Program


Keynote
OSS Ecosystem
OW2 Projects Showcase
OSS State of the Art
Colloborative R&D Projects
OSS Good Governance
* All hours in CEST time zone
Wednesday, June 17
Thursday, June 18
09:00
OW2online'20 goes live
09:15
Conference Opening and Introduction, 
Jean Parpaillon, Cedric Thomas
Jean Parpaillon, Chairman of the Board and President of OW2 at OW2:
Jean is an experienced software engineer. He have gained experience in research labs and startups in the field of distr ibuted systems, cloud computing and model-driven engineering. For some years now, he is focusing on erlang/elixir and associate technologies. He have been actively contributing to OW2 through various projects (CompatibleOne, XLCloud, OCCIware, STAMP, etc) and fonctions as individual members representative and technology council chairman. He is actually chairman of the board of directors.
Cedric Thomas, CEO at OW2:
Cedric Thomas, is OW2 CEO. An IT industry veteran with twenty-five years of experience in strategic and marketing consulting for IT vendors and systems integrators, Cedric has masterminded the launch of the OW2 Consortium. Previously, as both an investor and a consultant with FronTier Associates, the consulting company he founded in 1997, he actively took part in three IPOs, contributed to the launch of several technology start-ups, helped establish a start-up incubator in Paris and set up technology firms in Boston and San Francisco. Before that, he was VP and Research Director at PAC, an independent provider of consultancy and marketing studies for the IT industry where he established successful research programs in Open Systems, IT spending and Outsourcing. Cédric studied for his PhD in Economics at the Sorbonne and holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Paris. He teaches business strategy in several master programs.
09:30
Luis Busquets
Luis Busquets, Administrator at European Commission:
Luis C. Busquets Pérez holds a degree in telecommunications engineering (UPC, Barcelona) and a Master in Business Administration (ESADE, Barcelona). For more than 20 years, his professional career has been developed in the ICT sector covering all OSI layers (from fibre optics and semiconductors to IT applications). In 2006, he joined the European Commission services and is currently Project Officer in DG CONNECT E2, which is the Cloud and Software unit.
09:45
Open Source Observatory (OSOR) Team - European Commission
Open Source Observatory (OSOR) Team - European Commission, Consultant at Wavestone:
Core team: Monika SOWINSKA, Project Officer, European Commission - Directorate-General for Informatics (Belgium); Débora DI GIACOMO, Senior Manager, Wavestone (Luxembourg); Barbora KUDZMANAITE, Senior Consultant, Wavestone (Luxembourg); Federico CHIARELLI, Senior Consultant, Wavestone (Luxembourg); Vivien DEVENYI, Consultant, Wavestone (Luxembourg); Chloé DUSSUTOUR, Analyst, Wavestone (Luxembourg); Clare O'DONOHOE, Analyst, Wavestone (Luxembourg); Maha SHAIKH, Senior Lecturer of Digital Innovation, King’s College (United Kingdom). Speakers: Vivien Devenyi is the task leader on the publication of the open source software country intelligence reports for OSOR’s Knowledge Centre. She also involved in engaging with the community through events, workshops and webinars organised by OSOR and other open source communities. Clare O'Donohoe contributes to the work on the open source software country intelligence reports and the guidelines on the deployment of open source software within public administrations for OSOR’s Knowledge Centre."
10:00
Ludovic Dubost
Ludovic Dubost, CEO at XWiki SAS:
Creator of XWiki and CEO of XWiki SAS, Ludovic has been the gentle organizer of the XWiki SAS company for 15 years. XWiki SAS, only building free & open-source software leads the development of the XWiki Software used by thousands of organizations and helps companies and organizations all over the world organize, share, and collaborate on content. XWiki also leads the development of CryptPad (https://cryptpad.fr), the first Zero Knowledge Realtime Collaborative Editor and Drive. A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (X90) and Telecom Paris (95), Ludovic Dubost started his career as a software architect for Netscape Communications Europe. He then joined NetValue as CTO, a company doing online usage analysis. He left NetValue after the company was purchased by Nielsen/NetRatings, before creating and launching XWiki in 2004. Ludovic has been a speaker at various events including Paris Open Source Summit, FOSDEM, OW2 Conference, RMLL, Capitole du Libre, speaking about Collaboration Software, Financing FLOSS software and Privacy Solutions. I'm also member of the OpenFoodFacts board.
