Adam Clater is a Chief Architect at Red Hat. He has worked internationally with federal agencies, integrators and Red Hat partners & communities to promote and define the use of enterprise open source solutions.
Adam has extensive Enterprise IT and Sales experience with the US Federal Government. An Open Source advocate and thought leader, Adam has featured regularly in radio, webcasts and print. He is experienced working with product management and leadership to emphasize and prioritize US Government standards and technical needs in the course of product life cycles. Adam is frequently called upon to interface with Senate/House staffers, Government CxO, and executive leadership.
Adam has experienced first hand the evolving role that I.T. has played in the federal government for more than two decades, starting with his role as a Systems Administrator at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 1997. Prior to joining Red Hat in 2010, Adam was a senior architect, system administrator and lead for a variety of commercial and government agencies.