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Triaging Open Source – Getting Your Program on the Right Path - Andrew Aitken

June 15, 2020


Guest Speaker: Andrew Aitken, GM & Global Open Source Practice Leader, Wipro Technologies presents onTriaging Open Source – Getting Your Program on the Right Path.

This video was from a live webinar conducted for the FINOS Open Source Readiness (OSR) project. The OSR project meets bi-weekly for guest presentations, knowledge-sharing between financial industry firms solving similar issues on their road to open source readiness, and discussion of open source strategy. Take a look at upcoming FINOS events like this and join us!


Also join Andrew's FINOS Virtual Meetup talk, Financial Services After COVID-19: Open Source Paves the Way on June 17th.



ANDREW'S Presentation

Triaging Open Source – Getting Your Program on the Right Path - from December 18, 2020 - Open Source Readiness (OSR) Project





Every organization is somewhere along an open source adoption curve. Understanding how to figure out where you are, recognizing the key attributes of where you are, and knowing what and how your organization wants to leverage open source moving forward are key steps in setting your open source program on the right path. Once you have the requisite level of institutional knowledge, applying the right people, processes, tools and funding are next in protecting the organization and beginning the process of realizing all the benefits open source has to offer.

Using experience garnered from 100+ engagements, many of them for financial services organizations and real world case studies, this presentation will focus on how to move from a reactive and fear-based mode to a proactive, control-your-own-destiny model. This will include reviewing an enterprise maturity model, discussing activity sequencing, and setting realistic expectations. We’ll also discuss best practices and common pitfalls for organizations seeking to understand how to get the most from their existing and future use and investment in open source.


Andrew was a speaker recently at the FINOS Open Source Strategy Forum in NYC. View his presentation on Open Source, Community & Financial Services: The Good, The Bad, and The Future here.




Andrew and his team are responsible for crafting and executing Wipro’s open source consulting, go-to-market and solutions strategy.

Andrew has served as an open source expert to the White House and California Senate and as a guest lecturer at Stanford’s Entrepreneur program. He is an investor in Mautic and on the Board of Advisors of various open source companies. He is past Board Member of OSEHRA, an initiative spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide open source-based cost effective healthcare solutions for veterans. He has personally worked with organizations such as Capital One, Fidelity, Microsoft, the U.S. Navy, and many startups, assisting them with developing their open source strategies.

Andrew has been a pioneer in the development of open source adoption, governance and commercialization models and is a frequent international speaker on a variety of open source-related topics.


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