The Linux Foundation
Sr. Director of Client Services
Michael Dolan is Sr. Director of Strategic Programs responsible for Collaborative Projects and legal programs. The Linux Foundation’s Collaborative Projects aim to spread the collaborative DNA of Linux to other projects in order to accelerate innovation and build ecosystems. Mr. Dolan has launched the AllSeen Alliance, OpenDaylight Project (ODL), Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), Xen Project, Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA), OpenBEL and Dronecode. Mr. Dolan is also involved in OpenChain, SPDX and legal programs such as The Linux Foundation’s annual Legal Summit and Open Compliance Summit. Prior to joining The Linux Foundation, Mr. Dolan spent 8 years at IBM in roles responsible for IBM’s Linux and Open Source strategy across systems, software and services. Mr. Dolan also managed IBM’s competitor intelligence and strategy teams for systems, services and software. Mr. Dolan received an MBA from Case Western Reserve University in 2004, a JD from Cleveland State University in 2002 and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1999 from John Carroll University. Mr. Dolan is currently a member of the Ohio State Bar Association.