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Deborah Bryant

Red Hat, Inc.
Senior Director
Melbourne, Florida Area
Deborah Bryant is Senior Director, Open Source Program Office, Office of the CTO at Red Hat where she leads a global team responsible for the company’s stewardship in open source software communities.

Deb draws her perspective from an industry-diverse background; Parallel and high-speed computing and commercialized internet and web applications in the 80s, commercial wide area networks, advanced telecommunications and data/voice convergence in the 90s, and worked squarely in the middle of the industry disruption created by open source software thereafter.

Deborah serves on numerous boards where open source is a critical element of their mission in the pubic interest. She serves as a board director at the Open Source Initiative and DemocracyLab; on the advisory boards of Open Source Elections Technology Foundation and the OASIS Open Project. She also serves as an advisor to the Brandeis University / Open Source Initiative partnership for the new Open Technology Management program launching January 2020.

In 2010 Deborah received the industry Open Source Award in recognition of her contribution to open source communities and for her pioneering advocacy of open standards and the use of open source software in the public sector.


Public Speaking

European Commission ICT VIsion 2020 | Invited: Digital Transformation, Economic Development and the Role of Open Source
SfSCon 2019 Italy | Invited: FOSS Things to Pay Attention to in 2020
Open Core Summit 2019 | Invited Keynote: Open Core vs. Open Source
LF Open Source Leadership Summit 2019 | Make Yourself Useful: How to be an Effective Nonprofit Board Member
Red Hat Americas Tech Exchange | Keynote: Open Culture
Astricon 2018 | Keynote: Decade of Open Source in Telecom
Red Hat TechExchange North America | Opening Keynote: Open Culture
Apero Foundation ApereoCon 2018 Montreal | Keynote: Women in Open Source
Drupal GovCon 2018 | Keynote: Women in Open Source
OSCON 2018 | The Future is Still Open: Two Decades of Collaboration
Conference on World Affairs 2018 | Invited panelist by Science and Technology committee, a week of panels on Privacy and Security, Open Internet, AI, public policy, tech start-ups
Invited: UNESCO 2017 Global Conference | Panel: Open Solutions
Paris Open Source Summit 2017 | Building Confidence in Products Starts with Good Citizenship (Supply chain)
Open Summit 2016 NYU | Panel Moderator: The Open Start-up: Introducing, implementing and integrating open initiatives on university campuses
LinuxCon Europe 2015 - Higher Education in the Open Ecosystem: Exemplary Projects and People
Open Source Conference 2013 | Open Source Community Foundations 101: Tutorial
InfoSec Technology Transition Council (ITTC) 2012 | Panel, “Government, Open Source, and the Suricata Story”