Alfresco's Matt Asay to Deliver Keynote Address at CMS Expo
Event to Follow Alfresco's Chicago Meetup of Customers, Partners and Community
London, UK - April 29, 2009 -- Alfresco Software today announced that VP of Business Development Matt Asay will present the opening keynote address at the CMS Expo Learning & Business Conference in Evanston, Illinois on April 30th, following Alfresco's first U.S. Meetup event in Chicago.
Matt's session, entitled "Set Your Content Free: Why Your Content Strategy Needs to Start with Open Source," will offer insight into the current economic and technical drivers of open source adoption. An open source advocate since 1998, Matt is one of the industry's leading open source business strategists. He is a founding member of Novell's Linux Business Office and founded and runs the annual Open Source Business Conference.
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Alfresco's Community Director Nancy Garrity will also be presenting at the event on "Open Source Community Building: A View from the Trenches." Prior to the Expo, both Matt and Nancy will also be hosting Alfresco's Chicago Meetup on Wednesday, April 29th. The one-day event will offer product roadmap updates, best practice customer case study presentations, technical workshops and an informal networking session.
"In all parts of the world, in today's economic climate organizations are looking to lower costs across the board." said John Powell, CEO of Alfresco Software. "We wanted to offer an open source approach to our Meetups and felt it was important for us to come out to our customers, partners, and community rather than them fly to us. These events are running across the US, South America, Europe, Singapore and Australia. Around the world in thirty days we'll meet face-to-face over one thousand people. We'll provide continued education on how to extend the value of Alfresco and open source technology. "
After the Chicago event, Alfresco will be hosting Meetups in the following cities:
- New York City, May 5
- Sydney, AUS, May 11
- San Francisco, May 14
- Edmonton, CA, May 20
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