Red Hat Announces Agenda for Red Hat Summit, the Industry’s Premier Open Source Technology Event

  Red Hat Announces Agenda for Red Hat Summit, the Industry’s Premier Open
  Source Technology Event

 Thousands of attendees expected at ninth annual Red Hat Summit in Boston to
                    connect to an ecosystem of innovation

Red Hat Summit 2013

Business Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. -- March 21, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced Red Hat Summit 2013, the industry’s premier open
source technology event. Now in its ninth year, Red Hat Summit expects to
welcome thousands of attendees to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston from
June 11-14, 2013, to connect to an ecosystem of innovation. This year’s agenda
will feature Red Hat’s entire portfolio of open source solutions with open
hybrid cloud taking center stage. The agenda and registration for Red Hat
Summit 2013 are now live at

The world is more connected now than ever before. From smart phones to the
cloud, technology enables people to communicate and do work with anyone, from
anywhere, and advance innovation openly. As organizations embrace these
changes, they also face another technological revolution – the move from
hardware to software-based infrastructure. Red Hat Summit 2013 will explore
how enterprises can “connect” to an ecosystem of innovation to support this
shift in the IT landscape.

At Red Hat Summit 2013, attendees can be inspired by industry leaders and real
world stories from organizations who will share how they are driving growth
and innovation with Red Hat solutions. Featuring more than 160 sessions, Red
Hat Summit attendees can attend visionary keynotes, participate in interactive
sessions, see live demos, meet Red Hat’s broad ecosystem of partners,
collaborate with Red Hat engineers and community members, and build
connections through networking opportunities.

Red Hat Summit 2013 features four days of content focused on many of the
technology industry’s hottest topics, including open hybrid cloud, big data,
OpenStack, application development, and application and platform
infrastructure. Sessions will showcase the latest open source developments in
cloud computing, platform, virtualization, middleware, storage, and systems
management technologies. New for 2013, Red Hat Summit will fully incorporate
sessions on Red Hat JBoss Middleware, formerly hosted in the co-located JBoss
World conference. Red Hat Summit attendees can also expect 25 percent more lab
offerings than last year. Several pre-conference events are also scheduled,
including Red Hat Connect Developer Exchange, JUDCon, CamelOne and Power

Red Hat Summit 2013 will also feature 12 new tracks, including:

  *Business & IT strategy alignment - Attendees will learn how to align
    architecture and technology decisions for their specific business needs.
  *Cloud readiness – Attendees will learn how to maintain control, security
    and compliance when moving to hybrid cloud operational models.
  *Market perceptions and competition - Attendees will learn how Red Hat
    products stack up against proprietary offerings and fit within the broader
    industry landscape.
  *The road ahead – Attendees will get a look at some of the future
    developments Red Hat expects and learn how to better plan for shifts in
    the IT landscape.
  *Town hall – Will include panels of customers, engineers, partners and

Keynote addresses to come from Red Hat leaders including Jim Whitehurst,
president and CEO; Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies; and
Brian Stevens, CTO and vice president, Worldwide Engineering. Intel will serve
as this year’s platinum sponsor.

Attendees who register before May 3 can take advantage of the Early Bird
discount - $500 off on-site pricing. For more information, or to register for
Red Hat Summit, visit

Supporting Quotes

Paul Cormier, president, Products & Technologies, Red Hat

”Our ninth annual Red Hat Summit will be our largest event ever, and it’s
truly become one of the industry’s ‘can’t miss’ technology events of the year.
We’re looking forward to bringing customers, partners, and Red Hat executives
and experts together to build connections and share the innovations that are
driving the future of technology in the enterprise.”

Addtional Resources

  *View the Red Hat Summit agenda
  *Register for Red Hat Summit 2013
  *Follow @RedHatSummit or via the hashtag #RHSummit on Twitter
  *Join Red Hat Summit on Facebook

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About Red Hat, Inc.

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

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