OW2con'21 Program


 Invited Talks

 Opening and Closing

 Keynote

 Open Cloud

 Developer Topics

 Leveraging Open Source Responsibly - Good Governance

 OW2 Project Spotlight

 Open Source Ecosystem

 Open Source Technologies - Invited Projects - Collaborative Projects

Auditorium

Wednesday, 23

09:30

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The conference welcome talk by OW2 Chair Jean Parpaillon and CEO Cedric Thomas. In his introduction to the conference, Cedric highlights the role of OW2 as a provider of concrete resources that facilitates adoption of open source software and contributes to the sustainability of the European open source ecosystem. He also provides useful information and guidance about the conference. The sequence concludes with Jean giving his opening address and sharing a vision for OW2.

Jean Parpaillon

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Jean is an experienced software engineer. He have gained experience in research labs and startups in the field of distr ibuted systems, cloud computing and model-driven engineering. For some years now, he is focusing on erlang/elixir and associate technologies. He have been actively contributing to OW2 through various projects (CompatibleOne, XLCloud, OCCIware, STAMP, etc) and fonctions as individual members representative and technology council chairman. He is actually chairman of the board of directors.

Cedric Thomas

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Cedric Thomas, is OW2 CEO. An IT industry veteran with twenty-five years of experience in strategic and marketing consulting for IT vendors and systems integrators, Cedric has masterminded the launch of the OW2 Consortium. Previously, as both an investor and a consultant with FronTier Associates, the consulting company he founded in 1997, he actively took part in three IPOs, contributed to the launch of several technology start-ups, helped establish a start-up incubator in Paris and set up technology firms in Boston and San Francisco. Before that, he was VP and Research Director at PAC, an independent provider of consultancy and marketing studies for the IT industry where he established successful research programs in Open Systems, IT spending and Outsourcing. Cédric studied for his PhD in Economics at the Sorbonne and holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Paris. He teaches business strategy in several master programs.

09:45

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In January 2021, the W3C, supported by leading technology companies, launched the MiniApp Working Group to define standards for a new paradigm of light hybrid applications called MiniApps. The OW2 Quick App initiative will promote a concrete implementation of this abstract MiniApp standard, enabling light applications in native environments for smart devices. As the MiniApp standard matures, the implementation of Quick App runtime engines for different devices will facilitate a powerful "code once, deploy anywhere" paradigm.

Christian Paterson

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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

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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.

Xuemin Wang

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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.

10:00

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In 2020, a study was commissioned by the European Commission’s DG CONNECT to analyse the economic impact of Open Source Software (OSS) and Hardware (OSH) on the European economy.

It is estimated that companies located in the European Union (EU) invested around €1 billion in OSS in 2018, resulting in an impact on the European economy between €65 and €95 billion. The analysis estimates a cost-benefit ratio of above 1:4 and predicts that an increase of 10% of OSS contributions generates around additional 0.4% to 0.6% GDP per year as well as more than 600 additional ICT start-ups per year in the EU. Case studies revealed that the public sector could not only reduce the total cost of ownership by procuring OSS instead of proprietary software, but more importantly avoid vendor lock-in, thus increasing its digital autonomy.

However, the scale of Europe’s institutional capacity related to OSS is disproportionately smaller than the scale of the value created by OSS. The study therefore recommends a number of specific public policy recommendations aimed at achieving a digitally autonomous public sector, open R&D enabling European growth and a digitised and internally competitive industry.

Knut Blind

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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

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APELL is a federation of national open source business associations in Europe, founded in 2020, in order to increase opportunities for the members of the Association’s member organisations (i.e. European business), and to increase value and advancement for the ultimate customers in both the public and the private sectors.

APELL acts as a network for the exchange of best practices between its national member associations, as a think tank on national and European public policies concerning Free Software, and as an interlocutor for the European institutions concerned by these policies.

For APELL, European digital sovereignty, claimed by the highest leaders of the Union, requires the development of the European F/OSS industry and the ecosystems that surround it. Public procurement rules, support for collaborative R&D, but also the creation and respect of rules (interoperability, respect of human rights...) allowing European companies to remain or become competitive, are part of the instruments that Europe must put in place for this.

Since the publication of the European open source strategy in 2019, and in particular the creation of an European OSPO, APELL and its national member associations have been working to ensure that F/OSS and open standards remain at the heart of the main European initiatives on these subjects (e.g. Digital Markets Act, Data Act, OSPOs everywhere, Bothorel Report in France, GAIA-X, etc.).

