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Technology Industry Visionaries to Keynote Red Hat Summit and JBoss World 2012
RaleighNC, Global, May 29, 2012
Top Execs from IBM, Accenture, HP, Intel and SAP to Take the Stage in Boston
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced a lineup of keynote speakers featuring executive thought leaders from IBM, Accenture, HP, Intel and SAP AG, for the eighth annual Red Hat Summit and JBoss World to be held June 26-29, 2012 in Boston. Red Hat Summit and JBoss World bring together a diverse group of senior business and technical leaders to learn, network and experience open source and to discuss how innovative technologies and best practices can be applied to drive business transformation.
The keynote speakers for Red Hat Summit and JBoss World 2012 are top executives from companies at the forefront of the evolving technology landscape, including:
- Accenture's Adam Burden, executive director, Cloud Application & Platform Services;
- HP’s Steven Dietch, vice president of worldwide cloud, HP Enterprise Group;
- IBM’s Robert LeBlanc, senior vice president, Software Group;
- Intel’s Pauline Nist, general manager of Enterprise Software Strategy; and
- SAP Sybase’s Irfan Khan, senior vice president and chief technology officer
“The IT landscape is shifting and transforming at a rapid pace,” said Paul Cormier, executive vice president and president, Products and Technologies at Red Hat. “These leaders offer unique perspectives about technology innovation and we look forward to these perspectives being shared at an event that is so deeply rooted in collaboration.”
In addition to the keynote speakers, the agenda for Red Hat Summit and JBoss World 2012 present IT and business decision-makers a holistic view of a range of topics from cost savings to interoperability, mobile, big data and, and cloud computing, to Linux, virtualization, storage and middleware.
IBM is the event's premier sponsor for the eighth consecutive year and platinum sponsors include Accenture, HP, Intel and SAP. These strategic partners will strengthen discussions around how IT organizations can transform in order to meet the demands of tomorrow. This year’s agenda and events will allow attendees to make a plan for this transformation, and will feature customer panels, product roadmaps, demonstrations and hands-on labs across a range of technical difficulty levels, as well as speaker representation from a range of professions and industries.
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About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions and an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, with more than 70 offices spanning the globe. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with cloud, virtualization, management, storage and service-oriented architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: www.redhat.com.
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