Gabriele (Gab) Columbro is an open-source executive and technologist at heart. He spent more than 15 years building developer ecosystems to deliver value through open source across Europe and the US. He thrives on driving innovation, both contributing to open source communities and joining commercial open source ventures, whether it’s for an early stage tech startup, a Fortune 500 firm, or a nonprofit foundation. Previously director of product management at Alfresco, as executive director Gabriele grew the Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS) from the ground up, with the vision of creating a trusted arena for the global financial services industry to innovate faster, leveraging open source as a model of collaboration. Gabriele holds a master's degree in computer engineering, is a committer for the Apache Software Foundation, and advises open source startups. He’s a passionate soccer fan, reggae music connoisseur, and special-needs dad and advocate wannabe.