LVC21F-312 TrustedFirmware.org panel discussion

Session Abstract

Level: Introductory and overview A panel discussion among Trusted Firmware.org Board members around the benefits of developing secure firmware in a collaborative way and their real world experiences in engaging with the Trusted Firmware community

Session Speakers

Don Harbin

Solutions Director (Linaro)

Don has over 20 years of experience in embedded including hardware & software development, systems, and technical management. During this time, Don has worked for Motorola, Intel, and MontaVista, with the last 5+ years being focused on the technical account management of Open Source-based efforts.

Matteo Carlini

Director of Software Technology Management at Arm (Trusted Firmware)

Matteo is Director of Software Technology Management at Arm and serves as Chairman of the Board for Trusted Firmware. He drives Arm's community effort into various open source projects, focusing on security architectures, firmware & kernel interfaces, platform security requirements and ecosystem enablement. In a previous life, he spent many years managing and working on embedded software developments for networking and automotive devices across various companies, where firmware meant BSPs and lot of proprietary headache.

Kevin Oerton

Chief Product Officer (Nxm Labs )

Oerton brings 25 years’ experience in business strategy, product development, marketing and business operations with NXM Labs, BlackBerry and ATI Technologies (now AMD) among others. His experience covers semiconductor, communications, security as well as mobile and cloud software development. He has contributed to start-up and early stage companies through both IPO and acquisition stages. Oerton holds a computer engineering degree from the University of Waterloo and a master’s degree in business administration from the Ivey of School of Business.

Joakim Bech

Distinguished Engineer (Linaro)

KangKang Shen

Chief Architect, System Firmware (Futurewei)

Kangkang Shen has been joining Futurewei since 2012 as Chief Architect for system BIOS. As a BIOS industry veteran, he has experienced the PC industry development since the very beginning. After joining Award software in 1993, he became one of the key developers for BIOS boot manager, PCI BIOS and many other key features in BIOS. In 1998, he joined Phoenix Technologies and took management positions as engineering manager, director responsible for Phoenix and Award BIOS kernels. In 2003, he was assigned to lead Phoenix R&D center in China. In 2006, he cofounded Nanjing Byosoft, an key system firmware player in China today. From 2012-2018, he was the chief BIOS architect in Huawei, supporting various product lines including ARM server SoC. Since 2012 he has been continuously serving in Linaro technical steering committees for LDCG, LEDGE and TSC. He has a Bachelor of Science in Optical Engineering from Zhejiang University, China and a Ph. D. from Georgia Institution of Technology., Atlanta, Georgia

Hauke Meyn

Fellow, Head of Industrial & IoT Security, CTO office (NXP)

Level: Introductory and overview A panel discussion among Trusted Firmware.org Board members around the benefits of developing secure firmware in a collaborative way and their real world experiences in engaging with the Trusted Firmware community

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