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, Open Source Program Office, Amazon
Nithya A. Ruff is the Head of Amazon's Open Source Program Officer and the Chair of The Linux Foundation Board. Prior to that, she was Head of Comcast’s Open Source Program Office where she drove Open Source culture and transformation inside of Comcast and expanded engagement with... 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

Director, Open Source Program Office, Indeed
Duane leads the vision for open source at Indeed. He manages the people, policies, and ideas to grow open source participation within the company. He loves telling the story of open source through collaboration and conversation. Duane is a force of chaotic good using his high stats... Read More →
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Dawn Foster

Director Open Source Community Strategy, VMware
Dawn is Director of Open Source Community Strategy within VMware’s OSPO. She is a Governing Board member / maintainer for CHAOSS, Steering Committee member for the TODO Group, co-chair of the CNCF Contributor Strategy TAG, and OpenUK board member. She has 20+ years of experience... Read More →

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