We are pleased to announce that Red Hat's head of Application Services engineering, Mark Little, Ph.D., has been named a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the U.K.’s national academy of engineering.
Fellowship with the Academy is an honor given to individuals in the U.K. whose work has helped to advance and enrich the field of engineering through research, policy formation, education and entrepreneurship. According to the Academy, these individuals serve as innovation leaders and inspiring role models with remarkable achievements in business or academia.
Mark has earned the respect of colleagues throughout the technology industry, not only as a brilliant technologist, but also as a visionary leader. Over the course of his career, he has received 100 patents, published 60 papers, and co-authored four books. As vice president of Engineering at Red Hat, he has been involved in numerous initiatives, driving the technology strategy for a broad portfolio of software tools used by enterprise organizations to create, integrate and automate critical business applications.
Outside of Red Hat, Mark has played a key role in developing the IT economy in northeast England, basing his team there and funding research and studentships at Newcastle University, where he is a visiting professor.
Mark inspires his teams with a shared vision, while at the same time giving them freedom to pursue their own passions and interests. At Red Hat, we believe this balance of freedom and accountability is crucial to fostering innovation and professional development. He carries this into the classroom as well, inspiring and equipping students for the future.
With his election to the Academy, Mark joins a fellowship of nearly 1,700 other leading figures in engineering and technology.