Peter Ganten, CEO Univention GmbH

Peter Ganten (CEO Univention)

Peter H. Ganten studied physics and psychology. Before he founded Univention GmbH in 2001, he carried out various research and advisory tasks. As CEO of Univention GmbH, he is primarily responsible for the company’s strategy and culture.

Peter Ganten was a board member of the Linux Association until 2011. In the same year, the association merged with the Linux Solutions Group (LiSoG) to form the Open Source Business Alliance. Since then Peter Ganten has been its chairman. With around 170 members, the OSB Alliance is Germany’s largest network of companies and organizations that develop, build on or apply open source software.

Peter Ganten has been working on Linux since 1994 and became known as the author of a successful manual for Debian GNU/Linux.


Peter H. Ganten
CEO Univention GmbH

28359 Bremen

Tel. : +49 421 22232-0
Fax : +49 421 22232-99

Social Media

Twitter: @peterganten
Linkedin: Peter Ganten

Talks & Presentations

  • Open Source as key to creativity  – digital + souvereign: Open Source from Schleswig Holstein– The Open Source Conference, Berlin, 11/03/2021
  • Why digital sovereignty is an essential basis for a self-determined future – 20. International Conference, 10/28/2021
  • Digital Sovereignty: Spread Possibilities, not Dependencies – Univention Summit, Bremen ,01/28/2021
  • Digital Sovereignty in Germany and Europe (DEU) – EuropaPunkt Bremen, 10/28/20
  • Data Sovereignty of the GAIA-X Project: Judgment of Experts (DEU) – Deutscher Bundestag: Digital Agenda Committee, 10/28/20, Berlin
  • Who needs GAIA-X and the Sovereign Cloud Stack? (DEU)– Plusforum, 09/25/20
  • THINKTANK: The Sovereign Cloud Stack Project in Gaia-X – How can cloud service providers benefit from it and how will it be successful? (DEU) – Service Provider Summit 2020, 08/28/20, Frankfurt/Main
  • Panel Discussion: GAIA-X: The Right Step Towards Digital Sovereignty? (DEU) – Digital World & Governance, 03/10/20, Berlin
  • Open Source as an Alternative? (DEU) – Bremen Talks on Digital Statesmanship, 02/25/20, Bremen
  • Panel Discussion: Competition in the Age of Tech Giants from the USA and China – What must Europe and Germany do to keep up? (DEU) – 2. Executive Convention Digital World & Governance, 03/22/19, Berlin
  • Identity Management – New Challenges for IT – Innovation Breakfast – Handelskammer Bremen, 03/26/19, Bremen
  • Open Source – the Cornerstone for Agile and Sustainable Digitization? – Smart Country Convention, 11/20/18, Berlin
  • Open Source and Interoperability: Success Factors of Digital Transformation (DEU) – ZEIT Convent 2018, 10/23/18, Munich
  • When is the Cloud Dangerous for Medium-sized Businesses? (DEU) –, 09/12/18, Hamburg
  • Panel Discussion: Open Source and Smart Services – CEBIT 2018, 06/13/18, Hanover
  • Panel Discussion: Sustainable Procurement – More than just “green IT” – What can and should public procurement do now? (DEU) – 3. IT-Vergabetag 2018, 04/26/18, Berlin
  • Open Source in the Public Sector – The Key to more Sustainable IT Procurement? (DEU) – 3. IT-Vergabetag 2018, 04/26/18, Berlin
  • Mission, Goals and Benefits of the Open Source Business Alliance – OpenSource Summit Paris – 12/07/17, Paris
  • The Future must Remain Open! Openness and the Challenges of Artificial Intelligence (DEU) – Bitkom Open Source Forum – 06/19/17, Berlin

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