OW2con'21 Program


*This program is subject to change

Invited Talks
Leveraging Open Source Responsibly - Good Governance
Developer Topics
OW2 Project Spotlight
Open Source Technologies - Invited Projects - Collaborative Projects
Open Source Ecosystem
Open Cloud
Keynote
* All hours in CEST time zone
Wednesday, June 23
Thursday, June 24
09:15
Cedric Thomas, Jean Parpaillon
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
09:30
Thomas Gageik
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
09:45
Xuemin Wang, Christian Paterson, Martin Alvarez
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
10:00
Knut Blind
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
10:15
Stefane Fermigier
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
10:30
Italo Vignoli
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
10:45
Ludovic Dubost
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
11:00
Matthew Yonkovit
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
11:15
Break
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
11:30
Davide Zerbetto
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
11:45
Benoit Mortier
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
12:00
Clément Oudot
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
12:15
Bruno Dillenseger
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
12:30
Vincent Massol
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
12:45
Philippe Bareille
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
13:00
Lunch Break
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
14:00
Stefano Pampaloni
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
14:15
Mikhail Korotaev
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
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Michael Meeks
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity:
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
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Fábio Sobral
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity:
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
Fábio Sobral, Software Architect at TotalCross:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems, (PUC-Rio, 2008); fabio.sobral@totalcross.com; Software architect with great knowledge in web and mobile technologies, and system software integration. Over 10 years of experience developing for mobile platforms working on TotalCross, having worked on all major mobile operating systems during this time, including Palm OS, BlackBerry, Windows CE, Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS, but also with the desktop operating systems Windows and Linux. Responsible for the native development of TotalCross' key features in all supported platforms, having worked with more than a hundred different mobile devices. Creator of the iOS resigning tool used by TotalCross, that allows the creation of iOS apps on Windows or Linux systems.
15:00
Marco Cortella
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity:
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
Fábio Sobral, Software Architect at TotalCross:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems, (PUC-Rio, 2008); fabio.sobral@totalcross.com; Software architect with great knowledge in web and mobile technologies, and system software integration. Over 10 years of experience developing for mobile platforms working on TotalCross, having worked on all major mobile operating systems during this time, including Palm OS, BlackBerry, Windows CE, Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS, but also with the desktop operating systems Windows and Linux. Responsible for the native development of TotalCross' key features in all supported platforms, having worked with more than a hundred different mobile devices. Creator of the iOS resigning tool used by TotalCross, that allows the creation of iOS apps on Windows or Linux systems.
Marco Cortella, Solution Designer at Knowage:
Graduated in Computer Science with a thesis on Social Network Analysis during is research period at Telecom Italia Lab, Marco started his decennial careerer working for Italian companies. Then he joined Knowage Labs (former SpagoBILabs), contributing with his full stack developing capabilities to the latest developments of SpagoBI suite and to the born and growing on Knowage. His passion for data visualization and the latest tech proved to be a powerful added resource. Now, he is deeply involved in Knowage advocacy and digital transformation promotion all across Europe: he contributes to FIWARE and OW2 communities, he provides both remote and on-site trainings and support to Knowage users, he collaborates with universities and schools sharing his knowledge on data visualization and data analysis.
15:15
Coffee Break
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity:
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
Fábio Sobral, Software Architect at TotalCross:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems, (PUC-Rio, 2008); fabio.sobral@totalcross.com; Software architect with great knowledge in web and mobile technologies, and system software integration. Over 10 years of experience developing for mobile platforms working on TotalCross, having worked on all major mobile operating systems during this time, including Palm OS, BlackBerry, Windows CE, Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS, but also with the desktop operating systems Windows and Linux. Responsible for the native development of TotalCross' key features in all supported platforms, having worked with more than a hundred different mobile devices. Creator of the iOS resigning tool used by TotalCross, that allows the creation of iOS apps on Windows or Linux systems.
Marco Cortella, Solution Designer at Knowage:
Graduated in Computer Science with a thesis on Social Network Analysis during is research period at Telecom Italia Lab, Marco started his decennial careerer working for Italian companies. Then he joined Knowage Labs (former SpagoBILabs), contributing with his full stack developing capabilities to the latest developments of SpagoBI suite and to the born and growing on Knowage. His passion for data visualization and the latest tech proved to be a powerful added resource. Now, he is deeply involved in Knowage advocacy and digital transformation promotion all across Europe: he contributes to FIWARE and OW2 communities, he provides both remote and on-site trainings and support to Knowage users, he collaborates with universities and schools sharing his knowledge on data visualization and data analysis.
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Simon Phipps
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity:
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
Fábio Sobral, Software Architect at TotalCross:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems, (PUC-Rio, 2008); fabio.sobral@totalcross.com; Software architect with great knowledge in web and mobile technologies, and system software integration. Over 10 years of experience developing for mobile platforms working on TotalCross, having worked on all major mobile operating systems during this time, including Palm OS, BlackBerry, Windows CE, Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS, but also with the desktop operating systems Windows and Linux. Responsible for the native development of TotalCross' key features in all supported platforms, having worked with more than a hundred different mobile devices. Creator of the iOS resigning tool used by TotalCross, that allows the creation of iOS apps on Windows or Linux systems.
Marco Cortella, Solution Designer at Knowage:
Graduated in Computer Science with a thesis on Social Network Analysis during is research period at Telecom Italia Lab, Marco started his decennial careerer working for Italian companies. Then he joined Knowage Labs (former SpagoBILabs), contributing with his full stack developing capabilities to the latest developments of SpagoBI suite and to the born and growing on Knowage. His passion for data visualization and the latest tech proved to be a powerful added resource. Now, he is deeply involved in Knowage advocacy and digital transformation promotion all across Europe: he contributes to FIWARE and OW2 communities, he provides both remote and on-site trainings and support to Knowage users, he collaborates with universities and schools sharing his knowledge on data visualization and data analysis.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
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Max Mehl
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity:
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
Fábio Sobral, Software Architect at TotalCross:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems, (PUC-Rio, 2008); fabio.sobral@totalcross.com; Software architect with great knowledge in web and mobile technologies, and system software integration. Over 10 years of experience developing for mobile platforms working on TotalCross, having worked on all major mobile operating systems during this time, including Palm OS, BlackBerry, Windows CE, Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS, but also with the desktop operating systems Windows and Linux. Responsible for the native development of TotalCross' key features in all supported platforms, having worked with more than a hundred different mobile devices. Creator of the iOS resigning tool used by TotalCross, that allows the creation of iOS apps on Windows or Linux systems.
Marco Cortella, Solution Designer at Knowage:
Graduated in Computer Science with a thesis on Social Network Analysis during is research period at Telecom Italia Lab, Marco started his decennial careerer working for Italian companies. Then he joined Knowage Labs (former SpagoBILabs), contributing with his full stack developing capabilities to the latest developments of SpagoBI suite and to the born and growing on Knowage. His passion for data visualization and the latest tech proved to be a powerful added resource. Now, he is deeply involved in Knowage advocacy and digital transformation promotion all across Europe: he contributes to FIWARE and OW2 communities, he provides both remote and on-site trainings and support to Knowage users, he collaborates with universities and schools sharing his knowledge on data visualization and data analysis.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Max Mehl, Program Manager at Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE):
Max Mehl is Program Manager at the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and coordinates initiatives in the areas of politics, public awareness and licensing. But he is also frequently to be found in the virtual server room of the FSFE. He sees Free Software as an important component to solve urgent technical and social problems. Every day he is fascinated how many advantages software freedom brings for different aspects - from ethics to politics and economy to security technology.
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Tobie Langel
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity:
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
Fábio Sobral, Software Architect at TotalCross:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems, (PUC-Rio, 2008); fabio.sobral@totalcross.com; Software architect with great knowledge in web and mobile technologies, and system software integration. Over 10 years of experience developing for mobile platforms working on TotalCross, having worked on all major mobile operating systems during this time, including Palm OS, BlackBerry, Windows CE, Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS, but also with the desktop operating systems Windows and Linux. Responsible for the native development of TotalCross' key features in all supported platforms, having worked with more than a hundred different mobile devices. Creator of the iOS resigning tool used by TotalCross, that allows the creation of iOS apps on Windows or Linux systems.
Marco Cortella, Solution Designer at Knowage:
Graduated in Computer Science with a thesis on Social Network Analysis during is research period at Telecom Italia Lab, Marco started his decennial careerer working for Italian companies. Then he joined Knowage Labs (former SpagoBILabs), contributing with his full stack developing capabilities to the latest developments of SpagoBI suite and to the born and growing on Knowage. His passion for data visualization and the latest tech proved to be a powerful added resource. Now, he is deeply involved in Knowage advocacy and digital transformation promotion all across Europe: he contributes to FIWARE and OW2 communities, he provides both remote and on-site trainings and support to Knowage users, he collaborates with universities and schools sharing his knowledge on data visualization and data analysis.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Max Mehl, Program Manager at Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE):
Max Mehl is Program Manager at the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and coordinates initiatives in the areas of politics, public awareness and licensing. But he is also frequently to be found in the virtual server room of the FSFE. He sees Free Software as an important component to solve urgent technical and social problems. Every day he is fascinated how many advantages software freedom brings for different aspects - from ethics to politics and economy to security technology.
Tobie Langel, Founder 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 companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, Mozilla, Coil, or Airtable. Tobie is the facilitator of AMP’s Advisory Committee, a voting member of the OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council, sits on the Advisory Council of OASIS Open Projects, and is a Founding Member of the Organization for Ethical Source. Previously, he was a member of Facebook’s Open Source and Web Standards team, and was Facebook’s Advisory Committee representative at W3C. 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.
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Hervé Pacault
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity:
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
Fábio Sobral, Software Architect at TotalCross:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems, (PUC-Rio, 2008); fabio.sobral@totalcross.com; Software architect with great knowledge in web and mobile technologies, and system software integration. Over 10 years of experience developing for mobile platforms working on TotalCross, having worked on all major mobile operating systems during this time, including Palm OS, BlackBerry, Windows CE, Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS, but also with the desktop operating systems Windows and Linux. Responsible for the native development of TotalCross' key features in all supported platforms, having worked with more than a hundred different mobile devices. Creator of the iOS resigning tool used by TotalCross, that allows the creation of iOS apps on Windows or Linux systems.
