Explore what's next by hearing from industry pioneers

Red Hat® Summit 2022 represents an opportunity to share experiences and impact as we plot the future of open technology.

Hear from the open source community

Open source is playing a central role in a number of exciting projects in health and healthcare, including a movement to revolutionize and spur faster development of diabetes technologies. Learn how you can make a difference in the world by bringing the best of open source to your projects.

Dana Lewis

Dana Lewis

As founder of the open source artificial pancreas movement (OpenAPS), Dana Lewis is helping to bring safe and effective artificial pancreas technology to people with diabetes around the world. She has gone from building a DIY artificial pancreas to authoring books geared toward increasing understanding of automated insulin delivery systems for both adults and children. She is currently researching diabetes-related data science and open source automated insulin delivery systems projects.

Keynote & demo speakers

Discover new perspectives on the current and future technology landscape with insights from open source leaders.

Customers & partners

Learn how Red Hat customers and partners are using open source to address business challenges.

Ask the Experts

For all your questions about products, use cases, and other topics, our experts were on hand for live sessions to answer queries from attendees.

Close icon

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.

Close icon

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.

Close icon

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.

Close icon

Stefanie Chiras

Senior Vice President, Partner Ecosystem Success, Red Hat

Stefanie Chiras is the Senior Vice President of Partner Ecosystem Success at Red Hat, leading global partner ecosystem engagement. She plays a critical role in increasing the understanding of our product portfolio within the ecosystem and defining the strategy for partnering with Red Hat for customer success.

Prior to joining Red Hat in 2018, Chiras served as Vice President of Offering Management at IBM Cognitive Systems. As part of the Cognitive Systems brand team, she led the worldwide business for the systems and software portfolios, AIX, IBM i, Linux, and the cloud stack. She has extensive experience in both business and technology, including technical roles that range from silicon technology to system architecture.

Close icon

Burr Sutter

Director, Developer Experience, Red Hat

A lifelong developer advocate, community organizer, and technology advocate, Burr Sutter is a featured speaker at technology events around the globe—from Bangalore to Brussels and Berlin to Beijing (and most parts in between)—he is currently Red Hat’s Director of Developer Experience.

A Java Champion since 2005 and former President of the Atlanta Java User Group, Burr founded the DevNexus conference—now the largest Java™ event in the U.S.—with the aim of making access to the world’s leading developers affordable to the developer community. When not speaking at events, Burr is also the passionate creator and orchestrator of highly interactive live demo keynotes at Red Hat Summit, the company’s premier annual event.

Close icon

Dana Lewis

Founder, OpenAPS

After building her own DIY “artificial pancreas,” Dana Lewis helped found the open source artificial pancreas movement (known as “OpenAPS”), making safe and effective artificial pancreas technology available (sooner) for people with diabetes around the world.

She authored the book, "Automated Insulin Delivery: How artificial pancreas “closed loop” systems can aid you in living with diabetes," to help more people understand automated insulin delivery systems, in addition to a series of children's books such as "Understanding Automated Insulin Delivery: A basic book for kids, family, and friends of people living with diabetes." She is currently researching numerous diabetes-related data science and open source automated insulin delivery system projects.

Close icon

Andrew Cathrow

Senior Director, Product Management, Red Hat

Andrew Cathrow, Senior Director of Product Management, is responsible for Red Hat's Managed OpenShift Services portfolio, working with the industry's leading cloud providers to give customers the ability to run Red Hat OpenShift anywhere.

Close icon

Shabnoor Shah

Principal Open Leadership Global Lead & Executive Coach, Red Hat

As an I/O psychology scholar-practitioner, ICF credentialed coach, facilitator, and success-partner, Shabnoor Shah focuses on management and leadership development, developing and sustaining an open organization culture, and facilitating change to influence positive long-term impact on results and relationships.

At Red Hat, I do what I'm most passionate about—open ways of working and leading through open leadership and open culture. My mission is to support individuals, teams, and organizations' success in achieving relevant outcomes by developing the appropriate mindset, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors to navigate and operate optimally at all levels. I enjoy studying human behavior and mindsets, psychology, and neuroscience.

