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Keynote Speakers Lined Up for Linaro Connect SFO15

Linaro - Author

Cambridge, UK; September 10, 2015

Linaro Ltd, the collaborative engineering organization developing open source software for the Arm® architecture, today announced the complete line up of keynote speakers for the upcoming Linaro Connect San Francisco (SFO15) that will take place September 21st - 25th in Burlingame, California. The San Francisco conference will feature several keynote speakers. These specially invited industry leaders set the agenda for each day, sharing insights as well as presenting their vision of what is taking place in the Arm ecosystem. Linaro’s Chief Executive Officer George Grey will welcome attendees on Monday to SFO15. He will speak on the future of open source software across a full range of segments and how Linaro is having an impact.

Keynote speakers scheduled for the Linaro Connect SFO15 include:

  • George Grey - Chief Executive Officer, Linaro
  • Simon Segars – Chief Executive Officer, Arm
  • Tiger Hu –  Architect, Alibaba Infrastructure Service Group
  • Suresh Gopalakrishnan – Corporate VP and General Manager, Server Business, AMD
  • Neil Trevett – Vice President Mobile Ecosystem, Nvidia and President of Khronos Group
  • Dave Neary – NFV/SDN Community Strategy, Red Hat
  • John Simmons - Media Platform Architect, Microsoft
  • Karen Sandler - Executive Director, Software Freedom Conservancy

The five-day event, which has sold out the past two shows, is celebrating its fifth year and has become the event to attend if you are interested in Linux development and related Arm-based ecosystems.  The agenda includes seventeen unique break-out track topics for attendees. Tracks will cover topics such as Android, Graphics and Multimedia, Kernel Consolidation, Platform Development, Power Management, QA and Infrastructure, Security, Tools, Validation and LAVA, and training

Along with the regular track sessions, there will be additional opportunities for attendees to learn about Linaro’s work. Each day has been designated a focus area that will be highlighted that day. On Monday will be Community and Tuesday will be Linaro Home Group and Linaro Mobile Group day. The Linaro Enterprise Group will host an Arm Server Ecosystem day on Wednesday that will connect Linux/Linaro developers with other project developers and will be an opportunity to see the latest 64-bit Arm hardware and software development in this space.  The Linaro Networking Group is also planning a special demo session at the end of its focused sessions on Thursday. Finally on Friday Linaro will host its traditional Demo Friday. The demos will also feature in some of the keynotes and at other times during the week, but participants will get to see most of them all together at Demo Friday. This is a great opportunity for attendees to see all the work that Linaro and its members have been focused on.

About Linaro Linaro is leading collaboration on open source development in the Arm ecosystem. The company is a collaborative engineering organization with over 200 engineers working on consolidating and optimizing open source software for the Arm architecture, including developer tools, the Linux kernel, Arm power management, and other software infrastructure. Linaro is distribution neutral: it wants to provide the best software foundations to everyone by working upstream, and to reduce non-differentiating and costly low level fragmentation. The effectiveness of the Linaro approach has been demonstrated by Linaro’s growing membership, and by Linaro consistently being listed as one of the top five company contributors to Linux kernels since 3.10.

To ensure commercial quality software, Linaro’s work includes comprehensive test and validation on member hardware platforms. The full scope of Linaro’s engineering work is open to all online. To find out more, please visit and