Vice president and director of information department, East China Normal University
He has been engaged in computer symbolic computing and its application in nonlinear science for a long time.
In China, the symbolic calculation of analytical solutions of mathematical and physical equations has been carried out for the first time. Nearly 100 SCI retrieval papers have been published in the field of nonlinear mathematical physics (he cited 1615 times) and a monograph has been published.
As an academic backbone, he continuously participated in the National climbing Program Project "Machine proof and its Application", "Mathematical Mechanization and its Application" and the National key basic Research and Development Program (973) Project "Mathematical Mechanization and automatic reasoning platform",
The study of "Mathematical Mechanization and its Application in Information Technology".
Presided over the completion of a number of National Natural Science Foundation projects, Shanghai Natural Science Foundation projects and doctoral programs of the Ministry of Education.
He has won the Young Teachers Award of Huo Yingdong Education Foundation, the second prize of National excellent Teaching Achievement and the title of Shuguang Scholar in Shanghai.
Sharan Foga has over 20 years in the IT industry working on the delivery and implementation of IT projects. She is currently based in Stockholm, Sweden and works for Sandvik Machining Solutions as an Agile Delivery Manager.#She has been involved with the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) since 2008 and has presented at several conferences about "The Apache Way" of engaging and empowering communities. She enjoys working on open source community management and is VP Apache Community Development. She is a Committer, ASF Member and is involved in several ASF projects including Apache Community Development, Apache OFBiz, Apache Kibble, Apache Training (incubating) and Apache Incubator.
General Manager, Cloud + AI GDC (China), Microsoft Asia Pacific Research & Development Group
Bobby has responsibility for the strategy, engineering, operation, and support of Azure in China. The team also assist customers and partners with largest, most complex projects built on the Microsoft Azure platform, to ensure the customer is successful and learn from those engagements back to engineering to ensure customer focus design.
He regularly acts as a technology advisor and architectural resource in several large institutions. Additionally, Bobby often invited to give speeches and tech-talks to students and communities on various topics including industry trends, corporate innovations, and career roadmaps.
His 23 years of experience include software architecting and design, program management and IT management, high performance system engineering, software sales and marketing management, and software product management. His tree “Special interests” are:
• Software Architecture and Design Practices
• Intelligent Cloud and Edge Computing
• Operational Excellence initiatives
Beyond his work with specific institutions, Bobby often act as spokesperson for Microsoft at various conferences, press events, product announcements and symposia.
Since Joining Microsoft in 2000, Bobby has been across multiple disciplines including Engineering Manager in R&D, STU Lead in enterprise sales organization, Director in technology center, CPM and Architect in consultant services, Evangelist in developer communities, Product Manager in marketing, and Program Manager and Developer in Server & Tools Group on Campus.
During Bobby’s 17 years of careers in Microsoft, he has been awarded twice for Circle of Excellence, Twice for GPGP, and five times for Gold Star Award in addition to his 13 patents granted during his R&D career.
He is a graduated of Hong Kong University of Science & Technology with a concentration in Computer Science.
Julian is Vice President, Asia Pacific, for Hyperledger, the Linux Foundation open source collaborative project created to advance cross-industry blockchain. Julian started his career in London, working in technology in the financial services sector at HSBC, Lloyds Bank and Kleinwort Benson. He then spent the past 20-plus years in Asia Pacific leadership roles with technology companies HP, Sun Microsystems, Juniper Networks and Cisco. Julian is a passionate advocate for open source and the truly transformational potential of blockchain. He has a BA (Hons) in Systems Analysis from the University of West of England. He is based in Hong Kong and is married with two children.
President, Board of Directors, Open Source Initiative
Molly de Blanc is interested in the intersection of computing, ethics, and society. She serves as president of the board of directors of the Open Source Initiative. She works as the strategic initiatives manager of the GNOME Foundation, forming partnerships with other organizations and engaging supporters of the Foundation. She is a Debian Developer, working as part of the Community and Outreach Teams. She volunteers with the Software Freedom Conservancy, and supports organizations like Public Labs. You can find her traveling the world, giving talks and lectures at conferences at universities.
