The Kolab Taster 2016

Technology open days brought to you by IBM, Redhat and Kolab Systems.

Come along and have a taste
An afternoon of food, beer, talks and tech!

Experience the latest open technologies from IBM, Redhat and Kolab Systems at one of their taster events this June. The teams will collectively visit Zürich, Frankfurt, Vienna and Bern this summer, bringing with them a variety of speakers, food, beer and of course lots of tech!

Wait less, innovate more. With new POWER8 open architecture. With Linux running on Power Systems you get an open, creative platform that lets you work waitlessly so you have more time to create.

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The world's leading provider of open source, enterprise IT solutions. Collaborating with an ecosystem of IT leaders, open source advocates, developers, and partners Redhat create a better foundation for the future of IT.

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Kolab Systems AG is an Open Source Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and service provider that puts the confidence back into collaboration with a full portfolio of services around the Kolab Groupware Solution.

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The Speakers

listen and meet the team and a variety of guest speakers

Georg C. F. Greve

Georg
C. F. Greve

Kolab Systems CEO

FSFE founder, author, entrepreneur & consensus builder in Free Software, Open Standards.

Rick Newman

Rick
Newman

Director of OpenPOWER Strategy

Aaron Seigo

Aaron
Seigo

Kolab Systems CTO

An interlocutor between the Kolab community, Kolab Systems, and Kolab users around the world.

Coming soon

Richard
Zobrist

Manager Partner and Alliances Red Hat

The Schedule

choose an event near you to come and join in

13:00

Welcome

Enjoy some local Craft beers or fresh coffee.

13:30 onwards

Networking & demos

Experience the Power8 with Kolab and Red Hat.
The Brickmakers

The entire story of The Brickmakers is too long to tell so let's start with a trip to Munich in March 2014 as The Culinary Love Band were putting the pieces together to finalise Big Smoke Bar & BBQ pop-up on the Donaukanal. While in Munich Brian Patton (Owner) was brought to an exclusively craft beer pub, Taphouse. While Brian was familiar with craft beer movement before this, he had never seen the passion behind it to this degree. Every bartender was either a beer sommelier or a brewer and the love for their craft oozed from them with every word and suggestion. There was no going back. The seed was planted and bloomed over the next number of months. And Big Smoke seemed to be the perfect food concept to pair with craft beer...

14:00 - 14:30

Red Hat

Jan Wildeboer
EMEA EVANGELIST

MOpen Source Evangelist. Open Standards Fundamentalist. Software Patents worst nightmare. Decentralizing whatever exists. Citizen of the first Transnational Republic.

Jan Wildeboer works at Red Hat as the EMEA Evangelist. Travels across EMEA to talk, discuss and convince his audience that Open Source, Knowledge, Standards etc. are the better way to go.

14:30 - 15:00

The future of open and secure collaboration

Georg C. F. Greve
Kolab Systems CEO

Georg Greve is the CEO and President of the Board at Kolab Systems AG. In addition he is active on the board of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), which he initiated in 2001 and chaired until 2009. He is also involved in various other groups such as Open Forum Europe (OFE) and the European Committee on Interoperable Systems (ECIS) and has been active in the inception of a variety of Open Source/Free Software activities such as the X.Org Foundation, the Open Database Alliance and others.

15:00 onwards

Fire up the BBQ with some food tasting

18:00

Why not stick around and watch Iceland v Austria

14:00

Welcome

14:30 onwards

Street food and craft beer tasting

Local brews and freshly cooked food.
Barbiére

More news available soon.

15:00 - 15:30

Guest speaker

Dr. Wolfgang Maier
Director OF Hardware Development at IBM

It's truly exciting to have Dr. Wolfgang Maier, Director of Hardware Development at IBM in Böblingen join us to give us an overview of the benefits of Power8, the upcoming Power9 platform, which will be the base for the next generation platform of Google and Rackspace, and to hear about the future of computing including some insights into what we'll be seeing in the next decade and beyond.

15:30 - 16:00

Guest speaker

Andre Schmid
Territory Account Manager Red Hat

More news available soon.

16:00 - 16:30

Networking & demos

16:30 - 17:00

The future of open and secure collaboration

Georg C. F. Greve
Kolab Systems CEO

Georg Greve is the CEO and President of the Board at Kolab Systems AG. In addition he is active on the board of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), which he initiated in 2001 and chaired until 2009. He is also involved in various other groups such as Open Forum Europe (OFE) and the European Committee on Interoperable Systems (ECIS) and has been active in the inception of a variety of Open Source/Free Software activities such as the X.Org Foundation, the Open Database Alliance and others.

17:00 onwards

Networking & demos

WaNt to know a little more about what you will experience at our taster events. Below are just some of the benfits what we can offer you and your business.

IBM Power8

Wait less, innovate more. With new POWER8 open architecture. With Linux running on Power Systems you get an open, creative platform that lets you work waitlessly so you have more time to create.

Red Hat

The world's leading provider of open source, enterprise IT solutions. Collaborating with an ecosystem of IT leaders, open source advocates, developers, and partners Redhat create a better foundation for the future.

Kolab

Kolab Systems AG is an Open Source Independent Software Vendor (ISV) developing, maintaining, supporting and providing a wide range of applications through their integrated software solution.

Secure

Data security has become more important than ever. Ensuring you and your cusotmers data is protected is a critical pillar to any company. The combined efforts from IBM, Red Hat and Kolab and deliver a reliable and confident communication solution.

Sponsors & Partners

special thanks to all our kolaborative sponsors, integrators and venues

Locations & Venues

Unique venues across Switzerland, Austria and beyond

Tickets are strictly limited, so please do not wait, grab yours today and make sure you don't miss out.

Venues

Zürich - 14th June

Fork & Bottle

Allmendstrasse 20, 8002 Zürich Switzerland

Get directions: Google Maps | Open Streetmap

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Vienna - 22nd June

The Brickmakers

Zieglergasse 42, Vienna, 1070 Austria

Get directions: Google Maps | Open Streetmap

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Bern - 28th June

Barbiére

Breitenrainpl. 40, 3014 Bern Switzerland

Get directions: Google Maps | Open Streetmap

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