James Kirkland is the advocate for Red Hat’s initiatives and solutions for the internet of things (IoT) and is the architect of Red Hat’s strategy for IoT deployments. This open source architecture combines data acquisition, integration, and rules activation with command and control data flows among devices, gateways, and the cloud to connect customers’ operational technology environments with information technology infrastructure and provide agile IoT integration. James serves as the head subject-matter expert and global team leader of system architects responsible for accelerating IoT implementations for customers worldwide. Through his collaboration with customers, partners, and systems integrators, Red Hat has grown its IoT ecosystem, expanding its presence in industries including transportation, logistics, and retail and accelerating adoption of IoT in large enterprises. James has a deep knowledge Unix and Linux variants that spans the course of his 20-year career at Red Hat, Racemi, and Hewlett-Packard. He is a steering committee member of the IoT working group for Eclipse.org, a member of the IIC, and a frequent public speaker and author on a wide range of technical topics.
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