Olliance Group To Hold 7th Annual Open Source Think Tank Focusing on Industry-Driven Community Innovation

Event Details
April 12, 2012 - 9:00am - April 14, 2012 - 12:00pm
Silverado Hotel and Spa Napa, CA
United States

Olliance Group, a Black Duck company, and DLA Piper are sponsoring the upcoming Open Source Think Tank 2012 conference. The conference will be held April 12-14, 2012 in Napa, California. The exclusive, semi-annual conference brings together CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, legal experts, investors and senior executives involved in the commercial application of open source, mobile and cloud computing technologies to discuss the current state and future direction of open source.

This event's theme, "Industry-Driven Community Innovation," will examine recent industry consortia efforts including GENIVI Alliance in automotive, Polarsys in aerospace, OSEHRA in health care and OpenMAMA in financial services. With the stated purposes of increasing the pace of innovation and sharing costs around non-differentiated technologies, this movement towards "super communities" or "communities of communities" could have a far reaching impact on open source and the technology ecosystem in general.

The conference will feature a case study by the GENIVI Alliance, and a keynote presentation from Paul Cormier, Executive Vice President and President, Products and Technologies, Red Hat. In addition, there will be a keynote panel of community luminaries including: Doug Cutting, founder of Hadoop, Rod Johnson, founder of Spring and Jono Bacon, community manager for Ubuntu and author of The Art of Community.

"With the constant maturing and adoption of open source and the advent of super communities, open source continues to gain acceptance as a strategic technology for both technology vendors and enterprise IT organizations. We believe this year's Think Tank theme, industry-driven community innovation, illustrates the strategic value of OSS for enterprises in all sectors," said Andrew Aitken, GM, Olliance Group and the Founder of the Open Source Think Tank. "We're very excited to have the participation of numerous well-respected industry leaders for our spring conference, and are eager to continue to foster a community of healthy debate and collaboration." ...