Sharing & Reuse Conference 2019: Programme


Registration and coffee (8:00 – 9:15)



Mariya GABRIEL, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society (video)

Cristian CUCU, Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU

Mário CAMPOLARGO, Deputy Director-General of DG Informatics, European Commission

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


Session I: Open Source Driving Modern and Transparent Government

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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 

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

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

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              

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

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

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

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

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

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


Coffee break (15:20 – 15:40)


Session IV: Sharing & Reuse Awards

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

Final remarks

Emanuele BALDACCI, Director of Digital Services, Directorate-General for Informatics, European Commission

Cristian CUCU, Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU

George CIAMBA, Minister Delegate for European Affairs, Romania

Sharing & Reuse Awards Ceremony


Networking cocktail (18:00 – 19:00)