Keynote: Industrial IoT and Open Source: Opportunities and Challenges – Imad Sousou, Vice President of the Software and Services Group, Intel Corporation
By 2020, analysts expect over 50 billion smart devices to be connected to the Internet, creating a significant opportunity for software developers, hardware makers and cloud providers alike. Orchestrating all those devices will pose significant challenges in privacy, scalability and security. Imad Sousou, vice president of the Open Source Technology Center at Intel Corporation will talk about the opportunities and challenges the industrial IoT landscape presents and how secure end-to-end open source solutions will drive this growing market forward.
About Imad Sousou
Imad Sousou is vice president in the Software and Services Group at Intel Corporation and general manager of the Intel Open Source Technology Center, a position he’s held since its founding in 2003. Sousou is responsible for leading Intel’s efforts in open source software across technologies and market segments: cloud operating system (OS) development, enterprise Linux and related technologies such as power and performance optimization, virtualization (KVM and Xen), FPGAs, and graphics; and core IoT system software such as Robot OS and Dronecode. The Center also focuses on enabling client OS stacks, including Android, Brillo and Chrome for Intel architecture, and developing custom OSes such as Yocto, Clear Linux, and Zephyr, as well as Linux kernel and related technologies designed to improve developer experience and web platform technologies on top of client systems. He sits on the board of directors at the OpenStack Foundation, the Open Connectivity Foundation, and Dronecode; he is on the advisory board for the Core Infrastructure Initiative at The Linux Foundation.