How the Intersection of Open Source and Business Will Form the Basis of Future Innovation, Economics and More



Symposium Keynote Speaker Joseph Jacks
Thursday, October 3
9:45-10:30 in E2-180



In this talk, Joseph will share how the intersection of open source (mostly software) and commercialization / business will shape a new category, a new kind of economics, a new way of building products and more.


Joseph Jacks is the Founder and General Partner of OSS Capital. He is based in San Francisco and leads the US investing arm as well as global investment strategies. Joseph is also the Co-Founder of Aljabr. Previously, Joseph was an EIR at Quantum Corporation in support of the Rook project which was subsequently donated to the CNCF (its first storage project) where he has also been involved (at the board level, in various committees and as an advisor) since inception. Joseph also founded KubeCon (now also run by the Linux Foundation's CNCF) while also building Kismatic, the first enterprise-focused commercial Kubernetes company (acquired by Apprenda). Over the preceding several years, Joseph worked at Mesosphere, Enstratius (acquired by Dell Software), TIBCO Software and Talend.