Our partners

Meet the Sponsors and Organizers of the Open World Forum

Our sponsors

Diamond Sponsor

Inria

Inria, a public research institute in computational sciences, aims to guarantee a maximum impact from its R&D results. It contributes to innovation within France by transferring its technologies and skills to industry.

Inria has a range of schemes to promote technology transfer, including a programme specifically aimed at SMEs, strategic partnerships with R&D departments of major industrial groups, and support for business start-ups. A team of professionals is on hand to support researchers and entrepreneurs in the development of their value-added projects.

Through its nationwide computational sciences technology transfer initiatives, Inria supports French competitiveness and the development of innovative businesses.

Platinum Sponsors

Alter Way

Alter Way, the Open Source services operator, provides 5 key services: consulting (Consulting), training (Formation), integration and professional services (Solutions), hosting with added value (Hosting) and web design and e-marketing consulting (Creative). Alter Way covers the main needs of IT: CMS, ECM, e-trade, CRM, business intelligence, job application, mailing, Systems and networks management.

The result of the union of its specialized emblematic teams under the Alter Way brand, is that of a tender which is characterized by an industrial dimension and excellence.

Managed by its founders, Philippe Montargès and Véronique Torner, Alter Way provides a global and single solution to large enterprise, public sector and SMB.

Alter Way has a distinctive skill on the Free market and can be a robust partner at your side for a long time.

Microsoft

Smile

Smile is the number one open source integrator in France and Europe. With experts in a wide range of Open source products, components and frameworks, Smile has over twenty years of experience in implementing high-performance platforms, completing turnkey projects and providing tailored expert advice.

Websites, business portals, e-commerce, social networks, mobility, document management, ERP or infrastructure, Smile is at the forefront of open source. Smile surveys competitors, invests in R&D and shares its knowledge through the creating of over 25 white papers, which are a reference for each specialist area they cover.

Smile supports its customers in implementing open source solutions by offering a wide range of services: consulting, ergonomics, graphic design, editorial advice, SEO, development and project management, training, third party application maintenance and open source support and hosting.

In 2012 Smile experienced a 24% increase in turnover, achieving 45.8M Euros. The company employs over 700 employees, in 17 agencies, in 8 countries: Paris, Lyon, Nantes, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Marseille, Lille, Grenoble (France), Barcelona, Madrid (Spain), and Kiev (Ukraine), Geneva (Switzerland), Casablanca (Morocco), Amsterdam and Utrecht (Netherlands), Brussels (Belgium) and Abidjan (Ivory Coast).

For more information: www.smile.fr – www.smile-oss.com

Suse

Gold Sponsors

eNovance

RedHat

Silver Sponsors

abilian

Abilian est un éditeur de logiciels open source qui propose des solutions innovantes pour votre entreprise ou votre organisation, dans les domaines de la collaboration émergente (entreprise 2.0), des processus métiers et de la gestion de l'information.

Une plateforme de collaboration émergente est l'outil idéal pour partager des informations, communiquer, collaborer et dynamiser l’activité de votre organisation au quotidien.

Les réseaux sociaux d’entreprises, et autres applications “entreprise 2.0”, connaissent actuellement un engouement irréfutable. Ainsi, les 3/4 des DRH interrogés par l’Observatoire des DRH et de la e-transformation en 2011 considèrent la mise à disposition d’un réseau social d’entreprise comme nécessaire ou souhaitable. Après la mise à disposition d’espaces de partage documentaire collaboratif, c’est la deuxième priorité pour ces mêmes DRH.

Cet engouement s’inscrit dans un contexte général de transformation profonde de la façon dont travaillent les entreprises à l’aube du 21ème siècle.

af83

af83 is an innovative digital agency offering clients a comprehensive range of digital services. With an ultimate focus on quality user experiences, our core expertise lies in three areas: design, custom development, and digital communication.

af83 is strategically positioned to meet the needs of large clients and committed to helping them build and enhance their business value in the digital space. We support our clients during all the phases of their projects, enabling them to provide their users with memorable and differentiating experiences through tailored, highly-scalable applications.

af83 has built the expertise of its team of 50+ experts by managing and serving the diversified needs of our clients, as well as building state-of-the-art Open Source technology solutions such as U.C.Engine. We specialize in a range of markets such as consumer goods, media, telecommunications, consumer services, and high tech. Our clients include global enterprises like Group SEB, SFR, LaSer, Intel, Canal+, and other world leaders.

