TransferSummit event looks into the future of Open Source

TransferSummit 2011, the enterprise-research forum on Open Source, will take place 5-8 September at Keble College, Oxford, to provide an intimate setting to address the requirements, challenges, and opportunities in the use, development, licensing, and future of Open Source technology.

This year's theme, “Open Innovation Everywhere”, features a mobile focus and special government summit. Only TransferSummit provides strategic solutions that improve collaboration between commercial and academic concerns, offers access to influencers and valuable research, and transfers creative ideas to meet business challenges through the use of Open Source technologies. Highlights include:

  • Keynote by Tony Hey, senior VP of Microsoft Research Connections on “Standards, Interoperability and Open Source”;

  • Plenary by Mark O'Neill, CIO: DCMS Open Data Campaign/Communities and Local Government, Founder of Cabinet Office Skunkworks project on "Innovating in Government ICT";

  • Special presentation by Tariq Rashid, Home Office lead architect on "UK Government Open Source Action Plan";

  • Presentations by Adobe, London School of Economics, The MITRE Corporation, RedHat, University of Bolton, Canonical, WSO2, HP, OSS Watch, Outercurve Foundation, Sirius, Wikimedia, University of Oxford, OpenDirective, eBay, Alfresco, Mozilla, Moorcrofts, IBM, and more;

  • Ample networking opportunities and events that include Open Gadget Playtime, Birds/Beers of a Feather sessions, and "Best of British" gala dinner;

  • Hands-on, pre-conference trainings on diverse topics including licensing, governance, and sustainability connect today's challenges with upcoming opportunities in Open Source.

Limited to just 300 participants, TransferSummit is intimate and interactive, offering EGI Members a unique opportunity to meet, learn, and debate with key representatives from a wide range of research projects, businesses, and government. The many sessions on open development will be of particular interest to both individual members and EGI itself in ensuring that collaborative development of the strategic Unified Middleware Distribution is as effective as possible, and enhances the roadmap.

The organizers of TransferSummit are pleased to extend members of the EGI Community 10% off trainings and general registration rates to those who register before Friday 26 August. To ensure a spot is reserved for you, please sign up at and use the discount code “EGI” on the payment page. See you in Oxford!

Stay informed by following the latest event updates posted on the @TransferSummit Twitter feed and #TS11 hashtag.

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