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We hear of Open Source software transforming organizations globally, but what does that mean and what impact is this having? In this talk, John will explore this topic and showcase ways to help organizations better leverage open source and measure its impact within your organization.

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6:00 PM – Introductions, food, drink, and networking
6:30 PM – Speaker begins


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Our Speaker
John Mertic is the Director of Program Management for The Linux Foundation. Under his leadership, he has helped ASWF, LF AI & Data, LF Energy, ODPi, Open Mainframe Project, and R Consortium accelerate open source innovation and transform industries. John has an open source career spanning two decades, both as a contributor to projects such as SugarCRM and PHP, and in open source leadership roles at SugarCRM, OW2, and OpenSocial. With an extensive open source background, he is a regular speaker at various Linux Foundation and other industry trade shows each year. John is also an avid writer and has authored two books “The Definitive Guide to SugarCRM: Better Business Applications” and “Building on SugarCRM” as well as published articles on IBM Developerworks, Apple Developer Connection, and PHP Architect.

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