1. Diving deeper: Our Open Source Innovation Days 2024 workshops

Diving deeper: Our Open Source Innovation Days 2024 workshops

Our Innovation Community meets again in Berlin! Happening on June 5th and 6th, 2024, the Open Source Innovation Days 2024 – Open Logistics Foundation member summit is approaching. This time, we will have two days filled with insightful discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities. This article will introduce and expand on the workshop topics, giving you insights on what to expect.
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The event agenda is fixed, and we have great topics and updates to look forward to. Following last year’s successful member summit, this time around, we are diving deeper into important topics for our community and industry. After observations and feedback from last year’s event, we will have a second day (6th June) dedicated to workshops. Some of the workshops will expand further on the topics presented on the summit’s first day, allowing the participants to have a deeper understanding of the topic and implementation blueprints. Experts in the topics will host two rounds of workshops in parallel, starting from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for the first round and from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for the second round.

Workshop 1: What’s new in Transport Law? Legal Update & Workshop

This workshop will keep you updated with the latest changes in Transport Law. It will explore what is new and important for companies, where the law is developing further in digitalisation and transport, and how these changes will affect the Foundation’s open source developments.

In the first place, the participants will receive a news flash with the above points. Afterwards, an open round to find the problem space among companies will take place, whereby participants can raise legal questions regarding their processes. Finally, a collection and assessment of the perceived problems, identifying the actual problems and learning solutions to mitigate the hurdles.

Hosted by Dr. David Saive, Legal Product Owner at the Open Logistics Foundation and Managing Director at Tug & Tow

Workshop 2: Make, buy or open source? Procurement Workshop

In this workshop, the options for software procurement, such as developing software in-house, buying software, or, as a third approach, releasing software under an open source license will be explored.

The strategic aspects of the firm’s technological, environmental, and organisational dimensions and joint work on specific decision criteria for the three approaches will be highlighted. The workshop offers the participants the opportunity to learn more about the factors influencing the strategic decision-making process companies face regarding software or product development.

Hosted by Carina Culotta, Reasearch Associate at Fraunhofer IML, and Christian Prasse, Head of Strategic Development at Fraunhofer IML

Workshop 3: How to get ready for open source? Awareness Workshop

In this workshop, we address how you can get ready for open source. The workshop will look at both the use of open source in companies as well as the active development of and collaboration in open source projects. Not only do the participants get the opportunity to ask all their questions related to starting to work on and using open source components in their business, but they are also offered the chance to bring in their own knowledge and experiences.

Starting the session, the workshop hosts will address how companies can use and/or consume as well as provide and/or publish open source. Afterwards, they will offer the first impulses to start the discussion. From there on out, the participants build the workshop flow.

Hosted by Marius Brehler, Open Source Advisor at the Open Logistics Foundation and Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer IML, together with Jens Leveling, Head of Technology at the Open Logistics Foundation and Lead Software Architect Silicon Economy at Fraunhofer IML

Workshop 4: How to unleash the collective influence of our network? Communications Workshop

A workshop tailored to help our community maximise its collective influence. We will identify the channels and highlight competencies within the network. Additionally, we will explore company motivation and determine how your membership and participation can bring you value.

The workshop will consist of a short briefing, followed by brainstorming and contributions from the participants, to clarify the network’s channels and possibilities and the value of communicating their open source involvement. It will also be a source of inspiration and an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals.

Hosted by Angel Drawe, Communications and Marketing Manager at the Open Logistics Foundation

If you have any questions about the workshops, please get in touch with the Head Office. If you are not registered yet for the event, you can secure your spot for free on our Eventbrite page (members-only). We look forward to your participation.

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Angel Drawe

Communications and Marketing Manager

Open Logistics Foundation

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