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Nithya Ruff

Amazon
Head, Open Source Program Office
Milpitas, CA
Nithya A. Ruff is the Head of Amazon's Open Source Program Officer and the Chair of The Linux Foundation Board. Prior to that, she was Head of Comcast’s Open Source Program Office where she drove Open Source culture and transformation inside of Comcast and expanded engagement with external innovation communities.

Nithya has been director-at-large on the Linux Foundation Board for the last 5 years and in 2019 was elected to be Chair of the influential Linux Foundation Board. She actively works to advance the mission of the Linux Foundation around building sustainable ecosystems built on open collaboration. She is a passionate advocate and a speaker for opening doors to new and diverse people in technology and can often be seen speaking and writing on this topic. Nithya graduated with an MS in Computer Science from NDSU and an MBA from the University of Rochester, Simon Business School and is an aspiring corporate board director and governance enthusiast.