Andrew Aitken is the GM & Global Open Source Practice leader at Wipro. His focus is driving open source adoption for enterprises through differentiated open source services, solutions, strategic partnerships and ecosystem collaborations. He and his team of open source experts work with customers to deliver business value through open source adoption, to drive business agility and foster innovation.
He has served as an open source expert to the White House and California Senate and as a guest lecturer for Stanford's Entrepreneur program. He is an investor in Mautic and on the Board of Advisors of various open source companies. He is a past Board Member of OSEHRA, an initiative spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide cost effective healthcare solutions for veterans through the development of an open source electronic health records community. He has personally worked with organizations such as IBM, Capital One, Thomson Reuters, the U.S. Navy, Microsoft, the government of Japan and dozens of startups, assisting them with developing their open source strategies.
Mr. Aitken has been a pioneer in the development of governance and commercialization models for open source. He is considered a thought leader in the emerging trend of applying open source development methods to the corporate development and innovation processes, known as Inner-source.