Edinburgh University Informatics Forum,

Travel links:
Edinburgh Waverly (1.0 miles)
Edinburgh Airport (7.8 miles)


The Agenda


Time Tech Stream Strategy Theme
14:00 - 14:40 Technical session #1 – CGI (TBC) Commercial Session #1 – Amanda Brock & Karen Sandler (TBC)
15:00 - 15:40 Technical session # 2 – SOPRA Commercial Session #2 – Glyn Moody
16:00 - 16:40 Technical session #3 - TBC Commercial Session #3 – TBC


17:00 - 17:40 Guest speaker – Keith Bergelt (TBC)  
18:00 - 18:30 Drinks reception  
18:30 – 19:00 Wine, buffet & networking  
19:00 - 19:20 Keynote address – Karen Sandler – Software Freedom Conservancy (TBC)  
19:20 - 19:30 Awards ceremony  
19:30 - 21:00 Wine, buffet & networking  



Sopra Steria is a European leader in digital transformation, working in partnership with leading private and public sector organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes. With a workforce of over 5000 across the UK and Ireland, we help our clients to align their IT and business strategy.

We are a total solution provider with a breadth of open source skills from architecture and systems integration to digital delivery.  These are crucial in helping our clients to embrace emerging technologies and make a difference to their customers.

Our long history of supporting the open source community includes sponsoring hackathons and organising quarterly events for the JBoss User Group (JBUG) Scotland: an open community with a shared interest in enterprise middleware and JBoss software.  We have also delivered many innovative and cost-effective open source solutions across the private and public sectors, and work in partnership with leading open source providers such as Alfresco and Red Hat.

The Group generated a turnover of €3.1 billion pro forma revenue in 2013 and currently employs over 35,000 people.

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CGI has established an Open Source Digital Services Centre for software development in Glasgow. This new facility opened in early 2014 and will become a centre of excellence for Open Source software development services to CGI’s clients across the European public and commercial sectors.

Open Source software means clients are not tied to a specific program vendor when creating websites or other digital platforms. The recognition of Open Source software as a preferred option to deliver fast and flexible solutions for clients is increasing, not least as a result of the government commitment to use Open Source software. The new centre will also allow CGI to further consolidate its world-class capability and provide clients with the best mix of solutions for evolving digital needs.

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