The Challenges of Implementing Open Source Software in Corporations

Professionals share their experiences in implementing open source software at the Caixa Economica Federal Bank with HackerTeen students.

Paulo Maia, the manager of Standards and Planning in the area of Technological Architecture at the Caixa Economica Federal Bank, in Brasilia, will give a speech for all HackerTeen students on the 24th of March (Friday), from 3:00 to 4:00, through NetClass, the project's virtual classroom.

The subject of the talk will be “The Challenges of Adopting Open Source Software in Corporations”, where Paulo will tell us of his experiences as the coordinator of the open source software implementation project in a public agency the size of Caixa Economica Federal.

In addition to the main topic, other issues related to implementing free software will be addressed by the speaker, including: possible business models; market impact in relation to costs, employment generation and income; the corporate need for software and how to adopt it; the ideal professional profile to meet these needs.

According to Maia, the lecture will also present ideas on how open source software professionals can position themselves in this market niche, and clear up some current myths about proprietary software. “With this lecture, the HackerTeen student will get a better understanding of the open software market and thus be able to position him or herself better within that market”, Paulo Maia affirms.


Paulo MaiaThe Speaker's Mini Résumé
Paulo Maia da Costa is the manager of Standards and Planning in the area of Technological Architecture at the Caixa Economica Federal Bank, in Brasilia. He coordinates efforts to implement open source software at the bank. He is a graduate in data processing with a major concentration in computer networks from COPEX, the Technology and Information Projects Manager for ENAP and the PMI projects manager for the Getulio Vargas School of Business. He has worked with technology at the Caixa Economica Federal Bank since 1989.

 

 

 


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