Conference Agenda

July 6, 2016
  • 08:00
    Registration and Networking Breakfast
  • 09:15
    Chair’s Opening Remarks
    Simon Phipps, Director, Open Source Initiative
  • 09:20
    Open Government – Building a Community of Passionate Experts
    Daniel Appelquist, Technical Standards Lead, Government Digital Service
    • How adherence to Open Source and Open Standards not only enables but also directs digital innovation
    • Recognising the capacity for compatibility offered by Open Source libraries and frameworks, Open web and Open Data
    • Celebrating the value of open communities of practice in maximising development and bug fixing
  • 09:40
    Citizen Driven Development with Drupal and
    David Munn, Head of Information Technology, Greater London Authority
    • Combining Open Source, Cloud, DevOps and Agile to build a high quality, user-focused website
    • Committing to agile enabled development to deliver a resilient website to serve City Hall and Londoners alike
  • 10:00
    Questions and Answers
  • 10:15
    Refreshments, Networking and Exhibition
  • 11:00
    Code4Health: NHS Open Source Self-sustaining Development
    Peter Coates, Integrated Digital Care Record Programme Manager, NHS England
    • Realising Open Source development as an efficient, high-quality, low-cost route to deliver safe and compassionate care
    • Initiating, discovering and contributing to an array of software projects via the establishment of the Code4Health development platform
    • Helping to upskill the health specific developer community through the learning and sharing of innovative techniques and new open technologies
  • 11:20
    Open Source at the Cornerstone of the UK’s Tax Administration
    Tim Britten, Project Manager, HMRC Tax Platform, HM Revenue and Customs
    • How the Open Source ethos at HMRC enables continuous delivery and continuous improvement
    • Building a flexible cloud infrastructure that scales with Puppet, Git and vCloud
    • Developing Open Source skills in-house such as the Go Programming Language and contributing to the wider Open Source community
    • Embracing bleeding-edge, microservice based architectures to speed up the build, testing and deployment of web applications
  • 11:40
    Enabling Participation and Technical Excellence through Open Standards
    Marina Latini, Chairwoman, The Document Foundation
    • Introducing the Document Foundation and LibreOffice for the Public Sector
    • Mapping the possibilities of Open Documents – 2016 and beyond
    • Migrating your tech ecosystem to LibreOffice and the Open Document Format (ODF)
    • Giving an overview of business opportunities and LibreOffice certification of competence
  • 12:00
    Questions and Answers
  • 12:15
    Seminar Session 1
  • 13:15
    Lunch and Networking
  • 14:15
    Seminar Session 2

    Please see suggested topics listed at 12:15

  • 15:15
    Refreshments, Networking and Exhibition
  • 15:45
    Open Source in the Public Sector – More than Just Code
    Dr Maha Shaikh, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
    • Focusing on the sauce and not just the source
    • Making sense of building an open source ecosystem in the public sector
    • Policy level recommendations to enable the public sector to innovate with ‘open’
  • 16:05
    An Open Model for Success – The Trafford Innovation and Intelligence Lab
    Jamie Whyte, Head of the Innovation and Intelligence Lab, Trafford Council
    • Employing Open Source GIS technology to create maps-for-good in Trafford
    • Releasing Open Source projects on Github and promoting the open ethos with public facing Trello boards
    • Going beyond Open Source with a fully open ethos for data, knowledge, networks and hardware
    • Open source technology as essential for Open Data projects to improve quality of life in Trafford
  • 16:25
    Open Genomics – Racing to Decode with Open Standards and Open Source
    Fiona Cunningham, Variation Annotation Coordinator, Genome Analysis, European Bioinformatics Institute
    • Depending on open data standards and open source software to drive biological research
    • Evaluating the power of standards to improve communication globally – The Global Alliance for Genomics & Health
    • Considering the possibilities of opening up essential data with modern technologies and practices
  • 16:45
    Questions and Answers
  • 17:00
    Close of Conference and Drinks Reception

Open Source, Open Standards 2016 features a selected range of one-hour seminars that will allow delegates to explore key topics in more detail.

Seminars run in both the morning and afternoon and will encourage interactive discussion, giving you the chance to contribute and share solutions around a number of focused topics led by leaders in the field.

If you believe that you have something to contribute to the day, and want to find out more about engaging the delegation, call Sharon Azam on 0161 211 3057 or email [email protected].

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