Close icon

Tushar Katarki

Director, Red Hat OpenShift Product Management, Red Hat

Tushar Katarki is a senior technology professional with experience in cloud architecture, product management, and engineering. He is currently Director, Product Management for the code OpenShift platform. Prior to the current role, Tushar was a product manager and a developer at Red Hat, Oracle (Sun Microsystems), Polycom, Sycamore Networks, and Percona.

Close icon

Stephanos Bacon

Senior Director, Cloud Application Services, Red Hat

Stephanos has led the delivery cloud application services at Red Hat for the past several years, including Red Hat OpenShift API Management, Red Hat OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka, Red Hat OpenShift Service Registry, as well as other services that are currently in development.

In addition, Stephanos is currently leading product management for our self-managed application services products. Prior to joining Red Hat, Stephanos led the engineering function for a number of startups and public companies, ranging from databases, to data integration and middleware.

Close icon

Frank Zdarsky

Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Frank Zdarsky is Senior Principal Software Engineer in Red Hat’s Office of the CTO responsible for edge computing. He is also a member of Red Hat’s Edge Computing Leadership team. Frank’s team of seasoned engineers is developing advanced edge computing technologies, working closely with Red Hat’s product engineering and field teams as well as contributing to related open source community projects.

Prior to this position, Frank was leading telco/NFV technology strategy and built a forward-deployed engineering team working with Red Hat’s most strategic partners and customers for OpenStack and Kubernetes for telco/NFV use cases. He has also been an active contributor to open source projects such as OpenShift, OpenStack, OpenAirInterface, ONAP, and Akraino.

Close icon

Alex Dworjan

Ansible Sales Solution Specialist, Red Hat

Alex Dworjan is a Red Hat Ansible Solutions Specialist with a deep technical understanding of this solution. Prior to Red Hat, Alex served in the U.S. Navy as a commissioned officer, in technical operations and teaching roles.

Close icon

Dave Sirrine

Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

Dave Sirrine is a Principal Account Solution Architect with Red Hat. Dave is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in IT. At Red Hat, he is responsible for managing the technical relationship across various industries in the northeast covering the breadth and depth of the Red Hat solution portfolio, but specializes in security-related topics running the Red Hat internal global security community of practice.

Close icon

Mike Thomas

Architect, Red Hat

Mike Thomas is an Architect in the North American Public Sector organization at Red Hat, where he focuses on OpenShift infrastructure delivery at scale, along with automation transformation. He has a long and varied career in IT that dates back to paper tape and punched cards. His career spans 20 years in the US Air Force, along with working for companies like Standard Register, Fernauld Nuclear Plant, Xerox Consulting, Computer Sciences Corporation, HP, HPES, DXC, and Perspecta.

Close icon

Willam Todd Wardzinski

Architect, Red Hat

Willam Todd Wardzinski joined Red Hat in 2013 and has a command of Red Hat's interest in OpenShift and Kubernetes from both the infrastructure and application development perspective.

Close icon

Steven Huels

Senior Director, Cloud Services, Red Hat

Steven Huels has more than 20 years of experience with data management and analytic platforms as a consultant, developer, product owner, engineering manager, and business unit owner. He is the Senior Director for Red Hat's Cloud Services business focusing on Red Hat's artificial intelligence strategy, ecosystem partners, and customer implementations. As one of the founders of the Open Data Hub project, a reference architecture for building a data science platform on Red Hat OpenShift, Steven enjoys speaking with customers who are exploring how to build out their artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) platforms.

Close icon

Joe Fernandes

Vice President & General Manager, Hybrid Platforms, Red Hat

Joe Fernandes is the VP and GM of Hybrid Platforms at Red Hat, where he leads product management, product marketing, and partner & community ecosystem for Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Virtualization, Red Hat Storage, and Red Hat Runtimes. Joe has spent 11 years at Red Hat, where he started out as the Product Manager leading the Red Hat OpenShift 1.0 launch, before building out the Red Hat OpenShift Project Manager team and then taking on additional products and teams.

Prior to Red Hat, Joe was Director of Product Management at Oracle and also led Product Management and Marketing at Empirix, a Massachusetts-based startup acquired by Oracle.

