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"Harnessing the Power of IT through Collaborative Open Innovation"


    25 September 2012, Bibliothèque Solvay, Brussels

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0900 – 0915    

Introductions by the Summit Chair

Sachiko

Sachiko Muto - Director OFE

Sachiko Muto joined OFE in 2007 and serves as Director with responsibility for government relations. Sachiko has over ten years of experience working in Brussels public affairs. With degrees in Political Science from the University of Toronto and the London School of Economics, she is currently a guest researcher at TU Delft where she takes an interest in the social and political implications of technological change.

 

 



0915 – 1000    

'The Big Debate ….Part 1' - “The Unbearable Lightness of Openness”


A recent Gartner Research article argues that governments should not adopt openness without question, and doubts whether they possess the culture to encourage the unselfish collaboration that is essential for success. Graham Taylor, CEO of OFE will moderate a lively debate which promises to get behind the rhetoric and challenge the whole essence of Open Government.

 

Session Chair:

Graham

Graham Taylor - Chief Executive of OpenForum Europe, and co-founder of the organisation.

  Slides

A regular speaker at international conferences, he was invited by the European Commission and Portuguese Presidency to respond to the Declaration made at the Ministerial eGovernment Conference in Lisbon in 2007, and succeeded in getting 27 other European organisations from the 'Open Community' to be co-signatories to that Statement.

With some 30 years of experience in the ICT industry, prior to OFE Graham Taylor was a Director at ICL, most recently as Managing Director of the Smart Card business, but with spells as its Software Business Development Manager, and Director of The Solution Centre, ICL's centre for the management of complex integration projects.

 

Jerry Fishenden

Jerry Fishenden, Director, Centre for Technology Policy Research

Jerry has both been a practitioner and advisor on use of IT in Government, and able to articulate on the practical issues of implementation.

Jerry Fishenden is Co-Founder and Director of the Centre for Technology Policy Research and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics. He is also a Non-Executive and Executive Director, and a strategic adviser, for various organisations.

His career in some of the UK's most senior IT positions has included working as Microsoft's chief technology policy and strategy advisor; as Head of Business Systems for the chief financial services regulator in the City of London; as an Officer of the House of Commons, where he pioneered the Parliamentary data and video network at the Houses of Parliament, as well as putting Parliament on the World Wide Web; and as a Director of IT in the National Health Service.

He is a regular contributor to a variety of media, and often appears as a guest and keynote speaker in both the UK and abroad, drawing on his background across both private and public sectors.

Jerry is a Fellow with Chartered status of the British Computer Society (FBCS CITP), a Fellow of the Institute for the Management of Information Systems (FIMIS), a Fellow of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers (FIAP) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). He is also a professional writer and composer. Jerry is a professional member of the Writers Guild of Great Britain, a successful radio playwright, author and freelance journalist.

Jerry's popular blog on new technology observations from a UK perspective (ntouk) can be found at http://ntouk.com.

 

Andy Updegrove

 Andy Updegrove, Partner at Gesmer Updegrove, author of the globally respected 'The Standards Blog' and an OFE Fellow.

 Andrew Updegrove is a co-founder and partner of the Boston law firm of Gesmer Updegrove LLP. Since 1988 he has served as legal counsel to over 100 standards development organizations and open source foundations, most of which he has helped structure and launch. He has been retained by many of the largest technology companies in the world to assist them in forming such organizations.

 He has also written and spoken extensively on the topics of consortia, standard setting and open source software, has given testimony to the United States Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and Congressional and State legislative committees on the same topics, and has filed “friend of the court” briefs on a pro bono basis with the Federal Circuit Court, Supreme Court, and Federal Trade Commission in support of standards development in leading standards-related litigation. In 2002, he launched ConsortiumInfo.org, a website intended to be the most detailed and comprehensive resource on the Internet on the topics of consortia and standard setting, as well as Standards Today, a bi-monthly eJournal of news, ideas and analysis in the standard setting and open source areas with over 7,000 subscribers around the world. In 2005, he launched the Standards Blog. ConsortiumInfo.org serves over 10 million page views annually.

