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The UK's Open Technology Conference
Open Source Software, Open Hardware & Open Data

Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Parliament Square, London

February 7-8, 2023

That's a Wrap for This Year!


Sustainability and DEI will span all of SOOC23’s content

Plenaries & Keynotes

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Amanda Brock


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Camille Stewart Gloster

Deputy National Cyber Director, Technology & Ecosystem Security
The White House


Chi Onwurah

Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Shadow Minister Science, Research & Technology

Damani Corbin

Damani Corbin

Strategy & EcoSystem Growth

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Eric Brewer

VP Infrastructure & Google Fellow

Mike Bracken

Mike Bracken

Founding Partner
Public Digital

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Jimmy Wales


Salem Avan

Salem Avan

Director of Policy Strategy & Governance Division for ICT
United Nations

Pia Mancini

Pia Mancini

Co-Founder and CEO of Open Collective

Ben Nickolls

Executive Director at Open Source Collective

Richard Littauer

Host of Sustain OSS Podcast

Liz Rice

Chief Open Source Officer, Isovalent

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Nick Jones

CFP Co-Chair
Head of Cloud Native and Platform Engineering, EscherCloudAI

Lesya Dymyd

Lesya Dymyd

OCP Future Technologies Symposium Chair

Erik Riedel

Dr. Erik Reidel

CFP Chair
Chief Engineering Officer for Flax Computing

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Sal Kimmich

Director of Open Source, AI and DevSecOps, Escher Cloud and OpenUK Security Advisory


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Andrew Martin

CFP Chair
CEO and Co-Founder Control Plane and OpenUK CISO

Professor Eleanor Shaw OBE

Associate Principal, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde

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Matt Barker

President and Co-founder of Jetstack

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Emma Thwaites

Director of Communication & Marketing, Open Data Institute (ODI)

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Sonia Cooper

CFP Chair
Assistant General Counsel, Open Innovation Team at Microsoft and Vice President IP Federation

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Judy Parnall

Head of Standards & Industry in the BBC Research & Development


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Chris Eastham

CFP Co-Chair
Chief Legal Officer, OpenUK

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Dan Aldridge

CFP Co-Chair
Senior Policy Manager at BCS

Hannah Foxwell

Director for Platform Service, VMware Tanzu

Paula Kennedy

Paula Kennedy

Co-founder & COO, Syntasso

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Terence Eden

Technical Specialist Architect, Cabinet Office

Delegate Experience (DX)

Boeing VR Procedural Trainer

3D Printing Demonstration

Book Giveaway & Author Signings

Seeking New Gods – Interactive Group Audio/Visual Experience

Sustainability Monitoring Across the Conference

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EV Charging Hack

State of Open Photo Exhibition & Individual Headshots Available to you by Photographer Tiana Lea

Festival Tents on the Lawn

Live Podcasters & YouTubers

VR Headset Experience

All Hands Party

Featured Speakers

Anjana Rajan

Anjana Rajan

Assistant National Cyber Director for Technology Security

The White House

david Aronchick

David Aronchick

Head of Compute over Data

Protocol Labs

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Peter Zaitsev



Rebecca Rumbul

Rebecca Rumbul

CEO & Executive Director

Rust Foundation

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Sarah Novotny

Director of Open Source Strategy



Accessible Venue


DEI and Sustainability Guidelines for Track Hosts and All Speakers

Delegate Gift

Prayer Room

Enforced Code of Respect 

Doggie Day Care

Neurodiversity Room

Post Event On Demand Access

Work Space

Open Source Job Board
Sponsored By: Open Source Job Hub

Tree Planted for Every Delegate
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Quiet Corridor

Sticker Table

Free Live Stream

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