InnerSource Commons APAC 2020 Virtual Summit Speakers

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Alexander Rose
Alexander Rose

Alexander is the Executive Director and Board Member of the Long Now Foundation. The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996* to develop the Clock and Library projects, as well as to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution. The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide a counterpoint to today's accelerating culture and help make long-term thinking more common. Alexander is an industrial designer and has been working with The Long Now Foundation and computer scientist Danny Hillis since 01997 to build a monument scale, all mechanical 10,000 Year Clock. Alexander speaks about the work of The Long Now Foundation all over the world at venues ranging from the TED conference to corporations and government agencies.

 


Andrew Aitken
Andrew Aitken

Andrew and his team are responsible for crafting and executing Wipro’s open source consulting, go-to-market and solutions strategy. Andrew has served as an open source expert to the White House and California Senate and as a guest lecturer at Stanford’s Entrepreneur program. He is an investor in Mautic and on the Board of Advisors of various open source companies. He is past Board Member of OSEHRA, an initiative spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide open source-based cost effective healthcare solutions for veterans. He has personally worked with organizations such as Capital One, Fidelity, Microsoft, the U.S. Navy, and many startups, assisting them with developing their open source strategies. Andrew has been a pioneer in the development of open source adoption, governance and commercialization models and is a frequent international speaker on a variety of open source-related topics.

 


Danese Cooper
Danese Cooper

Danese Cooper is vice president of special initiatives at NearForm, an Irish tech firm. Previously, she was head of open source software at PayPal, CTO of the Wikimedia Foundation, chief open source evangelist for Sun, and senior director of open source strategies for Intel. Danese was also the inaugural chairperson of the Node.js Foundation. She concentrates on creating healthy open source communities and has served on the boards of Drupal Association, the Open Source Initiative, the Open Source Hardware Association, and she’s advised Mozilla and the Apache Software Foundation. Danese also runs a successful open source consultancy that counts the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the SETI Institute, Harris, and Numenta as clients. She’s been known to knit through meetings.

 


Daniel Izquierdo Cortázar
Daniel Izquierdo Cortázar

Daniel Izquierdo Cortazar is a researcher and one of the founders of Bitergia, a company that provides software analytics for open source ecosystems. Currently the chief data officer at Bitergia, he is focused on the quality of the data, research of new metrics, analysis, and studies of interest for Bitergia customers via data mining and processing. Daniel holds a PhD in free software engineering from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, where he focused on the analysis of buggy developers activity patterns in the Mozilla community. Daniel serves on the board and is a Member of the InnerSource Commons.

 


Diane Mueller
Dianne Mueller

Diane Mueller leads Community Development at Red Hat for the Cloud Platform Group focusing on OpenShift and Cloud Native ecosystem. She is the driving force behind both customer, partner and developer community initiatives helping to ensure the success of OpenShift, the world's leading Open Source Platform as a Service along with Operators, ServiceMesh, Quay, OKD, OpenStack and other Cloud Native technology initiatives at Red Hat for the past 8 years. She has been designing and implementing products and applications embedded into mission critical financial and manufacturing systems at F500 corporations for over 30 years. She has had a long career in software development spanning multiple industries and open source initiatives from Financial Services, Manufacturing, Education and Government.

 


Fei Wan
Fei Wan

Fei Wan is a senior principal architect in Comcast’s Software Strategy & Transformation organization. She collaborates with the large developer community inside Comcast to accelerate software delivery performance transformation particularly in the area of cloud technologies. She is the community architect and a maintainer of an InnerSource project that has a growing list of reusable, Comcast-community-maintained Terraform modules for deploying common Comcast application architectures. She also serves on Comcast’s Innersource Guild which guides teams through best InnerSource practices. She is fascinated by InnerSource Patterns and has collaborated with the patterns working group on a mind map for easy navigation of the InnerSource Commons Patterns. She's been with Comcast for nine years. Before she joined Software Strategy & Transformation, she was a lead engineer in the video delivery group serving 20 million video customers. She led the multi-year transformation of video delivery from vendor solutions to in house developed products and open source technologies. Before Comcast, she was a technologist at Music Choice, Concurrent Computer & Lucent technologies. Fei loves to visit the grand national parks in the USA and lives near Philadelphia.

 


Georg Gruetter
Georg Grütter

Georg Grütter is a social coding evangelist and developer advocate at Bosch.IO. He cofounded and led the first InnerSource community at Bosch. Georg is a passionate software developer with over 30 years of experience. Previously, he held various positions and roles at Bosch, Line Information, the Zurich System House, and DaimlerChrysler. Georg has created two open source projects, "XHSI":http://xhsi.sourceforge.net and "stashNotifier":https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/StashNotifier+Plugin. He's an avid recumbent cyclist and mountain biker who also loves photography and chocolate.

 


Harish Pillay
Harish Pillay

Mr. Harish Pillay serves as Head of Community Architecture and Leadership at Red Hat, Inc. and served as its Chief Technology Architect of South Asia since September 29, 2003. Mr. Pillay is responsible for revenue growth in South Asia through the expansion of Red Hat resources and enterprise customer support in the region. He joined Red Hat from Maringo Tree Technologies, an open source consultancy and services company he co-founded in 2002. A leading advocate of open source software, Mr. Pillay co-founded the Linux Users' Group Singapore in 1993. He served as President of the Internet Society Singapore Chapter from 2013 to 2015. He has been a Trustee of Internet Society since June 18, 2016. He is a senior member of the Singapore Computer Society and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Mr. Pillay holds BS degree in Computer Science and MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oregon State University.