10:15
Italo Vignoli
Italo Vignoli, Marketing at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Emeritus Member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) board, and co-chair of the ODF Advocacy OASIS Open Project. He co-leads LibreOffice marketing, PR and media relations, co-chairs the certification program, and is a spokesman for the project. He has contributed to large migration projects to LibreOffice in Italy, and is a LibreOffice certified migrator and trainer. From 2004 to 2010 he has been involved in the OOo project.
10:30
Tobie Langel
Tobie Langel, Principal at UnlockOpen:
Tobie Langel is the founder of UnlockOpen, a boutique consulting firm that helps large organizations build a strong open source culture and leverage it to recruit, retain, and foster top software engineering talent, improve team efficiency, and boost innovation. His clients include Google, Microsoft, Intel, and Mozilla. Tobie Langel is the facilitator of AMP’s Advisory Committee and sits on the Advisory Board of OASIS Open Projects. Previously, he was a member of Facebook’s Open Source and Web Standards team, and was Facebook’s Advisory Committee representative at W3C. Previous speaking engagements include: QCON, JSConf.eu, Linux Foundation Open Source Summit, Open Source Strategy Forum, FOSDEM, OW2con, OpenExpo Europe, All Things Open. Tobie Langel is known for having co-maintained the Prototype JavaScript Framework. He also edited a number of Web standards, including WebIDL, and led W3C’s Web platform testing effort.
10:45
Claire Tonna
Claire Tonna, Project Manager at Funding Box:
Currently #FundingGrowth at FundingBox as Project Manager by ensuring the delivery of equity-free funding to Europe's research and innovation stars! Over the course of my career, I have developed a skill-set focused on business development, community management, idea generation, proposal development and project delivery, with a demonstrated history of working in emerging digital technologies. I have built a solid understanding of digital tech such as AI/ML, immersive tech, and network technologies and have helped bring to life projects that seek to address market failures and opportunities in a range of industries.
11:00
Coffee Break
11:15
Roberto Di Cosmo
Roberto Di Cosmo, Director at Software Heritage / Inria:
An alumnus of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Roberto Di Cosmo was associate professor at Ecole Normale Suprieure in Paris, then full professor of Computer Science at University of Paris and is currently on leave at Inria , publishing over 20 international journals articles and 50 international conference articles in theoretical computing, functional and parallel programming, and software engineering. After creating the Free Software thematic group of Systematic, and IRILL, a research structure on Open Source Software, he created and directs Software Heritage to build the universal archive of all the source code publicly available, in partnership with UNESCO.
11:30
Clément Oudot
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks / Contributor on LemonLDAP::NG, LSC, LTB, FusionIAM / Creative Commons musician and singer / Actor
11:45
Marco Balestri
Marco Balestri, Developer at KNOWAGE - Engineering Group:
Marco graduated in Software Engineering and Data Science in 2019 with a thesis on "Natural Language Processing for the automatic extraction of information from texts”. Marco joined Knowage Labs already during the writing of the thesis: his technical skills combined with high and enthusiasm in learning brought new development ideas into the team. At the moment, he is in charge of Knowage developments in the big data and advanced analytics sector.
12:00
Vincent Massol
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
'm the Technical Director of XWiki SAS, a company sponsoring the development of XWiki, an open source second generation wiki. I'm really interested in anything that can make computer development a better "science", i.e. that helps the software engineering discipline. I've been researching and participating in the following areas: * Development methodologies and especially applying agile methodologies in the field. * Tools / frameworks, especially in the domain of Builds, Tests and generally quality control. * Making collaboration easy even from a distance.
