Fabienne Riener

rienerFabienne Riener is the COO of Sourcefabric z.ú and the Managing Director of its commercial daughter company, Sourcefabric GmbH. Sourcefabric is Europe’s largest developer of open source tools for news media, working with clients and partners around the globe.
Before joining Sourcefabric in 2012, Fabienne enjoyed a varied career in the media sectors in Germany and the UK. Between 2003 and 2005 she worked at NBC Europe in Düsseldorf and from 2007 to 2011 she ran a film production company in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
She holds an M.A. in Cultural Management and is also an accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with a practice in Berlin.


DONNERSTAG, 13. OKTOBER 2016 | Stage 2 – Computing | 15:30 – 16:00

Transforming Business Models with Open Source

When Sourcefabric was established in 2010, we had to reinvent the business model of the organisation to make our work in open source sustainable. We believe that business technology should start being the arena where we share innovation with the objective of reaching a greater benefit for all. We are currently introducing a new concept of a „open source consortium“ where members/users do not only share the code of the product but also the road map and discuss priorities and future development.


To talk about #WomenInTech is important, because in German “Technologie” is female anyway!


– Fabienne Riener