New Open FinTech Forum Features Experts in AI, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Kubernetes, Open Source Program Management and More

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New event hosted by The Linux Foundation brings together leaders in open source technology and the financial services industry

SAN FRANCISCO, August 23, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the agenda of sessions and speakers for Open FinTech Forum, taking place October 10-11 in New York.

Featured sessions include:


  • Enterprise Blockchain Adoption – Trends and Predictions – Saurabh Gupta, HfS Research
  • Build Intelligent Applications with Azure Cognitive Service and CNTK – Bhakthi Liyanage, Bank of America
  • Why Two Sigma Contributes to Open Source – Julia Meinwald, Two Sigma
  • Real-World Kubernetes Use Cases in Financial Services: Lessons learned from Capital One, BlackRock and Bloomberg – Jeffrey Odom, Capital One; Michael Francis, BlackRock; Kevin Fleming, Bloomberg; Paris Pittman, Google; and Ron Miller, TechCrunch
  • Smart Money Bets on Open Source Adoption in AI/ML Fintech Applications – Laila Paszti, GTC Law Group P.C.
  • Three Cs to an Open Source Program Office – Justin Rackliffe, Fidelity Investments
  • Distributed Ledger Technology Deployments & Use Cases in Financial Services – Hanna Zubko, IntellectEU; Jesse Chenard, MonetaGo; Umar Farooq, JP Morgan; Julio Faura, Santander Bank; and Robert Hackett, Fortune

Updated keynotes include:

  • AI in the Real World: Today and Tomorrow – Hilary Mason, Cloudera
  • Adapting Kubernetes for Machine Learning Workflows – Ania Musial and Keith Laban, Bloomberg

The full agenda is available here.

Focusing on the intersection of financial services and open source, Open FinTech Forum will provide CIOs and senior technologists guidance on building internal open source programs as well as an in-depth look at cutting-edge open source technologies, including AI, blockchain/distributed ledger and Kubernetes/containers, which drive efficiencies and flexibility.

Registration is $995 for both days of the event. Those wishing to only attend the first day, consisting of keynotes along with a series of tutorials and working discussions around containers, cloud native, blockchain, establishing an open source program office, using open source, complying with open source licenses and contributing to open source may do so for $449. Registration for only the second day, which includes technical tracks and keynotes, is $649. Additional academic, non-profit and CIO discounts are available as well; details are available on the event registration page.

The Linux Foundation events are where the world’s leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Dan Brown at

Open FinTech Forum is made possible thanks to sponsors Black Duck by Synopsys, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, GitLab and Sensu.

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