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 - 5 p.m. Registration
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Cocktail hour in Solutions Pavilion
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Welcome reception


7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. General session
12 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 - 2 p.m. Breakout sessions
Emerging products Middleware as a business driver: From big data to Internet of Things to mobility
Industry perspectives Utilizing the Internet of Things: The smart grid to the supermarket
Ecosystem partners Cisco UCS: OpenStack, cyber security and more
2 - 2:45 p.m. Breakout sessions
Emerging products OpenShift: Your PaaS Solution
Industry perspectives Red Hat and retail: Big data and big money
Ecosystem partners Transforming the datacenter with OpenStack and Dell
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 4 p.m. Breakout sessions
Emerging products Think you know everything about Red Hat Enterprise Linux? Think again.
Industry perspectives Healthcare solutions: The only answer is innovation.
Ecosystem partners SAP: Big data and big opportunities
4 - 4:45 p.m. Breakout sessions
Emerging products Build clouds that scale with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
Industry perspectives Financial services: Turn transactions into knowledge
Ecosystem partners Managing infrastructure: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the cloud, and beyond
6 - 7 p.m. Cocktail hour
7 - 10 p.m. Dinner and awards ceremony


7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. General session
12 p.m. Boxed 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
Paul Cormier,
Executive vice president and president,
Products and Technologies
Mark Enzweiler,
Senior vice president,
Global Channel Sales and Alliances



D. Martin,
Vice president,
North America Partner Sales
Craig Muzilla,
Senior vice president,
Application Platforms Business Group
Arun Oberoi,
Executive vice president,
Global Sales and Services



Ranga Rangachari,
Senior vice president,
Infrastructure Business Group
Paul Smith,
Vice president and general manager,
North America Government Sales
Jim Whitehurst,
President and chief executive officer



Tim Yeaton,
Vice president and general manager,
Storage and Big Data





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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Travel Information


Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

1500 Masters Boulevard

ChampionsGate, FL 33896


Conference accomodations can be reserved during registration.






(ends January 23)


(January 23 - April 7)

Full conference pass





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