Full Name
Jabe Bloom
Job Title
Sr. Director of Global Transformation
Red Hat
Speaker Bio
Jabe Bloom has led teams and companies and developed software and products for almost 20 years. He has served as a chief architect, principal technical director and chief technical officer. In each of these roles, his focus has been on connecting creative ideation processes with software engineering and operational excellence.
Jabe’s deep practical experience, constant experimentation and extensive theoretical investigations and readings inform his public speaking and provide a foundation for his active mentorship to colleagues, clients and entrepreneurs. As a consultant, public speaker and writer, he works with a diverse clientele. He advises and trains clients on innovation and flow thinking through a series of lectures, workshops, classes and consulting.
Jabe has been a guest lecturer on abductive thinking and creativity at NYU’s Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. He is an internationally recognized keynote speaker, addressing topics such as lean systems, LeanUX, complexity theory, psychology and sociology, management as design and design thinking.
He is currently the chief flow officer at PraxisFlow, a consultancy that helps organizations take a systems-level view of their work. Mr. Bloom holds a bachelor’s degree in photography and philosophy from Bard College (NY) and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in design studies at Carnegie Mellon University.
Jabe can be found with wife and his children in Pittsburgh when he is not in a classroom, on a plane or reading in a hotel room.
“I try to collect and tell interesting stories about the future. Sometimes, when people find the stories compelling enough, they use them to make useful things.
Jabe Bloom