Jan Wildeboer - Evangelist, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Red Hat
As the Red Hat EMEA Evangelist, Jan is responsible for high-level customer relations and for strengthening the Red Hat brand and ecosystem. This includes CxO level customer meetings, delivering keynote speeches at events across EMEA.
Wildeboer community involvement and continuous championing of open source has resulted in the growing awareness and adoption of open standards in the Netherlands and across Europe. A well-known lobbyist for open source in Brussels, Wildeboer has led the successful movement to abolish the Software Patents directive in the European Parliament. He also initiated global construction technology manufacturer Hilti’s migration of mission-critical systems to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Previously working as a Systems Administrator at Seijsener in the Netherlands and Backend Systems Software Engineer at DomainFactory in Germany, Wildeboer continued his career as Core Developer at osCommerce, the leading open source e-Commerce platform. He then moved to Red Hat Germany to become a Solution Architect. Wildeboer is a member of the Open Forum Europe, Open Source Business Foundation (OSBF) and European Committee on Interoperable Systems (ECIS).