Open Source Founders Summit 2024
May 27-28
Paris France

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Thomas di Giacomo



"It is important to me that founders are successful when they create and make a difference. And that open source enables such successes as it should! One of the myths in our industry is that combining innovation and adoption, both highly facilitated by open source, triggers success. Unfortunately, this is not true per se. To be commercially successful, you need to be intentional and specific with your plans, taking into account the open source specifics.

To learn about them and how to act accordingly, join OSFS!"

Thomas is Chief Technology and Product Officer for SUSE where he leads the Office of the CTO, Engineering and Product Management across the whole portfolio. SUSE technologies and innovation are all and whole open source, as such the team is highly engaged in various open source projects and foundations. Thomas has been elected to the Governing Board of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation since 2017.


Monday, 27 May 2024

14:00 - 14:45

Merger and Acquisition (workshop)

How to be an attractive M&A target for strategic buyers as an open source company.

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09:35 - 09:55

Projects Versus Products Is Key! (talk)

Product management for open source products. Specifics about how product management has to be managed differently in open source companies.

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