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Wednesday, November 5 • 09:00 - 09:40
Setting the stage in Open Cloud

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In this opening talk we take the open source practitioner's perspective to look at policy issues raised by a key question in the value chain of open source cloud software innovation: will the code be successful? From its beginnings of landmark projects developed by individuals, open source software has evolved into a support mechanism for innovations carried out by ecosystems of companies and research organizations working together in collaborative projects. We will look at several  open source cloud-oriented collaborative projects including some from the European Open Cloud Directory and see how, while these innovative ecosystems create breakthrough technologies, they do not aim at delivering market-ready products. These projects confront us with what we call the Delivery Challenge of open source innovation: i.e. how to guarantee the operational quality of these innovations, how to turn these innovations into competitive offerings. While large users are quickly getting familiar with cloud technologies, offering the benefits of the cloud to SMEs is still a necessary evolution. This market will be ripped by a, emerging breed of service vendors with packaged mature offerings helping SMEs make the best out of their own infrastructure and the heterogenous cloud ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for Yuri Glickman

Yuri Glickman

Head of the OSE Department, Fraunhofer FOKUS
Dr. Yuri Glickman is a project manager at Fraunhofer FOKUS. His technical and research background covers SOA, model driven software engineering, design, testing of distributed systems. He was/is actively contributing and leading technical activities in numerous European (TT-Medal, VISP, SWEB, QualiPSo, ALADDIN, ENGAGE, iCity, OCEAN, Policy Compass) and national research projects, and in research projects in collaboration with Japanese industry... Read More →
avatar for Najah Naffah

Najah Naffah

General Director, Prologue
Najah Naffah started his career at INRIA, a government funded research institute, as a research scientist in computer networks and advanced office systems. He then joined Bull Group and headed an application software division where he pioneered the development of advanced document management and workflow products. Then he joined Sabre Group, where hedeveloped and marketed optimisation products for travel industry, then EDS where he became Vice... Read More →
avatar for Cédric Thomas

Cédric Thomas

CEO, 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... Read More →


Wednesday November 5, 2014 09:00 - 09:40
Palais des Congrès, Paris Pa2, place de la porte Maillot, 75017 Paris