January 2009: Simon Phipps

Simon Phipps, Sun Microsystems Global CTO for Open Source was in Wellington for one day on Monday, 26 January 2009. This open forum provided the opportunity for interested parties to discuss the role of Open Source in today's increasingly demanding working environment.


Monday, 26th January

4.30pm Registration and afternoon tea
5pm Session commences
7pm Finish


Holiday Inn, 75 Featherston Street


Technology futurist Simon Phipps is a well-known computer industry insider and commentator and as well as having a widely-read weblog he speaks frequently at industry events on technology trends and futures. At various times he has programmed mainframes, Windows and on the Web. Currently the Chief Open Source Officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc., he was previously involved in OSI standards in the 80s, in the earliest commercial collaborative conferencing software in the early 90s, in introducing Java and XML to IBM and most recently with Sun's launching Sun's blogging site, http://blogs.sun.com. He lives in the UK, is based at Sun's Menlo Park campus in California and can be contacted via http://www.webmink.net


This event was sponsored by Sun Microsystems.

Monday, 26th.
January, 2009

4.30pm for 5-7pm

Holiday Inn, 75 Featherston Street