2023 OW2con'23 Announcement (#2)

Announcing OW2con'23 Keynote Speakers

We are very pleased and proud to announce the list of keynote speakers for OW2con'23. The speakers' profile diversity will provide a transverse and global vision of the importance of open source in the IT sector, keeping in mind this year's main conference topic "Open Source and Digital Commons". And do not miss the last chance to submit your presentation before the February 26 deadline, hurry up!

OW2con'23 Main Themes

This year's conference and CFP include a variety of classic or new, technical or non technical topics:

  • Digital commons
  • Community & Governance
  • Financing open source
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cloud environment
  • Edge & IOT
  • Mobile
  • OW2 customers cases
  • Open science & research
  • Standards & technologies.

OW2con'23 Best Project Awards

The 2023 Awards are launched! OW2 project leaders are invited to apply in one of the three categories: Technology, Community or Market. The deadline to apply is May 7.

Community Corner

OW2 Projects Leaders: you are welcome to use this free exhibition space dedicated to demonstrations of OW2 projects. Please contact Benoit Mortier should you be interested.

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Keynote Speakers

  • Philippe Latombe, Member of French Parliament
    Philippe Latombe, Député de la Vendée, a French Atlantic border area, is attached to the main values behind Open Source Software. Member of the Law Commission, he is particularly involved in issues relating to digital law and pleads for a balance between technological developments and the protection of individual rights. He was the rapporteur for the parliamentary mission Building and promoting national and European digital sovereignty and also plans to implement a Digital Charter both at national and European levels.
  • Dr. Wolfgang Gehring, FOSS Ambassador at Mercedes-Benz Tech Innovation
    Inspired by the Inner Source movement, Dr. Wolfgang Gehring turned into an ambassador for Inner and Open Source and has been working on enabling and spreading the idea within the Mercedes-Benz AG and its IT-subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Tech Innovation. His goal is to enable Mercedes-Benz to fully embrace FOSS and become a true Open Source company.
  • European Commission and the NGI program (speaker to be confirmed)
    Existing since 2018, the Next Generation Internet (NGI) is a European Commission initiative that aims to shape the development and evolution of the Internet. It has already supported around 1,000 Internet researchers and innovators involved in many hundreds of projects. Open source software is at the heart of many NGI projects which make an important contribution to the open source community.

For any question, please send an email to event-team@ow2.org.