Every year, the main stage at Red Hat Summit overflows with inspirational, educational and actionable content, industry-shaping news, and innovative practices from our customers and partners. From hybrid cloud, containers and cloud-native app platforms to management, automation and more, speakers from around the world, across industries, sectors join us to share how they're using open tools to build better solutions—for themselves and their customers. 

And beyond the exciting keynotes, Red Hat Summit is known for bringing enthusiasm and entertainment to the agenda as well. Today we're announcing the next round of keynote speakers to appear in Boston, May 10-11 and some of the fun we have planned for you along the way. 

Red Hatters

In addition to the exciting customers and partners who will be joining us, these Red Hat executives and experts will also take the main stage to offer insights and host engaging demos: 

  • Leigh Day, senior vice president and chief marketing officer

  • Ashesh Badani, senior vice president, Products 

  • Mike McGrath, vice president, Linux Engineering

  • Erin Boyd, director, Emerging Technologies

  • Tony Campbell, director, Software Engineering

Customers and partners

  • Accenture: Raj Wickramasinghe, lead, Hybrid and Emerging Platforms

  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Amanda Purnell, director, Data and Analytics Innovation

Special guests

Bozoma Saint John

You may know her as the former global chief marketing officer (CMO) at Netflix but Saint John is so much more. Named the #1 Most Influential CMO of 2021 by Forbes, she has been recognized for her impact shaping brands and culture. Join her for a lively Q&A session hosted by Day. She’ll share experiences from her personal and professional life, chat about what the future holds for businesses, and give insight into the influential world of marketing.

A little something extra

The real Red Hat Summit experience without exploring the vast array of opportunities to learn, collaborate, and engage in our various virtual activities. Whether you're seeking knowledge through our many sessions, looking for inspiration through our podcasts, or searching for fun with our open source arcade games, there’s a whole slate of activities to choose from.

A/V Club

Want a closer look at Red Hat culture? Tune in to podcasts about open source to learn the reason behind our code and hear real stories from customers, partners and community members.

Fun & games

Experiment with our photo maker, visit the arcade to play open source games or check your progress on the virtual leaderboard.


Everybody loves swag! When you register for Red Hat Summit, you can start earning points by attending different sessions and activities. Reach 500 points and you’ll be entered into our drawing for a chance to win a prize!

Virtual networking

Share your thoughts with attendees the day of the event through our Open Conversations virtual discussion board. You can find just about any topic that you care about and exchange ideas with other open source enthusiasts.

#RHSummit on social media

One of the best ways to keep up to date with all things Red Hat Summit is by using #RHSummit on your favorite social media channels. Join the conversation  or just follow along to see what's happening throughout the event. Don’t forget to share your experience with others by using the #RHSummit photomaker and posting your picture to your social media page.

If you needed any extra motivation to register for Red Hat Summit 2022, this should be it! Our session catalog is now available so you can start planning your experience.

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