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Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Lindsey is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Flexnode, a digital infrastructure company working to deliver the next generation of distributed, high-performance data center solutions for ‘go-anywhere’ compute capacity to support rapidly growing data demand at the network edge and core.
Senior Technical Program Manager at AVEVA
Daniel currently serves as a Senior Technical Program Manager at the CTO office at OSIsoft, focusing on technology, research and innovation projects related to IIoT, Open Source and Energy (Distributed Energy Resources). Daniel acts as technical liaison for strategic partners and represents OSIsoft at the Industrial Internet Consortium. Prior to joining OSIsoft in 2010, Daniel collaborated in various international research and development projects related to both edge and cloud.
Daniel holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Valladolid University (Spain) and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Aalborg University (Denmark).
Vice President Software Applications
Emerson Automation Solutions
Vice President Software Applications at Emerson Automation Solutions
Ed Knapp is the corporate CTO for American Tower. He is responsible for leading the company’s global innovation program, technology investments and platform extension strategies. His areas of interest include power and energy, mobile edge computing, open fiber network networks and advanced wireless connectivity.
Prior to joining American Tower in 2017, as Senior Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm, Ed Knapp was responsible for their New Jersey Corporate Research Center from which he managed a diverse engineering team of wireless researchers and product engineering staff across India, Israel and the US. Mr. Knapp has more than 39 years of communications technology experience with over 30 years invested in the development of the global wireless industry from 1G to 5G, including CxO leadership roles in 3 start-ups.
He received a master’s of business administration from Columbia University, his master’s of science degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University (NYU) in New York, and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Stony Brook University. Ed currently has 5 granted US patents and 1 pending application.
- Director AST SpaceMobile (Nasdaq: ASTS)
- Director Center for Automotive Research – CAR (non-profit)
VP of Edge Productions and Solutions
Promote the commercial application of edge computing technology in the fields of Embedded AI, Smart City, Smart Home, and Smart manufacturing.
Product Strategy and Operations Manager
IBM Edge Computing and Software Defined Networking Business Unit
Hakan currently serves as a Product Strategy and Operations Manager at IBM’s Edge Computing and SDN business unit. His focus areas are Edge computing, Hybrid Multi-Cloud Networking and applying AI/ML to multi-cloud operations. He works closely with IBM technical leadership on the Open Horizon project of LF Edge. Previously, he was a lead consultant at IBM Corporate Strategy team.
Prior to IBM, Hakan held various technology roles in Networking and Telco industry, including Cisco Systems, Airvana Networks, Sycamore Networks and NextWave Wireless.
Hakan holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Middle East Technical University, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University, and an MBA degree from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Edge Computing and Technology Strategist at IBM
Joe is an Edge Computing and Technology Strategist at IBM.
Chief Technology Officer
Senior Principal Community Architect
Lisa Caywood is a Senior Principal Community Architect at Red Hat, focusing on projects and communities of interest to the telco and manufacturing industries. She serves as the Red Hat representative on the LF Edge Board and as Vice Chair of the eBPF Foundation. She has a long history with Linux Foundation networking and telco communities, starting with OpenDaylight while with a founding member company, and later serving as Marketing Director for LF Networking and LF Edge while at the Linux Foundation itself.
Senior Director, Product Management, Network and Edge Group
Senior Director, Product Management, Network and Edge Group at Intel
VP of Business Development
Maxey, aka Michael Maxey, is the VP of Business Development, where he focuses on building and executing go-to-market (GTM) strategies with ZEDEDA customers and partners. Prior to ZEDEDA, Maxey held executive product management and business/corporate development roles at various infrastructure companies like Dell, Greenplum, Pivotal Software, Smallstep Labs, and EMC.
Senior Director of Platform, Network and NFV Architecture
Mohammad is leading the cloud and infrastructure architecture for Charter Communications. He is responsible for driving the vision, strategy, and innovation for Cloud and Edge.
Mohammad has been actively engaged with the industry and helping shape the future of cloud, NFV, and Edge for almost two decades. He is a globally-minded high-tech executive with extensive leadership experience and an inspiring leader and communicator with a proven track record of scaling organizations and cross functional teams towards a shared strategic vision.
Mohammad currently resides in The Mile High City, Denver, Colorado.
