2011 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting

May 12–13, 2011 • Four Seasons Hotel • San Francisco, California, USA

Speakers

Jim Zemlin
Executive Director, The Linux Foundation; San Francisco, California, USA
Jim Zemlin’s career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, SaaS and open source software. Today, as executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses this experience to accelerate the adoption of Linux and support the future of computing.

Mr. Zemlin’s career took root at Western Wireless, which had a successful IPO and was later acquired by Deutsche Telekom and renamed T-Mobile USA. He was also a member of the founding management team of Corio, a leading enterprise application service provider that had a successful IPO in July 2000. Other posts have included vice president of marketing at Covalent Technologies and executive director at Free Standards Group (FSG).

In his leadership role today at The Linux Foundation, Mr. Zemlin works with the world’s largest technology companies, including IBM, Intel, Google, HP, Nokia, and others to help define the future of computing on the server, in the cloud and on a variety of new mobile computing devices. His work at the vendor-neutral Linux Foundation gives him a unique and aggregate perspective on the global technology industry.
Mr. Zemlin has been recognized as one of the top 12 Linux and open source bloggers and is widely quoted in the press on Linux and the changing economics of the PC industry. He is a regular keynote speaker at industry events such as COMPUTEX, LinuxCon, Gartner’s Open Source Conference and Open Mobile Summit, among others. He advises a variety of startups, including DeviceVM, and sits on the boards of the Global Economic Symposium, Open Source For America and Chinese Open Source Promotion Union. Mr. Zemlin’s blog can be accessed at: http://www.linux-foundation.org/weblogs/jzemlin/.

 

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