Schedule - PGConf.EU 2013

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Mark Taylor

Company: Sirius
Twitter: @Mark_Antony

Mark Taylor is a well known figure in the Open Source community and participant in the organisations that helped establish Open Source - now into his second decade on the front line. He is the founder, and for 5 years consecutively President, of the Open Source Consortium, is an expert advisor to the Free Software Foundation Europe, the UK representative of the Open Source Software Institute, and occasional advisor to the Free Software Foundation and the Open Source Initiative in the U.S. A long time advocate of Open Source, Mark is a well-known speaker and writer on all aspects of the phenomenon. As CEO of Sirius, Mark has been instrumental in the adoption and rollout of Open Source software in Businesses, Government and Public Sector, Educational Institutions and third-sector organisations large and small around the world. Mark's political activities have included acting as a technology advisor to all main UK political parties and multiple Government departments, including a 6 month stint as Chair of the Cabinet Office New Suppliers to Government working group and invited membership of the SME Panel. Mark stands for Open Source, Open Standards and Open Data, for SME engagement with Government, and for equal participation of Women in Technology. Outside the world of Open Source Mark enjoys spending time with his family, keeping fit at the gym and Karate Dojo, working his way through the Western Canon, learning languages modern and ancient, and is the Early Years Governor of Coworth-Flexlands School.


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