Keynote Sessions

OW2con'12 keynote speakers include both technology experts and institutional invited speakers. 

Patrick STARCK, Cloudwatt

Keynote Schedule: November 28, 10:15 - 10:30am
Title: To be Open Source... or not to be?
Biography: Before being named President of Cloudwatt Patrick Starck has spent more than 25 years of his career with large international groups operating in the field of infrastructure, software and services.
From 2006 to 2011, Patrick Starck has been Corporate Senior Vice President EMEA, CA Technologies, a global information technology (IT) management software company. Previously, Patrick was since 2002, CEO of HP France, EMEA Vice President and General Manager of HP Technology Solutions Group. He joined Compaq in 1994 and spent seven years in various positions and was CEO of Compaq France in 2000. Before, Patrick Starck has spent 10 years at IBM where he held the positions of software development engineer, sales engineer, head of sales for aerospace industry and director  of the industry department.

Mark WEITZEL, OpenSocial

Keynote Schedule: November 28, 10:30 - 10:45am
Title: Open source collaborative middleware: Driving the social business revolution

Alexandre Zapolsky, Linagora

Keynote Schedule: November 28, 10:45 - 11:00pm

Alfonso Castro & Frederic Aatz, Microsoft

Keynote Schedule: November 28, 02:00 - 02:15pm
Title:  Collaborating with Open Source in the Cloud era

Ali ATAYA, Head of the E-Government Unit, Lebanon

Keynote Schedule: November 29, 09:15 - 09:30am
Title: Open source technologies to improve the relation between the Lebanese Administration and the Citizen.

Jim WALKER, Hortonworks

Keynote Schedule: November 29, 10:00 - 10:15am
Title: Hadoop's Role in the Big Data Architecture
Biography: Jim is a recovering developer, professional marketer and amateur photographer with nearly twenty years experience building products and developing emerging technologies. During his career, he has brought multiple products to market in a variety of fields, including data loss prevention, master data management and now big data. At Hortonworks, Jim is focused on accelerating the development and adoption of Apache Hadoop.