Bob Young, Chairman of Red Hat, Inc. will address the 2000 World Congress on Information Technology in Taipei, Taiwan on June 13, 2000. Bob Young joins Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft; Carly Fiorina, CEO of Hewlett Packard; and John T. Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems in addressing the World Congress.
A premier IT conference, the World Congress on Information Technology will round up 1,200 IT leaders from over fifty countries for discussions on critical technological issues affecting the global IT industry. Three major themes will steer the forum discussions: Impact of Information Technology on World Economics; Emerging IT Strategies; and Business Models, Applications, and IT For A Better World/Asia Pacific Forum.
Young will participate in the Emerging IT Strategies and the Business Models and Applications Forums. He will discuss how open source software and development, what Young refers to as "transparent technologies," is changing the computing industry. These transparent technologies form the basis for the success of Red Hat, the leader in open source internet infrastructure solutions.
Said Young, "I am thrilled that Red Hat can express the importance of open source software in the IT industry to a global audience. We truly believe that open source brings benefits to our customers that a proprietary operating system cannot offer."
The 2000 World Congress On Information Technology surely garners global appeal as many of the industry's most well-known executives will be in attendance.
LINUX is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. RED HAT is a registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc. All other names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
- About Red Hat
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.
- Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to delays or reductions in information technology spending; the effects of industry consolidation; the ability of the Company to compete effectively; the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market successfully acquired technologies and products; uncertainty and adverse results in litigation and related settlements; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property; the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; risks related to data and information security vulnerabilities; ineffective management of, and control over, the Company’s growth and international operations; fluctuations in exchange rates; and changes in and a dependence on key personnel, as well as other factors contained in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at http://www.sec.gov), including those found therein under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations". In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions, governmental and public policy changes and the impact of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.