Welcome to LCU14

Be inspired by the industry leaders in Linux on ARM. Engineers attending will learn from the best and the brightest in the Linux on ARM community about the latest software developments around ARM, new ways of optimising the latest ARM technology and participate in solving community problems.

Linaro Connect is all about engineering and community. Leaders from all corners of the tech industry come together and discuss emerging trends, current community and Linaro activities, and everything in-between. Event sessions are organised by topics and are a a collection of discussion, planning and agreement on how to run projects within Linaro.

While the face to face interaction with leading open source maintainers and engineers is a key benefit for attendees, Linaro Connect also offers remote participation for most sessions.  It is available through Google Hangouts OnAir, but the opportunities for interaction cannot compare to attending in person and people you will get to know. To view past connect click here

*Please note that Linaro Connect is a five day event that is packed full of valuable information. It starts at 8:30am on Monday and finishes at 4:00pm on Friday. You should therefore arrive on Sunday night and leave no earlier than Friday evening to get the most out of the event and not miss out.

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Keynote speakers

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Paul Eremenko
Director of Project Ara at Google

Linda Knippers
Distinguished Technologist at HP

Dr. Christos Kolias
Senior Research Scientist –
Orange Silicon Valley

Dr. Ken Morse
CTO – Connected Devices and
SP Video Infrastructure at Cisco

Christian Reis
VP Hyperscale at Canonical

George Grey

George Grey – Chief Executive Officer

George, Chief Executive Officer, joined Linaro in 2010 bringing a wealth of industry knowledge. Prior to joining Linaro George led software and hardware technology companies for over 25 years, gaining wide ranging expertise in business strategy, product development, sales and marketing. Early in his career he spent 12 years as founder and then CEO of Tadpole Technology plc, a developer of advanced mobile workstations. More recently at SavaJe, a pioneer of Smartphone operating systems, he developed a deep understanding of advanced software technologies, and worked with partners and customers across the entire mobile industry. George has built a reputation for leading and growing technology companies, and brings to Linaro extensive experience in creating innovative products and solutions for global markets. George holds a degree in Electrical Sciences from Cambridge University and resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

Keynote Title:  “Linaro Past, Present and Future”

Paul Eremenko

Paul Eremenko – Director of Project Ara at Google

Paul Eremenko is currently director of Project Ara at Google, in the Advanced Technology & Projects (ATAP) organization. Previously he was an associate vice president at Motorola, where he led the development project of Ara, a project to create a modular hardware ecosystem—rivaling the mobile app ecosystem in pace and level of innovation–around smart phones in an effort to deliver the mobile internet to the next 5 billion people. Paul is also research affiliate at MIT in the Engineering Systems Division.

Prior to joining Motorola and then Google, Paul directed the Tactical Technology Office (TTO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon’s principal engine for disruptive innovation. TTO is DARPA’s systems office responsible for all X plane, spacecraft, ground vehicle, and robotics programs, totaling approximately $500 million annually. Previously, Paul developed and led DARPA’s advanced design and manufacturing program portfolio, and also served as program manager for several space efforts, including the 100 Year Starship.

Earlier in his career, Paul was an aerospace design engineer, the chief engineer for an unmanned aircraft program, and management consultant focusing on technology, innovation, and M&A strategies. He has undergraduate and Master’s degrees in aeronautics from MIT and Caltech, respectively, and law degree from Georgetown University. Paul is also licensed pilot.

Keynote Title: “What if hardware was more like software? Google’s Project Ara and the democratization of the hardware ecosystem.”

Linda Knippers

Linda Knippers – Distinguished Technologist at HP

Linda works in technology and strategy for Linux and Open Source in HP’s Enterprise Group, Server division.

Keynote title: “Fueling HP Moonshot”

Abstract: HP’s participation in Linux and open source communities and organizations and how Linaro/ LEG is enabling HP Moonshot.

Dr. Christos Kolias

Dr. Christos  Kolias – Senior Research Scientist

Christos Kolias is a senior research scientist at Orange Silicon Valley (a subsidiary of Orange). Christos is a co-founder of the ETSI NFV group and had led the formation of ONF’s Wireless & Mobile working group. He has lectured on NFV and SDN at several events. Christos has more than 15 years of experience in networking, he is the originator of Virtual Output Queueing (VOQ) used in packet switching. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA.