 


Peter Strickx

Peter Strickx, CTO FEDICT

Peter is Director-General Architecture, Standards & Support (Chief Technology Officer) at FEDICT. Mr. Strickx has a Masters degree in Computer Science from the VUB. Since 1989 he has held positions in pre-sales and sales & marketing management at Sun Microsystems. Mr. Strickx has been with FEDICT since October 2001 and was the technical lead in e-gov initiatives like the FedMAN (high-speed network), Universal Messaging Engine (Messaging middleware), the Federal Authentication Service (FAS) and the federal portal www.belgium.be.

 

 

0950 – 1115    

'What Does Open Innovation mean for the European ICT Market?'

 

The global ICT market continues to develop at a pace but how can Europe excel, be a leader and maximise the opportunity? Cloud computing can no longer be considered as mere marketing speak, and will revolutionise both the supply and user markets. Open data is now a clear policy in many member states. Open source is now seen as an exemplar, both for growth and efficiency within government, so what can we learn? Is 'Big Data' the next opportunity or just the latest preferred phrase of IT suppliers ?

 

 Session Chair:

Shane Coughlan

Shane Coughlan, Fellowship Co-ordinator and Director, OpenForum Europe

 Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication methods and business development. He is best known for building bridges between commercial and non-commercial stakeholders in the technology sector. His professional accomplishments include establishing a legal department for the main NGO promoting Free Software in Europe, building a professional network of over 270 legal counsel and technical  experts across 4 continents, and aligning corporate and community interests to launch the first law review dedicated to Free/Open Source Software.

Shane has extensive knowledge of Internet technologies, management best practice, community building and Free/Open Source Software. His experience includes engagement with the server, desktop, embedded and mobile telecommunication industries. He does business in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and maintains a broad network of contacts.

Shane also runs OFE's OpenForum Academy think tank and is responsible for the conference for the Fellows of OpenForum Academy being held the previous day 24th September.

 

Tomas Ulin

'MySQL - An Open Success Story'

  Slides

Tomas Ulin, VP MySQL Engineering - Tomas has been working with the MySQL Database team since 2003, and is currently employed by Oracle, based in Sweden. He is Vice President for the MySQL Engineering team, responsible for the development and maintenance of the MySQL related software products within Oracle, such as the MySQL Server, MySQL Cluster, MySQL Connectors, MySQL Workbench, MySQL Enterprise Backup, and MySQL Enterprise Monitor. Prior to working with MySQL he has a background in the telecom industry, working for the Swedish telecom operator Telia and Telecom vendor Ericsson. He has a Masters degree in Computer Science and Applied Physics from Case Western Reserve University and a PhD in Computer Science from the Royal Institute of Technology.

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 Matthias Kaiserswerth'Four Technologies that will Change the World'

  Slides

Dr. Matthias Kaiserswerth, Director and VP , IBM Research ZurichDr. Kaiserswerth is director of IBM Research, Zurich and holds a position in the Software Research Strategy Board, in which he coordinates research work in this area across IBM's eleven global research laboratories. He joined IBM more than 20 years ago. Most recently, he worked on smart cards and Java security, which lead to the OpenCard industry standard for using smart cards in a Java environment and Visa's Java Cardtm Price Breakthrough program based on the IBM Research – Zurich JCOP platform.

Since May 2012 Dr. Kaiserswerth has been President of the Economic Development Agency Zimmerberg-Sihltal. He is also on the founding Board of Trustees at TECHNOPARK ® Zurich and HASLERSTIFTUNG Bern. Dr. Kaiserswerth received his MSc and PhD in Computer Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and from Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany respectively.

   

Keith Bergelt'Innovation in IPR'

  Slides

Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Innovation Network -  Keith serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Open Invention Network, LLC. He is directly responsible for enabling, influencing and defending the integrity of the Linux ecosystem. Prior to joining Open Invention Network, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of two Hedge Funds - Paradox Capital and IPI. Previously, Keith served as a Senior Advisor to the technology investment division at Texas Pacific Group. He also headed business development, intellectual property and licensing for Kelso & Company portfolio company Cambridge Display Technology in the United Kingdom. He co-founded the Intellectual Property Advisory Practice within the Electronics and Telecommunications Industry group at SRI Consulting in Menlo Park, California. He established and served as General Manager of the Strategic Intellectual Asset Management business unit at Motorola Corporation and also served as its Director of Technology Strategy. Prior to his extensive private sector experience, Mr. Bergelt served for twelve years as a Diplomat with postings at the United Nations in NY and the American Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, where he was involved in the negotiation of IP rights protection in Asia.

