Samer El-Haj-Mahmoud is a Principal Engineer and lead architect at Lenovo Data Center Group, responsible for Operating Systems and Solutions enablement. He has 20 years of experience in server development, in the areas of firmware, system software, security, and hardware management. During his career, Samer has led the architecture and development of firmware and embedded system management software technologies that span multiple generations of servers across the industry. He has been an active participant, author, and contributor to industry standards, including the DMTF Redfish Forum, and the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Forum. Samer holds 17 patents in the areas of firmware and server hardware management.