Matt Smith is Chief Architect for Red Hat Northeast Commercial. As Chief Architect, Matt is responsible for helping Red Hat customers achieve their key business transformation initiatives through open source architectures and technologies. He regularly advises Fortune 100 enterprises across a wide range of industries, on topics such as Hybrid Cloud, IT Modernization, and the changing landscape of Security and Risk. Matt joined Red Hat in 2013, bringing a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Connecticut and two decades of IT experience ranging from development and system administration to management, strategy, and architecture. Matt has knowledge in many areas of technology, with a particular interest in Identity & Access Management and Security in the Hybrid Cloud, and greatly enjoys bringing Open Source solutions to the Enterprise.