Sharing & Reuse Conference 2019: Programme


Registration and coffee (8:00 – 9:15)



Mariya GABRIEL, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society [play video coverage)

Cristian CUCU, Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU [play video coverage]

Mário CAMPOLARGO, Deputy Director-General of DG Informatics, European Commission [play video coverage]

Conference Facilitator: Louis ZEZERAN


Stela MOCAN, Lead, Technology & Innovation Lab, Office of the Chief Information Officer, World Bank Group
Open Access, Open Data, Open Knowledge, Open Code: World Bank Perspective [p download presentation] [play video coverage]

Session I: Open Source Driving Modern and Transparent Government [play video coverage]

High-level governmental representatives from several EU Member States will be talking about national open source policies and strategies. The European Commission will present ongoing work on the renewal of its Open Source Software Strategy.

Fernando de PABLO MARTÍNGeneral Secretary of Digital Administration, Ministry of Territorial Policy and Public Function, Spain
Common services to bring public administrations together [pdownload presentation]  

Alessandro RANELLUCCI, Digital Transformation Team, Italy
Software reuse through open source: the new Italian regulation and strategy [pdownload presentation]

Petteri KIVIMÄKI, Chief Technology Officer, Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS), Finland
X-Road joint development – cross-border open source development between member states
[pdownload presentation]

Chrysanthi GIORTSOU, Deputy Head of Unit - Reusable Solutions, DG DIGIT, European Commission
Renewal of EC Open Source Software Strategy [pdownload presentation]

Panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Sachiko MUTO, Chief Executive Officer of OpenForum Europe 


Coffee break  (11:20 – 11:40)


Session II: Sharing & Reuse in Practice [play video coverage]

Stefano ZACCHIROLI, Co-founder and CTO of Software Heritage
Software Heritage: the largest archive of reusable Free and Open Source Software [pdownload presentation]

Francesco Raphaël FRIERIDirector General for Resources, Human Resources, Organization, Europe, Local Government, Innovation, ICT - CDO  Emilia-Romagna Region
Digital Transformation, Reuse and Models in Regional Governments: the Case of Emilia - Romagna
[pdownload presentation]

Boris van HOYTEMA, Open Source Development Manager, Interreg SCORE project , City of Amsterdam
 SCORE collaborating cities: open communities are the key to reuse and interoperability [pdownload presentation]

Bogdan IVANEL, Managing Director at Code for Romania
Open-source as a sustainability stepping stone for both public and civic sector [pdownload presentation]

Jean-Paul DE BAETS, Programme Manager, DG Informatics, European Commission
JLA - Licensing Assistant on Joinup Collaborative Platform [pdownload presentation]

Maha SHAIKH, Researcher and Senior Lecturer of Digital Innovation at King's College London
How the Public/Private Sector Organizations Help Sustain Open Source Communities [download presentation]         

Panel discussion and Q&A moderated by James LOVEGROVE, Public Policy Director at Red Hat EMEA


Networking lunch (13:15– 14:15)


Session III: Coding with Citizens [play video coverage]

Francisco GARCÍA MORÁN, Special Adviser, European Commission
Coding with Citizens: A Personal Experience with Code for America Brigades [pdownload presentation]

Bastien GUERRY, Free Software Officer at Etalab, DINSIC
Building free software bridges between public agencies and citizens [pdownload presentation]

Despina MITROPOULOU, Director of GFOSS - Open Technologies Alliance
Open-source coding with Citizens: The collaborative wikification of public sector procedures and other use cases from Greece [pdownload presentation]

Sebastian RAIBLE, Policy Advisor, MEP Julia Reda, European Parliament
Realising Responsibility: the EU Free Software Security Audit project [pdownload presentation]                                                           

Panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Gijs HILLENIUS, Open Source Observatory (OSOR)


Coffee break (15:20 – 15:40)


Session IV: Sharing & Reuse Awards  [play video coverage]

Short presentations of 16 shortlisted solutions in 4 contest categories:

  • Most Innovative Shared IT Service
  • Shared IT Service with the biggest impact on citizens and businesses
  • Most Innovative Open Source Software
  • Open Source Software with the biggest impact on citizens and businesses

All presentations and the final results are available here.

Final remarks

Emanuele BALDACCI, Director of Digital Services, Directorate-General for Informatics, European Commission  [play video coverage]

Cristian CUCU, Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU  [play video coverage]

Victor MIKULA, Minister Delegate for European Affairs, Romania  [play video coverage]

Sharing & Reuse Awards Ceremony  [play video coverage]


Networking cocktail (18:00 – 19:00)