Keynote: State of Open - What we all need to know about the world and open source
- The journey to open source software winning the war - Is the war won? - Live challenges to the status and future of open source software This will be a strategic talk, focusing on an understanding of what makes open source software work, its successes and the challenges faced by its disruptive force on business and revenue generation and the impact on it of geopolitical shift, actual war and business revenue.
CEO of OpenUK
Amanda Brock is CEO of OpenUK, the UK body for the business of Open Technology; Board Member, Open Source Initiative; Cabinet Office Open Standards Board Member; Advisory Board Member: KDE, Free BSD, Planet Crust, Everseen, and Mimoto; Charity Trustee Creative Crieff and GeekZone; and European Representative of the Open Invention Network. Amanda was awarded the 2022 UK Lifetime Achievement Award in the Women, Influence & Power Awards. She is the editor of Open Source, Law, Policy and Practise, being published open access by OUP in July 2022. A lawyer of 25 years’ experience, she previously chaired the Open Source and IP Advisory Group of the United Nations Technology Innovation Labs, sat on the OASIS Open Projects and UK Government Energy Sector Digitalisation Task Force Advisory Boards, and was General Counsel of Canonical for 5 years.