Javier Perez leads the open-source program strategy for the IBM Z and LinuxONE ecosystem at IBM. Javier has been in the open-source, cloud, SaaS, and mobile industries for 20+ years. He has been working directly with Open Source Software (OSS) for over 12 years, more recently leading product strategy of the Software Composition Analysis product line at Veracode. Prior to Veracode, Javier was at Axway leading a successful open source project, Appcelerator, and at Red Hat where he was Director of Product Management driving the OpenShift-based Mobile Application Platform offering for developers and enterprises including containerized applications. Javier has a diversified background in software solutions always working closely with partners and major international enterprise customers. Javier has had the opportunity to speak at webinars and conferences all over the world covering open source, AI, security, cloud, and application development topics. Javier has held leadership positions in Product Management and Sales Engineering for different startups, leading successful product exits and product integrations post-acquisition. Javier holds an honors degree in Computer Systems and an MBA.