Two very different companies, one common goal: open source innovation for the future of business and development. Join Red Hat’s Matt Hicks, SVP of software engineering, and Microsoft’s John Gossman, lead architect for Microsoft Azure, to hear why the companies forged an alliance to help businesses progress from on-premise environments to a hybrid cloud world. Discover Microsoft’s journey to open source, Red Hat’s progression to hybrid cloud, and how these paths converged along the way.
Matt Hicks, Senior Vice President, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Matt Hicks is the senior vice president of Software Engineering at Red Hat, where he is responsible for all product engineering. Hicks is responsible for products such as Red Hat® Enterprise Linux, the Red Hat JBoss® Middleware portfolio, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat OpenShift, and Red Hat Ansible Automation, as well as the company’s hosted services, such as Red Hat OpenShift Online, Red Hat OpenShift.io, and Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated—which serve millions of applications and billions of requests a day. He has been with Red Hat for a dozen years and was one of the founding members of the OpenShift team. Before Red Hat, Hicks spent several years with IBM, a few startups, and as an IT consultant.
John Gossman, Lead Architect, Azure, Microsoft
John Gossman is a lead architect on Microsoft Azure, where he spearheads technical strategy and partnerships for Linux® and open source technologies. He serves on the Linux Foundation Board of Directors and co-authored the Microsoft REST API guidelines. Gossman was previously an architect on Microsoft’s UI strategy—where he popularized the Model-View-ViewModel pattern—andcame to Microsoft as part of the Visio acquisition.