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State of Open Con 23

event starts

7 Feb 2023

event ends

8 Feb 2023


Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE London, United Kingdom

The UK's Open Technology - open source software, open hardware and open data - conference.

Bringing together the UK and global communities. Enterprise, the public Sector, Government and Open Source Communities in one event.

Morning of Plenaries: 

The Future of Open Source Software and its Future Funding, with international governments, The United Nations, Sovereign Funds and philanthropic organisations.

Seven Tracks over 1.5 days:

5 Tracks will be a mixture of curated and CFP based content. CFP’s for each relevant track managed by CFP committees working on tracks.

1. Platform Engineering

Hosted by Liz Rice, Chief Open Source Officer, Isovalent and OpenUK Board Director

CFP Chair Carla Gaggini, Head of Content, Events and Community, Container Solutions

CFP Open

2. Entrepreneurship

Professor Eleanor Shaw, OBE, Vice Principal, University of Strathclyde  

Katie Gamanji Senior Engineer, Apple and OpenUK Chief Future Founder

Matt Barker Vice President and Co-Founder Jetstack and OpenUK Entrepreneur in Residence

20 Open Source Founders - Full list TBC shortly. 


3. Security

Hosted by Sal Kammich, Director of Open Source, AI and DevSecOps, Escher Cloud and OpenUK Security Advisory

CFP Chair Andrew Martin, CEO and Co-Founder Control Plane and OpenUK CISO

CFP Open

4. Government, Law and Policy 

Hosted by Judy Parnall, Director of Industry & Standards BBC

CFP Co-Chairs

Dan Aldridge, Senior Policy Manager, BCS and OpenUK Policy Advisory Board

Chris Eastham, Partner Field Fisher and OpenUK Chief Legal Officer

CFP Open

5. Open Data 

Hosted by Emma Thwaites Director, Open Data Institute 

Content curated by the Open Data Institute 

CFP Chair, Sonia Cooper, Assistant General Counsel, Open Innovation, Microsoft

CFP Open

6. Open Hardware

CFP Chair Erik Riedel, Founder and CEO Flax Computing

CFP Open

7. Unconference


Hannah Foxwell, Product Director, Snyk and OpenUK MeetUp Coordinator 

Paula Kennedy, Co-Founder and COO, Syntass and OpenUK Ambassador 

Terence Eden, Technical Specialist Architect, Cabinet Office and Open UK Board


Please note that in applying to speak at the event, you do so at your own discretion and risk, and submitting an application does not, in itself, amount to a commitment by the organisers that you will be invited to participate as a contributor. The organisers reserve the right to choose contributors completely at their own discretion.  

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 8:30 PM

19 Nov 2022

Call closes at 11:59 PM

18 Dec 2022

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