Chris Wright

Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Red Hat, Inc.

Chris Wright

Chris Wright

Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Red Hat, Inc.

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Chris Wright is 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. He lives in sunny Portland, Oregon, where he is happily engaged in open source projects such as OpenDaylight, Open vSwitch, OPNFV, OpenStack, Open Container Initiative, and Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Red Hat, Inc.

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Executive Vice President & General Counsel at Red Hat, Inc.

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Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Red Hat, Inc.

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Partner at Greylock Partners

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Senior Advisor, Technology Group at TPG Capital, LP

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Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President at Red Hat, Inc.

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Senior Vice President, Core Products & Cloud Services Business Group at Red Hat, Inc.

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Senior Vice President & General Manager, Public Sector, North America at Red Hat, Inc.

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Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Red Hat, Inc.
Education
BS Physics
Class of 1995

The University of California, Santa Cruz, has earned international distinction as a university with high-impact research and an uncommon commitment to teaching and public service. A campus with world-class facilities and one of the most visually spectacular settings in higher education, UC Santa Cruz provides unparalleled opportunities for students to learn through hands-on experience. A commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement are also central to UCSC's core values.

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Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Current

Red Hat® is the world's leading provider of open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, virtualization, storage, Linux®, and middleware technologies.

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