 

 Mark Bohannon'Cloud and Innovation'

  Slides

Mark Bohannon, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Global Public Policy, Red Hat
 Mark is Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Global Public Policy at Red Hat, Inc. He joined Red Hat from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal U.S. trade association for the software and digital content industry, where he was Senior Vice President, Public Policy. Earlier in his career, Bohannon was a senior official at the U.S. Department of Commerce where he served as Chief Counsel for Technology and Counsellor to the Under Secretary for Technology. Bohannon also served on numerous United States Government delegations to bilateral negotiations and multilateral bodies and served as Vice Chair of the OECD's Working Party on Information Security and Privacy.

 

1115 – 1145     Coffee Break

1145 – 1245   

'How Can Europe Compete?'

 

Does 'Collaborative Open Innovation' provide the key to unlocking the potential that IT can offer as the 'Engine of Growth'. How do we turn strategy into action and mobilise whole communities?

 

 Session Chair:

Graham Taylor

Graham Taylor - Chief Executive of OpenForum Europe, and co-founder of the organisation.

A regular speaker at international conferences, he was invited by the European Commission and Portuguese Presidency to respond to the Declaration made at the Ministerial eGovernment Conference in Lisbon in 2007, and succeeded in getting 27 other European organisations from the 'Open Community' to be co-signatories to that Statement.

With some 30 years of experience in the ICT industry, prior to OFE Graham Taylor was a Director at ICL, most recently as Managing Director of the Smart Card business, but with spells as its Software Business Development Manager, and Director of The Solution Centre, ICL's centre for the management of complex integration projects.

 


Neelie Kroes

  Neelie Kroes, Vice President, European Commission, Commissioner for the Digital Agenda

  Video

 Vice-President Neelie Kroes, a Dutch politician from Rotterdam, is currently serving her 2nd term in the European Commission as the new Commissioner for Digital Agenda. In 1971, she was elected to the lower house of the Dutch Parliament where she remained until 1977, when she became State Secretary for Transport, Public Works and Water Management. In 1982, after a brief return to Parliament, VP Neelie Kroes returns to office in the 1st and 2nd Lubbers Cabinets, now as the Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management. After a few years out of politics, VP Kroes is appointed Commissioner for Competition in 2004.

 

Mitchell Baker

 Mitchell Baker,  Chairwoman Mozilla Foundation

  Video        Slides  

 Mozilla's move to enter the consolidating mobile operating system market with a fully open source operating system that has the support from key network operators such as Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom, Telecom Italia and Sprint has raised high expectations. Can a fully open operating system challenge the market dominance of Apple's iOS and Google's Android systems? Can Mozilla succeed where Nokia, HP and Reasearch in Motion failed? Mitchell Baker, Chairman of Mozilla Foundation, will share her thinking on collaborative open innovation and how it can make a difference for Europe.

 

 

Jochen
Friedrich

'Open Innovation' - report from the OFA Conference

  Slides

Jochen Friedrich, OpenForum Academy Fellow - Jochen Friedrich leads IBM’s Technical Relations - Europe team which is part of the IBM standards and open source strategy organization. He is responsible for coordinating IBM's standardisation activities in Europe and for technical regulation. Jochen has several years of experience in standardisation, standards strategy and standards policy.

 

 



1245 – 1345     Lunch


1345 – 1445   

'The Big Debate ….Part 2'  -  '2012 - The Year of Openness?'

 

Open challenge to the views of a panel of some of the most respected (and opinionated) speakers from the industry, the open community and government. Your chance to question, argue and debate – if you can get a word in!

 

Session Chair:

Glyn Moody

Glyn Moody, journalist, consultant and blogger extraordinaire, (and and an OFA Fellow) challenges and moderates the views of a panel of some of the most respected (and opinionated) speakers from the industry, the open community and government. Your chance to question, argue and debate - if you can get a word in!  Expect some controversy, disageement on a range of subjects with the least measure of commonality - ACTA, Patents, Procurement..........

