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GOSCON will be hosting several panels sessions loaded with industry and Open Source experts. Please refer below for information on the panels, as well as their speakers and moderators.
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Open Source Implementation Panel:


Description: This panel will discuss the management issues related to the selection, acquisition, implementation and support of Open Source software. The differences between the open source and proprietary procurement cycles will also be discussed.

Panelists:



Rich Bader

Rich Bader (Panel Moderator)

President, CEO
EasyStreet Online Services

Rich has earned his salt and pepper hair with over 25 years of experience in high tech companies. Rich’s career spans the minicomputer era at Digital Equipment, the microprocessor and PC revolution at Intel, and now, for over 10 years, leading EasyStreet Online Services in the Internet world.

Rich combines a lifelong passion for technology with an appreciation for markets and customers, finding ways to innovate, satisfy customers, and build successful companies. Rich lived the globetrotting high tech lifestyle for 12 years at Intel, co-founding their successful entry into the PC end user products business. After consulting for numerous companies around the country, Rich gave up the frequent flier miles for the regional focus of EasyStreet, balancing the challenges of high tech, with the rewards of deeper roots.

Rich gives back to the community that supports his company and family. He’s served on numerous boards and committees. Currently, he’s on the SAO Board and Executive Committee, and was appointed by Gov. Kulongowski to the Oregon Growth Account board. A sought-after speaker and emcee, Rich enjoys sharing his experiences in an entertaining way. He also enjoys Oregon’s wines, Cycle Oregon, and playing guitar.

Rich has a BSEE from Northeastern University.



Jim Beard

Jim Beard

Chief Technology Officer
Counterclaim

Jim Beard serves as Chief Technology Officer for Counterclaim. He has been involved with Internet technology and programming for over a dozen years. Over the past several years Jim has kept current with XML and legal related XML developments. Mr. Beard has participated in several legal industry standardization projects, including the Georgia Interoperability project, the California Second Generation Electronic Filing Specifications (2GEFS), and the Open XML Court Interface (OXCI) Project. Jim maintains an Open Source Electronic Filing Manager application that has seen use in state court systems. He is familiar with the current state of legal industry related XML specifications and has published a number of articles regarding the state of Open Source software in the legal industry.




Jorg Janke

Jorg Janke

Founder
Compiere

Jorg Janke is the initial contributor of Compiere, the primary Open Source Business Application with 900,000+ downloads. As the principal of ComPiere, Inc he build a worldwide partner network with 60+ companies to help Compiere users. Compiere is primarily used in distribution and service industries, but also by port authorities, correctional facilities as well as local governments.

Jorg has 25 years experience in ERP software development with companies like ADV/Orga (SAP was a reseller and rewrote it), Unisys and was Director in Oracle Applications Development Division. Jorg is a techie by heart is a trained accountant and holds an MBA.




Timothy Ney

Timothy Ney

Executive Director
GNOME Foundation

Tim Ney has served as the GNOME Foundation's executive director since 2001, having participated in the foundation's formation as a member of it's Advisory Board. Mr. Ney has a wealth of experience working for non-profit organizations from technology to arts and media. He served as the Executive Director of the Independent Feature Project, an association of independent filmmakers and has produced documentary and feature films, including one shot in Germany. Previously at the Free Software Foundation, Mr. Ney is very familiar with the free and open software community and business model. He has advised governments in Brazil, Chile and Korea.

Having joined the GNOME Foundation at less than one year from its inception, Mr. Ney has played a crucial role in growing and developing the Foundation in its formative years. He oversees the GNOME Foundation's legal, administrative, and fundraising efforts, as well as the organization of GUADEC, the GNOME Summit in Boston and Forum GNOME in Brasil.



Andy Singleton

Andy Singleton

President
Assembla

Singleton is President of Assembla, bringing open source processes and applications to the world of enterprise software. Assembla is working to organize and support industry collaboratives which will build and maintain the next generation of community source applications. Assembla will be launching the Appshare portal, a free resource for planning and managing software projects in a way that maximizes code re-use and cross-organizational collaboration.

