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Jean Gondé, CTO of Lagardère Active about the Reorganisation of its Media Business with Open Source Software

Interview with Jean Gondé CTO of Lagadère at Open Source Meets Business 2008 about the introduction of Open Source Software at Lagadère Active and the chances the switch created.

Producer: Mario Behling // Camera: Stefan Koehler

Direct Link: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1730416742196198243

Self Description of Lagadère at Open Source Meets Business:

The french conglomerate Lagardère is active in media (Paris Match, Elle, Virgin Megastore, Sportfive etc.) and high tech (EADS). The CTO of the Lagardère Active arm describes why and how the content of multiple Lagardère websites worldwide is being managed with an Open Source System (by EZ Systems).

Jean Gondé: "Jean Gondé joined Lagardère Group on January 2007 as Lagardère Active Chief Technology Officer for France and International; Lagardère Active is the Lagardère group division dedicated to all Media activities (TV, Radio, Press and Digital). He had previously accumulated considerable expertise as a consultant in organization and integration of information systems around Enterprise Resource Planning, customer relationship and business intelligence for US companies, and later as head of Bull Consulting, a subsidiary of the Bull group and then, spent several years in the Telecom and Internet industries within the Vivendi Universal Group, lately as Deputy General Manager at 118 218, the US owned multimedia directory services company which he set up and is No. 1 today in France. (http://www.heise.de/fastbin/eventmanager/event_js/2/?event_id=62)

Lagardère Active Media Logo

German Wikipedia:

Lagardère SCA ist eine große französische Unternehmensgruppe, die im Verlagswesen und in der Flugzeug- und Raumfahrtbranche engagiert ist. Sie war früher unter dem Namen des Rüstungs- und Flugzeugkonzerns Matra bekannt. (Version, 19. März 2008, 07:40 Uhr, http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groupe_Lagardère)

English Wikipedia:

Lagardère SCA is a French conglomerate formerly known as Matra, with holdings in publishing, retail, media, and aerospace. (Version, 14 March 2008, 18:29, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagardère_Group)

eZ Publish (pronounced "easy publish")

... is an open source enterprise content management system developed by the Norwegian company eZ Systems. eZ Publish is available for free download under the GPL licence, as well as under proprietary licences with commercial support. (Version 4 April 2008, 07:47, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EZ_publish)

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