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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dries Buytaert

    Dries Buytaert

    Acquia, Inc

    CTO, Founder & Chairman

    Dries Buytaert

    Dries Buytaert

    Acquia, Inc

    CTO, Founder & Chairman

    Dries Buytaert is the original creator and project lead for the Drupal open source web publishing and collaboration platform. Buytaert serves as president of the Drupal Association, a non-profit organization formed to help Drupal flourish. He is also co-founder and chief technology officer of Acquia, a venture-backed software company that offers products and services for Drupal. Dries is also a co-founder of Mollom, a web service that helps you identify content quality and, more importantly, helps you stop website spam. A native of Belgium, Buytaert holds a PhD in computer science and engineering from Ghent University and a Licentiate Computer Science (MsC) from the University of Antwerp. In 2008, Buytaert was elected Young Entrepreneurs of Tech by BusinessWeek as well as MIT TR 35 Young Innovator. In 2012, Ernst & Young gave Buytaert the Entrepreneur Of The Year Award for New England.

  • 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.

  • Herb Cunitz

    Herb Cunitz

    Accelg2m

    Principal

    Herb Cunitz

    Herb Cunitz

    Accelg2m

    Principal

    Engineer by education and sales/marketing executive by career. Experienced in growing and managing all go-to-market operations for emerging software companies: sales, marketing, services, channels, business development and operations. Grew field operations for multiple, private, VC funded technology companies - growing in many cases from little revenue and few employees to $250M and more in billings. Experienced in working with the boards of venture capital backed companies with three companies going public - Hortonworks, Vitria and Viasoft, and two companies being acquired - SpringSource and Savvion. Experienced in managing all aspects of worldwide field operations for open source companies, including direct sales, presales, indirect channels, alliances, sales operations, marketing, training and professional services. Experienced in mergers and acquisitions for being both the acquirer and the acquiree. Served as an independent on multiple boards of directors. Owner of AccelG2M, an advisory consulting firm working with CEO's of young technology companies on accelerating their growth, raising funds or strategic M&A.

  • 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.

  • Isaac Schlueter

    Isaac Schlueter

    npm, Inc.

    Chief Open Technology Officer

    Isaac Schlueter

    Isaac Schlueter

    npm, Inc.

    Chief Open Technology Officer

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Loris Degioanni

    Loris Degioanni

    Sysdig

    Founder & CTO

    Loris Degioanni

    Loris Degioanni

    Sysdig

    Founder & CTO

    Loris Degioanni is the CTO and founder of Sysdig, the container intelligence platform. He is also the creator of the popular open source troubleshooting tool, sysdig, and the open source container security tool Falco. Prior to founding Sysdig, Loris co-created Wireshark, the open source network analyzer, which today has 20+ million users. Loris holds a PhD in computer engineering from Politecnico di Torino and lives in Davis, California.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Martin Roesch

    Martin Roesch

    Decibel Partners

    Founder Advisor

    Martin Roesch

    Martin Roesch

    Decibel Partners

    Founder Advisor

    Martin Roesch is the original author of the Snort Project, an open source network intrusion detection and prevention system that became the global standard for detecting network-based hacking. In 2001 he founded Sourcefire, perhaps one of the first tech companies with an Open Core business model. Sourcefire was in business for 12 years, growing to 750 people and over $250M a year in revenue before being acquired by Cisco Systems for $2.7B in 2013.

  • Matt Miller

    Matt Miller

    Sequoia Capital

    Partner

    Matt Miller

    Matt Miller

    Sequoia Capital

    Partner

    Matt Miller is a general partner at Sequoia focused on investments in enterprise technology. A self-proclaimed nerd from an early age, Matt started building computers and writing code at 12 years old in his mother’s kitchen. He has worked as an entrepreneur, an advisor and now an investor. At Sequoia, Matt has worked closely with companies like Carbon Black, Confluent, Docker, Graphcore, Okta, Simplisafe, Tecton and Tessian. Prior to Sequoia, Matt worked at Goldman Sachs and graduated from Brigham Young University. In his spare time, Matt is wrangling two young kids with his wife and looking for people with whom he can practice his Swedish.

  • Michael Howard

    Michael Howard

    MariaDB Corporation

    CEO

    Michael Howard

    Michael Howard

    MariaDB Corporation

    CEO

    Michael joined MariaDB in January 2016. He brings decades of leadership in the enterprise software, data management and big data industries. Previously, Michael was CEO at C9, which he transformed into one of the leading predictive analytics companies in the CRM space and led through its acquisition by InsideSales. Michael also served as CMO at Greenplum (now Pivotal), the big data division of EMC. He was CEO at Ingrian Networks and OuterBay, and VP of the Internet Division at Veritas and of Data Warehousing at Oracle, where he led the acquisitions of Thinking Machines, OneMeaning and Carleton Corporation. Michael has served on the boards of Acunu and FireEye, and keynoted at a variety of conferences, including EMC World, Oracle OpenWorld, Green Data Center Conference, Data Science Series and many others. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and Slavic languages and literature from the University of California, Berkeley and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • 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.

