Red Hat U.S. Public Sector Chief Technology Strategist to Speak at NC Datapolooza

  Red Hat U.S. Public Sector Chief Technology Strategist to Speak at NC

  Gunnar Hellekson set to deliver closing keynote at first annual open data

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- September 5, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that its chief technology strategist for U.S.
public sector, Gunnar Hellekson, will be delivering the closing keynote at the
first annual NC Datapolooza on Sept. 12, 2013. NC Datapolooza is a one-day
event celebrating the culmination of a 90-day open data competition for
entrepreneurs, innovators, and experts to create applications using health,
education, and green data. Hosted by HQ Raleigh and Forward Impact, this
inaugural event hopes to focus on how open data can be used to spark
innovation in the fields of health, education, and energy. Hellekson is set to
discuss the value that can be gained from using open data and share success

At Red Hat, Hellekson works with systems integrators and government agencies
to encourage the use of open source software in government. He is the founder
of Open Source for America and has been named one of Federal Computer Week’s
Fed 100. He is an active member of the Military Open Source working group, the
SIIA Software Division Board, Freedom 2 Connect Technical Council, the Board
of Directors for the Public Sector Innovation Group, and CivicCommons’ Board
of Advisors. Hellekson’s topics of expertise include cross-domain security,
edge innovation, and interagency collaboration through the open source model.

-- WHAT:   Red Hat chief technology strategist, Gunnar Hellekson, to deliver
            closing keynote
-- WHERE:   The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences,
            11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, N.C. 27601
-- WHEN:    Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, 10:30 a.m. ET

For more information on NC Datapalooza, visit

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