July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR

Open Source Lynchpins in 2015: the Anti-Venom to Vendor Lock-in

Angel Diaz (IBM)
9:20am–9:30am Wednesday, 07/22/2015
Sponsored Portland Ballroom
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While the value that flows from open source innovation has run deep for decades, the momentum of open source projects across Cloud, Mobile and Data in just the last 4 years has accelerated beyond the wildest dreams of almost everyone. In 2015 alone, open source projects have revealed lynchpin technologies that have changed the game for vendors and users like never before to accelerate innovation and upend traditional business models. Coincidence? I think not – at IBM, we understand that this world needs to be Open by design. In his talk, Dr. Angel Diaz provides a retrospective on the evolution of open source from the “old ways” in the early years to today’s new model of “code, community and culture” which brings together users and developers to accelerate innovation. This is a celebration of the open source advancements of the first half of 2015, specifically with an eye towards the blending of key open source projects like OpenStack, Cloud Foundry and Docker to deliver integrated open source solutions. Momentum has only just begun however so buckle up for a preview of new open source projects on deck like Node.js and Open Data Platform as well as a significant announcement from IBM for the open source community.

This keynote sponsored by IBM

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Angel Diaz


Always on the move, Dr. Angel Diaz is IBM’s VP of cloud technology and architecture. Angel and his team are responsible for the technology, architecture, and strategy behind IBM’s hybrid, open, and secure cloud – empowering our clients with a new way to work. When he’s not working to bring greater value to clients through a flexible and interoperable cloud, Angel is IBM’s leader for open technology, where he is spearheading an industry IT residence driven by open source code, community, and culture. A master of the art-of-the-possible, he has been the driving force behind many of the most important cloud, data, and mobile open technology industry movements – all focused on enabling innovation that is built on simple, practical solutions. With a career rooted in IBM Research, building the standards upon which the web runs, and having successfully lead both business and development teams at IBM, Dr. Diaz has a unique perspective on technology’s effect on today’s opportunities. In those rare moments of stillness, you might find Angel vanquishing his foes across Azeroth, or forging amazing new worlds in Minecraft with his daughter.