Chris is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Red Hat, an open source software company which was acquired by IBM in 2019. As CTO, Chris oversees a global team responsible for incubating emerging technologies and developing new perspectives on innovations such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, distributed storage, automation and continuous delivery and distributed ledger. Chris has helped Red Hat transition from a single product business to the foundation from which global enterprise clients can scale apps and roll out emerging technologies across all types of cloud environments. Chris is passionate about open source software, and he has spent 25 years in the industry, 20 years in open source. He received his Bsc in Physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.