Royal O'Brien

General Manager, Digital Media & Games and Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

Royal O’Brien is a software and hardware engineering veteran with more than 30 years of experience in the corporate enterprise and video game industries, having founded multiple companies from software development to service solutions. He has multiple patents in both video, telephony & digital distribution technologies. He has invented and holds multiple issued patents in the video, VOIP, game, and digital distribution technology industries and has successfully commercialized multiple products in the marketplace from theory to final release. Royal has previously spoken at Open Source Summit, O3DCon, Academy Software Foundation Open Source Summit, and a frequent guest on numerous podcasts, including Building the Open Metaverse, Into the Metaverse, and Untold Stories of Open Source.


Main Stage:

Day 1 (August 30), 2:25 PM-2:50 PM

Inspiring Game Development through Open Source

Explore how open source software and methodologies provide a blueprint for our industry to collaborate in solving common problems and accelerate innovation in delivering immersive experiences. Metaverse, digital twin, AI, automotive, healthcare, robotics, and connected cars are all applications that leverage the legacy of game development. We will discuss modularity and interoperability as paths for 3D content creators to tackle tough challenges, combining open source and proprietary solutions to unleash their creativity.