Please join us at OPEN'17 to receive all needed updates on what is happening in Open Source.

In one single day, you will meet all enterprise-ready Open Source players. During top keynotes, hands-on sessions & interactive discussions, you will learn what's hot & what's not in the Open Source landscape today. Visionary speakers will unfold their expectations for the future and give you insights which will give you competitive advantage.


Do not miss this opportunity to be back on track with your Open Source projects & register now!


08:00 - 09:00    Welcome coffee

09:00 - 09:30    Welcome OPEN'17

Peter Dens, Managing Director Kangaroot


With more than 17 years experience in Open Source,

Peter has become the reference for Open Source Solutions for enterprises. He'll give you an update on trending solutions in Open Source.

09:35 - 10:30    Keynote Multicloud

In the past year, we've seen an exponential growth in customer requests to deploy their open source solution on Public or Private Cloud platforms. In order to make sure that a cloud choice does not become a new vendor lock-in, we’ve built some guidelines and best practices for our customers.


We will TALK about these guidelines, DEMO some technology that helps you build OPEN cloud-based environments and discuss with Azure how they position their cloud proposition for Open Source users.

10:30 - 11:00    Break

11:00 - 12:00    Customer Experience


As Infrastructure Architect at Essent Belgium, Michiel Van Wambeke will elaborate on their experiences within their cloud infrastructure at





Smals supports & guides the social & healthcare sector in their information management to provide their users with effective and efficient service.

Luc Billion, CSM - Operational Director Infrastructure, Systems, Services & Support at Smals will share his experiences.

12:00 - 13:15    Lunch



13:15 - 14:15



14:20 - 15:20


Microsoft Azure

Gaby Schilders, Sales Engineer at EnterpriseDB


Postgres: The Centerpiece for Modernising IT Infrastructures


Postgres is the leading open source database management system that is being developed by a very active community for more than 15 years. Gaby Schilders is Sales Engineer at EnterpriseDB, supplier of the EDB Postgres data platform.


He will be explaining why companies take open source as the centerpiece for modernising their IT infrastructure, thus increasing their scalability and taking full advantage today's technologies offer them.

Jorge Palma, Open Source Technical Lead


Next-gen Development with Azure PaaS and Containers

Tom D’Hont, Sales Engineer at SUSE


The evolution in storage. Why an open source initiative like Ceph found its way into the enterprise storage world.


Traditional storage solutions are expensive & you'll probably need a forklift getting it in your datacenter.  Meanwhile you have an ever growing demand for storage capacity by adopting new technologies like IoT, video for marketing & surveillance now in 4k, expanding user data with the adoption of BYOD and increasing backup requirements.


This demand created the opportunity for Ceph, a Scale-out Software Defined Storage solution, driven by one of the best open source communities worldwide. Standardize on Industry Standard Servers and grow your storage estate at YOUR rate.


In this session we will introduce you to the enterprise adoption of Ceph, demonstrate the OpenATTIC management tool and give you a technical deep dive of Ceph and how erasure coding is improving your level of data protection.

Anders Karlsson, Principal Sales Engineer at MariaDB Corporation Ab


What's New in MariaDB Server 10.2 and Big Data Analytics with MariaDB ColumnStore.


Join this session to learn more about all the new product features included in MariaDB Server 10.2.


After running over these new features, the presentation will cover MariaDB ColumnStore. MariaDB ColumnStore is a powerful open source columnar storage engine that supports a wide variety of analytical use cases with ANSI SQL in highly scalable distributed environments. It unifies OLTP and analytics workloads with a single ANSI SQL interface.

15:20 - 15:40


15:40 - 16:15



16:15 - 16:30    Closing

16:30 - 17:30    Reception





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