The Linux Foundation announced the keynote speaker lineup for the Open FinTech Forum event taking place October 10-11 in New York. This event will explore the intersection of open source technology and financial services, including AI, blockchain, Kubernetes/containers and more.

When and where is it on?

New York, NY, October 10-11

How many years has it been going?

This is a brand new event!

What was the inspiration to start it?

There has been an explosion of open source adoption within the financial services industry recently, with widespread use of technologies including AI, blockchain, cloud and more. The Linux Foundation knew the time was right to create an event bringing together leaders in both communities to collaborate directly and innovate on new technologies.

What exciting things can people look forward to?

In addition to keynotes and breakout sessions from leaders in open source and financial services, there will be tutorials, workshops, unconference sessions, networking opportunities and more.

Who will be speaking?

The full agenda will be announced in late August. Keynote speakers include:

Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
Sally Eaves, Chief Technology Officer, Strategic Adviser and Member of the Forbes Technology Council
Yuri Litvinovich, Senior Cloud Engineer, Scotiabank
Hilary Mason, General Manager of Machine Learning, Cloudera
Rob Palatnick, Managing Director and Chief Technology Architect, DTCC
Bob Sutor, Vice President for IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem, IBM Research

What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?

Come with an open mind ready to absorb lots of great ideas about a variety of technologies that affect financial services. Pick the sessions and tutorials that you are most interested in, and be prepared to absorb a lot of knowledge.

How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?

There is limited space, so we do anticipate this event will sell out early. Tickets are currently available at

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