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Ben Panic

Vice President and Head of Telco, Media & Entertainment Sales, APAC

Ben Panic is Vice President of sales for the telecommunications, media and entertainment segment for Red Hat Asia Pacific. He has led the vertical in Red Hat for the past five years and has over 27 years of experience working in operators and vendors throughout the region. Passionate about technology and its impact on the world, Panic has most recently focused on the adoption of open source technology and value creation for customers through innovation from the community. Panic expands Red Hat’s business in the region through direct and indirect channels and partners. 

Prior to joining Red Hat, Panic held sales leadership roles for Alcatel-Lucent, Netcracker Technologies, Spike Networks, Telstra and Macquarie Telecommunications. He moved to Singapore in 2010 with Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs Ventures to lead the commercialization of new ventures in the region, and spent seven years leading the sales effort in NFV for both Alcatel-Lucent and Netcracker. 

Panic has studied at Insead (senior management program), The University of Technology Sydney (BEng) and holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering.  He also graduated with GAICD from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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