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December 8, 2022 | New York, NY
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Thursday, December 8 • 11:15am - 11:45am
Trends in Enterprise Open Source - Misty Decker, Micro Focus; Len Santalucia, Vicom Infinity; Alex Kim, IBM & Moderated by John Mertic, The Linux Foundation

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Forward-thinking organizations no longer consider their IT infrastructure as the cost of doing business but as a competitive advantage. These organizations have various IT services and infrastructure, from SaaS services, cloud-native applications, edge computing, and even mainframe. This hybrid infrastructure isn't an easy out-of-the-box solution. However, the ability to tailor it to their business needs enables them to create better customer experiences and engagement. In this panel, global IT leaders will share how they view and use open source projects including benefits, perceived barriers and strategies that can be applied to your organization.

Speakers
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Alex Kim

Open Source Incubator Advocate, IBM
Yongkook(Alex) Kim is an Open Mainframe Project Mentor, Zowe contributor and Business Development Executive at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Alex started his career as a VLSI logic designer for mainframe crypto hardware in 2001. He spent over 20 years developing and serving enterprise... Read More →
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John Mertic

jmertic@linuxfoundation.org, Linux Foundation
John Mertic is the Director of Program Management for The Linux Foundation. Under his leadership, he has helped ASWF, ODPi, Open Mainframe Project, and R Consortium accelerate open source innovation and transform industries. John has an open source career spanning two decades, both... Read More →
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Misty Decker

Director, Worldwide Product Marketing, AMC Portfolio, Micro Focus
Misty’s 30-year career can be described in two words: mainframes and people. A frequent speaker and advocate for mainframe modernization and diversity, Misty is Director of Product Marketing at Micro Focus and serves on the Open Mainframe Project’s Governing Board and COBOL Working... Read More →
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Len Santalucia

CTO, Vicom Infinity, A Converge Company
Len Santalucia has been in the IT industry since 1973. He is presently the CTO and the Business Development Manager for Vicom Infinity, A Converge Company, and Chairperson of the Linux Foundation Open Mainframe Project. Prior to joining, Vicom Infinity, Len was with IBM for 30years... Read More →



Thursday December 8, 2022 11:15am - 11:45am EST
HUB 3
  Open Source Readiness
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