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May 10-11, 2022

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Even though our event has come to an end, you can still relive your favorite moments or catch up on what you missed at Red Hat Summit. Take advantage of our accessible and inclusive on-demand content geared toward IT leaders and professionals around the world. With new sessions and tracks, this year’s event provided the tools needed to help define the future of open technology—as well as the flexibility needed to choose the topics most relevant to your business challenges.

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Featured speakers

Red Hat Summit 2022 showcased executives and open source leaders sharing present trends and shaping future directions.

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Paul Cormier

President and Chief Executive Officer, Red Hat

Paul Cormier is President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat. He joined the company in 2001, driving major strategy shifts and expansion of the company’s portfolio of products and services since then.

Cormier helped pioneer a commercial business model for open source software, moving open source innovation from passionate communities to broad adoption, from the datacenter to the cloud. He led efforts to introduce an enterprise subscription model, leading to the development of Red Hat® Enterprise Linux.®

Cormier also led the vision for one open hybrid cloud platform that could span traditional, on-premise hardware to multiple clouds. He has been instrumental in forging strategic partnerships, enabling technologies to work across hybrid enterprise IT environments and multiple clouds.

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Matt Hicks

Executive Vice President, Products and Technologies, Red Hat

Matt Hicks is Executive Vice President of Products and Technologies at Red Hat. In this role, he is responsible for product engineering for much of the company’s portfolio, including Red Hat® OpenShift® and Red Hat Enterprise Linux®. He is one of the founding members of the OpenShift team and has been on the forefront of cloud computing ever since.

Prior to joining Red Hat 14 years ago, Hicks served in various roles spanning computer engineering, IT, and consulting. He has worked with Linux and open source for more than 20 years, and his breadth of experience has helped him solve customer and business problems across all areas of IT.

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Chris Wright

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Red Hat

Chris Wright is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Red Hat. He leads the Office of the CTO, which is responsible for incubating emerging technologies and developing forward-looking perspectives on innovations like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, distributed storage, software-defined networking and network functions virtualization, containers, automation and continuous delivery, and distributed ledgers.

Spending more than 25 years as a software engineer, and more than 15 years as a Linux® developer, Wright has worked in Linux security, virtualization, networking, and telecommunications, as well as high-availability and distributed systems. He is passionate about open source software serving as the foundation for next-generation IT systems.

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Stefanie Chiras

Senior Vice President, Partner Ecosystem Success, Red Hat

Stefanie Chiras is Senior Vice President of Partner Ecosystem Success at Red Hat. She leads global partner ecosystem engagement, including strategic alliances, Global and Regional System Integrators, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and the Certified Cloud and Service Providers (CCSP) Program, independent software vendors (ISV), and the distribution and resale channel. She plays a critical role in articulating the value of Red Hat's product portfolio within the partner ecosystem and defines the strategy for partnering with Red Hat for customer success. Prior to her current role, Chiras was Senior Vice President of the Platforms Business Group and was responsible for defining, building, and executing the company’s cross-platform strategy and the products that support it.

Chiras has extensive experience in both business and technology. Before joining Red Hat in 2018, she served as Vice President of Offering Management at IBM Cognitive Systems, leading worldwide business for the systems and system software portfolios, AIX, IBM i, LINUX, and the cloud stack. She also served as a member of IBM’s Research Division and IBM Systems and Technology Group Development.

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Ashesh Badani

Senior Vice President, Head of Products, Red Hat

Ashesh Badani is Senior Vice President, Head of Products at Red Hat, where he leads the company’s broad hybrid cloud portfolio. This includes product development and go-to-market strategies for Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Virtualization, and Red Hat developer tools.

Previously, Badani was Senior Vice President of Cloud Platforms, where he helped solidify the company as a hybrid cloud and enterprise Kubernetes leader. Under his leadership, Red Hat expanded Red Hat OpenShift from an award-winning Platform-as-a-Service solution to the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, with 1,000+ customers spanning all regions and industries.

Prior to joining Red Hat, Badani served as Director of Product Management and Product Marketing of Integration and Application Platform Products at Sun Microsystems. He has more than 20 years of experience in the technology and finance industries at both established and emerging companies.

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Leigh Day

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Red Hat

Leigh Day is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Red Hat. Throughout her more than 20 years at Red Hat, she has held a variety of positions. Her earliest role was creating an online advertising revenue stream to help supplement business for Red Hat Linux (Red Hat’s original boxed product). She advanced into product management and product marketing for Red Hat Linux and then moved into a pivotal leadership role—building an in-house Marketing Communications and Brand function responsible for simplifying, unifying, and amplifying Red Hat’s unique messaging-voice to deliver noteworthy experiences for Red Hat customers and partners

Leigh started at Red Hat in 1999 as employee number 139, collaborating to make Red Hat a world-class software company built around open source technology. She was an integral part of the Marketing team that launched Red Hat into “the enterprise” with Red Hat Enterprise Linux in 2001, and has led the team responsible for Red Hat’s annual user conference, Red Hat Summit, since its inception in 2005. This gathering of Red Hat customers, partners, developers, and associates has become the industry's premier open source technology conference. Under Leigh’s leadership, Red Hat has launched many successful marketing programs like Command Line Heroes,, Open Source Stories, Co.Lab, and more. She also led the Marketing team for more than 20 acquisitions at Red Hat, helping to expand awareness of the Red Hat portfolio as it grew and evolved.

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Amanda Purnell

Director, Data and Analytics Innovation, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Amanda has been working as Clinical Data Specialist for the Care and Transformational Initiatives Portfolio of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Innovation Ecosystem since October 2020. Prior to that, she was the Senior Innovation Fellow, working on projects to democratize data to serve veterans. Amanda has also held roles as an Innovation Specialist within Innovators Network since October 2016. She loves to empower others, ignite curiosity, and wonder about what’s possible.

Prior to her work in the VHA Innovation Ecosystem, she held leadership roles in implementing programs for prevention, integrative and complementary care, and health behavior change at the VA. She has extensive experience and training in facilitation and advancing learning in adults.

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Raj Wickramasinghe

Lead, Hybrid and Emerging Platforms, Accenture

Rajive Wickramasinghe is the Global Lead for Accenture’s Hybrid Cloud and Emerging Platforms Business Group. He is responsible for overall business group performance, offering development, talent strategy, ecosystem partner engagement, strategic investments, and innovation.

Beyond his practice management responsibilities, Rajive spends much of his time with his clients helping them leverage platform ecosystems to address their business needs, overseeing Accenture programs, and coaching pursuit teams.

Rajive has deep experience in complex business solution design and large-scale program delivery. He manages key stakeholder relationships and is an active member on governing boards at Accenture’s critical engagements.

Award winners

Red Hat Summit 2022 gave us the opportunity to recognize individuals and companies who are changing the future of enterprise technology.

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Red Hat Innovation Awards

Our customers transform businesses and communities. Congratulations to this year's Red Hat Innovator of the Year, Innovation Awards winners, and honorable mentions.

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Red Hat Certified Professional

Since 2006, Red Hat has recognized those who demonstrate ingenuity, expert knowledge, and a focus on open source innovation. Meet this year's Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year.

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