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Open19 Foundation Summit 2019: Accelerating Open19 Adoption / May 16, 2019 / San Jose, CA

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Data center design is at a pivotal moment, and we want to make sure that you are at the center of the action.

The Open19 Foundation Summit 2019 is nearly one week away and you are invited to participate in this exciting day with fellow Open19 Community Members and industry affiliates as we exchange ideas, learn about the latest challenges facing the ecosystem and how Open19 is meeting them, engage in meaningful development discussions, and network with the industry’s most prolific thought leaders.

The Open19 Foundation is an active, independent community of 25 members driving innovation and adoption of Open19 Technology, so it is only logical that this year’s theme is “Accelerating Open19 Adoption.”

Summit attendees will be immersed in the world of data center design, and receive updates on Open19 specifications, groundbreaking products, industry insights, and much more. Presentations, case studies, and panel discussions will feature industry thought leaders and experts in the open data center and edge design movement.

We’re very excited to announce this year’s keynote speaker — Internet pioneer Paul Mockapetris, co-inventor of the Domain Name System (DNS), which paved the way for how we surf the Internet today. You don’t want to miss it!

The Summit also includes technology demonstrations, a vendor showcase, rack row installation competition, and an evening reception.

Unable to attend? Watch the Summit live stream on our YouTube channel.

Date: May 16, 2019

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.pm PST

Where: San Jose, CA

Venue: Club Auto Sport

Cost: FREE to attend

Click here to view the full agenda.

Our Speakers:

Yuval Bachar, Open19 Foundation President and Principal Engineer in the Global Infrastructure and Strategy Team at Linkedin

Yuval Bachar
Yuval Bachar is one of the founders and innovators of the Open19 project and is the president of the Open19 Foundation, where he is responsible for developing this new community and Open19 technology to support the Open19 Community. At LinkedIn, he drives and supports the new technology development, architecture, and collaboration to support the growth in LinkedIn’s future user base, data centers, and services provided.

Lior Gal, Co-Founder & CEO, Excelero


Lior Gal is a seasoned enterprise IT leader who has grown numerous storage innovators from concept to proven product and multi-million dollar revenue streams and, in several cases, successful exits.

Beginning in technical roles at EMC and Amdocs, he led sales at Exanet, Illuminator, Crescendo Networks, and most recently was global vice president at Data Direct Networks, where he achieved dramatic revenue growth from the world’s largest web and cloud customers.

Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Networking, Edge & IoT, Linux Foundation


Arpit Joshipura is an executive leader and open source software evangelist across carriers, cloud and enterprise IT – spanning networking, orchestrations, operating systems, security, AI, edge, hardware and silicon. At the Linux Foundation, Arpit leads open source networking, orchestration & edge/IOT, including LF Networking projects as well as major industry disruptions including VNFs to CNFs (Cloud Native Network functions), 5G, AI, etc.

Brian Karstetter, Senior Director, Product & Strategy, Packet


Brian Karstetter leads business development for Packet’s Edge Cloud. He builds strategic partnerships with leading technology innovators and real estate companies to develop the right solutions and operational models for the Edge. Brian works with all cross-functional teams at Packet to define the strategy, build the product and execute deployments.

Paul Mockapetris, Computer Scientist, Internet Pioneer, Co-inventor of DNS


Paul Mockapetris is a computer scientist and internet pioneer who co-invented the internet Domain Name System (DNS) in 1983. He is a follow of the IEEE and Association for Computing Machinery. He is currently Chief Scientist at ThreatSTOP,  a cloud-based automated threat intelligence platform

Jason Rylands, VP Data Center Strategy & International Sales, German Edge Cloud


Jason Rylands is VP Data Center Strategy and International Sales at German Edge Cloud. He is a data center specialist with over 20 years in the IT/Telco and Data Center space, starting in the Asia Pacific region before moving across to Europe.

Raejeanne Skillern, President of Communications & Enterprise Compute, Flex


Raejeanne Skillern is President of the Communications & Enterprise Compute business at Flex. Prior to Flex, she was VP in the Data Center Group & General Manager of the Cloud Services Platform Group at Intel Corporation. She was responsible for managing Intel’s business roadmap and customer engagements for public cloud infrastructure deployments. During her Intel career, she also held various leadership roles in pruduct marketing, strategic analysts, demand creation, and business development.

Adam Tarnowski, Vice President of Business Development, Cloud & Data Center, Flex


Adam Tarnowski is Vice President of Business Development for the Cloud & Data Center business at Flex. Since joining Flex in 2016, he has led Business Development for the Cloud & Data Center business and has been a critical driving force behind its growth. Prior to Flex, Mr. Tarnowski held leadership roles in sales, business development and marketing within the Cloud industry and semiconductor including Intel and AMD. 

Matt Trifiro, Chief Marketing Officer, Vapor IO


Matt Trifiro
is the chief marketing officer of Vapor IO where he leads the company’s global marketing, branding and communications efforts. He is an expert in edge computing, is co-chair of the State of the Edge Report and Chair of The Linux Foundation’s Open Glossary of Edge Computing. He is a technology industry veteran and a serial entrepreneur, having co-founded or led over a half dozen startup companies.

Click here to view the full agenda.

Badge pick-up for the Summit 2019 kicks off at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 16. Food and beverages will be provided throughout the day, as well as free onsite parking. The Summit is free to attend, but registration is required to ensure your spot.

We look forward to seeing you there!