The FOSSASIA Summit 2018 is an exciting Open Technology event for developers, students, and start ups using open source to build up their businesses. It is a unique opportunity to share the latest innovations in open source technologies and meet contributors and potential partners. It will be held at the Life Long Learning Institute from March 22 - 25, 2018.
Since the first FOSSASIA meetup in 2009 in Ho Chi Minh City, FOSSASIA has taken the lead to organize Free and Open Source Software conferences in Asia. Past FOSSASIA events have attracted thousands of participants, speakers from 41 countries, and hundreds of volunteers. The FOSSASIA Summit has an over the average participation of female technologists.
bunnie is best known for his work hacking the Microsoft Xbox, as well as for his efforts in designing and manufacturing open source hardware, including the chumby (app-playing alarm clock), chibitronics (teaching electronics through arts and crafts), and Novena (DIY laptop). He received his PhD in EE from MIT in 2002. He currently lives in Singapore where he runs a private product design studio, Kosagi, and he actively mentors several startups and students of the MIT Media Lab.
Chris Aniszczyk is an open source executive and engineer by trade with a passion for building a better world through open collaboration. He's currently a VP at the Linux Foundation focused on developer relations and running the Open Container Initiative (OCI) / Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Furthermore, he's a partner at Capital Factory where he focuses on mentoring, advising and investing in open source and infrastructure focused startups.At Twitter, he created their open source program and led their open source efforts. For many years he served on the Eclipse Foundation's Board of Directors representing the committer community and the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee. In a previous life, he bootstrapped a consulting company, made many mistakes, lead and hacked on many eclipse.org and Linux related projects.
Chris is the Chief Technologist at Red Hat. He has 20+ years of experience in Sales Engineering and Services at Red Hat, Intel, Loudcloud, and Linux startups.
Davide is working as a FOSS Program Manager at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. He co-leads the YouthMobile initiative, which aims at inspiring young girls and boys to drive technological innovation by acquiring the skills and confidence to develop mobile apps for sustainable development.
Doug Gray is Senior Vice President of Engineering at Indeed. As a member of Indeed’s senior leadership team, Doug defines the organizational and development processes for the engineering team. His areas of expertise include product revitalization, process change and team development. Previously, Doug was a senior leader at Versata Software. Prior to that, he held a number of senior positions at Trilogy, where he worked for over 12 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Dr Graham Williams is Director of Data Science for Asia Pacific, Microsoft. He was previously Lead Data Scientist with the Australian Government’s Data Analytics Centre of Excellence, and Senior Data Science at the Australian Taxation Office. Prior to this he was Principal Computer Scientist for Data Mining with CSIRO, the Australian governments premier research organisation. Graham has lead projects in data mining since the 1980’s as a researcher and practitioner in areas of health, banking, insurance, finance, taxation, fraud identification, immigration, customs, and government. He has developed open source software and web services for data mining. His research contributions include Ensemble Decision Tree Induction (1989), HotSpots for identifying target areas in very large data collections (1992), WebDM data mining services using XML (1995), and Rattle (2005), a simple to use Graphical User Interface for data mining using R.
Frank Karlitschek started the ownCloud project in 2010 to return control over the storing and sharing of information to consumers. In 2016 he initiated the Nextcloud project to bring this idea to the next level. He has been involved with a variety of Free Software projects including having been a board member for the KDE community. Frank has spoken at MIT, CERN and ETH and keynoted LinuxCon, Latinoware, Akademy, FOSSASIA, openSUSE Con and many other conferences. Frank is the founder and CEO of Nextcloud Gmbh. Frank is a fellow of Open Forum Europe.
Jean-Baptiste is the President of VideoLAN and VLC Lead Developer. Since 2005, he has worked on or lead most VideoLAN related projects, including VLC for desktop, the relicensing of libVLC, the ports to mobile operating systems, and various multimedia libraries like libdvdcss or libbluray. Since a few years, he has been mostly working with and founding start-ups, and consulting for bigger firms.
Jonas holds a Diploma in Computer Science and Japanese Studies from University of Bonn. Main focus topics where Metadata and Data Quality as well as Neural Networks. Within Daimler he previously was in lead architecture roles for Finance Systems and various leadership positions. He has a keen interest in new technologies and the Open Source movement. In his current role he is shaping the Blockchain and DLT activities from the technology perspective within Daimler. As a Member of the Governing Board of Hyperledger he is also representing that role internationally.
Liang Moung was one of the pioneers who spearheaded the digital media and business at Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). She is currently the Head of Digital Technology and leads a high performing engineering team to develop and support the various websites and mobile applications for SPH’s flagship news brands, including The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, etc. Her team is also responsible for technology exploration and innovations.
Liang Moung started her career at an Applied R&D organisation developing intelligent automation systems for media and logistics industry. She also spent several years with the Singapore Government and led teams to plan, drive and coordinate National level IT initiatives. She has received the Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors Award and various professional recognition from her employers.
Liang Moung was an overseas government scholar. She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, USA.
Michael is the founder of SUSI AI, loklak and, the creator of the Peer-to-Peer Search engine YaCy. He is a Big Data Engineer consulting for some of the largest corporate players in Germany on search technology and digital transformation strategies. He is also architect of large search portals like the German Digital Library.
Ramji Venkateswaran is the Global Head of Cloud Ecosystem and the Asia Head of Cloud Services at J.P. Morgan.
An experienced leader in the financial technology industry, Ramji is known for creating teams and culture that focus on pragmatic technical excellence and thought leadership, whilst maintaining obsessive focus on business goals.
With a career in markets stretching over two decades, Ramji spent many years leading large infrastructure engineering projects for Goldman Sachs in both New York and his native city of London. After moving to Singapore in early 2014, Ramji spent a year building low-latency trading infrastructure before joining the J.P. Morgan, where he also sits on the philanthropy committee and drives meaningful contributions towards innovation.
Vlado leads IT for the new CASE business unit. He delivers digital channels for CASE and runs major projects in the manner of services for e-mobility and customer centricity. CASE stands for Connected, Autonomous, Shared, Electric.
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