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Monday, November 17
 

9:00am

Keynote: Apache Software Foundation State of the Feather - Rich Bowen, ASF Executive Vice President
In our opening session, the Apache Software Foundation's Rich Bowen will give the traditional State Of The Feather high-level view of the Foundation. He'll be joined by various officers of the Foundation who will discuss where we've come in the last year, and what the outlook is for the coming year.

Whether you're an old hand at the Foundation, or if you're just learning about the ASF, this is a session you'll not want to miss.
 

Speakers
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Rich Bowen

VP, Conferences, Apache Software Foundation
Rich has been involved in Open Source since before it had that name. He's a director at the Apache Software Foundation, and a community architect at Red Hat.


Monday November 17, 2014 9:00am - 9:30am
Grand Ballroom

9:30am

Keynote: A Q&A Discussion with Best-Selling Author Hugh Howey, moderated by Rich Bowen, ASF Executive Vice President.
Watching the self-publishing industry for the last decade or so, you can't help but notice that it has had a number of profound impacts on the "real" publishing industry, and on writing in general. The democratization of publishing leads to surprising new developments, and opens the way for new authors who wouldn't have had a place in the traditional publishing model.

When Hugh Howey self-published 'Wool', in 2011, through Amazon's Kindle Direct program, he was taken somewhat by surprise by its success. Since then, he's written a number of other books, which have spent some time at the #1 bestseller spot in Science Fiction on Amazon.

Conference chair Rich Bowen and Hugh will have an informal chat about self-publishing, the democratization of the publishing industry, and whatever the audience cares to ask, in this keynote.

Speakers
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Hugh Howey

Best Selling Author
Born in 1975, I spent the first eighteen years of my life getting through the gauntlet of primary education. While there, I dabbled in soccer, chess, and tried to write my first novel (several times). Out of school, I became fascinated with computers, repaired them for a brief stint... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom
 
Wednesday, November 19
 

4:20pm

Keynote: The Value of the Apache Software Foundation - David Nalley, VP of Infrastructure, Apache Software Foundation
Value: the importance, worth, usefulness or impact of something. Talking about an organization's value is second nature in the business world. We talk about a startup like Uber having a $17 billion valuation, or a company like VMware having a $43 billion dollar market capitalization. But looking at traditional business metrics doesn't work for the Apache Software Foundation or most other non-profit organizations. We don't have customers or profit, we don't have showcase offices, or buildings. The ASF doesn't really have that much money; and it's completely dependent on the kindness and generosity of sponsors for what money it does bring in. Does that mean that the ASF isn't valuable, or doesn't have impact? How do we even measure our worth as an organization? What is our place in the technology world? Why bother asking the question?

Speakers
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David Nalley

VP of Infrastructure, ASF
David Nalley is the Vice President, Infrastructure at the Apache Software Foundation


Wednesday November 19, 2014 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Grand Ballroom

4:50pm

Keynote: Open Innovation 2.0 - Response to Innovation Challenges - Bror Salmelin, Adviser, Innovation Systems, European Commission Directorate General for Communications, Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT)

This talk will illustrate the Open Innovation 2.0 paradigm based on the twenty snapshots from the white paper by Martin Curley and Bror Salmelin (downloadable from https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/node/66731). Open Innovation 2.0 is based on creating commons, sharing them in quadruple helix innovation ecosystems and building on common open, functional platforms. This new paradigm is also based on mash-up innovation processes rather than linear ones.

The speech will address how the EU is taking the new open innovation approach on board with new projects and new instruments as well.


Speakers
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Bror Salmelin

Graduated from Helsinki University of Technology with majors in Control and Systems Engineering, Electronics and Measurement Technology, 1978. | | Assistant at Helsinki University of Technology 1979-1984. | Worked at TEKES (a Finnish agency co-ordinating industrial RTD) 1984 with... Read More →


Wednesday November 19, 2014 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Grand Ballroom