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Open-Source Conference

10th May 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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In partnership with the BCS and OSHUG, this conference explores the increasingly vital role of open-source as an enabler in the world of electronic systems. It will provide attendees with an informative view of:

  • The benefits and challenges of using open-source
  • Leading electronic systems organisation using open-source today sharing their experience
  • The breadth of opportunities presented by open-source, from application software down to silicon IP
  • Open-source capabilities from a range of leading suppliers

 

Draft Agenda

09:30  Arrival and Registration

10:00  Session 1: Opportunities & Challenges in Open-Source

Hear from organisations across a number of industry sectors, looking at the value open-source provides to them and some of the associated challenges.

“Open-Source: The Great Enabler for IoT Greatness (and Mediocrity)”
– Omer Kilic, Den Automation

“Sailing the Open Seas”
– Saar Drimer, Boldport

“Opening Networks with Open Hardware”
– Andrew Moore, University of Cambridge

12:00  LUNCH

13:00  Session 2: Practical Solutions
This session will focus on open-source technology in practice. Topics covered will include open-source verification tools, support and legal aspects such as licensing and contracts.

“Red, Amber, Green: Free and Open-Source Software in the Supply Chain – When to Avoid, Tread Carefully and Embrace”
– Andrew Katz, Moorcrofts LLP

“Open-Source Tools for the Electronics Systems Industry”
– Jeremy Bennett, Embecosm

14:30  BREAK

15:00  Session 3: First Hand Experiences and the Future
Talks at the start of the day explored the challenges and the conference will conclude with exemplar success stories.

“Establishing a Corporate Open-Source Group: Journey and Lessons Learned”
– Gurj Bahia, Samsung

“Open-Source Field Programmable RF Technology Driving Innovation in Wireless Networks”
Ebrahim Busheri, Lime Microsystems

“lowRISC – an Open-Source System-on-Chip Design”
– Alex Bradbury, lowRISC

16:00  Panel Discussion
Whilst this event provides a focal-point, the real opportunity lies in identifying actions that advance the capabilities of the electronic systems community in utilising the opportunities provided by open-source software. The panel discussion will focus on the identification of some areas for further work.

16:30  Event Close

 

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Thank you to our Sponsors:

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For additional sponsorship opportunities, please contact [email protected]

 

Details

Date:
10th May 2016
Time:
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Organiser

Derek Boyd
Email:
derek.boyd@nmi.org.uk

Venue

BCS London, 1st Floor
The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street
London, WC2E 7HA United Kingdom
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