Brian Stevens is VP and CTO of Google Cloud, where he’s part of the senior leadership team. Brian’s responsible for guiding product strategy and leading the Office of the CTO. Brian joined Google from Red Hat, where he was CTO and EVP of Worldwide Engineering. Brian joined Red Hat in 2001, and led its shift to the enterprise across Linux, virtualization, storage, middleware, and cloud. Brian began his career at Digital Equipment Corporation, where he was a developer on the first commercial release of the X Windows System.