OpenChain @ TechExeter Conference on 11th Sept 2019

By August 6, 2019 News

Paul McAdam, Director at Source Code Control, will be hosting a workshop exploring the Equifax scandal. This hack resulted in costing more than $4bn yet was started by a failure to manage a single Open Source component. His workshop will focus on three practical matters:

  • An understanding of Open Source components
  • OpenChain – a future standard in managing open source in order to protect your supply chain
  • The importance of technical due diligence

Paul McAdam is well known in the UK IT industry as Director of Open Source Management specialists, Source Code Control, but also for his roles at Microsoft. Paul was the Chief of Staff at Microsoft UK preceded by leading the SAM engagement team for 4 years. He was involved in the creation of key initiatives such as settlement with cloud and SAM Managed Services as well as earlier versions of ISO 19770 and the Microsoft Licensing exams. Prior to Microsoft, he was an IT infrastructure manager at AstraZeneca in the UK and for 2 years in the US. Paul is also the chairperson for the charity Sport In Mind.

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