• Global Open Source Colloquium Monday, March 23, 2009 - 08:00AM to 06:15PM
    The Palace Hotel
    2 New Montgomery Street
    San Francisco, CA
    Main Event Series

Global Open Source Colloquium






    Open source is more global and expansive in 2009. SDForum’s Global Open Source Colloquium will be addressing the evolving dynamics and fortunes of open source with speakers and panelists from around the world:

    · Government initiatives in the US, Europe, and Asia
    · New and different business models for Open Source
    · Global challenges and opportunities

    Last year, SDForum’s Global Open Source Conference attracted a high level, exclusive group of 80 leaders discussing the globalization of open source – attendees included leading industry and government experts examining the worldwide trends in open source software and its commercial as well as on government policy.

    In 2009, the Global Open Source Colloquium will continue to address the changing nature of open source software trends in the world. With an exclusive group of leaders in the open source developer, user, and investor communities, the following agenda is designed to foster discussion on emerging business ideas and opportunities in the use of open source for both local and global needs in the coming years.

    Attendees of the Global Open Source Colloquium are welcome to join the Third Annual Microsoft Open Source ISV Forum. This free conference starts at 8am and features speakers such as Matt Slett and Cliff Reeves- in the same room at the Palace Hotel.



    8:00am-9:00am Registration and Check-In (not open to members of the press), Continental Breakfast for Third Annual Microsoft Open Source ISV Forum - Co-presented by SD Forum
    9:00am-9:15am Welcome
    9:15am-10:15am Microsoft and Open Source: 
    The Evolution of Microsoft’s Open Source ISV Strategy
    Sam Ramji, Senior Director Platform Strategy, Microsoft
    (not open to members of the press)
    10:15am-10:30am Break
    10:30am-11:15am Open Source is not a Business Model
    Matt Aslett, Analyst, Enterprise Software, 451 Group
    (not open to members of the press)
    11:15am-12:00pm        Enabling the startup ecosystem with BizSpark: 
    Path and benefits of building on Microsoft Technology
    Cliff Reeves, General Manager of Strategic Business Group, Microsoft
    (not open to members of the press)
    12:00pm-12:45pm         Registration and Networking Lunch
    12:45pm-1:00pm     Welcome Remarks
    1:00pm-1:45pm Keynote: Larry Augustin
    1:45pm-2:45pm Panel discussion: “Global Initiatives and Governments: Opportunities and Challenges”
    Michael Doyle, Medsphere
    Arnaud LeHors, IBM
    Lin Lee, Sun Microsystems
    Mikko Valimaki, Helsinki University of Technology
    Moderated by Prashant Nema, SVB
    2:45pm-3:00pm Short Keynote: Report from Asia, Andrew Aitken, Olliance
    3:00pm-3:15pm Short Keynote: Sam Ramji, Microsoft
    3:15pm-3:30pm Coffee Break
    3:30pm-4:30pm Panel discussion: “Is there still Open in Open Source?”
    Adam Blum, Rhomobile
    Jack Repenning, CollabNet
    Moderated by: Michael Fauscette, IDC
    4:30pm-5:30pm Panel discussion: "Venture Panel: Where is the Money?"
    Andrew Braccia, Accel Partners
    Robert Theis, Scale Venture Partners
    Tim Guleri, Sierra Ventures
    Peter Sonsini, NEA
    Moderated by: Mark Radcliffe, DLA Piper
    5:30pm-6:00pm Closing Remarks, Reception

    Speaker Biographies:

    Andrew Aitken, Founder and Managing Partner, Olliance Group. Andrew has over 18 years senior management experience building and leading national professional services companies. Prior to founding Olliance, Andrew held positions as VP of Business Development, Corporate Strategy, and Marketing, with various national technology services providers, including Renaissance Worldwide and eWork. In 2001 Andrew founded Olliance Group with other industry veterans, to provide management and business strategy consulting to companies leveraging open source. Andrew is a frequent speaker on the topic of open source.

    He has chaired and spoken internationally at multiple industry and government conferences, is a member of the Open Source Software Institute's Board of Directors, SDForum?s Board of Advisors and Chair of their annual Open Source Conference, is on the Board of Advisors of SugarCRM, and has personally worked with companies such as: IBM, Sun, Intel, Nokia, HP, and others, assisting them with developing their open source strategies.

    Larry Augustin, Angel Investor and Advisor. Larry Augustin is an angel investor and advisor to early stage technology companies. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Appcelerator, Compiere, DeviceVM, DotNetNuke, Fonality, Hyperic, Medsphere, Pentaho and SugarCRM. One of the group who coined the term "Open Source", he has written and spoken extensively on Open Source worldwide. Worth Magazine named him to their list of the Top 50 CEOs in 2000. From 2002 to 2004 he was a Venture Partner at Azure Capital Partners. In 1993 he founded VA Linux (now SourceForge, NASDAQ:LNUX) serving as CEO until August 2002. While CEO he launched SourceForge.net and led the company through an IPO in December 1999. Larry can be found online at http://lmaugustin.com.