Marco Cortella, Solution Designer at Knowage:
Graduated in Computer Science with a thesis on Social Network Analysis during is research period at Telecom Italia Lab, Marco started his decennial careerer working for Italian companies. Then he joined Knowage Labs (former SpagoBILabs), contributing with his full stack developing capabilities to the latest developments of SpagoBI suite and to the born and growing on Knowage. His passion for data visualization and the latest tech proved to be a powerful added resource. Now, he is deeply involved in Knowage advocacy and digital transformation promotion all across Europe: he contributes to FIWARE and OW2 communities, he provides both remote and on-site trainings and support to Knowage users, he collaborates with universities and schools sharing his knowledge on data visualization and data analysis.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Max Mehl, Program Manager at Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE):
Max Mehl is Program Manager at the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and coordinates initiatives in the areas of politics, public awareness and licensing. But he is also frequently to be found in the virtual server room of the FSFE. He sees Free Software as an important component to solve urgent technical and social problems. Every day he is fascinated how many advantages software freedom brings for different aspects - from ethics to politics and economy to security technology.
Tobie Langel, Founder 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 companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, Mozilla, Coil, or Airtable. Tobie is the facilitator of AMP’s Advisory Committee, a voting member of the OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council, sits on the Advisory Council of OASIS Open Projects, and is a Founding Member of the Organization for Ethical Source. Previously, he was a member of Facebook’s Open Source and Web Standards team, and was Facebook’s Advisory Committee representative at W3C. 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.
Hervé Pacault, Enterprise Architect at Orange SA:
Enterprise Architect at Orange SA
16:30
Barbora Kudzmanaite, Vivien Devenyi
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity:
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
Fábio Sobral, Software Architect at TotalCross:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems, (PUC-Rio, 2008); fabio.sobral@totalcross.com; Software architect with great knowledge in web and mobile technologies, and system software integration. Over 10 years of experience developing for mobile platforms working on TotalCross, having worked on all major mobile operating systems during this time, including Palm OS, BlackBerry, Windows CE, Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS, but also with the desktop operating systems Windows and Linux. Responsible for the native development of TotalCross' key features in all supported platforms, having worked with more than a hundred different mobile devices. Creator of the iOS resigning tool used by TotalCross, that allows the creation of iOS apps on Windows or Linux systems.
Marco Cortella, Solution Designer at Knowage:
Graduated in Computer Science with a thesis on Social Network Analysis during is research period at Telecom Italia Lab, Marco started his decennial careerer working for Italian companies. Then he joined Knowage Labs (former SpagoBILabs), contributing with his full stack developing capabilities to the latest developments of SpagoBI suite and to the born and growing on Knowage. His passion for data visualization and the latest tech proved to be a powerful added resource. Now, he is deeply involved in Knowage advocacy and digital transformation promotion all across Europe: he contributes to FIWARE and OW2 communities, he provides both remote and on-site trainings and support to Knowage users, he collaborates with universities and schools sharing his knowledge on data visualization and data analysis.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Max Mehl, Program Manager at Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE):
Max Mehl is Program Manager at the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and coordinates initiatives in the areas of politics, public awareness and licensing. But he is also frequently to be found in the virtual server room of the FSFE. He sees Free Software as an important component to solve urgent technical and social problems. Every day he is fascinated how many advantages software freedom brings for different aspects - from ethics to politics and economy to security technology.
Tobie Langel, Founder 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 companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, Mozilla, Coil, or Airtable. Tobie is the facilitator of AMP’s Advisory Committee, a voting member of the OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council, sits on the Advisory Council of OASIS Open Projects, and is a Founding Member of the Organization for Ethical Source. Previously, he was a member of Facebook’s Open Source and Web Standards team, and was Facebook’s Advisory Committee representative at W3C. 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.
Hervé Pacault, Enterprise Architect at Orange SA:
Enterprise Architect at Orange SA
Barbora Kudzmanaite, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
Vivien Devenyi, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
16:45
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity:
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
Fábio Sobral, Software Architect at TotalCross:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems, (PUC-Rio, 2008); fabio.sobral@totalcross.com; Software architect with great knowledge in web and mobile technologies, and system software integration. Over 10 years of experience developing for mobile platforms working on TotalCross, having worked on all major mobile operating systems during this time, including Palm OS, BlackBerry, Windows CE, Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS, but also with the desktop operating systems Windows and Linux. Responsible for the native development of TotalCross' key features in all supported platforms, having worked with more than a hundred different mobile devices. Creator of the iOS resigning tool used by TotalCross, that allows the creation of iOS apps on Windows or Linux systems.
Marco Cortella, Solution Designer at Knowage:
Graduated in Computer Science with a thesis on Social Network Analysis during is research period at Telecom Italia Lab, Marco started his decennial careerer working for Italian companies. Then he joined Knowage Labs (former SpagoBILabs), contributing with his full stack developing capabilities to the latest developments of SpagoBI suite and to the born and growing on Knowage. His passion for data visualization and the latest tech proved to be a powerful added resource. Now, he is deeply involved in Knowage advocacy and digital transformation promotion all across Europe: he contributes to FIWARE and OW2 communities, he provides both remote and on-site trainings and support to Knowage users, he collaborates with universities and schools sharing his knowledge on data visualization and data analysis.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Max Mehl, Program Manager at Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE):
Max Mehl is Program Manager at the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and coordinates initiatives in the areas of politics, public awareness and licensing. But he is also frequently to be found in the virtual server room of the FSFE. He sees Free Software as an important component to solve urgent technical and social problems. Every day he is fascinated how many advantages software freedom brings for different aspects - from ethics to politics and economy to security technology.
Tobie Langel, Founder 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 companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, Mozilla, Coil, or Airtable. Tobie is the facilitator of AMP’s Advisory Committee, a voting member of the OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council, sits on the Advisory Council of OASIS Open Projects, and is a Founding Member of the Organization for Ethical Source. Previously, he was a member of Facebook’s Open Source and Web Standards team, and was Facebook’s Advisory Committee representative at W3C. 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.
Hervé Pacault, Enterprise Architect at Orange SA:
Enterprise Architect at Orange SA
Barbora Kudzmanaite, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
Vivien Devenyi, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
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.
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Cedric Thomas, Simon Phipps, Mike Milinkovich, Deborah Bryant, Gijs Hillenius, Nejia Lanouar
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity:
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
Fábio Sobral, Software Architect at TotalCross:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems, (PUC-Rio, 2008); fabio.sobral@totalcross.com; Software architect with great knowledge in web and mobile technologies, and system software integration. Over 10 years of experience developing for mobile platforms working on TotalCross, having worked on all major mobile operating systems during this time, including Palm OS, BlackBerry, Windows CE, Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS, but also with the desktop operating systems Windows and Linux. Responsible for the native development of TotalCross' key features in all supported platforms, having worked with more than a hundred different mobile devices. Creator of the iOS resigning tool used by TotalCross, that allows the creation of iOS apps on Windows or Linux systems.
Marco Cortella, Solution Designer at Knowage:
Graduated in Computer Science with a thesis on Social Network Analysis during is research period at Telecom Italia Lab, Marco started his decennial careerer working for Italian companies. Then he joined Knowage Labs (former SpagoBILabs), contributing with his full stack developing capabilities to the latest developments of SpagoBI suite and to the born and growing on Knowage. His passion for data visualization and the latest tech proved to be a powerful added resource. Now, he is deeply involved in Knowage advocacy and digital transformation promotion all across Europe: he contributes to FIWARE and OW2 communities, he provides both remote and on-site trainings and support to Knowage users, he collaborates with universities and schools sharing his knowledge on data visualization and data analysis.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Max Mehl, Program Manager at Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE):
Max Mehl is Program Manager at the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and coordinates initiatives in the areas of politics, public awareness and licensing. But he is also frequently to be found in the virtual server room of the FSFE. He sees Free Software as an important component to solve urgent technical and social problems. Every day he is fascinated how many advantages software freedom brings for different aspects - from ethics to politics and economy to security technology.
Tobie Langel, Founder 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 companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, Mozilla, Coil, or Airtable. Tobie is the facilitator of AMP’s Advisory Committee, a voting member of the OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council, sits on the Advisory Council of OASIS Open Projects, and is a Founding Member of the Organization for Ethical Source. Previously, he was a member of Facebook’s Open Source and Web Standards team, and was Facebook’s Advisory Committee representative at W3C. 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.
Hervé Pacault, Enterprise Architect at Orange SA:
Enterprise Architect at Orange SA
Barbora Kudzmanaite, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
Vivien Devenyi, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
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.
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.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director at Eclipse Foundation:
Mike Milinkovich has been involved in the software industry for over thirty years, doing everything from software engineering, to product management to IP licensing. He has been the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation since 2004. In that role he is responsible for supporting both the Eclipse open-source community and its commercial ecosystem. Prior to joining Eclipse, Mike was a vice president in Oracle’s development group. Other stops along the way include WebGain, The Object People, IBM, Object Technology International (OTI) and Nortel. Mike sits on the Board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process (JCP), and is an observer and past member of the Board of OpenJDK.
Deborah Bryant, Senior Director at Open Source Program Office:
Deborah Bryant is Senior Director, Open Source Program Office, Office of the CTO at Red Hat where she leads a global team responsible for the company’s stewardship in open source software communities. Deborah serves on numerous boards where open source is a critical element of their mission. She serves as a board director at the Open Source Initiative and DemocracyLab; on the advisory boards of Open Source Elections Technology Foundation and the OASIS Open Project, and as an advisor to the Brandeis University Open Technology Management program. She is also Red Hat’s representative on the Eclipse Foundation board of directors. In 2010 Deborah was honored with the ORM Open Source Award in recognition of her contribution to open source communities and for her pioneering advocacy of open standards and the use of open source software in the public sector. Her published research includes the use of open source in cybersecurity in the energy industry and collaborative models for creating software in the public sector.
