Open Source Ecology
Towards the Open Source Economy
Marcin Jakubowski is the founder of Open Source Ecology, an open collaborative of engineers, producers, and builders developing the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS). The GVCS is a set of the fifty most important machines that it takes for modern life to exist – from a tractor, to an oven, to a circuit maker. OSE produces open source blueprints so that anyone can build and and maintain machines at a fraction of the usual cost.
After receiving his PhD in fusion physics, Marcin found himself useless in solving wicked problems, and started a farm in rural Missouri – which was to become the birthplace of the GVCS.
Marcin has been called an Innovation Stuntman, a Disruptive Hero, was recognized on the Enrich List and gained the distinctions of a 2012 TED Senior Fellow, a 2013 Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, and a 2013 White House Champion of Change. The Global Village Construction Set was recognized in Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2012.
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IBM Global Business Services
Innovation Begins at Home
Andy Stanford-Clark is the Chief Technologist for Smarter Energy for IBM's consulting business in Energy and Utilities in the UK and Europe. He is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and "Master Inventor" with more than 40 patents. Andy is based at IBM's Hursley Park laboratories in the UK, and specializes in remote telemetry, energy monitoring and management, Smart Metering, and Smart Grid technologies. He has a particular interest in home energy monitoring, home automation, demand-side management, and driving consumer behavior change.
Andy has a BSc in Computing and Mathematics and a PhD in Computer Science. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle, an Honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia, and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.
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Devolo Goes OSGi – When Hardware Needs Software
Georg Hermann is currently product manager of Home Control at devolo AG, where he combines innovations to create marketable products. To him, this means simplifying the complexity of the hardware/software interaction for the customer, without losing sight of the business success.
Georg represents devolo AG in the SmartHome Initiative Deutschland.
Follow Georg and devolo on Twitter: @devoloAG