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

Nextcloud
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

GovTech

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

SUSI AI

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 asksusi.com. 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 opensourcedesign.net.


Vlado Koljibabic

Daimler

Vlado Koljibabic currently leads IT for the new CASE business and is COO of the Digital and IT organization that delivers new digital services for Mercedes-Benz Cars/Marketing & Sales. He was Executive Assistant to Vice President Digital & IT Mercedes-Benz Cars/Marketing & Sales and led various strategic initiatives and agile projects in the IT environment at Daimler Financial Services (i.a. IT responsibility for Daimler Financial Services Fleet Management).


Jan Michael Graef

Daimler
Jan is currently the CFO of CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared & Services, Electric; newly established entity within Mercedes-Benz). He serves on the board of Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE, MB Energy and CROOVE. He acted as director of Controlling Mercedes-Benz Cars and led strategic projects in multiple finance senior management positions at Mercedes-Benz in Germany and the US”.

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

Percona

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 OpenOffice.org 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

Microsoft

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 Wego.com, 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

Microsoft
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

Mozilla

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


Sanjay Manwani

Oracle

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

IBM
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

Google

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

Microsoft

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.


Speakers


Saad Chinoy

Tusitala Digital Publishing

Yantisa Akhadi

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Indonesia

Rumesh Eranga Hapuarachchi

99X Technology (PVT) Ltd.

Roland Turner

FOSSASIA

Benet Leong

Peek.io

Pranav Jain

Debian

Urvika Gola


Brady Forrest

Highway1

Hong Phuc Dang


Aayush Arora

FOSSASIA Open Event

Matthew Treinish

IBM

FOSSASIA Team


Mario Behling


FOSSASIA

FOSSASIA

Sebastiaan Deckers


Stephan Wissel

IBM

Santosh Viswanatham

Mozilla Corporation

Atsushi Nakatsugawa

MOONGIFT

Anu Mittal

KDE

Kathleen Azali

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

Michael Rebultan

Equinix Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Shan Jun Ng

Custodio

Floyd DCosta

Blockchain Foundry

Alex Cureton-Griffiths

Open Source Village

Edwin Mohammad

openSUSE

Sudheesh Singanamalla

Microsoft

Konrad Willi Döring

Neurofox

Niranjan Rajendran

Mesitis

Alessandro Volpato


Marco A. Gutiérrez

RoboComp

Avi Aryan

IIIT Vadodara

Michael Cannon

Axelerant

Vaishali Thakkar

Oracle

Madhuri Peri

BVRIT Hyderabad

Diky Arga Anggara

Dinus Open Source Community

Simon Fauvel

Engineering Good

Praveen Kumar

Red Hat

Toby Hoenisch

COMIT

Nikhil Rayaprolu

International Institute Of Information Technology,Hyderabad

Lionel Chok

iMMERSiVELY

Tony Thomas

Wikimedia Foundation

Cheng-Kuan Ou

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)

Arnav Gupta

FOSSASIA

Noritada Shimizu

Mozilla Tech Speaker

Gaurang Torvekar

Attores

Yohei Yasukawa

CoderDojo Japan

Darin Lobo


Lyle Kozloff

Asian Hope

Daniel Blueman

FOSSASIA

Harshit Dwivedi

FOSSASIA

Prempal Singh

DHIS2

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

Postgresql-Consulting

Felix Dahmen


Steven Shiau

Clonezilla

Franklin Weng

Software Liberty Association Taiwan

Andrew Lee

Collabora

Masakazu Takasu

Nico-Tech

Kushal Das

Red Hat, Python Software Foundation

Herr Flupke


Hao Yi Li

Fluent Technologies

Sameer Kumar

Ashnik Pte Ltd

Nikolay Vlasov

IBM

Deng Zhi Wei (KeeWee)

FOSSASIA

Devan Mitchem

Google

Gopal Shankar

Oracle

Julyanto Sutandang

Equnix Business Solutions, PT

Ecaterina Moraru

XWiki.org

Nashin Mahtani

PetaBencana.id (MIT Urban Risk Lab)

Jason Zaman

Gentoo Linux

Shiven Mian

loklak

Simmi Mourya

Mifos Initiative

Saptak Sengupta

FOSSASIA

Sagar Chand Agarwal

KDE

Melvin Zhang

Magarena

Venkatesh Duggirala

ORACLE

Masanori Oyama

NTT OSS Center

Nguyen Hong Quan

agriconnect.vn

Emin Akşehirli

DataSpark

Christopher Lek

The honeynet Project - Singapore Chapter

Lars Schneider

Autodesk Inc.

Jesper Wisborg Krogh

ORACLE

Srishti Sethi

Wikimedia Foundation

Christian Couder

GitLab

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

XLTech

Yuen Hoe Lim

MomoCentral

Damini Satya Kammakomati

loklak

James Lee

Microsoft

Sindhu Chengad

Microsoft

June Zhang

Red Hat

Prasad Adiga

Credativ India

Grace Tan

Google

Thomas Kuiper

Gandi.net

Luis Morgado da Costa

NTU

Sujatha Sivakumar

ORACLE

Akshay Tiwari

Brave Software

Anuvrat Rao

Google

Harin Nalin Vadodaria

Oracle

Mayank Prasad

Oracle India Pvt. Limited

Guruswamy Revana

BVRIT Hyderabad College of Engineering for Women

Prashant Ravi

Nanyang Technological University

Evgeny Potemkin

Oracle/MySQL

Naman Dwivedi

Delhi Technological University

Sree Harsha Ramanavarapu

Oracle India

Spencer Yang

KeyReply

Cendekia Putra

PT AJ Sequis Life

Wulf Hofbauer

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

Manan Wason

FOSSASIA

Fengling Qin

Canaan

Bandan Das

Red Hat

Mohit Kumar Bajoria

Mifos Initiative

Christina Geros

PetaBencana.id

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

Zomato

Pooja Yadav

RedHat

Shubham Patel

Amazon

Pulkit Goyal

Mercurial

Quang Nguyen

DEK Technologies Vietnam

Wing Ho Andy Li

Haxe Foundation

Sven Dowideit

Rancher Labs

Lorenz Gerber

Openchrom

Siddhesh Poyarekar

Linaro

Carol Chen

Red Hat

VIshnu Patekar

linux-sunxi.org

Carsten Haitzler

Samsung Electronics / Enlightenment

Liling Tan

Rakuten Asia

Rohit Gupta

OlaCabs

Praveen Patil

ExpEYES, PSLab, Fossasia

Jayaditya Gupta

KDE

Philip Paeps

The FreeBSD Foundation

Matt Ranostay

Konsulko Group

sva

pEp foundation

Giuseppe Maxia

VMware, Inc

Triton Ho

hypebeast.com

Jimish Parekh

Oizom Instruments Pvt. Ltd.

Amit Bhattacharya

Oracle India Pvt Ltd

Martin Andrews

Red Cat Labs

Ricky Setyawan

Oracle

Trishul Goel

Mozilla

Masayuki Igawa

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Zhao Qiang

SUSE

Gary Lin

SUSE

Elda Webb

TheCuriousDesign.Network

Srijan Agarwal

WikiToLearn

Sayan Chowdhury

Fedora Project

Alexander Bezzubov

Apache Software Foundation

Blair Layton

Amazon Web Services

Virgil Griffith

Legalese

Prashanth Pai

Red Hat

Sushant Mahesh Pawar

Ashnik Technologies India Pvt Ltd

Robert Reyes

Mozilla Philippines Community

Shah Mijanur Rahman

Mozilla

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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Organizers

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

Address

Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road Singapore 609081