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Tuesday, November 2 • 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Panel Discussion: The Importance of DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility) in Open Source - Anni Lai, Futurewei; Priyanka Sharma, CNCF; Tina Tsou, ARM; Arun Gupta, Apple

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In this talk and panel discussion, Anni will provide the definition of DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility) and discuss the DEIA values, opportunities, and challenges in the open source community today. Anni will also share some her experiences and best practices in supporting the open source communities outside of US (primarily China, India, and Europe). In the second half of this session, Anni will invite a panel of Open Source experts to share their perspectives on the subject of DEIA in Open Source.

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Anni Lai

Head of Open Source Operations & Marketing, Cloud, Futurewei
Anni leads the Open Source Operations and Marketing for Futurewei’s Open Source covering Kubernetes, Cloud Native, Cloud-Edge, OpenStack, Open Storage, AI/Deep Learning type of open source projects. Anni previously served on the OpenStack Foundation board, and is currently serving... Read More →
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Priyanka Sharma

Executive Director, CNCF
Priyanka is the Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) which serves as the vendor-neutral home for 100+ of the fastest-growing open source projects, including Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Envoy. She is also a co-creator of the Inclusive Naming Initiative... Read More →
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Tina Tsou

Director Infra Ecosystem, Arm
Tina Tsou is an accomplished global industry leader. As a visionary, she develops and deliversinfrastructure and enterprise products—through initial launch and iterations. She boasts expansiveachievement in large-scale technical project management, software engineering, and strategic... Read More →
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Arun Gupta

Head of the Open Source Program Office, Apple
Arun Gupta is head of the Open Source Program Office at Apple and chairperson of CNCF Governing Board. Previously, he worked at Amazon, partnering  with multiple engineering teams to help define their open source strategy. He has spent over a decade at Sun Microsystems and Oracle... Read More →

Tuesday November 2, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
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