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James Lovegrove

Public Policy Director at Red Hat

James Lovegrove is EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Public Policy Director for Red Hat.

James has over 20 years working in a wide variety of organisations (law firm, government, think-tank, start-up, association, agency and company) advancing EU public policy technology interests across a broad spectrum of policy areas including open source strategy, open standards, IPR, security, data protection and sustainability.

Recent leadership positions include co-chair of OFE’s Open Source task-force, Member of EU’s IPR steering committee, Member EU’s Multi-stakeholder Platform for ICT standards, Member of EU’s AI Alliance, vice-chair of Digital Manufacturing at DIGITALEUROPE. At Red Hat, James also co-chairs the European Public Sector group.

James studied political science, administrative law, business administration in the UK, Germany, France and the US. James is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. James is a British/Swedish national, lives in Brussels and is a proud European.