Detailed Workshop Outline
In the first presentation, titled The economic impact of software & services on competitiveness and innovation, Frank Niemann, Vice-President Software & SaaS Markets, Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC) GmbH will focus on:
- The potential economic impact of Software and Services and the expected market transformations within the context of emerging Internet and data-driven Technologies,
- the elements that are determinant for growth and competitiveness of the European software and services industry and European industry in general, and
- the actions needed to achieve that economic impact based upon those determining factors.
In the second presentation, titled Innovation Potential of Software Technologies in the context of Horizon 2020, Mike Hinchey, Director at Lero-the Irish Software Research Centre and Professor of Software Engineering, University of Limerick will focus on the Innovation Potential of Software. There are few areas of modern life in which software is not an important (though often invisible) component. Millions of lines of software are used every day many diverse areas from Agriculture to Automotive Systems (including, but not limited to, self-driving cars), Entertainment to Disaster Recovery, FinTech (Finance) to Medicine (both research and treatment). Software is also the major source of innovation and advancement in a large number of areas that are current “hot topics”, such as Internet of Things, Data Science, Big Data, Gamification, Hybrid Cloud Computing and 3D Printing.
In the third presentation, titled Open Source Made in Europe: The Delivery Challenge And How To Address, Cédric Thomas, CEO, OW2 will focus on the Open Source Software (OSS) as a business strategy. More specifically, Dr. Thomas will present the most relevant Free Software and Open Source Models, Lessons from the Software Value Chain and will then propose a proactive OSS Strategy for Collaborative Projects.
In the fourth and final presentation, titled The era of the developer has come, Xavier Poisson, Vice-President, HPE will focus on the era of the developer that is upon us. His talk will touch aspects such as:
- application platforms and tools for trusted app verification
- application portability…an old idea in containers
- play fast and slow. How agile developments meets trusted IT.
The presentations will be followed by a discussion. In this phase attendees will be encouraged to express their opinions on the subjects discussed in the session and to direct comments and questions to the speakers. The results of this discussion will be recorded in a written document and posted on NetFuture website.
Structure of the session:
9:30 Introduction, Moderator: Professor Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano (presentation)
- The economic impact of software & services on competitiveness and innovation,
Frank Niemann, Vice-President Software & SaaS Markets, Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC) GmbH (presentation)
- Innovation Potential of Software Technologies in the context of Horizon 2020, Mike Hinchey, Director at Lero-the Irish Software Research Centre and Professor of Software Engineering, University of Limerick (presentation)
- Open Source Software Made in Europe: How to Improve the Current State Open Source and business models, Cédric Thomas, CEO, OW2 (presentation)
- The era of the developer has come, Xavier Poisson, Vice-President, HPE (presentation)
10:30 Discussion, Questions