RDK 2018 Americas Summit Recap
To get an image of how much our industry has grown with open source over the past 10 years, you need to go no further than the annual RDK (Reference Design Kit) Americas Summit, which took place just last month in Denver.
I was honored to have an opportunity to speak at the event about the role of open source in driving technology transformation, and was blown away by the community that has emerged around an open-source platform initially thought of as “only” a television platform. RDK is a great example among the many open source technologies that companies in our space are leveraging to deliver more and better products to customers, faster than ever in our history.
RDK is a preconfigured, standardized, open source software stack that was developed for faster delivery of next-generation video and broadband services.
The RDK allows for flexibility, speeds up time to market, and has transformed the way embedded devices are developed by working transparently, and with the support of a rapidly growing community worldwide. The RDK Summit brought an impressive lineup of speakers and attendees from the community.
A few highlights from the event:
It is truly fascinating to be part of an open source community that creates new technology experiences that ultimately touch many lives. The RDK Summit was just a taste of what’s yet to come and I am thankful to have gotten the chance to participate, to learn, and to connect with other thought leaders.