Singleton previously founded PowerSteering Software, an enterprise software company and ASP that provides project portfolio management and collaboration tools for thousands of users managing billions of dollars worth of projects at companies like Raytheon, EMC, Tyco, and Textron. Before that, Singleton founded Web consulting firm Cambridge Interactive, which launched e-businesses for Giga, CERA, Forum, and other leading research and advisory firms. In his career he has launched more than 20 new product lines, designed hardware, software, and information services, worked as a Wall street analyst, and done research into genetic programming, the automated evolution of computer programs.




Open Source Strategy Panel:


Description: This panel will discuss long term strategic implications, risks and opportunities related to the gradual adoption of Open Source products or methods by an organization.

Panelists:



Terry Bollinger

Terry Bollinger

Analyst
MITRE Corporation

Terry Bollinger is an IT Analyst at the MITRE Corporation. He works for the Pentagon on issues related to selection and funding of advanced software research, and on how to encourage faster, more effective military use of emerging private sector information technologies. Terry researched and wrote a widely quoted 2003 MITRE report that documents widespread U.S. military use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), and which identifies examples of how open source software contributes positively to national security.

Terry is the author of the Linux article in the Wiley Encyclopedia of Software Engineering (2nd ed.), a co-recipient of the Potomac Forum Leadership Award for his work on FOSS issues, and special editor of an IEEE Software special issue on Linux. He was an editor of IEEE Software for six years, and received an IEEE Millennium Medal for his years of contribution to software engineering. His most recent (December 2004) special issue of IEEE Software addressed the thorny problem of how to guarantee the continuity of critical software properties such as security, scalability, and maintainability in the face of rapid changes and global networking.

In 2004, Terry was an early voice in emphasizing the rapidly escalating dangers of spyware in home and enterprise systems, and in providing practical advice for repairing and securing infected laptops and PCs.



Bernard Golden

Bernard Golden

Chief Executive Officer
Navica

Bernard Golden is Chief Executive Officer of Navica, a consulting firm offering open source strategy, implementation, and training services. Bernard is a well-known authority on open source, particularly regarding enterprise adoption and use of open source. He writes a regular column on open source software for CIO Magazine, and is the author of “Succeeding with Open Source” (Addison-Wesley, 2005), as well as the forthcoming “Open Source Best Practices.” Contact him at bgolden@navica.com.



Peter Shee

Peter Shee


Strategic Planning Manager
Intel

Pete Shee has 20+ years of experiences in technical and strategic planning fields with major technology companies such as AMD, Intel. He also served as the President for Cardwell International Inc, a high-tech start company during the internet boom of early 90’s developing PC connectivity devices. Currently, He is the strategic planning manager for the Intel Channel Software Operations, a group specifically created in 2004 by Intel to support the OSS industry initiatives. His recent year efforts in Intel have involved in-depth research of the developing regions’ needs for technology, with focus on government policy on technology, and education technology adoption. His current job responsibility includes initiating and supporting the internal and external OSS projects, strategy / product planning for the group.




Navin V. Nagiah

Navin V. Nagiah


CEO & President
CIGNEX Technologies Inc.

Mr. Nagiah is currently President & CEO of CIGNEX Technologies Inc. His most recent positions held include President & CEO of Xisource Inc --- an enterprise software solutions provider for complex procurement and contract management; Managing Director, Asia for Internet Securities Inc. (a Euromoney Institutional Investor Company --- LSE: ERM), and General Manager, Products for Internet Securities Inc. Mr. Nagiah has completed his Masters in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University, Kansas.


Bart Massey

Bart Massey (Panel Moderator)


Assistant Professor
Portland State University

Bart Massey is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Portland State University, and faculty with the Oregon Master of Software Engineering program. His principal research area is open source software engineering methodologies and tools. Bart has a BA in Physics from Reed College, an MS CS in Programming Languages from University of Oregon, and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from U. Oregon. Bart has been active in the open source community for over 20 years, with industry background in software engineering at Tektronix, Inc.


