Eileen Evans is the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Cloud and Open Source for Hewlett-Packard Company. In her role, Eileen leads and manages legal support for cloud computing and legal and program management support for open source at HP. Eileen also leads and manages senior technology attorneys, engineers and program managers responsible for driving the implementation of HP’s open source strategy and open source community engagement.
Eileen represents HP on the Linux Foundation Board of Directors and the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors, and she actively participated as a Founding Member of the OpenStack Foundation.
In 2014, Inside Counsel named Eileen to its “R3-100 roundup:” a list of 100 women who will likely be ready to become General Counsel in the Fortune 500 in the next three years. Eileen was also recognized in 2014 as one of Silicon Valley Business Journal’s top 100 Women of Influence.
Prior to joining HP in 2010, Eileen was a Director and Associate General Counsel at Sun Microsystems, and then Oracle Corporation following its acquisition of Sun, for nearly 12 years. At Sun, Eileen led and managed legal support for various hardware and software business units.
In addition to her experience at Sun and HP, Eileen has spoken on various intellectual property and open source topics at conferences in the United States and in Europe with the European Commission, Members of the European Union Parliament and the European Union National Competition Authorities.