Mark Surman from Mozilla gave a somewhat boring talk, Bdale Garbee from Debian gave a nie project overview
Big companies have Chief Open Source Software Officers (sun) or OSS & Linux chief Technologists (HP) nowadays.
Enrico Zini has an interesting DDE project, that might be useful for doing dependency analyses. Look into it
Who is Luca Capella from the Debian OpenMoko project?
Monotonous speech patterns make even interesting topics appear very boring. It is just not possible to concentrate, even with the best intentions.
Average head hair length at the conference is probably the same as the normal population average, but it peaks at the extreme sides of the spectrum :). The number of beards and weird hats is definitely above average.