Thomas is Vice President at GitHub, managing special projects, mergers & acquisitions, as well as international expansion. He is passionate about software development and writes small apps whenever he finds a free minute. Thomas joined GitHub through the Microsoft acquisition, which he led through the deal phase to a successful close. He was the co-founder & CEO of HockeyApp, which Microsoft acquired in 2014. Thomas holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from University of Glasgow, UK.
Strategic planning director, Linux Foundation APAC
Keith (Chan Chak Fai) has been in IT industry for more than 20 years. He is born in HK and holds an MBA degree from UK. He started his IT journey from involving in IP stack network to focusing on IT security solution since 1997. He has been helping a lot of Enterprise in Asia Pacific to deploy security solution around the globe. Since 2009, he has also stepped into particularly Open Source Area. He has helped a lot of companies in Greater China for a better open source management and strategy, which covers Government, Banking and Finance, High Tech. He has successfully helped more than 40+ overseas companies to introduce their latest technology in Asia Pacific, as being the General Manager in Greater China. He is now the Director of Strategic Planning of The Linux Foundation APAC, helping The Linux Foundation to promote open source in Greater China.
Daniel is Vice President of Middleware at Mastercard and an Open Source evangelist. Responsible for setting the direction of Mastercard regarding the Web and Cloud space, he spends his days and nights playing with infrastructure and the code that powers it both inside the firewall and outside.
He is a Director of the Board, Vice President of Fundraising and member of the Apache Software Foundation and has contributed code to Open Source projects from simple pet projects to widely utilized servers. As a lover of Open Source, he even taught a course about Open Source Software Development (and will share the curriculum with you!).
He has spoken at several conferences about expanding Open Source in enterprises, introducing Open Source, and growing understanding of Open Source in education.
Linux Professional Institute Co-Founder, Director of Community Development
Evan is one of the co-founders of Linux Professional Institute in 1999 and has been working in LPI to increase personal and professional development in open source. He has worked to advocate for the use and respect for open technologies within communities, companies and governments for more than 30 years. He was the first Open Source columnist for the website "ZDNet" and has written more than 100 articles on the business of open source. He has also worked at York University in Toronto and the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR).
Jorge is an senior Consultant, Speaker, former Azure MVP and Azure/.Net MCP based in Melbourne with software development/Architecture, DevOps, cloud integration and technical pre-sales background, working for enterprises and software companies. He has over 19 years experience in the IT industry in Australia and Brazil. @jorgearteiro
A long-term contributor to free software, Neil McGovern has held posts on the boards of Software in the Public Interest, Open Rights Group and served a term as the Debian Project Leader. Neil currently works as the Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation.
Sung Wook Kim is a software engineer working at Naver, since 2017.
Currently, one of the maintainers in open-source project Pinpoint. He has many interests in the open source community and loves to meet new people. He also participated as a presenter in a number of national and international open source conferences. Before this, he worked for seven years at Samsung.
Senior Engineering Leader of Futurewei Technologies
Xun Hu, Senior Engineering Leader of Futurewei Technologies, a subsidiary of Huawei.#Xun Hu received his B.S. degree from University in China of in late 80’s, and his joint M.S. degree from University in China and Washington University (US), all in Computer Science. #Between 1999 and 2009, he served with Yahoo! Inc. as different roles, from senior engineer to leading architect, and product manager. He was the initial developer in Yahoo! Display ad team . #From 2009 to 2012, as Engineer director of Huawei Device USA, Device Cloud BU, he led an engineering team to develop Huawei Nextgen Ad System (HiAd). #From 2012 to 2016, as Sr. Engineer Manager in eBay advertising division to develop eBay data management platform (DMP). #From 2009 to present, as Sr. Engineer Leader of Futurewei Technologies Consumer Cloud Service, he led an engineering team to develop Huawei IMS/IIA. #He holds several US patents related to display ad system.
Date Huang is the senior engineer in Edgecore Networks, Taiwan, and also the maintainer of DozenCloud Project, ARM64 VPS Project. He fouces on porting OpenStack to ARM64 and Peer-to-Peer bare-metal system provisioning in HPC, working on Data Center network with Open Networking technology.#Speaking Experience: OpenStack Day Taiwan 2016-2017, Open Source Summit North America 2017, ISC High Performance Project Poster 2018, Hong Kong Open Source Conference 2019