The FOSSASIA Summit 2017 is an exciting Open Technology event for developers, students, and start ups using open source to build up their businesses. It is a unique opportunity to share the latest innovations in open source technologies and meet contributors and potential partners. It will be held at the Singapore Science Center in March 2017.

Since the first FOSSASIA meetup in 2009 in Ho Chi Minh City, FOSSASIA has taken the lead to organize Free and Open Source Software conferences in Asia. Past FOSSASIA events have attracted thousands of participants, speakers from 35 countries, and hundreds of volunteers. The FOSSASIA Summithas an over the average participation of female technologists.

Featured Speakers

Frank Karlitschek

Frank Karlitschek is a free software developer, entrepreneur and privacy activist. He founded the Nextcloud and the ownCloud projects and was involved in several other free software projects. He published the “User Data Manifesto” and is a regular keynote speaker at conferences like CCC, LinuxCon, Latinoware, openSUSE Conf, Akademy and now FOSSASIA.

Chan Cheow Hoe


Chan Cheow Hoe is the Government Chief Information Officer (CIO)/DCE of GovTech. As the Government CIO, Cheow Hoe oversees Singapore Government’s central information technology systems and infrastructure, and drives the development and delivery of innovative public services for citizens and businesses.

Michael Meskes

credativ international GmbH
Michael Meskes is President and CEO of the credativ Group, an industry leader in free software services with offices in five countries. Its Open Source Support Centers employ leading members of a number of Open-Source projects. He has been Open-Source developer for twenty years working on different Open-Source projects among which Debian and PostgreSQL are most widely known. He also has done a lot of Open-Source related presentations on all sorts of events doing a lot of Open-Source evangelism.

Michael Christen


Michael Christen is a Big Data Engineer working for some of the largest corporate players from Germany. He is the founder of loklak and SUSI AI and, the creator of the Peer-to-Peer Search engine YaCy. He is also architect of large search portals like the German Digital Library. As a Master of Science in Computer Science he studied Artificial Intelligence and uses this knowledge for the creation of the Open Source Personal Assistant As an IT Professional he does consulting for search technology and digital Transformation strategies.

Victoria Bondarchuk

Open Source Design

Victoria Bondarchuk is a UX researcher, interested in open source and open design. Member of

Harish Pillay

Internet Society
Harish Pillay is is a member of the Internet Society Singapore Chapter Board of Trustees. He is a pioneer on the Internet having gotten on to the ARPAnet and UUCP networks in 1985. He is a ham and his callsign is 9V1HP.

Lim Tit Meng

Science Centre Singapore

Colin Charles


Colin Charles is the Chief Evangelist at Percona. He was previously on the founding team of MariaDB Server in 2009, and had worked at MySQL since 2005, and been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and projects. He's well known within open source communities in APAC, and has spoken at many conferences.

Bunnie Huang

Chibitronics PTE LTD

bunnie is best known for his work hacking the Microsoft Xbox, as well as for his efforts in designing and manufacturing open source hardware, including the chumby (app-playing alarm clock), chibitronics (teaching electronics through arts and crafts), and Novena (DIY laptop). He received his PhD in EE from MIT in 2002. He currently lives in Singapore where he runs a private product design studio, Kosagi, and he actively mentors several startups and students of the MIT Media Lab.

Ben Sadeghi


Ben Sadeghi is the Big Data & Advanced Analytics Specialist at Microsoft (SE Asia & Korea), providing consulting and implementation services on the cloud-based Azure Cortana Analytics Platform.Prior to Microsoft, Ben worked as a data scientist at MapR Technologies, applying data-driven, machine learning solutions on Hadoop. He has developed internal and external data products at, a travel meta-search site, and worked in the Internet of Things domain at Jawbone, where he implemented predictive applications for the UP Band self-quantification platform. Before moving to the private sector, Ben contributed to several NASA and JAXA space missions.Ben is an active member of the open-source Julia language community. He holds an M.Sc. in computational physics, with an astrophysics emphasis.

Andrew Selle

Google Brain Team
Andrew Selle is a Staff Software Engineer working on TensorFlow Infrastructure within Google Brain. He has contributed to TensorFlow by improving the expressiveness and consistency of the Python API to ease the learning curve for NumPy users. In addition he has been leading the effort to remain responsive to the open source GitHub issues community. His current research interests center on automated construction of machine learning models. Previously he worked in physical simulation and rendering techniques for film at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Industrial Light and Magic. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University. 

