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Red Hat Summit Virtual Experience 2.0
After a successful first run as a virtual event last year, Red Hat Summit Virtual Experience garnered more than 43,712* session views globally in 2021. Spread out over a couple of two-day events in April and June, this year’s Summit was all about offering attendees a way to “open your perspective.”
The two-part event included 177 keynotes, breakouts, demos, and featured sessions, and 76 “Ask the Experts” sessions—all of which are available on demand for one year after their air dates. We also had five special guests—actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Kumail Nanjiani, musicians Ben Folds and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, and philanthropist Mick Ebeling—the Open Source Arcade, the #RHSummit photo maker, the “Code is open” challenge, the Open Neighborhood digital expo hall, and lots of news. And it wouldn’t be Red Hat Summit without a ton of Red Hat swag available from the Cool Stuff Store.
In this special edition of Red Hat Shares, check out highlights from the virtual event, including featured keynotes, the top 10 sessions, our Red Hat Innovation Awards winners, and more.
Red Hat President and CEO Paul Cormier kicked off Red Hat Summit 2021 Virtual Experience with a look at the many ways open source has changed the world around us.
Global crises in 2020 showed companies across industries that they need to adapt to change quickly. Matt Hicks, Red Hat’s Executive Vice President for Products and Technologies, explored how Red Hat customers are using open hybrid cloud technologies to address planned change, unexpected needs, and accelerated growth.
CPUs no longer provide the annual performance gains that enterprise software depends on—and that edge computing needs. Chris Wright, Red Hat's Chief Technology Officer, talked about the latest in hardware accelerator development.
Succeeding in modern, digital markets means cloud-like flexibility and efficient processes are no longer optional. Chris Wright explained how an operate-first strategy can help organizations bridge the gap between operational knowledge and community development.
Paul Cormier and Boston University President Dr. Robert A. Brown discussed their expanded collaboration to advance open hybrid cloud research and education.
Executives from Intel and Verizon joined Paul Cormier to talk about their collaborative partnerships and the advantages of an open and shared ecosystem.
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