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Open Source Conference

Start date/time :  10/05/2016 - 9:30am
End date/time :  10/05/2016 - 4:30pm
Venue :  BCS London, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Organiser name :  Derek Boyd
Organiser email :  derek.boyd@nmi.org.uk

In partnership with the BCS and OSHUG, this conference explores the increasingly vital role of open-source as an enabler in the world of electronic systems.

In Partnership with: BCS & OSHUG In partnership with the BCS and OSHUG, this conference explores the increasingly vital role of open-source as an enabler in the world of electronic systems. It will provide attendees with an informative view of:

  • The benefits and challenges of using open-source
  • Leading electronic systems organisation using open-source today sharing their experience
  • The breadth of opportunities presented by open-source, from application software down to silicon IP
  • Open-source capabilities from a range of leading suppliers

Draft Agenda

09:30 Arrival and Registration

10:00 Session 1: Opportunities & Challenges in Open-Source

Hear from organisations across a number of industry sectors, looking at the value open-source provides to them and some of the associated challenges.

“Open-Source: The Great Enabler for IoT Greatness (and Mediocrity)” – Omer Kilic, Den Automation

“Sailing the Open Seas” – Saar Drimer, Boldport

12:00 LUNCH

13:00 Session 2: Practical Solutions

This session will focus on open-source technology in practice. Topics covered will include open-source verification tools, support and legal aspects such as licensing and contracts.

“Red, Amber, Green: Free and Open-Source Software in the Supply Chain – When to Avoid, Tread Carefully and Embrace” – Andrew Katz, Moorcrofts LLP

 “Plug and Play: Open-Source in the Hardware World” – Chris Higgs, Potential Ventures

“Open-Source Tools for the Electronics Systems Industry” – Jeremy Bennett, Embecosm

14:30 BREAK

15:00 Session 3: First Hand Experiences and the Future Talks at the start of the day explored the challenges and the conference will conclude with exemplar success stories.

“Establishing a Corporate Open-Source Group: Journey and Lessons Learned” – Gurj Bahia, Samsung

“Open-Source Field Programmable RF Technology Driving Innovation in Wireless Networks” – Ebrahim Busheri, Lime Microsystems

“lowRISC – an Open-Source System-on-Chip Design” – Alex Bradbury, lowRISC

16:00 Panel Discussion Whilst this event provides a focal-point, the real opportunity lies in identifying actions that advance the capabilities of the electronic systems community in utilising the opportunities provided by open-source software. The panel discussion will focus on the identification of some areas for further work.

16:30 Event Close

 Thank you to our Sponsors: AB Open Embecosm For additional sponsorship opportunities, please contact francesca.semeraro@nmi.org.uk

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