APELL and its member associations also intend to play an active role in promoting European F/OSS companies, as well as F/OSS projects and products of European origin.

This presentation will be an opportunity to take stock of:

  • The European political and economic context around F/OSS, both at the EU and Member State level
  • APELL's values, objectives and current actions in relation to this context.

Stefane Fermigier

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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.

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10:30

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Open Source Software and Open Standards – especially document formats – are of key importance for the digital sovereignty strategies of individuals, companies, organisations and governments. Today, user-created content - and the ability to share it transparently - is in the hands of a few companies, which exploit the limited digital culture of users to their advantage. This situation can only be overcome by moving from proprietary to open source software and from proprietary to open standards.

Italo Vignoli

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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

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In October 2020, Atlassian Plc., the proprietary software editor of Jira, Confluence, BitBucket, Bamboo and other tools, has announced a major change of their product line, moving to be a "Cloud first" company and giving up their "server" historic product line which was the entry point for small teams (in small and large companies) wishing to run their software on-Premise.

Since then XWiki SAS, building the XWiki Open Source software competitor to Confluence is receiving many calls for migration. In this talk, I would like to present:

  • our experience as a provider of an Open Source alternative
  • analyze the reason why Proprietary software vendors end up progressively moving their customers to the Cloud and/or significantly raising prices
  • explain why I believe this move is a very dangerous evolution of the software industry, making Open Source as important as ever
  • share the experience of XWiki SAS on what we are putting in place to allow customers to transition to Open Source
  • how could our industry avoid such situations by going earlier towards Open Source

Ludovic Dubost

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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

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The changing landscape of the open-source industry has taken a potentially dark turn in the last few years. Instead of focusing on inclusion, innovation, and collaboration a new generation of so called open source drive companies has emerged flush with investor money and looking to maximize the returns for their investors and shareholders at all costs. In an effort to accelerate “revenue” and “profits” these companies are looking to rewrite the definition of what they consider open source. We are in a battle for not only the hearts and minds of the FOSS community but our collective future. As new developers start open source projects more will be compelled to choose more restrictive licensing models ( i.e. SSPL ), invest less in the community, and “control” as much of the code and product as possible. I will talk about the trend, talk about the common business models, and offer a few alternatives.

Matthew Yonkovit

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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

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11:30

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These unprecedented uncertain times heavily challenged companies and public administrations, calling for a deeper data understanding and a better capability to visualize data, make forecasts and take data-driven decisions. Knowage, as open-source suite for analytics and business intelligence powered by the OW2 community, strengthened its commitment to support any emerging analytical needing. Knowage 8 collects all recent efforts and will bring new rich pre-built components within cockpits, an expansion of the in-cloud offers and many new functions aiming to further enhance user experience. During this speech, all the new functionalities of Knowage 8 will be showcased in detail in exclusive preview.

Davide Zerbetto

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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

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CLIF is OW2's open source project dedicated to performance testing. It comes with load injectors, for generating traffic upon an extendible number of network protocols, and probes to observe usage of computing and networking resources. In 2019, CLIF was given the "OW2 Market Award" for its ability to address the challenges of testing the performances of Orange's home IoT service. This year, we are proud to present CLIF's new user interface, inspired by latest CLIF utilizations in devops contexts: the CLIF web console.

Bruno Dillenseger

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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.

12:00

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We see a major migration of internal IT services to the cloud, and IAM (Identity & Access Management) is one of them. Identity in the Cloud is also knows as IDaaS and no real open source solution is today available to built such solution. Well, almost none... We will see in this presentation how to run some OW2 softwares like LemonLDAP::NG, LSC, LDAP Tool Box or Fusion Directory to build such solution.

Clément Oudot

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Côté pile, libriste passionné par la gestion d'identité, contributeur LemonLDAP::NG, LDAP Tool Box, LDAP Synchronization Connector, FusionIAM, responsable des solutions d'identité chez Worteks.

Côté face, musicien et chanteur (KPTN), acteur dans la série DonJon Legacy, improvisateur chez Improcité.

12:15

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Using a modern, simple and secure identity management system is nice. But it is equally important that this solution is easily scalable.

From the conception of FusionDirectory great care has been taken in its API, it was built so that the developer can concentrate on the data to be stored in the LDAP directory. The API automatically builds the graphical interface and allows the plugin to fit into the system with its additional programming.

