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XenSummit has been a tremendous success this year. Thank you to all the speakers for contributing and to all the attendees for making XenSummit an interactive and fun conference with lots of discussions. You can find presentations on slideshare and videos on vimeo. We will also embedded both in the agenda. The slides are also available for download as zip file.

Panel: Virtualization on ARM Processors

This panel will explore the potential of new ARM architectures for servers, will lay out current activities and next steps to develop an eco-system for ARM based servers, and explore the role the Xen Hypervisor can play in this field, as well as virtualization on mobile and other handheld devices. We will also discuss recent developments and initiatives in the Xen community, that are relevant for this discussion.


Ian Pratt, Co-founder, Bromium Inc. & Xen.org Chairman will moderate the panel

Ian Pratt runs product development at Bromium Inc, a startup focussed on making computer systems more trustworthy by using hardware-assisted virtualization to provide fine-grained protection through task isolation while maintaining an unchanged user experience. He was formerly a member of senior faculty at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, where he led the systems research group for almost ten years before leaving to found XenSource Inc, which was acquired by Citrix in 2007.

Ian Ferguson, Director of Server Systems and Ecosystem, ARM

As Director of Server Systems and Ecosystem, Ian Ferguson is responsible for defining and implementing the strategy to open up the data center/server segment to ARM technology. The team Ian leads engages with all aspects of the server value chain worldwide, from end users through to semiconductor companies. Ian has over 22 years of experience in engineering, marketing and sales roles with the majority of his time focused on processor-based SoCs that targeted embedded applications. Prior to joining ARM, Ian worked as VP of Marketing at Enigma Semiconductor, a company that developed high performance switching chipsets for the telecom market. Prior to Enigma, Ian held product line management and strategic marketing roles at QuickLogic, IDT and Motorola. Ferguson has a B.S.E.E. from Loughborough University in the UK

Larry Wikelius, VP Software Engineering & Co-Founder, Calxeda

Larry Wikelius brings over twenty-five years of operational and leadership experience in the high technology industry. As a technology executive Mr. Wikelius has been responsible for product strategy, design, development, delivery and support in product areas such as enterprise systems management, scalable computing systems, storage systems, system security, network administration, data mining and business intelligence. Mr. Wikelius has also played key roles in a number of startup companies leading to successful liquidity events. Prior to joining Calxeda Mr. Wikelius was at Newisys, where he was Vice President for Server and Storage Strategic Alliances. During his tenure there Newisys grew from no revenue to an annual run rate of over $450M in just two years. Mr. Wikelius also played a key role in the acquisition of Newisys by Sanmina-SCI (SANM) in 2003. Prior to Newisys, Mr. Wikelius served in Executive Level roles at Voyence, Net Perceptions and Hewlett Packard. Mr. Wikelius began his high-tech career as a software engineer at Data General Corporation (now EMC) in Westborough, MA. Mr. Wikelius holds an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston and has a BS degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. Mr. Wikelius has also recently presented at the Canonical Ubuntu Developer Summit and served as a panelist at the Linley Tech Data Center Conference.

David Mandala, Senior Sales Engineer ARM Canonical

David Mandala is an Ubuntu member working on the Ubuntu ARM project, he has been involved in the computing and electronic space since the early 1970's where he started his career learning the ins and outs of the IBM360.

He became an Electronics Engineer and then switched to software development. In the early 1990s he moved to California and soon became immersed in the early days of Linux eventually joining Linuxcare and eventually in the mid 2000's joined Canonical to do fun things in the mobile and ARM space. He is now heavily involved in the Ubuntu ARM Server space and enjoys talking about issues arising around high density server space

James Bulpin, Director of Technology, XenServer, Citrix

James is responsible for product architecture and future technology within the XenServer product group at Citrix. After completing his PhD at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory James joined XenSource at its beginning in 2005 initially setting up Xen community infrastructure and building automated test systems mostly in support of the Xen 3.0.0 release. He has been involved in every XenServer version since then in various capacities including development, release engineering and automated testing as well as building much of the extensive XenSource lab infrastructure. After a two year spell running the XenServer development group he wanted to get back into a hands-on technical role so took on the job of leading the technical evolution of XenServer to ensure it remains a powerful and flexible platform capable of high performance, scalable and reliable virtualisation.



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