There's a lot to take in at Summit every year, but here are a few key highlights to help you navigate the unique opportunities we offer.
Keynotes: The Summit stage will host some of Red Hat's most strategic and influential partners and our very own product, engineering, and corporate leaders who will share their visions for the future direction of IT.
Engineering & product experts: Since our engineering headquarters is near Boston, we are able to bring our engineering and product management teams right to you for immediate access and countless conversations.
Ecosystem access: Experience the strength and promise of Red Hat's vast ecosystem by collaborating and speaking with over 80 strategic partners.
Sessions: With plenty of sessions offered across both events, attendees will be able to pick and choose which sessions best fit their needs as they develop a plan to transform their IT to meet the demands of tomorrow.
Tracks: Each year we organize our sessions into specific tracks based on the needs and interests of our customers. The topics for each session within any given track will reinforce the overall goals and objectives that IT professionals face in today's changing technology landscape. Take a look at the tracks for this year's Summit:
Application & data integration: This track provides overview and deep dive sessions that cover the products, features, and technologies for datacenter modernization and consolidation. Example topics include: storage migration, performance optimization, management of data in distributed applications, and middleware integration. Attendees will learn how to enable lines of business to rapidly respond to business events in an automated manner, automate rules-driven business processes, and integrate applications, data, and embedded devices across all cloud environments.
Application & platform infrastructure: This track features the developers who write the code, the solution architects who work in the field, and the product managers who contribute to product direction. Example topics include: technology overviews, roadmaps, and deep dives, deployment techniques, performance optimization, and system management. Attendees will learn how to increase performance and scalability, implement security policies, meet service level agreements, and more effectively manage deployments.
Application development: This track covers application development tools and technologies. Example topics include: best practices, methodologies, and techniques for building applications in C, C++, Java, PHP/LAMP, Ruby, Node.js, and many other commonly used developer tools and languages, and new development approaches such as Platform-as-a-Service. Attendees will also learn how the tools that build, run, and scale applications are evolving.
Business & IT strategy alignment: This track targets the juncture of business and IT considerations necessary to create competitive advantage. Example topics include: new architecture deployments, competitive differentiators, long-term and hidden costs, and security. Attendees will learn how to align architecture and technology decisions with their specific business needs and how and when IT departments should drive competitive advantage.
Cloud readiness: This track covers the changing concepts and implications of moving workloads to the cloud. Example topics include: data migration, consumption models, operational approaches, and management frameworks. Attendees will gain insight into cloud-readiness for their IT infrastructures and businesses, and learn how to maintain control, security, and compliance when moving to hybrid cloud operational models.
Community & partner ecosystem: This track showcases community leaders and their innovative upstream work, as well as the certified commercial solutions that the Red Hat partner ecosystem brings to market. Attendees will also gain a better understanding of the value of a Red Hat subscription and learn how to extract the maximum value from their investments.
IT efficiency: This track features how-to (step-by-step) sessions that describe aligning the activities relating to people, processes, and technologies with long-term business objectives. Example topics include: management, optimization, and reporting. Attendees will learn about practical, proven solutions that will help them meet tomorrow's business demands.
Market perceptions & competition: This track covers the datacenter landscape. Example topics include: product comparisons, open source methodology, and product analysis that debunks common misconceptions. Attendees will learn how Red Hat cloud, middleware, operating system, storage, and virtualization products stack up against proprietary offerings and fit within the broader industry landscape.
The road ahead: This track features sessions covering the trends and strategies driving the future of enterprise computing. Example topics include: big data, mobile, enterprise storage for the datacenter and cloud environments, and intelligent systems. Attendees will be among the first to know about what's coming from Red Hat and how to better plan for shifts in the IT landscape.
Town hall: This track features moderated panels of Red Hat customers, partners, and solution experts. Example topics include: real world deployments, best practices, and lessons learned. Attendees will learn competitive advantages for driving increased business value.
Taste of training: Red Hat Summit will have a Taste of training track focusing on a sampling from our robust training and consulting services that we offer on both an individual and team basis.