Today enterprises can strongly benefit from the innovation that can be unlocked using Open Source solutions. Now that the consumerization trend in IT is moving so quickly, newest technology solutions are Open Source right from the start. Open Source is no longer a mere substitute for commodity solutions, it has become a key enabler of innovative solutions that just would not have existed without Open Source. Open Source now has started to out-innovate the IT mega-vendors.
These concepts summarize the Accenture keynote presented by Accenture’s Tony Roby on the 4th edition of the largest and most successful recurring Open Source Conference in the Benelux that was held on December 9th in Amsterdam. The annual conference, founded by Accenture and Red Hat attracted nearly 800 people and offered an extensive program of real-life cases and first class keynote speakers. Simone Brummelhuis, founder and CEO of thenextwomen.com chaired the event. Simone is no stranger when it comes to innovation, as she is also part a member the Accenture Innovation Awards jury.