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Telco Partner Day at Red Hat Summit

Connect with executives from Red Hat’s open ecosystem and learn how collaboration today can transform the industry tomorrow

Open source powers the open, standards-based frameworks that are the foundation for modern network infrastructure.  With this major shift in the telecommunications industry, it will take a robust, aligned ecosystem of strategic technology partners to deliver against customers’ growing demands.

The inaugural Red Hat® Telco Partner Day, held in conjunction with Red Hat Summit, offers a full-day agenda for strategic partner executives. You’ll learn how you can accelerate customer success and increase customer satisfaction by collaborating with Red Hat and our open ecosystem.

You will hear from industry thought leaders and customers as they share their perspectives on how open source is creating the next wave of telco innovations. In addition, Red Hat’s senior leadership team will offer ways for partners to engage in a more significant way.


  • Connect with ecosystem executives creating transformation around the world.
  • Learn how open source accelerates innovation in key areas, including security, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), containers, and network functions virtualization (NFV).
  • Engage more intentionally with Red Hat, and take advantage of our telco partner program.

Event Location: 
InterContinental San Francisco
888 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

At this event, you’ll hear from Red Hat executives, industry luminaries, and customers. We’ll share the rest of the speaker lineup soon. Check back for updates.

AvatarChris Wright, Vice president and chief technology officer, Red Hat.
imageChris Burke, Former Vodafone Ltd CTO, Investing, Advisory, Non-Executive Director
imageDarrell Jordan-Smith, ‎Vice President, Worldwide Telecom Service Provider Sales, ‎Red Hat
imageMarco Bill-Peter, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience and Engagement, Red Hat 
imageRadhesh Balakrishnan, General Manager, OpenStack, Red Hat
imageTerri Hall, Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances, Red Hat
imageMark Wohlfarth, Global Network Ecosystem Sales, Red Hat 

Monday, May 7

Registration and breakfast
 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Red Hat General Session
 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Industry and customer insights
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Networking lunch
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Building the network of the future
 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Technology of the future
 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Closing remarks
 4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Networking reception
 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

RSVP today, and learn how open source technologies are creating the next wave of telco innovations.