Open World Forum Paris 2009


The Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) movement is revolutionizing IT strategies and the software industry. Are you ready for this paradigm shift? The Open World Forum is the leading global summit bringing together decision-makers from across the world to discuss the technological, financial and social impact of open technologies. With 160 speakers from 20 countries, and a 1,200-strong international audience, the 2008 Edition of the Open World Forum has highlighted the influence that FLOSS will have on the implementation of tomorrow’s major technological advances. Discover the Forum 7 predictions and 80 recommendations. At the hub of the FLOSS revolution, the Open World Forum 2009 will be dedicated to cross-fertilize initiatives for innovation and economic growth thanks to open technology: "FLOSS: AT THE HEART OF THE DIGITAL RECOVERY". On October 1,2 2009, in partnership with the Open Source Think Tank, the Open World Forum will provide a unique opportunity to: * Exploring innovations and future trends in FLOSS, from technologies to business models and governance, with the 2009 FLOSS barometer, technology radars, innovation awards and political meetings. * Building the future of FLOSS for the digital recovery, on the basis of the discussions and recommendations that emerge from a unique global exercise in forward thinking: the 2020 FLOSS RoadMap, * Sharing ideas, forecasts and best practices with the most highly respected experts and entrepreneurs from the field FLOSS, from across the world. * Meeting decision makers, exchanging views and creating synergiesbetween FLOSS community managers, business directors, IT managers, system architects, developers, university researchers and investors from five continents. The Open World Forum 2009 will include a FLOSS Community Summit, an Open CIO Summit, a FLOSS Competence Centers Summit, a FLOSS Politics Summit, an Open Innovation Summit, and several associated events. It will provide the occasion for all FLOSS leaders and stakeholders to meet, and ample opportunities for networking and making new connections. It will serve as a central arena for giving exposure to, and evaluating new FLOSS trends, players and technologies. THE OPEN WORLD FORUM IS AN OPEN EVENT. HAVE A SUGGESTION FOR A SPEAKER OF TOPIC? APPLY ON THE WEBSITE TO CONTRIBUTE. The Open World Forum 2009 will take place right in the center of Paris, in a large convention Center. Visiting the Open World Forum, you will be able to combine business and technology prospecting with the discovery of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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