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August 19-21 - Co-Located Events
August 21-23 - Conference
Hilton San Diego Bayfront - San Diego, CA
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Thursday, August 22 • 12:05pm - 12:40pm
Smart Enterprises Realize Contributions Sustain Open Source - Nithya Ruff, Comcast & Jeff Borek, IBM

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Open source has been a thing for over two decades now, and it's survived a number of growing pains and transitions. It began with individual programmers, who were looking greater freedom and flexibility in lieu of the emerging software industry. Over time major IT vendor companies (IBM, Oracle, others) and then the hyper-scale platform companies (Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) joined in. Most recently, enterprise companies have started to 're-think' their relationship to OS software and are leaning in smartly. Join this session to learn more about the "Fourth Wave" of OS evolution, the arrival of 'Open Data Sets' and the CDLA, and what's driving leading companies like Capital One, WalMart, and Comcast to not just consume - but actively contribute to and participate in OS. The only way to sustain Open Source is through active contributions.

Speakers
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Nithya Ruff

Executive Director, Open Source Program Officer, Comcast & Chair, Board of Directors, The Linux Foundation
Nithya A. Ruff is the Head of Comcast’s Open Source Program Office. She is responsible for growing Open Source culture inside of Comcast and engagement with external communities. Nithya has been director-at-large on the Linux Foundation Board for the last 3 years and was recently... Read More →
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Jeffrey Borek

WW Program Director, IBM
Jeffrey Borek is a senior technology and communications professional with over twenty years of leadership and technical experience in the Software, Telecommunications, and Information Technology industries. He is currently the leader of the OSPO at IBM, and works in the Open Technologies... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2019 12:05pm - 12:40pm PDT
Aqua Salon D