Ian Pratt is a British computer scientist. He was the chief architect of the open-source Xen project, and chairman of Xen.org. He was also the founder of XenSource, the company behind Xen project. After XenSource was acquired by Citrix, he became vice president of Advanced Virtualization Products at this company, until leaving in 2011.
Before working full-time at XenSource, Pratt was a senior lecturer at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, and Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. He was the leader of the Systems Research Group, where he was also part of the XenoServer project.
He received the Academy Silver Medal in 2009 and was elected to Royal Academy of Engineering in 2012. He resides in Cambridge, UK.