Linaro Connect Hong Kong 2018 (HKG18)
Monday 19th to Friday 23rd March 2018
Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong

Since 2010, Linaro Connect has been the event to attend if you are interested in open source software development for Linux, tools and the various vertical segment ecosystems that use Arm processors. While the event continues to evolve, one thing stays the same – it revolves around engineering and will consist of a mix of industry keynotes, engineering presentations and discussions, and collaborative engineering hacking sessions.

The next Linaro Connect will take place at the Regal Airport Hotel in Hong Kong starting at 8.30am on Monday 19 March and finish at 2.00pm on Friday 23 March 2018. To register, click on the button below.

If you work for Linaro or a Linaro member company, or you are a Keynote Speaker, or accepted session leader, please contact to obtain the appropriate link and discount code to register. There are also a limited number of discounted registrations available for invited attendees.

The leading event for Open source
software engineering on Arm

HKG18 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.

Mark Hambleton

Senior Director, Software Engineering at ARM

Tues: 8:45-9:15
Company: Arm

Willard Jin

Director, Strategic Alliance, ARM China Founder, OPEN AI LAB

Tues: 9:15-9:45
Company: Arm China, Open AI LAB

Dileep Bhandarkar

Vice President, Technology of Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, Inc

Fri: 8:45
Company: Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, Inc,

Leendert van Doorn

Distinguished Engineer in Microsoft Azure, Microsoft

Leendert van Doorn is a distinguished engineer in Microsoft’s Azure organization where he is running a set of hyper-scale incubation projects. Before joining Microsoft he was a Corporate VP/Fellow at AMD driving various software and hardware initiatives. Leendert holds a Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Tomas Evensen

Chief Technical Officer, Xilinx

Tomas Evensen is Chief Technology Officer, Embedded Software at Xilinx. In this role he is responsible for the embedded software strategy for Xilinx All Programmable SoCs. Prior to joining Xilinx, Evensen was Chief Technology Officer at Wind River for 7 years, as well as GM for the Wind River Tools Division and VP of Engineering for the VxWorks operating system. Before that he was the creator of the Diab Data C/C++ compilers. Evensen received his MSEE at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

Shane Coughlan

OpenChain Project Director, Linux Foundation

Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication, security and business development. His professional accomplishments include spearheading the licensing team that elevated Open Invention Network into the largest patent non-aggression community in history, establishing the leading professional network of Open Source legal experts and aligning stakeholders to launch both the first law journal and the first law book dedicated to Open Source. He currently leads the OpenChain community as Project Director.

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