IBM's Bob Sutor to Deliver Partner Keynote at 2009 Red Hat Summit


United States, August 19, 2009

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Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Dr. Robert Sutor, Vice President of Open Source and Linux for IBM Software Group, will keynote at the Red Hat Summit in Chicago, Sept. 1-4, 2009. Sutor will discuss the prevalence of Linux on devices from wristwatches, mobile phones and netbooks to desktops, RISC-based computers and mainframes, and how users can effectively match the work they need to do on Linux to the appropriate software, processors and machines.

"IBM and Red Hat have been trusted partners for more than ten years in expanding the use of enterprise solutions on Linux," said Paul Cormier, executive vice president and president, Products and Technologies for Red Hat. "Bob has been a true evangelist for advancing open standards and open source and we are excited to have him address attendees at this year's Red Hat Summit."

A 26-year veteran of IBM, Sutor is responsible for driving the IBM strategy, sales enablement and technical pre-sales for software running on Linux and other open source environments. He works with customers, partners, government leaders, analysts and media to understand the value of adopting business-critical open source and Linux. Sutor is also responsible for driving and executing the cross-company business and policy strategy for open standards as they relate to software, hardware, services, vertical industries and emerging markets. He has co-authored several books and has served on the Board of Directors of the OASIS standards group and the vice chairmanship of the ebXML effort, a joint OASIS/United Nations endeavor.

"The prevalence of open source continues to grow with Linux touching individuals in many different aspects of their everyday life," said Sutor. "Now, more than ever, it is important to match workloads to the computer to ensure that Linux implementations optimally run businesses and ultimately deliver value to end users."

In its fifth year, the Red Hat Summit brings together business decision makers, engineers, developers and community enthusiasts from around the world. Attendees will learn about the latest open source advancements from Red Hat solutions and JBoss Enterprise Middleware technologies. For the first time, Red Hat Summit and JBoss World will be co-located this year at the Chicago Hilton.

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