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Red Hat Partner Conference

  • April 4, 2016 to April 6, 2016
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Hyatt Regency
Stronger together

Our customers are asking for innovative solutions to meet new demands every day. Together, we have the answer. Red Hat’s partner ecosystem connects you to an expansive technology network spanning your entire portfolio. 

Course. Commitment. Competition. 

Understanding these factors is key to a strong partnership. At North America Partner Conference, you’ll learn how Red Hat’s strategic path includes and affects our partners, and what kind of investments they and Red Hat are making in one another. And we’ll both learn more about our competitors and—more importantly—what we can do together to beat them.

Join us for the 2016 Red Hat Partner Conference and start building a comprehensive plan to grow your business. You’ll realize our commitment to our partners and see how we are stronger together.

The 2016 Partner Conference offers:

  • Executive insight on the partner ecosystem and where we’re headed.
  • Analyst and industry thought-leader perspectives on the market and our customers.
  • Expert panel discussions featuring use cases and best practices.
  • Collaborative breakout discussions focused on opportunities for enhanced partnership and engagement.
  • A solutions pavilion where you’ll learn more about Red Hat and partner technologies.

 

 

Give back to the New Orleans music community

Marching bands were once an integral part of New Orleans middle schools, but many schools discontinued their music programs for this age group following Hurricane Katrina.

Today, The Roots of Music serves over 100 students, making up a full marching band that has successfully paraded the city since Mardi Gras 2009. 

Red Hat Partner Conference is partnering with Roots of Music, Inc. in an effort to support New Orlean's vibrant culture of music and creativity.

Support Roots of Music and make a donation.

 

Join us in New Orleans on April 4-6 for the 2015 North America Partner Conference.

Stronger together

A more detailed agenda, including session titles and speaker information, will be shared soon. Please check back for updates!

 

Monday, April 4

 
12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Check-in and registration
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. General session

Building Our Future Together
D Martin, Red Hat

Why change? Why Open Source? Why Red Hat? Why Now?
Paul Cormier, Red Hat

Partner Of The Future
Darren Bibby, International Data Corporation (IDC)

Building momentum
Arun Oberoi, Red Hat

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Reception in Solutions Pavilion
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Dinner and welcome reception at the World War II Museum

 

Tuesday, April 5

7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Breakout session 1
Infrastructure transformation Digital transformation–becoming a digital business through IT modernization
Emerging transformation Winning with Hybrid Clouds (Public & Private) and Containerized Applications
Ecosystem partners Delivering Results for the Enterprise: Partner with Cisco to Deploy OpenStack
Expanding partnerships Building on Red Hat Enterprise Linux in VMware accounts
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Breakout session 2
Infrastructure transformation The many paths to infrastructure modernization
Emerging transformation Tap into customer demand for digital transformation
Ecosystem partners Hewlett Packard Enterprise -Are You Ready to Change the Game?
Expanding partnerships Brocade - Network Transformation as a Revenue Opportunity
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Breakout session 3
Infrastructure transformation Enabling digital transformation using Red Hat management products
Emerging transformation Business Agility: Scale your business, not just your apps
Ecosystem partners NetApp: From Infrastructure to Innovation
Expanding partnerships Growing deal size and customer loyalty with training and consulting
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Breakout session 4
Infrastructure transformation Selling security across the stack with Red Hat
Emerging transformation Why software-defined storage is critical for your solution strategy
Ecosystem partners Power of Partnership - Dell | Red Hat OpenStack Solutions and Partner Enablement
Expanding partnerships Microsoft and Red Hat Partnership — Accelerating partner sales and creating new opportunities
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. General session

Red Hat and Partner Executive Leadership Panel - Working together, winning together!
Mark Enzweiler, Red Hat; John Allessio, Red Hat; Tim Yeaton, Red Hat; Rob Moyer, SYNNEX; Spandan Mahapatra, Tata Consultancy Services; Brian Peterson, Forsythe

CTO Insights: A CTO’s view of vendor management, open source, and more
Jackie Yeaney, Red Hat; Aaron Stibel, Dun and Bradstreet

Mohawk Industries, MoreDirect, SAP & Red Hat: Implementing a digital transformation strategy
Dave Parker, Red Hat; Vince Zuk, Mohawk Industries; Steve Sibon, MoreDirect; Dave Maloney, SAP

To $5 billion and beyond
Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Solutions Pavilion
6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Reception and awards dinner at Champions Square
10 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. After party at Champions Square, Club XLIV Encore

 

Wednesday, April 6

7 a.m. - 8 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Check out and departures

 

Stronger together

 

John Allessio
Vice president
Services
Red Hat
Darren Bibby
Program Vice-President
Channels and Alliances Research
International Data Corporation (IDC)
Paul Cormier
President
Products and Technologies
Red Hat

 

Mark Enzweiler
Senior vice president
Global Channel Sales and Alliances
Red Hat
Spandan Mahapatra
Segment Head for Digital & Enterprise Transformation
Tata Consultancy Services
D. Martin
Vice president
North America Channel Sales
Red Hat

 

 

Rob Moyer
VP of Cloud Services
Synnex
Arun Oberoi
Executive vice president
Global Sales and Services
Red Hat
Brian Peterson
VP of Solutions Enablement
Forsythe

 

Jeff Rogers
emcee
Aaron Stibel
CTO, Emerging Businesses
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp
Jim Whitehurst
President and CEO
Red Hat

 

Jackie Yeaney
Executive vice president
Marketing and Strategy
Red Hat
Tim Yeaton
Senior vice president
Infrastructure Business
Red Hat

 

Stronger together

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 2016.

Interested in sponsoring the 2016 Partner Conference? View the prospectus.

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Stronger together

Why attend?

Red Hat Partner Conference offers endless opportunities to build new connections, expand your technology network, and uncover new opportunities to partner with Red Hat and our ecosystem. 

Top 5 reasons you can’t miss this year’s event: 

  1. Explore new business opportunities. Red Hat’s expansive partner ecosystem makes it easier to win bigger deals together.
  2. Build and expand relationships. Meeting with Red Hat sales and product leadership face-to-face can open new doors for your organization.
  3. Dive into innovative technology. Keynotes, sessions, and in-person demos give you a crash course in all things Red Hat and open source that you can’t get anywhere else.
  4. Shared success means continued success. Build off the ideas, knowledge, and success stories shared on-site and evolve your own go-to-market strategy.
  5. Get a head start on your competitors. Knowing what’s new and next in open source infrastructure, middleware, cloud, and management solutions puts you a step ahead in the market.

 

Conference rates

 

Early bird 

(through Feb. 5)

Advance

(Feb. 5-Apr. 1)

Full conference pass $275 $375

 

Travel Information

Venue

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

601 Loyola Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70113

 

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