Andrey Terekhov

Andrey Terekhov is an Open Source Sales & Marketing Lead at Microsoft Asia Pacific HQ, based in Singapore. In this role he is responsible for defining Microsoft’s open source strategy and developing business in Asia Pacific region, with particular focus on scaling up open source workloads on Microsoft Azure cloud platform.Andrey is a 13-years veteran of Microsoft, having worked in different roles in Russia, Ukraine and Germany. Prior to Microsoft, Andrey worked in Russia and made his way from software developer to Chief Operation Officer of a medium-size software company.He holds a PhD in Computer Science and published over 40 scientific articles.

Dietrich Ayala


Dietrich Ayala works for internet freedom at Mozilla, the non-profit makers of Firefox.

Sanjay Manwani


Sanjay Manwani is a 20+ year veteran in computer technology.He has been managing and working closely with Database technologies for the past 10 years.He has been a speaker at multiple events. He currently manages the MySQL India team, which is involved in all aspects of MySQL development.

Jason Roy Gary

Jason is the Director of Software Development for IBM Connections and an IBM Distinguished Engineer. A recognised executive in social business and collaboration, within IBM, and in the global marketplace, Jason Roy Gary has demonstrated, in two decades of leadership, vision and drive in social collaboration, software architecture, real-time collaboration, agile transformation, open source initiatives, and situational applications. Jason has led IBM innovation efforts in social business from development engineering and services. He is an acknowledged thought leader and is widely solicited, by the industry, to speak and provide thought focus around the world.

Øyvind Roti


I lead Google's international team of Cloud Architects who publish reference architectures and advise on best practices for moving to a cloud computing model. My professional focus areas include cloud infrastructure, data analytics and machine learning. Before Google, I worked at Amazon Web Services, Standard Chartered Bank and Accenture.In my spare time I am pursuing a part-time MSc in Computer Science at Georgia Tech, and enjoy making toy projects with Python, Go and C. I consider myself a pragmatist (Emacs with Evil mode) and always look for opportunities to learn from others - so please find me at FOSS and share your knowledge!

Dr. Graham Williams


Dr. Graham Williams is Microsoft's Director of Data Science for the Asia and Pacific region. He recently joined Microsoft bringing with him over 30 years of research and deployment in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Analytics and Data Science. Graham has authored a number of books introducing Data Mining and Machine Learning using the R Statistical Open Source Software. Until recently he was principal data scientist with the Australian Taxation Office and was the lead data scientist with the Australian Government's Center of Excellence in Analytics. Through these roles he assisted government departments in building their Data Science capabilities and worked on projects that focused on delivering cost effective data science solutions using open source platforms.


Saad Chinoy

Tusitala Digital Publishing

Yantisa Akhadi

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Indonesia

Rumesh Eranga Hapuarachchi

99X Technology (PVT) Ltd.

Roland Turner


Benet Leong

Brady Forrest


Hong Phuc Dang

Aayush Arora


Matthew Treinish


Mario Behling



Sebastiaan Deckers


Stephan Wissel


Santosh Viswanatham

Mozilla Corporation

Atsushi Nakatsugawa


Anu Mittal


Kathleen Azali

C2O library & collabtive (Surabaya) / Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore)

Michael Rebultan

Equinix Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Shan Jun Ng


Alex Cureton-Griffiths

Open Source Village

Edwin Mohammad


Sudheesh Singanamalla


Konrad Willi Döring


Niranjan Rajendran


Alessandro Volpato

Marco A. Gutiérrez


Avi Aryan

IIIT Vadodara

Michael Cannon


Vaishali Thakkar


Madhuri Peri

BVRIT Hyderabad

Diky Arga Anggara

Dinus Open Source Community

Simon Fauvel

Engineering Good

Praveen Kumar

Red Hat

Nikhil Rayaprolu

International Institute Of Information Technology,Hyderabad

Lionel Chok


Tony Thomas

Wikimedia Foundation

Cheng-Kuan Ou

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)

Arnav Gupta


Noritada Shimizu

Mozilla Tech Speaker

Yohei Yasukawa

CoderDojo Japan

Darin Lobo

Lyle Kozloff

Asian Hope

Daniel Blueman


Harshit Dwivedi


Prempal Singh


Denis Nek

Google's Developer Experts

Udayan Tandon

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology - Delhi

Keerthana Krishnan

Performix Technologies

Remi Denis-Courmont

VideoLAN, VLC media player

Jens Petersen

Red Hat

Maksym Boguk


Felix Dahmen

Steven Shiau


Franklin Weng

Software Liberty Association Taiwan

Masakazu Takasu


Kushal Das

Red Hat, Python Software Foundation

Herr Flupke

Hao Yi Li

Fluent Technologies

Sameer Kumar

Ashnik Pte Ltd

Deng Zhi Wei (KeeWee)


