February 9-11, 2005 : India Habitat Centre : New Delhi, India
Asia's Premier Open Source Conference & Expo
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LinuxAsia 2004

Organisers
EFY Group
Technetra
Event Manager
Bharat Exhibitions

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Conference Program

The conference covers Linux and open source trends, vision, technology, solutions, and industry analysis. Talks will be presented by leaders in the open source community from abroad and India.

Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Linux Desktops and Distributions

Time  
08:00 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 09:45 Inaugural Session
  • "Saraswati Vandana" Hymn
  • Welcome by Organisers - EFY, Technetra
  • Lamp Lighting Ceremony
09:45 - 10:15 Inaugural Address: R. Dhamodaran, Country Executive, Software Group, IBM India
10:15 - 11:00 Conference Keynote by Dr. Deepak Phatak, Chair Professor, School of Engineering, IIT Mumbai - "Open source -- An action agenda for developing economies"
11:00 - 11:15 Tea/Coffee Networking Break
11:15 - 12:00 Conference Keynote by Matthew Szulik, CEO, Red Hat US
12:00 - 12:45 Conference Keynote by Juergen Geck, CTO, Novell SUSE US
12:45 - 13:30 Conference Keynote by Shrikant Patil, Director, Solutions Group, Intel India - "Intel and Linux -- A stable value proposition and the platform of choice"
13:30 - 14:15 LinuxAsia CEO Lunch (by special invitation only)
Lunch and networking with distinguished Industry leaders -- Matthew Szulik, Juergen Geck, Dr. Deepak Phatak and others.
13:30 - 14:15 Lunch Break
14:15 - 16:00 Session: Desktops & Applications
14:15 - 15:15 Panel: Is Linux Ready for the Desktop?
Panel Chairperson: John Kunju, Associate Editor, BenefIT Magazine
Panelists:
* David Axmark, Co-Founder, MySQL
* Kate Johnson, VP, Services, Red Hat US
* Ashit Panjwani, National Manager Alliances, Onward Novell
* Louis Suarez-Potts, Community Manager, OpenOffice.org
15:15 - 16:00 Open Source Community Development, Louis Suarez-Potts, OpenOffice.org
16:00 - 16:15 Tea/Coffee Networking Break
16:15 - 18:15 Session: Distributions & Operating Systems
16:15 - 16:45 Fedora Core, Satish Mohan, Engineering Head, Red Hat
16:45 - 17:30 The Future is Open, Danese Cooper, Member, Board of Directors, OSI
17:30 - 18:00 Linux - The Universal OS, Prakash Advani, Linux Practice Head, Onward Novell
18:00 - 18:45 Panel: Is Linux Support Real?
Panel Chairperson: Vibhor Kataria, Assistant Editor, BenefIT Magazine
Panelists:
* Danese Cooper, Member, Board of Directors, OSI
* Barry Duplantis, Director, Global Support Services, Red Hat US
* Ashish Gautam, Country Manager Linux, IBM India
* Juergen Geck, CTO, Novell SUSE US
* Shiva Ramani, CEO, SlashSupport Inc.
19:00 onwards Evening Networking and Entertainment Program
Penguin Party, LFY Industry Awards, Cocktail Dinner

Thursday, February 10, 2005
Linux in HPC, Grids, Storage and Security
Plus: IBM Power on Linux Day

Time  
08:00 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 10:30 Session: High Performance Computing & Grids
09:30 - 10:00 Special Address: Grid Computing, V.G. Sundar Ram, Head, Technology Solutions Group, Oracle India
10:00 - 10:30 Linux in HPC @ C-DAC, Dr. N. Mohan Ram, C-DAC
10:30 - 10:50 Blue Gene, Jyothi Satyanathan, IBM India
10:50 - 11:00 Tea/Coffee Networking Break
11:00 - 11:45 Conference Keynote by Alok Ohrie, IBM India
11:45 - 12:30 Conference Keynote by Dr. Sadagopan, Director, IIIT Bangalore
13:00 - 14:00 Private IBM Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:00 Session: Storage
14:00 - 14:20 Chetan Kumar, IBM India
14:20 - 14:40 Meeting the challenges of Data Protection in Linux Environments, Ashish Gupta, Sales Manager (India), BakBone
14:40 - 15:00 Storage Area Networks with Linux, Manmohan Jain, Director, CA
15:00 - 15:45 Panel: Linux in HPC
Panel Chairperson: N. Seetharama Krishna, Business Division, C-DAC Pune
Panelists:
* Deepak Setty, Director, HPC Programs Office, Asia Pacific & Japan Operations, Intel
* Jyothi Satyanathan, IBM India
* V.G. Sundar Ram, Head, Technology Solutions Group, Oracle India
15:45 - 16:00 Tea/Coffee Networking Break
16:00 - 17:00 Session: Security
16:00 - 16:20 Satish Mohan, Head Engineering, Red Hat India
16:20 - 16:40 T.M. Mani, IBM India
16:40 - 17:00 Security Case Study, Vikas Munshi, Principal Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers
17:00 - 17:45 Panel: Storage in Linux -- Reality or Perception?
Panel Chairperson: P.K. Gupta, Chairman, SNIA
Panelists:
* Ashish Gupta, Sales Manager (India), BakBone
* Manmohan Jain, Director, CA
* Chetan Kumar, IBM India
* Satish Mohan, Red Hat India

