The LF Edge Speakers Bureau participants represent leading technical and business leaders from the LF Edge community. They are available to speak on behalf of LF Edge and our projects at both public and private industry events. They are prepared to present LF Edge’s mission and overview, project introductions and updates, technical deep dives and a wide range of other topics such as IoT, edge computing, telco edge, 5G, IIoT and more.

Seeking an expert to speak at your event? Email pr@lfedge.org with the details (where, when, deadline, etc.) and we will do our best to connect you with a spokesperson that matches your needs.

Aaron Williams

Developer Advocate, LF Edge

For the last 10 years, Aaron has be working in the IoT/Connected Vehicle space, with four of those years running SAP's internal marker and community space called the d-shop.

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Abhishek Syal

Sr. Advisor, Strategy & Planning, Dell EMC

Abhi leads Edge strategy for Dell EMC.

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Arpit Joshipura

General Manager of Networking, IoT & Edge, The Linux Foundation

Arpit Joshipura is an executive leader and open source software evangelist across carriers, cloud and enterprise IT - spanning technology areas like networking, orchestration, operating systems, security, AI, edge, hardware and silicon.

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Balaji Ethirajulu

Sr. Director - Product Management, Ericsson Inc and Outreach Committee Chair, LF Edge

Balaji Ethirajulu is a senior director of product management at Ericsson, driving technologies in the areas of open source, automation, orchestration, NFV, SDN, 5G, cloud native, edge computing, AI/ML and IoT.

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Ben Yang

Open Source Marketing Director, Huawei and Outreach Committee Voting Representative, LF Edge

I have 17 years working experience in telecom industry with technical marketing skills. I have been involved in Telecom open source projects in recently 5 year, including ONOS, ONAP, OPNFV, LF Networking and LF Edge.

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Bill Hunt

CTO & Co-Founder, Dianomic and TAC Voting Representative, LF Edge

Bill Hunt is the CTO and Co-Founder of Dianomic, creator of the Linux Foundation's Fledge project, an IoT and ML framework for the Industrial Edge.

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Bill Renxudong

Chief Open Source Representative, Huawei and Board Member, LF Edge

Mr. Ren Xudong(Bill Ren)is a member of the LF Edge Governing Board. He also serves as the General Manager of ICT Infrastructure Open Source Business at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, and as the chief liaison officer of Huawei.

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Chen Daoqing

Marketing Manager, Huawei

Senior Marketing Manager of Huawei Cloud Network OSDT, Master of Science in Microelectronics, Tianjin University.

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Chitti Nimmagadda

Sr. Director, Ericsson and Board SPC Representative, LF Edge

Chitti Nimmagadda is a Senior Director - Network Virtualization at the Ericsson Digital Services Business Unit. He has over 20 years of experience in software industry, and his current focus and passion is in bringing the cloud native technologies to the telecom industry.

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Cole Crawford

CEO and Founder, Vapor IO and Board Member, LF Edge

Cole Crawford is CEO and founder of Vapor IO, creators of the Kinetic Edge and the leading provider of tower-connected edge colocation and interconnection services.

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Daniel Lazaro

Senior Technical Program Manager, OSIsoft and TAC Voting Representative, LF Edge

Daniel currently serves as a Senior Technical Program Manager at the CTO office at OSIsoft, focusing on technology, research and innovation projects related to IIoT, Open Source and Energy (Distributed Energy Resources).

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Erik Nordmark

Chief Architect, ZEDEDA and TAC Voting Representative, LF Edge

Erik is a member of the LF Edge Technical Advisory Committe, a member of the Internet Architecture Board, and the Chief Architect at ZEDEDA. He has designed and implemented substantial parts of the EVE implementation in LF Edge.

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Gavin Lu

R&D Director, VMware and China Project Maintainer, EdgeX Foundry

Gavin Lu runs an innovation team focused on edge computing and intelligence in VMware Office of CTO. He joined VMware in 2009 and worked on multiple products on virtualization, networking, cloud management, big data, OpenStack, container, IoT and ML.

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Henry Lau

Distinguished Technologist, Retail Solutions, HP Inc; Board Member and TAC Voting Representative, LF Edge; and Vertical Solutions Working Group Co-Chair, EdgeX Foundry

Henry leads system and software architecture for HP retail, hospitality, healthcare products and solutions. Henry has over 30 years of experience developing embedded systems, VOIP gateways, and mobile phones from startups to global companies.

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Jason Shepherd

VP of Ecosystem, ZEDEDA; Board Member, Board SPC Representative, and Outreach Committee Voting Representative, LF Edge

Jason Shepherd is VP of Ecosystem at IoT Edge orchestration company ZEDEDA.

