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Patrick McGarry

Chair of the Data Coalition Advisory Board, Head of Expansion Markets,

Patrick McGarry is currently building the thriving data ecosystem around as the Head of Strategic Partnerships. He has spent the last 20 years helping to build communities and foster Open Source ideals at companies like Sourceforge/Slashdot, Alcatel-Lucent, and Perforce. Most recently Patrick served as the Director of Community for the Ceph open source project at the startup ‘Inktank,’ and later for Red Hat after a successful acquisition. Patrick also serves as the Executive Director of, a community-led Linux Foundation project to promote data literacy and data best practices. Patrick enthusiastically helps companies to understand and adopt Open Source ideals through community engagement, conferences, and events and continues to be a strong advocate for building data-driven culture across organizations.

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