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Thursday, July 14 • 16:50 - 17:30
Showing Management the Light: Explaining the Business Strategy Behind Investing in Community Best Practices - Shane Coughlan, Insignary

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It can be hard to explain strategic investment in Free Software / Open Source to the management and legal teams inside companies. It is especially hard if you want to talk about investment in compliance and governance. This talk will give engineers and project managers the language they need to show how Free Software / Open Source delivers value from a business perspective. It will make the case for allocating resources to leverage Open Source effectively and will include real-world examples from ten years of building bridges between the community and businesses in Europe. It will primarily focus on Open Source compliance, often regarded as a cost centre, but actually an important part of obtaining and maintaining commercial value.

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Shane Coughlan

VP, Global Business Development, Insignary
Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication, security and business development. He is well known for building bridges between commercial and non-commercial stakeholders in the technology sector. His professional accomplishments include establishing a legal department for the primary NGO promoting Free Software in Europe, building a professional network of over 270 legal counsel and technical experts across 4 continents, and launching the first... Read More →

Thursday July 14, 2016 16:50 - 17:30

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