Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst to Deliver Opening Keynote at Open Business Conference

  Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst to Deliver Opening Keynote at Open Business

     Annual conference features visionary thought leaders in open source

OBC 2013

Business Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. -- April 25, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that its president and CEO, Jim Whitehurst, will be
delivering the opening keynote at this year’s Open Business Conference on
April 29, 2013. Open Business Conference, formerly known as Open Source
Business Conference, is a two-day conference that through keynotes and
sessions will aim to cover the open source strategic challenges enterprise IT
managers are dealing with on a daily basis. Hosted by Computerworld, this
year’s event hopes to be ground zero for attendees to learn from experts and
network with open source peers, developers and sponsors. Whitehurst’s opening
keynote will discuss the concept of “Open or Die?”.

Whitehurst plans to discuss two paradigm shifts happening in technology today.
The first is around cloud computing and mobile with focus on features and
functionality. The second is centered around how innovation happens. As
technologically sophisticated users continue to influence and drive the speed
of innovation, Whitehurst will describe how innovation is happening in open
source. As these two paradigms are closely inter-related, Whitehurst’s address
will highlight how businesses must realize the technology they chose today
will influence how they innovate and do business. Businesses must choose the
path that will benefit them now and in the future. Whitehurst believes they
must open or die. His keynote will cover why he sees open source as the only
alternative for businesses looking to stay ahead of innovation.

  *WHAT: Red Hat president and CEO Jim Whitehurst opening keynote entitled
    “Open or Die?”
  *WHERE: Hyatt Regency, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA
  *WHEN: Monday, April 29, 2013, 9:15 a.m. PT

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connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source
communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that
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