Dr Mark Little FREng
VP Engineering, Red Hat
Dr Mark Little is VP of Engineering at Red Hat, the world’s largest open-source software company, recently purchased by IBM for $34 billion. He is recognised internationally, in both academia and industry, as an expert on the design of fault tolerant distributed middleware. He has 100 patents, 60 published papers, and has co-authored four books. Before Red Hat, he was the technical lead for two successful startup companies. He has played a key role in the IT economy of the North East, basing his team there, and funding research and studentships at Newcastle University, where he is a Visiting Professor.