March 12-14, 2019 - Half Moon Bay, CA
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Thursday, March 14 • 9:00am - 9:30am
142 Year Old Networking Industry’s Move to Open Source: Lessons Learnt in Harmonization and Umbrella Governance - Arpit Joshipura, Heather Kirksey & Phil Robb, The Linux Foundation

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Celebrating its inaugural year as an “umbrella” project, LF Networking brings together seven top Linux Foundation open source networking projects to increase harmonization across platforms, communities and ecosystems all working towards the common goal of accelerating open source networking deployments across the stack. Together, the LFN project communities address major industry challenges through collaboration between end users, vendors and developers. Using real-world examples, founding leaders from the LFN community will discuss this unique approach to collaboration, including best practices in forging a unified community from disparate projects; how to anticipate, reduce, and mediate inter-project conflicts; how to support effective “umbrella” project governance to clear the path for technical community innovation; and more.

Highlights will include:
- LFN as a de-facto standard for Telecom (Technical and community)
- LFN as the umbrella - how members benefitted and joined the revolution

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Phil Robb

Vice President - Operations, Networking & Orchestration, Linux Foundation
Phil Robb’s experience spans more than 30 years of work on the leading edge of software and networking technology, beginning with the launch of the personal computer in the early 1980s. He began working with open source in 2001 at Hewlett Packard, where he formed and led the company’s... Read More →

Heather Kirksey

VP, Community and Ecosystem Development, The Linux Foundation
Heather Kirksey works with the community to advance the adoption and implementation of open source NFV platforms. Before joining The Linux Foundation, she led strategic technology alliances for MongoDB. Earlier in her career she held various leadership positions in the telecom industry... Read More →

Arpit Joshipura

General Manager, Networking, Edge, and IoT, The Linux Foundation
Arpit Joshipura brings over 25 years of networking expertise and vision to The Linux Foundation, with technical depth and business breadth. He has instrumented and led major industry disruptions across enterprises, carriers, and cloud architectures, including IP, broadband, optical... Read More →

Thursday March 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Salon 3