The REST webservice provides a layer of abstraction while allowing the use of access control, models, macros and triggers.

This conference will show you how API and webservices allow you to extend FusionDirectory while leaving ease and security at the heart of the system.

Benoit Mortier

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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.

12:30

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A presentation of the new features in the last versions of XWiki

Vincent Massol

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12:45

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An overview on the product's updates and news

Philippe Bareille

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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

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14:00

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RIOS is a network of Italian companies specialised in open source technologies. Thanks to its expertise in numerous IT solutions, RIOS is able to interface and respond effectively to various market sectors, through an innovative, flexible and scalable business model. RIOS operates in several fields such as data science, IT automation, machine learning & artificial intelligence, cybersecurity. The network also has a multi-level training center on leading opensource technologies. In this talk we will discover the motivations that led to the birth of this network and the features and advantages of our business model.

Stefano Pampaloni

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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

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When your documents processing and storage is carried out in private or public cloud environments, data breaches and other security issues can expose them to the outside world.

A possible and yet the only solution is client-side protection of the information itself, which is the data transfer in online editing, including collaboration between multiple users.

We provide a comprehensive range of security tools and services, keeping your data safe on all fronts. ONLYOFFICE is self-hosted which makes it secure by design. Its source code is open and  available for everyone to examine and test it.

Document access is protected in many ways including JWT, flexible document permissions (view, edit, comment only, review, fill forms, and custom filter for spreadsheets), watermark, copy, print and download protection.

We use different methods of encryption in ONLYOFFICE solutions - you can encrypt your whole workspace at rest, your data in transfer is always encrypted with HTTPS.

And most importantly you can encrypt documents end-to-end with the new functionality called Private Rooms. Private Rooms are protected workplaces where every symbol you type is encrypted using the unbreakable AES-256 algorithm, even if you are co-editing documents with your teammates in real-time.

Mikhail Korotaev

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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.

14:30

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Open source has a critical role to play to enable sovereign infrastructure in Europe. This talk will explain what Open Infrastructure is, and how its interoperability, transparency and independence makes it an ideal fit for data and computing sovereignty. It will present how Gaia-X creates a framework for sovereign infrastructure services, and how Sovereign Cloud Stack bridges between Open Infrastructure and Gaia-X.

Thierry Carrez

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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.

14:45

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Python, C / C ++, JavaScript or Java? What is the best language for your embedded GUI?

Choosing the programming language to be used in your embedded GUI is a decision that depends on several factors.

In general, you should look for languages ​​that developers are familiar with, in order to spend less time learning new technology.

Also, the language must be suitable for the project objectives. High-level languages ​​- such as Python and JavaScript - tend to be easier to use and have more components available, which reduces time-to-market..

Low-level languages ​​- like C - require a little more work related to memory. However, it ensures high performance.

Some intermediate languages ​​like C#, Java and Kotlin also bring frameworks that try to balance the best of both worlds: fast to development and low footprint and, therefore, high performance.

In this session we will discuss use cases of GUI implementation for Linux Embedded and analyze the possibilities of languages ​​to be used.

Main topics:

  • Pros and cons of the most used languages ​in GUI embedded development
  • Find out how to decide which language to use based in your project requirements
  • How new frameworks decrease development complexity while maintaining high performance and low footprint

Fábio Sobral

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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

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The talk will introduce the  MORPHEMIC Project,  an extension of the OW2 MELODIC multi-cloud platform for Large-scale Optimised Data-Intensive Computing. MORPHEMIC covers areas, such as:  1-Cloud Computing; 2-Big data & Open data;  3- Artificial Intelligence. 12 partners from 7 countries are developing the innovative MORPHEMIC platform, which will provide a unique way of adapting and optimizing Cloud computing applications for future specialized hardware configurations like GPUs, TPUs, AI chips, FPGA, HPC.
During the talk we will demo the MORPHEMIC CAMEL Designer that is conceived to help in designing Cloud Application Modelling and Execution Language (CAMEL) and the first version of the MELODIC Morphemic User Interface.

Alessandra Bagnato

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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).

Yiannis Verginadis

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Yiannis is Researcher at the ICCS, National Technical University of Athens, from Athens University of Economics and Business.

15:15

Coffee Break

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15:30

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to come

Simon Phipps

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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.

15:45

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As open source becomes mainstream grows a demand for best practices to manage open source. This talks introduces the OW2 OSS Good Governance initiative a methodology to help implement professional corporate management of open source software.  It provides a unique comprehensive approach that goes way beyond the basic level of dependency and legal compliance management. It addresses five goals, namely: Usage, Trust, Culture, Engagement and Strategy.

