Open CeBIT business conference – special price

The Open Source business conference, a major part of the Open CeBIT expo and conference at CeBIT this year is looking great. With Simon Phipps from Sun, Mary Ann Fisher fro IBM, great local implementation case studies and loads more. Anyway, they’ve just announced a special $199 ticket so if you are thinking of going, register ASAP as the price is only available this week. I totally recommend this for anyone interested in the business applicability of FOSS, whether they be potential users, developers of or companies building a business around FOSS. To register simply call +61 2 9280 3400. See you there!

Who’s exhibiting at Open CeBIT 2007

So, as some of you know, Jeff and I are working with Hannover Fairs to make sure Open CeBIT (the Open Source bit at CeBIT) is incredible. I’ve spoken about the conference, but check out all the exhibitors who have already signed up.

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We also have Ingres, and a few others who are yet to go on the website, so we have already a pretty good cross section of the industry, but the aim is to have over 20 companies, and possibly 30 there, so if you are interested in exhibiting, contact us as there are loads of options, even for the little guys 🙂

Mitchell Baker – coming to Open CeBIT

As some of you know, Jeff and I are working on “Open CeBIT”, the Open Source expo and conference part of CeBIT 2007. This is the first time CeBIT will have such a huge range of the Open Source industry participating. CeBIT previously had an Open Source area however it had little input from the industry, so this year they’ve brought us in to make sure it rocks for both the industry and decision makers in business.

I’m coordinating the business conference, and I’m extremely happy with the line up:

  • Mitchell Baker – Mozilla Foundation
  • Mary Ann Fisher – IBM
  • Simon Phipps – Sun
  • Mark Spencer – Digium/Asterisk
  • … and lots of other excellent speakers

This is exactly the sort of event to get IT decision makers along to. The more that senior management understands Open Source, the better it is for everyone, hence our agreement to run an Open Source conference focused on business.

We announced our participation in Open CeBIT at our launch last year, which Jeff will be blogging about soon 🙂