Close icon

Gunnar Hellekson

Vice President and General Manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat

Gunnar Hellekson is Vice President and General Manager for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Before that, he was Chief Strategist for Red Hat’s US Public Sector group. Gunnar is a founder of Open Source for America, one of Federal Computer Week’s Fed 100 for 2010, and was voted one of the FedScoop 50 for industry leadership. He is a founder of the Military Open Source working group, as well as a member of the SIIA Software Division Board, the Board of Directors for the Public Sector Innovation Group, the Open Technology Fund Advisory Council, and the CivicCommons Board of Advisors.

Close icon

Vincent Danen

Vice President, Product Security, Red Hat

Vincent is the Vice President of Red Hat Product Security, with interest and experience in computer security, vulnerability response, operating system design, security, and development. He has been working in the security field, specifically around Linux and operating system security, for more than 20 years.

Currently, his focus is more on growing talented leaders and leadership skills and protecting customers and communities from existing and emerging digital security threats. Vincent believes in open source principles, such as meritocracy, transparency, and collaboration, and uses them daily to achieve these goals along with core personal principles such as integrity, honesty, and trust.

Close icon

Kimla Lee

Process and Compliance Manager, Red Hat

Kimla Lee is a Process and Compliance Manager in Enterprise Data and Analytics in Red Hat's IT organization. She's been at Red Hat for 8 years and in IT for more than 20 years as a software developer, business analyst, and now IT manager. Kimla is one of the leads for a Red Hat Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion group called Blacks United In Leadership & Diversity (B.U.I.L.D.).

Kimla is reasonably open-minded but challenges the norm. Her proficiency in team-building, leadership, and communication have all been put to use serving the mission of B.U.I.L.D. Her specialized skills are strategic thinking, process analysis, data analysis, data integration, and data-informed decision-making. Throughout her experience in the IT industry, Kimla has always been passionate about sharing her knowledge and resources to empower people to reach their potential and achieve their goals.

Close icon

Francis Chow

Vice President & General Manager, In-Vehicle OS and Edge, Red Hat

Francis joined Red Hat in mid-2021 to lead the in-vehicle operating system organization and has recently expanded his role to the overall edge business. Previously, he spent 5 years at VMware and was Vice President, Operations, Business Development, and Strategy of the Telco and Edge Cloud orgainzation. Prior to VMware, Francis spent about 20 years in the semiconductor industry in leadership roles spanning engineering, corporate development, marketing, and sales, and was a VP/GM for a $1B P&L before venturing into the software world.

Close icon

Scott England-Sullivan

North America Practice Lead for Edge and Data Sciences, Red Hat

Scott serves as the Chief of Edge Technology for Red Hat North America where he leads the edge go-to-market, enablement, and solution strategies for the customer-facing field. He is a lifelong contributor/committer, consumer, and strategic advisor for open source technologies and his work can be found throughout mission-critical technology systems in both the public and private sectors.

Close icon

Ignacio Riesgo

Senior Director Developer Marketing & Strategy, Red Hat

Ignacio Riesgo is Senior Director of Developer Marketing & Strategy, Worldwide, at Red Hat. He has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, spending 15 years at AWS, Microsoft, and Nokia before joining Red Hat.

Close icon

Jen Kelchner

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Interchange

Jen Kelchner has created pioneering transformative schemas weaving cognitive psychology, practical experience, and diverse theories into an applied language of change for optimized and sustainable transformation. Her work in the field of open approaches has led to the development of open principle definitions, operational maturity models, concept and community architecture of The Open Organization and The Open Organization TV, authorship of five books, and the Open Organization Ambassador Emeritus title.

Beginning in 2006, Jen’s research began into collaborative practices, team connection, and cognitive behavior change, which would become her work on the language of change, open behaviors, and the positive contribution value resulting in assessments like The Open Behavior Index and tools that provide insights into how people contribute to creating a balanced collaborative environment. She drives change conversations with high-level leaders, balancing contrasting and unusual influences together and connecting the nucleus of ideas to create wide roads for growth.

