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Profile: Gunnar Hellekson, Chief Technology Strategist, Red Hat’s US Public Sector Group

Gunnar Hellekson, Red Hat

Gunnar Hellekson is chief technology strategist for Red Hat’s U.S. public sector group, where he works to integrate open source software with government agencies.

Red Hat said Hellekson is primarily interested cross-domain security, edge innovation, and interagency collaboration through the open source model.

Prior to Red Hat, Hellekson served as a developer, system administrator and information technology director for Internet businesses. He also consulted nonprofit organizations in New York City. Red Hat said he led the reform of New York state’s safety regulations through the Jodie Lane Project.

Hellekson is a co-chair of Open Source for America and sits on CivicCommons‘ board of advisers. He is also a member of the Military Open Source working group and the SIAA Software Division Board.

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