Event Date/Time: Sep 08, 2003 End Date/Time: Sep 08, 2003
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This one-day conference will consider the practical issues of implementing Open Source software. Leaders in the world of open source will consider the opportunities, advantages, risks and challenges that can arise. The conference will address many issues including integrating open source into enterprise architecture, security, total cost of ownership, and digital rights management. The conference is designed for diverse enterprises--from small and medium organizations to major corporations and those in the public sector.

Summary of what the panels will cover:

Business
The business case for Open Source
The business drivers for Open Source
What is the future of Open Source?
Technical
Is it robust, scaleable, portable, interoperable?
Is it feasible for SME's (small, medium enterprises) to use Open Source?
What is coming down the road?
Legal
Understand licensing and distribution
Managing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
Are their any special considerations for IPR?
Panelists:
Bruce Perens, Perens, LLC; author of The Open Source Definition - The Open Source Revolution
Mike Gubbins, Editor, Computing - The penetration of Open Source into mainstream IT
Craig Heath, Strategic Product Manager, Symbian Ltd. - Digital Rights Management - The implications of Open Source
Steve Mathews, Director, Articsoft Ltd. - The impact of Open Source on IT Security
Mru Patel, Sales Manager, Central Government, Sun Microsystems - Control the Costs of your Enterprise Desktop with Open Source Technology
Walter Stahlecker, Standards and Alliances, Hewlett-Packard Company - Integrating Open Source into an Enterprise Architecture
Steve Nunn, Chief Operating Officer and Legal Counsel, The Open Group - Who owns Open Source? An examination of Open Source licensing models
Andrew Josey, Director, Server Platforms, The Open Group - Avoiding divergence, the role of certification and testing
Who Should Attend
CEO's, CIOs, CTOs
Vice Presidents of IT/e-Commerce
Directors of Application Development
Directors of Strategic Relationships
IT/IS Managers and Architects
Application and Systems Integrators
Business Process Analysts
Analysts and Consultants
Training and Education Managers
Vendors and Venture Capitalists
Financial, Procurement and Business Managers

Registration is available at http://www.opengroup.org/london2003/.

Venue

146 Praed Street
London
United Kingdom
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Additional Information

Event Price: £295 / 450 (euros)