Alan Clark

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Alan Clark is an experienced industry and corporate leader who specializes in engineering external R&D. He is the Chairman of the Board for the OpenStack Foundation, an elected member of the Linux Foundation Board of Directors and Director, Industry Initiatives, Emerging Standards and Open Source at SUSE.

Through his professional roles, he identifies and leads market and technical evaluations for emerging industry initiatives. He has helped create and manage many cross-functional review teams. He is adept at leading strategic discussions and presentations, collaborating closely with senior management and R&D to develop a set of priorities and execution strategies. His experience provides recommendations based on robust engineering and industry knowledge, ensuring appropriate and efficient decision making processes. Clark is a thoughtful and respected professional to both internal colleagues and external parties. He has several years of successful experience as an industry leader, contributor, speaker and sponsor, fostering the creation, growth, awareness and adoption of open source and open standards.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Alan Clark and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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