Glyn is best known for his book Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution, is a technology writer, journalist and consultant. He is the author of the blog Open Enterprise at ComputerWorldUK Magazine, where he looks at all levels of the enterprise open source stack and identifies which organisations are embracing open source and the communities of users and developers that have formed around them.

 

 

 Simon
PhippsSimon Phipps, President at Open Source Initiative (OSI), writer for Computerworld and InfoWorld, Principal Consultant at Meshed Insights & Knowledge

 A well-known and respected leader in the Free software community, computer industry veteran Simon Phipps has been involved at a strategic level in some of the world’s leading technology companies. In addition to senior leadership positions he has worked in such hands-on roles as field engineer, programmer and systems analyst, as well as run a software publishing company. He worked with OSI standards in the eighties, on the first commercial collaborative conferencing software in the nineties, and helped introduce both Java and XML at IBM. He was a founding Director of the Open Mobile Alliance.

He takes an active interest in several Free and Open Source software organisations, serving as a Director of the Open Source Initiative and on the advisory board of Open Source for America. A widely read thought-leader, he publishes regularly both on his own blog and in many other places such as IDG’s ComputerWorldUK. He is part of FossAlliance, a group of proven international consultants for free and open source software.

 

 Chiara GiovanniniChiara Giovannini, Senior Manager, Policy & Innovation, ANEC

Chiara holds a master degree in European Law. Since 2002, she is Senior Manager, Policy & Innovation, responsible for the management of Information Society, including information and communications technologies (ICT), Design for All (Accessibility), Nanotechnologies sectors and the ANEC horizontal policies.

Chiara represents consumers’ interests in several standardisation and European Commission Committees and Experts Groups (COCOM, ECCG, Internet of Things, ICT Platform).

ANEC is the European consumer voice in standardisation. This means we represent the European consumer interest in the creation of technical standards, especially those developed to support the implementation of European laws and public policies.

The representation of consumers in the European standardisation process is a public interest activity dependent upon European public funding. Hence the ANEC budget is financed by the European Union (95%) and EFTA (5%). ANEC is an international non-profit association established under Belgian law with a central secretariat in Brussels, Belgium. We are recognised by the European Commission and EFTA Secretariat and are a full member of the European Consumer Consultative Group (ECCG).

We are members of CEN, CENELEC and ETSI and have liaison status with several ISO and IEC Technical Committees. We are observers at ISO COPOLCO and W3C.

 Chris TaggartChris Taggart, CEO, OpenCorporates


Chris Taggart is the co-founder of OpenCorporates, the largest openly licensed database of companies in the world. OpenCorporates has a simple (but huge) goal: an entry for every corporate legal entity in the world. It already has over 40 million companies in 50 jurisdictions despite having been launched just 18 months ago, and is working with governments and intergovernmental bodies to increase corporate transparency. A former magazine journalist, he has been working full-time in the field of open data for the past 3 years.

  

 Carlo PianaCarlo Piana, lawyer and vocal Digital Freedoms advocate

Carlo Piana is an Italian lawyer, and a very vocal Digital Freedoms advocate. He has been active in many campaigns to ensure Digital Freedom is preserved and enhanced in Italy and in Europe, including representing Free Software entities in high-level antitrust actions. He has founded Array [http://arraylaw.eu] an informal network of Free Software friendly lawyers, which is also member of Fossalliance [http://fossalliance.com], a group of proven international consultants for free and open source software. He advises clients ranging from small groups and companies, to world-class corporations and large Italian public administrations, in nearly all sectors of Information Technology.

 

    

Keith BergeltKeith Bergelt, CEO, Open Innovation Network

Keith serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Open Invention Network, LLC. He is directly responsible for enabling, influencing and defending the integrity of the Linux ecosystem. Prior to joining Open Invention Network, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of two Hedge Funds - Paradox Capital and IPI. Previously, Keith served as a Senior Advisor to the technology investment division at Texas Pacific Group. He also headed business development, intellectual property and licensing for Kelso & Company portfolio company Cambridge Display Technology in the United Kingdom. He co-founded the Intellectual Property Advisory Practice within the Electronics and Telecommunications Industry group at SRI Consulting in Menlo Park, California. He established and served as General Manager of the Strategic Intellectual Asset Management business unit at Motorola Corporation and also served as its Director of Technology Strategy. Prior to his extensive private sector experience, Mr. Bergelt served for twelve years as a Diplomat with postings at the United Nations in NY and the American Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, where he was involved in the negotiation of IP rights protection in Asia.

