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Jamie Dobson, CEO of Container Solutions

Jamie Dobson

Biography: Jamie Dobson

CEO of Container Solutions, a consultancy and product development company specialising in programmable infrastructure.

Presentation: Postcapitalism

Track: Solutions Track 2 / Time: Tuesday 14:30 - 15:20 / Location: Børsen

As people working within the IT sector, we often see software projects heading down the drain or This talk is about how software, particularly open-source software, is not only eating the world but eating capitalism itself - from the inside out.

Over the summer I read Paul Mason's Postcapitalism and thereafter Rifkin's The Zero Marginal Cost Society. As I did this, and made notes, I came to see that our own open sourced products, such as Mini-Mesos and our ElasticSearch Framework, were threatening to disrupt our commercial competitors.

After thinking more about this, it's very obvious to see that open source software, and for example 3-D printing, is not only disrupting how we build things but is also undermining the core relationships of capitalism. If the marginal cost of a unit is free and so is its price, then there cannot be any profit. This one relationship undermines the very foundation of capitalism - something that Marx predicted.

This talk will look at capitalism, post capitalism, and as a case study will look at our ElasticSearch framework for Mesos. I will give insights into how companies can still stay relevant even when software is free - and I will do this by looking at how windmills utterly disrupted landowners in 11th century Yorkshire.