Gijs Hillenius, Open Source Programme Office at DIGIT:
Gijs Hillenius is an international specialist on Digital Government and an expert on open source in public services. He advises the European Commission's Directorate General for Informatics (DIGIT) on the European Commission's internal open source strategy, and assists with the implementation of the open source programme office at the European Commission.
Nejia Lanouar, CIO at City of Paris:
As the CIO of the City of Paris since 2012, Nejia is leading the digital transformation of the French capital. An open-source enthusiast, she believes in co-creation and use of data to improve public services. Her career includes experiences in both public and private project management.
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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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity:
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
Fábio Sobral, Software Architect at TotalCross:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems, (PUC-Rio, 2008); fabio.sobral@totalcross.com; Software architect with great knowledge in web and mobile technologies, and system software integration. Over 10 years of experience developing for mobile platforms working on TotalCross, having worked on all major mobile operating systems during this time, including Palm OS, BlackBerry, Windows CE, Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS, but also with the desktop operating systems Windows and Linux. Responsible for the native development of TotalCross' key features in all supported platforms, having worked with more than a hundred different mobile devices. Creator of the iOS resigning tool used by TotalCross, that allows the creation of iOS apps on Windows or Linux systems.
Marco Cortella, Solution Designer at Knowage:
Graduated in Computer Science with a thesis on Social Network Analysis during is research period at Telecom Italia Lab, Marco started his decennial careerer working for Italian companies. Then he joined Knowage Labs (former SpagoBILabs), contributing with his full stack developing capabilities to the latest developments of SpagoBI suite and to the born and growing on Knowage. His passion for data visualization and the latest tech proved to be a powerful added resource. Now, he is deeply involved in Knowage advocacy and digital transformation promotion all across Europe: he contributes to FIWARE and OW2 communities, he provides both remote and on-site trainings and support to Knowage users, he collaborates with universities and schools sharing his knowledge on data visualization and data analysis.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Max Mehl, Program Manager at Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE):
Max Mehl is Program Manager at the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and coordinates initiatives in the areas of politics, public awareness and licensing. But he is also frequently to be found in the virtual server room of the FSFE. He sees Free Software as an important component to solve urgent technical and social problems. Every day he is fascinated how many advantages software freedom brings for different aspects - from ethics to politics and economy to security technology.
Tobie Langel, Founder 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 companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, Mozilla, Coil, or Airtable. Tobie is the facilitator of AMP’s Advisory Committee, a voting member of the OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council, sits on the Advisory Council of OASIS Open Projects, and is a Founding Member of the Organization for Ethical Source. Previously, he was a member of Facebook’s Open Source and Web Standards team, and was Facebook’s Advisory Committee representative at W3C. 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.
Hervé Pacault, Enterprise Architect at Orange SA:
Enterprise Architect at Orange SA
Barbora Kudzmanaite, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
Vivien Devenyi, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
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.
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.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director at Eclipse Foundation:
Mike Milinkovich has been involved in the software industry for over thirty years, doing everything from software engineering, to product management to IP licensing. He has been the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation since 2004. In that role he is responsible for supporting both the Eclipse open-source community and its commercial ecosystem. Prior to joining Eclipse, Mike was a vice president in Oracle’s development group. Other stops along the way include WebGain, The Object People, IBM, Object Technology International (OTI) and Nortel. Mike sits on the Board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process (JCP), and is an observer and past member of the Board of OpenJDK.
Deborah Bryant, Senior Director at Open Source Program Office:
Deborah Bryant is Senior Director, Open Source Program Office, Office of the CTO at Red Hat where she leads a global team responsible for the company’s stewardship in open source software communities. Deborah serves on numerous boards where open source is a critical element of their mission. She serves as a board director at the Open Source Initiative and DemocracyLab; on the advisory boards of Open Source Elections Technology Foundation and the OASIS Open Project, and as an advisor to the Brandeis University Open Technology Management program. She is also Red Hat’s representative on the Eclipse Foundation board of directors. In 2010 Deborah was honored with the ORM Open Source Award in recognition of her contribution to open source communities and for her pioneering advocacy of open standards and the use of open source software in the public sector. Her published research includes the use of open source in cybersecurity in the energy industry and collaborative models for creating software in the public sector.
Gijs Hillenius, Open Source Programme Office at DIGIT:
Gijs Hillenius is an international specialist on Digital Government and an expert on open source in public services. He advises the European Commission's Directorate General for Informatics (DIGIT) on the European Commission's internal open source strategy, and assists with the implementation of the open source programme office at the European Commission.
Nejia Lanouar, CIO at City of Paris:
As the CIO of the City of Paris since 2012, Nejia is leading the digital transformation of the French capital. An open-source enthusiast, she believes in co-creation and use of data to improve public services. Her career includes experiences in both public and private project management.
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.
09:45
Virgile Prevosto
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity:
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
Fábio Sobral, Software Architect at TotalCross:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems, (PUC-Rio, 2008); fabio.sobral@totalcross.com; Software architect with great knowledge in web and mobile technologies, and system software integration. Over 10 years of experience developing for mobile platforms working on TotalCross, having worked on all major mobile operating systems during this time, including Palm OS, BlackBerry, Windows CE, Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS, but also with the desktop operating systems Windows and Linux. Responsible for the native development of TotalCross' key features in all supported platforms, having worked with more than a hundred different mobile devices. Creator of the iOS resigning tool used by TotalCross, that allows the creation of iOS apps on Windows or Linux systems.
Marco Cortella, Solution Designer at Knowage:
Graduated in Computer Science with a thesis on Social Network Analysis during is research period at Telecom Italia Lab, Marco started his decennial careerer working for Italian companies. Then he joined Knowage Labs (former SpagoBILabs), contributing with his full stack developing capabilities to the latest developments of SpagoBI suite and to the born and growing on Knowage. His passion for data visualization and the latest tech proved to be a powerful added resource. Now, he is deeply involved in Knowage advocacy and digital transformation promotion all across Europe: he contributes to FIWARE and OW2 communities, he provides both remote and on-site trainings and support to Knowage users, he collaborates with universities and schools sharing his knowledge on data visualization and data analysis.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Max Mehl, Program Manager at Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE):
Max Mehl is Program Manager at the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and coordinates initiatives in the areas of politics, public awareness and licensing. But he is also frequently to be found in the virtual server room of the FSFE. He sees Free Software as an important component to solve urgent technical and social problems. Every day he is fascinated how many advantages software freedom brings for different aspects - from ethics to politics and economy to security technology.
Tobie Langel, Founder 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 companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, Mozilla, Coil, or Airtable. Tobie is the facilitator of AMP’s Advisory Committee, a voting member of the OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council, sits on the Advisory Council of OASIS Open Projects, and is a Founding Member of the Organization for Ethical Source. Previously, he was a member of Facebook’s Open Source and Web Standards team, and was Facebook’s Advisory Committee representative at W3C. 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.
Hervé Pacault, Enterprise Architect at Orange SA:
Enterprise Architect at Orange SA
Barbora Kudzmanaite, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
Vivien Devenyi, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
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.
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.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director at Eclipse Foundation:
Mike Milinkovich has been involved in the software industry for over thirty years, doing everything from software engineering, to product management to IP licensing. He has been the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation since 2004. In that role he is responsible for supporting both the Eclipse open-source community and its commercial ecosystem. Prior to joining Eclipse, Mike was a vice president in Oracle’s development group. Other stops along the way include WebGain, The Object People, IBM, Object Technology International (OTI) and Nortel. Mike sits on the Board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process (JCP), and is an observer and past member of the Board of OpenJDK.
Deborah Bryant, Senior Director at Open Source Program Office:
Deborah Bryant is Senior Director, Open Source Program Office, Office of the CTO at Red Hat where she leads a global team responsible for the company’s stewardship in open source software communities. Deborah serves on numerous boards where open source is a critical element of their mission. She serves as a board director at the Open Source Initiative and DemocracyLab; on the advisory boards of Open Source Elections Technology Foundation and the OASIS Open Project, and as an advisor to the Brandeis University Open Technology Management program. She is also Red Hat’s representative on the Eclipse Foundation board of directors. In 2010 Deborah was honored with the ORM Open Source Award in recognition of her contribution to open source communities and for her pioneering advocacy of open standards and the use of open source software in the public sector. Her published research includes the use of open source in cybersecurity in the energy industry and collaborative models for creating software in the public sector.
Gijs Hillenius, Open Source Programme Office at DIGIT:
Gijs Hillenius is an international specialist on Digital Government and an expert on open source in public services. He advises the European Commission's Directorate General for Informatics (DIGIT) on the European Commission's internal open source strategy, and assists with the implementation of the open source programme office at the European Commission.
Nejia Lanouar, CIO at City of Paris:
As the CIO of the City of Paris since 2012, Nejia is leading the digital transformation of the French capital. An open-source enthusiast, she believes in co-creation and use of data to improve public services. Her career includes experiences in both public and private project management.
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.
Virgile Prevosto, CEA List at Researcher:
Virgile Prevosto is researcher at CEA list. He 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.
10:00
Antoine Mottier
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity:
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
Fábio Sobral, Software Architect at TotalCross:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems, (PUC-Rio, 2008); fabio.sobral@totalcross.com; Software architect with great knowledge in web and mobile technologies, and system software integration. Over 10 years of experience developing for mobile platforms working on TotalCross, having worked on all major mobile operating systems during this time, including Palm OS, BlackBerry, Windows CE, Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS, but also with the desktop operating systems Windows and Linux. Responsible for the native development of TotalCross' key features in all supported platforms, having worked with more than a hundred different mobile devices. Creator of the iOS resigning tool used by TotalCross, that allows the creation of iOS apps on Windows or Linux systems.
