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On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, Red Hat senior vice president and CTO Chris Wright will host an online forum to answer questions about what IBM's landmark acquisition of Red Hat means for the company and its work in open source projects.
- Who: Chris Wright, CTO, Red Hat (https://www.reddit.com/user/kernelcdub)
- What: Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA)
- Where: https://www.reddit.com/r/redhat
- When: 1:00 p.m. EDT / 5:00 p.m. UTC on Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Questions can be submitted on the thread starting at 9 a.m. EDT on July 23. Chris will begin responding to questions starting at 1 p.m. EDT.
Learn more about Red Hat's acquisition by IBM:
- Press release: IBM Closes Landmark Acquisition of Red Hat for $34 Billion; Defines Open, Hybrid Cloud Future
- Blog post: Red Hat and IBM: Accelerating the adoption of open source
- FAQ: IBM + Red Hat FAQ for Communities
Chris Wright is senior vice president and Chief Technology Officer at Red Hat. Chris leads the Office of the CTO, which is responsible for incubating emerging technologies and developing forward-looking perspectives on innovations such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, distributed storage, software defined networking and network functions virtualization, containers, automation and continuous delivery, and distributed ledger.
During his more than 20 years as a software engineer, Chris has worked in the telecommunications industry on high availability and distributed systems, and in the Linux industry on security, virtualization, and networking. He has been a Linux developer for more than 15 years, most of that time spent working deep in the Linux kernel. He is passionate about open source software serving as the foundation for next generation IT systems.