Her gift to see the unseen and create bridges into the future allows her to assist others in navigating the uncharted and uncertain waters in a rapidly changing world. Through her work with Interchange as a concept, collaboration, and change partner, Jen partners with leaders in the private and public sectors around the world on shaping human-centric futures today with clear action and meaningful impacts.

Close icon

Jeff Dubé

Engagement Specialist, Red Hat

Jeff co-manages North America’s Red Hat Academy, where he works with high schools, community colleges, and college/university partners to implement Red Hat's training curriculum into their own curriculums. He serves as the main point of contact for new schools to help provide the resources that they need to be successful. Additionally, he assists a number of Red Hat Academy students with the transition from college to the workforce.

Close icon

Briana Foxx

North America Early Talent Program Manager , Red Hat

Briana Foxx is the North America Early Talent Program Manager at Red Hat, where she has the opportunity to create a program that helps students identify, develop and ultimately launch their careers. She has the privilege of leading the largest population of interns at Red Hat, and ensuring they are offered experiences that progress them professionally and make them competitive.

Close icon

Andreas Bergqvist

Got-to-Market Specialist, Emerging Tech, Red Hat

Andreas is a Go-to-Market Specialist in the EMEA Emerging Tech organization focused on data science Platforms-as-a-Service. Over the last 23 years, he has worked with everything related to the life cycle of data and brings extensive experience from the data storage perspective.

Close icon

Mandi Buswell

Principal Solutions Architect, Red Hat

Mandi is a subject matter expert with Red Hat on all things containers and application development. With over 24 years of software development experience across telecommunications, media, finance and international consulting. Having spent many years with proprietary software, she is now working with open source technology at the innovative edge of enterprise software like containers, serverless, and cloud native technology. Her current favourite talking points are OpenShift, 'the edge' and the 'AND' pattern.

Close icon

Tomas Dosek

Principal Product Manager, Red Hat

Tomas is a Product Manager for Red Hat Insights for Red Hat OpenShift and Connected Customer Experience. An open source enthusiast and a long-term Red Hatter, Tomas is involved in many products and technologies, ranging from private virtualization all the way to public cloud compouting.

Close icon

Markus Eisele

Developer Strategist EMEA, Red Hat

Markus leads the developer strategy for Red Hat in EMEA as part of the Go-to-Market team. He's a Java Champion, former Java EE Expert Group member, founder of JavaLand, reputed speaker at Java conferences worldwide, and a well-known figure in the enterprise Java world.

Close icon

Steve Ellis

APAC Principal Portfolio Architect, Red Hat

Steve is is an open source technology advocate in the APAC Office of Technology team at Red Hat, where he helps customers across APAC understand some of the latest open source tools and technologies, with a focus on Kubernetes and containers. With more than 25 years of experience, he first worked as a developer, then transitioned to an infrastructure and operations architect across a broad range of UNIX and Linux technologies. For most of that period he’s used open source technologies to solve business problems.

Close icon

Chris Jenkins

Chief Technologist, Infrastructure Platform and Security, EMEA, Red Hat

As the EMEA Chief Technologist for Infrastructure & Platform security, Chris provides guidance and conducts sessions with customers and partners covering security, risk, and compliance methodologies. He also leads the creation of architectures and automated deployment blueprints for Red Hat’s infrastructure platforms across on-premise, private, public, and hybrid cloud computing with a security and compliance focus. His security knowledge spans many Red Hat products including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, and Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security

Close icon

Jitender Kohli

Associate Principal Specialist Architect, Red Hat

Jitender Kohli is a Red Hat Associate Principal Specialist Architect who is a seasoned professional with deep experience in leading complex telco cloud architectures and strategies. He is responsible for engaging with some of the largest telecom customers in India and Southeast Asia to drive the emerging technology initiatives and adoptions including NFV, Virtual RAN, edge computing, network automation, containerization, and open hybrid cloud technologies to help organizations solve business problems and navigate digital transformation in an open source way.

Close icon

Herve Lemaitre

Business Developer, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, EMEA, Red Hat

Hervé Lemaitreis is a Technical Director and Field Chief Technologist in charge of business development for Red Hat Linux platforms in EMEA. He has worked in open source for more than 18 years, and since joining Red hat in 2006, he has helped Red Hat grow and foster enterprise open source adoption within corporations.

