Program


Wednesday, June 23
Thursday, June 24
08:30
Cedric Thomas, Jean Parpaillon
Cedric Thomas:
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:
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.
08:45
Christian Paterson
Christian Paterson:
Christian PATERSON is Senior Open Source Strategy Expert at EU.SID CBG Huawei Europe Christian is a Senior Open Source Strategy Consultant assisting Huawei with Open Source community strategy in Europe. He is internationally respected and has launched Open Source initiatives, participated to public papers, spoken at events and organised conferences. Christian has been a member of the OW2 board, and member of Systematic’s Hub Open Source steering committee. He has advised peers across multiple domains (banking, transport, telecom …) on Open Source governance and strategy. Previously, Christian was head of the Open Source governance for the Orange Telecom group worldwide. 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, advising Open Source policy across IT domains and country affiliates, managing a transversal team of over 40 governance actors. Christian transformed Orange’s Open Source governance organisation, compliance functions and community engagement. Prior to working at Orange, Christian held senior web management roles within journalism and financial service domains in England and France. 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 (yes, they had computers back then – just). Academically, Christian holds neurobiology and cognitive science diplomas.
09:15
Stefane Fermigier
Stefane Fermigier:
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.)
09:30
Italo Vignoli
Italo Vignoli:
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.
09:45
Ludovic Dubost

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Ludovic Dubost:
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.
10:00
Matthew Yonkovit
Matthew Yonkovit:
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.
10:15
Break
10:30
Davide Zerbetto
Davide Zerbetto:
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.
10:45
Benoit Mortier

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Benoit Mortier:
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.
11:00
Clément Oudot

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Clément Oudot:
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).
11:15
Bruno Dillenseger
Bruno Dillenseger:
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.
11:30
Vincent Massol

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Vincent Massol:
https://about.me/vmassol
11:45
Philippe Bareille

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Philippe Bareille:
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.
12:00
Lunch Break
13:00
Stefano Pampaloni
13:15
Maria Pashkina
Maria Pashkina:
Communications manager at ONLYOFFICE
13:30
Thierry Carrez
Thierry Carrez:
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.
13:45
Fábio Sobral
Fábio Sobral:
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.
14:00
Alessandra Bagnato
Alessandra Bagnato:
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).
14:15
Coffee Break
14:30
14:45
Max Mehl
Max Mehl:
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.
15:00
Tobie Langel
Tobie Langel:
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.
15:15
Hervé Pacault

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Hervé Pacault:
Enterprise Architect at Orange SA
15:45
Cedric Thomas
Cedric Thomas:
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
Cedric Thomas
Cedric Thomas:
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.
08:30
Alexandre Lefebvre
Alexandre Lefebvre:
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.
08:45
Virgile Prevosto
Virgile Prevosto:
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.
09:15
Dashamir Hoxha
Dashamir Hoxha:
Computer Engineer with experience in software engineering, Linux server administration, network configuration, documentation writing, etc.
09:30
Justin Woo
Justin Woo:
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.
09:45
Clément Aubin
Clément Aubin:
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.
10:00
Coffee Break
10:15
Paweł Skrzypek
Paweł Skrzypek:
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.
10:30
Marco Cortella
Marco Cortella:
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.
10:45
Michael Meeks
Michael Meeks:
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.
11:00
Franck Villaume
Franck Villaume:
With 20 years of experience in the IT world, Franck participates in the free software movement through his personal contributions and the roles he has had in the companies for which he has worked. Technical manager of the first open source software support market for the Ministry of Finance in 2007, then of the inter-ministerial contract from 2012 to 2015 within Capgemini, Franck was in charge of the industrial tooling of Capgemini projects at European level building a dockerized platform integrating 100% of opensource technologies. Franck joined Microsoft 4 years ago as an Azure architect specializing in Open Source technologies, he is the co-facilitator of the Open Source community within Microsoft France. At present, Franck is the head of the Azure architectural team within the "One Commercial Partner" division. Franck is the main maintainer of the Fusionforge project, the original Forge engine derived from the initial SourceForge code.
11:15
Cedric Thomas
Cedric Thomas:
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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