Cedric Thomas

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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.

16:00

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Why is it so hard to detect the licensing and copyright information of source code? Because it is a tedious and often confusing task for developers to provide this information. The REUSE project changes that! With three simple steps, it makes adding and reading licensing and copyright information easy for both humans and machines. This presentation will guide you through the REUSE best practices and presents how to make clear licensing simple.

Max Mehl

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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.

16:15

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Contributing to open source is finally catching on. It's climbing the Hype Curve, and everyone wants in. Predictably, Open Source Programs Offices are springing up like mushrooms after the rain, and so are job offers for people to run them.

And yet, tentatives to join the movement are fraught with disillusion. After an initial honeymoon, the desired outcomes too often fail to materialize. Few employees end up contributing. Communities don't magically coalesce around hastily open sourced internal projects. Hiring pipelines don't overflow with top-notch candidates. And despite what feels like a substantial investment, little value—if any—is captured.

There's a reason for that.

Building a strong open source culture is transformative. And while grassroots support is key, you don't obtain that kind of outcome without a top-down mandate hinged on a solid business strategy. But because we don't get to see the upstream work involved, we often incorrectly assume there isn't any. As a result, we confuse visible tactics with the underpinning strategy and end-up launching open source programs offices out of fear of missing out.

In this talk, we'll look at what happened behind the scenes of companies that successfully transformed their culture to morph into open source powerhouses, and we'll find out how you can do so too.

Tobie Langel

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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.

16:30

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Lessons learnt these last 20 years show the incredible success of the "digital companies", that is to say companies that  develop themselves the applications that are at the core of their business, and that do it based upon open source.  In this sense, "digital companies" are not limited to companies delivering only digital services, but include companies manufacturing physical goods or moving goods or people. Telcos represent an interesting paradox.  Core business of a Telco consist obviously in the applications running its network.  However, due to history, due to the time when software and hardware were bundled into non-dissociable systems, the sharing of core applications between Telcos has not been done by means of open source, but via a small number of vendors, the Alcatel, Ericsson, Nokia or Huawai.  Could this situation evolve in the future ?

Hervé Pacault

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Enterprise Architect at Orange SA

16:45

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OSOR’s (European Open Source Observatory) Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector offer practical tips for civil servants at all administrative levels, project managers, IT developers, and open source software (OSS) enthusiasts looking to engage with OSS. The purpose of the Guidelines is to act as a practical tool that can be used by public sector officials interested in establishing or joining open source communities or by members of such communities. Building on the belief that OSS projects are sustainable when there are healthy communities surrounding them, the Guidelines focus on three key topics: setting a sustainable foundation to engage with OSS in the public sector, joining an existing OSS community, and setting up a new public sector OSS community from scratch. The production of the Guidelines entailed multiple steps: an academic literature review, a community survey and development of five case studies looking at successful OSS communities. It was key to develop Guidelines that would be deemed meaningful for their target audience. We have discovered that there are five key success factors that contribute to the sustainability of open source communities in the public sector: software maturity, sustainable finance, community vibrancy, community governance, and public sector adoption incentives.  The Guidelines build on each of these factors and further explore them. The Guidelines were produced in close collaboration with public sector open source community members and published by the European Commission Open Source Observatory (OSOR). Available since November 2020, the Guidelines are also currently open to further feedback from the community as well as testimonies on their application.

Barbora Kudzmanaite

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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

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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.

17:00

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The live interactive round table welcomes open source experts Nejia Lanouar (City of Paris), Gijs Hillenius (European Commission), Deborah Bryant (Red Hat), Mike Milinkovich (The Eclipse Foundation) and Simon Phipps (Meshed Insights) to discuss the state of the art in open source governance. The round table will be moderated by Cédric Thomas, OW2 CEO.

Mike Milinkovich

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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.

Gijs Hillenius

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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.

Deborah Bryant

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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.

Nejia Lanouar

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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.

Cedric Thomas

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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

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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.

Thursday, 24

09:30

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ReachOut is a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) helping H2020 projects, European SME and Open Source projects to implement beta-testing campaigns. The ReachOut platform provides a comprehensive set of tools for preparing, implementing and following your beta-testing campaign. Beta testers can be rewarded with the ReachOut Hall of Fame, money prizes as well as dedicated project incentives. The ReachOut project team is here to help campaign managers throughout the whole process. And it’s all brought to you for free! We will present the different stages of the test{fest}, a ReachOut initiative to promote beta-testing campaigns and encourage beta testers to participate, and the results of the first spring 2021 edition.

