Sam has dedicated his career to empowering people through Open-Source technology. He is a versatile Executive and experienced director of for-profit, cooperative, and charity organisations, and currently Chief Executive of phpList — the Open Source email analytics and marketing platform. With over 10 years experience working in software startups he has built and marked various products, including passenger transit firm Don’t Travel Empty, and desktop office suite LibreOffice. He is a frequent public speaker, having engaged audiences at more than 25 international conferences. Recently Sam graduated as Tagesspiegel Entrepreneurial Scholar with an Executive MBA at the European School of Management and Technolog in 2018.