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Open Source in Finance Podcast: The FINOS Open Source Maturity Model and How to Apply It - Andrew Aitken

September 24, 2021
In this episode of the podcast, Grizz "sits down" with Andrew Aitken, Global Open Source Leader at Wipro about his upcoming talk at the Open Source Strategy Forum in London October 5th. They discuss Andrew's background and position as lead on the FINOS Open Source Readiness SIG; what Open Source Readiness is; and then a little insight into his talk about The FINOS Open Source Maturity Model and How to Apply It.
Episode show notes are available below.

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As financial services organizations continue to adopt open source at an ever-increasing pace there becomes a general recognition that it is a strategic asset, rather than simply a collection of ad-hoc components. Open source can drive significant benefits for an organization across multiple dimensions including strategic, financial, organizational, and technological if managed effectively. But, understanding how to capture those benefits while minimizing any potential risks can be a daunting task. It starts with understanding where you are as an organization on the open source maturity curve and the associated traits and attributes and how to identify and move to the most appropriate level for your company. FINOS, working with Wipro, has implemented an open source maturity model and provided the tools to help all financial services organizations conduct a self-assessment and create a model and plans for how to move to the optimal level for them. This talk will introduce the maturity model, the open source assessment surveys, and other tools and explain how to use them so every member can create their own open source maturity map.

Andrew Aitken

Wipro Ltd.
Global Open Source Practice Leader
Andrew Aitken is the GM and Global Open Source Practice Leader for Wipro Ltd., a premier global systems integrator, and a leading open source strategy consultant. In his 22 years of experience he launched the industry’s first open source strategy consulting firm, Olliance Group (acquired by Black Duck Software), launched the Open Source Think Tank held in Napa, CA and Paris, France - a highly regarded event regularly attended by over 100 top open source thought leaders for over 10 years. Andrew has advised organizations such as the White House Office of CIO, Microsoft and IBM, more than 20 startups and VC firms, and dozens of other enterprises on their open source strategies.
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The FINOS Open Source in Finance Podcast celebrates open source projects and interesting topics at the cross section of financial services and open source. So far, our industry experts have discussed practical applications of and their real-world experiences with a range of open source projects including desktop interoperability, low code platforms, synthetic data, and data modeling. They’ve also discussed best practices for inner source, common myths about open source and why commercial companies choose to introduce open source offerings. Tune in and subscribe to hear what comes next.

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