Friday, February 11, 2005
Linux on the Server, Data Management and Localisation

Time  
08:00 - 09:15 Registration
09:30 - 11:00 Session: Server Applications
09:30 - 10:00 Demystifying Linux, Rajeev Kamath, IBM US
10:00 - 10:30 The Power of Open Source, S. Satyamoorthy, Director, Asia-Pacific Region, JBoss
10:30 - 11:00 Software Development Products for Linux, S. Mrithunjayan, Manager MSSD, Intel India
11:00 - 11:15 Tea/Coffee Networking Break
11:15 - 12:00 Conference Keynote by David Axmark, Co-Founder, MySQL
12:00 - 12:45 Conference Keynote by Brian Behlendorf, Apache Guru
12:45 - 13:30 Panel: The Server Planet
Panel Chairperson: Rajeev Kamath, IBM US
Panelists:
* David Axmark, Co-Founder, MySQL
* Brian Behlendorf, Apache, CollabNet
* Mukesh Jha, Onward Novell
* S. Satyamoorthy, Director, JBoss
13:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:20 Session: Information Management
14:00 - 14:20 Information Management on Linux -- Trends, Strategies and Case Studies, Rav Ahuja, DB2 Linux Group, IBM US
14:20 - 14:40 Scalable and Rapid Application Development using Integrated Stacks, Mani Anantharaman, Senior Business Analyst, Cognizant
14:40 - 15:00 Barriers to Open Source Adoption in the Enterprise, Sumit Sood, Virtusa
15:00 - 15:20 Information Management Case Study, Gagan Singla, Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers
15:20 - 15:30 Tea/Coffee Networking Break
15:30 - 18:00 Session: ICT & Localisation
15:30 - 15:50 A Participatory Model for L10n, Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay, Red Hat India
15:50 - 16:10 Going Deeper into the Countryside -- A Localisation Blueprint for India, J. Sandha, Jagriti e-Sewa
16:10 - 16:30 Janabhaaraati Live CD, Prof. Jitendra Shah, C-DAC NCST
16:30 - 16:50 Louis Suarez-Potts, Community Manager, OpenOffice.org
16:50 - 18:00 Panel: Can Localised Linux end the Digital Divide?
Panel Chairperson: Abhijit Dutta, IBM India
Panelists:
* Prakash Advani, Linux Practice Head, Onward Novell
* Danese Cooper, Member, Board of Directors, OSI
* Louis Suarez-Potts, Community Manager, OpenOffice.org
* Venky Hariharan, Head Engineering, Red Hat India
* J. Sandha, CEO, Jagriti e-Sewa

Workshops

Time  
13:30 - 17:30 Building a 64-Bit Echo System
Wednesday, February 9, 2005
09:30 - 17:30 Migrating to Linux Made Easy
Thursday, February 10, 2005
09:30 - 13:30 Subversion - Software Version Control Done Right
Friday, February 11, 2005

Please Note: Conference program and content are subject to change.

Diamond Sponsor
IBM

Platinum Sponsor
Intel

Platinum Sponsor
Novell SuSE

CXO Sponsor
Red Hat

High Performance Computing Government Sponsor
CDAC

Storage Co-Sponsor
BakBone

Industry Sponsor
Virtusa

Registration Sponsor
Sundyne Technologies

Storage Industry Association Sponsor
Storage Networking Industry Association

Student Sponsor
Cadence

Knowledge Partner
PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Industry Associations
The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers

Internet Service Providers Association of India

India Linux Users Group - Delhi

Patrons
Tetra

CollabNet

MySQL

OpenOffice.org

JBoss