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By Dr. Ibrahim Haddad, the Executive Director of LF AI & Data

The LF AI & Data Foundation, a collaborative community that drives the development and adoption of open source artificial intelligence (AI) and data technologies, is delighted to share that IBM, a global leader in technology and innovation, has elevated its membership status to become a Premier Member of the foundation.

We are delighted to announce IBM as a premier member of the LF AI & Data Foundation. As a revered AI industry leader, IBM’s upgraded membership highlights their unwavering commitment to the mission and programs of the Foundation.

By joining forces with IBM, a powerhouse renowned for its expertise and influence, we unlock the potential to expedite the advancement of open source AI technologies and cultivate an ecosystem that thrives on innovation.

IBM boasts a competitive track record in the AI space, with a rich history of technological advancements, and the recent release of IBM watsonx. Over the years, IBM has been actively involved with LF AI & Data, hosting nine projects within the foundation. These projects have flourished under the guidance and support of LF AI & Data, benefiting from the resources and fair governance provided by this neutral organization.

As a Premier Member, IBM now holds a prominent seat on the foundation’s Governing Board, allowing them to actively shape the direction and initiatives of LF AI & Data alongside other industry leaders. The upgraded membership represents a milestone in IBM’s partnership with LF AI & Data, highlighting their dedication to collaboration and innovation in the field of AI.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to IBM as we eagerly look forward to the exciting collaborations, breakthroughs, and advancements that IBM will bring to our community as a Premier Member.

For more information about LF AI & Data and membership details, please visit the website.


  • Dr. Ibrahim Haddad

    Dr. Ibrahim Haddad is Vice President of Strategic Programs (AI & Data) at the Linux Foundation, where he collaborates with the largest technology companies and open source projects. He's focused on facilitating a vendor-neutral environment for advancing the open source AI platform and empowering generations of open source innovators by providing a neutral, trusted hub for developers to code, manage, and scale open source technology projects. In this role, Haddad leads the LF AI & Data Foundation and the PyTorch Foundation. His work, and the work of both Foundations, support companies, developers, and the open source community in identifying and contributing to the technological projects that address industry and technology challenges for the benefit of all participants.

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