[UKUUG-Announce] BCS OSSG - 31st October - Open Source knowlege/skills gap across HM Government

Jane Morrison office at ukuug.org
Mon Oct 24 11:52:17 BST 2011

Open Source knowledge/skills gaps across HM Government – Part 3: 
Discuss the skills required to do open source Enterprise Resource 
Planning (ERP)

London 31st October 2011

Event URL: http://ossg.bcs.org/2011/10/31/

This is the 3rd of several planned events being hosted by the Open 
Source Specialist Group (OSSG) that considers Open Source 
knowledge/skills gaps across HM Government with a Panel of Open Source 
Software suppliers. 

Part 3: Discuss the skills required to do open source enterprise resource 
planning (ERP)  will be held at the: 

BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 
Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA 


on Monday 31st October 2011, from 1800 to 2100 hours.

This bookable event is free and open to all with buffet and 

To book a place to attend please contact Mark Elkins via 
mark_elkins at bcs.org

The format will be “question time”, where the panel will be asked a 
question after which the audience will be invited to participate.

Rationale for this event:

With many private and public startup companies emerging from public 
sector reorganisations, for instance in primary healthcare, there is a 
need to quickly automate administrative functions to keep costs to a 
minimum. Enterprise Resource Planning systems don’t just produce 
accounts, the provide agile front and back office processes required by 
most organisations. The panel will comprise platforms and partner 
companies from the open source ERP market invited companies support 
OpenERP, OpenBravo, OpenTAPS, Mamut, SQLLedger.

Chair Mark Elkins, OSSG
Michael Judd,  Akuna Ltd
Alberto Lobrano, CEO of Integrating web srl. Partners of Opentaps for europe 
and middle east.
Eckhard Schwarzat,  ValueDecision Ltd 
Malcolm Newbury of Guildfoss will give an overview of the Questions 
(set out below) to be considered by a Panel of Open Source Software 
suppliers and the assembled audience.

1. Introduction : Who are you, company, platform, features?
2. Typical jobs: What does a typical sales, delivery, maintenance process look 
3. Skills: What are the typical profiles of users/developers?
4. Sourcing/Training: What’s on offer, what is the market like?

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