Technology Industry Visionaries Join Together for 2011 Red Hat Summit and JBoss World


United States, April 13, 2011

IBM, Accenture, Alfresco, Cisco, HP, Intel Sponsor Premier Technology Event

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that IBM, Accenture, Alfresco, Cisco, HP and Intel are on the roster to deliver keynotes at the seventh annual Red Hat Summit and JBoss World to be held May 3-6, 2011 in Boston. The Red Hat Summit and JBoss World gather together customers, partners, visionary thinkers, technologists and open source enthusiasts to learn, network and explore open source.

The full agenda is available here with talks covering everything from Red Hat's cloud, virtualization, Linux and middleware offerings to developer-focused sessions that include tips, tricks and demonstrations. IBM is the event's premier sponsor for the seventh consecutive year and platinum sponsors include Accenture, Alfresco, Cisco, HP and Intel.

Cloud computing, virtualization, operating system and middleware continue to evolve and will be strong areas of focus at this year's event. Strategic partners will strengthen discussions around cloud computing including the opportunities, areas for improvement and innovation in the current technology landscape. Keynote addresses will be delivered by Inna Kuznetsova, vice president, Marketing & Sales Enablement, Systems Software, IBM Systems & Technology Group, IBM; John Newton, CTO and chairman, Alfresco; Paul Daugherty, chief technology architect, Accenture; Lew Tucker, CTO for Cloud, at Cisco; Steve Dietch, vice president of Marketing for Cloud Solutions & Infrastructure, HP; and Pauline Nist, general manager of Mission Critical Segment in Data Center Group, at Intel.

We are excited for our Red Hat Summit and JBoss World attendees to hear from the leaders that shape the technology industry,” said Paul Cormier, executive vice president and president, Products and Technologies at Red Hat. “We work together to offer our joint customers choice when designing architectures for the future. Red Hat, with our partners, offers customers world-class choices seeking to build the best, future-looking infrastructures.”

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