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The Linux Foundation Announces Sessions and Speakers for Open Source Summit Japan 2017

Open source professionals, developers and users gather to share knowledge and advance the world’s largest shared technologies

SAN FRANCISCO, April 11, 2017 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced the program for Open Source Summit Japan, taking place May 31-June 2 in Tokyo.

The Linux Foundation events are where the leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

LinuxCon, ContainerCon and CloudOpen have combined under one umbrella name in 2017 and beyond – Open Source Summit. Three events in one, Open Source Summit Japan is a technical conference where 600+ open source developers, users and other professionals will convene to collaborate, share information and learn about the latest in open technologies, including Linux, containers, cloud computing and more.

The full agenda for Open Source Summit Japan 2017 is now available. Confirmed keynote speakers at this year’s event include:

  • Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger

  • Philip DesAutels, Sr. Director of IoT, The Linux Foundation

  • Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Networking, The Linux Foundation

  • Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation

  • Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

  • Linux Kernel Panel with Alice Ferrazzi, Gentoo Kernel Project Leader; Greg Kroah-Hartman, Linux Foundation Fellow; Steven Rostedt, VMware; and Dan Williams, Intel

Session highlights include:

  • TensorFlow in the Wild: From Cucumber Farmer to Global Insurance Firm – Kazunori Sato, Google

  • Fast releasing and Testing of Gentoo Kernel Packages and Future Plans of the Gentoo Kernel Project – Alice Ferrazzi, Gentoo Kernel Project Leader

  • Testing at Scale – Andrea Frittoli, IBM

  • Device-DAX: Towards Software Defined Memory – Dan Williams, Intel

  • Kubernetes Ground Up – Vishnu Kannan, Google

View the full agenda of sessions.

Registration for Open Source Summit Japan is discounted to $350 through April 16. The event is co-located with Automotive Linux Summit 2017, and attendees may add on registration to that event at no additional charge. Applications for diversity and needs-based scholarships are also being accepted.

Members of the media who would like to reserve a complimentary press pass to Open Source Summit Japan should contact

Open Source Summit Japan is made possible by Gold Sponsor Cloud Native Computing Foundation and Silver Sponsors Civil Infrastructure Platform, Red Hat and Renesas.

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