Chief Membership Officer, Eclipse Foundation
Gaël Blondelle is passionate about open source software and open source ecosystems. He joined the Eclipse Foundation in 2013 and now serves as Chief Membership Officer. He has been involved in the open source arena for more than 18 years in a number of key roles.
Gaël co-founded an open source start-up and worked as its Chief Technology Officer. Gaël then worked in business development for an open source systems integration company, helping to expand their customer base. Gaël also managed highly strategic research IT projects aiming to create open source ecosystems for major industrial players – including the likes of Airbus, Thales and Ericsson. Gaël joined the Eclipse Foundation to pursue his goal of helping more companies work in open source, and to implement open, innovative and collaborative eco-systems for mission-critical applications.
Gaël is a known advocate of the benefits of open source and he is a sought-after keynote speaker at global industry events. Originally from Champagne (France), Gaël is a Computer Science graduate of TELECOM Nancy. Now based in Toulouse, he enjoys travel, hiking, as well as spending time with his family.