Nithya is the head of the open source program office at Comcast. She started and is growing the open source practice to create stronger open source competencies and processes within Comcast, a leading media and technology company. Prior to Comcast, she was the founding director of the the open source strategy and engagement office for SanDisk globally and chaired the SanDisk Open Source Working Group.
An early pioneer in working with open source based products and business strategies at SGI in 1998, she has since worked on a number of open source based products and projects like Tripwire, Wind River Linux, Yocto Project, Tizen Automotive, Ceph and OpenStack.
Nithya is a respected global and keynote speaker in the industry on marketing open source, open source strategy and business models as well as managing corporate engagement in open source at Open Source Summit, Open Source Leadership Summit, All Things Open, OpenStack, OSCON, SCALE, Flash Memory Summit, SNIA etc.