Red Hat Summit is right around the corner, with live events on Tuesday, May 10, and Wednesday, May 11.

Of course, if you haven’t yet, you can get started by registering for the event now, and then keep reading for tips on how to make the most of this two-day virtual experience.

Meet this year’s special guest

Bringing transformative thinking and innovative ideas to a variety of roles, Bozoma Saint John has been named Forbes’ #1 Most Influential Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Executive of the Year by Billboard Magazine, and the “coolest person to ever go on stage at an Apple event” by BuzzFeed. The former CMO at Netflix and Endeavor, she was featured among Fortune Magazine’s “Disruptors, Innovators & Stars 40 Under 40” and Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People,” among other honors.

Mark you calendars for our featured speakers

We have a number of featured speakers participating in this year’s Red Hat Summit, including in keynote presentations each day.

On May 10, Red Hat President and CEO Paul Cormier will explore the concept of “the new normal” in enterprise IT and how CIOs can establish an innovative, more flexible future for their organization with open source technologies.

In that same session, Red Hat Executive Vice President of Products and Technologies Matt Hicks will discuss how organizations can use this new normal to connect their geniuses and turn raw potential into their own innovation engine.

On May 11, Red Hat CTO Chris Wright will present his technological vision for modern enterprises, and ask attendees to reimagine what they believe is possible at their organizations so that they can build the future they want.

Wright will do this by sharing his vision of a distributed system that blends the physical and virtual worlds, and creates richer insights so that enterprises can be smarter, sustainable, and more secure. Alongside Red Hat SVP Stefanie Chiras, Wright will describe Red Hat's collaborative efforts in open source communities and with its partners. You'll learn how those efforts find their way into the real-world IT environments of Red Hat's customers.

Check out our nine content tracks

This year’s Red Hat Summit sessions have been organized into nine tracks, including:

  • Automation

  • Cloud services

  • Culture & people

  • Developers

  • Digital transformation

  • Edge

  • Emerging technologies

  • Platforms

  • Security

If you go to the session catalog and click on the “Track” link in the sidebar, you’ll be able to filter all the available sessions by whichever tracks you’re most interested in.

When you’re registered and logged in, you can even add live sessions to your agenda right from the catalog, or “favorite” on-demand sessions you’re interested in.

Take part in Ask the Experts sessions

This year, we have a wide range of live Ask the Experts sessions, covering topics including:

  • Automation

  • Red Hat OpenShift

  • Extending open hybrid cloud to the edge of the network

  • Cloud services

  • Containerized 5G core deployments

  • Solving cluster problems

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9

  • …and more.

Bring your comments and questions with you—these sessions are meant to be a two-way conversation, offering direct access to Red Hatters who can help. As such, we recommend joining these sessions live on May 10 and 11, so you can get the most out of them.

Participate in Open Conversations

As part of Red Hat Summit activities, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in live, topic-based discussions with other Red Hat Summit attendees. Visit the Open Conversations page on May 10 and 11 to add your perspective to conversations about a variety of topics.

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