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Philip DesAutels

Execustive Director, EdgeXFoundry
Philip is a leader in the IoT movement working diligently to deliver business and social value that matches IoT's potential. Building on 25 years of industry experience managing the interface of technology and society, Philip is rare mix - a technologist who understands how to deliver business value and an entrepreneur who understands how to leverage the transformative power of technology. With an enduring track record of success, Philip has built and led teams that leverage emerging technologies (personal computers, client-server, AI, Web, Cloud, Mobile, and IoT) to deliver products and services that meet the needs and challenges of business and society. Philip currently works for the Linux Foundation where he serves as a steward of Open Source and Executive Director of the EdgeX Foundry, the world’s largest open source project focused on delivering the IoT Edge. What is your passion? What drives you? We are living in a time of unprecedented opportunity – technology has to power to transform everything in life and business, but with all of the advances we have seen to date, the distribution of technology is still uneven. To put the power of technology into the hands of everyone and capture the power of digital transformation on a truly global scale, we need open source and open systems.

The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. The Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading technology companies and developers from around the world. The Linux Foundation also hosts a variety of events, workgroups, web properties, job boards, and membership offerings, all of which create the network that connects members and attendees with development and vendor communities.