Sharing & Reuse Conference 2019

11.06.2019 08:15 - 19:00
ROMEXPO, 65-67 Marasti boulevard, Bucharest

Sharing & Reuse Conference 2019
11 June 2019 – Bucharest, Romania

On 11 June 2019, representatives of public administration and private sector – policy and decision makers, legal professionals and procurers, IT managers and developers, open source enthusiasts and advocates – will get together in Bucharest, Romania to discuss open source policies and strategies, and their implementation in EU Members States. They will talk about their experience, challenges, and best practices in sharing and reusing software and IT services within public administrations.

This second edition of the Sharing & Reuse Conference will offer a chance to explore ways of supporting open source communities and increasing the take-up of the best solutions. The event will also address trends such as coding with citizens, co-creation or new approaches to open source security.

Registration is open until May 28.

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Registration and coffee (8:15 – 9:15)


  • Mariya GABRIEL, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society (video)
  • Cristian CUCU, Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU
  • Mário CAMPOLARGO, Deputy Director-General of DG Informatics, European Commission
  • Conference Facilitator: Louis ZEZERAN


  • Stela MOCAN, Lead, Technology & Innovation Lab, Office of the Chief Information Officer, World Bank Group
    Open Access, Open Data, Open Knowledge, Open Code: World Bank Perspective

Session I: Open Source Driving Modern and Transparent Government

High-level governmental representatives from several EU Member States will be talking about national open source policies and strategies. The European Commission will present ongoing work on the renewal of its Open Source Software Strategy.

  • Fernando de PABLO MARTÍN, General Secretary of Digital Administration, Ministry of Territorial Policy and Public Function, Spain
    Common services to bring public administrations together
  • Alessandro RANELLUCCI, Digital Transformation Team, Italy
    Software reuse through open source: the new Italian regulation and strategy
  • Petteri KIVIMÄKI, Chief Technology Officer, Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS), Finland
    X-Road joint development – cross-border open source development between member states
  • Chrysanthi GIORTSOU, Deputy Head of Unit – Reusable Solutions, DG DIGIT, European Commission
    Renewal of EC Open Source Software Strategy

Panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Sachiko MUTO, Chief Executive Officer of OpenForum Europe

Coffee break (11:20 – 11:40)

Session II: Sharing & Reuse in Practice

  • Stefano ZACCHIROLI, Co-founder and CTO of Software Heritage
    Software Heritage: the largest archive of reusable Free and Open Source Software
  • Bogdan IVANEL, Managing Director at Code for Romania
    Open-source as a sustainability stepping stone for both public and civic sector
  • Maha SHAIKH, Researcher and Senior Lecturer of Digital Innovation at King’s College London
    How the Public/Private Sector Organizations Help Sustain Open Source Communities
  • Boris van HOYTEMA, Open Source Development Manager, Interreg SCORE project , City of Amsterdam
    SCORE collaborating cities: open communities are the key to reuse and interoperability
  • Jean-Paul DE BAETS, Programme Manager, DG Informatics, European Commission
    JLA – Licencing Assistant on Joinup Collaborative Platform
  • Panel discussion and Q&A moderated by James LOVEGROVE, Public Policy Director at Red Hat EMEA

Networking lunch (13:00– 14:00)

Session III: Coding with Citizens

  • Francisco GARCÍA MORÁN, Special Adviser, European Commission
    Coding with Citizens: A Personal Experience with Code for America Brigades
  • Bastien GUERRY, Free Software Officer at Etalab, DINSIC
    Building free software bridges between public agencies and citizens
  • Despina MITROPOULOU, Director of GFOSS – Open Technologies Alliance
    Open-source coding with Citizens: The collaborative wikification of public sector procedures and automated codification of legislation
  • Sebastian RAIBLE, Policy Advisor, MEP Julia Reda, European Parliament
    Realising Responsibility: the EU Free Software Security Audit project
  • Panel discussion and Q&A moderated by James LOVEGROVE, Public Policy Director at Red Hat EMEA

Coffee break (15:20 – 15:40)

Session IV: Sharing & Reuse Awards

Short presentations of 16 shortlisted solutions in 4 contest categories:

  • Most Innovative Open Source Software
  • Open Source Software with the biggest impact on citizens and businesses
  • Most Innovative Shared IT Service
  • Shared IT Service with the biggest impact on citizens and businesses


  • Emanuele BALDACCI, Director of Digital Services, Directorate-General for Informatics, European Commission
  • Cristian CUCU, Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU

Sharing & Reuse Awards Ceremony

Networking cocktail (18:00 – 19:00)


08:15 - 19:00



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