Tony Fortenberry has been appointed to the FIWARE Foundation Board of Directors representing Red Hat, a Platinum member of the international nonprofit focused on open-source software implementation and interoperable smart digital solutions.

Fortenberry joins a distinguished group of twelve international board members from government and industry, to provide overall strategic direction for the FIWARE Foundation.

Fortenberry has been with Red Hat for the past two years. In previous roles, he served as deputy director at the California Office of Systems Integration, project director of the Child Welfare Digital Services project, CIO for the City of Northglenn, Colorado, and board member at the Agile Government Leadership association, among others in his 30-year career as a technology professional.

According to the FIWARE website:

Together with its 500+ global members and partners, FIWARE Foundation drives the definition, and the Open Source implementation, of key open standards that enable the development of portable and interoperable smart digital solutions, in a faster, easier, interoperable and affordable way, following an Open Source approach that avoids vendor lock-in, whilst also nurturing FIWARE as a sustainable and innovation-driven business ecosystem. The foundation achieves that through the support of a fastgrowing global community that shares a common vision and combines their efforts toward making FIWARE the Open Source technology of choice for industries, governments, universities and associations to reach their full potential and scale up their activities, thereby, entering new markets and growing their businesses. Founded in 2016, the foundation has Atos, Engineering, NEC, Red Hat, Telefónica and Trigyn Technologies among its Platinum members.