blackduck

elasticsearch

HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. As the world's largest technology company, HP focuses on simplifying experiences for all its customers, bringing together a broad portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. HP not only extensively uses open source within the company but also contributes our expertise to hundreds of open source projects worldwide. HP actively drives industry-wide discussions on open source best practices as part of the Linux Foundation's Open Compliance Program and SPDX workgroup. As the leading provider of scalable Linux platforms, HP ships one Linux server every minute. Additionally, HP is also a key contributor to the OpenStack project, which is focused on developing a cloud computing platform, and offers private and public cloud offerings based on OpenStack technology.

jamendo

Jamendo is a music website and an open community of music authors. It bills itself as "the world's largest digital service for free music".

Since the beginning in 2005, Jamendo's music has been licensed under Creative Commons licenses. Applied to all songs, these licenses allow artists to publish their music and preserve their rights while providing users the freedom to download it for free and redistribute at least noncommercially, with other permissions varying by license. The goal of Jamendo is to be the link between artists who want to share their music and audiences around the world, both private and professional.

At the center of Jamendo is an economic model that grants free music downloads for web users, while at the same time providing revenue opportunities for artists through commercial uses, via the licensing platform Jamendo PRO which sells licenses for music synchronization and background music.

Based in Luxembourg, the website has a community of 1.4 million members.

At the end of 2012, the catalog comprised 362,000 tracks by 30,000 artists from 120 countries. The site is available in 6 languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Polish. The name "Jamendo" is derived from a fusion of two musical terms: "jam session" and "crescendo".

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palamida

Palamida delivers software and services for open source compliance that provide unique visibility into what makes up a software development project, enabling you to effectively manage and secure your use of Open Source and other third-party code.

We enable organizations to use and reuse code from many sources - and do so while reducing the risk of license violations, software vulnerabilities and export control violations. Our patented code search technology scans source and binary materials and produces an inventory of software components used – a software bill of materials – and flags issues that are exceptions to your policy.

stackoverflow

In 2008, Joel Spolsky and Jeff Atwood created a site called Stack Overflow and brought together millions of computer programmers from around the world to help each other with detailed technical questions. That site was a phenomenal success, so, after securing a $6 million investment from Union Square Ventures, they created the Stack Exchange Network and launched new sites in August of 2010. In March of 2011, Stack Overflow officially became Stack Exchange, cementing the forward growth with an additional $12 million investment by USV as well as Spark Capital and Index Ventures. There are now more than 100 sites and more than 33 million unique visitors—and we’re still growing!

Just as Web 2.0 was the concept to reinvent the Internet, Careers 2.0 is our own way of reinventing the hiring process by connecting programmers with employers through our job board and candidate search. In 2011, Evans Data reported that the global population of developers is expected to grow from 16 million to 20 million by 2015. Despite this growth, there are still more open jobs than available programmers. Dice calculated that there were about two or three open jobs for every 2011 computer science grad and the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that the number of developer jobs will increase 30% by 2020. Careers 2.0 fosters the intersection of this community by bringing employers inside of the largest online talent pool of programmers.

The Organizers

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Pôle Systematic Paris-Region

The French SYSTEMATIC PARIS-REGION competitiveness cluster brings together 600 key players in the Paris region working in the field of software-dominant systems and focusing on markets with a strong social dimension. Based on 5 key areas - Automotive & Transport, Free and Open Source Software, Security & Defence, Systems Design and Development Tools, Telecoms - the goal of the cluster is to develop the regional economy and boost the competitiveness by leveraging innovation, training and partnership opportunities. Since 2009, Systematic deploys its technologies towards new markets, including "ICT & Sustainable Cities" and “ICT & Health” which are at the heart of the 21st century challenges and whose development increasingly relies on the know-how of Systematic members. Since 2005, Systematic has developed 258 R&D projects representing a total R&D investment of €1.2 billion including €450M funded by the French Government, its economic development agencies and from the Paris-Region local authorities.

