Gregory S. Hayes has 20 years of experience in enterprise IT, specializing in OpenStack, Linux, and Open Source. Currently he is a Cloud Architect with McGraw-Hill Education, principally working on next-generation enterprise cloud initiatives. Previously he served at Red Hat as a Cloud Infrastructure Solutions Architect working with a number of strategic enterprise accounts to enable cloud transformation, workload migration, and cloud governance. Prior to joining Red Hat, he also served as a Senior Cloud Architect for Hewlett-Packard. Gregory has led the way in these organizations with regard to cloud enablement and infrastructure automation. He has been involved in the OpenSource community since 1995, and considers himself an evangelist for the next generation of cloud technologies based on OpenStack.

Professional Background:

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Cloud Architect February 2018 – Present
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Lead Cloud Architect March 2015 – February 2018
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Cloud Infrastructure Solution Architect March 2014 – March 2015
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Senior Cloud Architect November 2013 – March 2014
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Cloud Service Delivery Lead May 2012 – October 2013
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Web Hosting Architect May 2006 – May 2012
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Messaging & Collaboration Consultant August 2003 – May 2006
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Systems Analyst January 1999 – August 2003 

Honors & Awards

  • “2012 EU Idol” award winner for work in Cloud Computing (annual award selected by HP’s leadership recognizing the top leaders and innovators in our business)

  • HP’s “EU Has Talent” (a quarterly company wide recognition of leaders in innovation for End User Services) (Q3 2012)

  • HP “Key Knowledge Contributor” for work in linear discriminant analysis (pattern recognition / machine learning) to reduce unsolicited bulk E-Mail for Enterprises (2004)

  • Developed Open Source applications, VoodooTracker and GnomeRSVP, which were featured in the books “Linux Music and Sound” and “Mind Hacks”. Voodoo Tracker was also reviewed in the November 2000 issue of the Linux Journal. GnomeRSVP was used as part of a graduate study in rapid serial visual projection at the University of North Carolina. (2001)

  • Recognized by RedHat at their IPO for development contributions leading to the success of the Linux platform (1999)

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