Guest speaker: Danese Cooper, VP, Special Initiatives at Nearform will be presenting on "How can a regulated-industry business get ready for Open Source?".
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That’s really a multi-layered question because of special requirements created by those regulations. The process of developing Open Source readiness through an internal InnerSource practice has been a focus in fintech for most of the past decade, thanks to success stories from the likes of Lloyds Banking Group.
How does the fact that fintech companies are subject to strict regulation play into undertaking such a transformation?
FINOS’s James McLeod was tweeting with Danese Cooper about a podcast they’d recorded when a follower asked that seemingly simple question, and out of the resulting conversation comes this OSR session!
We’ll be looking at issues such as PCI-compliance, GDPR-compliance, distributed-ledger systems such as Blockchain, and new regulations surrounding Transfer Pricing and exploring strategies to mitigate risk and what lessons can be learned from innovative new companies.
Ms. Danese Cooper has been the Head of Open Source Software at PayPal, Inc. since February 2014. She has served as inaugural Chairperson of the Node.js Foundation from June 2015-2017. Ms. Cooper previously served as the CTO of Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., as Chief Open Source Evangelist for Sun and as Sr. Director of Open Source Strategies for Intel. She concentrates on creating healthy open source communities and has served on the Boards of the Drupal Association, the Open Source Initiative, the Open Hardware Association and has advised Mozilla and the Apache Software Foundation. She also runs a successful open source consultancy which counts Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, SETI Foundation, Harris Corporation and Numenta as clients. She has been known to knit through meetings.
So join us Wednesday, June 10th at 10am ET (3pm BST) to learn more! WebEx conference info for the Open Source Readiness project is available here. You can add the event to your calendar by importing the FINOS Program calendar.