Dr. Ibrahim Haddad is Vice President of Strategic Programs at the Linux Foundation, where he collaborates with the largest technology companies and open source projects. He’s focused on facilitating a vendor-neutral environment for advancing the open source platform and providing a trusted hub for developers to code, manage, and scale open source technology projects. Haddad leads the LF AI & Data Foundation which supports and sustains the development and innovation in open source AI and data. His work, and the work of the Foundation as a whole, support companies, developers, and the open source community in identifying and contributing to the technological projects that address the challenges of industry for the benefit of all participants. He is the creator and maintainer of the Open Source AI & Data landscape, an industry reference to critical open source AI and Data projects. Before the Linux Foundation, Haddad served as Vice President of R&D and Head of the Global Open Source Division at Samsung Electronics based in Silicon Valley. During his tenure at Samsung, 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 CVC activities via SamsungNEXT, and represented Samsung in various foundations and consortia.
Throughout his career, Haddad held technology and portfolio management roles at Ericsson Research, the Open Source Development Labs, Motorola, Palm, Hewlett-Packard, and the Linux Foundation. He is a formal advisor to LF Energy and the NextArch Foundation. Haddad graduated with Honors from Concordia University (Montréal, Canada) with a Ph.D. in Computer Science. He is fluent in Arabic, English, and French.