Now entering its 9th year, the Open Source Think Tank (OSTT) is the industry's only by-invitation event for senior executives to gather and discuss the present and future of open source in a collaborative and collegial manner. The event's unique format, using real world case studies and brainstorming sessions, in conjunction with structured social activities, has made OSTT the industry's must-attend affair.
Theme: Open Source – The Engine of Innovation
Open source, the development model, provides the engine for innovation for many of today's technology advancements, from the Internet of Things to software defined networking, big data and inner source. The impact of Open Source reaches far beyond technology to the frontiers of science, playing a role in the discovery of the Higgs-Boson particle, running on spacecraft and ground stations, aiding drug discovery, and fostering new malaria treatments.
The 9th Annual Open Source Think Tank will explore the impact of open source across the gamut of technologies and the ecosystem they spawn. In particular, this year's Think Tank will highlight the emerging Internet of Things and the role of open source in its evolution and commercialization.
ComputerWorld - Open Source Challenges a Proprietary Internet of Things
New Think Tank Community Leadership Track
Adding a new element this year, the Community Leadership Summit and Open Source Think Tank have partnered to create a unique event for executives and managers involved in community management planning and strategic development. The Think Tank Community Leadership Track will take place the first day of Think Tank, providing a day of sessions and interactive case study discussions designed to better define, manage, and deliver effective community management and relations.
"I founded the Community Leadership Summit to provide a venue for community managers and leaders to share and learn new approaches and techniques for building great communities. A key function in this work is ensuring that the executive team in an organization understands the opportunity, expectations, and required investment in building a strong community. The Open Source Think Tank is the perfect venue to focus on these strategic leadership topics; the combination of attendees, experience, and structured case study provide all the right ingredients to better define open source communities being leveraged by companies today. The Open Source Think Tank Community Leadership Summit track is going to be a perfect complement to an already unique event." - Jono Bacon, Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical and Founder of the Community Leadership Summit