Miguel Valdes Faura is the CEO and co-founder of Bonitasoft, a global provider of Digital Process Automation solutions. Miguel leads the charge in Bonitasoft’s mission: help innovative companies worldwide reinvent, automate and gain deep visibility into their business processes. Miguel is a recognized thought-leader in the BPM/DPA fields and is passionate about open source community building. He is a regular speaker at international conferences such as O'Reilly, Global Expansion Summit or WebSummit and has also been featured in major publications such Forbes, CNN and Mashable. Miguel received one of the prestigious CEO World Awards in 2019.
Learn about Bonitasoft’s path, its open source choices, and how the essence and values of open source have been used across the company.
Introduction and contact information — 00:00
Welcome — 01:00
Talk to me about Bonitasoft, how it was started & its concept — 01:08
Share with me what Inrea is doing — 03:34
Why is your platform called Bonitasoft? — 02:30
How do you balance the open source development & commercial aspects? — 05:31
I want to dig into culture & values, how have they evolved? — 08:21
How have you handled the criticism, for example; one of our competitors is our open source project? — 12:17
What have been the benefits of getting everyone to appreciate open source? — 14:08
Creating a sustainable ecosystem. - 15:26
How do you feel about growing Bonitasoft as a company & its team? — 15:56
As a CEO, writer and blogger; talk about the different points of view you have about growth and hyper growth & how this relates to open source and sustainability? — 17:52
In the audience we have many open source creators who have aspirations of founding their own open source company, what advice would you give these budding founders? — 21:15
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