About Gil Yehuda
Gil Yehuda is currently the Director of Open Source at Yahoo! Inc. where he is responsible for Yahoo!’s Open Source activities. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Gil was a Senior Analyst at Forrester Research where he covered the Enterprise 2.0 (Enterprise Social Media) marketplace and provided insight services related to information management, knowledge management, and collaboration on the intranet. Gil also provided independent consulting under the “GilYehuda.com” brand where he helped organizations with internal social collaboration and knowledge management challenges.
Gil is an well-known voice in the technology community. In 2010 Edelman (a global PR firm) listed Gil in the top ten most influential Industry Analysts on Twitter, SeekOmega.com listed Gil in the top 10 most influential bloggers in the Enterprise 2.0 marketplace, and Write.com listed Gil’s blog in the top 33 blogs on Innovation and 2.0. Gil has been keynote speaker and featured presenter at numerous conferences, and is the author of “Framework for 2.0 Adoption in the Enterprise” published by the 2.0 Adoption Council.
Gil worked at Fidelity Investments for 15 years where he was an Enterprise Architect and ran the .NET development community (of about 1000 developers worldwide). He established guidelines for the performance testing of XML Web Services and wrote the secure code guidelines for .NET developers. As one of the leading advocates for internal corporate source and consultants on their Open Source Support Center, he co-authored their Open Source policy. He also managed the Technology Directions process — an arm of the IT Governance organization which helped drive consistency of practice across 250 technology area across the corporation. Gil has a background in IT governance, internal communications, training, technology standards, and development. He has a degree in Artificial Intelligence, and worked at Xerox’s AI lab for 4 years.
More information about Gil’s work experiences is found on his LinkedIn profile. Gil was interviewed here by the enterprise2open blog, and is featured on many online publications. Feel free to reach out and join his LlinkedIn network and follow his Twitter stream.