Skip to main content

Standards Essential Patents and the IoT

Robert is a solicitor at Origin Law, and specialises in intellectual property law, with a focus on the telecoms sector. He is also chair of the Fair Standards Alliance, an organisation seeking to ensure that patents essential to standards are licensed on fair and reasonable and non-discriminatory terms.


Software Heritage

An alumnus of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, with a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pisa, Roberto Di Cosmo was associate professor for almost a decade at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. In 1999, he became a Computer Science full professor at University Paris Diderot, where he was head of doctoral […]

Open Chain UK

OpenChain ISO 5230 is the International Standard for open source license compliance. It is simple, effective and suitable for companies of all sizes in all markets. This standard is openly developed by a vibrant user community and freely available to all. It is supported by free online self-certification, extensive reference material and official service provider partners.


Digital Twins

Ashleigh is an experienced Digital Consultant who partners with senior executives and leading infrastructure organisations to transform and advance the value of their digital capabilities and social usefulness. After spending years developing digital strategies for the infrastructure sector, Ashleigh knows what truly makes transformation a success – data and innovation wrapped in a new approach […]


Unlocking the Power of Data for Space Exploration

Future Leaders is taking on the West Coast, with this weeks talk given by Dr Chris MattMann. Chris Mattmann is an experienced IT Executive, CTO and Division Manager of the AI, Analytics and Innovative Development Organization in the Information Technology and Solutions Directorate at NASA JPL. At JPL Mattmann is the Chief Technology and Innovation […]

Entering the Open Source Emerging Market

Our second speaker from the West Coast is VM (Vicky) Brasseur on Entering the Open Source Emerging Market. VM (Vicky) Brasseur is an award-winning free/open source advocate and corporate strategist, international keynote speaker, and writer. She’s the author of Forge Your Future with Open Source, the only book detailing how to contribute to free/open source (FOSS) projects. […]


The AGPL, Network Copyleft and the Cloud

Richard Fontana is Senior Commercial Counsel at Red Hat. His work at Red Hat spans many aspects of software development, distribution and deployment, with a particular focus on open source-related legal matters. He is a former board director of the Open Source Initiative and was the chair of the OSI’s License Review Committee for several […]


Open Source and Licensing in 2021

Our final West Coast Edition of the Future Leaders Training will be with Luis Villa on Open Source and Licensing in 2021. Luis Villa is a lawyer, executive, and (former) software developer, specializing in open source licensing, product counseling, technology transactions, and community strategy. He is the co-founder of Tidelift, who are creating a new […]


Command-Line Interface Design: Philosophy and Practice

If you’ve ever used a terminal, you know that it can be a confusing, inconsistent, even hostile experience. If you’ve ever tried to write programs for the terminal, you start to understand why: very few conventions and best practices exist, and those that do are hard to find. This absence led me and some friends […]


Scroll to top of the content