Marco Cortella, Solution Designer at Knowage:
Graduated in Computer Science with a thesis on Social Network Analysis during is research period at Telecom Italia Lab, Marco started his decennial careerer working for Italian companies. Then he joined Knowage Labs (former SpagoBILabs), contributing with his full stack developing capabilities to the latest developments of SpagoBI suite and to the born and growing on Knowage. His passion for data visualization and the latest tech proved to be a powerful added resource. Now, he is deeply involved in Knowage advocacy and digital transformation promotion all across Europe: he contributes to FIWARE and OW2 communities, he provides both remote and on-site trainings and support to Knowage users, he collaborates with universities and schools sharing his knowledge on data visualization and data analysis.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Max Mehl, Program Manager at Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE):
Max Mehl is Program Manager at the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and coordinates initiatives in the areas of politics, public awareness and licensing. But he is also frequently to be found in the virtual server room of the FSFE. He sees Free Software as an important component to solve urgent technical and social problems. Every day he is fascinated how many advantages software freedom brings for different aspects - from ethics to politics and economy to security technology.
Tobie Langel, Founder 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 companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, Mozilla, Coil, or Airtable. Tobie is the facilitator of AMP’s Advisory Committee, a voting member of the OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council, sits on the Advisory Council of OASIS Open Projects, and is a Founding Member of the Organization for Ethical Source. Previously, he was a member of Facebook’s Open Source and Web Standards team, and was Facebook’s Advisory Committee representative at W3C. 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.
Hervé Pacault, Enterprise Architect at Orange SA:
Enterprise Architect at Orange SA
Barbora Kudzmanaite, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
Vivien Devenyi, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
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.
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.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director at Eclipse Foundation:
Mike Milinkovich has been involved in the software industry for over thirty years, doing everything from software engineering, to product management to IP licensing. He has been the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation since 2004. In that role he is responsible for supporting both the Eclipse open-source community and its commercial ecosystem. Prior to joining Eclipse, Mike was a vice president in Oracle’s development group. Other stops along the way include WebGain, The Object People, IBM, Object Technology International (OTI) and Nortel. Mike sits on the Board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process (JCP), and is an observer and past member of the Board of OpenJDK.
Deborah Bryant, Senior Director at Open Source Program Office:
Deborah Bryant is Senior Director, Open Source Program Office, Office of the CTO at Red Hat where she leads a global team responsible for the company’s stewardship in open source software communities. Deborah serves on numerous boards where open source is a critical element of their mission. She serves as a board director at the Open Source Initiative and DemocracyLab; on the advisory boards of Open Source Elections Technology Foundation and the OASIS Open Project, and as an advisor to the Brandeis University Open Technology Management program. She is also Red Hat’s representative on the Eclipse Foundation board of directors. In 2010 Deborah was honored with the ORM Open Source Award in recognition of her contribution to open source communities and for her pioneering advocacy of open standards and the use of open source software in the public sector. Her published research includes the use of open source in cybersecurity in the energy industry and collaborative models for creating software in the public sector.
Gijs Hillenius, Open Source Programme Office at DIGIT:
Gijs Hillenius is an international specialist on Digital Government and an expert on open source in public services. He advises the European Commission's Directorate General for Informatics (DIGIT) on the European Commission's internal open source strategy, and assists with the implementation of the open source programme office at the European Commission.
Nejia Lanouar, CIO at City of Paris:
As the CIO of the City of Paris since 2012, Nejia is leading the digital transformation of the French capital. An open-source enthusiast, she believes in co-creation and use of data to improve public services. Her career includes experiences in both public and private project management.
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.
Virgile Prevosto, CEA List at Researcher:
Virgile Prevosto is researcher at CEA list. He 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.
Antoine Mottier, CTO at OW2:
Antoine jobs has always been related to software. Starting with embedded software development, quickly moving to server side software in the Java ecosystem, then shifting to consulting and training to finally be involved in community related actions for Bonitasoft, an open source company. The common theme about all those experiences is probably the love for technology, but also a deep interest in sharing the knowledge. And Open Source is a key factor here that allow to learn and collaborate with many people each of them having a unique background.
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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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity:
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
Fábio Sobral, Software Architect at TotalCross:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems, (PUC-Rio, 2008); fabio.sobral@totalcross.com; Software architect with great knowledge in web and mobile technologies, and system software integration. Over 10 years of experience developing for mobile platforms working on TotalCross, having worked on all major mobile operating systems during this time, including Palm OS, BlackBerry, Windows CE, Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS, but also with the desktop operating systems Windows and Linux. Responsible for the native development of TotalCross' key features in all supported platforms, having worked with more than a hundred different mobile devices. Creator of the iOS resigning tool used by TotalCross, that allows the creation of iOS apps on Windows or Linux systems.
Marco Cortella, Solution Designer at Knowage:
Graduated in Computer Science with a thesis on Social Network Analysis during is research period at Telecom Italia Lab, Marco started his decennial careerer working for Italian companies. Then he joined Knowage Labs (former SpagoBILabs), contributing with his full stack developing capabilities to the latest developments of SpagoBI suite and to the born and growing on Knowage. His passion for data visualization and the latest tech proved to be a powerful added resource. Now, he is deeply involved in Knowage advocacy and digital transformation promotion all across Europe: he contributes to FIWARE and OW2 communities, he provides both remote and on-site trainings and support to Knowage users, he collaborates with universities and schools sharing his knowledge on data visualization and data analysis.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Max Mehl, Program Manager at Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE):
Max Mehl is Program Manager at the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and coordinates initiatives in the areas of politics, public awareness and licensing. But he is also frequently to be found in the virtual server room of the FSFE. He sees Free Software as an important component to solve urgent technical and social problems. Every day he is fascinated how many advantages software freedom brings for different aspects - from ethics to politics and economy to security technology.
Tobie Langel, Founder 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 companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, Mozilla, Coil, or Airtable. Tobie is the facilitator of AMP’s Advisory Committee, a voting member of the OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council, sits on the Advisory Council of OASIS Open Projects, and is a Founding Member of the Organization for Ethical Source. Previously, he was a member of Facebook’s Open Source and Web Standards team, and was Facebook’s Advisory Committee representative at W3C. 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.
Hervé Pacault, Enterprise Architect at Orange SA:
Enterprise Architect at Orange SA
Barbora Kudzmanaite, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
Vivien Devenyi, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
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.
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.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director at Eclipse Foundation:
Mike Milinkovich has been involved in the software industry for over thirty years, doing everything from software engineering, to product management to IP licensing. He has been the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation since 2004. In that role he is responsible for supporting both the Eclipse open-source community and its commercial ecosystem. Prior to joining Eclipse, Mike was a vice president in Oracle’s development group. Other stops along the way include WebGain, The Object People, IBM, Object Technology International (OTI) and Nortel. Mike sits on the Board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process (JCP), and is an observer and past member of the Board of OpenJDK.
Deborah Bryant, Senior Director at Open Source Program Office:
Deborah Bryant is Senior Director, Open Source Program Office, Office of the CTO at Red Hat where she leads a global team responsible for the company’s stewardship in open source software communities. Deborah serves on numerous boards where open source is a critical element of their mission. She serves as a board director at the Open Source Initiative and DemocracyLab; on the advisory boards of Open Source Elections Technology Foundation and the OASIS Open Project, and as an advisor to the Brandeis University Open Technology Management program. She is also Red Hat’s representative on the Eclipse Foundation board of directors. In 2010 Deborah was honored with the ORM Open Source Award in recognition of her contribution to open source communities and for her pioneering advocacy of open standards and the use of open source software in the public sector. Her published research includes the use of open source in cybersecurity in the energy industry and collaborative models for creating software in the public sector.
Gijs Hillenius, Open Source Programme Office at DIGIT:
Gijs Hillenius is an international specialist on Digital Government and an expert on open source in public services. He advises the European Commission's Directorate General for Informatics (DIGIT) on the European Commission's internal open source strategy, and assists with the implementation of the open source programme office at the European Commission.
Nejia Lanouar, CIO at City of Paris:
As the CIO of the City of Paris since 2012, Nejia is leading the digital transformation of the French capital. An open-source enthusiast, she believes in co-creation and use of data to improve public services. Her career includes experiences in both public and private project management.
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.
Virgile Prevosto, CEA List at Researcher:
Virgile Prevosto is researcher at CEA list. He 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.
Antoine Mottier, CTO at OW2:
Antoine jobs has always been related to software. Starting with embedded software development, quickly moving to server side software in the Java ecosystem, then shifting to consulting and training to finally be involved in community related actions for Bonitasoft, an open source company. The common theme about all those experiences is probably the love for technology, but also a deep interest in sharing the knowledge. And Open Source is a key factor here that allow to learn and collaborate with many people each of them having a unique background.
Dashamir Hoxha, IT Systems Administrator at Canadian Institute of Technology:
Computer Engineer with experience in software engineering, Linux server administration, network configuration, documentation writing, etc.
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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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity:
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
Fábio Sobral, Software Architect at TotalCross:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems, (PUC-Rio, 2008); fabio.sobral@totalcross.com; Software architect with great knowledge in web and mobile technologies, and system software integration. Over 10 years of experience developing for mobile platforms working on TotalCross, having worked on all major mobile operating systems during this time, including Palm OS, BlackBerry, Windows CE, Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS, but also with the desktop operating systems Windows and Linux. Responsible for the native development of TotalCross' key features in all supported platforms, having worked with more than a hundred different mobile devices. Creator of the iOS resigning tool used by TotalCross, that allows the creation of iOS apps on Windows or Linux systems.
Marco Cortella, Solution Designer at Knowage:
Graduated in Computer Science with a thesis on Social Network Analysis during is research period at Telecom Italia Lab, Marco started his decennial careerer working for Italian companies. Then he joined Knowage Labs (former SpagoBILabs), contributing with his full stack developing capabilities to the latest developments of SpagoBI suite and to the born and growing on Knowage. His passion for data visualization and the latest tech proved to be a powerful added resource. Now, he is deeply involved in Knowage advocacy and digital transformation promotion all across Europe: he contributes to FIWARE and OW2 communities, he provides both remote and on-site trainings and support to Knowage users, he collaborates with universities and schools sharing his knowledge on data visualization and data analysis.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Max Mehl, Program Manager at Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE):
Max Mehl is Program Manager at the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and coordinates initiatives in the areas of politics, public awareness and licensing. But he is also frequently to be found in the virtual server room of the FSFE. He sees Free Software as an important component to solve urgent technical and social problems. Every day he is fascinated how many advantages software freedom brings for different aspects - from ethics to politics and economy to security technology.
