Ian Hood
Chief Technologist, Global Service Providers,
Red Hat
speaking at:
Wednesday's Artificial Intelligence
Should we embrace or fear what’s coming?


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Ian is Chief Architect, Global Service Provider for Red Hat, the world's leading provider of in open source technologies. Ian brings more than 30 years of engineering and telecommunications technology leadership to Red Hat. Acting as a catalyst and trusted advisor, Ian brings together a wealth of industry and open source community insight to help our customers flourish in the digital transformation era.

More recently, Ian was responsible for global service provider architecture at Cisco, leading their SDN/NFV vision and business transformation strategy. With his extensive background in system engineering, product management, and business, Ian has proven expertise in helping organizations navigate and succeed in today's fast-paced competitive environment.

Ian is a very active and sought after speaker for engagements at many emerging technology, industry, and customer forums. Ian is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario, and holds a B.A.Sc (Honours) in Electrical Engineering from University of Waterloo.