Dr. Ibrahim Haddad is Vice President of Strategic Programs at the Linux Foundation and the Executive Director of the LF AI & Data Foundation. Throughout his career, Haddad has held technology and portfolio management roles at Ericsson Research, the Open Source Development Labs, Motorola, Palm, Hewlett-Packard, the Linux Foundation and Samsung Research. He is known for his writing and speaking on topics ranging from legal compliance to using open source as an R&D tool to drive collaboration and innovation.
Dr. Ibrahim Haddad is Vice President of Strategic Programs at the Linux Foundation working with the largest technology companies and open source projects to facilitate a vendor-neutral environment for advancing the open source platform. Haddad leads the LF AI & Data Foundation that supports and sustains development and open source innovation in artificial intelligence and data . Prior to the Linux Foundation, he served as Vice President of R&D and Head of the Open Source Division at Samsung Electronics based in Silicon Valley. At Samsung, he established the global open source division, executed Samsung's open source strategy, launched internal and external R&D collaboration projects with universities and other organizations, supported M&A and corporate VC activities via SamsungNEXT, and represented Samsung in various foundations and consortia.
Throughout his career, Haddad has held technology and portfolio management roles at Ericsson Research, the Open Source Development Labs, Motorola, Palm, Hewlett-Packard and the Linux Foundation. He 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 an advisor in several open source startups. Haddad is fluent in Arabic, English and French.