September 27-30, 2021
Seattle, Washington, USA + Virtual
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Wednesday, September 29 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
(VIRTUAL) Panel Discussion: How Government OSPOs Deliver Value for Citizens at Scale - Astor Nummelin Carlberg, OpenForum Europe; Maurizio Maria Gazzola, United Nations; Clare Dillon, Mosslabs; Mala Kumar, GitHub; Gijs Hillenius, European Commission

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This establishment of OSPOs to achieve open source goals is gaining momentum in the public sector. In this panel discussion, we will learn from real-life experiences how OSPOs can be employed at international, regional and municipal levels to accelerate digital policy. Public sector OSPOs share many goals of corporate OSPOs, but can also differ dramatically in terms of scope and focus. Moreover, in a network, OSPOs can form the institutional infrastructure to reach public sector open source goals at a global scale. Representatives from the European Commission OSPO, the United Nations, OpenForum Europe and the French Government will share their own OSPO experiences and plans. Facilitated by Clare Dillon of Mosslabs, the panel will explore common strategies and principles that help the establishment of public sector OSPOs and best practices for scaling their efforts.

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Bastien Guerry

Free Software Officer, Direction Interministérielle du Numérique (French Government)
Bastien Guerry is the free software officer for the French public administration. He first studied philosophy and cognitive sciences. He got interested in the free software movement in the late 90's and taught himself how to program by contributing to GNU Emacs. In 2008, he got involved... Read More →
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Clare Dillon

ED, InnerSource Commons
Clare Dillon has spent over 25 years working with developers and developer communities. She is a co-founder of the Open Ireland Network, a community for those interested in advancing open source at a national level in Ireland. Last year, she was also appointed Executive Director of... Read More →
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Mala Kumar

Director, Tech for Social Good, GitHub
Mala Kumar is a UX researcher and designer, and has worked on social good projects globally for the private sector, the United Nations, INGOs and non-profits in both English and French. I founded and currently lead the Tech for Social Good program at GitHub in the Social Impact t... Read More →
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Astor Nummelin Carlberg

Executive Director, OpenForum Europe
Astor Nummelin Carlberg is OFE’s Executive Director, responsible for the overall vision and activities of the organisation and policy development. Astor is a thought-leader specialised in open source policy and increasing the potential of the public sector to engage and be a part... Read More →
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Maurizio Maria Gazzola

Chief of Strategic Technology Solutions, United Nations Office of Information and Communication Technology
Maurizio Gazzola has 20+ years of experience in management roles in ICT programmes of large international organizations like the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the United Nations. Maurizio’s expertise lies in the development, implementation and delivery of... Read More →
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Gijs Hillenius

Project Officer, European Commission Open Source Programme Office

Wednesday September 29, 2021 11:30am - 12:20pm PDT
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