Devan Mitchem


Gopal Shankar


Julyanto Sutandang

Equnix Business Solutions, PT

Ecaterina Moraru

Nashin Mahtani (MIT Urban Risk Lab)

Jason Zaman

Gentoo Linux

Shiven Mian


Simmi Mourya

Mifos Initiative

Saptak Sengupta


Sagar Chand Agarwal


Melvin Zhang


Venkatesh Duggirala


Masanori Oyama

NTT OSS Center

Nguyen Hong Quan

Emin Akşehirli


Christopher Lek

The honeynet Project - Singapore Chapter

Lars Schneider

Autodesk Inc.

Jesper Wisborg Krogh


Srishti Sethi

Wikimedia Foundation

Christian Couder


Sushma Kukkadapu

BVRIT Hyderabad College of Engineering for Women

Steffen Braun

KI Group

Haggen So

Hong Kong Creative Open Technology Association

Poornima Kannan

Random Hacks of Kindness India

Matthew A Snell


Yuen Hoe Lim


Damini Satya Kammakomati


James Lee


Sindhu Chengad


June Zhang

Red Hat

Prasad Adiga

Credativ India

Grace Tan


Thomas Kuiper

Luis Morgado da Costa


Sujatha Sivakumar


Akshay Tiwari

Brave Software

Anuvrat Rao


Harin Nalin Vadodaria


Mayank Prasad

Oracle India Pvt. Limited

Guruswamy Revana

BVRIT Hyderabad College of Engineering for Women

Prashant Ravi

Nanyang Technological University

Evgeny Potemkin


Naman Dwivedi

Delhi Technological University

Sree Harsha Ramanavarapu

Oracle India

Spencer Yang


Cendekia Putra

PT AJ Sequis Life

Wulf Hofbauer

Centre for Research and Applied Learning in Science, Science Centre Singapore

Manan Wason


Bandan Das

Red Hat

Mohit Kumar Bajoria

Mifos Initiative

Christina Geros

Prashant Sinha

Cluster Innovation Centre, University of Delhi

Gaeun Kim

Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection / Stanford University Online High School

Raj Rohit Jalem


Pooja Yadav


Shubham Patel


Pulkit Goyal


Quang Nguyen

DEK Technologies Vietnam

Wing Ho Andy Li

Haxe Foundation

Sven Dowideit

Rancher Labs

Lorenz Gerber


Siddhesh Poyarekar


Carol Chen

Red Hat

VIshnu Patekar

Carsten Haitzler

Samsung Electronics / Enlightenment

Liling Tan

Rakuten Asia

Rohit Gupta


Praveen Patil

ExpEYES, PSLab, Fossasia

Jayaditya Gupta


Philip Paeps

The FreeBSD Foundation

Matt Ranostay

Konsulko Group


pEp foundation

Giuseppe Maxia

VMware, Inc

Triton Ho

Jimish Parekh

Oizom Instruments Pvt. Ltd.

Amit Bhattacharya

Oracle India Pvt Ltd

Martin Andrews

Red Cat Labs

Ricky Setyawan


Trishul Goel


Masayuki Igawa

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Zhao Qiang


Gary Lin


Elda Webb


Srijan Agarwal


Sayan Chowdhury

Fedora Project

Alexander Bezzubov

Apache Software Foundation

Blair Layton

Amazon Web Services

Virgil Griffith


Prashanth Pai

Red Hat

Sushant Mahesh Pawar

Ashnik Technologies India Pvt Ltd

Robert Reyes

Mozilla Philippines Community

Shah Mijanur Rahman


Estu Fardani

BlankOn Project

Viktor Gal

Shogun Machine Learning Toolbox

Anwesha Das

Python Software Foundation

Suhaib Khan

Classical Language Toolkit (CLTK)


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Organized by FOSSASIA and Science Centre Singapore

FOSSASIA is the premier Free and Open Source technology organization in Asia for developers, designers, start-ups, and contributors. Projects at FOSSASIA range from open hardware, to design, graphics and software. FOSSASIA was established in 2009. The annual FOSSASIA summittook place in Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore. FOSSASIA meetup groups exist throughout Asia.

Science Centre Singapore - Home to the Wonders of Science - brings out the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through its unique blend of exhibitions, educational programs or events. In nearly four decades, over 17 million visitors have entered our doors, arriving with curiosity and leaving inspired.

Getting Here


Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road Singapore 609081