Red Hat appoints VP of Telecommunications for EMEA region
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​Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, has named Massimo Fatato as vice president of its Telecommunications business in the EMEA region – effective immediately.

Fatato will use his more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications sector to lead strategic development and program execution to support Red Hat's expansion in the EMEA market. His role involves overseeing the execution of this strategy across sales and marketing, with expansion and consolidation across its the partner ecosystem. Red Hat aims to use Fatato’s experience gained in roles such as general manager for HP in its worldwide Operations Support System (OSS) portfolio to support the requirements of its growing telecoms customer base. Fatato has also held positions in Cisco and at Accenture as sales director.

“The telecommunications landscape is changing at an unparalleled pace,” said Werner Knoblich, senior vice president and general manager, EMEA, Red Hat. “Massimo knows the industry inside-out, and we are delighted to have him on board to head up our telecommunications operations throughout EMEA. With his extensive industry background, Massimo brings the experience needed to broaden and deepen our business across the industry, delivering to our EMEA customers the operational, economic, and innovation benefits offered by Red Hat technologies.”

Commenting on his new position, Fatato said: “As we witness the telecoms industry undergo fundamental technological transformation, there is a huge potential for companies like Red Hat to step in and support NEPs and CSPs through this evolution.

“A major reason I chose to join Red Hat is because it is founded on open principles and is organised around an open culture, which, in contrast to the traditionally closed environment of the telecoms industry, could become the catalyst that drives forward this transformation and enables it to succeed.”


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