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Jan Wildeboer

EMEA evangelist

As EMEA evangelist, Jan Wildeboer is responsible for high-level customer relations and for strengthening the Red Hat brand and ecosystem. This includes participating in CxO-level customer meetings and delivering keynote speeches at events across EMEA.

Wildeboer is focussed on helping generate awareness and adoption of open standards across Europe, through community involvement and continuous championing of open source. As a lobbyist for open source in Brussels, Wildeboer was a leader in the successful movement to abolish the Software Patents directive in the European Parliament. 

He is a member of the Open Forum Europe, Open Source Business Foundation (OSBF) and European Committee on Interoperable Systems (ECIS).

Wildeboer began working at Red Hat as a solution architect. Previously he was a core developer at osCommerce, a systems administrator at Seijsener and a backend systems software engineer at DomainFactory.