Open Source All-Star Lineup on February 11

Uncategorized Posted Jan 7, 2006 by metropolis

Give up a Saturday in February (Who wants to ski anyway?) and you can listen to some of the luminaries of the open source world in one handy spot. The MIT Enterprise Forum’s Winter Conference, which typically attracts 400 people, will focus this year on the risks and rewards of open source technology. The event will be held on February 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Burlington Marriott. Enterprise Forum members can attend for just $95.00; non-members for $130.00. (Note: Early bird rates.)

I’ve had fun serving on a 12-person committee to help organize this event and we’re thrilled that we’ve landed some of the really big names in this sector:

Matthew Szulik, Chairman, CEO and President, Red Hat
Marc Fleury, Founder, Chairman and CEO, JBoss

Panelists and Moderators:
Andy Astor, President and CEO, EnterpriseDB
Murray Berkowitz, Technology Partner, Kodiak Venture Partners
Larry Bohn, Managing Partner, General Catalyst Partners
Nat Friedman, Vice President, Linux Desktop, Novell
Theresa Friday, Vice President of Marketing, Palamida
Michael Goulde, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research
Anne Thomas Manes, VP and Research Director, Burton Group
Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director, Eclipse Foundation
Stephen O’Grady, Analyst and Co-founder, RedMonk
Michael Overly, Partner, Foley and Lardner LLP
Simon Phipps, Chief Open Source Officer, Sun Microsystems
Thomas J. Reynolds, Ph.D., Sr. Executive Director, Information
Systems and Technologies, Idenix Pharmaceuticals
William J. Rich, President and CEO, Pingtel
David R. Skok, General Partner, Matrix Partners
Bob Zurek, Director, Advanced Technologies, IBM Software Group

For bios on these notable presenters, check here. To register, check here.