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Thursday, September 19 • 9:40am - 10:00am
Decentralization: A new opportunity for open source monetization - Ben Golub, Storj Labs

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The emergence of cloud computing has spurred massive innovation, decoupling software from the infrastructure on which it runs. However it has also brought about huge challenges for open source companies in search of sustainable business models, causing them incorporate new licensing models other tactics to compete against the cloud computing giants. Decentralized cloud platforms make new economic models possible that allow open source platforms to monetize all their customers - not just their enterprise users.

This session will look at the intersection of open source, decentralization, and cloud and how it can empower open source platforms in new ways. It will also explore how decentralization and open source software can combine to eliminate downtime in the cloud, remove single points of failure, democratize trust, improve accountability, and radically improve security and privacy at a foundational level.


Ben Golub

Executive Chairman and Interim CEO, Storj Labs
Ben Golub is the executive chairman and interim CEO at Storj Labs, a leader in decentralized storage and infrastructure.. Under Ben’s leadership, the team has rolled out initiatives that empower open-source projects by enabling them to passively earn revenue every time their users... Read More →

Thursday September 19, 2019 9:40am - 10:00am PDT
Main Stage