    Adam Blum, CEO, Rhomobile. Adam Blum is CEO of Rhomobile, the open mobile framework company. He is a longtime CTO/VP of Engineering of several successful startups in the web services and mobile spaces (Commerce One, Systinet, Good, Mobio). He is also an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon and advisor to several other software companies.

    Michael Doyle, President and Chief Executive Officer, Medsphere. Michael J. Doyle is a distinguished entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer who has excelled at creating value for investors in healthcare and technology. Mike joined Medsphere in October 2007 after serving as President and CEO of Advantedge Healthcare Solutions, a New York-based Software as a Service (SaaS) outsourced physician-billing company backed by private equity investors. From 2000 to 2004, Mike served as Chairman and CEO of Salesnet, one of three pioneering global enterprise software providers who established the SaaS customer relationship market. In 1989 Mike founded The Standish Care Company, a provider of assisted living and long-term care services. As Chairman and CEO, he built the company organically, and in 1992 guided it through the first successful initial public offering (IPO) for an assisted-living service provider. A series of mergers and acquisitions in the years that followed resulted in the merger in 1996 of Standish with Carematrix; after the merger Mike served as CEO of the combined companies, which retained the Carematrix name. Mike's efforts ultimately yielded a highly successful organization with a market capitalization in excess of $500 million. In his career, Mike has held senior management positions at Voluntary Hospitals of America, and Tenet Healthcare Corporation's predecessor National Medical Enterprises. He received a bachelor of science in biology with a minor in community health from Tufts University, and an MBA with a focus on healthcare and finance from the University of Chicago, where he was a Kaiser Fellow.

    Andrew Braccia, Investment, Accel Ventures. Andrew Braccia joined Accel in 2007 bringing with him a decade of operational and leadership experience. His primary areas of investment interest include consumer Internet and software businesses with a focus on web search, digital media and online advertising. Andrew currently sits on the board of ClouderaHigh Gear Media, a next generation automotive content and advertising network, OpenX, the world's leading Open Source Ad Server, SB Nation, the leading sports blog network and TRUSTe, a provider of online privacy certification.

    Prior to Accel, Andrew held a variety of senior roles in business development, general management and operations with Yahoo! He began his career with the company in 1998, as a member of Yahoo’s early business development team. Most recently he served as vice president of Yahoo! Search, where he was responsible for all business and operational aspects of Yahoo’s consumer search business. In this capacity, he played a key role in helping to lead the company’s entry into the social search arena with the launch of Yahoo! Answers and the acquisition and integration of Del.icio.us.

    Previously, as vice president of business operations for the Yahoo! Search and Marketplace Group, Andrew oversaw the business planning and financial performance of multiple Yahoo! businesses. Andrew also served as vice president and general manager of Yahoo’s Marketplace division, which includes Yahoo! Shopping, Yahoo! Travel, Yahoo! Real Estate, and Yahoo! Autos – all leading commerce sites in their respective categories under his leadership.

    As a member of the original operating team that led the development Yahoo’s in-house search technology, he also played a significant role in the acquisition and integration of several companies, including Inktomi, Overture, Alta Vista, and FAST. In addition, he helped lead the acquisition of Flickr, an important component of Yahoo’s emerging community and social search strategy.

    Andrew graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He resides in the Bay Area with his wife and three children.

    Tim Guleri, Managing Director, Sierra Ventures. Tim Guleri is a Managing Director at Sierra Ventures, responsible for the Firm’s consumer, datacenter infrastructure software, and open source investments. He has led the Firm’s investments in and serves on the boards of Approva, CodeGreen Networks, Everest Software, Greenplum, MakeMyTrip.com (in India), NebuAd, Sourcefire (FIRE: NASD) and CarWale. Tim has also served on the boards of AirMedia (acquired by AOL), Motiva (acquired by Siebel Systems), Net6 (acquired by Citrix Systems) and Octane Software (acquired by Epiphany).

    A serial entrepreneur, Tim built two infrastructure software companies before joining Sierra in 2001. He headed Sales and Marketing functions at Scopus Technology (SCOP: NASD), which went public in 1995, and was a leader in the CRM space. After that, Tim founded and was CEO of Octane Software, a leading provider of e-commerce infrastructure, which he sold to Epiphany (NASDAQ: EPNY) in 2000 for $3.2B. “I love helping build companies, and entrepreneur’s can relate to that passion in me,” says Tim. “I’m the coach who played the game before, not just the guy that’s giving advice but has never been on the field.”

