East African Conference on open Source
About The Conference
Linux Professional Institute in partnership with the East African open source community is delighted to invite you to the East African Conference on Open Source to be held on 26 – 27 April 2022. The event will be held online.
EACOS 2022 aims to bring together the players in the regional technology sector, the Government and Academia (the triple helix) in one place to share knowledge, network and acquire new skills.
This conference will emphasize how open source software can be used to help run the public sector more efficiently and save resources that can be employed in other sectors such as health, education, infrastructure and development, while developing local capacities for software development.
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Tentative Schedule - 26-27:
April 26th - Day 1: Why? Open Source Migration
With the maturity of open source software, adoption has picked up across the enterprise and the public sector. Many Governments have seen the opportunity presented by open source software and strong use cases already exist. The need to avoid vendor lock-in and hefty software license fees has led to the need to deliver better value to taxpayers, adopting open standards and code sharing among public institutions.
April 27th - Day 2: How? Mobilizing for the Realization
What are the technologies that exist in the industry and who are the people and organizations leading open source adoption? Do we have adequate capacity? Where is open source software being used across the public sector? What can we do to support the Government to increase adoption of open source software?
|Welcome and opening remarks: Why? Open Source Migration | With the maturity of open source software, adoption has picked up across the enterprise and the public sector. Many Governments have seen the opportunity presented by open source software and strong use cases already exist.
|Evanson Ikua, Dr. Vincent Ogutu
|9:00am - 9:15am
|Opening Keynotes - Adoption of Open Source in Government
|Dr. Kiproronoh Ronoh Paul, Timothy Were, Dr. Dorothy Gordon
|9:15am - 10:15am
|Fireside chat - Open discussion with keynotes
|Evanson Ikua, Dr. Kiproronoh Ronoh Paul, Timothy Were, Dr. Dorothy Gordon
|10:15am - 10:45am
|10:45am - 11:15am
|Open Source in Education and Training. Special guests talks.
|Dr. Joseph Sevilla, Jon “maddog” Hall
|11:15am - 12:30pm
|Case Study | Local open source solutions
|12:30pm - 1:00pm
|1:00pm - 2:00pm
|Digital Public Goods Alliance
|2:30pm - 3:00pm
|Case Study Fireside Discussion: How to move forward | Solutions we are hearing
|3:00pm - 3:15pm
|Closing remarks: Looking forward
|3:15pm - 3:30pm
|Welcome and opening remarks: How? Mobilizing for the Realization | What are the technologies that exist in the industry and who are the people and organizations leading open source adoption? Do we have adequate capacity? Where is open source software being used across the public sector?
|9:00am - 9:30am
|Concurrent sessions - Session #1: Office Productivity - Email, Office Suites
|Melvin Obiri, Justin Luth
|9:30am - 10:30am
|Concurrent sessions - Session #2: DBMSs, ERPs
|Benson Mugambi, Anthony Mwai
|9:30am - 10:30am
|10:30am - 11:00am
|Concurrent sessions - Session #3: e-Health
|Emmanuel Kweyu, Steven Wanyee
|11:00am - 12:00pm
|Concurrent sessions - Session #4: Virtualization, Analytics, Business Intelligence, IOT
|Dr. Betsy Mureithi, Melvin Obiri
|11:00am - 12:00pm
|Panel with Session 1-2: Strategies that are successful in each organization of the presenters
|12:00am - 12:30pm
|Panel with Session 3-4: Strategies that are successful in each organization of the presenters
|12:30pm - 01:00pm
|01:00pm - 01:30pm
|01:30pm - 02:00pm
|02:00pm - 02:30pm
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