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Friday, May 7 • 10:00 - 11:20
Friday Keynote Sessions

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Be sure to join us for Friday's keynotes which feature:
  • Cloud Native & WebAssembly: Better Together - Liam Randall, Founder, Cosmonic & Co-Founder, Wasmcloud & Ralph Squillace, Principal PM, Azure Core Upstream, Microsoft Azure (10:00-10:15)
  • Sponsored Keynote: A Mesh has Immense Psychological Value - Vijoy Pandey, Vice President, Engineering for Emerging Technologies and Incubation, Cisco (10:15-10:20)
  • RISC-V: The Lowest Layer of the Cloud-Native Landscape - Daniel Mangum, Senior Software Engineer, Upbound & Carlos Eduardo de Paula, Cloud Architect, Red Hat (10:22-11:37)
  • Sponsored Keynote: Open Source Innovation – Success Through Failure - Thomas Di Giacomo, Chief Technology & Product Officer, SUSE (10:38-10:43)
  • Shaping Kubernetes Community Culture - Aeva Black, Open Source Program Manager, Microsoft & Bob Killen, Program Manager, Google (10:44-10:59)
  • COVID Tracker - Testing & Contact Tracing: How Ireland is Battling COVID-19 - Gar Mac Críosta, HSE Lead, Covid Tracker App, Ireland
  •  Closing Remarks - KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021 Co-Chairs: Constance Caramanolis, Principal Engineer, Splunk & Stephen Augustus, Head of Open Source, Emerging Technologies & Incubation Division, Cisco (11:15-11:20)

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Bob Killen

Program Manager, Google
Bob is a Program Manager at the Google Open Source Programs Office with a focus on Cloud Native computing. He serves the Kubernetes project as a member of the Kubernetes Steering Committee, a chair of the Contributor Experience SIG and has been involved in many other cross-cutting... Read More →
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Thomas Di Giacomo

Chief Technology Officer, SUSE
Thomas Di Giacomo is Chief Technology and Product Officer for SUSE, where he leads our global Office of the CTO and Product and Solution Management. His team covers SUSE’s entire portfolio of products as well as innovation priorities. He is also responsible for driving and guiding... Read More →
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Ralph Squillace

Principal PM, Azure Core Upstream, Microsoft Azure
Ralph Squillace is a Principal Program Manager for Microsoft, helping the team supporting Helm, Draft, Brigade, CNAB, and the Visual Studio Code Kubernetes extension in the Cloud Compute Team. He's worked in distributed computing for far too many years, and it shows. He's presented... Read More →
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Vijoy Pandey

Vice President, Engineering for Emerging Technologies and Incubation, Cisco
Vijoy Pandey is Vice President, Emerging Technologies and Incubation (ET&I) at Cisco. ET&I is chartered to create and drive the next Bold Bets for Cisco in an agile, ambitious, and entrepreneurial manner. Vijoy runs both engineering and a global framework of customer-focused co-innovation... Read More →
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Aeva Black

Open Source Hacker, Azure Office of the CTO, Microsoft
Once described as "an ancient and powerful open source dragon," Aeva Black is a dot-com veteran, an open source hacker, and a queer and non-binary geek. They work in the Azure Office of the CTO to improve the state of open source software supply chain security, and to support teams... Read More →
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Daniel Mangum

Principal Software Engineer, Upbound
Daniel Mangum is a Principal Software Engineer at Upbound and a maintainer of Crossplane, an open source CNCF incubating project. He has served in a variety of roles in the upstream Kubernetes project, most recently as a Tech Lead of SIG Release, and is active in multiple other open... Read More →
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Constance Caramanolis

Principal Software Engineer, Splunk
Constance is a principal software engineer at Splunk, formerly Omnition, contributing to OpenTelemetry. Previous to Omnition, she worked at Lyft as part of the data platform and server networking teams. While at Lyft, Constance built, deployed, and configured Envoy internally, and... Read More →
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Stephen Augustus

Head of Open Source, Cisco
Stephen is a Black engineering director and leader in open source communities.He is Cisco’s first Head of Open Source, within the Emerging Technologies & Incubation division.For Kubernetes, he has co-founded transformational elements of the project, including the KEP (Kubernetes Enhancements Proposal) process, the Release Engineering subproject, and Working Group Naming. Stephen has also previously served as a chair for both SIG PM and SIG Azure.He continues his work... Read More →
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Carlos Eduardo de Paula

RISC-V Ambassador and Domain Architect, Red Hat
Carlos is a RISC-V Ambassador and works for Red Hat as a Cloud Architect designing solutions for customers and helping them into the cloud journey.He is currently creating ChiselV, a RISC-V processor written in Chisel HDL and writes about Kubernetes and containers on multiple architectures... Read More →
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Gar Mac Críosta

HSE Lead, Covid Tracker App, Ireland
Gar is the HSE Lead for the COVID Tracker App www.covidtracker.ie a COVID-19 pandemic response app. Since early 2019 Gar has worked as a Digital Advisor to the CIO/COO/CTO in the HSE developing digital strategies to support SláinteCare initiatives. Gar is the Chair of the Linux Foundation Public Health (LFPH) Advisory Committee.Prior to that; Gar is th... Read More →
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Liam Randall

Founder, Cosmonic
Liam Randall - Entrepreneur. Investor. Advisor. Keynote Speaker. Open Source.With a high technology career spanning 25 years, Liam Randall has worked at every level of the information systems pipeline - from building and operating large networks, and developing and maintaining large... Read More →

Friday May 7, 2021 10:00 - 11:20 CEST
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