Your Open Source Playbook for 2016

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Is your company looking to transform digitally? More enterprise executives are realizing that an active open source software strategy is critical to transforming their business in the software-driven economy. While developers may rejoice, other parts of the organization may struggle with what this means for their processes and role requirements.

Join RedMonk analyst, Stephen O’Grady, and Pivotal’s Director of Open Source, Roman Shaposhnik, to learn:

  • Why open source is critical to digital transformation
  • What best practices to follow to avoid pitfalls
  • Where you should start to make changes and gain quick wins

By the end of this webinar you should have a high-level checklist for 2016 to make open source software support your digital transformation vision.


Stephen O'Grady
Principal Analyst and Co-Founder, RedMonk

Based in Portland, Maine, Stephen O'Grady’s job is to help companies understand developers better and to help developers. He focuses on infrastructure software such as programming languages, operating systems and databases, as well as covering horizontal industry trends such as open source and cloud computing. Stephen is also a regular contributor to GearMonk, the RedMonk blog reviewing the latest gear. He is the author of “The New Kingmakers” and is regularly cited in publications such as the New York Times, BusinessWeek and the Boston Globe.

Roman Shaposhnik
Director of Open Source, Pivotal

Roman Shaposhnik is leading the effort to transform Pivotal’s Data business into a 100% open source endeavor. He is a member of Apache Software Foundation, committer on Apache Hadoop, and, as of late, a man behind the ODPi.org curtain. Roman has been involved in Open Source software for more than a decade and has hacked projects ranging from Linux kernel to the flagship multimedia library called FFmpeg. He grew up at Sun microsystems where he had an opportunity to learn from the best software engineers in the industry. Roman's alma mater is St. Petersburg State University, Russia (the school that almost turned him into a mathematician).


Dormain Drewitz
Director, Product Marketing, Pivotal Big Data Suite

Dormain Drewitz is Director of Product Marketing for Pivotal Big Data Suite at Pivotal. Prior to Pivotal, she was Director of Platform Marketing at Riverbed Technology. Prior to Riverbed, she spent over five years as a technology investment analyst, closely following enterprise infrastructure software companies and industry trends. Dormain holds a B. A. in History from the University of California at Los Angeles.