12:15
Andrea D'Intino
Andrea D'Intino, CTO at Dyne.org:
In my 15 years of career, 3/4 were spent in sales, marketing and management functions and 1/4 in software development. Having lived in 5 countries, I'm fluent in Italian, English, French, German and Danish and possess truly international interpersonal skills. A tech-geek at heart, I love being with people, traveling and getting things done. Based in Copenhagen since 2006.
12:30
Lunch Break
14:00
Jesus Escolar
Jesus Escolar, CEO at EXELERYS / VirtualBlackCat:
CEO of EXELERYS, an emerging start-up fighting cybersecurity threats through multiple consolidated services and solutions portfolio across EMEA. He has intervened in multiple events including Cloud Expo Europe, ISACA, InfoSec, CNCF Paris, CNCF London, UbuCon Europe, UbuCon France, SWWARP, to provide an holistic view on the actual and future view on threat intelligence, where problems and solutions for known and unknown issues were addressed and discussed. Prior to founding EXELERYS, Jesus was working actively with security vendors worldwide providing enablement and education across the different security issues the corporations faced, working closely with different cross-department teams for years building active solutions for their enterprise customers. EXELERYS in pioneering the integration of security operations in the container infrastructure, in the DevOps CI/CD lifecycle and in the serverless ecosystem (FaaS – Function-as-a-Service) with multi-vendor API integrations and open security standards. You can reach him at jesus.escolar@exelerys.com or follow the Twitter accounts: @EXELERYS and @VirtualBlackCat
14:15
Philippe Coval
Philippe Coval, Software engineer at Mozilla Rep:
Philippe Coval is a FLOSS enthusiast and GNU/Linux user since mid 1990s, since then, he has contributed to various communities such as Debian, Openmoko, Maemo, Meego, Qt, Tizen, IoTivity, OE/Yocto, Mozilla... As a software engineer, he has worked in many different contexts. He was lucky to be part of rare OpenSource teams supported by Industry (Intel, Samsung).
14:30
Vincent Flipo, Bertrand Parpoil
Vincent Flipo, Software architect at Orange:
For 17 years, Vincent Flipo has been working on J2EE Open Sources environment as consultant for several companies. He joined Orange in 2009 in order to bring his knowledge to Orange internal projects. Now, He is Software Architect at Orange France on fullstack Open Source GIS Project.
Bertrand Parpoil, Project Manager at Oslandia:
Bertrand Parpoil has been working in geographic information ecosystem for 15 years in various positions and has a broad knowledge of software dedicated to geography (GIS). He is project manager at Oslandia, a company actively contributing to the development of professional open source software.
14:45
Pascal Seigne, Silviu Dimulete
Pascal Seigne, Project Owner at Orange France:
Pascal Seigné is from Paris, France where he works as a project owner on delivery and capacity management tools. He has 20 years of experience in IT project management such as end-to-end monitoring, probes,..
Silviu Dimulete, Technical Project Manager at Orange Services:
Silviu Dimulete is from Bucharest, Romania where he works as a Technical Project Manager at Orange Services. He has 15+ years of experience with Open Source Software with a focus on *nix system administration, databases and software development. In his spare time Silviu enjoys pentesting and gaming.
15:00
Genma Herledan
Genma Herledan, Blogger at FRAMASOFT:
I'm Genma, an Opensource evangelist, involved in different opensource project, in the Nextcloud community and member of the Framasoft team (Let's Degooglize Internet). I also work for ATOS as Project Manager & Architect Specialist Opensource Technologies, I participate activly in the development of the pole. I write proposal for our customers and developp our new offer of #Survey / #Curation and an offer around #Nextcloud.
15:15
Coffee Break
15:30
Vincent Lequertier
Vincent Lequertier, PhD student at Lyon University hospital:
Vincent Lequertier is a PhD candidate at the Claude Bernard university in Lyon and works at the Lyon University hospital. His main research interests are Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing in healthcare. He joined the Free Software Foundation Europe as an intern in 2018 and is now contributing as a volunteer. He works with the rest of the team and participates in the technical infrastructure maintenance.
