Ibrahim Haddad

Dr. Ibrahim Haddad is the Director of Technology for the Software Operations Group (Home & Network Mobility Business Unit) at Motorola Inc. In this role he is responsible for defining and developing the requirements for Motorola's open source initiatives. He represents Motorola in Linux and Open Source forums driving Motorola's requirements and overall strategy. He is also involved with customers and partners on matters related to embedded systems, and open source software technologies and roadmaps.

Prior to Motorola, Dr. Haddad managed the Carrier Grade Linux and Mobile Linux Initiatives at the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) which included promoting the development and adoption of Linux and Open Source software in the communications industry. He also created and led the Carriers/Network Equipment Providers Forum, a vendor-neutral forum for carriers, service providers, network equipment providers and telecommunication equipment manufacturers, to discuss common challenges, exchange best practices and deployment experiences, and preview new technologies that relate to Linux and Open Source based platforms. Prior to joining OSDL, Dr. Haddad was a Senior Researcher at the Research & Innovation Department of Ericsson's Corporate Unit of Research where he was involved with the server system architecture for 3G wireless IP networks and contributed to Ericsson's open platform efforts.

Dr. Haddad is co-author of two books on Red Hat Linux and Fedora and technical editor of four other Linux books and a Contributing Editor of the Linux Journal, Linux Planet and Enterprise Open Source Magazine. He is a featured speaker and panelist at industry conferences.

Haddad received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from the Lebanese American University, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. In 2000, he was awarded by Concordia University both the J. W. McConnell Memorial Graduate Fellowship and the Concordia University 25th Anniversary Fellowship in recognition for academic excellence. In 2007, he was the winner of the Big Idea Innovation Award in Recognition of Leadership and Vision at Motorola Inc.