Dr. Ibrahim Haddad is Vice President of Strategic Programs (AI & Data) 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 AI platform and empowering generations of open source innovators by providing a neutral, trusted hub for developers to code, manage, and scale open source technology projects. In this role, Haddad leads the LF AI & Data Foundation and the PyTorch Foundation. His work, and the work of both Foundations 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 and technology for the benefit of all participants.
Before the Linux Foundation, he served as Vice President of R&D and the Founder 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 with universities and other organizations, supported M&A and corporate VC activities via SamsungNEXT, and represented Samsung in various open source 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.