Editorial, Event Chairwoman 2015
The selected proposals will be informed on September 25th, 2015.
"Digitalization is at the core of political, economic and societal issues. Today, digital transformation has become an essential survival and competitiveness factor for the world’s economy.
Digital technologies are the tools that allow this transformation. The technological revolutions proposed by the Cloud, Big Data, the Internet of Things and Mobility offer brand new perspectives in many different areas, but also present risks in terms of security, freedom and privacy protection.
The role of technology and ideals resulting from free and Open Source are crucial elements in this new digital landscape.
For the past several years a paradigm shift has been occurring and today Open Source represents more than just a simple alternative. Presently, it is an option that competes against technology leaders and is a dominating model of the new digital economy.
Open Source software has stemmed from a continuously improving industrial and community practice, and has provided the tools and methods needed for shared and collaborative innovation for more than 30 years.
By setting standards and by offering true disruptive innovations to the markets, Open Source Software has become recognized as the Alpha and the Omega of the digital economy and has been accoladed for its security, freedom of use and for the protection of user’s privacy".
Véronique Torner, Event Chairwoman 2015