    Tim’s playbook is built not only on 20 years of hands—on operating and investing experience, but also on a solid technical education. Tim holds a BSEE from Punjab Engineering College in India and a MS in IEOR and Robotics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He began his career at LSI Logic.

    Arnaud Le Hors, Program Director, Standards & Emerging Markets, IBM Open Source & Standards Project Office. Arnaud Le Hors is responsible for coordinating IBM's global open standards initiative and leading IBM's open source and standards program in the emerging markets. He has been working on open standards for over 10 years, both as a staff member of standards development organizations (SDO) such as W3C and as a representative for IBM. Arnaud has been involved in every aspect of the standards development process. This includes the technical, strategic, political, and legal aspects, both internal and external to an SDO and a company like IBM. Arnaud was involved in the development of several major standards, including HTML and XML. He has also been involved in open source projects, such as Xerces, the XML parser developed by the Apache Software Foundation for which he was one of the lead architects.

    Mark Radcliffe, Partner, DLA Piper. Mark F. Radcliffe concentrates in strategic intellectual property advice; private financing; corporate partnering; software licensing; Internet licensing; and copyright and trademark.

    The respected English publishers Chambers and Partners names him in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, describing him as "outstanding. " He will be listed in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of information technology law. Mr. Radcliffe is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2008 edition. In 2004, he was named one of Northern California's Top 100 intellectual property Super Lawyers, in a joint project of Law & Politics and San Francisco magazines.

    He is also listed in The International Who's Who of Internet and e-Commerce Lawyers 2008 and in numerous other guides, including the 2003 Expert Guide – The World's Leading Trademark Lawyers and many annual editions of The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. In 1997, the National Law Journal cited him as one of America's 100 most influential lawyers.

    Sam RamjiSenior Director of Platform Strategy, Microsoft. Sam Ramji has spent his entire career in the technology industry, from leading technical product strategy at BEA Systems to heading the engineering teams that built large-scale applications on Open Source Software at Ofoto.com. As Senior Director of Platform Strategy at Microsoft, his current focus is to drive Microsoft’s Linux and Open Source Strategy, working together with technology development teams and open source communities to find open and interoperable solutions to some of today’s development challenges.

    Sam is passionate about all things software, and will use his keynote to share his vision for driving forward Microsoft’s participation and growth with open source communities, and show how the entire company is making progress on the strategy to “architect for participation”.

    Jack Repenning, Chief Technology Officer, CollabNet. Jack Repenning is Chief Technology Officer at CollabNet. As chief product architect he was responsible for building the product architecture that enabled CollabNet to grow its user base to over 1.4 million users. Jack is also an early member of the Subversion project.

    Robert Theis, Managing Director, Scale Venture Partners. Rob Theis invests in technology infrastructure and applications companies at ScaleVP. Prior to joining ScaleVP in May 2008, Rob was with venture capital fund DCM - Doll Capital Management, where he was a General Partner for 8 years, and invested in leading companies, including JasperSoft, NeoPath Networks (acquired by Cisco), PGP Corporation, Roamware, VanceInfo (NYSE: VIT) and Wikinvest.

    Rob's investing career builds on his global experience driving technology startups' sales, marketing and partnership success. As executive vice president for New Era of Networks (NEON), Rob grew the company to $200 million in revenues and was instrumental in leading NEON through a successful IPO. Prior to NEON, Rob spent 10 years in varied executive roles at Sun Microsystems, where he drove growth in a series of new strategic initiatives, including Sun's success in the Financial Services Industry sector. Rob's previous experience includes launching Silicon Graphics' initial workstations and selling timesharing services for McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing).

    Theis was awarded the Honors Scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a B.A. degree in economics.

    Mikko Välimäki is an adjunct professor at Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, where he teaches technology and intellectual property law. As a partner of Turre Legal, mr. Välimäki has consulted especially software companies and litigated precedent-setting cases in Finnish courts ranging from technological protection measures (DRM) to electronic voting systems. He is also co-founder of several start-ups such as DjOnline, a patented online music distribution system, and Open Source License Checker, a software tool that reports copyright and licensing information from source packages. He is also a co-founder and former chairman of Electronic Frontier Finland.

    Note: New Location
    The Palace Hotel
    2 New Montgomery Street
    San Francisco

    $85 – SDForum members
    $100 – non-members
    $65 - Platinum Pass

    Committee: Andrew Aitken, Olliance; Kevin Barry, Schweichler; Kevin Efrusy, Accel Partners; Anand Iyer, Microsoft; Waiming Mok; Mark Radcliffe, DLA Piper; John Mark Walker, IDG World Expo

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