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The silent power of open standards

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The silent power of open standards

  1. 1. WCIT 2010 DR TROND ARNE UNDHEIM DIRECTOR OF STANDARDS STRATEGY AND POLICY, ORACLE CORP. The Silent Power INTRODUCTION of Open Standards 15 MINUTES Fixing Standardization in Europe and beyond
  2. 2. THE SILENT POWER OF OPEN STANDARDS FIXING STANDARDIZATION IN EUROPE AND BEYOND CHALLENGE What are open standards? Transparent. Inclusive. Implemented Why are they important? Efficient. Innovation Platform. Fight lock-in. Who creates them? Market players. Fora/consortia (OASIS, W3C) What about Europe? Outdated. Digital Agenda plays catch up. Leadership From Below Don’t wait. Take charge. Be a Change maker
  3. 3. THE SILENT POWER OF OPEN STANDARDS FIXING STANDARDIZATION IN EUROPE AND BEYOND SILENT POWER Collective drive Balance Lead only when needed Lead by example Build patterns © Global Nomad group
  4. 4. THE SILENT POWER OF OPEN STANDARDS FIXING STANDARDIZATION IN EUROPE AND BEYOND LEADERSHIP Leadership from below Attitude to change v. Position in a hierarchy Social networks Take advantage. Choose wisely where to play. Empowerment Motivating & enabling stakeholders to engage Governance Sector impact (private/public/non-profit/citizens) Diplomacy Empathize, compromise, act, spread the news
  5. 5. THE SILENT POWER OF OPEN STANDARDS FIXING STANDARDIZATION IN EUROPE AND BEYOND SOLUTIONS EU standardization reform Recognize fora/consortia specifications (2010)? Digital Agenda From openness policy to procurement reality? EU as procurer Strategy for IT openness migration over 10 years? Share best practice Boost ePractice.eu and Semic.eu – other venues? Global alignment Interoperability through open standards
  6. 6. WCIT 2010 Fixing Standardization… TAKING THE SILENT POWER OF OPEN STANDARDS FROM POLICY TO REALITY

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