Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced dates and details for its seventh annual Red Hat Asia Pacific (APAC) Partner Conference. It is scheduled to take place in Bali, Indonesia from June 24—27, 2014.
[Our partners] want to learn more from each other, as well as from customers, and to share their insights on how top organizations across the region leverage Red Hat technologies to drive business improvements.
Themed "Stronger Together", this year’s conference will renew Red Hat’s focus on the value that technologies and collaboration bring to drive growth and expand business opportunities for distributors, solutions providers, cloud providers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMS), value-added re-sellers (VARs), systems integrators (SIs) and independent solutions vendors (ISVs).
The conference will open with a welcome address by Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, senior vice president and general manager, Red Hat Asia Pacific. Special guest speakers include Mayur Sahni, Senior Research Manager, Services and Cloud Research IDC Asia/Pacific, and Bernard Lee, Group Chief Information Officer, YTL Power International.
Titled "The next frontier of cloud computing: open, hybrid, secure and with partners", Mayur plans to share more on the future evolution of cloud and the roles and responsibilities that partners have to share, to enable transformation for businesses.
Executive speakers include:
- Arun Oberoi, executive vice president, Global Sales and Services, Red Hat;
- Mark Enzweiler, senior vice president, Global Channel Sales, Red Hat;
- Josep Garcia, vice president, Channel Partners & Alliances, Red Hat Asia Pacific;
- Frank Feldmann, senior director, Marketing, Red Hat Asia Pacific;
- Mark Coggin, senior director, Product Marketing, Red Hat;
- Jon Atkins, director, Product Marketing, Middleware, Red Hat;
- Brent Compton, director, Storage & Big Data Ecosystem, Red Hat;
- Gordon Haff, cloud evangelist, Red Hat;
- Glenn West, Cloud Business Unit manager, Red Hat Asia Pacific;
- Vishal Ghariwala, Middleware Business Unit manager, Red Hat Asia Pacific;
- Ng Hwee Ming, domain architect, Virtualization/ Cloud, ASEAN, Red Hat.
The Red Hat APAC Partner Conference 2014 aims to drive growth through the open source way, and all featured discussions will be focused on this central pillar. Two different tracks are designed to allow participants a more customized conference experience. Partners can choose between the open hybrid cloud or application modernization track.
Key partner sponsors include:
- Platinum sponsors: Intel, Hewlett-Packard
- Gold sponsors: IBM, Dell
- Silver sponsor: Symantec
- ISV sponsor: SIOS
Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, senior vice president and general manager, Red Hat Asia Pacific
"The Red Hat APAC Partner Conference has always been a great platform for us to connect and nurture our partner ecosystem in the region. This year's format will provide attendees with insights into our comprehensive portfolio of products covering platform, virtualization, cloud, and middleware. With our multi-year goal of increasing channel sales, we hope this conference can help equip partners and ISVs with the knowledge and expertise to better sell and grow their businesses with Red Hat. "
Josep Garcia, vice president, Channel Partners & Alliances, Red Hat Asia Pacific
"Leveraging on the theme of ‘STRONGER TOGETHER’, the event will renew Red Hat’s focus on the value that technologies and collaboration bring to help our valued partners. The format and content of our Partner Conferences have always been tailored based on our partners' feedback. They want to learn more from each other, as well as from customers, and to share their insights on how top organizations across the region leverage Red Hat technologies to drive business improvements. This is why this year’s agenda will include more customer, partner and (independent solutions vendors) ISV success stories from across Asia Pacific."
Mayur Sahni, senior research manager, Services and Cloud Research, IDC Asia/Pacific
"In today's cloud community, no one player can address all needs and requirements for business. As a result, there will be new alliances and there will be new business models created, all to the benefit of partners. One of the key roles that will come to the front is that of cloud services broker."
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