Keynote Title:  NFV: Empowering the Network” 

Keynote Abstract:  Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) envisions and promises to change the service provider landscape and has emerged as one of one of today’s significant trends. Although less than two years old, NFV has garnered the industry’s full attention and support. Moving swiftly, a number of key accomplishments have already taken place, and a lot more work is currently under way within ETSI NFV while we are embarking on its future phase. Various proofs-of-concepts (ranging from vEPC to vCPE, vIMS and vCDN) are being developed while issues such as open source and SDN are becoming key ingredients as the can play a pivotal role.

Dr. Ken Morse

Dr. Ken Morse – CTO, Connected Devices and SP Video Infrastructure at Cisco

During the more than 32 years Dr. Ken Morse has been involved in software and hardware development, he has co-founded four companies in the digital video and entertainment space. In his current role as CTO, Connected Devices, Dr. Morse is responsible for ensuring that the company maintains its digital video, data and voice leadership position by driving the embracement of new technologies, architectures and product categories for in-home service provider devices . Prior to this role he was CTO for SP Video Technology Group.

Prior to Cisco, Dr Morse was VP, Client Architecture for Scientific Atlanta and responsible for driving the client architecture of Scientific Atlanta’s software and hardware solutions.

Prior to joining Scientific-Atlanta, Dr. Morse was a co-founder and the CTO of PowerTV, Inc. Here he and his team, along with their set-top partners, brought the first IP-based digital interactive television system to the mass market, providing the software platform and services for over 60 million digital interactive set-tops in North America today.

Prior to working at PowerTV, Dr. Morse was a member of the team that developed the first Hardware Reference Platform for Multi-media consumer electronics devices at Kaleida Labs, an Apple-IBM joint venture. Dr. Morse was also a co-founder of Ultra Digital Systems and MTL where he developed DSP Development systems and video compression schemes for PC multi-media applications.

Dr. Morse’s first foray into business was in 1981 when he received a Commodore Vic-20 and founded a company offering fast loaders and encryption schemes to the software duplicating industry.

He attended the University of Liverpool and holds a Ph.D in Electronic Engineering and a B.Eng in Electronic Engineering. He is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Association for Computing Machinery, and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers.

Keynote Title:  “Enabling Internet Speed for Service Providers”

Abstract:  As we move into a world where consumers expect to access all their video services on amy device, at any time, in any place, this requires major changes to the architecture of video delivery. In addition, the expectation is for new services to be launched at Internet Speed and not the typical 6 months or longer cycle taken by many new service introductions.

This presentation looks at the changing requirements in the Service Provider Video space and how the architecture is evolving to meet these key needs. In addition, the home is also going through a transformation as these new devices must be enabled for video services and delivery around the home. How does the set-top box compete and evolve with consumer electronics offerings and what role does open source software play in this? All this and more will be discussed as we look at the disruptions, and opportunities, underway in the Service Provider Video space and the role of open source and ARM-based designs.

Christian Reis

Christian Reis – VP Hyperscale at Canonical

At Canonical, Kiko is responsible for next-generation server engagements & technology, including Ubuntu Server for ARM and the     provisioning solution MAAS. Prior to this role, Kiko was assigned as VP Engineering to Linaro, where he participated in the  organization’s conceptualization and creation. Kiko holds an MSc in Software Engineering from USP and resides in São Carlos, Brazil.

Keynote Title:  “Mythology and Potential of the ARM Server”

Keynote Abstract: ARM is the most interesting thing that could happen to servers in decades: a chance to redefine system architecture, form-factor, hardware acceleration, power consumption and the supplier ecosystem.  It’s also a chance to throw away legacy and build the ideal platform  for a post-cloud world (whatever that means) — if we keep our eyes on that goal. This talk is my view on where we are and where we need to be in order to turn opportunity into industry-defining success.  

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Remote Participation:

To join Linaro Connect remotely please visit our Remote Participation page for LCU14