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Webinar: Lessons Learned + Future Leaders

By 2020-07-08March 14th, 2024community, Featured, News, Webinar

This webinar covered two strategic topics. VM (Vicky) Brasseur opened with a discussion on Lessons Learned over her wide-ranging career in open source and business. Katy Gibson and Robert Grannells then discussed how an initiative in the UK is fostering Future Leaders in our field, a timely topic given recent observations by parties like Linus regarding the challenge of finding new blood to take over old projects.

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VM (Vicky) Brasseur corporate strategist, open source & technical leader, author, speaker Resume Book About Publications Presentations

VM (Vicky) Brasseur is an award-winning free/open source advocate and corporate strategist, international keynote speaker, and writer. She’s the author of Forge Your Future with Open Source, the only book detailing how to contribute to free/open source (FOSS) projects. Aside from articles in various publications, she also writes about FOSS, business, and their intersection on her blog.

Katy Gibson – Associate Commercial IP/IT Solicitor – Bristows LLP – Co-chair of the OpenUK Future Leaders Group

Katy is an Associate in the Commercial IP/IT Team at Bristows LLP and advises on a variety of matters involving data protection, IT and intellectual property for clients in a range of industries, including those within the Life Sciences and TMT sectors. She trained at Bristows and qualified in 2018.

Robert Grannells – Associate Technology Solicitor – Fieldfisher LLP – Co-chair of the OpenUK Future Leaders Group

Robert is a technology lawyer experienced in advising a variety of clients of all sectors and sizes, on a variety of issues across software, hardware, infrastructure, networking, open source and web technologies. He has extensive knowledge of the actual technology underpinning what his clients do, want they want to use and how they need it to work to get business done.

Amanda Brock, CEO at OpenUK

Amanda is CEO of the UK body for “open technology being open source software, open hardware and open data”, OpenUK; the Chair of the Open Source and Intellectual Property (IP) Advisory Group of the United Nations Technology Innovation Labs;  European Representative of the world’s biggest defensive patent pool, the Open Invention Network;  OASIS Open Projects’ Advisory Council Member(open source and open standards); Advisory Board Member KDE; Advisory Board Member Beamery and Mentors C Suite individuals. 

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