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Open Source... Buy v. Build v. Download

The prominence of Open Source has grown significantly in recent years, with many Fortune 500 enterprises seeing this as a core part of their technology strategy. This goes far beyond the traditional Open Source staples like Linux, to include new products such as Tensorflow, Kubernetes and Kafka. Like their predecessors, these innovative next generation technologies are disrupting the software market.

We are excited to welcome some world-leading experts in the Open Source space to discuss the influence of Open Source in the modern enterprise, including:

  • David Perry (VP EMEA, Confluent)
  • Fintan Ryan (Senior Director and Analyst, Gartner)
  • Jacob Jofe (VP, Index Ventures)
  • John Newton (CTO & Founder, Alfresco Software)

The panel will be moderated by Lucy Fox from Open Sensors.


David Perry (VP EMEA, Confluent)

David joined Confluent in 2016 and leads the go to market strategy in EMEA. Confluent was founded by the team that built Apache Kafka® at Linkedin, Confluent builds a streaming platform that enables companies to easily access data as real-time streams. Kafka® was open-sourced from its early days and now has an impressive industry-wide adoption across several thousand companies.

David has worked in technology sales and management for the past 20 years. Prior to Confluent David led the EMEA Sales Team at Acquia. Acquia provides a leading cloud platform, based on Open Source Drupal, for building, delivering, and optimising digital experiences.


Jacob Jofe (Vice President, Index Ventures)

Jacob joined Index Ventures in 2015 and leads our network development team, where he focuses on building Index's network of entrepreneurs & executives.

Prior to joining the firm, Jacob worked in the TMT Investment Banking and Technology Divisions of Goldman Sachs. While in TMT, Jacob advised tech clients such as Salesforce and Dropbox on a variety of public & private financings. In the Technology Division, he focused on the strategy and the commercialization of internally developed solutions. Jacob holds a B.A. in Public Policy from Vanderbilt University.


John Newton (Chairman, Founder & CTO of Alfresco Software)

John Newton, CTO and Founder, has had one of the longest and most influential careers in content management. In 1990, John co-founded, designed and led the development of Documentum®, the leader in content management acquired by EMC.

For the next ten years, he invented many of the concepts widely used in the industry today. In addition, he built Documentum's marketing and professional services organizations in Europe. John has also been an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Benchmark Capital. John was one of the founding engineers at Ingres® where he helped develop the world's first commercial relational database. John graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.


Fintan Ryan (Senior Director & Analyst, Gartner)

Fintan's research focuses on all things cloud native, from tooling to methodologies and the organisational aspects of software development. His primary research areas include software lifecycle, cloud native computing architectures (containers, kubernetes, service mesh), serverless, PaaS, machine learning and artificial intelligence. He is an accomplished public speaker and panel moderator.

Prior to joining Gartner, Fintan held senior roles across management, development, services and strategy in both startups, enterprise technology vendors and as an industry analyst. He holds an MSc in Information Systems Strategy from Dublin City University.

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