Why did Deutsche Post open source to Eclipse?

Dr. Ricco Deutscher (SOPERA GmbH)

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Tuesday, 11:10, 50 minutes | Ballroom E | Download in iCal Format

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Deutsche Post is an early adaptor and thought leader in SOA. In 2007, the global logistics player made a strategic move and open sourced its SOA platform to Eclipse in order to speed up innovation. Independent from Deutsche Post, the German company SOPERA provides services around this platform and drives the open source SOA development in Eclipse. In the long talk SOPERA describes the motivation of Deutsche Post and gives a brief overview of the benefits on the user and developer side.

Dr. Ricco Deutscher is the managing director of SOPERA. Before joining SOPERA, Ricco Deutscher was an architecture and technology expert at McKinsey and in charge of international architecture projects. In this capacity he developed the fields of SOA and Open Source at McKinsey. In addition, Ricco Deutscher was also co-founder and president of flatfox AG, a provider of email marketing technologies. He began his professional career as a software architect at SAP AG in Walldorf. Dr. Ricco Deutscher studied physics at the Universities of Leipzig and Moscow, and received a Doctorate in Theoretical Physics from Hanover.

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