Bill Wright is the head of AI/ML business development and technical strategy for global verticals at Red Hat. He is also a member of the Red Hat AI ILT, and participates in the ETSI ENI working group, to establish standards for the use of AI/ML in mobile network operations.
He was the former Director of Product Management at Affirmed Networks, where he led their efforts in virtualization, management tools (ASAP) and security planning. Prior to this, he worked at VMware with Sanjay Aiyagari, where they conducted pioneering research with technology partners in the use of virtualization for network functions. They eventually disrupted the networking industry by delivering the first production NFV deployment at a multinational mobile operator, effectively kickstarting a new multi-billion dollar market.
He lives in San Francisco with his wife Dahlia, son Nico, and an oversized French Bulldog named Sophie.