Gaël Blondelle is passionate about open source software and open source ecosystems. He joined the Eclipse Foundation in 2013 and now serves as Chief Membership Officer. He has been involved in the open source arena for more than 18 years in a number of key roles.
Gaël co-founded an open source start-up and worked as its Chief Technology Officer. Gaël then worked in business development for an open source systems integration company, helping to expand their customer base. Gaël also managed highly strategic research IT projects aiming to create open source ecosystems for major industrial players – including the likes of Airbus, Thales and Ericsson. Gaël joined the Eclipse Foundation to pursue his goal of helping more companies work in open source, and to implement open, innovative and collaborative eco-systems for mission-critical applications.
Gaël is a known advocate of the benefits of open source and he is a sought-after keynote speaker at global industry events. Originally from Champagne (France), Gaël is a Computer Science graduate of TELECOM Nancy. Now based in Toulouse, he enjoys travel, hiking, as well as spending time with his family.
Topic of speech:
Open Source as an enabler for industry collaborations and innovation!
Over the last decade, Open Source has become mainstream in many areas: operating systems, databases, and more recently in Big Data and AI, in Cloud, in IoT and Edge Computing.
In this talk, Gaël Blondelle will present what makes open source the modern approach to open collaboration, fostering innovation and interoperability and enabling adoption of new platforms by developers and users.
As a concrete example, we will see how open source is an opportunity for the Automotive ecosystem to accelerate its Digital Transformation.
As a part of the Mindtrek Conference 2022 program
When: Tue 15th of November, 2022
Where: Finnkino Cine Atlas (Koskikeskus), Tampere, Finland
Time zone: EEST / GMT +3