Two open source trends of 2013

A session at Open World Forum 2013

  • Patrice Bertrand

Thursday 3rd October, 2013

2:40pm to 2:49pm (PMT)

What impact PRISM will have on open source :
The Snowden affair has led many to realize that software in general cannot be trusted. Software has bugs, it may also has vulnerabilities, planted by some spy agency. Free Software is not just one way to restore confidence, it's the only way.

How Innovation has changed hands :
Innovation in IT used to come from major software vendors, the like of IBM or Microsoft. Now it's mostly coming from major software consumers, be they Facebook or Twitter. To them, IT is an expense, not a business. They have an interest in making IT cheaper by feeding open source with the downfalls of their innovation. This is a change of paradigm in innovation.

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Patrice Bertrand

General Manager, Smile

Patrice Bertrand est fondateur et directeur général de Smile, une entreprise intégrateur de solutions open source qui compte 700 collaborateurs, et présente dans 7 pays en Europe. Il est diplômé de l'Ecole Centrale de Paris et de l'University of Southern California. Après quelques années de grands projets bancaires chez Cap Gemini, il crée la société Smile, avec 3 associés, et la fait croître jusqu'à aujourd'hui. Patrice est l'auteur de nombreux livres et articles traitant de tous les aspects de l'open source: l'offre de solutions dans différents domaines, les modèles économiques, l'analyse des enjeux et tendances. En 2010, lorsque les grandes associations françaises d'entreprises du Logiciel Libre se réunissent pour former le Conseil National du Logiciel Libre, il est élu par ses pairs pour être le porte parole du CNLL.

Patrice Bertrand is a founder and general manager of Smile, a company that delivers projects based on open source tools and solutions, with 700 consultants and developpers throughout Europe. He graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris, and from the University of Southern California. After working on large scale projects in the banking sector for Cap Gemini, he founded Smile, with 3 partners, and led its growth to this day. Patrice is the author of many books and articles related to all aspects of open source: the solutions it brings in various domains, its business models, the analysis of its trends and stakes. In 2010, when the major associations of enterprises dedicated to Free Softaware gathered to create the CNLL, (National Council of Free Software), he was elected by his peers to be their spokesman.

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Time 2:40pm2:49pm PMT

Date Thu 3rd October 2013


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