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Bitkom Forum Open Source 2023

Open Source. Shaping together! #bfoss23

The 9. Forum Open Source took place

  • on Wednesday, 27th September 2023
  • Steigerwaldstadion, Mozartallee 3, 99096 Erfurt, Germany. 

Speakerinnen & Speaker

Here you find the Speakers of the 9th Bitkom Forum Open Source. 

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Here you find the detailed program with all speakers.

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Our passion is the analysis and visualization of software structures: We identify hidden risks in software systems and support technical due diligence. Bitsea is a pioneer in the automated structured testing of software systems. Founded in Sankt Augustin in 2008, we advise international corporations and medium-sized companies in all industries on software quality and compliance.

Bitsea has more than fifteen years of experience in consulting on open source software (OSS) and offers solutions in the field of OSS compliance based on ISO 5230. At Bitkom, we are involved in the Open Source working group and are a partner of OpenChain. We use innovative technologies to evaluate and optimize software and thus ensure that software products are future-proof in the long term.

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PwC is the leading auditing and consulting firm in Germany and sees it as its mission to build social trust and solve important problems. Our customers include global players as well as local heroes, the public sector, associations and NGOs.

We enable the secure, license-compliant, sustainable, tool-supported and future-oriented handling of open source software as a supporter of the digitization of products and services as well as your digital sovereignty by means of our professional consulting, testing and certification services as well as OSS Managed Services.

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Red Hat

Als weltweit größter Anbieter von Open-Source-Software-Lösungen für Unternehmen stellen wir Linux-, Cloud-, Container- und Kubernetes-Technologien bereit. Red Hat bietet robuste Lösungen, die es Unternehmen erleichtern, plattform- und umgebungsübergreifend zu arbeiten – vom Rechenzentrum bis zum Netzwerkrand.

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a leading international technology group that has stood for technical excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active worldwide, with a focus on power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, as well as automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Through the independently managed company Siemens Mobility, one of the leading providers of intelligent mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is also shaping the global market for passenger and freight transport. Through its majority stakes in the listed companies Siemens Healthineers and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens is also one of the world's leading providers of medical technology and digital health services as well as environmentally friendly solutions for onshore and offshore wind power generation.

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The Sonatype platform empowers speed and security in open source development. It gives organizations total control of their SDLC for more confidence in every piece of open source code, source code, and containerized code.

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NORDEMANN is a well-rehearsed team of established lawyers with broad international experience in the field of IP/IT. In addition to IT law and open source, its expertise includes trademark and competition law, copyright law, design law, licensing agreement law, patent and technology law, antitrust law and publishing law. In these areas, we also regularly comment on the law on which we advise in scientific journals and are the editor of several standard works in copyright law, trademark law and competition law.

We advise international and national corporations, companies, associations and clubs, e.g. in the areas of film, software, sports, games, pharmaceuticals & life sciences, research & development, automotive & mobility and e-commerce. NORDEMANN stands for special experience and competence in intellectual property law and information technology.

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At the end of March, the Call for Speakers for the Open Source Forum ended. From a large number of submissions on the topics of contribution, compliance, governance & security, communities and collaboration, the program committee compiles the program of the event. You can expect exciting lectures, live demos, hands-on sessions, lightning talks and panel discussions.

The program will be published here during the month of May.

Call for Partners

You want to become a partner of the event? Take the opportunity to position yourself as a knowledge carrier in the field of open source and to present yourself to a relevant target group.

If you are interested in becoming a partner, please contact Dr. Frank Termer (f.termer@bitkom.org).