Tobie Langel, Founder 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 companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, Mozilla, Coil, or Airtable. Tobie is the facilitator of AMP’s Advisory Committee, a voting member of the OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council, sits on the Advisory Council of OASIS Open Projects, and is a Founding Member of the Organization for Ethical Source. Previously, he was a member of Facebook’s Open Source and Web Standards team, and was Facebook’s Advisory Committee representative at W3C. 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.
Hervé Pacault, Enterprise Architect at Orange SA:
Enterprise Architect at Orange SA
Barbora Kudzmanaite, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
Vivien Devenyi, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
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.
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.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director at Eclipse Foundation:
Mike Milinkovich has been involved in the software industry for over thirty years, doing everything from software engineering, to product management to IP licensing. He has been the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation since 2004. In that role he is responsible for supporting both the Eclipse open-source community and its commercial ecosystem. Prior to joining Eclipse, Mike was a vice president in Oracle’s development group. Other stops along the way include WebGain, The Object People, IBM, Object Technology International (OTI) and Nortel. Mike sits on the Board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process (JCP), and is an observer and past member of the Board of OpenJDK.
Deborah Bryant, Senior Director at Open Source Program Office:
Deborah Bryant is Senior Director, Open Source Program Office, Office of the CTO at Red Hat where she leads a global team responsible for the company’s stewardship in open source software communities. Deborah serves on numerous boards where open source is a critical element of their mission. She serves as a board director at the Open Source Initiative and DemocracyLab; on the advisory boards of Open Source Elections Technology Foundation and the OASIS Open Project, and as an advisor to the Brandeis University Open Technology Management program. She is also Red Hat’s representative on the Eclipse Foundation board of directors. In 2010 Deborah was honored with the ORM Open Source Award in recognition of her contribution to open source communities and for her pioneering advocacy of open standards and the use of open source software in the public sector. Her published research includes the use of open source in cybersecurity in the energy industry and collaborative models for creating software in the public sector.
Gijs Hillenius, Open Source Programme Office at DIGIT:
Gijs Hillenius is an international specialist on Digital Government and an expert on open source in public services. He advises the European Commission's Directorate General for Informatics (DIGIT) on the European Commission's internal open source strategy, and assists with the implementation of the open source programme office at the European Commission.
Nejia Lanouar, CIO at City of Paris:
As the CIO of the City of Paris since 2012, Nejia is leading the digital transformation of the French capital. An open-source enthusiast, she believes in co-creation and use of data to improve public services. Her career includes experiences in both public and private project management.
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.
Virgile Prevosto, CEA List at Researcher:
Virgile Prevosto is researcher at CEA list. He 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.
Antoine Mottier, CTO at OW2:
Antoine jobs has always been related to software. Starting with embedded software development, quickly moving to server side software in the Java ecosystem, then shifting to consulting and training to finally be involved in community related actions for Bonitasoft, an open source company. The common theme about all those experiences is probably the love for technology, but also a deep interest in sharing the knowledge. And Open Source is a key factor here that allow to learn and collaborate with many people each of them having a unique background.
Dashamir Hoxha, IT Systems Administrator at Canadian Institute of Technology:
Computer Engineer with experience in software engineering, Linux server administration, network configuration, documentation writing, etc.
Clément Aubin, Account Manager at XWiki / XWiki SAS:
Currently working at XWiki SAS, I have been involved in the free and Open Source software world since 2015 when I joined a student organization named ATILLA, that promotes free and libre alternatives to proprietary solutions. Nowadays, most of my contributions to FOSS go into the development of the XWiki Open Source software, a great project in which I have been contributing since 2017.
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Coffee Break
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity:
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
Fábio Sobral, Software Architect at TotalCross:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems, (PUC-Rio, 2008); fabio.sobral@totalcross.com; Software architect with great knowledge in web and mobile technologies, and system software integration. Over 10 years of experience developing for mobile platforms working on TotalCross, having worked on all major mobile operating systems during this time, including Palm OS, BlackBerry, Windows CE, Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS, but also with the desktop operating systems Windows and Linux. Responsible for the native development of TotalCross' key features in all supported platforms, having worked with more than a hundred different mobile devices. Creator of the iOS resigning tool used by TotalCross, that allows the creation of iOS apps on Windows or Linux systems.
Marco Cortella, Solution Designer at Knowage:
Graduated in Computer Science with a thesis on Social Network Analysis during is research period at Telecom Italia Lab, Marco started his decennial careerer working for Italian companies. Then he joined Knowage Labs (former SpagoBILabs), contributing with his full stack developing capabilities to the latest developments of SpagoBI suite and to the born and growing on Knowage. His passion for data visualization and the latest tech proved to be a powerful added resource. Now, he is deeply involved in Knowage advocacy and digital transformation promotion all across Europe: he contributes to FIWARE and OW2 communities, he provides both remote and on-site trainings and support to Knowage users, he collaborates with universities and schools sharing his knowledge on data visualization and data analysis.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Max Mehl, Program Manager at Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE):
Max Mehl is Program Manager at the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and coordinates initiatives in the areas of politics, public awareness and licensing. But he is also frequently to be found in the virtual server room of the FSFE. He sees Free Software as an important component to solve urgent technical and social problems. Every day he is fascinated how many advantages software freedom brings for different aspects - from ethics to politics and economy to security technology.
Tobie Langel, Founder 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 companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, Mozilla, Coil, or Airtable. Tobie is the facilitator of AMP’s Advisory Committee, a voting member of the OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council, sits on the Advisory Council of OASIS Open Projects, and is a Founding Member of the Organization for Ethical Source. Previously, he was a member of Facebook’s Open Source and Web Standards team, and was Facebook’s Advisory Committee representative at W3C. 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.
Hervé Pacault, Enterprise Architect at Orange SA:
Enterprise Architect at Orange SA
Barbora Kudzmanaite, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
Vivien Devenyi, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
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.
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.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director at Eclipse Foundation:
Mike Milinkovich has been involved in the software industry for over thirty years, doing everything from software engineering, to product management to IP licensing. He has been the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation since 2004. In that role he is responsible for supporting both the Eclipse open-source community and its commercial ecosystem. Prior to joining Eclipse, Mike was a vice president in Oracle’s development group. Other stops along the way include WebGain, The Object People, IBM, Object Technology International (OTI) and Nortel. Mike sits on the Board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process (JCP), and is an observer and past member of the Board of OpenJDK.
Deborah Bryant, Senior Director at Open Source Program Office:
Deborah Bryant is Senior Director, Open Source Program Office, Office of the CTO at Red Hat where she leads a global team responsible for the company’s stewardship in open source software communities. Deborah serves on numerous boards where open source is a critical element of their mission. She serves as a board director at the Open Source Initiative and DemocracyLab; on the advisory boards of Open Source Elections Technology Foundation and the OASIS Open Project, and as an advisor to the Brandeis University Open Technology Management program. She is also Red Hat’s representative on the Eclipse Foundation board of directors. In 2010 Deborah was honored with the ORM Open Source Award in recognition of her contribution to open source communities and for her pioneering advocacy of open standards and the use of open source software in the public sector. Her published research includes the use of open source in cybersecurity in the energy industry and collaborative models for creating software in the public sector.
Gijs Hillenius, Open Source Programme Office at DIGIT:
Gijs Hillenius is an international specialist on Digital Government and an expert on open source in public services. He advises the European Commission's Directorate General for Informatics (DIGIT) on the European Commission's internal open source strategy, and assists with the implementation of the open source programme office at the European Commission.
Nejia Lanouar, CIO at City of Paris:
As the CIO of the City of Paris since 2012, Nejia is leading the digital transformation of the French capital. An open-source enthusiast, she believes in co-creation and use of data to improve public services. Her career includes experiences in both public and private project management.
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.
Virgile Prevosto, CEA List at Researcher:
Virgile Prevosto is researcher at CEA list. He 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.
Antoine Mottier, CTO at OW2:
Antoine jobs has always been related to software. Starting with embedded software development, quickly moving to server side software in the Java ecosystem, then shifting to consulting and training to finally be involved in community related actions for Bonitasoft, an open source company. The common theme about all those experiences is probably the love for technology, but also a deep interest in sharing the knowledge. And Open Source is a key factor here that allow to learn and collaborate with many people each of them having a unique background.
Dashamir Hoxha, IT Systems Administrator at Canadian Institute of Technology:
Computer Engineer with experience in software engineering, Linux server administration, network configuration, documentation writing, etc.
Clément Aubin, Account Manager at XWiki / XWiki SAS:
Currently working at XWiki SAS, I have been involved in the free and Open Source software world since 2015 when I joined a student organization named ATILLA, that promotes free and libre alternatives to proprietary solutions. Nowadays, most of my contributions to FOSS go into the development of the XWiki Open Source software, a great project in which I have been contributing since 2017.
11:00
Paweł Skrzypek
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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity:
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
Fábio Sobral, Software Architect at TotalCross:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems, (PUC-Rio, 2008); fabio.sobral@totalcross.com; Software architect with great knowledge in web and mobile technologies, and system software integration. Over 10 years of experience developing for mobile platforms working on TotalCross, having worked on all major mobile operating systems during this time, including Palm OS, BlackBerry, Windows CE, Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS, but also with the desktop operating systems Windows and Linux. Responsible for the native development of TotalCross' key features in all supported platforms, having worked with more than a hundred different mobile devices. Creator of the iOS resigning tool used by TotalCross, that allows the creation of iOS apps on Windows or Linux systems.
Marco Cortella, Solution Designer at Knowage:
Graduated in Computer Science with a thesis on Social Network Analysis during is research period at Telecom Italia Lab, Marco started his decennial careerer working for Italian companies. Then he joined Knowage Labs (former SpagoBILabs), contributing with his full stack developing capabilities to the latest developments of SpagoBI suite and to the born and growing on Knowage. His passion for data visualization and the latest tech proved to be a powerful added resource. Now, he is deeply involved in Knowage advocacy and digital transformation promotion all across Europe: he contributes to FIWARE and OW2 communities, he provides both remote and on-site trainings and support to Knowage users, he collaborates with universities and schools sharing his knowledge on data visualization and data analysis.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Max Mehl, Program Manager at Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE):
Max Mehl is Program Manager at the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and coordinates initiatives in the areas of politics, public awareness and licensing. But he is also frequently to be found in the virtual server room of the FSFE. He sees Free Software as an important component to solve urgent technical and social problems. Every day he is fascinated how many advantages software freedom brings for different aspects - from ethics to politics and economy to security technology.
