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Stefanie Chiras

Senior Vice President, Platforms Business Group

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Stefanie Chiras is Senior Vice President of the Platforms Business Group at Red Hat. In this role, she is responsible for defining, building, and executing the company’s cross-platform strategy and the products that support it. This includes: Red Hat® OpenShift®, Red Hat Enterprise Linux® (RHEL), Runtimes, Data Foundation, and virtualization. She also defines the strategy and roadmap for emerging technologies for the in-vehicle operating system, edge, and telco.

Previously, Chiras was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the RHEL Business Unit at Red Hat, where she was responsible for the RHEL product line.

Prior to joining the company in 2018, Chiras served as Vice President of Offering Management at IBM Cognitive Systems. As part of the Cognitive Systems brand team, she led worldwide business for the systems and system software portfolios, AIX, IBM i, LINUX, and the cloud stack. She also led the portfolio’s transformation to support both enterprise workloads and artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning.

Chiras has extensive experience in both business and technology. Her technical roles range from silicon technology to system architecture, as well as both IBM Power Systems and IBMz processor design. She also has served as a member of IBM’s Research Division and IBM Systems and Technology Group Development.