 

 1445-1600  

'Collaboration – the Reality and the Opportunity for Government'

 

Government has a fundamental role in acting as a catalyst for the market – both as a rule maker and as a broker and user. Pan European collaboration and interoperability is at the heart of the European Digital Agenda. What can we learn from the start ups, and the new approach of funders? Do the lessons learnt within Open Access apply to the IT market? How do we build on what is a fundamental change in cultural behaviour in the market? This session debates the new opportunities that government has available if it wishes to achieve pan European innovation, whilst avoiding the stiffling effects of over-regualation.

 

 

Session Chair:

 Georg GreveGeorg Greve, Managing Director Kolab Systems, OpenForum Academy Fellow

 Georg Greve is a serial entrepreneur, strategist and author. Initiator and founding president of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) until 2009, Mr Greve has been involved in the inception of various non-profit and for-profit organizations around the world. Since 2010, Mr Greve is co-founder, CEO and president of the board at Kolab Systems AG, a Free Software groupware enterprise. For his accomplishments in in Free Software and Open Standards Mr Greve was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit on ribbon by the Federal Republic of Germany on 18 December 2009

 

 

 

 Bart
BecksBart Becks, Co-founder and CEO at SonicAngel, Founder at Rebel Ventures, Chairman Board of Directors at the Interdisciplinary Institute for  Broadband Technology, Belgium

  Slides

 Bart is the co-founder of SonicAngel, and the founding partner of the Rebel Ventures. Previously, Bart was President International at Netlog. Before that, he was Senior Vice President at SBS Media Europe, which got acquired for 3.3B Euros by ProSiebensat1 Media. Prior to that, he spent eight years at Belgacom, where he was CEO of Belgacom Skynet and Belgacom Interactive Digital Television. Bart also sits on the boards of companies in Belgium and California, as well as a number of non-profits and music related organisations.

 

 


 Joel Lambillotte Joel Lambillotte Director, IMIO, Belgium

  Slides

 Joel Lambillotte was the cofounder PloneGov, an open source community based on the Plone CMS and the leader of the Belgian branch CommunesPlone, an initiative to promote FLOSS cooperation between local governments in Belgium.

He is also a member of the Plone Foundation.
The success of CommunesPlone project (representing more than 50 % of the municipalities in south Belgium) led to the creation of IMIO,  a public organisation providing IT services and solutions for local authorities.
Joel Lambillotte is now director at IMIO. He is responsible for the FLOSS software strategy.

 

   

 Steve
CrossanSteve Crossan, Head, Google's Cultural Institute, France

 Steve Crossan is the Head of Google's Cultural Institute based in Paris, an engineering group devoted to using technology to meet the needs of the cultural sector, with projects including the Google Art Project and the Dead Sea Scrolls Online. He's been at Google since 2005, first as part of the team setting up Google's first R&D centre outside the US in Zürich, then as a Project Manager on Gmail in California. This new role brings together 2 sides of Steve's background; he read Modern History at Oxford before taking a Masters in Computer Science at UCL, and it was studying the history of technology that took him from one to the other. Prior to Google he started 3 companies in the UK, in fields including digital asset management and open source software. He grew up in Africa, France and England.

 

 

Alma Swan

Alma Swan,  Director Advocacy European Programmes, SPARC

  Slides

 Alma Swan is a consultant working in the field of scholarly communication. She is a director of Key Perspectives Ltd and Director of European Advocacy Programmes for SPARC and Convenor for Enabling Open Scholarship, the organisation of universities promoting the principles of open scholarship in the academic community. She holds honorary academic positions in the University of Southampton School of Electronics & Computer Science and the University of Warwick Business School.

 


1615 – 1630     Summit Close and Conclusions



1630        Cocktails


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