The Next Black Swan in Open Source - Matt Asay, 10gen
VCs try to pick winners among possible portfolio companies, but enterprise IT is increasingly tasked with figuring out the open-source projects that will gather the most momentum and emulate Linux's success. The problem, however, is that despite a range of attributes open-source projects need to succeed, the breakout successes remain "Black Swans," coming out of nowhere to dominate the industry. In this session, Matt Asay will highlight key attributes to look for in open-source projects worth bringing into the enterprise, and against the backdrop of Black Swan theory will identify ways to predict the unpredictable: the next big open-source project.
Vice President, Corporate Strategy, 10gen
Matt is the Vice President, Corporate Strategy at 10gen. Matt was SVP of Business Development and Interim CEO at HTML5 platform provider Strobe, which was acquired by Facebook in 2011. Previous to this Matt served as the COO at Canonical and GM of Alfrescoâs Americas business, helping both to significantly grow revenues. Matt serves as an advisor to several open-source companies, founded the Open Source Business Conference, and writes a regular column for The Register.
Tuesday November 6, 2012 10:10am - 10:55am
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