May 8-11, 2017

Speaker Details

Chris Wright
Chief Technologist, Red Hat, Inc

Chris Wright is the Chief Technologist at Red Hat where he is leading engineers who work on cloud computing, distributed storage, network virtualization, containers, and continuous delivery.  During his more than 20 years as a software engineer he has worked in the telecom industry on high availability and distributed systems and in the Linux industry on security, virtualization, and networking.  He has been a Linux developer for over 15 years, most of that time spent deep in the Linux kernel.

He is passionate about developing open source software to serve as the foundation for next generation IT systems.  He lives in sunny Portland, OR where he is happliy working on open source projects such as OpenDaylight, Open vSwitch, OPNFV and OpenStack.