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Tuesday, April 14 • 11:40am - 12:30pm
Is Open Source the Right Model in the Cloud Rush Era? - Gabriele Columbro, Apache Chemistry OpenCMIS

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Whether developing a product or providing a service, companies are rushing to get their businesses cloud ready, increasingly (big) data driven and flexible enough to take advantage of the inherent business scalability opportunities offered by the cloud.

And as the focus switches to the scale economies of execution, from ever cheaper opaque hosted web storage and connected services to the immutable containers movement, a question arises: what is the role of Open Source software in a world in which not only software (SaaS), but also platform (PaaS) and infrastructure (IaaS) are increasingly delivered (and consumed) as hosted services?

In this session, we'll attempt to answer to this question, by providing examples of Open Source cloud & big data companies and studying the effects of open development ecosystems and how Open Source is engrained in the fabric of the Cloud.


Gabriele Columbro

Executive Director, FINOS, Fintech Open Source Foundation
Grown in the flourishing Open Source Enterprise ecosystem of the last decade, Gabriele brings a wealth of expertise on ECM, Application Lifecycle Management, Developer platforms, SaaS and PaaS architectures, both in terms of Product and People leadership. He currently is Sr. Product... Read More →

Tuesday April 14, 2015 11:40am - 12:30pm CDT
Zilker 3
  Business, Intermediate
  • Host Organization Apple

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