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The Ubuntu UK community and Canonical, the commercial sponsors of Ubuntu, would like to invite you to a very different type of IT event. The Ubuntu operating system for the desktop and server has made significant inroads into UK businesses over the last 5 years. Often it is driven there by the enthusiasm of individuals from the community who use Ubuntu for their personal computing and see the advantages it can bring to the workplace. This event gives those advocates an opportunity to introduce their colleagues to Ubuntu, Canonical, Partners, community experts and their fellow IT professionals. Attendees will learn how Ubuntu is being deployed in the UK and discover how they can introduce or extend this technology safely and effectively within their organisation.
All are welcome, but if you already count yourself as an Ubuntu user, please drag along a colleague who has yet to see the light!
1pm - Welcome
An introduction to Ubuntu and our community.
1.20 - Ubuntu in action
A selection of case studies of companies using Ubuntu to enhance their business.
Chris Puttick, Chief Information Officer, will explain how one of the largest independent archaeology and heritage practices in Europe, with over 400 specialist staff, took the strategic decision to adopt an open source infrastructure with Ubuntu at the heart of it.
Ubuntu and OpenERP deployments in distribution sector
Colin Mcmillan will take us through a look at Ubuntu and OpenERP at a UK distribution company.
1.40 - Open Mic
Hear from a great line-up of Open Source professionals talk to their experience of delivering solutions built on Ubuntu for businesses in the UK
Alan Lord - Open Learning Centre
"Real & Implemented Open Source Solutions In the SME Sector"
David Hopwood - DSNetworx Ltd.
"Making it easier for smaller business to move to open source"
Jeff Nott - Alfresco
"Alfresco : complete content management, arriving in a business near you!"
Michael Judd - Akuna Ltd.
"Ubuntu in Retail: deploying a multi-site retail operations platform using Ubuntu, OpenbravoPOS, ADempiere & Pentaho."
Steve Young - Likewise
'Extending Open Source into the Enterprise'
Alan Pope - Ubuntu UK LoCo
'Zero to Hero, a lone Ubuntu Advocate scratching an itch'
2.15 - Demonstrations, food and networking
Grab some nibbles and see a selection of demonstrations and hands on workshops featuring:
4.00 - Ubuntu Advantage
The new services from Canonical designed to give your business an edge in its open source strategy.
4.15 - Panel Discussion
A panel with members drawn from Canonical, partners and the community chaired by author and journalist Glyn Moody and loosely following the theme of "The Benefits and Pitfalls of an Open Source Strategy".
5.00 - Late
Your nearest Tube is Aldgate East
Canonical is the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu project helping individuals and businesses worldwide to reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance security with Ubuntu.
The Ubuntu UK local team helps to raise awareness of Ubuntu in the UK and provides community support to all those using Ubuntu.
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