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Deb Bryant

Red Hat
Senior Director OSPO
Melbourne, Florida Area
Deb is Senior Director of Open Source and Standards at Red Hat, whose corporate culture and business practice encourages employee participation in open source communities and foundations.

Deb Bryant has served as a board member on a number of non-profit organizations over the years with a focus on open source software or its use to public benefit.

She serves on the DemocracyLab board as well as on the advisory board for the Open Source Educational Technology (OSET) Foundation. Previously she completed a six-year term as a board director with the Open Source Initiative. This spring she will help launch a new non-profit advisory board for open source projects within a long-established standards organization.

Public Speaking

Astricon 2018 | Keynote: Decade of Open Source in Telecom
Red Hat TechExchange North America | Opening Keynote: Open Culture
Apero Foundation ApereoCon 2018 Montreal | Keynote: Women in Open Source
Drupal GovCon 2018 | Keynote: Women in Open Source
OSCON 2018 | The Future is Still Open: Two Decades of Collaboration
Conference on World Affairs 2018 | Invited panelist by Science and Technology committee, a week of Privacy and Security, Open Internet, AI, public policy, tech start-ups
Invited: UNESCO 2017 Global Conference | Panel: Open Solutions
Paris Open Source Summit 2017 | Building Confidence in Products Starts with Good Citizenship (Supply chain)
Open Summit 2016 NYU | Panel Moderator: The Open Start-up: Introducing, implementing and integrating open initiatives on university campuses
LinuxCon Europe 2015 - Higher Education in the Open Ecosystem: Exemplary Projects and People
Open Source Conference 2013 | Open Source Community Foundations 101: Tutorial
InfoSec Technology Transition Council (ITTC) 2012 | Panel, “Government, Open Source, and the Suricata Story”
Korea Open Source Software Day | Keynote, “Open Source in the Public Sector: Government as a Critical Actor in the Open IT Ecosystem”
Open Government and eParticipation Summit, Belfast Northern Island | “Open Government 2011:
Policy, Technology, and Community in the US & Canada”
U.S. State Department Tech@State | Panel: “What Not to Fear or Zen and the Art of Open Source”
Humanitarian Open Source Conference 2011 | Panel Chair, “Humanitarian Open Source Software (HFOSS) in Government”
Palmetto Open Source Conference 2011 | “Open Source Trends in Government”
O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) 2010 | Health IT Track Opening Session: Open Source and Health IT “Open Source is Making a Difference in Healthcare IT, So Can You.”
Technology for Crisis Intervention Personnel (TCIP) 2010 | Panel: “Open Source Tools for First Responders”
Palmetto Open Source Conference 2010 | Executive Panelist, CIO Forum Keynote
Invited: Open Health Belfast 2010 | “Open Source Health IT in the United States”
International Open Source Software Conference, Cáceres, Spain 2009 (part of three city lecture tour) | “Community Management in the Public Sector, US Public Sector Adoption of Open Source Software”
O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) 2009 | “Why the Government is Turning to Open Source”
Shimane University (Japan) Industry and Economic Development Symposium, Keynote 2009 | “Oregon and Open Source IT Open Ecosystem, Best Practices”
Shimane Open Source Salon 2009 | “Open Source Software and Public/Private Collaboration”
WebVisions 2008 | “Why Open Source Makes for Great Collaboration”