Peter Ganten, CEO Univention GmbH

Peter Ganten CEO

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.

Talks & Presentations

  • Open source and the ICT industry – European Commission: Open Source beyond 2020 – Powering a Digital Europe, 11/14/19, Brussels
  • Digital Sovereignty or Digital Middle Ages? (DEU) – DINAcon 2019, 10/18/19, Bern
  • Panel discussion: „Free code for free citizens“ (DEU) – t3n Evening Talk, Think at IBM, 06/05/19, Berlin
  • 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
  • Digital Sovereignty instead of Digital Middle Ages (DEU) – Univention Summit, 01/31/19, 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) – solutions.hamburg, 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
  • IT professionals in Bremen – train, hold, domicile – i2b meet-up, 03/13/18, Bremen
  • Reclaim Your Identities (DEU) – Univention Summit – 02/01/18, Bremen
  • Mission, Goals and Benefits of the Open Source Business Alliance – OpenSource Summit Paris – 12/07/17, Paris
  • Opening speech of the Open! 2017 – Open! 2017 – 12/06/17, Stuttgart
  • Nextcloud & Univention – Nextcloud Conference – 08/25/17, Berlin
  • The future must remain open! Openness and the Challenges of Artificial Intelligence (DEU) – Bitkom Open Source Forum – 06/19/17, Berlin
  • The future must remain open – Univention Summit – 01/26/17, Bremen

Publications

Contact & Social Media

Peter H. Ganten
CEO Univention GmbH

Mary-Somerville-Str.1
28359 Bremen
Tel. : +49 421 22232-0
Fax : +49 421 22232-99