Rod CopeCarol J. Rizzo

Managing & Growing Open Source in the Enterprise: Advice from the Trenches

Date: This event took place live on July 07 2009

Presented by: Rod Cope, Carol J. Rizzo

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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What are the key elements essential to maintaining effective policies and growing open source usage safely in medium to large enterprises? In this webcast, Carol Rizzo, past CTO of Kaiser Permanente, AIG and CitiGroup, and Rod Cope, the founder and CTO of OpenLogic share their experiences and insights about using open source in the enterprise. This includes creating an effective enterprise open source software governance program that includes strategy, policy, inventory, approvals, and auditing, with plenty of time for Q&A.

About Carol J. Rizzo

Carol J. Rizzo is a technology consultant with 25+ years of healthcare and financial industry experience having served as CTO of Kaiser Permanente, AIG and CitiGroup. Currently, Rizzo is consulting software companies in the health care, financial and media industries. She has managed a variety of technology functions including infrastructure operations, engineering, interactive software development, product development and telecommunications.

About Rod Cope

Rod Cope founded EJB Solutions in 1998, later renamed to OpenLogic, to provide enterprise grade tools and solutions that remove barriers to effective software development and deployment. His extensive knowledge and experience with open source has culminated in a suite of products that enable enterprise control and reduce programmer pain when using and deploying dozens of popular open source technologies.

With 20 years of experience developing enterprise software solutions, Rod has provided technical leadership on significant projects for companies such as IBM, Anthem, Ericsson, Ford, Goodyear, Integral, CourseNet, and Digital Thoughts. Rod is a Sun Certified Java Architect and routinely speaks at technical conferences such as Java Symposia and the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. Rod was selected as one of the Top 10 presenters at JavaOne 2005. He holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Software Engineering from the University of Louisville. A lifelong entrepreneur, Rod's first business success was at the age of 13 when he taught himself to program and started selling his own software. His varied achievements include a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Kentucky state chess champion and sucessful open source implementations at over 17 enterprises worldwide.