Close icon

Mark Longwell

Director, Telco Alliances, Hybrid Platforms, Red Hat

At Red Hat, Mark uses his extensive Linux partnering experience to work with Red Hat's Global OpenStack and OpenShift Telco Partners on various go-to-market activities, CNF, and VNF certifications on Red Hat technologies, and technical/sales enablement activities.

Close icon

Ahilan Ponnusamy

Go-to-Market Specialist, Red Hat

Ahilan is a Go-to-Market Specialist for Application Platforms in APAC, with more than 22 years of global work experience in middleware and cloud-native technologies across Europe, the U.S., and APAC. In his current role, Ahilan supports Sales and Architecture teams to deliver Red Hat open hybrid cloud solutions for our customers.

Close icon

Andreas Spanner

Chief Architect, Red Hat

Andreas is leading the cloud strategy & transformation areas for Red Hat across Australia & New Zealand. His hands-on experience in startups, as well as large-scale enterprise transformation programs, has given Andreas a solid understanding of business drivers and value creation. Andreas has worked on a wide range of initiatives across different industries in Europe, North America, and APAC including full-scale ERP migrations, HR, finance and accounting, manufacturing, supply chain logistics transformations, and scalable core banking strategies to support regional business growth strategies.

Since joining Red Hat in 2015, Andreas has focused on helping Red Hat customers build the necessary capabilities and make the best-fit technology, methodology, and architecture choices to be a successful digital competitor.

Close icon

Michael Tadault

Chief Technologist Telco, APAC, Red Hat

Michael Tadault is Chief Technologist Telco, APAC, at Red Hat. He helps telco service providers become more agile, innovative, and efficient by adopting technologies like cloud-native development, containers, virtualization, and open hybrid cloud computing, as well as changing their processes and culture to make the best use of these technologies.

Before joining Red Hat Michael spent more than 20 years in the telco industry holding key positions in project management, product management, system integration, presales, and solution architecture across numerous technical domains like fixed/mobile access, transport, core, and OSS/BSS. While working for Alcatel-Lucent he joined the internal startup that pioneered the telco cloud, which eventually became known as Network Function Virtualization (NFV). He contributed to the adoption of telco cloud by several leading service providers. Also prior to Red Hat, Michael worked for Netcracker, a leading OSS/BSS provider, where he focused on NFV, end-to-end orchestration, and digital transformation.

Close icon

Radek Vokal

Senior Manager, Product Management, Red Hat

Radek is the Lead Product Manager for Red Hat Insights for Red Hat OpenShift and Connected Customer Experience. Radek has worked for Red Hat for 18 years in various roles, including Engineering Lead and Manager for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift.

Close icon

Francis Werquin

Go-to-Market Specialist, EMEA Cloud Services, Red Hat

Francis is a Go-to-Market Specialist in the EMEA Cloud Services organization and has 25 years of experience in technology and working with customers to make business sense out of technology. He has experience in various sales and management roles ranging from infrastructure, to software and services, to account management—both at the country and global level.

Close icon

Jan Zeleny

Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Jan is a Senior Manager of Software Engineering at Red Hat and is passionate about the technical work as much as the people and about leading the team. He believes that well-working teams can do greater things than any individual, and he likes building strong teams that have drive and passion for what they do.

Close icon

Steve Speicher

Director, Developer Tools Product Management, Red Hat

Steve Speicher is Director of Product Management, Developer Tooling focusing on OpenShift, Kubernetes, containers, and languages/framework tooling at Red Hat. Steve has helped lead the developer experience with OpenShift & Kubernetes since Kubernetes 0.13. Steve previously worked at IBM with a focus on developer productivity tools and integrations. Steve is a regular conference presenter, runs a local Kubernetes meetup, regular blogger, and publishes supportive videos. He has been recognized for his contributions to the Kubernetes community by being appointed a CNCF Ambassador.

