Andrew Katz to share expertise at SOOCon24
Andrew Katz, Moorcrofts Head of Technology and IP and CEO of Orcro, will speak at the highly anticipated State of Open Con 2024 (SOOCon24) on Tuesday 6 February at The Brewery in London.
Andrew will be joined by Stephen Pollard, Founder and Director of Arteq London, as they explore the intriguing topic: ‘How well are we maturing Open Source capabilities?
About SOOCon 2024
State of Open Con 24 (SOOCon24) is organised by OpenUK, the not-for-profit organisation representing the UK’s Open Technology sector. The 2024 event will follow the success of State of Open Con 23 (SOOCon 23), to focus on Open Technology including open source software, open hardware, open data, open innovation and open standards and the value that the open community brings to the UK and its digital economy. Alongside a diverse range of topics, the event promises to include a diverse range of speakers and participants.
Andrew has been described as the UK’s leading free and open-source lawyer and is described by Chambers and Partners (2023) as ‘one of the world’s leading legal experts on open source and open hardware licensing’.
In 2020, he was nominated as the Open Hardware expert for the winning team for the European Union’s flagship policy impact study on Open Source software and Open Hardware. He also drafted the popular Solderpad Open Hardware licence, and is on the core drafting team of the CERN Open Hardware Licence.
He regularly advises companies worldwide, including global multinationals, on issues relating to open source software and software supply chain compliance. Both Moorcrofts and Orcro are partners of the Linux Foundation’s OpenChain compliance programme, and Andrew is heavily involved in the development of OpenChain’s processes and materials, including the OpenChain specification which in December 2020 launched as an ISO standard: ISO/IEC 5230:2020.
Stephen is an experienced exec leader and advisor. His knowledge comes from industries with a complex asset base; transport, healthcare, science, manufacturing. All businesses going through metamorphosis of their organisation and markets.
People should talk to him about putting strategy into action, how to build new capabilities, keep the culture humane, build trust and work with complexity.
He has been a management consultant for over 30 years, was managing director of Arup UKIMEA consulting, and global practice leader for operational excellence.
OpenUK is the organisation for the business of Open Technology, being Open Source Software, Open Source Hardware and Open Data across the UK. Its purpose is UK leadership and global collaboration in Open Technology. OpenUK works on three pillars: Community, Legal and Policy and Learning. In 2022 OpenUK will focus on Skills, Security and Sustainability.
For More Information:
Visit the OpenUK website for further details about the event.
For legal assistance or additional information regarding Open Source, please contact Andrew Katz.