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Friday, August 23 • 12:20pm - 12:55pm
Case Study: When the Open Source Program Office is Responsible for Innovation - Mark Gisi, Wind River

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The Open Source Program Office is responsible for several mission critical tasks including managing: open source strategy, policy, open source in products, community contributions and engagements, attracting talent, and cross group collaboration.

Our program office was also tasked with “fostering grassroots innovation” by leveraging open source principles. Although our company staffs a formal research team, we wanted to obtain an additional boost by embracing the “scratch and itch” principle to empower employees at ALL levels. The value creation and cultural impact has been fantastic – creating new product features, new offerings, customer demos, improved processes, and compelling tradeshow presentations. We present the playbook and software tools developed to support this mission, and share several success stories (some of which you might find surprising).

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Mark Gisi

Director, Open Source, Wind River
Mark Gisi, Director of Open Source Programs at Wind River Systems, is manager of the open source program office responsible for open source adoption; risk mitigation; community engagement and innovation acceleration. Mark is also a lead contributor to the Hyperledger Software Parts... Read More →

Friday August 23, 2019 12:20pm - 12:55pm PDT
Aqua Salon D