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Red Hat® Summit 2021 is expanding to fit your open source journey by featuring an all-new flexible approach. Designed to be more accessible than ever before, these events will provide a mix of innovation, collaboration, and learning opportunities.

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Virtual Experience

April 27-28, 2021

Relive April's event for key announcements, answers to technology questions, and updates on how open source is innovating the future of the enterprise.

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Virtual Experience

June 15-16, 2021

Gain insights from breakout sessions and technical content geared toward the topics most relevant to your career. You can also interact live with Red Hat professionals.

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October–November 2021

Cap your experience by exploring labs, demos, training offerings, and networking opportunities at in-person events that will be held in several cities.

Meet this year’s special guests

Helping you find the inspiration to do what you want to do, wherever you are, is a key element of Red Hat Summit. To that end, musical guest Ben Folds and guest speakers Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Mick Ebeling will lend their voices to the virtual experience, with conversations and Q&A guided by our emcee, Red Hat solutions architect Angela Andrews.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

An award-winning actor, director, and screenwriter, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s career in film spans three decades, with standout performances in television (“3rd Rock from the Sun”), arthouse (“Mysterious Skin,” “Brick”), and multiplex (“Inception,” “500 Days of Summer,” “Snowden”) releases. He is also the founder and acting CEO of the online creative platform, HITRECORD.

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Ben Folds

Ben Folds

Widely regarded as a major music influencer, Ben Folds has created pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo releases, and a number of collaborative records. He uses his passion for curiosity, storytelling, and creativity as an actor, photographer, and author, releasing a New York Times best-selling book in 2019 titled “A Dream About Lightning Bugs.”

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Mick Ebeling

Mick Ebeling

A recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award, Mick Ebeling has been named one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders by Fortune magazine and one of the world’s most influential creative people as part of AdAge’s Creativity 50. He is currently using his experience and background as a producer and filmmaker in his role as founder and CEO of Not Impossible, a social innovation lab and production company.

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Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani

An Oscar-nominated writer and critically acclaimed actor and comedian, Kumail Nanjiani has starred in movies (“The Lovebirds” and “The Big Sick”) and television (the Emmy Award-winning “Silicon Valley” and “Little America”). He and his wife, Emily V. Gordon, have also created the podcast “Staying in with Emily and Kumail,” with all proceeds donated to charities that help those affected by COVID-19.

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Featured speakers

Red Hat Summit 2021 Virtual Experience will showcase executives, open source leaders, and some of our innovative customers sharing present trends and shaping future directions. Stay tuned for more speaker announcements as we approach our event kickoff.

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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.

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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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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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Paul Cormier

Chief Executive Officer, Red Hat, 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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Facundo Trillo Quiroga

CIO, Medifé

Facundo Trillo Quiroga is the CIO of Medife and is responsible for Technology. Trillo has international experience across Latin America, Europe and the US in telecommunications, information, and healthcare businesses. He has developed his career in large organizations such as Thomson Reuters as CTO for Latin America and the Telefónica Group, where he also held various Global and Regional executive positions.

With more than 20 years of experience engaging and partnering with stakeholders through major change initiatives in the implementation, design, and development of software, he now leads IT transformation at Medifé.

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Stefanie Chiras

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

Stefanie Chiras is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® organization at Red Hat. She is responsible for the definition, execution, and delivery of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux product line on a global scale.

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 portfolio, AIX, IBM i, LINUX, the system software portfolio, and the cloud stack. She has extensive experience in both business and technology, including technical roles that range from silicon technology to system architecture.

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Ashesh Badani

Senior Vice President, Cloud Platforms, Red Hat

Ashesh Badani is Senior Vice President of Cloud Platforms and is responsible for leading Red Hat’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. Under his leadership, Red Hat expanded OpenShift from an award-winning Platform-as-a-Service solution to the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, with more than 1,000 customers spanning all regions and industries.

Previously, 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 industry in established and emerging companies.

The OpenStack word mark and the Square O Design, together or apart, are trademarks or registered trademarks of OpenStack Foundation in the United States and other countries, and are used with the OpenStack Foundation’s permission.

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Joe Fitzgerald

Vice President and General Manager, Management , Red Hat

Joe Fitzgerald is Vice President and General Manager of the Management organization and responsible for management products and strategy at Red Hat. Fitzgerald has more than 30 years of experience in engineering, operations, systems, and cloud management. Prior to joining Red Hat he was CEO and co-founder of ManageIQ, CTO and Distinguished Technologist at HP, and CTO and co-founder of Novadigm. Fitzgerald has numerous patents across cloud and systems management in virtualization, security, compliance, configuration management, OS installation, and software distribution.

Our hosts

To help our speakers open their perspectives, our emcees will facilitate conversations, moderate Q&A opportunities, and guide sessions and activities at this year’s Red Hat Summit.

Angela Andrews

Angela Andrews

As emcee, Angela Andrews will introduce and help conduct interactions with this year’s special guests. Currently a solution architect at Red Hat, she has also used her passion for teaching as a systems administrator in higher education, as the host of an online meetup teaching Python, and as a part-time teaching assistant for a cybersecurity bootcamp.

Emily Brand

Emily Brand

By introducing presentations and leading Q&A segments, Emily Brand will serve as our emcee for keynote sessions. As Chief Architect of Transformation and Adoption at Red Hat, she relies on extensive experience in automation, containers, and application services to help clients in a number of industries modernize culture and improve business processes.

Award-winning attendees

Red Hat Summit 2021 Virtual Experience gives us the opportunity to recognize companies that lead by example.

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Congratulations to Medifé, the 2021 Red Hat Innovator of the Year.

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