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PROGRAMME AGENDA
Time Topic
9.00am Registration & Viewing of Conference Showcase
10.00am Welcome Address:
Open Source - Ready for Prime-Time


Explain why the additional focus on alternative open source technologies-how they’re largely compatible, and how they each cater to various aspects of enterprise deployments.

Raoul Le Blond
Programme Editor
IDG World Expo (Asia) Limited
10.05am Keynote Address:
The Bazaar in the Cathedral -- Singapore's Ministry of Defence Open Source Experience


The Ministry of Defence's adoption of the Open Office suite of office applications represents one of the major open source case studies in Singapore in recent months. What were MINDEF's considerations for going open source, and how can enterprise CIOs deal with the emergence of open source software?

Dr Cheok Beng Teck
Director of MINDEF CIO Office
Ministry of Defence Singapore
10.45am Linux and Business Computing: 'The Odd Couple' or a 'Match Made in Heaven'?

How does Linux fit into the big picture of what's happening in IT? More importantly, how can running mission-critical applications on Linux benefit your own business? What's the best way to move forward and how do you get started? Learn the answers to these questions as well as how Linux plays an important role in leading to an efficient, flexible, open IT infrastructure that delivers better ROI to your organization.

Guy Cross
Director, Linux Business Development
Oracle APAC Division
11.25am Coffee/Tea Break & Viewing of Conference Showcase
11.55am The Mature Linux Enterprise

The speaker will be addressing the move of the Linux operating system into the mainstream, actual adoption trends, and enterprise scenarios using Linux as a reliable, secure foundation for mission-critical applications.

Hemant Shah
ASEAN/SA Executive,
Strategic Growth Business & Linux
IBM Systems & Technology Group
IBM Singapore
12.35pm Lunch & Viewing of Conference Showcase
1.35pm Opening Enterprise Services with Open Enterprise Server

Raising the bar on user productivity, Novell Open Enterprise Server extends rich services to both Windows & Linux workstations, providing a server-to-desktop alternative. With a mixed source environment, Novell gives Linux the benefit of NetWare’s directory-based management model and Web-enabled services, while SUSE LINUX liberates applications and development from vendor-imposed lock-downs or limitations. Learn how Novell Open Enterprise Server extends the productivity tools on the Linux platform—including ready-to-deploy employee portals, workgroup collaboration, directory integration, network management, and exciting Novell Linux Desktop integration.

Paul Kangro
Solutions Manager
Novell APAC

Time Track A: Track B:
2.15pm Start Linux with the right building blocks

Get an insight view on how to create and manage a robust infrastructure for Enterprise Linux environment which will ensure scalability and availability. Additional focus on how open source could lower your costs and drive your business towards a profit center.

Winnie Lee
Technical Consultant
VERITAS Software
Mission Critical Computing on Linux

Reliably develop and deploy mission-critical enterprise Java applications on low cost infrastructures at the industry’s highest performance level with BEA WebLogic JRockit 8.1 on Linux. Through the ability to supervise the JRockit JVM, administrators can engage in proactive problem diagnosis, preventing and avoiding catastrophic failures.

Laxman Bhatia
Enterprise Solutions Manager, Asia Pacific
BEA Systems
2.55pm Using Linux as Domain Controllers

Every organisation requires a computer domain to authenticate
users for access of network resources. Should organisations consider open source as an alternative? Find out how NLB took the plunge and what we can learn from their experience.

Kuan Sung
Senior Manager, InfoComm Division
National Library Board



OpenOffice -- Just Do It

An enterprise migration case study. MINDEF's experience and roadmap for moving to OpenOffice.

Chong Chan Meng
Asst CIO (Plans)
Ministry of Defence Singapore
3.35pm Open Source - Closed Minds - Challenges to the current legal environment in accommodating open source

The law and legal practitioners in general have often taken a suspicious stance in addressing IP in the open source arena. The nature of open source with its seemingly promiscuous approach to sharing of intellectual property rights coupled with the various iterations of licences governing the usage of open source content today has led to this guarded approach. Rajesh will seek to provide a snapshot of the current legal challenges and provide a way forward in taking a more accommodating approach to open source from a legal perspective in the context of the 21st century Zeitgeist.

Rajesh Sreenivasan
Partner, iTec Practice Group
Rajah & Tann


OpenSolaris - Ten Moves Ahead

Solaris 10 is the most advanced operating system ever built. With more than 600 features, it is the most efficient, secure, and reliable operating system in the market. Sun Microsystems has made the source code for Solaris 10 available under the OSI (Open Source Initiative) approved Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL). Millions of development hours worth of code and over 1,600 patents are being contributed to the open source community. Sun knows that innovation happens everywhere. Sam Tan, a Solaris Ambassador, will be sharing what Solaris 10 can bring to you. And, how far we -- together -- can take it.

Sam Tan
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Asia South
Sun Microsystems
4.15pm
Coffee/Tea Break & Viewing of Conference Showcase at Foyer
4.35pm The Great Debate: Open Source vs other proprietary systems

The motion: That Open Source Systems are More Affordable, Secure and Easier To Deploy in the Enterprise.
Our conference speakers and audience are invited to share and air their views in a freewheeling discussion on the future of Open Source, best practices in adoption and deployment, and how and why IT organisations have to become more familiar with the technology.

5.15pm
Closing Remarks & Lucky Draw
5.30pm
End of Event

 
     
 
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