2016 Red Hat Government Symposium to Highlight Open Source's Role in Government Digital Transformation

12 speakers from government agencies to address IT security challenges


Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the agenda for its 2016 Red Hat Government Symposium, to be held Nov. 2, 2016, in Arlington, Va. Open source is an important part of government-wide initiatives to modernize government IT and speed innovation with agile, cloud-native solutions and new digital services. At the 2016 Red Hat Government Symposium, more than 650 government technology and industry professionals are expected to come together to discuss open source's role in digital transformation and addressing key government IT challenges.


In response to mandates like the OMB's Federal Source Code policy, government agencies are looking to open technologies to help overcome IT challenges.

Paul Smith

senior vice president and general manager, U.S. Public Sector, Red Hat

Under the theme, “Open first: building a foundation for choice and security,” the event will feature:

  • A keynote address on the government's digital transformation from Tim Yeaton, senior vice president of Red Hat's Infrastructure Business Group.

  • Speakers from the Department of Agriculture; Department of Homeland Security; Department of Veterans Affairs; National Reconnaissance Office; Social Security Administration; U.S. Courts; and other government agencies and industry experts.

  • Breakout sessions, demos, and panel discussions on security, mobility, modernization, automation and integration, hybrid cloud, open source development, and more.

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Paul Smith, senior vice president and general manager, U.S. Public Sector, Red Hat

“In response to mandates like the OMB's Federal Source Code policy, government agencies are looking to open technologies to help overcome IT challenges. We are proud to host the 2016 Red Hat Government Symposium to help advance the conversation about how to bring modern, agile and cloud-native solutions and methodologies to the government to accelerate innovation while enabling the security or performance the government requires.”

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