Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX
Chris Ferris

Chris Ferris
IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO, Open Technology , IBM


Christopher Ferris is an IBM distinguished engineer and the CTO for open technology, where he has technical responsibility for all of IBM’s strategic open source and standards initiatives, including Hyperledger, the Open Container Initiative, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Cloud Foundry, Node.js, Docker, and more. Christopher has been involved in the architecture, design, and engineering of distributed systems for most of his 38+-year career in IT and has been actively engaged in open standards and open source development since 1999. He represents IBM on the Hyperledger governing board, is a maintainer and release manager for the Hyperledger Fabric project, and is the elected chair of the Hyperledger technical steering committee.


2:40pm–3:20pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 14
Charlie Gracie (IBM), Chris Ferris (IBM), Bert Belder (IBM), David Taieb (IBM)
Open source has won. Enterprise organizations around the world are using open source technology and systems and rapidly integrating them into new solutions, platforms, and strategies. Charlie Gracie, Christopher Ferris, Bert Belder, and David Taieb explore the current state of open source technology and discuss how you can help drive adoption, integration, and use within your organization. Read more.