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Bob Sutor speaking at MyOSS Meetup

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Bob Sutor of IBM, will be speaking on Open Source, Open Standards and ODF.

Meetups are back at OUM, this time with special guest Dr. Bob Sutor of IBM who will be speaking on Open source, Open Standards and the Open Document Format.

When

Friday, April 20th 7:00 PM

What – Meetup Agenda

Please join us for an indepth discussion with Dr. Bob Sutor, who will share the trends and issues in open source and open standards worldwide.

7:00pm – 7:45pm Meet each other
7:45pm – 7:50pm Opening by the Organizer
8:00pm – 8:45pm Talk by Dr. Bob Sutor
8:45pm – 9:30pm Panel Discussion – A Call for Action for the Community

The Shift to ‘Open’: Boost or Brakes for Innovation and Business

Open source is making significant headway into areas that were once the stronghold of proprietary software. Is this a fad or a genuine change in the IT industry? How will this affect your development practices and the skills that you need to acquire?

Leading ICT companies worldwide are moving towards open standards and open source. Open source is making significant headway into areas that were once the stronghold of proprietary software. Is this a fad or a genuine change in the IT industry? How will this affect your development practices and the skills that you need to acquire? Will we see more or less innovation as a result of greater cross-company and cross-border sharing of information formats and software source code? This talk will discuss the background motivating these questions and provide options as to their answers, as well as how things will shake out over the next five years.

Topics

  • Relationship of open source to open standards, with a focus on the enterprise
  • Building value in the enterprise through open standards
  • Developing high quality and interoperable ICT products
  • Equipping students with fundamental and employable skills

Target Audience

  • Software Developers, Software Engineers and Architects
  • Employees at IT companies
  • Tertiary Students and Academics

8:45pm – 9:30pm Panel Discussion – A Call for Action for the Community

Dr. Bob Sutor and leading FOSS community leaders will answer your questions on how the community can work to promote, implement and participate in the development of Open Source and Open Standards

Cost:

Free. No registration required, just come right in, have a seat, and join the crowd.

Contact

aizat.faiz@gmail.com
017-690-8783

Where:

OUM Angkasa Raya (Map)
Open University Malaysia
Tingkat 3, Bangunan Angkasa Raya,
Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
TEL: 60-3-2148 8400

Located near Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)

15 minute walk from the KLCC LRT station.

Praying facilities are available on the campus.

About the Speaker

Dr. Bob Sutor is responsible for driving and executing the cross-company business and technical strategy for open standards and open source as they relate to software, hardware, services, vertical industries, and emerging markets. In particular, helps move IBM from its traditional technical and intellectual property approach to one where business exploitation of standards and open source for greater customer value is paramount, especially in vertical industries and emerging markets. Chairman of the IBM internal Corporate Standards Advisory Committee and the Open Source Steering Committee. Works with partners, customers, government leaders and government agencies around the world to understand and adopt modern, business-savvy open strategies and policies. Leads the IBM team accelerating the adoption of the OASIS and ISO OpenDocument Format standard. Senior IBM spokesperson and evangelist for standards and open source, and a widely quoted and read global expert on these areas and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

About MyOSS Meetups

Interested in helping out the Free and Open Source Community in Malaysia?
Check out http://foss.org.my/projects/meetups/howto

If you would like to do a presentation, please contact me at the above email address.

Learn more about the MyOSS Meetups at http://foss.org.my/projects/meetups/about .

This meetup is possible due to the support and facilities provided by Open University Malaysia.

Source: FOSS-FM

Written by syazli7

Thu, 12 Apr 2007 at 00:28:39 +0800

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