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Red Hat showcases transformative IT at annual Forums in Asia Pacific

Forums across 10 cities to shine spotlights on open source technology successes that are leading business transformations

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced details surrounding the annual Red Hat Forum in Asia Pacific. In its fourth year, the forum series will kick off in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this September and will continue across the region.
This year's theme, "Transform IT, Transform Your Business," continues the discussion that started at Red Hat Summit in April, in San Francisco, around the simplification of IT and enabling businesses to focus on innovation while becoming more flexible and agile. At each event, key Red Hat executives, customers and partners will share their views and insights on the benefits of open and hybrid cloud solutions and how organizations can continue their open source journey and lead business transformation with IT.
The Red Hat Forum will feature Red Hat use cases and scenarios addressing critical pain points, real-world strategies and solutions, technology and business sessions. In addition to Red Hat’s technology vision keynote, the event will include a line-up of speaking sessions from Red Hat executives and partners. There will also be a presentation by guest analyst speakers from IDC Asia Pacific. Titled "Game-changing IT for the future," the speakers will share their latest industry insights on third platform transformation and how open source technology can redefine the future of businesses.
Specialized breakout tracks for real-world needs
To better suit the needs and interests of attendees, two different tracks are designed. The tracks will offer an update on the much-anticipated Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, Red Hat's OpenStack developments in Asia Pacific and discussions on DevOps, mobile applications and transformation of application design and delivery for the enterprise. Engineering and product experts will be on-hand throughout the sessions to address specific technological queries and give greater insight into the Red Hat ecosystem.
The Red Hat Forum will provide an ideal opportunity for participants to network directly with Red Hat executives and Red Hat partners. Participants will also be able to experience an introduction to Red Hat's world-class training curriculum at the "Taste of Training" tracks.
Dates and cities for the Red Hat Forum APAC are as follows:
11 September 2014      Kuala Lumpur
16 September 2014      Singapore
17 September 2014      Mumbai
19 September 2014      Bangalore
23 September 2014      Jakarta
25 September 2014      Seoul
8 October 2014             Osaka
10 October 2014           Tokyo
21 October 2014           Beijing
23 October 2014           Hong Kong
30 October 2014           Taipei
Supporting Quotes
Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, senior vice president and general manager, Red Hat Asia Pacific
"With the IT industry becoming more dynamic, enterprises cannot afford to ignore the latest technology trends, in particular the explosive growth of data and cloud computing. The Red Hat Forum will shine a spotlight on how businesses can get the best out of their technology and remain agile in a competitive market through enterprise-grade open source solutions."
Mayur Sahni, senior research manager, Cloud Computing, IT Services & BPO, IDC Asia Pacific
"Open source solutions can be game-changers for the future of businesses, and can not be underestimated. In particular, cloud computing has become a critical and strategic component for businesses across sectors, and many companies have realized the value of proper and complete cloud implementation to streamline their processes. The Red Hat Forum will be a good opportunity for attendees to understand how Red Hat can help them and their organizations make business improvements through the open source way."

"With the IT industry becoming more dynamic, enterprises cannot afford to ignore the latest technology trends, in particular the explosive growth of data and cloud computing. The Red Hat Forum will shine a spotlight on how businesses can get the best out of their technology and remain agile in a competitive market through enterprise-grade open source solutions."

Dirk-Peter van Leeuwensenior vice president and general manager, Red Hat Asia Pacific

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