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Friday, May 31 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
From the Front Lines of Open Innovation: OpenRelief, OpenStreetMap and Openness Challenges - Shane Coughlan, OIN

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This talk provides an update on the OpenRelief project launched at LinuxCon Japan 2012. In doing so it explores how the intersection between open collaboration, software, hardware and data is helping to solve problems around the world. It uses examples from OpenRelief and the broader OpenStreetMap eco-system to explain how such approaches can improve disaster response and other social services. It also explains how the complexity and scope of these projects presents immense challenges around turning the potential of broad collaboration into tangle outcomes. In other words, it helps to unpack what Open Innovation really is, and how it works in practice.
This talk is intended for project leaders and managers interested in multi-discipline collaboration, especially in the context of "open projects" that may involve stakeholders with dramatically different motivations for participation.

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Shane Coughlan

OpenChain General Manager, Linux Foundation
Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication, security and business development. His professional accomplishments include spearheading the licensing team that elevated Open Invention Network into the largest patent non-aggression community in history, establishing the leading professional... Read More →

Friday May 31, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm JST

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