Tobie Langel, Founder 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 companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, Mozilla, Coil, or Airtable. Tobie is the facilitator of AMP’s Advisory Committee, a voting member of the OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council, sits on the Advisory Council of OASIS Open Projects, and is a Founding Member of the Organization for Ethical Source. Previously, he was a member of Facebook’s Open Source and Web Standards team, and was Facebook’s Advisory Committee representative at W3C. 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.
Hervé Pacault, Enterprise Architect at Orange SA:
Enterprise Architect at Orange SA
Barbora Kudzmanaite, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
Vivien Devenyi, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
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.
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.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director at Eclipse Foundation:
Mike Milinkovich has been involved in the software industry for over thirty years, doing everything from software engineering, to product management to IP licensing. He has been the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation since 2004. In that role he is responsible for supporting both the Eclipse open-source community and its commercial ecosystem. Prior to joining Eclipse, Mike was a vice president in Oracle’s development group. Other stops along the way include WebGain, The Object People, IBM, Object Technology International (OTI) and Nortel. Mike sits on the Board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process (JCP), and is an observer and past member of the Board of OpenJDK.
Deborah Bryant, Senior Director at Open Source Program Office:
Deborah Bryant is Senior Director, Open Source Program Office, Office of the CTO at Red Hat where she leads a global team responsible for the company’s stewardship in open source software communities. Deborah serves on numerous boards where open source is a critical element of their mission. She serves as a board director at the Open Source Initiative and DemocracyLab; on the advisory boards of Open Source Elections Technology Foundation and the OASIS Open Project, and as an advisor to the Brandeis University Open Technology Management program. She is also Red Hat’s representative on the Eclipse Foundation board of directors. In 2010 Deborah was honored with the ORM Open Source Award in recognition of her contribution to open source communities and for her pioneering advocacy of open standards and the use of open source software in the public sector. Her published research includes the use of open source in cybersecurity in the energy industry and collaborative models for creating software in the public sector.
Gijs Hillenius, Open Source Programme Office at DIGIT:
Gijs Hillenius is an international specialist on Digital Government and an expert on open source in public services. He advises the European Commission's Directorate General for Informatics (DIGIT) on the European Commission's internal open source strategy, and assists with the implementation of the open source programme office at the European Commission.
Nejia Lanouar, CIO at City of Paris:
As the CIO of the City of Paris since 2012, Nejia is leading the digital transformation of the French capital. An open-source enthusiast, she believes in co-creation and use of data to improve public services. Her career includes experiences in both public and private project management.
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.
Virgile Prevosto, CEA List at Researcher:
Virgile Prevosto is researcher at CEA list. He 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.
Antoine Mottier, CTO at OW2:
Antoine jobs has always been related to software. Starting with embedded software development, quickly moving to server side software in the Java ecosystem, then shifting to consulting and training to finally be involved in community related actions for Bonitasoft, an open source company. The common theme about all those experiences is probably the love for technology, but also a deep interest in sharing the knowledge. And Open Source is a key factor here that allow to learn and collaborate with many people each of them having a unique background.
Dashamir Hoxha, IT Systems Administrator at Canadian Institute of Technology:
Computer Engineer with experience in software engineering, Linux server administration, network configuration, documentation writing, etc.
Clément Aubin, Account Manager at XWiki / XWiki SAS:
Currently working at XWiki SAS, I have been involved in the free and Open Source software world since 2015 when I joined a student organization named ATILLA, that promotes free and libre alternatives to proprietary solutions. Nowadays, most of my contributions to FOSS go into the development of the XWiki Open Source software, a great project in which I have been contributing since 2017.
Paweł Skrzypek, Chief Multi-Cloud architect at 7bulls.com Sp. z o.o.:
Paweł Skrzypek is a highly experienced architect of ICT systems, with extensive knowledge of machine learning and Big Data solutions. Chief Multi-Cloud architect, working on http://www.melodic.cloud project and other Cloud Computing projects, focusing on multi-cloud and serverless approach. Paweł has over 20 years of experience in the field of ICT. Worked as an IT consultant, manager of the programming team, analyst and architect. 2006 - 2015 he worked as the Head of the IT Project Management team and CIO adviser at Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. - the largest Polish and 4th European satellite platform operator. In the project, Paweł will be responsible for supervising the development of the whole platform and results evaluation.
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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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity:
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
Fábio Sobral, Software Architect at TotalCross:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems, (PUC-Rio, 2008); fabio.sobral@totalcross.com; Software architect with great knowledge in web and mobile technologies, and system software integration. Over 10 years of experience developing for mobile platforms working on TotalCross, having worked on all major mobile operating systems during this time, including Palm OS, BlackBerry, Windows CE, Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS, but also with the desktop operating systems Windows and Linux. Responsible for the native development of TotalCross' key features in all supported platforms, having worked with more than a hundred different mobile devices. Creator of the iOS resigning tool used by TotalCross, that allows the creation of iOS apps on Windows or Linux systems.
Marco Cortella, Solution Designer at Knowage:
Graduated in Computer Science with a thesis on Social Network Analysis during is research period at Telecom Italia Lab, Marco started his decennial careerer working for Italian companies. Then he joined Knowage Labs (former SpagoBILabs), contributing with his full stack developing capabilities to the latest developments of SpagoBI suite and to the born and growing on Knowage. His passion for data visualization and the latest tech proved to be a powerful added resource. Now, he is deeply involved in Knowage advocacy and digital transformation promotion all across Europe: he contributes to FIWARE and OW2 communities, he provides both remote and on-site trainings and support to Knowage users, he collaborates with universities and schools sharing his knowledge on data visualization and data analysis.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Max Mehl, Program Manager at Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE):
Max Mehl is Program Manager at the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and coordinates initiatives in the areas of politics, public awareness and licensing. But he is also frequently to be found in the virtual server room of the FSFE. He sees Free Software as an important component to solve urgent technical and social problems. Every day he is fascinated how many advantages software freedom brings for different aspects - from ethics to politics and economy to security technology.
Tobie Langel, Founder 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 companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, Mozilla, Coil, or Airtable. Tobie is the facilitator of AMP’s Advisory Committee, a voting member of the OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council, sits on the Advisory Council of OASIS Open Projects, and is a Founding Member of the Organization for Ethical Source. Previously, he was a member of Facebook’s Open Source and Web Standards team, and was Facebook’s Advisory Committee representative at W3C. 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.
Hervé Pacault, Enterprise Architect at Orange SA:
Enterprise Architect at Orange SA
Barbora Kudzmanaite, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
Vivien Devenyi, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
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.
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.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director at Eclipse Foundation:
Mike Milinkovich has been involved in the software industry for over thirty years, doing everything from software engineering, to product management to IP licensing. He has been the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation since 2004. In that role he is responsible for supporting both the Eclipse open-source community and its commercial ecosystem. Prior to joining Eclipse, Mike was a vice president in Oracle’s development group. Other stops along the way include WebGain, The Object People, IBM, Object Technology International (OTI) and Nortel. Mike sits on the Board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process (JCP), and is an observer and past member of the Board of OpenJDK.
Deborah Bryant, Senior Director at Open Source Program Office:
Deborah Bryant is Senior Director, Open Source Program Office, Office of the CTO at Red Hat where she leads a global team responsible for the company’s stewardship in open source software communities. Deborah serves on numerous boards where open source is a critical element of their mission. She serves as a board director at the Open Source Initiative and DemocracyLab; on the advisory boards of Open Source Elections Technology Foundation and the OASIS Open Project, and as an advisor to the Brandeis University Open Technology Management program. She is also Red Hat’s representative on the Eclipse Foundation board of directors. In 2010 Deborah was honored with the ORM Open Source Award in recognition of her contribution to open source communities and for her pioneering advocacy of open standards and the use of open source software in the public sector. Her published research includes the use of open source in cybersecurity in the energy industry and collaborative models for creating software in the public sector.
Gijs Hillenius, Open Source Programme Office at DIGIT:
Gijs Hillenius is an international specialist on Digital Government and an expert on open source in public services. He advises the European Commission's Directorate General for Informatics (DIGIT) on the European Commission's internal open source strategy, and assists with the implementation of the open source programme office at the European Commission.
Nejia Lanouar, CIO at City of Paris:
As the CIO of the City of Paris since 2012, Nejia is leading the digital transformation of the French capital. An open-source enthusiast, she believes in co-creation and use of data to improve public services. Her career includes experiences in both public and private project management.
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.
Virgile Prevosto, CEA List at Researcher:
Virgile Prevosto is researcher at CEA list. He 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.
Antoine Mottier, CTO at OW2:
Antoine jobs has always been related to software. Starting with embedded software development, quickly moving to server side software in the Java ecosystem, then shifting to consulting and training to finally be involved in community related actions for Bonitasoft, an open source company. The common theme about all those experiences is probably the love for technology, but also a deep interest in sharing the knowledge. And Open Source is a key factor here that allow to learn and collaborate with many people each of them having a unique background.
Dashamir Hoxha, IT Systems Administrator at Canadian Institute of Technology:
Computer Engineer with experience in software engineering, Linux server administration, network configuration, documentation writing, etc.
Clément Aubin, Account Manager at XWiki / XWiki SAS:
Currently working at XWiki SAS, I have been involved in the free and Open Source software world since 2015 when I joined a student organization named ATILLA, that promotes free and libre alternatives to proprietary solutions. Nowadays, most of my contributions to FOSS go into the development of the XWiki Open Source software, a great project in which I have been contributing since 2017.
