[UKUUG-Announce] BCS - Open Source - Business Intelligent Software - 21st April - Lonodn

Jane Morrison office at ukuug.org
Tue Mar 22 12:50:04 GMT 2011

Open Source knowledge/skills gaps across HM Government – Part 1: Business 
Intelligence Software 

London 21/04/11


This is the 1st of several planned events being hosted by the Open Source 
Specialist Group (OSSG) and the Young Professionals Group
(YPG) that considers Open Source knowledge/skills gaps across HM 
Government with a Panel of Open Source Software suppliers. 

Part 1:  Business Intelligence Software will be held at the BCS Central London 
Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, 
London WC2E 7HA (http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/london-office-guide.pdf) on 
Thursday 21st April 2011, from 1800 to 2100 hours.

This bookable event is free and open to all with buffet and 
refreshments. To book a place to attend please contact Mark Elkins via 
mark_elkins at bcs.org

Chair Mark Elkins, OSSG
Bryan Drexler  of Jaspersoft
Martin James of Talend Inc
James Noble of Mazepoint – a Jedox Palo partner
One other TBC
Malcolm Newbury of Guildfoss 
will give an overview of the Debate questions (set out below) to be  
considered by a Panel of Open Source Software suppliers and the  
assembled audience.

1. What Business Intelligence 
(BI) Software is HMG using at the moment (to the best knowledge of the 
panel and audience) and what Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) could 
it be using for BI? Are they better than non FOSS and can they do more 
for less? What are the costs? Reliability? Security?

2. What training/skills are required by HMG to use the FOSS BI 
versions? Are there enough people out there with the skills? Are 
Graduates equipped with the right training?

3. What would be the ideal way of implementing FOSS BI across HMG? 
For example through external Systems Integrators or direct use of HMG 

4. What specific barriers might exist in HMG to the adoption of FOSS BI?


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