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Program Announced for Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit

By 2016-02-188月 22nd, 2017Press Release

Linux creator Linus Torvalds to join leading embedded technologists at first-ever IoT Summit

SAN FRANCISCO, February 18, 2016 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today is announcing its full schedule of keynote speakers and conference sessions for Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit, taking place April 4-6 in San Diego, Calif. These events are co-located, and one registration provides access to all sessions and activities for both events.

The new OpenIoT Summit is the first event of its kind, bringing together embedded developers, application developers, systems architects and firmware developers to learn, share and advance the technical work required for the future of IoT. OpenIoT Summit is for technologists and by technologists, gathering experts from the world’s leading companies and most important open source projects to present the information needed to lead successful IoT developments and bring smart connected products and solutions to market.

Embedded Linux Conference, the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products, is extending its scope in 2016 to include user-space developers – the people building applications on embedded Linux – and will be the preeminent space for product vendors and kernel and systems developers to collaborate with these influential technologists. For the first time, Linux creator Linus Torvalds will keynote the event.

Keynotes will be announced in full shortly. Keynote highlights include:

  • Sarah Cooper, COO at Machine-to-Machine Intelligence [M2Mi] Corporation

  • Imad Sousou, Vice President and General Manager, Open Source Technology Center, Software and Services Group, Intel Corporation

  • Raj Talluri, Senior Vice President of Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

  • Linus Torvalds, in conversation with Dirk Hohndel, Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist at Intel

ELC Session highlights include:

  • Dissecting Qualcomm’s 1.7M Android Fork – Stephen Boyd, QulC

  • Xenomai 3: An Overview of the Real-Time Framework for Linux – Jan Kiszka, Siemens

  • SCHED_DEADLINE: A Status Update – Juri Lelli, ARM Ltd.

  • Debugging Custom Hardware with Linux – Tools to Make Your Hardware Engineers Love You – Chris Martin, Intel

  • Introduction to Memory Management in Linux – Alan Ott, Signal11 Software

  • Using DT Overlays to Support the C.H.I.P.’s Capes – Antoine Ténart, Free Electrons

OpenIoT Summit Session highlights include:

  • Understanding the Thread Interface of Google’s Nest Devices – Michael E Anderson, The PTR Group, Inc.

  • Framework for Preventive Healthcare – Sanjay Dorairaj, Comcast

  • The Future of IoT Education – Our Journey in Teaching IoT – Alexandru Radovici, Wyliodrin

  • I2C Hacking Demystified – Igor Stoppa, Intel

  • Considerations for Building Enterprise Grade IoT – Ishu Verma, Red Hat

  • Intelligence at the Edge. Embracing the Data Flood – Andrzej Wieczorek & Niklas Kvarnstrom, Tieto

The full schedule of sessions is available online at

Individuals interested in attending can register at Members of the press and analyst community wishing to attend should email Dan Brown at

This event is made possible by Host Sponsor Open Interconnect Consortium, Diamond Sponsors Qualcomm and Red Hat, Platinum Sponsor Intel, and Silver Sponsor Opto 22.

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