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While a lot has changed over the last year, one thing that hasn’t -- the Red Hat Summit mainstage will be packed with powerful stories about the role enterprise open source tools play and the innovations that are changing the industry. This year, we’ll be bringing together speakers from around the world and across sectors to share how they are building better solutions for their customers and for themselves. 

Now in its 17th year, Red Hat Summit is the premiere open source technology event that brings together thousands of IT professionals for a high-energy event focused on innovation, education and collaboration. 

Red Hat Summit 2021 will be a three-part event that will kick off with a free, immersive multi-day virtual experience on April 27-28, 2021. And you won’t have to miss a moment, if you’re unable to attend or just want to rewatch, we’ll be recording much of our content including the keynotes and special guests, and it will be available for up to one year after the event.

Here’s what you can expect:

Visionary technology industry speakers 

Attendees will experience keynotes, vision sessions and interactive demos from Red Hat executives and experts including: 

  • Paul Cormier, president and chief executive officer 

  • Matt Hicks, executive vice president, Products and Technologies 

  • Chris Wright, senior vice president and chief technology officer 

  • Tim Yeaton, executive vice president and chief marketing officer

  • Ashesh Badani, senior vice president, Cloud Platforms 

  • Stefanie Chiras, senior vice president and general manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 

  • Mark Enzweiler, senior vice president, Global Partners and Alliances

  • Larry Stack, senior vice president and general manager, Commercial Sales, North America

  • Joe Fitzgerald, vice president and general manager, Management 

  • Terri Hall, vice president, Global Partners and Alliances

  • Mike Piech, vice president and general manager, Cloud Storage and Data Services 

  • Fran Wilson, vice president, Global Revenue Marketing

  • Dave Farrell, general manager, Global Strategic Alliances 

  • Burr Sutter, director, Developer Experience

Inspirational customer stories 

Customers from across industries are using open source to modernize infrastructure and applications, and deliver exciting innovations. Attendees will hear captivating accounts from Red Hat customers including:

  • Bharti Airtel: Randeep Sekhon, chief technology officer

  • Bosch: Martin Köhn, vice president, IT-Infrastructure Operations

  • Citi: Shell Adams, global head of Compute 

  • DBS Bank: Jimmy Ng, chief information officer and head of Group Technology & Operations

  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Ireland): Louise McKeever, chief information officer

  • FEMA: Ted Okada, chief technology officer

  • Medifé: Facundo Trillo, chief information officer

  • The Ministry of Health Argentina: Fernando Nuñez, national director, Governance and Integration of Health Systems

  • Swiss Federal Railways: Daniel Gurtner, systems engineer, IT and telecommunications

  • Volkswagen: Michael Denecke, head of Test Technology

Ask the Expert sessions

One of our most popular activities from last year’s event was our Ask the Expert sessions where attendees could engage with Red Hat experts and leadership in real-time. Dozens of Red Hatters will participate in the sessions to share their experiences and answer questions on attendees’ most pressing IT challenges. 

Captivating hosts

This year we’re adding two energizing hosts from Red Hat to serve as your guide through your Red Hat Summit experience. They will be there to help you navigate both days, lend their voices to the discussion, moderate Q&A sessions, and make sure attendees get the most out of their experience. 

  • Angela Andrews, solution architect 

  • Emily Brand, chief architect, Transformation and Adoption

Red Hat Summit 2021 will have more thought-provoking keynotes, informative sessions and enlightening content, you won’t want to miss a moment. Register now!

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