Please join us at OPEN'16 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!





* During the breaks, you can also join our hands-on demonstrations which will show you some CI/CD & OpenStack in practice.


8:00 - 18:00 TECHNOPOLIS - MECHELEN AGENDA Are you feeling lost? CONFUSED?

08:00 - 09:00    Welcome coffee

09:00 - 09:30    Welcome OPEN'16

Peter Dens, Managing Director Kangaroot


With more than 16 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 Nextcloud

Frank Karlitschek, founder Nextcloud & much more


Frank Karlitschek is a free software developer, entrepreneur and privacy activist. He founded the Nextcloud & the ownCloud projects and was involved in several other free software projects. For sure an inspiration & innovation in our branch of industry. Come & listen what trends he's seeing and how Nextcloud is acting upon this.

10:30 - 11:00    Break  |  * hands-on demo

11:00 - 11:35    Keynote Black Duck

Dave Henry, Regional Sales Manager Benelux & Southern Europe at Black Duck Software


Don’t Fly Blind. There’s a 98% chance your code base contains unreported & untracked open source.

What’s hiding in your code? Let's find out together.


11:40 - 12:00    Customer Panel

12:00 - 13:15    Lunch  | * hands-on demo



13:15 - 14:00



14:05 - 14:50



15:10 - 15:55

Rancher, a container Management Platform


14:50 - 15:10

Break   |  * hands-on demo

Break   |  * hands-on demo

Kangaroot Support Engineer

CI - CD? How do we process?

Continuous integration, continuous development & continuous delivery? What does this mean? How does Kangaroot see this process & how can they help & support IT organisations?
Several scenario's are possible which we like to show you.

Orhan Alici, Sales Engineer
After more than 15 years working for several banks in different positions, Orhan understands the challenges customers meet today.

Software Defined Storage

While the growth of software defined storage isn’t good news for traditional vendors, it is very good news for IT Managers, IT teams, who stand to gain unlimited scale, reduced costs, reduce risks and non-proprietary management. Open source means the end of vendor lock-in with true cloud portability and a solid foundation for future infrastructure.

16:00 - 16:45


Customer case: Elasticsearch built to scale

Lutger Kunst, Solutions Engineer


Inner Source: adopting open source principles to ship better code earlier & more often

More & more organisations are adopting open source principles in order to build software. They recognise that open source projects are a productive & successful way of delivering high quality code that solves complex business problems. These organisations allow their developers to share their work without boundaries, require code reviews to be focussed & open to everyone in the company, encourage documentation to be added to the same code repository & implement rigorous automation to test and deploy their code. By adopting these principles they increase productivity & build better software that is shipped earlier and more often.

In this session Lutger Kunst will talk about these open source principles & how and when organisations can benefit from them. At the end of this talk you will have an understanding of what Inner Source is, what the benefits are & how to start the journey towards adopting open source principles within your organisation.


Franz Bourlet, POWER Sales Engineer


Open Source Software on OpenPOWER systems

With 100% open source system software (including the firmware), OpenPOWER is the most open server architecture in the market. Based on the IBM POWER8 chip, this new family of servers featuring the latest Nvidia NVLink technology runs all the software solutions presented at OPEN'16 with significant cost advantages. This session explains how Docker, EnterpriseDB and many others benefit from this advanced design, and how 200+ technology companies including Google and RackSpace are collaborating in an open development alliance to build the datacenter of the future.

Kangaroot Support Engineer

Docker container technology is turning the IT world upside down. However, managing a container environment can be challenging, due to it's ever-changing nature. Kangaroot has analysed several container Management Platforms and showcases one of them: Rancher.

You will get more info on the platform itself, different ways to deploy it and how to integrate in a CI/CD environment.

Gaby Schilders, Sales Engineer at EnterpriseDB


Are you facing the challenge to meet growing IT requirements while operating on a limited budget?

Learn more about why you should transform your database management system (DBMS) and make open source part of your strategic business and IT choices. An open source DBMS offers you various benefits, including cost reduction, liberation from vendor lock-in, and a large development community. Paired with enterprise-class services, 24x7 support and reliable management tools, open source is a first class alternative to traditional proprietary DBMSs.


Dr. Ingolf Buttig, Hybrid IT Solution Architect Hewlett-Packard Enterprise


How HPE Helion Stackato simplifies development and deployment of cloud native applications (Demo)

HPE Helion Stackato is HPE’s core Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) product. Based on Cloud Foundry® technology and Docker containers, it is an open, scalable & flexible cloud application platform and ecosystem supporting

a variety of run times, frameworks, and multi-cloud deployments. In a demo we will show, how easily you can use this platform to deploy your applications written in a wide range of languages and web frameworks,

using a variety of data services by pushing your source code to the system. The functionality of the Stackato offering Supports the need for speed developers in Agile world have to deliver to.

Kangaroot Support Engineer


Learn how we built a ready-to-scale central logging environment, based on Elasticsearch, Logstash & Kibana for one of our customers.

The customer wanted central logging - standards based & resilient so they can use this technology as a standard building block for new applications.


16:45 - 17:00    Closing

17:00 - 18:00    Reception





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