Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon to Speak at XChange Best of Breed Conference

  Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon to Speak at XChange Best of Breed Conference

         IT channel conference to highlight industry transformations

XChange Best of Breed Conference 2013

Business Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. -- September 25, 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 speaking at
XChange’s “The Best of Breed” conference in Tampa, Fla. on Oct. 17, 2013.
Hosted by the UBM Tech Channel, a leader in IT channel reporting, this event
is set to cover sessions designed to discuss and uncover the channel of the
future and distinguish the pathways for growth. XChange “Best of Breed”
conference attendees will be connecting to learn about where cloud computing
is taking the channel, the changing role of today’s CIO, how mobility has
changed go-to-market strategies, and more. Along with Peter High, president of
Metis Strategy, Congdon will be discussing how today’s IT leaders are driving

At Red Hat, Congdon is responsible for the company’s global information
systems, including the technology strategy, enterprise architecture,
information technology governance, solutions delivery, and systems operations
supporting the company. His role includes enabling Red Hat's business through
services, such as knowledge management, technology innovation,
technology-enabled collaboration, and process improvement.

  *WHAT: Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon to speak at XChange’s Best of Breed
  *WHERE: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa, Fla.
  *WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. ET

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