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May 26, 2016 14:00 ET

LinuxCon + ContainerCon Japan Schedule Announced, Featuring Top Experts Advancing Open Source Technologies

Leading Linux, Open Source and Container Technologists From Across Asia and Around the World Will Gather to Learn, Teach and Share

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 26, 2016) -  The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced the lineup of speakers and sessions for LinuxCon and ContainerCon Japan, which take place July 13-15 in Tokyo. These speakers represent some of the top minds in open source, discussing the hottest open source technologies including containers, Blockchain, the Linux kernel and more.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Chris Aniszczyk, vice of strategic and developer programs at The Linux Foundation will discuss the latest innovations in cloud native and container technologies.
  • Brian Behlendorf, executive director of the Hyperledger Project, will give an overview of Hyperledger and growing importance of OpenChain technologies.
  • Ibrahim Haddad, vice president of R&D and the head of the open source group at Samsung Research America will talk about how enterprise companies can master open source software.
  • Dirk Hohndel, chief Linux and open source technologist at Intel in a fireside chat with Linux creator Linus Torvalds.
  • Linux kernel developer panel moderated by Linux Foundation Fellow Greg Kroah-Hartman.
  • David Marr, vice president, legal at Qualcomm will talk about the importance of an ecosystem of open source software compliance.
  • Gil Yehuda, senior director of open source, standards at Yahoo will share his thoughts on the value of an open source program office.
  • Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin will discuss the state of open source.

The full schedule of sessions can be viewed at

LinuxCon Japan is the premier Linux conference in Asia that brings together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts. It is designed not only to encourage collaboration but to support future interaction between Japan and other Asia Pacific countries and the rest of the global Linux community. The conference includes presentations, tutorials, keynotes, and sponsored mini-summits.

ContainerCon also comes to Japan for the first time this year, after a successful launch in North America in 2015. New developments in Linux containers are driving the adoption of cloud and virtualization technologies in many industries and ContainerCon Japan will provide a platform for exhibiting the best work. By being co-located with LinuxCon Japan, ContainerCon Japan will bring together a diverse range of experts from cloud computing and Linux containers to offer a general technical conference that is open to everyone; creating a place where companies on the leading edge can network with users and developers to advance computing.

This year, LinuxCon + ContainerCon Japan will be co-located with Automotive Linux Summit, which gathers the most innovative minds from automotive expertise and open-source excellence to drive the future of embedded devices in the automotive arena. Those wishing to add Automotive Linux Summit to their LinuxCon + ContainerCon registration may do so at a discounted fee.

Attendees will also have the option to attend the Open Networking Mini-Summit, a two-day event with content covering the SDN/NFV ecosystem to showcase the technologies that are transforming networking for service providers, data center operators and enterprises and to help developers and architects keep up with the SDN/NFV tools and technologies ready for evaluation and deployment. Access to the Open Networking Mini-Summit is included in the pricing for LinuxCon + ContainerCon Japan. Attendees also have the option to add the IoT 101: Getting Connected for Developers tutorial to their registration for US$50.

LinuxCon and ContainerCon are made possible by support from Gold Sponsor IBM; Silver Sponsors Google, Red Hat and Renesas; and Bronze Sponsors Deis, EMC, Igalia and LPI-Japan.

For attendees who register before May 31, the early registration fee is US$350. Visit to register.

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