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Javier Perez

Chief OSS Evangelist and Senior Director of Product Management, Perforce Software

Passionate about technology and open source software, Javier is the Chief Open Source Evangelist and Senior Director of Product Management at Perforce Software. He is responsible for technical thought leadership and advocacy for open source software while driving the OpenLogic by Perforce offering. Javier has been in the application development, open source, cloud, app security, AI, SaaS, and mobile industries for 25+ years. As a speaker and blogger, he has had the opportunity to present at industry events all over the world. Javier holds an honors degree in Computer Systems and an MBA.

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benny Vasquez

Chair of the Board of Directors, AlmaLinux OS Foundation

As an adaptable woman with over 20 years of experience in management, technical support, brand management, community, and developer relations, benny knows that her passion is service. She finds joy in bettering anything she touches, whether that's a team, a product, a presentation, or a brand. benny has worked as an individual contributor, managed teams of varied ages and experiences, and built programs from the ground up. Each position she loves further develops her leadership skills and nourishes her open-source soul, all while ensuring she gets to find and empower the next generation of community builders. Currently, benny is the Chair of the AlmaLinux OS Foundation Board of Directors. 

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Gregory M. Kurtzer

Founder of Rocky Linux, Rocky Linux

Gregory M. Kurtzer is a 20+ year veteran in Linux, open source, and high performance computing. He is well known in the HPC space for designing scalable and easy to manage secure architectures for innovative performance-intensive computing while working for the U.S. Department of Energy with a joint appointment to UC Berkeley. Greg founded, co-founded, and led several large open source projects such as CentOS Linux, the Warewulf and Perceus cluster toolkits, the container system Singularity (now renamed to Apptainer), and most recently, the successor to CentOS, Rocky Linux. He is currently serving as President and Chairman of the Board of the Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF) and is the CEO of CIQ.