The Linux Foundation Announces Keynote Speakers for All New Open FinTech Forum to Explore the Intersection of Financial Services and Open Source

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First time event to encourage collaboration between leaders in open source technology and the financial services industry

SAN FRANCISCO, August 9, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the keynote speakers for Open FinTech Forum, taking place October 10-11 in New York.

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, Kubernetes/containers and quantum computing, which all can be leveraged to drive efficiencies and flexibility.

Keynote speakers include:

    • Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
    • Sally Eaves, Chief Technology Officer, Strategic Adviser and Member of the Forbes Technology Council
    • Yuri Litvinovich, Senior Cloud Engineer, Scotiabank
    • Hilary Mason, General Manager of Machine Learning, Cloudera
    • Rob Palatnick, Managing Director and Chief Technology Architect, DTCC
    • Bob Sutor, Vice President for IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem, IBM Research

The full event agenda will be announced on August 23rd.

Registration is $995 for both days of the event. Those wishing to only attend the first day, which consists of an open source strategy workshop, keynotes, and 4 tutorials covering containers, cloud native, blockchain and security, 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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