Paweł Skrzypek, Chief Multi-Cloud architect at 7bulls.com Sp. z o.o.:
Paweł Skrzypek is a highly experienced architect of ICT systems, with extensive knowledge of machine learning and Big Data solutions. Chief Multi-Cloud architect, working on http://www.melodic.cloud project and other Cloud Computing projects, focusing on multi-cloud and serverless approach. Paweł has over 20 years of experience in the field of ICT. Worked as an IT consultant, manager of the programming team, analyst and architect. 2006 - 2015 he worked as the Head of the IT Project Management team and CIO adviser at Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. - the largest Polish and 4th European satellite platform operator. In the project, Paweł will be responsible for supervising the development of the whole platform and results evaluation.
Thierry Carrez, Vice-President of Engineering at Open Infrastructure Foundation:
Thierry Carrez is the Vice-President of Engineering at the Open Infrastructure Foundation. A long-time elected member of the OpenStack Technical Committee, he has been a Release Manager for the OpenStack project since its inception, coordinating the effort and facilitating collaboration between contributors. Thierry spoke about open innovation and open source at various conferences around the world, including OSCON, LinuxCon, and FOSDEM. A Python Software Foundation fellow, he was previously the Technical lead for Ubuntu Server at Canonical, an operational manager for the Gentoo Linux Security Team, and an IT manager in various companies.
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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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity:
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
Fábio Sobral, Software Architect at TotalCross:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems, (PUC-Rio, 2008); fabio.sobral@totalcross.com; Software architect with great knowledge in web and mobile technologies, and system software integration. Over 10 years of experience developing for mobile platforms working on TotalCross, having worked on all major mobile operating systems during this time, including Palm OS, BlackBerry, Windows CE, Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS, but also with the desktop operating systems Windows and Linux. Responsible for the native development of TotalCross' key features in all supported platforms, having worked with more than a hundred different mobile devices. Creator of the iOS resigning tool used by TotalCross, that allows the creation of iOS apps on Windows or Linux systems.
Marco Cortella, Solution Designer at Knowage:
Graduated in Computer Science with a thesis on Social Network Analysis during is research period at Telecom Italia Lab, Marco started his decennial careerer working for Italian companies. Then he joined Knowage Labs (former SpagoBILabs), contributing with his full stack developing capabilities to the latest developments of SpagoBI suite and to the born and growing on Knowage. His passion for data visualization and the latest tech proved to be a powerful added resource. Now, he is deeply involved in Knowage advocacy and digital transformation promotion all across Europe: he contributes to FIWARE and OW2 communities, he provides both remote and on-site trainings and support to Knowage users, he collaborates with universities and schools sharing his knowledge on data visualization and data analysis.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Max Mehl, Program Manager at Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE):
Max Mehl is Program Manager at the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and coordinates initiatives in the areas of politics, public awareness and licensing. But he is also frequently to be found in the virtual server room of the FSFE. He sees Free Software as an important component to solve urgent technical and social problems. Every day he is fascinated how many advantages software freedom brings for different aspects - from ethics to politics and economy to security technology.
Tobie Langel, Founder 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 companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, Mozilla, Coil, or Airtable. Tobie is the facilitator of AMP’s Advisory Committee, a voting member of the OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council, sits on the Advisory Council of OASIS Open Projects, and is a Founding Member of the Organization for Ethical Source. Previously, he was a member of Facebook’s Open Source and Web Standards team, and was Facebook’s Advisory Committee representative at W3C. 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.
Hervé Pacault, Enterprise Architect at Orange SA:
Enterprise Architect at Orange SA
Barbora Kudzmanaite, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
Vivien Devenyi, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
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.
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.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director at Eclipse Foundation:
Mike Milinkovich has been involved in the software industry for over thirty years, doing everything from software engineering, to product management to IP licensing. He has been the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation since 2004. In that role he is responsible for supporting both the Eclipse open-source community and its commercial ecosystem. Prior to joining Eclipse, Mike was a vice president in Oracle’s development group. Other stops along the way include WebGain, The Object People, IBM, Object Technology International (OTI) and Nortel. Mike sits on the Board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process (JCP), and is an observer and past member of the Board of OpenJDK.
Deborah Bryant, Senior Director at Open Source Program Office:
Deborah Bryant is Senior Director, Open Source Program Office, Office of the CTO at Red Hat where she leads a global team responsible for the company’s stewardship in open source software communities. Deborah serves on numerous boards where open source is a critical element of their mission. She serves as a board director at the Open Source Initiative and DemocracyLab; on the advisory boards of Open Source Elections Technology Foundation and the OASIS Open Project, and as an advisor to the Brandeis University Open Technology Management program. She is also Red Hat’s representative on the Eclipse Foundation board of directors. In 2010 Deborah was honored with the ORM Open Source Award in recognition of her contribution to open source communities and for her pioneering advocacy of open standards and the use of open source software in the public sector. Her published research includes the use of open source in cybersecurity in the energy industry and collaborative models for creating software in the public sector.
Gijs Hillenius, Open Source Programme Office at DIGIT:
Gijs Hillenius is an international specialist on Digital Government and an expert on open source in public services. He advises the European Commission's Directorate General for Informatics (DIGIT) on the European Commission's internal open source strategy, and assists with the implementation of the open source programme office at the European Commission.
Nejia Lanouar, CIO at City of Paris:
As the CIO of the City of Paris since 2012, Nejia is leading the digital transformation of the French capital. An open-source enthusiast, she believes in co-creation and use of data to improve public services. Her career includes experiences in both public and private project management.
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.
Virgile Prevosto, CEA List at Researcher:
Virgile Prevosto is researcher at CEA list. He 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.
Antoine Mottier, CTO at OW2:
Antoine jobs has always been related to software. Starting with embedded software development, quickly moving to server side software in the Java ecosystem, then shifting to consulting and training to finally be involved in community related actions for Bonitasoft, an open source company. The common theme about all those experiences is probably the love for technology, but also a deep interest in sharing the knowledge. And Open Source is a key factor here that allow to learn and collaborate with many people each of them having a unique background.
Dashamir Hoxha, IT Systems Administrator at Canadian Institute of Technology:
Computer Engineer with experience in software engineering, Linux server administration, network configuration, documentation writing, etc.
Clément Aubin, Account Manager at XWiki / XWiki SAS:
Currently working at XWiki SAS, I have been involved in the free and Open Source software world since 2015 when I joined a student organization named ATILLA, that promotes free and libre alternatives to proprietary solutions. Nowadays, most of my contributions to FOSS go into the development of the XWiki Open Source software, a great project in which I have been contributing since 2017.
Paweł Skrzypek, Chief Multi-Cloud architect at 7bulls.com Sp. z o.o.:
Paweł Skrzypek is a highly experienced architect of ICT systems, with extensive knowledge of machine learning and Big Data solutions. Chief Multi-Cloud architect, working on http://www.melodic.cloud project and other Cloud Computing projects, focusing on multi-cloud and serverless approach. Paweł has over 20 years of experience in the field of ICT. Worked as an IT consultant, manager of the programming team, analyst and architect. 2006 - 2015 he worked as the Head of the IT Project Management team and CIO adviser at Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. - the largest Polish and 4th European satellite platform operator. In the project, Paweł will be responsible for supervising the development of the whole platform and results evaluation.
Thierry Carrez, Vice-President of Engineering at Open Infrastructure Foundation:
Thierry Carrez is the Vice-President of Engineering at the Open Infrastructure Foundation. A long-time elected member of the OpenStack Technical Committee, he has been a Release Manager for the OpenStack project since its inception, coordinating the effort and facilitating collaboration between contributors. Thierry spoke about open innovation and open source at various conferences around the world, including OSCON, LinuxCon, and FOSDEM. A Python Software Foundation fellow, he was previously the Technical lead for Ubuntu Server at Canonical, an operational manager for the Gentoo Linux Security Team, and an IT manager in various companies.
Alessandra Bagnato, Research Scientist at Softeam:
Dr. Alessandra Bagnato is a research scientist and the Head of Modelio Research Unit in Softeam Software (Docaposte Group). She holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from TELECOM SudParis and Université Evry Val d’Essonne, France and a MSc in Computer Science from the University of Genoa, Italy. At SOFTEAM, she leads the Softeam Software Modelio team research activities around innovative model-driven engineering methods in Modelio workbench in the area of Cyber-Physical Systems, Cloud and Big Data (like H2020 MORPHEMIC, H2020 Databio, H2020 CPSwarm, H2020 QRapids, H2020 CROSSMINER), GDPR and Privacy (H2020 PoSeID-on) and on measuring software engineering (ITEA 3 MEASURE).
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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.
Jean Parpaillon, President 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.
Thomas Gageik, Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission DIGIT:
Thomas Gageik joined the European Commission in 2017 as the Director in charge of Digital Business Solutions within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics. Thomas has a Master in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen. Throughout his career, he has held leading positions with a number of international companies in different industries like Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services, most recently as CEO of the IT Services Group of a global Pharma Conglomerate. Currently, his Directorate focusses on the digital transformation of the European Commission and new opportunities to bring the public administration closer to the citizens.
Xuemin Wang, Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute:
Vice President of Huawei European Research Institute Director of Huawei Europe Standardization & Industry Dept Mr. Xuemin Wang, joined in Huawei in 1995, served as Project Manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, Vice General Manager of Product Testing Department, Vice General Manager of General Technical Management Office, Director of Standardization & Industry Dept, etc. Currently served as the Vice President of European Research Institute and also the Director of Europe Standardization & Industry Development Dept, responsible for implementing standard and industry strategy for European regions. Also served as IIC Steering Committee member China Electronics Standardization association(CESA )Vice Chair of Board of Director, CCSA board member, etc., for the aim of building nice communication channels with external organizations, partners and customers in the multi-level standardization and industry development environment.
Christian Paterson, Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at Huawei:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Christian is assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is widely respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, spoken at events and advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …). Christian was previously a member of the OW2 board, and of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group. Within this role (mandated by the Orange EXCOM) he was responsible for defining Orange’s high-level Open Source strategy, managing actions in support of this strategy, and advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, its compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held web management roles within journalism and financial service domains. When not at work he enjoys current affairs, walking, travel, reading. He has been known to play a video game or two, and started programming at 11 years old. Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
Martin Alvarez, Web Standards Manager at Huawei Technologies:
Martin is Web Standards Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe. Engineer in Computer Science, he joined the EU.SID team in September 2020, representing Huawei’s interests in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Martin joined W3C in 2005 as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Office. Early in his career, Martin took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies. Martin wrote over thirty publications related to Web standards, including books, academic papers, and general information blog posts in specialized media, and giving more than a hundred public talks in diverse events.