15:45
Marta Różańska, Geir Horn
Marta Różańska, PhD Student at Oslo University:
Marta Różańska is a PhD student at the University of Oslo and researcher developer at 7bulls.com. Marta obtained her BS and MS degrees from the University of Warsaw, in 2015 and 2018, respectively. Her Master’s thesis investigated modelling and implementation of user preferences by utility functions to evaluate configuration of cloud application deployments. Marta has published several research papers in this area. She is the lead developer of Utility Generator, one of the key components of the Melodic open source platform. Currently, Marta is working on utility-based optimisation of Cloud application resources.
Geir Horn, Head of European ICT Research at Oslo University:
Geir Horn is Head of European ICT Research at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. He holds a Cand. Scient. degree in cybernetics and a PhD in computer science on mathematical learning in combinatorial optimisation problems, both from the University of Oslo. He started his research career at the Centre for Industrial Research in Oslo working on embedded software and fieldbus sensor systems, leading him on to distributed and parallel computing. Geir has previously held positions as senior scientist and research director at SINTEF in Oslo, before spending 4 years in more basic research at the SIMULA Research Laboratory. He has been working with European research for more than 25 years and has been coordinating 19 European collaborative projects. In Horizon 2020, Geir has until this year successfully coordinated the project Multi-cloud Execution-ware for Large-scale Optimized Data-Intensive Computing (MELODIC H2020-ICT-731664) and he has just started coordinating the project Modelling and Orchestrating heterogeneous Resources and Polymorphic applications for Holistic Execution and adaptation of Models In the Cloud (MORPHEMIC H2020-ICT-871643). Geir has also participated in multiple proposal evaluations for IST/ICT in FP5, FP6 and FP7 and has been on the review panel following 16 ICT projects. His current research interests are on how to handle complexity and optimized service choreography for large-scale distributed applications through adaptation, autonomic decisions, self-awareness, and emergence.
16:00
Hui Song
Hui Song, Senior Scientist at SINTEF:
Hui is a researcher in SINTEF, Norway. His main research interest is software engineering, and the application of software engineering methods and tools on cloud, Edge and IoT systems. He is leading the ENACT project (DevOps for Trustworthy Smart IoT systems) under EU H2020 programme.
16:15
Alessandra Bagnato, Maxime Compastie
Alessandra Bagnato, Head of Softeam Software Modelio Research at Softeam:
Alessandra Bagnato is a research scientist and the Head of the Research Unit within the Softeam Software Modelio R&D Department. At SOFTEAM, she leads the team research activities around innovative model-driven engineering methods in Modelio workbench in the area of Cyber-Physical Systems, Cloud and Big Data, GDPR and Privacy.
Maxime Compastie, R&D Engineer at ActiveEon:
Maxime Compastié obtained is PhD degree from the University of Lorraine in 2018 after preparing a thesis on system security and service management in the LORIA Laboratory (RESIST team) and Orange Labs. He is currently working as a R&D engineer in cloud security at ActiveEon, an independent software vendor member of OW2. He is currently involved in the H2020 Morphemic research project. His interests include system engineering, virtualization, cloud computing, service management and information security.
16:30
Alexandre Lefebvre
Alexandre Lefebvre, Project Manager at UShareSoft:
Alexandre Lefebvre is project manager at UShareSoft. He has been involved in professional services and development of UShareSoft software products since 2013. Prior to joining UShareSoft, he had several management and research positions at Orange Labs in distributed middleware, and has been involved in several collaborative research projects. He represents UShareSoft in the ReachOut project.
16:45
Virgile Prevosto
Virgile Prevosto, Researcher at CEA List:
Virgile Prevosto holds an Engineering degree from École Polytechnique and a PhD in CS from Université Paris 6. After a post-doc at Max-Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken and a stay at Inria Rocquencourt, he joined CEA List in 2006, and has been since then a core developer of the Frama-C platform and acted as CEA's principal investigator for various collaborative projects, including the coordination of the French-German DEVICE-Soft and ANR U3CAT projects.
