Breakfast Seminar – Increasing Technical Innovation while Managing Risk and Legal Obligations

27.09.2012 08:30 - 11:30
Bird & Bird Conference, 9th Floor, Mannerheimintie 8, Helsinki

Tightening budgets and competitive pressures have many IT organizations turning to open source software (OSS) to increase agility and speed up the velocity of innovation.  However, a recent Gartner report states that 50% of companies will face challenges due to a lack of OSSpolicy and management.

While OSSprovides many competitive advantages, most IT organizations are yet to uncover its full potential. Many have no strategy for optimizing development withOSSand often ignore or are unaware of the technical, business and legal challenges of usingOSSin a multi-source development process, resulting in subpar processes and performance.

The issue? IT wants to make better software faster while controlling development, maintenance and support costs. Legal, on the other hand, are interested in managing risk and ensuring compliance, monitoring, validating and controlling the use ofOSS.

Join this seminar with Bird & Bird, Black Duck Software & the BvHD law firm, to learn how open source can be managed to maximize the business and technical benefits while mitigating or eliminating the risks. We will review best practices for managingOSS, the latest open source trends, and a number of case studies highlighting how companies in your industry have reaped the benefits of OSSwhile managing the risks.


8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Breakfast

9:00 – 11:30 Presentations and wrap up


Jesper Nevalainen, Partner, Bird & Bird

Peter Vescuso, EVP of Marketing & Business Development, Black Duck Software

Martin Von Haller Groenbaek, Attorney-at-Law, partner at BvHD law firm



08:30 - 11:30



Bird & Bird Conference, 9th Floor
Mannerheimintie 8

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