Knut Blind, Senior Researcher & Departmental Head at Fraunhofer ISI:
Prof. Knut Blind was a senior researcher and departmental head at Fraunhofer ISI between 1996 and 2010, before returning to ISI in October 2019 as the coordinator of the Business Unit Regulation and Innovation. Between 2010 and 2019, he worked in the Innovation Management Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems as a project manager. Since 2006, he is also Professor for Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Between 2008 and 2016, he also held the Endowed Chair in Standardization at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focus is on analyzing the connection between regulation and innovation. Specifically, on the one hand, he deals with the impacts of regulatory framework conditions on the innovation behavior of companies, which he explores on both a macroeconomic and microeconomic level. On the other hand, he analyzes standardization as a form of self-regulation in formal institutions, but also in consortia as a technology transfer channel in the context of research and development, and in the context of public procurement, cluster promotion and state regulation as other instruments of innovation policy. Another research focus is on intellectual property rights, from patents to open source licenses. His publications are generally based on econometric analyses of economic statistics and other indicators, some of which he developed himself, but also on survey data. They are listed here. He was elected a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017 due to his scientific achievements
Stefane Fermigier, Tech Entrepreneur and APELL co-founder at APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre):
Stéfane Fermigier is a co-founder of APELL and member of the Management Board. Prior to APELL, he was also a co-founder of the following organisations: - CNLL (2010), the French National Council of Free / Open Source Companies. (Serving as co-chairman since 2016.) - GTLL (2007), the business and innovation cluster for open source in the Paris Region (part of the Systematic Paris Region cluster). (Served as its chairman between 2009 and 2019.) - The Open World Forum / Paris Open Source Summit (2008), yearly conference dedicated to open source and "open everything" in Paris (since 2008). - EuroLinux (2000), a federation of European open source associations, that was formed to fight software patents between 2000 and 2005. - AFUL (1998), the french-speaking Linux and free software users association. (Served as its chairman from 1998 to 2003.)
Italo Vignoli, Founding Member at The Document Foundation:
Italo Vignoli is a founding member of The Document Foundation, the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, an Open Source Initiative (OSI) board member, 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. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.
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 16 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 end-to-end encrypted Collaboration Suite. 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 the XWiki Open Source software and launching XWiki SAS 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. He also is a member of Systematic Paris Region Open Source Hub committee and the OpenFoodFacts board.
Matthew Yonkovit, Head of Open Source Strategy & Growth at Percona:
Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of open source strategy and growth, focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their open-source database investments no matter what database or how they use them. Matt lives in Raleigh NC.
Davide Zerbetto, IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs:
Davide Zerbetto is IT Solution Architect at Knowage Labs (Engineering Group). He contributed to Knowage (new SpagoBI version) development, mainly dealing with the development of new functionalities and the integration of new components. He provided contributors and final users with assistance and support services concerning technical aspects of the platform. He also carries out training activities on Knowage installation and usage.
Benoit Mortier, CEO & Founder at FusionDirectory:
CEO & founder of FusionDirectory (www.fusiondirectory.org), a solution that facilitates identity management while promoting autonomy. i'am involved in identity management for over 15 years. I was co-chair of the System Administration component at Free Software meetings from 2007 to 2013 and has given numerous conferences at events dedicated to free software.
Clément Oudot, Identity Solutions Manager at Worteks:
Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur [LemonLDAP::NG](https://lemonldap-ng.org/), [LDAP Tool Box](https://ltb-project.org/), [LDAP Synchronization Connector](https://lsc-project.org/), [FusionIAM](https://fusioniam.org/), responsable des solutions d'identité chez [Worteks](https://www.worteks.com). Côté face, musicien et chanteur ([KPTN](https://kptn.org)), acteur dans la série [DonJon Legacy](https://www.donjonlegacy.com), improvisateur chez [Improcité](https://improcite.com).
Bruno Dillenseger, Computing Scientist & Engineer at Orange:
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working in the field of distributed computing for years, integrating component-based architecture design, autonomic computing and then cloud computing to his fields of investigation. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for performance testing and monitoring. Today, he is involved in the integration and performance testing of Orange's "Maison Connectée" home IoT service.
Vincent Massol, CTO at XWiki SAS:
https://about.me/vmassol
Philippe Bareille, Open Source Officer at Mairie de Paris:
Philippe Bareille is an Open Source Officer at the City of Paris. He has a 10-year experience as a Java software engineer and as an Open Source enthousiast, he spreads the word of FLOSS in the public sector, where public money should fund public code. Paris signature platform Lutece's advocate, he is in charge of international relationships regarding the framework. You can find him at OS conferences as well as parisian concert venues taking photographs.
Stefano Pampaloni, CEO at Seacom:
Stefano Pampaloni, Business Open Source Evangelist, CEO at Seacom: a firm supporter of Open Source, he created his first Internet Service Provider in 1995, implementing the entire infrastructure through Open Source software. Over the years he founded several “Internet Companies”; thanks to these experiences he has acquired a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge, especially in the field of communication systems, collaboration and Bigdata. He is also vice president of RIOS, Italian Open Source Network, and manager of the Xstream Data Lab community.
Mikhail Korotaev, Senior Communications Manager at ONLYOFFICE:
Mikhail Korotaev is a Senior Communications Manager with ONLYOFFICE bringing forward project's vision through research and engagement with users and communities, and an advocate for collaborative security in the cloud.
Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity:
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software. He is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.
Fábio Sobral, Software Architect at TotalCross:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems, (PUC-Rio, 2008); fabio.sobral@totalcross.com; Software architect with great knowledge in web and mobile technologies, and system software integration. Over 10 years of experience developing for mobile platforms working on TotalCross, having worked on all major mobile operating systems during this time, including Palm OS, BlackBerry, Windows CE, Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS, but also with the desktop operating systems Windows and Linux. Responsible for the native development of TotalCross' key features in all supported platforms, having worked with more than a hundred different mobile devices. Creator of the iOS resigning tool used by TotalCross, that allows the creation of iOS apps on Windows or Linux systems.
Marco Cortella, Solution Designer at Knowage:
Graduated in Computer Science with a thesis on Social Network Analysis during is research period at Telecom Italia Lab, Marco started his decennial careerer working for Italian companies. Then he joined Knowage Labs (former SpagoBILabs), contributing with his full stack developing capabilities to the latest developments of SpagoBI suite and to the born and growing on Knowage. His passion for data visualization and the latest tech proved to be a powerful added resource. Now, he is deeply involved in Knowage advocacy and digital transformation promotion all across Europe: he contributes to FIWARE and OW2 communities, he provides both remote and on-site trainings and support to Knowage users, he collaborates with universities and schools sharing his knowledge on data visualization and data analysis.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Max Mehl, Program Manager at Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE):
Max Mehl is Program Manager at the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and coordinates initiatives in the areas of politics, public awareness and licensing. But he is also frequently to be found in the virtual server room of the FSFE. He sees Free Software as an important component to solve urgent technical and social problems. Every day he is fascinated how many advantages software freedom brings for different aspects - from ethics to politics and economy to security technology.
Tobie Langel, Founder 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 companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, Mozilla, Coil, or Airtable. Tobie is the facilitator of AMP’s Advisory Committee, a voting member of the OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council, sits on the Advisory Council of OASIS Open Projects, and is a Founding Member of the Organization for Ethical Source. Previously, he was a member of Facebook’s Open Source and Web Standards team, and was Facebook’s Advisory Committee representative at W3C. 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.
Hervé Pacault, Enterprise Architect at Orange SA:
Enterprise Architect at Orange SA
Barbora Kudzmanaite, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
Vivien Devenyi, Senior Research Consultants at OSOR:
Barbora Kudzmanaite and Vivien Devenyi are senior research consultants at Wavestone. On behalf of the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR), they will present the Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. OSOR is a European Commission project. It serves as middle-ground to connect European public administrations with other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in open source. It also continuously supports the dynamic community and promotes the use of open source software in the public sector by publishing news articles and engaging with the community through events. Barbora and Vivien are in charge of the publication of various studies published on OSOR's Knowledge Centre, such as the country reports on open source policies, and the Guidelines. OSOR’s Guidelines offer practical tips for those looking to engage with open source and the communities behind them. Barbora's and Vivien's short presentation will focus on the steps that one should take to sustainably deploy open source software in the public sector, as well as present examples of good practices based on the identified key success factors.
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.
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.
Simon Phipps, Standards & Policy Director at OSI:
Former head of open source at Sun Microsystems, a co-founder of the Java business at IBM and former president of OSI, Simon serves on various non-profit boards in addition to consulting on open source business models and on OSPO set-up.
Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director at Eclipse Foundation:
Mike Milinkovich has been involved in the software industry for over thirty years, doing everything from software engineering, to product management to IP licensing. He has been the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation since 2004. In that role he is responsible for supporting both the Eclipse open-source community and its commercial ecosystem. Prior to joining Eclipse, Mike was a vice president in Oracle’s development group. Other stops along the way include WebGain, The Object People, IBM, Object Technology International (OTI) and Nortel. Mike sits on the Board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process (JCP), and is an observer and past member of the Board of OpenJDK.
Deborah Bryant, Senior Director at Open Source Program Office:
Deborah Bryant is Senior Director, Open Source Program Office, Office of the CTO at Red Hat where she leads a global team responsible for the company’s stewardship in open source software communities. Deborah serves on numerous boards where open source is a critical element of their mission. She serves as a board director at the Open Source Initiative and DemocracyLab; on the advisory boards of Open Source Elections Technology Foundation and the OASIS Open Project, and as an advisor to the Brandeis University Open Technology Management program. She is also Red Hat’s representative on the Eclipse Foundation board of directors. In 2010 Deborah was honored with the ORM Open Source Award in recognition of her contribution to open source communities and for her pioneering advocacy of open standards and the use of open source software in the public sector. Her published research includes the use of open source in cybersecurity in the energy industry and co