17:00
Amir Mir
Amir Mir, Research Engineer at TUDelft:
In Jan. 2019, I received a Master's degree in Computer Engineering with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence. Currently, I am a PhD candidate in Software Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. I do research at the intersection of Software Engineering and Machine Learning. Also, I am a software developer in the FASTEN project.
17:15
Conference Day One Closing, 
Cedric Thomas
Cedric Thomas, CEO at OW2:
Cedric Thomas, is OW2 CEO. An IT industry veteran with twenty-five years of experience in strategic and marketing consulting for IT vendors and systems integrators, Cedric has masterminded the launch of the OW2 Consortium. Previously, as both an investor and a consultant with FronTier Associates, the consulting company he founded in 1997, he actively took part in three IPOs, contributed to the launch of several technology start-ups, helped establish a start-up incubator in Paris and set up technology firms in Boston and San Francisco. Before that, he was VP and Research Director at PAC, an independent provider of consultancy and marketing studies for the IT industry where he established successful research programs in Open Systems, IT spending and Outsourcing. Cédric studied for his PhD in Economics at the Sorbonne and holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Paris. He teaches business strategy in several master programs.
09:00
OW2online'20 goes live
09:20
Cedric Thomas
Cedric Thomas, CEO at OW2:
Cedric Thomas, is OW2 CEO. An IT industry veteran with twenty-five years of experience in strategic and marketing consulting for IT vendors and systems integrators, Cedric has masterminded the launch of the OW2 Consortium. Previously, as both an investor and a consultant with FronTier Associates, the consulting company he founded in 1997, he actively took part in three IPOs, contributed to the launch of several technology start-ups, helped establish a start-up incubator in Paris and set up technology firms in Boston and San Francisco. Before that, he was VP and Research Director at PAC, an independent provider of consultancy and marketing studies for the IT industry where he established successful research programs in Open Systems, IT spending and Outsourcing. Cédric studied for his PhD in Economics at the Sorbonne and holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Paris. He teaches business strategy in several master programs.
09:40
Michael C. Jaeger
Michael C. Jaeger, Project Lead at Siemens AG:
Michael C. Jaeger is one of the maintainers for Linux Foundation's FOSSology and Eclipse SW360 projects, both available on Github and both in the area of OSS handling w.r.t. license compliance and component management. At Siemens Corporate Technology in Munich, Germany, Michael works in several roles as project lead, software architect, trainer and consultant for distributed systems, server applications and their development with open source software.
10:00
Boris Baldassari
Boris Baldassari, Software Engineer at Castalia Solutions:
Boris Baldassari is an expert in software development methods and tools with 16+ years of experience working on complex development processes for small and large companies. He notably worked for Telelogic and IBM, servicing the industry in the bank, insurance, automotive and aeronautics domains. In 2011, Boris began working with SQuORING Technologies and the SequeL research team from the INRIA Lille on a research project about mining software engineering data for useful knowledge: Maisqual. He has published papers and articles in research and industry conferences and obtained his PhD in 2014. Boris is now a consultant at Castalia Solutions.
10:20
Nicolas Toussaint
Nicolas Toussaint, Software Architect at Orange:
Embedded software developer and architect, I have been working on open source products for 15years and I have been involved in open source compliance for 7 years. I am now particularly interested in open source compliance challenges, and am responsible for the compliance auditing solutions used at Orange and Affiliates. That includes background research, deployment, maintenance, training, evolutions and relating with external communities and companies.
10:40
Oliver Fendt
Oliver Fendt, Senior Technical Manager at Siemens AG:
Oliver Fendt is Senior Manager Open Source Software and governance owner of the topic Open Source Software (OSS) and other 3rd party software at Siemens. In this role he is heading the Open Source Task Force, which is a company wide board of experts, who oversee the license compliant use of OSS in products, solutions and services. Oliver has more than 18 years experience in open source software and its license condition and how to comply to the different licenses. During this time he kicked off several projects and initiatives, further he developed different trainings about OSS and OSS license compliance. Currently he is heading the Reference Tooling Work Group of the OpenChain project.
