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Gabriele Columbro

Gabriele Columbro

Executive Director - FINOS

Gabriele is an open source executive and technologist at heart. He spent over 15 years building developer ecosystems to deliver value through open source across Europe and the US. He thrives on driving innovation both contributing to open source communities and joining commercial open source ventures, whether it’s for an early stage tech startup, a Fortune 500 firm or a non profit foundation. Previously Director of Product Management at Alfresco, as Executive Director Gabriele grew the Fintech Open Source Foundation FINOS from the ground up, with the vision of creating a trusted arena for the global financial services industry to innovate faster, leveraging open source as a model of collaboration. Gabriele holds a Master in Computer Engineering, is a Committer for the Apache Software Foundation and advises open source startups. He’s a passionate soccer fan, reggae music connoisseur and special needs dad and advocate wannabe.

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Open source in financial services: the good the bad and the ugly

Abstract

Get an overview of the state of the open source movement in financial services as well as hear the good, the bad, and the ugly of where the community is today from a leader who built FINOS, the largest open source community in the financial services industry, from the ground up. The audience will learn about the opportunities, and quirks, of a fast-growing movement that has the potential to revolutionize the very fabric of the financial industry by bridging the not-always-aligned worlds of fintech and incumbent financial institutions. This talk is highly recommended for developers looking to grow in the industry and fintech entrepreneurs looking for an open source business model to their next venture.