Committee Program

PIERRE BAUDRACCO
CEO, BlueMind

Currently the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BlueMind, the Open Source alternative to the Microsoft Exchange messaging service, previously I founded and directed one of the first Open Source software service companies. This combined experience in service models and as an Open Source editor, as well as my high level of investment in the professional Open Source ecosystem have ensured me a global vision of this market and its challenges.

This Presidency of the programme offers the opportunity to highlight the key role of Open Source and its models in the digital revolution that is transforming our society as well as the challenges that lie ahead of us.

   
   

CAROLINE CORBAL
Consultant, Inno3

Fascinated by the challenges and opportunities offered by open digital, in 2015, I joined the team of Inno3, an open innovation specialist. Extremely involved in the OpenGov sector (DemocracyOS France, f0rk.fr), I contribute to the development of digital commons for citizen participation.

I am very enthusiastic about the idea of working on the Ecosystem theme in close collaboration with those who act for open, free and shared innovation.

   
   
   


STEPHANE VINCENT
Director of RUN Activities, Alter Way

Having worked with Alter Way for almost 10 years, I have seen the Open Source ecosystem evolve as much in terms of Applications as in terms of Infrastructure, and, today, this offers me a 360° view of this ecosystem that is constantly evolving.

For me, this Vice-Presidency will be the opportunity to show all the diversity and dynamism that is constantly being renewed.

   
   
   


LAURENT MARIE
CEO, Worteks

Since 2000, via a career in various structures, I have intervened in the open source field in the frame of thematic conferences and shows. My initial mission involved democratising these solutions among major computer decision-makers and coordinating integration teams around these projects. .

Now at the head of WORTEKS, an integrator that is turning the corner to become an Open Source editor, my participation in POSS 2018 offers the opportunity to highlight Open Source solutions and share the challenges of the Open Source edition solution with others.

   
   
   



PATRICK KOUASSI
CEO, Smile Ivory Coast



I began my career at the hosting provider Ikoula Networks, where I first began working on open-source solutions. In 2007 I joined the corporate division of Telecom Italia as a Service Manager, before later joining the Iliad group (Free). My passion for open source quite naturally led me to join the Smile group in 2010 as Director of the Systems and Infrastructure Hub.

Since 2012, I have set up and directed the Smile Ivory Coast and Burkina branches, the group's first branches in Sub-Saharan Africa, and have been working in parallel on developing open-source initiatives in the countries where we operate.

 

 

       




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