Europe’s Digital Decade: Empowered by Open Source

05.11.2020 15:00 - 19:30

Europe’s Digital Decade: Empowered by Open Source


TIME: 14:00 – 18:30 CET (klo 15 alkaen Suomen aikaa)


Join OpenForum Europe and Fraunhofer ISI on 5 November to learn about the first results of the European Commission Open Source study and listen to Open Source leaders explain their impact.
The study team is happy to be joined again by Frank Nagle of the Harvard Business School to introduce alongside his research.

This will be complemented by many Open Source leaders, putting the results of the study into context in a number of thematic panels on research, SMEs and growth, the public sector and industry.

In addition, the European Commission will present their views, including the new European Commission Open Source Strategy to participants.

Read more and register:



14:00-14:05 Welcoming remarks, Sachiko Muto, OpenForum Europe

14:05-14:15 Keynote European Commission DG CNECT

14:15-14:30 Keynote European Commission DG DIGIT

14:30-15:30 Preliminary study results
– Knut Blind, TU Berlin; Fraunhofer ISI
– Frank Nagle, Harvard Business School
– Mirko Boehm, Daimler
– Andrew Katz, Moorcrofts
– Paula Grzegorzewska, OpenForum Europe
– Sivan Patsch, OpenForum Europe

15:30- 15:40 Break

15:40-16:25 Breakout sessions

Innovation and competitiveness
Rapporteur: Carlo Daffara, NodeWeaver

Open Source and the public sector
Rapporteur: To be announced

Digital autonomy
Rapporteur: Sachiko Muto, OpenForum Europe

16:25-16:35 Break

16:35-17:00 Panel of the breakout session rapporteurs
– Chaired by Graham Taylor, OpenForum Europe

17:00-17:20 Panel: The state Open Source research
– Session leader: Maha Shaikh, King’s College London
– Sayeed Choudhury, Johns Hopkins University
– Thomas Streinz, NYU School of Law
– Javier Serrano, CERN

17:20-17:40 Panel: How can Open Source enable SME and Startup growth
– Session leader: Danese Cooper, InnerSource Commons Foundation
– Timo Väliharju, APELL, COSS.FI
– Dirk Riehle, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
– Colin Hanna, Balderton Capital

17:40-18:00 Panel: How the public sector can use Open Source strategically
– Session leader: Clare Dillon,
– Martina Paul, OSSBIG
– Andreas Richel, Dataport
– To be announced

18:00-18:20 Panel: Industry transformation through Open Source
– Session leader: Keith Bergelt, Open Invention Network
– Calista Redmond, RISC-V Foundation
– Gael Blondelle, Eclipse Foundation
– Erika Cadamuro, Daimler

18:20-18:30 Final words, Sachiko Muto, OpenForum Europe




15:00 - 19:30


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