Alexandre Lefebvre

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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

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The DECODER open source platform combines information from different sources to share big software knowledge between developers, testers and maintainers. This centralized knowledge contains very heterogeneous documents (code, comments, documentation, formal specifications, tests and static analysis reports, etc.). A set of NLP-based tools is trained to extract relevant semantic information and find correspondences between the documents, either to provide accurate code summarization or to generate a formal view of a plain-text document, which can then be fed to code analyzers.

Virgile Prevosto

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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.

10:15

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If you use OpenPGP to secure your email communication, you should consider publishing your public key using Web Key Directory. It's easier than you think.

Dashamir Hoxha

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Computer Engineer with experience in software engineering, Linux server administration, network configuration, documentation writing, etc.

10:30

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As part of making CORTX (object storage) open source we had to make it easy for our community to build, run and test our software so they can on-board quickly and painlessly. In this talk we'll talk about how we did this using VMs the different deployment options, lessons learnt and what we are working on next.

Justin Woo

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Justin Woo is a Developer Advocate at Seagate. In his spare time, he enjoys tinkering around with cool hardware. He’s built a game for Autistic Children, a Robot that can be controlled remotely and even a Kinect game involving tapeworms. Previously at Microsoft, PayPal and Jibo. He loves playing squash and board games (his favorite being Settlers of Catan). He also grew up in Singapore and so please don't mind his Singlish. His favorite robot is Marvin from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and he hopes that when robots finally take over the world they will at least be benevolent leaders with a sense of humor.

10:45

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Everyone uses its own system for storing, organizing and sharing knowledge : while some teams work will file shares and chat, others will use a dedicated CMS, or a wiki. While it can be easy to migrate a file and directory structure to another system (eg : migrating from a samba share to a GED), the same doesn't apply when migrating content created within a specific CMS or wiki. In this case, the information usually comes with its own set of metadata that also needs to be migrated and modified to fit in the new system.

In this talk, I will discuss the challenges related to the migration of knowledge from one software to another, with a particular focus on the migration to a wiki-based knowledge management software :

  • What are the main points to consider when moving knowledge around ?
  • Which metadata should be kept ?
  • How to handle the migration of software-specific features (macros, annotations, specific document structures) ?
  • Which solutions exists in order to overcome vendor lock-in from proprietary platforms ?

In the last part of this talk, I would like to start the discussion on how open standards could contribute with knowledge migration across different platforms, in order to leverage the challenges mentioned above.

Clément Aubin

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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

Coffee Break

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11:15

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Presentation of the complete tool and methodology for automated deployment and optimization of the serverless application. The MELODIC framework for serverless deployment will be demonstrated, together with modelling and optimization capabilities. The live demo of the business, serverless application deployment will be shown. Finally, guidelines and tips & tricks for multi-cloud serverless deployment will be shared.

Paweł Skrzypek

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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.

11:30

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This speech will present two Knowage use cases about Big Data exploitation in the healthcare and the energy market. The first use case illustrates how Knowage adoption helped public health authorities to create a homogeneous system of information and knowledge transfer across all the organization, allowing advanced and multi-dimensional analysis and the evaluation of company performances. The second use case concerns the energy market and energy consumption in buildings: the solution developed with Knowage provides real-time and periodic power consumption feedbacks, enabling data-driven decisions to save resources and money.  Both cases have been managed end-to-end, from data collection to the final use: attend this speech to discover all the steps and the innovative features that brought these projects to success.

Marco Cortella

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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.

11:45

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Collabora Online is super-easy to integrate with content management applications. Come and see some of the many successful integrations. Understand how the product works, scales and can bring a very easy to deploy bundle of interoperable document beauty to your application. Collaboration with appealing features. We'll also look at the internals of Collabora Online, and how you can get involved with building, debugging, and developing it. Hear about our growing community, and all the changes we've done recently to make life better for our users, integrators and contributors.

Michael Meeks

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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.

12:15

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The OW2 Best Project Awards recognize and reward "best of breed" projects and successful implementations of OW2 technologies, in three categories (Technology, Community, Market). A special award will be also given in the framework of the ReachOut test{fest} contest.

Cedric Thomas

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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.