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MEDIA ADVISORY: The Linux Foundation to Participate in Mobile World Congress 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 21, 2019 — The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, will be onsite at Mobile World Congress 2019, February 25-28, in Barcelona, Spain.  

Three Linux Foundation projects — the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), Hyperledger, and LF Networking (LFN) — will join together in booth 5J9 to showcase the intersection of blockchain, cloud native, and networking technologies. Project executives Brian Behlendorf, executive director, Hyperledger; Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Orchestration & Edge/IoT; and Dan Kohn, executive director, CNCF, will join other industry leaders for onsite discussions focused on the impact of open source within emerging technologies such as 5G, cloud native network functions, blockchain in the telecom industry, and more.

A full list of activities is included below:

Panel Sessions

  • “How will Open Source Play a Role in the Evolving 5G Ecosystem?” Tuesday Feb. 26, 10:30 -11:30 am, InterDigital booth (Hall 7) 7C61. Panelists include:
    • Abhimanyu Gosain,  Professor and Power Project Officer, Strategic Member OSA,  North Eastern University
    • Chih-Lin I,  China Mobile Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute
    • Arpit Joshipura, General Manager,  Networking, Orchestration & Edge/IO, The Linux Foundation
    • Raymond Knopp,  President, OpenAirInterface Software Alliance
    • Fred Schreider, Senior Director, InterDigital Communication
  • “Building the 5G Network with Cloud Native Applications” — Wednesday, Feb. 27, 14:00 – 15:00. The Executive Panel will be distributed on the CommTechBrief  and NMG Media Platforms. Panelists include:
    • Andrew Coward, CEO, Lumina Networks
    • Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Networking, Orchestration &  Edge/IoT – The Linux Foundation
    • Dan Kohn, Executive Director, CNCF
    • Martin Taylor, CTO, Metaswitch
  • AI, Machine Learning and Your Access Networks— Thursday, Feb. 28, 11:15 – 12:15, Connectivity Suite, (Hall 4) Auditorium 4. Panelists include:
    • Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Networking, Orchestration &  Edge/IoT – The Linux Foundation
    • Yousef Khalidi, CVP of the Azure Networking team, Microsoft
    • Oren Marmur, Head of NFV, Amdocs

Hyperledger Meetup

Mobile World Congress special edition with Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger and Marta Piekarska Director of Hyperledger Ecosystem.

Brian Behlendorf, recognized by the New York Times as one of the Top 10 Most Influential People in Blockchain, will speak about what Hyperledger has become since its launch in December 2015, and the road ahead for 2019. There will be a Q&A session where Brian will answer all your technical and not technical questions. During the meetup, Vipin Rathi, Hyperledger ambassador, will present the new Telecom special interest group.

RSVP here:

Launch: Hyperledger’s Telecom Special Interest Group (SIG)

Hyperledger will announce the launch of its Telecom Special Interest Group, which is focused on technical and business-level conversations about appropriate use cases for blockchain technology in the Telecom industry. The activities of the Telecom-SIG include:

  • Identifying related proofs of concepts, current pilot, use cases and functional architecture;
  • Working towards building Telecom Blockchain consortium;
  • Sharing stories of successes, failures, opportunities and challenges;
  • Identifying conferences or other opportunities to connect face to face, as well as submit talks or present as a group at an event.

More information on the SIG and how to get involved can be found here:

Please visit the official listing at

Linux Foundation executives will be available for briefings with members of the press during the event; for booking information, please contact

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