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Jim St. Leger

Open Source Strategy, Intel Corporation; TAC Chair, TAC Voting Representative, Board Member and Board SPC Representative, LF Edge

Jim St. Leger has been creating, nurturing, and growing open source projects for more than ten years. He was part of the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) and the Fast Data I/O (FD.io) open source project creation teams.

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Jim White

CTO, IOTech and TSC Vice Chair, EdgeX Foundry

Jim has over 25 years of experience in software development for IoT Edge systems, enterprise application integration and mobile applications.

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Jim Xu

Principal Engineer, Zenlayer Inc. and Board Member, LF Edge

Jim Xu is a principal Engineer at Zenlayer. Zenlayer is an innovative company in the Edge Cloud business.

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Kandan Kathirvel

Director, AT&T Labs and TSC Chair, Akraino Edge Stack

Kandan is the Director at AT&T labs and Technical Steering Committee (TSC) Chair at Akraino Edge Stack and Technical Advisory Council (TAC) at Linux Foundation.

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Leding Li

Principal Architect, Baidu and TAC Voting Representative, LF Edge

Mr. LI Leding is Principal Architect of Baidu Cloud IoT and also serves as member of Linux Foundation Edge Technical Advisory Council.

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Malini Bhandaru

Sr. Staff, VMware

Dr. Bhandaru brings deep technical knowledge and engineering leadership in Cloud technologies, the Internet of Things, and Machine Learning.

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Matt Trifiro

CMO, Vapor IO and TSC Chair, State of the Edge

Matt Trifiro is the chief marketing officer of Vapor IO where he leads the company’s global marketing, branding and communications efforts.

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Melissa Evers-Hood

Vice President, Intel Architecture, Graphics, and Software; General Manager, Software Business Strategy

Melissa E. Evers-Hood is vice president in the Intel Architecture, Graphics, and Software group and general manager of Software Business Strategy at Intel Corporation.

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Philippe Michelet

VP of Product Management, Kaloom

25 years in networking industry, switching, routing, data center, product management, P&L management ($250M)

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Rambo Wang

Marketing Manager, Huawei and Board SPC Representative, LF Edge

14 years of work experience in Huawei, responsible for MEC open source planning.

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Rob Hirschfeld

CEO, RackN and Board Member, LF Edge

Rob has been creating software to automate infrastructure for over 20 years. His latest startup, RackN, focuses on providing continuously integrated data center capabilities for both Edge and Enterprise.

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Roman Shaposhnik

Founder, VP of Product & Strategy, ZEDEDA Inc.

Roman is an open source software expert, currently serving on the board of directors for both The Apache Software Foundation and LF Edge.

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Suresh Krishnan

CTO, Kaloom

Suresh Krishnan works as the Chief Technology Officer at Kaloom where his main areas of work are in data center networking, software defined networks, 5G and M2M.

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Suresh L C

Samsung Electronics and Project Maintainer, Home Edge

16+ years of experience in mobile technologies in Health, Messaging and IoT domain. Member of TSC for LF Home Edge.

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Tina Tsou

Enterprise Architect, Arm and TSC Co-Chair, Akraino Edge Stack

Tina Tsou is an innovator and a visionary with far-reaching accomplishments within the technical engineering realm.

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Tingyu Zeng

Senior Principle Software Engineer, Dell Technologies and Security Working Group Co-Chair, EdgeX Foundry

Senior Principal Software Engineer and Security Lead for Dell Technologies’ IoT Platform Development Team.

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Tom Arthur

CEO, Dianomic and Board Member, LF Edge

Serial computer software and services entrepreneur in private and public companies.

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Tom Nadeau

Technical Director, Red Hat and Board Member, LF Edge

Tom is Technical Director for NFV at Red Hat where he leads a team of some 25 engineers focusing on the area of Open Source Networking including SDN, NFV, data plane acceleration, Open Daylight and container networking efforts.

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Victor Gao

Architect, Huawei

Victor Gao have been served as VNFSDK PTL in the ONAP community and I also serve as CNTT RC workstream leader.

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Wenjing Chu

Senior Director, Open Source and Research, Futurewei Technologies, Inc. and Board Member, LF Edge

Wenjing Chu is a Senior Director of Open Source and Research at Futurewei Technologies, Inc. in Santa Clara, CA. His team leads strategies in open source and other open innovation activities in the US ranging from Trustworthy AIoT, Mobile, Software, Intelligent Computing, to RISC-V.

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Yang (Gabriel) Yu

Project Manager, Huawei

I am responsible for network edge open source field in Huawei. I am involved in Akraino as several BP's committers and used to be the SPC member of LF Edge.

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