The Benefits of Migrating to Open Source

Event Date

  • 2/18/2014 - 2/18/2014


  • Austin Texas

Date: Wednesday February 18th, 2014

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Online





Amazon, Netflix, Google, Facebook and Twitter are proof open source software (OSS) is powering today's most rapidly growing, innovative companies, continuing to strengthening their competitive advantage. Like many enterprises that have long understood the benefits of developing software with open source, these organizations use OSS to reduce cost, increase speed of development and allow for greater freedom to innovate and customize, while also maintaining control over their own resources. As IDC observes, “Companies strategically using outside code sources can lower their fixed costs and respond more quickly to marketplace dynamics while core competencies stay in-house.” So the question isn’t whether to use OSS, but where to use it, and when and how to migrate.

Attend this Webinar, hosted by the IASA and Black Duck, to learn:

  •  Benefits of migrating from legacy software to open source
  •  How to get started developing a migration plan
  • What factors and dependencies need to be considered




Peter Vescuso

Serving as Executive Vice President of Marketing, Peter brings over 20 years experience in marketing and executive management developing new markets and building brands. Specifically for Black Duck, Peter is responsible for marketing operations, programs, and field marketing.

Prior to joining Black Duck, Peter was VP/GM of the Enterprise Business and VP of Marketing at Cantata Technology. Cantata was a leading provider of enabling communications technology formed in the acquisition of Brooktrout Technology by Excel Switching and was itself acquired by Dialogic in 2007.

Peter earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the New York Institute of Technology and an M.S. degree at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.