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OSADL Special Events

OSADL Special Events

COOL - Compact OSADL Online Lectures

Online event

What is COOL?

COOL - Compact OSADL Online Lectures: Open Source meets Industry

  • COOL is an OSADL webinar series.
  • COOL takes place regularly once a month and covers new and state-of-the-art topics on Open Source software in industry, either on legal or on technical aspects.
  • COOL editions each consist of two lectures covering a special "Open Source meets industry" topic followed by a discussion round. The first "basic" lecture provides basic knowledge with regard to the respective topic and the second "advanced" lecture dives deeper into the topic and highlights special aspects. The discussion round gives all participants the possibility to ask questions and discuss with the respective speakers and the audience.
  • COOL speakers are OSADL experts on the one hand and external specialists on the other hand who kindly agreed to share their expert knowledge on the respective topic.
  • COOL is a virtual event. The lectures are held by live video streams. Speakers will be available for questions and discussion in a video conference which will take part subsequent to the live video streams.
  • COOL in general is designed to provide support how to best and compliantly use Open Source software in industry.

COOL December 2023 edition

Edge computing: Rationale, concept and presentation of an Open Source solution for lightweight devices
Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 2pm to 4pm CET

Agenda COOL December 2023 edition:

2:00pm to 2:30pm CET:

Concept session: Edge computing and the rationale for an open framework for lightweight IoT devices, Philip Hooker, Roshan Kumar, Software AG

2:30pm to 3:15pm CET:

Practical session I: Connecting and managing lightweight edge computing devices with Open Source, Reuben Miller, Software AG

3:15pm to 3:30pm CET:

Practical session II: OSADL QA Farm and benchmarks, Dr. Carsten Emde, OSADL, Reuben Miller, Software AG

3:30pm to 4:00pm CET:

Discussion and possibility to ask questions

Description COOL December 2023 edition:

The "Internet of Things" (IoT) already enables data communication between a wide range of devices and will do so even more in the future. IoT goes beyond just internetworking of physical devices usually associated with it, since it adds the two following elements to it:

  • intersection of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT)
  • continuous and consistent technology from sensor level to the cloud

This has led to the idea of large-scale data evaluation that may create more knowledge and better understanding than was ever possible before. However, companies cannot simply connect all their data sources in parallel to the internet and let data flow in and out without the required control mechanism to ensure security and safety. There are various challenges in enabling IoT devices due to their fragmented hardware and OS landscape, proprietary edge platforms, dependencies on cloud IoT platform and the need for a high degree of customization of the applications running on the edge. This results in deep questions that need to be addressed while thinking about edge computing.

This month's OSADL COOL session focuses directly on addressing these challenges by leveraging an Open Source initiative launched by Software AG and supported by several partners. The corresponding project was called, and it introduces a device-side software layer that remains agnostic to the cloud IoT platform, programming language, and payload for edge computing. OSADL expresses its gratitude for the contribution made by its new member company, Software AG.

Recommended audience COOL December 2023 edition:

Software developers and engineers, hardware developers and engineers, system integrators, field application engineers, etc.

About the speakers of the COOL December 2023 edition:

- Roshan Kumar, Software AG: Leading global product organization focused on Edge Computing as part of IoT & Analytics business unit at Software AG. Responsible for project along with other product lines focusing on edge in the Cumulocity IoT portfolio. Member of the leadership team of IoT & Analytics BU, contributing to product strategy, Partner & Developer Ecosystem, M&A due diligence etc. Currently service as Vice President I manage teams in Cambridge UK, Bangalore and Hyderabad IN, Dusseldorf Germany, while working with our Sales and Field teams in all our global regions.

- Philip Hooker, Software AG: Philip is a visionary leader with a passion for leveraging IoT, analytics, and integration technologies to drive enterprise and societal transformation. With over 25 years of experience collaborating with CXOs from global organizations like Vodafone, IFM, United Utilities, Schindler and International Copyright Enterprise (ICE) Services, he has spearheaded numerous strategic, business development, and transformation initiatives.

Currently serving as the Vice President for Strategic Programs at Software AG, Philip orchestrates a diverse portfolio of both structured and adhoc projects, each designed to deliver exponential business value. A pivotal undertaking involves the go-to-market of the contributor-driven open-source initiative, Its mission: tackling the universal hurdles of secure connectivity and robust device management essential for all connected products.

- Reuben Miller, Software AG: Graduated top of his class in Microelectronic Engineering in Australia, and his first part of his carrier in industrial control sector working on control systems in mining, oil and gas, railway, building services, renewable energy before immigrating to Germany. A passionate and pragmatic software developer that loves making things and believes in the power of Open Source software and the product owner who's responsible for shaping by collaborating with customers and translating their requirements and use-cases into actionable tickets.

- Dr. Carsten Emde, OSADL: Carsten Emde has a long history of professional activities in the field of software development, system integration and training, particularly for embedded system software. Carsten is specialized on graphical user interface, robotics, real-time systems and on legal and business aspects of using Open Source software in industry. He has been managing OSADL since its foundation in 2005.

Upcoming COOL webinars

Upcoming COOL webinars in 2024:

  • May to August 2024: COOL summer break
  • COOL will be continued in September 2024 (more information will be available here soon)

Past COOL webinars

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Please click on the respective COOL edition in order to display the full agenda and more details about the lectures and the respective guest speakers.

Download of COOL overview September - December 2023 as PDF file (v4)
Download of COOL overview January to May 2023 as PDF file
Download of COOL overview September to December 2022 as PDF file
Download of COOL overview January to May 2022 (new - v7) as PDF file
Download of COOL overview September - December 2021 as PDF file
Download of COOL overview January - May 2021 as PDF file

COOL conference language

The COOL sessions will be in English language.

COOL registration

Please use the online registration form to register for a particular COOL edition: Online registration form.
The access data will be sent to the registered participants shortly before the event.

COOL participation fee

Participation in COOL is free of charge.

COOL feedback

We would appreciate if participants of COOL completed and submitted the following feedback questionnaire in order to better meet their requirements and consider their suggestions in future events: Feedback sheet. Thanks in advance.

COOL presentations

The presentations and video clips of all COOL sessions will be made available after the event. Material of part I will be publicly available, material of the part II and part III will be available exclusively for OSADL members or participants with login.

COOL Presentations and video clips (Member or participant login required to display material of the advanced lectures)

Privacy policy

When you register for participation in the event you agree that the personal data you enter in the registration form will be processed at OSADL as necessary (see our privacy policy).

You may revoke this agreement at any time by email, mail or phone using the communication data provided at the imprint page, but this will also cancel your registration.


Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you have further questions:
Andrea Ruf
Phone.: +49 6221 98504 13