Linaro Connect Budapest 2017 (BUD17)
6-10 March 2017
Corinthia Hotel, Budapest,
Erzsébet krt. 43-49,
1073 Hungary
2017/03/06 08:00:00

Attracting 500+ attendees, Linaro Connect is a bi-annual event which brings together engineers and industry experts to discuss, learn, network and push forward new technologies for five days in some of the most interesting cities around the world. For the past five years, Linaro Connect has been the event to attend if you are interested in Linux development and related ecosystems on ARM. While the event continues to evolve, one thing stays the same – it is all about Engineering.

The upcoming Linaro Connect will take place at the Corinthia Hotel in Budapest Monday 6 March – Friday 10 March 2017.

BUD17 Speakers

George Grey

CEO, Linaro

George, Chief Executive Officer,  joined Linaro in 2010 bringing a wealth of industry knowledge. Prior to joining Linaro George led software and hardware technology companies for over 25 years, gaining wide ranging expertise in business strategy, product development, sales and marketing. Early in his career he spent 12 years as founder and then CEO of Tadpole Technology plc, a developer of advanced mobile workstations. More recently at SavaJe, a pioneer of Smartphone operating systems, he developed a deep understanding of advanced software technologies, and worked with partners and customers across the entire mobile industry. George has built a reputation for leading and growing technology companies, and brings to Linaro extensive experience in creating innovative products and solutions for global markets. George holds a degree in Electrical Sciences from Cambridge University and resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

Björn Ekelund

Head of Hardware and Device Technology at Ericsson Research

Björn Ekelund is Head of Hardware and Device Technology at Ericsson Research. He wrote his first piece of Unix code in 1984 and has since contributed in the design and market introduction of everything from analog belt-clip pagers to 4G smartphones. Besides his role at Ericsson he is an advisor to the Swedish government and the European commission. He also serves on several company and non-profit boards. He actively participated in the foundation of Linaro in 2010 and also served on its board 2012-2013. He holds M.Sc. and Lic.Eng. degrees, both from Lund University.

Christophe Arviset

Head of the Data and Engineering Division at European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)

Christophe Arviset is Head of the Data and Engineering Division at ESA’s European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Spain, close to Madrid. This includes responsibility of ESA’s space science missions in post-operations phase (ie Herschel, Planck and Rosetta), all technical IT services and other cross missions engineering activities to support Science Operations at ESAC. Furthermore, he’s heading the ESAC Science Data Centre, hosting science data archives of more than 20 ESA space science missions. He has been playing an active part of international data alliances (International Virtual Observatory Alliance and International Planetary Data Alliance) since their creation, and had been chairing the IVOA for the last two years. Initially Computer Science engineer by training, Christophe has developed more than 20 years of experience in science operations with special focus on science data management, data archives and long term data preservation.

Jonathan Corbet

Kernel documentation maintainer, Co-founder of

Jonathan Corbet is the kernel documentation maintainer, co-founder of (and the author of its Kernel Page), a member of the Linux
Foundation’s Technical Advisory Board, and the lead author of Linux
Device Drivers, Third Edition. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

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