Keynote: A Tale of Penguins: Microsoft’s Approach to Linux & Open Source in the Cloud - Wim Coekaerts, Corporate Vice President of Enterprise Open Source, Microsoft
Microsoft has been involved in open source initiatives by enabling, integrating, releasing and contributing to the ecosystem for well over a decade. But how are we applying the learnings from our journey into the Linux ecosystem? Join us to learn what our approach to open source is, and what it means for Linux users. In this keynote, Wim Coekaerts, CVP Microsoft Enterprise Open Source Group, will take you through this (arguably unusual!) journey into the cloud - and how we plan to take it to the next level with Linux.
About Wim Coekaerts
Corporate Vice President of Enterprise Open Source
As Corporate Vice President of Enterprise Open Source, Wim will focus on deepening Microsoft’s engagement with the Open Source communities. Wim is responsible for Microsoft contributions and innovations to Open Source projects, in particular, to increase customer adoption of Open Source on both Windows and Linux in Azure and Azure Stack.
Prior to this role, Wim spent 21 years at Oracle where he held various positions across the support and engineering divisions. Most recently, Wim served as senior vice president of Linux and Virtualization engineering where he was responsible for Oracle Linux, Oracle VM x86 and SPARC, Oracle VM VirtualBox, Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, Corente and Oracle Secure Global Desktop engineering, support, product and partner management.
Wim was on the board of The Linux Foundation from 2007 until 2016. Wim lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, visits the Redmond campus on a regular basis and enjoys playing table tennis and keeping up to date on new technologies, in particular Operating system and Virtualization related tech.