Deborah Bryant is Senior Director, Open Source Program Office, Office of the CTO at Red Hat.
Deborah’s involvement in open source began in the 90s in Portland, Oregon where she became deeply involved in the community, helped grow OSUOSL into an international community resource, founded the Government Open Source Conference, and championed the global use of FOSS in the public sector. Deb lent her voice to supporting open source project and developers, building bridges between academia, industry, and government along the way. Her published research includes the use of open source in cybersecurity and open source ecosystems in the public sector.
Deb serves on several non-profit boards where open source is a critical element of their mission in the public interest. She recently accepted a third appointment as Board Member for Open Source Initiative (OSI), serves on the advisory boards of the Open Source Elections Technology Foundation, DemocracyLab, and OASIS Open Project. You can follow her at @debbryant.
Bryan Che is Chief Strategy Officer at Huawei. There, he leads Huawei’s vision and strategy across its overall businesses and portfolio, which spans mobile and consumer electronics, telecommunications, enterprise IT, and cloud.
Bryan has tremendous experience building new enterprise businesses and open source technologies. Prior to joining Huawei in China, Bryan spent over 15 years at Red Hat in the US, where he was the general manager of their cloud business and also led overall product strategy across the company. As an American expat employed in China who has traveled 3 million miles to over 40 countries, Bryan has worked extensively with many customers and partners around the world.
Bryan graduated with his Bachelors and Masters degrees in computer science from MIT.
Steffen Evers is director open source at Bosch.IO, where he leads the team that provides development services for open source software essential to the company and consults on strategy, community work, software management, and compliance processes in the area of OSS. For nearly 20 years, Steffen has researched, taught, and promoted open source development and supported various companies in the use of OSS to achieve their business objectives.
Sébastien Gérard is director of research at CEA and he is leading the LISE laboratory (Laboratory of Model Driven Engineering for Embedded Systems) at CEA LIST. Working on research issues related to complex and critical system and software design for more than 15 years, his research interests include correct-by-construction specification and design of complex systems, model-based engineering of complex systems, and visual modeling language engineering. He is the CEA representative at Object Management Group (OMG) for more than 15 years. In particular, he is the chair of the MARTE standardization task force. He is also leading the open source project, Papyrus, the UML modeling tools of Eclipse.
In 1995, he has a diploma in mechanics and aeronautics from the ENSMA high-school, in 2000 he obtained a PhD diploma in Computer Science from the Evry university and in 2013 he got his “habilitation à diriger des recherches” diploma in the domain of computer science from the Orsay Univiersity.
Etienne Juliot is co-founder and vice president of Obeo, a software editor focused on Model Driven solutions. He is a senior software architect with a strong experience in IT and embedded systems architecture. He is involved in several Eclipse projects (Sirius, Acceleo, EMF Compare, SCA, UML Generators, Mylyn, ...) and is a steering committee member for PolarSys.
Finally, Etienne manages international and strategic collaborations with large companies on system engineering and enterprise architecture needs. Follow @ejuliot on Twitter.
Kenji Kazumura is Senior Professional Engineer at Fujitsu Limited in Japan. After more than five years experience of the compiler development he has been working with Java for the enterprise mission critical systems. Now he is in charge of Fujitsu middleware products such as Interstage Application Server.
He has a lot of experience to optimize the several huge enterprise applications, specifically in the field of mobile communication and financial service, in order to run with high performance and reliability. These systems contribute a great deal to the social infrastructures in Japan. He is also now working to make the cloud environment be more useful with the container and microservices architecture technologies.
Navin Ramachandran is a member of the Board of Directors at iota.org, where he leads Engineering Strategy.
Navin is a medical doctor, with interests in data research, healthcare IT and distributed ledgers. He is the steering committee chair of the Tangle EE working group and on the advisory board of the UK All Party Parliamentary group for blockchain.
Matthias is a product owner and open source enthusiast. He leads the EGit and JGit projects and contributes to Gerrit Code Review. He also worked on Spark and Kafka and recently started contributing to Gardener (https://github.com/gardener) enabling Kubernetes to manage Kubernetes clusters on a large scale. He is also a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council. Matthias works as a product owner for SAP Cloud Platform and leads its git team.
He holds a PhD and diploma degree in Experimental Physics from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
Torkild Ulvøy Resheim is a senior software engineer and part owner of Itema, a software consultancy based in Trondheim, Norway. As a contractor and consultant, he has helped companies use a wide range of Eclipse technologies for more than a decade. Most of this time has been spent on solutions for the semiconductor and marine/offshore sectors. Torkild founded the Trondheim Eclipse User Group in 2013 and has been participating in EclipseCon Europe Program Committee for the past few years. He sits on the Eclipse Architecture Council and on the Eclipse Science PMC.
Gunnar Wagenknecht is a software specialist at Salesforce. In his past career he lead Open Source programs, managed engineering teams, worked on great products, and architected and managed the operation of a distributed, multi-tenant SaaS platform serving millions of transactions each day.
He also is a prolific contributor with many years of experience in the Eclipse Open Source Community where he has been awarded with the Lifetime Contribution Award.
Apart from software and computers he loves chatting about travel, fishing, DIY projects and other things that matters.
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