Jim Jagielski

Outercurve Foundation President / Capital One - Sr. Director Tech Fellows Program

Jim is a well known and acknowledged expert and visionary in Open Source, an accomplished coder, and frequent engaging presenter on all things Open, Web and Cloud related. As a developer, he’s made substantial code contributions to just about every core technology behind the Internet and Web and in 2012 was awarded the O’Reilly Open Source Award and in 2015 received the Innovation Luminary Award from the EU. He is likely best known as one of the developers and co-founders of the Apache Software Foundation, where he has previously served as both Chairman and President and where he’s been on the Board Of Directors since day one. He serves as President of the Outercurve Foundation and was also a director of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and. He works at Capital One as a Sr. Director in the Tech Fellows program. He credits his wife Eileen in keeping him sane.

Jono Bacon

Principal - Jono Bacon Consulting

Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, speaker, author, and podcaster. He is the founder of Jono Bacon Consulting which provides community strategy/execution, developer workflow, and other services. He also previously served as director of community at GitHub, Canonical, XPRIZE, OpenAdvantage. His clients include Huawei, GitLab, Microsoft, Sony Mobile, Deutsche Bank, HackerOne, Mattermost, SAP, data.world, Creative Commons, and others. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed The Art of Community, is a columnist for Forbes and opensource.com, founder of the Community Leadership Summit, and co-founder of the Bad Voltage and LugRadio podcasts.

Gabriele Columbro

Executive Director - Symphony Software Foundation

Executive Director at the Symphony Software Foundation, in charge of building the governance and contribution model, and drive the open (source, architecture, standard) strategy of the Symphony Open Source Software.

The Open Source Strategy Forum is a one-day conference for executive-level decision makers and senior technologists from financial services seeking to drive industry innovation through open source. Attendees will include C-level executives from most of the world’s largest and most important financial services firms as well as open source and enterprise thought leaders. A world-class speaker roster will lead a dynamic conversation about leveraging open source as key part of a corporate technology strategy.


The event will take place in downtown New York City, the epicenter of financial services and fintech in the United States.

Both plenary and track sessions will focus on examples of why and how enterprises can engage in open source to further innovation, overcoming some of the challenges typical of regulated businesses like financial services. 

Examples of tracks and topics include:

  • Executive: Why modern enterprise should consider engaging in open source communities?
  • Technical: Challenges and best practices to effectively embrace the open source development model
  • Legal: Identifying and solving the legal and compliance issues around open source supply chain and contribution
  • Community: The cultural aspect of open source engagement and how to further corporate goals while playing by the Community rules 
  • Case Study: Successful measurable examples of corporate open source adoption from financial services and other industries 
  1. CIOs, CTOs, COOs, Directors of Technology, Computer/Information Systems Analysts, IT Directors, IT Managers, MIS Directors, Technical Operations Officers

  2. Compliance Officers, Software Supply Chain Managers, IP Counsel, DevOps Managers

  3. Architects, designers, developers, programmers, analysts, engineers

Registration for Foundation Members is now open - register here today!

Registration for non-Foundation members will officially open on June 15. Please note that registration will be limited. We advise anyone interested to fill out the form on the right to be notified via email when registration opens. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. 

We’re actively soliciting speakers to deliver world-class presentations at the event on November 8. If you’d like to submit a talk for consideration, please do so here.

Please note the Call for Speakers deadline is Friday, July 28 at 11:59 pm ET.

Opportunities to get in front of 150-200 of the most influential decision makers and technologists in financial services are now available. Email us for the 2017 prospectus and more information.