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Friday, September 20 • 10:40am - 11:20am
Room 2 - The Old, The Now and The New: The Evolution of Open-Source Business Models and What’s Next - Kelly Herrell, Hazelcast

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Over the past three decades, open-source shattered the proprietary software business model with what appeared to be an unstoppable force. Recent history has seen some cloud providers asserting their market power at the expense of open-source vendors, while others have embraced the vendors as commercial partners. Meanwhile, edge computing and IoT are gaining steam, changing the dynamics yet again.

Kelly Herrell, CEO of Hazelcast, has 20 years of experience driving open-source companies with multiple exits. His talk covers the transformations of open-source commercial models and discusses emerging dynamics and how they could again drive transformations within the business of open-source.


Kelly Herrell

CEO, Hazelcast
Kelly Herrell is the CEO at Hazelcast. In his career, Kelly has led the growth of four innovative companies from early stage to market-leading entities, covering a broad span of compute and networking. At Hazelcast, Kelly brings his unique experience of driving high-value innovation... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 10:40am - 11:20am PDT
Breakout Room 2