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The BI Initiative aims at fostering the growth of a business ecosystem in the OS BI domain bringing business opportunities to new class stakeholders. It promotes the development and evolution of a new, community driven generation of OS BI tools, as well as innovative methodologies for their adoption and application to distributed business processes. It will provide:

Main activities

Main activities are:
  • integration of a full stack of OS BI solutions and tools
  • promotion of a service network to support the entire stack
  • foster a community contributing to strengthen the current OS BI platforms
  • support a research network on BI topics, fostering a closer cooperation between researchers and OS BI vendors, to promote the development of a new generation of OS BI platforms.

Main topics

First main topics are:
  • OS BI State of the art (the vision of the BI Initiative, open methodologies, open source tools)
  • BI and Business Process Management (Business Process Control and Monitoring for BI)
  • Data quality and integration (quality and security aspects in data management and integration)
  • Presentation and personalization (advanced personalization of BI contents, new paradigms for exploiting BI contents)


map.png Map of the members

  • Location: France
  • Contact: Marc Salleries
  • Altic is an open source software integration company created in June of 2004, founder member of the Association des Sociétés de Services en Logiciel Libre in France. Altic assists companies and administration to implement the software management in open source. It works in the business, management and communication solutions domains.
Artemis Information Management
  • Location: Luxembourg
  • Contacts: Manuel Da Silva, Philippe Petit
  • Artemis is specialized in descriptive statistics and offers specific BI solutions to public administrations and other institutional bodies. Being always on the lookout for high-end solutions and better performance, the company puts a lot into the bubbling field of OS BI.
Engineering Group
SpagoBI by Engineering Group
  • Location: Italy
  • Contacts: Stefano Scamuzzo, Gabriele Ruffatti
  • Engineering Group is the major Italian player in IT design, outsourcing, product and consulting services on all vertical markets, with more than 6,300 people and 40 offices in Italy, Ireland, Belgium and Latin America. Engineering Group's Open Source, Business Intelligence and SOA Competence Center is part of the Research & Innovation Division, which manages the SpagoWorld Initiative, including the open source projects SpagoBI, Spagic, Spago4Q and Spago. Engineering Group contributes to the OW2 BI Initiative through SpagoBI, the only entirely open source Business Intelligence suite.
  • Location: U.S.A.
  • Contact: Vincent Ducrohet
  • Ingres Corporation is a leading provider of open source database management software and support services. Ingres powers customer success with the flexibility, cost saving, and innovation that are hallmarks of an open source deployment. Ingres supports it customers with a vibrant community and world class support, globally. Based in Redwood City, California, Ingres has major development, sales, and support centers throughout the world.
  • Location: U.S.A.
  • Contact: Mike Moody
  • Jaspersoft provides the most cost effective and widely deployed Business Intelligence Suite in the world, offering the highest degree of flexibility in deployment and user interactivity. It is the only BI vendor to provide embeddable, multi-tenant BI for SaaS environments, while also enabling deployment on-premise, in the cloud, and to desktop or mobile devices.
  • Location: France
  • Contact: Cédric Carbone
  • Talend is the first ETL open source software provider for data integration tools. The company offers a completely new vision, both with its technology and its business model. Talend provides solutions that break with the traditional proprietary model by supplying open, innovative and powerful software solutions with the flexibility to meet the needs of companies of all sizes.
University of Milan - SESAR
Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Contact: Ernesto Damiani
  • SESAR is a research lab of the IT Department of the University of Milan. SESAR-LAB's researches mainly focus on the domain of Software Engineering and Knowledge Management. The key emphasis of the research is on distributed approaches to mange data in Informative Systems and on interactions between multiple sources of information and human feedbacks.
  • Location: Grenoble, France
  • Contact: James Weir
  • UShareSoft simplifies the way IT professionals deliver software. The company makes it easy for individual developers, system administrators and professionals to automate the creation and deployment of software templates and images for VMware, Amazon, Eucalyptus, Cloud.com and IBM Cloudburst. UForge Appliance Factory provides the best OS- and image format-agnostic platform to assemble self-deployable distributed appliances for on-demand application delivery. UShareSoft tools are helping ISVs and enterprises in their transition phase to the cloud. For more information, visit www.usharesoft.com.
Individual Members
OW2 Individual Member
  • Location: Grenoble, France
  • Contact: François Letellier
  • Freelance consultant, expert and trainer on free/open source software, with a focus on corporate strategy, business models and open innovation.