Ibrahim Haddad (Ph.D.) is Vice President of Strategic Programs at the Linux Foundation. In this role, he works with the largest technology companies and open source communities to facilitate a vendor-neutral environment for advancing the Linux and open source platform. He is the Executive Director of the Deep Learning Foundation that supports and sustains open source innovation in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning.
Prior to the Linux Foundation, Haddad served as Vice President of R&D and Head of the Open Source Division at Samsung Electronics. He established the global open source division, executed Samsung's open source strategy, launched internal and external R&D collaboration projects, supported M&A and corporate VC activities, and represented Samsung in various foundations and consortia.
Throughout his career, Haddad has held several technology and portfolio management roles at Ericsson Research, the Open Source Development Lab, Motorola, Palm and Hewlett-Packard. He is an investor and advisor in multiple technology startups in the US and Europe.
Haddad graduated with Honors from Concordia University (Montréal, Canada) with a Ph.D. in Computer Science, where he was awarded the J. W. McConnell Memorial Graduate Fellowship and the Concordia University 25th Anniversary Fellowship. He is fluent in Arabic, English and French.