11:00
Coffee Break
11:20
Jose Manrique Lopez de la Fuente
Jose Manrique Lopez de la Fuente, CEO at Bitergia:
Manrique is the CEO and shareholder in Bitergia and FLOSS communities passionate. He is a graduate Industrial Engineer with R&D experience from the Technological Center for Computer Science and Communications of the Principality of Asturias (CTIC), W3C, Ándago Engineering, and Continua Health Alliance. The former executive director of the Spanish Open Source Enterprises Association (ASOLIF), and expert consultant for the Spanish National Open Source Reference Center (CENATIC). Currently active in GrimoireLab and CHAOSS communities. He has been recognized as AWS Data Hero and GitLab Community Hero. When not online, he loves to spend time with his family and surfing.
11:35
Tobie Langel
Tobie Langel, Principal at UnlockOpen:
Tobie Langel is the founder of UnlockOpen, a boutique consulting firm that helps large organizations build a strong open source culture and leverage it to recruit, retain, and foster top software engineering talent, improve team efficiency, and boost innovation. His clients include Google, Microsoft, Intel, and Mozilla. Tobie Langel is the facilitator of AMP’s Advisory Committee and sits on the Advisory Board of OASIS Open Projects. Previously, he was a member of Facebook’s Open Source and Web Standards team, and was Facebook’s Advisory Committee representative at W3C. Previous speaking engagements include: QCON, JSConf.eu, Linux Foundation Open Source Summit, Open Source Strategy Forum, FOSDEM, OW2con, OpenExpo Europe, All Things Open. Tobie Langel is known for having co-maintained the Prototype JavaScript Framework. He also edited a number of Web standards, including WebIDL, and led W3C’s Web platform testing effort.
12:00
Gilles Viton
Gilles Viton, Head of Community open source program at Orange France:
After 6 years as a Software Asset Manager at Orange France, in 2017 I became the head of the Open Source Program. I am convinced that sharing knowledge on how to deploy Open Source in industry is a central point to facilitate its ecosystem sustainability for industrial purposes.
12:20
Gabriel Ku Wei Bin

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Gabriel Ku Wei Bin, Legal Coordinator at Free Software Foundation:
Gabriel is the Legal Coordinator with the Free Software Foundation Europe in Berlin, Germany. As a legal professional with a background in constitutional and human rights law, Gabriel is interested in how technology can be made to empower, instead of restrict, our freedoms. In his role as Legal Coordinator, Gabriel currently administers the FSFE's Legal Network, and coordinates its involvement in the European Commission's Next Generation Internet Initiative.
12:40
Gaël Blondelle
Gaël Blondelle, Vice President, Ecosystem Development at Eclipse Foundation at Eclipse Foundation:
Gaël Blondelle is Managing Director of Eclipse Foundation Europe and VP Ecosystem Development of the Eclipse Foundation. Gaël has been involved in open source for the last 16 years. He joined the Eclipse Foundation in 2013 with the desire to help companies to work more in open source as he believes that's a great way to implement open innovation and open collaboration.
13:00
Conference Closing, 
Cedric Thomas
Cedric Thomas, CEO at OW2:
Cedric Thomas, is OW2 CEO. An IT industry veteran with twenty-five years of experience in strategic and marketing consulting for IT vendors and systems integrators, Cedric has masterminded the launch of the OW2 Consortium. Previously, as both an investor and a consultant with FronTier Associates, the consulting company he founded in 1997, he actively took part in three IPOs, contributed to the launch of several technology start-ups, helped establish a start-up incubator in Paris and set up technology firms in Boston and San Francisco. Before that, he was VP and Research Director at PAC, an independent provider of consultancy and marketing studies for the IT industry where he established successful research programs in Open Systems, IT spending and Outsourcing. Cédric studied for his PhD in Economics at the Sorbonne and holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Paris. He teaches business strategy in several master programs.