This is the 3rd of several planned events being hosted by the Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) that considers Open Source knowledge/skills gaps across HM Government with a Panel of Open Source Software suppliers. Part 3: Discuss the skills required to do open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) will be held at the BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA (http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/london-office-guide.pdf) on Monday 31st October 2011, from 1800 to 2100 hours.
This bookable event is free and open to all with buffet and refreshments. To book a place to attend please contact Mark Elkins via firstname.lastname@example.org
The format will be a question timeÂ, where the panel will be asked a question after which the audience will be invited to participate.
Rationale for this event
With many private and public startup companies emerging from public sector reorganisations, for instance in primary healthcare, there is a need to quickly automate administrative functions to keep costs to a minimum. Enterprise Resource Planning systems don’t just produce accounts, the provide agile front and back office processes required by most organisations. The panel will comprise platforms and partner companies from the open source ERP market invited companies support OpenERP, OpenBravo, OpenTAPS, Mamut, SQLLedger.
Chair Mark Elkins, OSSG
Michael Judd, Akuna Ltd
Alberto Lobrano, CEO of Integrating web srl. Partners of Opentaps for europe and middle east.
Eckhard Schwarzat, ValueDecision Ltd
Malcolm Newbury of Guildfoss will give an overview of the Questions (set out below) to be considered by a Panel of Open Source Software suppliers and the assembled audience.
1. Introduction : Who are you, company, platform, features?
2. Typical jobs: What does a typical sales, delivery, maintenance process look like?
3. Skills: What are the typical profiles of users/developers?
4. Sourcing/Training: WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s on offer, what is the market like?