  • Mike Freedman

    Mike Freedman

    Timescale

    Co-Founder & CTO

    Mike Freedman

    Mike Freedman

    Timescale

    Co-Founder & CTO

    Michael J. Freedman is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Princeton University, as well as the co-founder and CTO of Timescale, building an open-source database that scales SQL for time-series data. His work broadly focuses on distributed systems, storage, networking, and security, and has led to commercial products and deployed systems reaching millions of users daily (including CoralCDN, the Ethane / OpenFlow architecture, and Blockstack). Honors include the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE), SIGCOMM Test of Time Award, and DARPA CSSG membership.

  • 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

    Naveed brings over 25 years of experience in entrepreneurship, technical engineering and general management to his role at CEO of SiFive. Naveed has founded and co-founded nine companies including Open Silicon and Brite Semiconductor, a leading solution provider in China / APAC. He also served as founder and general manager of Intel Microelectronics Services, where he pioneered Open methodology for EDA. Naveed received his Ph.D from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

  • 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.

  • Neha Narkhede

    Neha Narkhede

    Confluent

    Co-Founder & CTO

    Neha Narkhede

    Neha Narkhede

    Confluent

    Co-Founder & CTO

  • Ofer Bengal

    Ofer Bengal

    Redis Labs

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Ofer Bengal

    Ofer Bengal

    Redis Labs

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Ofer is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and led several companies in the areas of data communications, telecommunications, Internet, homeland security and medical devices. Ofer was founder & CEO of RIT Technologies (NASDAQ: RITT), a provider of sophisticated telecommunications and data communications systems to major world carriers. He began his career as an aerospace engineer in the Israeli Air Force and then built his own aerospace engineering consulting firm. As a hobby, he has also invented, developed and licensed toy concepts to companies such as Milton Bradley, Hasbro and Tomy. Ofer holds a Bachelor of Science (cum laude) in aerospace engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Sid Sijbrandij

    Sid Sijbrandij

    GitLab

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Sid Sijbrandij

    Sid Sijbrandij

    GitLab

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Sid saw the first ruby code in 2007 and loved it so much he learned to program and made this his profession. Before that he was engaged in various businesses, from selling programmable infrared receivers to starting a recreational submarine company. He is always looking to publicly document an answer or to make a process more efficient. He was never good at sports but tries to make it up in quantity by hiking, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, speed skating, dancing Zouk, squashing, and running. He loves participating in conversations on Hacker News, and reading Marc Andreessen's tweets (now that Marc stopped this greatly increased his productivity).

  • 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

  • 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 with industry partners, primarily focused on open source software. 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. In her 12 years at Intel, Leeland has held progressive leadership roles in program management for cloud technology including Clear Linux and Kata Containers, partner success, and developer outreach. She developed the organizational strategy office in OTC and started the first open source developer and events programs. Leeland was recognized with an Intel Achievement Award in 2018 for helping deliver a security solution for containers using Intel Virtualization Technology and was a 2017 Intel Software Quality Award finalist for driving the Clear Linux OS for Intel Architecture. She has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Portland State University and has completed advanced education through Stanford University. Leeland is on the board of directors at Sparrow Clubs USA.

  • 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.

  • Ben Pfaff

    Ben Pfaff

    VMware

    Principal Engineer

    Ben Pfaff

    Ben Pfaff

    VMware

    Principal Engineer

    Ben Pfaff is a lead developer of the Open vSwitch project. He was a co-creator of OpenFlow and led the development effort of the original OpenFlow reference implementation. He was a founding employee at Nicira and is currently at VMware. He received his PhD from Stanford University in 2007. Ben has worked in free and open source software projects, including Debian and GNU, for over 20 years.

  • Bernard Golden

    Bernard Golden

    Capital One

    Vice President, Cloud Strategy

    Bernard Golden

    Bernard Golden

    Capital One

    Vice President, Cloud Strategy

    Named by Wired.com as one of the ten most influential persons in cloud computing, Bernard Golden serves as Vice President, Cloud Strategy for Capital One. Bernard served as the cloud computing advisor for CIO Magazine for over five years; his blog there was named to over a dozen “best of cloud computing” lists. He is a highly regarded speaker and has keynoted cloud conferences around the world. Bernard is the author or co-author of four books on virtualization and cloud computing, including his most recent book, Amazon Web Services for Dummies, published in Autumn 2013 .

  • 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.

  • Bucky Moore

    Bucky Moore

    Kleiner Perkins

    Partner

    Bucky Moore

    Bucky Moore

    Kleiner Perkins

    Partner

    Bucky Moore is a Partner at Kleiner Perkins, where he supports technical founders pursuing disruptive ideas that aim to reinvent the software and infrastructure upon which modern businesses operate. He is currently an investor and board member in a number of innovative developer and infrastructure-facing companies, many of which consider open-source to be core to their strategies, including Netlify, Prisma, Alkira, CodeSandbox, and Labelbox.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.