Red Hat Partner Conference

  • April 7, 2015 to April 9, 2015
  • Orlando, FL
  • Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate




Your customers’ priorities are shifting every day, so how do you stay ahead? Partnering with Red Hat connects you to an extensive ecosystem spanning your entire portfolio. We’re stronger together, and together we can build a comprehensive plan to grow your business.

At the 2015 Red Hat Partner Conference, you’ll realize our commitment to our partner ecosystem. You can expect:

  • Red Hat executive insight on the partner ecosystem and where we’re headed.
  • Analyst and industry thought-leader perspectives on the marketplace and our customers.
  • Expert panel discussions featuring best practice and use cases.
  • Collaborative breakout discussions focused on opportunities for increased partnership and engagement.


12:00 - 6:30 p.m. Registration
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour in the Solutions Pavilion
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Welcome Reception


7:00 - 7:00 p.m. Registration
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session
Welcome and opening remarks D. Martin, Red Hat
The world is coming our way, Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat
Red Hat's technology vision and strategy, Paul Cormier, Red Hat
10:00 - 10:20 a.m. Break
The days of fighting the cloud are over, Dave Bartoletti, Forrester
A discussion with Red Hat product leadership, moderated by Dave Bartoletti
Cisco and Red Hat: Empowering what's next , Todd Meister, Cisco
12 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Breakout Session 1
Emerging products Red Hat's infrastructure portfolio—from Linux® to containers, and everything in between
Industry perspectives Middleware as a business driver—from big data to Internet of Things to mobility
Ecosystem partners OpenStack, big data, and next-generation datacenters (Cisco)
2:20 - 3:05 p.m. Breakout Session 2
Emerging products OpenShift: Your PaaS Solution
Industry perspectives Utilizing the Internet of Things—from the smart grid to the supermarket
Ecosystem partners Cloud services-friend, foe, or both
3:05 - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Breakout Session 3
Emerging products Red Hat management solutions for Linux, the cloud and beyond
Industry perspectives Healthcare solutions: The only answer is innovation.
Ecosystem partners Transforming the datacenter with OpenStack and Dell
4:20 - 5:05 p.m. Breakout Session 4
Emerging products Build clouds that scale with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
Industry perspectives Open source in financial services—meet the challenges of new business models and disruption
Ecosystem partners SAP—big data and big opportunities
6 - 7:30 p.m. Cocktail hour in Solutions Pavilion
7:30 - 10 p.m. Awards Dinner and Reception
10 - 12 a.m. After-Hours Party


7 - 12:30 p.m. Registration
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Public Sector Breakfast
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 12:10pm General Session
Welcome and recap, D. Martin, Red Hat
Partnering to accelerate growth, Arun Oberoi, Red Hat
Red Hat Marketing in 2015, Jackie Yeaney, Red Hat
The new rules of marketing & PR, David Meerman Scott
10:20 - 10:40 a.m. Break
Grow with HP and Red Hat by selling the new style of I.T., David Gaston, HP
Growing our successful partnership in FY16, Mark Enzweiler, Red Hat
Dell and Red Hat: Solutions for enterprise private cloud, Frank Vitagliano, Dell
Partner opportunities for success, Rick Akie, Red Hat and Frank Lubin, CA Technologies
North America Public Sector success and partnership strategy, Paul Smith, Red Hat, and David Blankenhorn, DLT
Closing remarks, D. Martin, Red Hat
12:10 p.m. Lunch and departures




General sessions will feature Red Hat executives, technology leadership, and strategic partners. More speakers will be added soon.


Rick Akie
Vice president and general manager
North America Commerical Sales
Red Hat
John Allessio
Global Services
Red Hat
Dave Bartoletti
principal analyst,
Infrastructure & Operations


David Blankenhorn
Vice President of Engineering and Chief Cloud Technologist
DLT Solutions
Paul Cormier
Executive vice president and president
Products and Technologies
Red Hat
Mark Enzweiler
Senior vice president
Global Channel Sales and Alliances
Red Hat


David Gaston
Senior director
Software and Segment Sales
HP Servers – Americas, HP
Frank Lubin
vice president
CA Technologies
D. Martin
Vice president
North America Partner Sales
Red Hat


Todd Meister
Vice president
Software and Solutions Innovation
Americas Partner Organization, Cisco
Craig Muzilla
Senior vice president
Application Platforms Business Group
Red Hat
Arun Oberoi
Executive vice president
Global Sales and Services
Red Hat


Ranga Rangachari
Vice president and general manager
Storage and Big Data
Red Hat
David Meerman Scott
Expert on instant engagement and real-time information
Marketing strategist and best-selling author
Paul Smith
Vice president and general manager
North America Government Sales
Red Hat


Frank Vitagliano
Vice president
North America Channels
Jim Whitehurst
President and chief executive officer
Red Hat
Jackie Yeaney
Executive vice president
Strategy and Corporate Marketing
Red Hat



Tim Yeaton
Senior vice president
Infrastructure Business Group
Red Hat




We join forces with some of our most strategic partners at Red Hat Partner Conference year after year, and we're excited to connect you with the full Red Hat partner ecosystem in 2015.

Our sponsor list continues to grow, so check back for updates.



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Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. A top-ranked GSA Contract holder and master government aggregator, Carahsoft supports an ecosystem of the world’s leading software manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators, and consulting partners who help government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best value.










Travel Information


Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

1500 Masters Boulevard

ChampionsGate, FL 33896


Conference accomodations can be reserved during registration.






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