September 21-22, 2022 | In-person + Virtual
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Thursday, September 22 • 9:05am - 9:25am
Keynote: Mentorships: Allyship at It’s Best - John Mertic, Director of Program Management, The Linux Foundation; Jakub Balhar, Broadcom; Elizabeth Joseph & Mike Friesenegger, SUSE

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John Mertic

jmertic@linuxfoundation.org, The Linux Foundation
John Mertic is the Director of Program Management for The Linux Foundation. Under his leadership, he has helped ASWF, ODPi, Open Mainframe Project, and R Consortium accelerate open source innovation and transform industries. John has an open source career spanning two decades, both... Read More →
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Jakub Balhar

Principal Product Owner, Broadcom inc.
A long-term enthusiast who is interested in building more secure solutions. Currently working as Zowe TSC chair, API Mediation Layer Squad lead, and the Product Owner for API Mediation Layer within Broadcom.
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Mike Friesenegger

Solutions Architect, SUSE
Mike is a solutions architect at SUSE. He works with the global IBM Alliance and closely with many groups in IBM to identify, test and document joint solutions that help SUSE and IBM create unique value in the marketplace. His specialties include IBM Z and Power Systems, IBM Cloud... Read More →
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Elizabeth K. Joseph

Global Head, Open Source Program Office for IBM Z, IBM
Elizabeth K. Joseph is a Linux systems administrator who now leads the Open Source Program Office for IBM Z where she works with the community to explore Linux and z/OS workloads on mainframes. She has previously worked on distributed systems and has written books on Ubuntu and OpenStack... Read More →

Thursday September 22, 2022 9:05am - 9:25am EDT
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