OW2con'23 Keynote Speakers

OW2con'23 will welcome a range of high profile and world-class keynote speakers. 

Philippe LATOMBE, Member of French Parliament


Philippe Latombe, Député de la Vendée, a French Atlantic border area, is attached to the main values behind Open Source Software. Member of the Law Commission, he is particularly involved in issues relating to digital law and pleads for a balance between technological developments and the protection of individual rights. He was the rapporteur for the parliamentary mission “Building and promoting national and European digital sovereignty” and also plans to implement a Digital Charter both at national and European levels. 

Wolfgang GEHRING, FOSS Ambassador for Mercedes-Benz Tech Innovation


Inspired by the Inner Source movement, Dr. Wolfgang Gehring turned into an ambassador for Inner and Open Source and has been working on enabling and spreading the idea within the Mercedes-Benz AG and its IT-subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Tech Innovation. His goal is to enable Mercedes-Benz to fully embrace FOSS and become a true Open Source company.

Jean-Luc DOREL, Programme Officer, European Commission


Jean-Luc works for DG CONNECT since 2005. Since 2016 he is working on Next Generation Internet (NGI) program, an initiative from the European Commission. Before he was project officer in e-infrastructure unit for 9 years notably in charge of GÉANT. From 1998 to 2005 he was with Cisco. Jean-Luc has a Doctorate in Computer Science.