Kate Stewart is Vice President of Dependable Embedded Systems at the Linux Foundation. She works with the safety, security and license compliance communities to advance the adoption of best practices into embedded open source projects. Since joining The Linux Foundation, she has launched the ELISA, Real Time Linux and Zephyr RTOS Projects, as well as supporting other embedded projects. With more than 30 years of experience in the software industry, she has held a variety of roles in software development, architecture, and product management, primarily in the tooling and embedded ecosystem working with international teams. As such, Kate frequently speaks about open source, SBOMs, embedded systems and more, at industry conferences like RSA Conference, IoT World, Embedded World, Open Source Summit among others.