Last week we visited Univention: 300 visitors, speeches about open source, app development, technics and IT in education, an interesting panel discussion and several expert talks at the Univention Summit 2017 in Bremen, Germany.
We particularly liked Peter Gantens inaugural address: “Why open systems are critical for our society” – How purchase decisions and elections can be influenced with the help of user data and why transparency and verifiability are essential when we’re talking about software solutions.
The panel discussion with Dr. Joerg Liebe (CIO Lufthansa Systems), Holger Koch (DB Systel) und Peter Ganten (Univention) clearly showed, that bigger companies use open source in various fields. Otherwise there wouldn’t be any chance for innovation. Smaller firms still have to follow their example.
We’re already looking forward to next years summit!
The EGroupware team