Corporate Affairs Director for Red Hat Asia Pacific
Venkatesh Hariharan is Corporate Affairs Director for Red Hat Asia Pacific. In this role, he works with industry, academia, government and the open source community to accelerate the growth of the global open source movement. In 2006, he was awarded the "Indian Open Source Personality of the Year" by the organizers of Linux Asia 2006.
Hariharan is a former Executive Editor of Express Computer and the first Indian to be selected for the prestigious Knight Science Journalism Fellowship (1998-99) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has delivered talks on open source at leading academic institutions and conferences around the world.
Hariharan believes that open source and free software are powerful tools to empower emerging economies. He has advocated the adoption of open source and open standards in emerging economies for political, cultural and economic reasons through his writing and his speeches.
His long term interest is in the area of technology and public policy.
He maintains a blog on open source and open standards at http://www.osindia.blogspot.com/