Jane Silber

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Jane Silber, 2010

Jane Silber is Chief Executive Officer at Canonical Ltd. since March 2010, replacing Mark Shuttleworth.[1] Silber is also on the board of open data startup ScraperWiki,[2] where she serves as chair.[3]

Silber joined Canonical in July 2004, where her work has included leading the Ubuntu One project and ensuring that large organizations find Ubuntu "enterprise-ready".[4] She partially attributes the increasing attention to user research and design in open source since 2009 to Canonical's leadership in this area.[5] Her previous roles include Vice President of Interactive Television Company and Vice President of General Dynamics C4 Systems. She has also worked in Japan for Teijin Ltd conducting artificial intelligence research and product development, and in the US at General Health, a health risk assessment firm.

She holds an MBA degree from Oxford University's Saïd Business School, an MSc degree in Management of Technology from Vanderbilt University, where she concentrated on machine learning and artificial intelligence work,[6] and a BSc degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Haverford College.[7]


  1. ^ Carr, Gerry (17 December 2009). "Management changes at Canonical". Canonical Blog. Canonical Ltd. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ubuntu CEO Joins Board of ‘data hub’ Startup ScraperWiki". PRWeb. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "About". ScraperWiki. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Lai, Eric (25 April 2006). "Q&A: Canonical’s Jane Silber says upcoming Ubuntu Linux to be enterprise-ready". Computerworld. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  5. ^ MacDonald, Rory (24 April 2012). "Ubuntu 12.04 – Jane Silber talks Unity, community and ‘continuous computing’". Linux User & Developer. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Greene, Erica (21 January 2010). "Haverford Conversation: Jane Silber '85". Haverford News. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "What we do: Management team". Canonical Ltd. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 

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