Keynote – Chris Wright, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Red Hat

March 2, 2020, 11:00 – 11:45 AM

Red Hat and the Mass Open Cloud: Why an open community-driven cloud is critical for the future of open source and open operations

Abstract: Red Hat began supporting the Mass Open Cloud when it began five years ago, and has just renewed its support with the donation of $22 million in Red Hat software subscriptions. Why? Red Hat believes the future of open source software and community-driven development depends on a vibrant ecosystem of software services that are developed and operated in the open. In his keynote, Red Hat CTO Chris Wright will give Red Hat’s vision for the future of Open Hybrid Cloud and Open Operations, and show why the Mass Open Cloud is so important to realizing that vision.


Chris Wright is senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) at Red Hat. Wright leads the Office of the CTO, which is responsible for incubating emerging technologies and developing forward-looking perspectives on innovations such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, distributed storage, software defined networking and network functions virtualization, containers, automation and continuous delivery, and distributed ledger.

During his more than 20 years as a software engineer, Wright has worked in the telecommunications industry on high availability and distributed systems, and in the Linux industry on security, virtualization, and networking. He has been a Linux developer for more than 15 years, most of that time spent working deep in the Linux kernel. He is passionate about open source software serving as the foundation for next generation IT systems.

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