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Location: PTC Visitor Center, Needham
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Technology Trends Forum: Open Source - Is It Entering the Mainstream?
Wednesday, December 1, 8:00 - 11:00 AM
PTC, 140 Kendrick Street, Needham
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The charge for this program is $60 for Members and $100 for Non-Members who pre-register; $70 for Members and $110 for Non-Members who register at-the-door.

Who Should Attend?
CEOs, CTOs and anyone focused on new technology markets.

Open Source has been in the spotlight for the last several years, hailed by some as the only way software will eventually be delivered and downplayed by others as a passing fad. With more and more IT customers including open source requirements in their procurements and more ISV's realizing that Open Source can and frequently must be woven into their proprietary offerings, we are at a crossroads in the deployment of Open Source Software.

Moderated by Bob Zurek, VP, Advanced Technologies and Product Management, Ascential Software, this program will focus on the following questions:

  • What has happened in Open Source over the last 12 months and what to expect over the next few years?
  • What your customers will expect as standard practice regarding incorporation of Open Source in offerings over the next several years?
  • What other companies are already doing in offering hybrid or mixed solutions incorporating both Open Source and Proprietary software?
  • What are the risks, problems and pitfalls faced by today's leading edge companies in addressing customer requirements and desires?

Come hear a panel of industry leaders assess of the current Open Source landscape from three potentially opposing perspectives: an industry analyst offering a big picture view of past efforts, current trends and expected future developments; customers offering the buy side perspective, what they are looking for, and why; and ISV's offering the sell side perspective, what they are willing to offer, and why. Panelists will include:

  • Kirk Klasson, VP of Strategy, Novell
  • Doug Levin, CEO, Black Duck Software
  • Andy Bank, Director, Development, MySQL
  • Peter Quinn, CIO, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Cost: Members
The event is over.

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