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Mike Milinkovich
Executive Director
Eclipse Foundation

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The world’s leading companies turn to Black Duck Consulting to assess and evaluate how open source technologies and methods can help them achieve long-term business results. Black Duck consultants are experts in open source strategy and governance, as well as community engagement models, applying open source development processes in corporate IT, and the necessary policies and processes required for effective implementation. With hundreds of engagements assisting companies ranging from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations over the last decade, the Black Duck Consulting team creates innovative open source strategies for proven business success. 

Andrew Aitken, Managing Director

Andrew Aitken, Olliance ConsultingAndrew Aitken is a recognized expert on strategies for commercialization of open source and a leader in the open source community. In 2001, Andrew founded Olliance, now Black Duck Consulting, with other industry veterans to provide management and business strategy consulting to companies leveraging open source. During his tenure, he has personally advised clients such as IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and dozens of VCs and start-ups. Andrew also created the Open Source Think Tank, an event that brings the leading global industry experts and visionaries together to discuss the future of commercial open source. 

Greg Olson, Senior Director

Greg Olson, Olliance ConsultingGreg Olson has over 30 years of software industry experience in engineering, marketing and business development. An expert on open source governance, compliance and community, Greg has led engagements for major firms such as Microsoft, Palm and Barclays Global Investors, for commercial software companies initiating open source strategies such as Infobright, Adaptive Planning and Solid Information Systems, and for open source start-ups such as EnterpriseDB, JasperSoft and Lucid Imagination. 

Bill Weinberg, Senior Director

Bill Weinberg, Olliance ConsultingWith over 25 years of embedded and mobile industry experience, Bill Weinberg helps clients enable, build and deploy intelligent device software in engagements involving open source strategy, market analysis, go-to-market, positioning and messaging. His expertise spans mobile software, embedded, virtualization, cloud computing and carrier-grade telecom systems. 

Shawn Briscoe, Director of Strategic Services

Shawn BriscoeShawn Briscoe has over a decade of experience in enterprise use and adoption of open source software, open source ecosystems, and strategies for monetizing open source technology. Shawn helps clients use open source technologies and methods to achieve their business and technology goals. 

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