Michael Walker

Senior Director, Open Innovation Labs, Red Hat

Mike Walker is the Senior Director and Global Lead for Red Hat’s Open Innovation Labs, whose mission is to accelerate innovative business solutions and team transformations, the open source way.

Mike has 18 years of engineering and consulting experience with emerging technologies, including specializations in application development, cloud computing, data integration, high-performance computing, and distributed systems. Mike’s teams work across a variety of verticals including financial services, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, insurance, public sector, and ISVs. Mike received his B.A. in Philosophy, and a B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Emory University, and an M.S. in Computer Science from University of Virginia.

Currently, Mike lives in San Francisco with his two children, Evan and Will, and his wife, Melissa. He enjoys running, playing guitar, piano, turntables, and general noise-making.

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