Christopher Ferris


An IBM Fellow and CTO Open Technology for IBM, Christopher has been involved in the architecture, design, and engineering of distributed systems for most of his 37+ year career in IT and has been actively engaged in open standards and open source development since 1999.

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Jamie Cool


Jamie Cool is the VP of Product for GitHub's Security investments. He is a 20 year veteran of building tools and services for developers. Currently he is focused on providing developers with what they need to create secure software, starting with the OSS Supply Chain.

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Jennifer Fernick

NCC Group

Jennifer Fernick is a computer science researcher, cybersecurity leader, technical advisor, and speaker with deep technical expertise in cryptography, quantum computing, and artificial intelligence. She is currently Head of Research & Engineering at NCC Group, a global information assurance firm, and is a National Security Institute Visiting Technologist Fellow at George Mason University.

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Kay Williams (Chair)


Kay Williams works in the Open Source Ecosystems group in in the Azure Office of the CTO, where she leads industry initiatives around open source and supply chain security. A 30 year veteran of the software industry, with 17 years at Microsoft and 13 years in the Linux and OSS communities, her background includes leadership roles in business management, technology strategy, product design and engineering.

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Kim Lewandowski


Kim (she/her) is a Product Manager at Google. She served as the Board Chair of the Continuous Delivery Foundation, another entity under the Linux Foundation, during its first year of inception. At Google she has shipped a number of Cloud products and has most recently switched gears to focus on open source security.

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Mark J. Cox

Red Hat

Mark J Cox lives in Scotland and is a Distinguished Software Engineer in the Red Hat Open Source Program Office.  He is a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation and current VP Security, a founding member of OpenSSL, and founded and previously ran Product Security for Red Hat.

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Rao Lakkakula

JPMorgan Chase

Rao Lakkakula is an Executive Director leading Application and Mobile Security Engineering groups at JPMorgan Chase. His teams focus on enabling developers to securely build their applications. Rao has 20 years of expertise in a unique combination of security, software development, and services experience with roles spanning from strategy, engineering, risk management, and business intelligence in global Fortune 500 companies.

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Sherif Mansour

Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)

Sherif Mansour is a 16 year veteran of information security; a penetration tester, appsec engineering, vulnerability researcher, and product manager. A member of the OWASP foundation for 12 years, and a global board member for 3 years.

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