Media Alert: North Carolina Technology Association's Thought Leaders Series to Feature Keynote Presentation by Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst


Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that president and CEO Jim Whitehurst will deliver the keynote presentation at the North Carolina Technology Association's (NCTA) Thought Leaders series.

Whitehurst's session – The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance – will be based on his recent book of the same name, and focus on how senior leaders can reinvent their companies to compete and succeed in today's fast-moving economy. He will touch on key themes that businesses and executives are facing everyday, including the need to build a creative, energized culture based on transparency, employee engagement, and a commitment to innovation.

Whitehurst's book dives into each of these topics by illustrating how businesses can apply an open source development model to their management practices. Doing so can help them create more open, flexible, agile – and, ultimately, successful – organizations. The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance is now available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers.

Whitehurst will be speaking August 27, 2015, from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. ET, at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. Visit the NCTA website for more information.


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