17-18 October 2019, The Hague The Netherlands
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Panel: Business value of open source

Succeeding with open-source technology—from a business leadership perspective.

Companies with leaders who understand the value of open source—business and technical—have higher levels of innovation and are better able to recruit sought-after expert talent. Importantly, they can also move faster (both going to market and reacting to it) and be more flexible than competitors and industry peers who don’t. Join our panel of experts to discuss successful strategies and experiences for getting the most out of open source, from a business leadership perspective. 

These experienced leaders and experts have succeeded with open source in digital business. They have all benefited from creating, implementing, and understanding the new value propositions and business models, the open-source world of co-creation, sharing, and flexibility has to offer.

Host: Tracy Evans, Partner at Open Strategy Partners GmbH - More than 12 years of strategic marketing, technology, and management experience, spanning classic enterprise environments, the digital start-up scene, and open-source communities and organizations.

Panel Guests: 

  • Mathias Schreiber, CEO TYPO3 GmbH, product owner and commercial lead of TYPO3 CMS, the fastest open-source enterprise CMS

  • Campbell Vertesi, Principal Software Engineering Manager at Microsoft, Open Source developer and advocate for the last 20 years. Now, a team lead in CSE, “Microsoft’s superhero team,” enabling and contributing to open source initiatives.

  • Cecilia Fernandez de Cordoba, Senior Director DevOps at FICO, former Global Head of Engineering Methods & Standards, Deutsche Bank, where she led the bank’s open-source initiatives

  • Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire, Partner at Open Strategy Partners GmbH, prominent keynote speaker and active in multiple open source communities, an expert in open-source business models, communication strategies, and community growth. 

  • Steven Grandchamp, CEO DRUD Technology (makers of DDEV), had executive roles at five successful start-ups involving open-source technologies and a Microsoft division launch. Built, grew, and sold four software companies, increasing shareholder value, twice as CTO and twice as CEO.

Join your peers for a day of valuable insight into the strategic value of your IT

17.10.2019 16:15 - 17:00 Main stage hangar
Discussion Open Source Strategy Transformation Optimization Project management

* without prejudice, speakers and sessions are subject to change