General Manager of ICT Infrastructure Open Source Business
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd
Ren “Bill” Xudong
Mr. Ren Xudong（Bill Ren）is a member of the LF Edge Governing Board. He also serves as the General Manager of ICT Infrastructure Open Source Business at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, and as the chief liaison officer of Huawei. He is fully responsible for the implementation of open source solutions for operators/enterprises in the network automation industry, using open source means to build industrial ecology, expand industrial space, build a healthy and harmonious industrial environment, and support the success of the company’s business.
Bill Ren holds a Bachelor Degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University. Since Joining Huawei in 1998，Bill served as an Intelligent Network Research and Development Engineer, Product Manager and Architect of India Branch, General Manager of Business OSS, Vice President of Network OSS, Vice President of Network OSS Strategy and MKT, Vice President of Solution MKTG, etc. He has accumulated rich experience in R&D, marketing and product management.
Senior Vice President of Business Development at mimik Technology, Inc
She is an experienced executive in the software technology sector. She brings a diverse skill set and expertise to mimik, including sales, business strategy, product management, and engineering. She has been with the company from an early stage and has made significant contributions to the development of the company and its products.
Prior to joining mimik in 2010, she held key leading positions at startups Mobidia and L3 Technology and before that she was with Sage Software. At Mobidia, Sam was part of a leading sales team, worked closely with the sales and engineering teams internally and held a key customer facing position focused on delivering network optimization solutions to large mobile operators. At Sage she held various positions including leading a product specialists’ team and delivering the right business software solutions to the business partners’ channel.
Sam holds degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering from University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada.
Director of Infra Ecosystem, Arm
Board Chair, LF Edge
Tina Tsou is an accomplished global industry leader. As a visionary, she develops and delivers infrastructure and enterprise products—through initial launch and iterations. She boasts expansive achievement in large-scale technical project management, software engineering, and strategic planning for complex organizational technologies, products, and solutions. She is demonstrably committed to designing products engineered for security, reliability, and scalability—and dedicated to helping clients and developers see benefits of technology come to life.
As Arm’s Director of Infra Ecosystem, Tina excels as an innovative and results-driven leader overseeing international teams on IP journey, where she manages phases 3 to 5, IP selection, bring up, and ramp. She consistently exhibits a solid grasp of “big picture” solutions.
As a previous Enterprise Architect at Arm, Tina served in a highly visible Technical Lead role for the Enterprise Open Source Enablement team, where she analyzed, designed, and implemented robust strategies to establish first tier status for Arm’s architecture within open source communities and projects.
Tina previously served as the Digital Domain Expert (Connectivity) for Philips Lighting, where she implemented NB-IoT in an outdoor carrier project with China Mobile and Huawei. She released Bluetooth + ZigBee combo chip architecture and delivered a connectivity hardware/software platform (ZigBee 3.0, Wi-Fi). The China and United States Patent and Trademark Offices have granted Tina 100+ patents.
She earned her Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Xi’an University of Architecture and Technologies, and currently studies in Stanford University Graduate Business School. Recent appointments include SIG 3 Release, Vice Chair of Nephio (Driven by Google), and Board Chair of LF Edge.
Board Member, LF Edge
Tom is the co-founder and CEO of Dianomic, a major contributor of the LF-Edge project “Fledge”; an open source framework and community for the industrial edge focused on critical operations. Fledge developers build smarter, better, cheaper industrial solutions for: condition-based monitoring, predictive maintenance, smarter machines and situational awareness all integrated with the operator’s existing “brown field” systems.
Tom is a serial computer software and services entrepreneur with broad experience in networking, security, database and cloud-based service offers. Tom and his teams have raised over $400M in funding and had 5 exits totaling more than $3.5B.
Senior Director, Open Source and Research, Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
Board Member, LF Edge
Previously, Wenjing was a Distinguished Engineer at Dell Research and a Chief Architect at VMware. He was an entrepreneurial technologist in the startups Sentient Networks, Inc. and WiFi pioneer Airespace, Inc., both of which were acquired by Cisco and whose flagship products became major business lines at Cisco Systems. He was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco and also held the position of Senior Director of Product Management in Security at Nokia.
Head of Strategy Office at Advanced Technology Development Unit
He has worked various fields such as cloud services development, data analytics services, and digital marketing platform services and carrier’s network development both for wireline and wireless. He holds master’s degree in information electronics and resides in Kawasaki-city, Japan.