Roger Hurwitz

Roger Hurwitz


Linux Client Architecture Group Manager
Intel

Roger Hurwitz runs the Linux software architecture group in the Channel Software Operation (CSO) at Intel. CSO provides platform enabling software to Intel's resellers worldwide. Roger also works closely with the Open Source community to address issues effecting customer satisfaction with Intel's Linux client platforms. Roger has been with Intel for 15 years and was formerly with Intel's Corporate Technology Group (CTG) where he was responsible for a number of Intel's system technology research initaitives. Roger's UNIX roots at Intel go way back: he started his career helping to put into place Intel's UNIX-based worldwide factory automation infrastructure.

CIO Perspectives Panel:


Description: Features senior agency IT management who will share their stories of challenges and successes in open source procurements and projects for their organizations. Host state Oregon agency CIO's from Department of Transportation, Human Services, and Corrections, along with California's Air Resources Board CIO and City of Newport News IT Director will participate.

Panelists:



Andy Stein

Andy Stein

Conference Steering Committee Member
Director of Information Technology
City of Newport News, VA

Andy Stein is Director of Information Technology at the City of Newport News, Virginia.  Using Open Source as a model for collaborative software development, the City of Newport News is actively participating in and promoting the use of CORE and GOCC, two software repositories for government organizations. The City of Newport News has developed a strategy to replace legacy applications through a collaborative process with other public entities.

In addition to his current work in Government, Andy’s professional background includes management and operation of large scaleable computing environments in the finance industry, as well as work in application development, relational database and systems architecture in IBM’s Consulting practice in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.  Notably, he designed and implemented the first RISC chip for IBM in the mid 1980’s.




Bill Welty

Bill Welty

CIO
State of California Air Resources Board

Bill was appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the California Air Resources Board in 1990. As CIO, he has overall responsibility for information technology systems, services, policies and operations. The ARB has been providing public access to air quality data via the web since 1994, relying on open source solutions, like Linux, Apache, PHP, to do so since 1995.

Previously, Bill served as the Agency Information Officer for the California Environmental Protection Agency. He also directed the Office of Technology Adaptation and Planning for the California State Controller's Office, introducing innovative uses for desktop computers and office technologies.

Bill has over 20 years of experience in applying information technologies to improve employee productivity, leveraging partnerships with clients to develop useful and reliable low cost business systems.

Bill has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified California Community College Instructor in computer studies.

Bill resides in El Dorado Hills, California, with his wife Charlene, where he serves as president of his local community services district.


Ben Berry

Ben Berry

Chief Information Officer
Oregon’s Department of Transportation

Mr. Ben Berry serves as ODOT’s Chief Information Officer providing overall leadership, planning, development, and delivery of information technology services for ODOT and several other non-transportation organizations. As the second largest State Agency in Oregon, he is responsible for systems supporting highways, bridges, rail service, right-of-way determinations, DMV and Motor Carrier Commercial Trucking inspections and licensing throughout the state. He is the former Chief Technology Officer of Providence Health System supporting the Oregon Service Area of 7 hospitals and 33 clinics. Mr. Berry has held executive and management positions in industries such as State and Local government, healthcare, telecommunications, aerospace/defense and airport transportation. He received his M.B.A. from UCLA and a B.S. in Life Science from the University of Portland. He has 25+ years in computer software program management and operations, computer applications development and design, and systems development for public and private sectors both in the U.S.A. and the Middle-East.



Bill Crowell

Bill Crowell

Chief Information Officer
Oregon Department of Human Services

Bill Crowell joined the Oregon DHS as its Chief Information Officer responsible for the department’s Information Technology organization in April 2004. Before joining DHS, he served in senior management positions within the publishing, manufacturing and consulting businesses with over 30 years experience in managing IT organizations. He also served for two years as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Systems at the U.S. Department of Treasury. Crowell holds bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Richmond, VA and an MBA from the University of Virginia.