 


Jerry Tan
Jerry Tan

Jerry Tan now works with Tencent. He is a committer at apache.org, mozilla.org, gnome.org PPMC of apache brpc incubating project, member of the InnerSource Commons community, InnerSource China group organizer, and has more than 20 years of Open Source Experience

 


Kanchana Welgedara
Kanchana Welagedara

A long-time open source enthusiast and community contributor, Kanchana Welagedara is a member of The Apache Software Foundation, and a contributor for Apache Axis C++, Geronimo, and other open source projects. Kanchana's experience includes being Lead Developer at JPMorgan Chase. Previously, she was an InnerSource evangelist at PayPal. Kanchana is also the proud mother of a geeky 5-year-old boy and a smart and beautiful baby girl.

 


Minchene Tang
Minchene Tang

Minchene Tang is a Program Manager leading strategic initiatives at VMware’s Office of the CTO, joining its campus headquarters in early 2020. Prior to VMware, Minchene led programmes modernising Citigroup’s infrastructure, such as building and operationalising its first on-premise container management platform and Public Cloud deployment orchestration. Over her career, Minchene cut her teeth on vendor product technology in software release management at Silicon Valley luminaries such as Sun, NetApp, Cisco and Juniper Networks. Today Minchene resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and her COVID-19 independent interests include continuous language learning and integration, tennis, cooking and iterative experimental baking.

 


Mishari Muqbil

Being part of Open Source communities for 25+ years, I coach organizations in best practices and lessons learned from the Open Source world to build teams and organizations that are anti-fragile (embracing uncertainty and being stronger because of it), dynamic (have the ability to self-organize to take on challenges), and innovative (constantly upskilling and apply new knowledge in the organization).

 


Russ Rutledge
Russ Rutledge

Russ Rutledge is the Director of Community and InnerSource at Nike. This startup within the company guides the process and tools to encourage and foster cross-team and community interaction and development. Russ's drive and passion is to enable all software engineers to achieve incredible technical and business throughput via quality tooling and streamlined work process. Previously, he ran another successful startup delivering JavaScript continuous delivery solutions to hundreds of projects throughout Nike. Prior to Nike, Russ began his career with feature and infrastructure development on the Outlook and OneDrive consumer websites at Microsoft.

 


Sathish Vaidyanathan
Sathish Vaidyanathan

Sathish Vaidyanathan is Senior Director, Software Development at PayPal, India. He currently leads PayPal’s Growth Markets Engineering Team which also helped craft PayPal’s entry into the Indian payments space. At PayPal, he has spearheaded several innovation programs and nurtured intrapreneurship. He also helped launch the PayPal Incubator for FinTech startups. He is deeply passionate about empowering non-profits and social enterprises through technology. Before joining PayPal, he had stints at eBay, Sun Microsystems, Mentor Graphics, Ramco Systems, and two early-stage startups in the US. Sathish has a Masters' degree in Software Systems from BITS Pilani and an engineering degree in Computer Science from SRM Engineering College, Chennai.

 


Sebastian Spier
Sebastian Spier

Implement. Learn. Repeat. #people #teams #business #technology https://spier.hu

 


Tapajit Dey
Tapajit Dey

Tapajit Dey is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software. He finished his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee with Dr. Audris Mockus. His research interests include Open Source and InnerSource development, empirical software engineering, mining software repositories, and data analytics. He received his Bachelors and Masters Degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur and worked in IBM for 3 years before joining his PhD. More about his work is available online at: https://tapjdey.github.io/

 


Willem Jiang
Willem Jiang

Willem Jiang is the technical expert of Huawei, a member of the Apache Software Foundation, he worked on many Apache projects like Camel, CXF, ServiceMix and ServiceComb. Before joining Huawei, Willem was the principle engineer of RedHat working on Fuse ESB, he also worked for FuseSource, IONA and Travelsky.inc. Willem gave talks about Open Source, Apache Camel in several conferences, like KubeCon Shanghai, CosCon and ArchSummit, etc.

 


Yoshitake Kobayashi

Yoshitake Kobayashi is the Senior Manager of The Advanced Collaborative Software Development Technology Department at Toshiba Corporation. The department provides open source technologies and services as a role of Open Source Program Office (OSPO). His research interests include operating systems, distributed systems, and dynamically reconfigurable systems. Additionally, he is the Chair of the Technical Steering Committee for the Civil Infrastructure Platform.

 


Yunbo Wang
Yunbo Wang

Yunbo Wang is currently in charge of DiDi open source , the secretary-general of the DiDi Open Source Committee, and a senior DevOps expert. He is mainly responsible for Didi's external and internal open source work. He has rich experience in open source community governance. He is also the committer for DELTA, DoKit and etc.

 


Zack Koppert
Zack Koppert

Zack has a passion for collaboration and an appetite for change. In previous roles he has led an innovation movement that got people to dedicate time to thinking outside the box, founded an Open Source office inside a 70 year old Tech company, and built software security training from the ground up. A force of inspiration, Zack is now in the middle of gardening an InnerSource movement inside US government.