Hugh has had a long standing association with Free and Open Source Software, Open Hardware and, in particular, Linux and POWER/PowerPC. His career has spanned everything from Linux kernel development to engineering team management, electronics design to product management at the likes of IBM, Canonical and Rackspace. A long time participant in the free technical commons, he has previously served in a voluntary capacity on the Council of Linux Australia in various roles including President and is a former member of the Linux Foundation's Technical Advisory Board. In his current role of Executive Director of the OpenPOWER Foundation, Hugh works full time with the Board of the Foundation to build the OpenPOWER User community and associated ecosystem, increase the visibility of OpenPOWER Members and their solutions as well as the Foundation itself and grow Foundation membership and engagement.


Hugh Blemings