Margaret Dawson

Vice President, Portfolio Product Marketing

Red Hat

Margaret is an acclaimed author and speaker on digital disruption, emerging technologies, open source, cloud computing, and women in leadership. Ranked as one of the top Women in Cloud Computing, she was also named Business Role Model of the Year for Women in IT, and Mentor and Coach of the Year in the Stevie Business Awards.

As a start-up executive, Margaret’s creative leadership and integrated marketing strategies built bigger than reality brands that resulted in several successful acquisitions. In leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies, she used her intrapreneurship and collaborative management to drive new global initiatives, including cloud at HP, security at Microsoft, international e-commerce at, and portfolio product strategy at Red Hat.

In all her roles, she established differentiated messaging platforms and go-to-market programs for executives, products and companies that broke through crowded markets and drove category share and revenue growth. Margaret is passionate about Lean principles and has built Agile methodologies into the discipline of product marketing.

Margaret has worked and traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, and North America. She is an advisor to multiple cloud and technology organizations as well as many early-stage companies and CEOs.