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Ian Hood


Chief Strategist – Global Industries
Red Hat

Ian acts as a global strategic advisor for Red Hat, engaging their global industry community of customers and partners, focused on accelerating the delivery of innovative applications and services built across distributed edge clouds

Working at many network and systems companies, Ian has also held the title of chief communications design engineer for the deployment of many global operator and enterprise systems (e.g. Petronas Towers, DISA, Bank of Canada, CSIS, Verizon, SBC, including the global Canadian embassy system in 100+ countries around the world).

Ian grew up in Owen Sound, just a few hours north of Toronto in Canada, and now resides in the beautiful pacific northwest. Ian is a distinguished Diamond member of the IBM Industry Academy for Telecommunications, holds a B.A.Sc (Honours) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario.


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