September 27-30, 2021
Seattle, Washington, USA + Virtual
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Monday, September 27 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
(VIRTUAL) Panel Discussion: A New Era: Emerging and Evolving OSPOs - Dawn Foster, VMware; Duane O'Brien, Indeed.com; Nithya Ruff, Comcast; Stormy Peters, Microsoft

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Open source software may be a 30-year trend in the making, but Open Source Program (OSPO) offices are a relatively new addition to the landscape. What are OSPOs and what do they do? How are the expectations and responsibilities of OSPOs changing as the use of open source continues to swell? Sit down with some experts from Indeed, Comcast, Microsoft and VMware to hear how open source program offices can change how YOU think about open source. From risk management to value creation and compliance management, there’s something for everyone in this lively panel discussion.

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Nithya Ruff

Head, Comcast Open Source Program Office, Comcast
Nithya A. Ruff is the Head of Comcast’s Open Source Program Office and the Chair of The Linux Foundation Board.    She drives Open Source culture and transformation inside of Comcast and expanding engagement with external innovation communities. Nithya has been director-at-large... Read More →
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Stormy Peters

Director, Open Source Programs Office, Microsoft
Stormy Peters is Director of the Open Source Programs Office at Microsoft.Stormy is passionate about open source software and educates companiesand communities on how open source software is changing the softwareindustry. She is a compelling speaker who engages her audiences duringand... Read More →

Duane O'Brien

Head of Open Source, Indeed
Duane O’Brien is the Head of Open Source at Indeed.com, the world’s #1 jobs site. He is passionate about helping companies responsibly participate in the open source community.
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Dawn Foster

Director of Open Source Community Strategy, VMware
Dawn is Director of Open Source Community Strategy within VMware’s Open Source Program Office. She is on the board of OpenUK, an organization committed to developing and sustaining UK leadership in Open Technology. Dawn is involved in several Linux Foundation projects as a Governing... Read More →

Monday September 27, 2021 1:30pm - 2:20pm PDT
MeetingPlay Platform + Virtual Learning Lab