FINOS Events

FINOS Events

Members Meeting (NYC)

June 26, 2018, 8:00am
New York

FINOS will hold the first of its two members meetings in New York City on June 26, 2018. This members-only event is a unique opportunity for members  to connect with one another and engage more deeply in the Foundation's work.

The June meeting will feature announcements of new activities, including the details of our Open Source Readiness Program and our Member Success initiatives. Members will also have the opportunity to showcase their open source activities and to participate in developer trainings and in-person working sessions of FINOS projects and working groups.

General Event Outline

Time Session
8 a.m. -
9 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast
9 a.m. -
12 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction, Gabriele Columbro, FINOS
FINOS Program Introductions
A representative of the program management committee (PMC) of each FINOS Program will give a brief introduction to the program, including an overview of ongoing work and information about how members can get involved.
Choosing the Right Open Source Model for your Goals, James Vasile (Open Tech Strategies)
To successfully engage in collaborative development, each company must tailor its open source approach to its goals and resources. This talk, based on a recept report by Open Tech Strategies and Mozilla, explores fitting business needs to common open source patterns to create a strategy to maximize return on open source investments.

Demo: Zero Downtime Trading Web UX (OpenFin with ODP OpenShift CI/CD), Alessandro Petroni, Director of Strategy and Solutions, FinServ/FinTech and Matthew Ward, Senior Principal Architect (Red Hat); Chuck Danielsson (OpenFin)

After a presentation of Red Hat's vision for the future of the FINOS Open Development Platform (ODP), Red Hat and OpenFin will present a collaboratively developed proof-of-concept demonstrating an app deployed on OpenFin live-reloading using Red Hat's OpenShift on ODP. Using the OpenFin and OpenShift APIs, a developer can notify a production desktop app that a new UAT version is available and allow the user to swap to the updated app without reloading the OpenFin runtime. The presenters will show how developers can empower users and decision-makers to easily evaluate new features without interrupting their workflows.


Getting the Most from FINOS: the Member Success Initiative, Tosha Ellison (FINOS and eCo Financial Technology)

Member Success is a new initiative focused on understanding our member’s specific Open Source aspirations and challenges and providing them with help, support, and direction to achieve these. This session will introduce our members to the new initiative, exploring what it is, how it can help, and how to make the most of your FINOS membership.

  How FINOS Collaboration Works, Aaron Williamson (FINOS)

With the addition of several new Programs this year, more members of the FINOS community are involved in running Programs, projects, and working groups. This presentation will cover the Foundation's policies for Program governance, including the IP policy and antitrust policy, that ensure compliant collaboration.

12 p.m. -
1 p.m.
Lunch & Networking
1 p.m. -
5 p.m.
Interactive Sessions
Understanding the Pathway to Open Source Readiness (Panel), Deborah Bryant, Sr. Director, Open Source & Standards (Red Hat) , John Valois, Managing Director (BlackRock), James Turck, CIB IT (BNP Paribas)
Panelists will share their expertise on the pathway to open source readiness; each will share a story of a success and challenge faced while adopting open source. The panel will conclude with a “reverse the panel” Q&A session, where the panelists will ask questions of the audience to determine where the challenges are to open source adoption within their organizations.

Scaling FDC3 interop with Capital Markets UserWorkflows, Nick Kolba, CTO (OpenFin)

Financial applications are already using FDC3 standards to exchange contextual data in a number of workflows. This session will take a deep dive into bank/client interactions and sales productivity tools. Several demos will be presented followed by a discussion of the tech, implementation challenges, and additional use cases.


Open Source Readiness Questionnaire & Discussion, Tosha Ellison and Aaron Williamson (FINOS)

How mature is your firm when it comes to Open Source? Are you best-in-class or just starting out? We'll introduce our Open Source Readiness Questionnaire followed by an interactive discussion about how it can help you identify key focus areas on your path to Open Source maturity.


FINOS Program Working Sessions

The following Programs, projects, and working groups will hold in-person working sessions:

  • Call Metadata Standardization Working Group (Voice Program)
  • Fintech Developer Experience Program
  • Symphony Program
5. p.m. -
7 p.m.
Reception (with drinks & appetizers)


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