Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX
Kishau Rogers

Kishau Rogers
CEO, Websmith Group

Website | @kishau

Serial tech entrepreneur Kishau Rogers is the founder and CEO of technology ventures such as Websmith Group Inc., TimeStudy, PeerLoc, and most recently, Websmith Studio, Websmith’s community innovation center. Kishau has over 20 years of industry experience, specializing in using computer science and systems-thinking principles to influence how we develop, build, grow, and mature great ideas. Under her leadership, the Websmith brand has operated for over 12 years, partnering with entrepreneurs and organizations in successfully bringing their technology ideas from conceptualization to commercialization. Kishau has spearheaded many social impact technology projects, most recently serving as an advisor to the US White House Hackathon for Foster Care. She is the recent recipient of the Lyn McDermid Community Impact Award and the Metropolitan Business League’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Kishau has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NFIB, JavaWorld, and other publications. Kishau is committed to community service and leadership in technology and actively serves on advisory boards for institutions such as Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Engineering, the Metropolitan Business League, and ECPI. Kishau holds a computer science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Follow her on Twitter at @kishau.


1:50pm–2:30pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
Business of OSS
Location: Meeting Room 9 A/B Level: Non-technical
Kishau Rogers (Websmith Group)
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Kishau Rogers proposes a framework for launching enterprise-wide innovation centers that use open source technology in all aspects of business innovation, from rapid prototype development and open collaboration to customer discovery, while following a roadmap for commercial product development. Read more.