Co-Organizers

af83

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af83 is an innovative digital agency offering clients a comprehensive range of digital services. With an ultimate focus on quality user experiences, our core expertise lies in three areas: design, custom development, and digital communication.

af83 is strategically positioned to meet the needs of large clients and committed to helping them build and enhance their business value in the digital space. We support our clients during all the phases of their projects, enabling them to provide their users with memorable and differentiating experiences through tailored, highly-scalable applications.

af83 has built the expertise of its team of 50+ experts by managing and serving the diversified needs of our clients, as well as building state-of-the-art Open Source technology solutions such as U.C.Engine. We specialize in a range of markets such as consumer goods, media, telecommunications, consumer services, and high tech. Our clients include global enterprises like Group SEB, SFR, LaSer, Intel, Canal+, and other world leaders.

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Alter Way

Alter Way, the Open Source services operator, provides 5 key services: consulting (Consulting), training (Formation), integration and professional services (Solutions), hosting with added value (Hosting) and web design and e-marketing consulting (Creative). Alter Way covers the main needs of IT: CMS, ECM, e-trade, CRM, business intelligence, job application, mailing, Systems and networks management.

The result of the union of its specialized emblematic teams under the Alter Way brand, is that of a tender which is characterized by an industrial dimension and excellence.

Managed by its founders, Philippe Montargès and Véronique Torner, Alter Way provides a global and single solution to large enterprise, public sector and SMB.

Alter Way has a distinctive skill on the Free market and can be a robust partner at your side for a long time.

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Cap Digital

Cap Digital est le pôle de compétitivité de la filière des contenus et services numériques. Il regroupe plus de 700 adhérents : 650 PME, 25 grands groupes, 50 établissements publics, écoles, et universités ainsi que 10 investisseurs en capital.

Cap Digital œuvre à faire de la Région Île-de-France l’une des références mondiales du numérique, tant d’un point de vue industriel que stratégique. Le développement de la R&D, la croissance des entreprises, la mise en réseau de ses adhérents et leur promotion à l’international sont autant de missions pour soutenir la créativité et la compétitivité de cet important secteur industriel.

Avec en moyenne 280 projets de R&D reçus chaque année, dont 140 labellisés et 76 financés, Cap Digital a soutenu plus d'1,1 Milliard de recherche et développement depuis sa création dont 460M€ d’aides publiques.

Cap Digital organise le festival Futur en Seine, rendez-vous mondial annuel des forces vives de la création, de l’innovation et de l’économie numérique désireuse d’exposer, rencontrer, débattre, d’exprimer et de partager une vision du futur avec le grand public.

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Inria

Inria, a public research institute in computational sciences, aims to guarantee a maximum impact from its R&D results. It contributes to innovation within France by transferring its technologies and skills to industry.

Inria has a range of schemes to promote technology transfer, including a programme specifically aimed at SMEs, strategic partnerships with R&D departments of major industrial groups, and support for business start-ups. A team of professionals is on hand to support researchers and entrepreneurs in the development of their value-added projects.

Through its nationwide computational sciences technology transfer initiatives, Inria supports French competitiveness and the development of innovative businesses.

Smile

In business since 1991, Smile is the first European integrator of open source solutions. Multi-specialist with a large range of 18 offers, Smile deploys the best open source solutions in the market in a variety of domains such as: content management, portals, ERP, business intelligence, CRM, ECM, e-Commerce, as well as systems and infrastructure.

Smile has a turnover of over 37.1 M€ in 2011, and a staff of 600 in Europe, working at 16 agencies, in Paris, Lyon, Nantes, Lille, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Marseille, Grenoble (France), Amsterdam, Utrecht and Brussels (Netherlands), Barcelona (Spain), Kiev and Kharkov (Ukraine), Geneva (Switzerland) and Casablanca (Morocco).


Our partners

Institutional partners

Diamond Sponsor

Inria

Platinum sponsors

Ater Way Smile Microsoft Suse

Gold sponsors

Red Hat enovance

Silver sponsors

Abilian af83 blackduck elasticsearch HP jamendo La Poste Palamida StackOverflow

Organizer

Systematic

Co-organizers

af83 Alter Way Inria Smile

Community Partners

adullact aful cnll ploss OSDC.fr OW2 Silicon Sentier

WebTV Partner

Intelli'N

Press partners

01business 3Dnatives l'atelier channelbiz CIO Collaboratif-info i-entreprise frenchweb l'informaticien it espresso it expert i-solo le journal du net linuxfr.org linux magazine linux pratique le monde informatique reseaux telecoms silicon terra eco ubergizmo