Stefanie Chiras

Stefanie Chiras is the Vice president and general manager of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Business Unit at Red Hat. She joined Red Hat in July, 2018 and has worldwide business responsibility for the successful definition, execution and delivery of the RHEL product line. Prior to this role she was at IBM and was the vice president of offering management for IBM Cognitive Systems. As part of the Cognitive Systems brand team, she led the worldwide business for the systems portfolio, AIX, IBM i, LINUX, the system software portfolio and the cloud stack. Within that responsibility she drove the strategic implementation of transforming the portfolio to support both enterprise workloads as well as AI, ML and DL and ensuring the portfolio delivered leadership in both. Stefanie comes to Red Hat with a breadth of technical and business experiences. Her technical roles span silicon technology to system architecture, both Power Systems and System z processor design, and she has been a member in IBM’s Research Division, IBM Systems and Technology Group Development, and the Power Systems Brand.