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Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon to speak at Open Source Think Tank

  Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon to speak at Open Source Think Tank

        Congdon to address the role of open source in 2013 and beyond

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- March 18, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon will be a featured
keynote speaker at Open Source Think Tank on March 21, 2013. Open Source Think
Tank brings leading global industry experts and visionaries together to
discuss the future of open source. This year’s event will focus on building
the bridge to innovation with open source in the enterprise.

Congdon’s keynote will address the role open source will play in 2013 and
beyond. As IT continues to evolve at a rapid pace, Congdon will explore how
open source can serve as a catalyst to fuel innovation. He will discuss the
success open source has had to date with Linux and explore how it can
influence the next big challenges in IT, including cloud computing and big
data.

         
WHAT:        Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon to discuss Open Source 2013 and Beyond
             
WHERE:       Open Source Think Tank Conference, 2555 Main Street, St. Helena,
             California
             
WHEN:        Thursday, March 21, 2013, 6:45 p.m. PT
             

For more information on Open Source Think Tank, visit www.osthinktank.com or
follow #OSTT on Twitter. To interact with Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon on Twitter,
follow him at @lcongdon.

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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.

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