Red Hat to Host 6th Annual APAC Partner Conference

Bangkok

Global, September 4, 2013

Themed "Stronger Together", Red Hat APAC Partner Conference Welcomes Partners in Bangkok, Thailand starting September 10-13, 2013

BANGKOK – September 5, 2013 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced dates and details for the sixth annual Red Hat Asia Pacific (APAC) Partner Conference scheduled to take place in Bangkok from Sept. 10 - 13, 2013.

This year's conference, themed “Stronger Together,” will focus on the value Red Hat technologies and collaboration bring to drive growth and expand business opportunities for distributors, OEMS, solutions providers, Systems Integrators (SIs), cloud providers and Independent Solutions Vendors (ISVs). New elements, such as the Open Solutions Pavilion, have been included to enable ISV sponsors to showcase their solutions.

The conference will open with a welcome address from Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, Red Hat’s vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific, and will be followed by a special presentation from guest speakers, Ross O'Brien and Per Dahlberg both of The Economist. Titled, “Cloudy, with a Chance of Innovation,” the two industry veterans will be sharing their insights on Asia Pacific’s business and technology landscapes, and how to leverage the untapped potential of our rapidly changing markets.

Executive speakers from Red Hat include:

  • Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, Virtualization;
  • Rachel Cassidy, vice president, Global Partner Enablement;
  • Mark Enzweiler, vice president, Global Channel Sales;
  • Joe Gabriel, director, Global Channel Marketing;
  • Josep Garcia, senior director, Channel Sales / Inside Sales, Asia Pacific;
  • Lars Herrmann, director, Product and Business Strategy;
  • Craig Muzilla, vice president, Middleware;
  • Arun Oberoi, executive vice president, Global Sales and Services;
  • Brian Stevens, CTO and vice president, Worldwide Engineering; and
  • Chris Wells, senior manager, Product Marketing, CloudForms.


The Red Hat APAC Partner Conference aims to drive growth with open hybrid cloud, and all featured discussions and tracks will be focused on this central pillar. The two-day conference will feature breakout sessions focused on technologies and business strategies, as well as provide a platform for one-on-one or group sessions with Red Hat’s global and Asia Pacific executives. Due to popular demand, this year's agenda will feature more customer, partner and ISV success stories from across Asia Pacific. Key partner sponsors include Intel, IBM, HP, Cisco, EnterpiseDB, and Symantec.


Supporting Quotes

Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific, Red Hat

“The Red Hat APAC Partner Conference has always been a great platform for us to connect and nurture our partner ecosystem in the region. This year's format will provide attendees with insights into our comprehensive portfolio of products covering platform, virtualization, cloud, and middleware. We hope this conference can help partners and ISVs be well-equipped with the knowledge and expertise for them to better sell and grow their businesses with Red Hat.”

Josep Garcia, senior director, Channel Sales / Inside Sales, Asia Pacific, Red Hat

“Leveraging on the theme of ‘STRONGER TOGETHER’, the event will focus on the value of Red Hat technologies and collaboration to help our valued partners. The format and content of our Partner Conferences have always been tailored based on our partners' feedback. They want to learn more from each other, as well as from customers, and to share their insights on how top organizations across the region leverage Red Hat technologies to drive business improvements.”

Raji Iyengar, General Manager – Alliances, APJ Enterprise Group, Hewlett Packard

“Open source. Open standards. Open future. That's the HP-Red Hat combination. During a 13-year partnership, HP and Red Hat have collaborated to drive cost savings and maximize performance for customers across industries and around the world.  With each new generation of offerings, we have brought these price-performance advantages to a wider range of bigger, more mission-critical applications. HP and Red Hat lead the way in providing open solutions that help our joint customers cut costs, reduce complexity, and increase performance for physical, virtual and cloud environments. You can now run your business with confidence knowing you have industry-leading technology and a tested hardware-software combination delivered by HP and backed by a mature ecosystem of more than 7,000 certified ISV solutions.”

Sean Doherty, Vice President, Business Development and International Sales,
EnterpriseDB corporation


“EnterpriseDB is delighted to sponsor Red Hat's APAC Partner Summit. As regular sponsors of Red Hat events globally, we appreciate the opportunity to build and develop our business network, and create lasting professional relationships with other sponsors, vendors and attendees.”

John Soumbasakis, Senior EVP and President, Asia Pacific, Ingram Micro

“We are very pleased with our relationship with Red Hat and the progress we have made together over the last two years. Their  enterprise linux, middleware and cloud product offerings have provided strong complementary leverage to our enterprise product portfolio and our partners derive great value from this collaboration. Asia Pacific is an exciting market for both organizations and we are committed to taking this collaboration to new heights in the coming years.”

Phillip Cronin, Managing Director APAC Regional Sales Organization, Intel Technology Asia Pte Ltd

“Red Hat has been one of Intel’s key partners for providing powerful, open and unified technology foundation especially on virtualization and cloud computing. We believe the strong collaboration in OpenStack will enable us to offer solutions meeting the enterprises’ expectations for availability, performance, and compatibility.”

Mike Sladin, director of Global SIs and Alliances, Asia Pacific and Japan, Symantec

“We are strengthening our collaboration with Red Hat to deliver joint offerings that can bring tremendous benefits and savings to our customers. As Linux becomes more pervasive in data centers, Symantec’s solutions bring maturity to the platform in the areas of high availability, IT disaster recovery, backup and recovery, as well as security. With Red Hat and Symantec, customers can enjoy significant cost savings while getting true enterprise level functionalities.”

Ross O'Brien, The Economist

“The research that the Economist Corporate Network has done on technology adoption in Asian enterprise supports the view that Asian business is not only ready for the cloud, but business leaders fundamentally 'get' the cloud as a tool for business transformation. The cloud is a business model rooted in innovation. While Asia's business adoption may now be concentrating on leveraging cloud infrastructure for operational efficiency gains today, but the rapid take-up, and proliferation of applications means that Asian business may soon realize the 'upside' of the Cloud as well.”

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