Open-Source and Exponential Business


Both startups and multinationals cling to outdated reasons for proprietary business models: “competitors will steal our stuff”, “services aren’t scalable”, “corporate customers won’t take us seriously if our product is free”. However, in the modern world of Uber+AirBNB and DevOps-style BizDev, these assumptions no longer apply. This talk will explain why open-source is the best way for your company to achieve disruptive success in your industry.

Language: English

Level: Intermediate

Melanie Rieback

CEO/Co-founder - Radically Open Security

Melanie Rieback is the CEO/Co-founder of Radically Open Security, the world’s first nonprofit computer security consultancy company. She is also a former Assistant Professor of Computer Science at VU who performed RFID security research. Melanie worked as a Senior Engineering Manager on XenClient at Citrix. She was also the head researcher in the CSIRT at ING Bank. Melanie was named 2010 ICT Professional of the Year by Women in IT, one of the 400 most successful women in the Netherlands by Viva Magazine in 2010, and one of the fifty most inspiring women in tech in 2016 and 2017.

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