleb loves contributing to open source projects, wine tasting, and cheering the Portland Timbers to victory.

  • Cesare Garlati

    Cesare Garlati

    prpl Foundation

    Chief Security Strategist

    Cesare Garlati

    Cesare Garlati

    prpl Foundation

    Chief Security Strategist

    Cesare Garlati is an internationally renowned expert in hardware security. Former Vice President of mobile security at Trend Micro, Cesare currently serves as Chief Security Strategist at prpl Foundation – a technology nonprofit dedicated to enabling security and interoperability of embedded systems. Cesare is a long-time supporter of the RISC-V Foundation, an active member of the RISC-V security group and founder of Hex Five Security – the first Commercial Open Source security vendor for RISC-V. Cesare has been frequently quoted in the press, including such media outlets as The Economist, Financial Times, The Register, The Guardian, ZD Net, SC Magazine, Computing and CBS News. An accomplished public speaker, Cesare also has delivered presentations and highlighted speeches at many tier-1 events, including RISC-V Summit, Embedded World Conference, IoT World, Mobile World Congress, Gartner Security Summits, IDC CIO Forums, CTIA Applications, CSA Congress, DAC, IoT Innovation and many editions of the RSA Conference – the world’s leading information security event. Cesare holds an MBA from U.C. Berkeley, a Master in EECS, professional certifications from Microsoft, Cisco and Oracle, and he is a Fellow of the Cloud Security Alliance, where he founded and chaired the Mobile Security and IoT Security groups.

  • Chris Anderson

    Chris Anderson

    3D Robotics

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Chris Anderson

    Chris Anderson

    3D Robotics

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Chris Anderson is the CEO of 3DR, founder and chairman of the Linux Foundation's Dronecode Project, and founder of the DIY Drones and DIY Robocars communities, including the ArduPilot autopilot project. From 2001 through 2012 he was the Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine. Before Wired Chris was with The Economist for seven years in London, Hong Kong and New York. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling books The Long Tail and Free as well as Makers: The New Industrial Revolution.

  • Clint Smith

    Clint Smith

    DataStax, Inc

    Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel

    Clint Smith

    Clint Smith

    DataStax, Inc

    Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel

    Clint has served in management roles at leading technology companies, and is active as an investor and Board member for early stage companies. He has worked as an executive for two leading open source database companies, MySQL AB and DataStax, Inc., and is a frequent speaker on open source business models and licensing choices. Clint currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel at DataStax, Inc., a database company based in Santa Clara, California that has grown to more than 500 employees and $100 million in annual revenue. Clint previously served on the management teams at UUNET (acquired by Verizon), Macromedia (acquired by Adobe), MySQL (acquired by Sun Microsystems), and TrialPay (acquired by Visa). Clint also serves on the Board of Netomi, the leading AI-based solution for automating customer service communications. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Boku, Inc., a mobile payments company that in 2017 completed an IPO on the London Stock Exchange, as well as on the Boards of venture-backed fintech companies TrialPay, Inc. (acquired by Visa) and Yub, Inc. (acquired by Quotient). He’s also served as an advisor and investor at a range of start-ups including HackerOne, RightScale, Comprehend Systems, SourceClear, Prediction.io, Fanout.io, Preset.io, GeoSite, Efflux Systems, Gladly, and Point.com. Clint earned his B.A. in Mass Media and Political Behavior from Pomona College. After short gigs student teaching at a New Hampshire boarding school and working on a Congressional campaign, he went on to earn a J.D. and an M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Corey Hulen

    Corey Hulen

    Mattermost, Inc.

    Co-Founder & CTO

    Corey Hulen

    Corey Hulen

    Mattermost, Inc.

    Co-Founder & CTO

    Corey Hulen is the CTO and co-founder of Mattermost, Inc., creators of the open source enterprise messaging workspace built for privacy-conscious organizations. Prior to Mattermost, he founded Tempo AI, a machine intelligence startup spun out from Stanford Research Institute, which was acquired by Salesforce.com. Before that, Corey served as an engineering manager and architect for Microsoft Office in its enterprise software business. across the SharePoint and Business Intelligence product lines. He is an alumnus of California Polytechnic State University.

  • Dan Scholnick

    Dan Scholnick

    Trinity Ventures

    General Partner

    Dan Scholnick

    Dan Scholnick

    Trinity Ventures

    General Partner

  • Daniel Lopez

    Daniel Lopez

    VMware / Bitnami

    Sr. Director R&D

    Daniel Lopez

    Daniel Lopez

    VMware / Bitnami

    Sr. Director R&D

    Daniel Lopez is the Sr. Director of Cloud Services at VMware. Before VMware, Daniel was the co-founder and CEO of Bitnami. Daniel is a 15-year industry veteran, and held technical and leadership positions at devicescape and Covalent Technologies. He is an emeritus member of the ASF and the author of multiple technical books on Apache and Linux.

  • David Cramer

    David Cramer

    Sentry

    Founder & CEO

    David Cramer

    David Cramer

    Sentry

    Founder & CEO

    David Cramer is the founder and CEO of Sentry, an open source application monitoring service. Sentry is the market leader in error monitoring, helping developers identify runtime issues in any application on any stack. David has also been an active open source author and contributor for more than a decade.

  • Devon Zuegel

    Devon Zuegel

    GitHub

    Open Source Economy Product Manager

    Devon Zuegel

    Devon Zuegel

    GitHub

    Open Source Economy Product Manager

    Devon is a writer and programmer based out of San Francisco. She is the product manager for the Open Source Economy Team at GitHub, and she hosts an interview series about computing pioneers called Tools & Craft. Devon also blogs about cooperation problems, market design, and urban economics. Previously, she was Editor in Chief at the Stanford Review. She also built lending protocols on the blockchain at Bloom, and before that was a software engineer at Affirm.

  • Dimosthenis Kaponis

    Dimosthenis Kaponis

    Netdata Inc.

    CTO

    Dimosthenis Kaponis

    Dimosthenis Kaponis

    Netdata Inc.

    CTO

    Dimosthenis Kaponis is Netdata’s Chief Technology Officer. Dimosthenis oversees the development of the company’s products, their technical architecture as well the structure of the engineering organization. His teams are responsible for both the popular open source Netdata agent as well as the company’s next-generation distributed monitoring solution. Prior to Netdata, Dimosthenis worked at Beat, a Daimler/BMW subsidiary in the ride-hailing industry where he held several engineering leadership roles, including that of Chief Technology Officer. Dimosthenis holds an M.Eng in Information Systems Engineering from Imperial College London where he also pursued a Ph.D before dropping out to found his software house, Cosmical Technology.

  • Dor Laor

    Dor Laor

    ScyllaDB

    CEO

    Dor Laor

    Dor Laor

    ScyllaDB

    CEO

    Dor Laor is the CEO of ScyllaDB. Previously, Dor was part of the founding team of the KVM hypervisor under Qumranet that was acquired by Red Hat. At Red Hat Dor was managing the KVM and Xen development for several years. Dor holds an MSc from the Technion and a Phd in snowboarding.