Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst to Open 2010 Open Source Business Conference with Keynote Address on Why Open Source is More Critical Than Ever


United States, March 15, 2010

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that President and CEO, Jim Whitehurst, will deliver the opening keynote address at Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) 2010. OSBC brings together open source vendors, customers, partners and community members to share strategies and hear the most current thinking on open source from the top experts in the field.

Throughout the recession, open source has appealed to CIOs faced with tight budgets by continuing to offer opportunities to reduce costs and improve the bottom line. Whitehurst will address reasons to be optimistic about what lies ahead on the open source landscape and the opportunities open source offers. He will discuss how open source enables customers to leverage emerging technologies like cloud computing, virtualization and Java.

Whitehurst will also participate in a moderated open source CEO panel discussion exploring customer motivations for adopting open source software; operational experiences with open source adoption such as maintenance and cost control; disruptive business models and which market segments are being impacted; as well as many other issues impacting open source adoption in the enterprise and government.

  • Where: Open Source Business Conference
    The Palace Hotel, San Francisco
  • When: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 9:15-9:45 a.m. PST
    Changing of the Guard: From Old School to Open, Jim Whitehurst
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 9:45-10:25 a.m. PST
    The Future of Open Source: 2010, Moderated panel featuring Jim Whitehurst
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 12:30-2:00 p.m. PST, Birds of a Feather session

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In addition, Red Hat will host a Birds of a Feather session at OSBC focused on and how the open source model extends beyond technology to impact business, education, government, law and everyday life.

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