SAN FRANCISCO May 22, 2012
Just five years ago, only a handful of open source vendors beyond Red Hat were thriving. Since then, many questions about the fundamental principles behind those success stories have been answered, including the right mix of market conditions as well as the techniques needed to build a viable business around open source. In his presentation, "The Four Secrets of a Successful Open Source Business," Miguel Valdés-Faura, co-founder of the Bonita open source business process management (BPM) project, will describe how market analysis, the democratization process, effective community management and a high-volume sales machine are important to making an open source software business successful.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Miguel leads the charge in BonitaSoft’s mission to democratize BPM by bringing powerful and affordable BPM to organizations and projects of all sizes. Miguel founded the Bonita project in 2001, with the vision that BPM would become mainstream in every company’s IT portfolio. He is a recognized thought leader in business process management and passionate about open source community building.
BonitaSoft democratizes business process management (BPM) by bringing powerful, easy-to-integrate, and user-friendly, open source BPM to organizations of all sizes and industries. BonitaSoft and its open source community deliver an unmatched ecosystem of connectors for nearly any application and system. With the BonitaSoft suite, organizations can model, automate and optimize process workflows in Finance, Human Resources, Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, E-Government, and more, according to their respective business or technical roles. The fastest-growing BPM provider, BonitaSoft has more than 1,000,000 downloads, more than 350 customers and 15,000 community members.