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Red Hat Keynotes

Hear from Red Hat's top leaders and learn all about the future of open source in the enterprise.

Jim Whitehurst - President and Chief Executive Officer, Red Hat


Jim Whitehurst was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat in December 2007.

Whitehurst joined Delta Air Lines in 2002, serving in various roles, most recently as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for Operations, Sales and Customer Service, Network and Revenue Management, Marketing and Corporate Strategy. Prior to joining Delta, Whitehurst served as Vice President and Director of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and held various leadership roles in their Chicago, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Atlanta offices.

Paul Cormier - Executive Vice President and President, Products and Technologies, Red Hat


Cormier leads Red Hat's technology and products organizations, including engineering, product management and product marketing for Red Hat's technologies. Cormier joined Red Hat in May 2001 as Executive Vice President, Engineering. Paul Cormier's leadership and experience in enterprise technology has led to the introduction of Red Hat's acclaimed line of enterprise products, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Cormier has been instrumental in forging tight partnerships with many leading technology companies.

Prior to coming to Red Hat, he served as senior vice president of research and development at BindView, helping the company achieve market leadership in 2000.

Brian Stevens - Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Red Hat


Brian Stevens joined Red Hat's senior management team in 2001 and has been critical to the company's enterprise operating system, storage, and virtualization strategies. As CTO and Vice President, Worldwide Engineering, Stevens has responsibility for Red Hat engineering globally, encompassing Linux, virtualization, middleware, and cloud.

Stevens began his career at Digital Equipment Corporation, where he was a developer on the first commercial release of the X Windows System. During his 14 years at Digital, he became a senior member of technical staff, where he was responsible for the architecture and development of the UNIX and clustering product lines.

Craig Muzilla - Senior Vice President, Application Platform Products Business Group, Red Hat


Craig Muzilla is senior vice president, applications group at Red Hat, where he is responsible for the Red Hat JBoss Middleware and Red Hat OpenShift platform as a service business units. Craig has extensive experience leading businesses that provide Java, service-oriented architecture (SOA), application integration, and data integration middleware software products. He provided leadership establishing early web services industry initiatives, and has led strategy, product management, marketing, and business development for many middleware software companies.

Prior to Red Hat, Craig was senior vice president at MetaMatrix, a leader in data services middleware that was acquired by Red Hat. Craig was also vice president at Avaki Corporation (now Sybase) and Bowstreet (now IBM).

Dr. Mark Little - Vice President, Middleware Engineering, Red Hat


Dr. Mark Little serves as the vice president of middleware engineering at Red Hat. Prior to taking over this role in 2008, Mark served as the SOA technical development manager and director of standards. Additionally, Mark was a distinguished engineer and chief architect and co-founder at Arjuna Technologies, a spin-off from HP. He has worked in the area of reliable distributed systems since the mid-80s with a PhD in fault-tolerant distributed systems, replication, and transactions. Mark and his family reside in Newcastle, UK.

Burr Sutter - Product Management Director, Developer Products, Red Hat


Burr Sutter is responsible for the middleware developer's experience, covering tools and frameworks at Red Hat. Burr is currently an Oracle Java Champion, and was previously president of the Atlanta Java Users Group, founder of the DevNexus conference, and founder of the Atlanta chapter of the IASA.