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Monday, June 29 • 4:10pm - 4:35pm
Open Source on Purpose: Strategy, Process and Tools to Succeed - Kevin Nelson & Ben Woodring, UnitedHealth Group/Optum

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Executing open source strategy which works at scale inside a large complex corporation is all about understanding the needs of each constituent group, the questions they need to get answered, and what tools can be infused into existing processes so all parties succeed. Organizations typically have open source strategies which revolve around cost reduction, managing technical debt and increasing speed to market. But these strategies must meet the needs of several critical groups in order to be successful; including the engineering community, technology leadership, and the in-house legal department.

Kevin and Ben will walk attendees through the primary UHG OSPO customer personas, and how they employ processes and open source tools to play a vital role in the engineering success for a Fortune 5 company with a technology team over 28K members strong.

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Kevin Nelson

Sr. Director, Open Source Program Office, UnitedHealth Group/Optum
Kevin is a TN licensed attorney who has spent the last ten years introducing and evolving open source policy and governance process at UnitedHealth Group. 2020 is a year for intense focus on reducing developer friction for open source consumption through automation projects and launching... Read More →
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Ben Woodring

Lead Engineer, Open Source Program Office, UnitedHealth Group/Optum
Ben is a software engineer with over 25 years of experience across multiple technology stacks while working in both the financial and healthcare vertical industries. He is passionate about the critical role open source can play in modern, agile software development practices. OSSNA... Read More →

Monday June 29, 2020 4:10pm - 4:35pm CDT
OS Program Office Theater