[svlug] [svlug-announce] SVLUG February 1st meeting: Dan Cauchy on The Future of Open Source Automotive Software

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Jan 31 17:44:29 PST 2017

(Note new-ish location!)


Wednesday, February 1st, 2017


TOPIC:  The Future of Open Source Automotive Software

General Manager of Automotive, Linux Foundation

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, https://www.automotivelinux.org/) is a Linux 
Foundation Collaboration Project (https://www.linuxfoundation.org/projects) 
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 (https://www.genivi.org/)
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.

Dan Cauchy (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dcauchy) 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.


 Cavium cafeteria
 2315 N 1st St. (corner of Charcut Ave.)
 north San Jose

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As this is a new meeting venue, _please discuss and decide_ what local
restaurant/diner interested attendees will visit after the meeting.

Some possibilities:  La Victoria Taqueria, 1415 N 4th St near Gish Road,
open to 11pm.  _Or_
Round Table Pizza, 3730 N 1st St., just n. of Tasman,
open to 10pm.

It's up to attendees to pick one.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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