Matt Hicks is the senior vice president of Engineering at Red Hat. In this role, he is responsible for all product engineering at Red Hat, including products such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the JBoss Middleware portfolio, OpenStack, OpenShift and Ansible. His role also includes Red Hat’s hosted services as well such as OpenShift Online, OpenShift.io and OpenShift Dedicated which serve millions of applications and billions of requests a day. Joining Red Hat in 2005, Hicks has experienced its growth from a single product company to the multi-billion dollar enterprise it is today. He was also one of the founding members of the OpenShift team and has been on the forefront of cloud computing ever since.
With more than 20 years of experience in Linux and a background in Computer Engineering, Hicks has always had a passion for combining infrastructure and application technologies. His engineering background before Red Hat includes several years at IBM as well as startup experience but he has also served in a variety of roles in IT and consulting. That breadth of experience enables Hicks to help guide technology to solve customer and business problems across all areas of IT. With technology innovation converging on open source, Linux and containers, his experience has placed Hicks at the center at what he believes is the most exciting time in the technology industry’s history.