Drink and Think

Dr. Mekki MacAulay, Senior Open Source Strategy Advisor at IBM Canada, will deliver a short lecture, followed by a working social wherein we will explore the benefits of going open source by promoting security, performance, and agility.

Dr. Mekki MacAulay is Senior Open Source Strategy Advisor in the Office of the CTO, Global Technology Services at IBM Canada. He is responsible for guiding IBM's clients in their Journey to Open by developing open source strategies that combine the world's best technology solutions with open organization principles to maximize value, agility, and enterprise-scale needs.  

Mekki received his B.Eng in Computer Systems Engineering, his B.A. in Psychology, and his M.A.Sc. in Technology Innovation Management from Carleton University.  He received his PhD from the Schulich School of Business at York University where he taught both engineering and business students enterpreneurship and strategic management courses.  He is also a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) and actively involved with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) as well as several technology and open source governance organizations including the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the Open Source Initiative (OSI), IEEE, the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), the Academy of Management (AOM) and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC).

"Obscurity is not security" is a mantra often spoken by information security (InfoSec) professionals to remind people that open source enables security rather than reducing it. 

 

Join us to discuss how going open source by default promotes security, performance, and agility, and why the most secure agencies in the world leverage open source solutions to harden their IT against adversaries.

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