Close icon

Alessandro Rossi

Specialist Solution Architect, EMEA, Red Hat

Alessandro Rossi is a Specialist Solution Architect in the EMEA Portfolio SSA team, covering the Red Hat solution portfolio with a focus on the application platform topic. Allessandro joined Red Hat in 2021, but he's been working in the Linux and open source ecosystem since 2012. He's done instructing and consulting for Red Hat and delivered training on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Ansible Automation, and Red Hat OpenShift, and has supported companies during product implementation.

Close icon

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.

Close icon

Erin Boyd

Director of Emerging Technologies, Distinguished Engineer, OCTO, Red Hat

Erin Boyd is a Distinguished Engineer and Director of Emerging Technologies in the Office of the CTO at Red Hat. Erin is a Kubernetes contributor and an Apache Ambari committer. Erin's main focus is centered around how to enable services in a hybrid, multicloud environment. Prior to Red Hat, she worked at both Apple and IBM.

Close icon

Tony Campbell

Director of Software Engineering, Global Ecosystem Engineering, Red Hat

Tony is currently the Director of Engineering in Red Hat’s Ecosystem Engineering organization. He leads a team of engineers focused on working with ecosystem partners to integrate their technology with Red Hat products. Prior to joining the Ecosystem Engineering organization, Tony and his team were members of the Red Hat Service Delivery/SRE organization focused on managed services.

Tony joined Red Hat through the acquisition of CoreOS where he was responsible for Educational Services and Field Engineering. Prior to CoreOS, Tony worked at Rackspace for 14 years and held multiple roles including Director of Engineering for MyRackspace.com, Product Line Leader for Rackspace’s Customer Portals, Director of Engineering for Mosso (Rackspace Cloud), and Director of Training and Certification for OpenStack.

Close icon

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, redhat.com, 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.

Close icon

Mike McGrath

Vice President, Linux Engineering, Red Hat

Mike McGrath leads the Global Engineering team that produces Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CoreOS, Red Hat In-Vehicle Operating System, Red Hat Edge, and Red Hat Satellite, as well as community projects like Fedora and CentOS. Prior to Linux Engineering, Mike was a founding member of Red Hat OpenShift and served as lead architect. He has more than a decade of experience running Linux workloads at scale and enjoys discussing both practical and academic problems related to modern operations.

Close icon

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.

Close icon

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.

Close icon

Mike Barrett

Senior Director, Product Management, CPBU, Red Hat

Mike joined Red Hat in 2013 and specializes in accelerating application platforms through the use of operating systems and hardware technologies. He was brought on to take Red Hat OpenShift on-premise and currently runs the product management team in charge of Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, hardware virtualization, serverless, GitOps, pipelines, service mesh, storage, multicluster management, cloud-native security, and networking. Mike has overseen all Red Hat OpenShift product releases since 2013 and has been integral to most customer activities related to the enterprise adoption of the platform. Mike has more than 20 years of experience in datacenter architecture. He previously worked in both services and product management roles at Sun Microsystems and Oracle.

Close icon

Justin Boitano

Vice President, Enterprise and Edge Computing, NVIDIA

Justin leads the scale-out enterprise accelerated data center business at NVIDIA. Previously, he was Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Frame, a multicloud application delivery service (acquired by Nutanix) and was General Manager of NVIDIA's enterprise virtualization and cloud business. Justin draws on his more than 19 years of business leadership to identify high-value opportunities to help enterprises unlock previously unrealized productivity gains with NVIDIA accelerated computing from artificial intelligence (AI) to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

Close icon

Arun Gupta

Vice President and General Manager, Open Ecosystem, Intel Corporation

Arun Gupta is Vice President and General Manager of Open Ecosystem Initiatives at Intel Corporation. He has been an open source strategist, advocate, and practitioner for nearly two decades. He has taken companies such as Apple, Amazon, and Sun Microsystems through systemic changes to embrace open source principles, contribute, and collaborate effectively.

As an elected chair of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Governing Board, Arun works with CNCF leadership and member companies to grow cloud-native ecosystem. He has delivered technical talks in 45+ countries, authored multiple books, and is a Docker Captain, Java Champion, and Java User Group leader. He also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the U.S. and continues to promote technology education among children.

Arun holds two patents on using XML and XSL for an efficient generation of test reports