Conference: State of Open Con 23

7th-8th February 2023
All Day

London, UK – 6th December 2022 – OpenUK, the not for profit organisation representing the UK’s Open Technology sector, is delivering its first annual  State of Open Con conference on open source software, open hardware and open data, organised in association with The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) SA Open. It will take place across five floors of London’s premier conference venue, the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, on the 7th and 8th of February 2023.

Following on from Advanced Infrastructure being awarded BEIS funding in a Smart Meter Energy Data Repository programme in Dec 2022,  Advanced Infrastructure's CEO Christopher Jackson has been invited to deliver a session that will explore where the greatest opportunities are for smart meter data in the transition to net zero.

The conference will open with sessions on the future of Open Source Software and its funding. It will bring together leading UK and international figures in open source software, open data and open hardware around the themes of: government, law and policy; security; platform engineering; entrepreneurship; open hardware and open data. The event will also host an unconference, allowing the community to come together and share their own experiences and priorities.

Advanced Infrastructure's session will take place between 2 – 2.30pm on the 7th February, other speakers include Microsoft, UK Power Networks and, The Open Data Institute.

Following the plenary sessions, the seven room tracks will be run by the following experts:

  • Platform Engineering
  • Hosted by Liz Rice, Chief Open Source Officer, Isovalent
  • CFP Chair is Carla Gaggini, Head of Content, Events and Community, Container Solutions
  • Entrepreneurship in Open Source
  • Hosted by Matt Barker, President and Co-Founder, JetStack and Professor Eleanor Shaw OBE, Associate Principal at University of Strathclyde
  • Security
  • Hosted by Sal Kimmich, Director of Open Source, AI DevSecOps at EscherCloud
  • CFP Chair is Andrew Martin, CEO at Control Plane and CISO, OpenUK
  • Government, Law and Policy
  • CFP Chair is Amanda Brock, CEO at OpenUK
  • Open Data
  • Hosted and curated by The Open Data Institute and Emma Thwaites
  • Open Hardware
  • CFP Chair is Dr Erik Riedel, Founder and CEO, Flax Computing
  • Unconference
  • Led by Hannah Foxwell, Director for Platform Service, VMware Tanzu; Paula Kennedy, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Syntasso; and Terence Eden, Technical Specialist Architect at Cabinet Office

Tickets for the event will be available for £199 (inc VAT) covering the two days of the conference from

Conference: State of Open Con 23