Simon Riggs
Keeping Data Open

Bio: Simon is the CTO of 2ndQuadrant and an open source developer. Simon has worked with databases for 30 years and with open source for 15 years. He is the author of PostgreSQL Admin Cookbook and has developed many features in PostgreSQL.
Abstract: Why we all need databases, why open source ones are better, how to fund open source projects and a few words about my main project: PostgreSQL.