Red Hat CTO Details the Next Waves of IT Innovation

Red Hat CTO Details the Next Waves of IT Innovation 560 300 C-Suite Network

As a company, Red Hat is involved in many different areas of IT that make use of its Linux operating system as a base. Helping to lead and provide direction on many of those different areas of IT, is Red Hat, VP and CTO, Chris Wright.

Wright has been with Red Hat since 2005 and was officially promoted to the role of CTO in October 2017. Wright is only the second CTO in Red Hat’s history, following Brian Stevens who held the position from 2001 until 2014, when he left to join Google.

In a video interview with eWEEK, Wright discusses some of the future technology directions for his company, including what’s next for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), where machine learning and artificial intelligence are headed and what the most exciting areas of innovation are likely to be in the years ahead.

“At the end of the day, RHEL is about running enterprise workloads on a stable long-term supported platform and that’s the core focus,” Wright said. “We’re doing some enablement of new hardware and have had a preview release for RHEL on ARM.”