Curt Pederson

Curt Pederson

Chief Information Officer
Oregon’s Department of Transportation

Curt Pederson, Chief Information Officer for Oregon State University, has led a successful turnaround strategy to re-establish financial and organizational credibility, following a major financial crisis. During the last eight years Information Services has reorganized, improved and expanded services and continues to build toward a sound infrastructure for Oregon State University research, teaching and learning. Recently, he has assumed the duties of the former Oregon University System CIO and now provides IT services to the Chancellor’s Office as well as the four regional universities in Oregon. Before joining Oregon State University, Curt served as Oregon’s first state Chief Information Officer and as Associate Director of Information Services for the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. In both Oregon and Washington he was recognized for his success with legislators and government officials to fund innovative technology initiatives. Prior to his work in government he spent over 20 years managing most administrative and several operating functions of the 12th largest public electric utility in the United States.



John Koreski

John Koreski

Assistant Director
General Services for the Oregon Department of Corrections

John Koreski currently serves as the Assistant Director of General Services for the Oregon Department of Corrections, where he is responsible for oversight of the department’s information, fiscal, facilities maintenance, and distribution services. John has been with Oregon state government for the past 26 years. Prior to coming to t Corrections John worked for 23 years at the Department Human Services where he gained a great deal of experience in that agency though his roles including Deputy Chief Information Officer, Project Manager, Operational Manager, Data Base Analyst, Systems Analyst, and Programmer.

John is an active member within the information technology community. He is a member of the Oregon Association of Government Information Technology Manager. John is also holds a seat on the State of Oregon Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council where he has served as past vice chair and then chair of that council.

John has a bachelor’s degree in Corrections from Western Oregon University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Lewis and Clark College.


Open Source IT Skills:


Description: What does it take to build an organization that can maintain or support an environment as it migrates from legacy to open systems?  Our panelists will discuss their experience and approaches to staffing, training, recruitment and retention of open source-skilled personnel.

Panelists:



Ben Berry

Ben Berry (Panel Moderator)

Chief Information Officer
Oregon’s Department of Transportation

Mr. Ben Berry serves as ODOT’s Chief Information Officer providing overall leadership, planning, development, and delivery of information technology services for ODOT and several other non-transportation organizations. As the second largest State Agency in Oregon, he is responsible for systems supporting highways, bridges, rail service, right-of-way determinations, DMV and Motor Carrier Commercial Trucking inspections and licensing throughout the state. He is the former Chief Technology Officer of Providence Health System supporting the Oregon Service Area of 7 hospitals and 33 clinics. Mr. Berry has held executive and management positions in industries such as State and Local government, healthcare, telecommunications, aerospace/defense and airport transportation. He received his M.B.A. from UCLA and a B.S. in Life Science from the University of Portland. He has 25+ years in computer software program management and operations, computer applications development and design, and systems development for public and private sectors both in the U.S.A. and the Middle-East.



Bill Welty

Bill Welty

CIO
State of California Air Resources Board

Bill was appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the California Air Resources Board in 1990. As CIO, he has overall responsibility for information technology systems, services, policies and operations. The ARB has been providing public access to air quality data via the web since 1994, relying on open source solutions, like Linux, Apache, PHP, to do so since 1995.

Previously, Bill served as the Agency Information Officer for the California Environmental Protection Agency. He also directed the Office of Technology Adaptation and Planning for the California State Controller's Office, introducing innovative uses for desktop computers and office technologies.

Bill has over 20 years of experience in applying information technologies to improve employee productivity, leveraging partnerships with clients to develop useful and reliable low cost business systems.

Bill has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified California Community College Instructor in computer studies.

Bill resides in El Dorado Hills, California, with his wife Charlene, where he serves as president of his local community services district.

Last modified Monday, October 17 - 02:00 PM

Ben Berry

Oregon Department of Transportation CIO

"As a CIO, I have to be on the forefront of understanding how the technology can boost the business opportunity for service delivery and competitive advantage. By bringing together OSS thought leaders, GOSCON sets the stage for these crucial conversations."

 
 

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