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Date Location Speaker
February 1st, 2017 Cavium, San Jose Dan Cauchy,
General Manager of Automotive, Linux Foundation
Topic: The Future of Open Source Automotive Software

Car hacking continues to be a concern, and high-profile software bugs are on the rise and in the news with alarming frequency. The traditional way of developing automotive software is not working: OEMs are starting to adopt an open source approach, to change the way software is built for cars.

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) is a Linux Foundation Collaboration Project that is bringing together OEMs and suppliers to build a shared platform from the ground-up for in-vehicle infotainment. Dan will detail AGL's latest activities, how AGL and GENIVI Alliance collaborate in diverse areas of open-source auto software, and what lies ahead. He'll cover how developing a common platform, and building an ecosystem & supply chain with one code base, will transform the traditional auto supply chain, reduce fragmentation, improve time to market, and facilitate faster feature development.
MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Dan Cauchy is General Manager of Automotive at Linux Foundation, where he manages the AGL project, an industry effort to build an open-source auto reference platform, backed by the world's leading car manufacturers.

Dan has over 22 years of experience, spanning the automotive, telecom, networking, and mobile business vertical markets. Before his current post, Dan was VP and General Manager of MontaVista's Automotive Business Unit, responsible for auto software strategy, sales, marketing, products, and services. At that time, Dan was also Director of GENIVI Alliance and originated its GENIVI Compliance Program, which he chaired the first three years, leading to the GENIVI Specification, now a widely adopted industry standard. Earlier at MontaVista, he was VP of Marketing and BD, responsible for global marketing strategy.

Based in Silicon Valley, Dan has had wide-ranging startup experience, including as Director of Product Management at Atrica and Director of Architecture and Strategy at BlueLeaf Networks. Dan also held senior management and engineering ositions at Cisco Systems, Newbridge Networks, and Nortel.

Dan earned a B.A. in EE with major in Computer Engineering from University of Ottawa, and owns three patents in routing and networking, with several others pending.




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