IT Thought Leaders to Keynote at Red Hat Summit 2013

Top executives from Accenture, Cisco, HP, IBM and Intel scheduled to take the stage in Boston

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Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced a lineup of keynote speakers featuring executive thought leaders from Accenture, Cisco, HP, IBM and Intel for the ninth annual Red Hat Summit, to be held June 11-14, 2013 in Boston. Red Hat Summit brings together a diverse group of senior business and technical leaders to learn, network and experience open source and to discuss the innovative technologies and best practices organizations are applying to drive innovation and business.

The keynote speakers scheduled for Red Hat Summit 2013 are top executives from companies at the forefront of the evolving technology landscape, including:

Adam Burden, global managing director, Emerging Technology Innovation, Accenture
Ram Appalaraju, vice president, Technology, Product Marketing and Solutions Engineering, Data Center Group, Cisco
Scott Farrand, vice president, ISS Software, HP Enterprise Group, Hewlett-Packard
Arvind Krishna, general manager, Development and Manufacturing, Systems and Technology Group, IBM
Imad Sousou, vice president of the Software and Services Group and general manager of the Open Source Technology Center, Intel

"The IT landscape continues to change at an accelerating pace," said Paul Cormier, president of Products and Technologies at Red Hat. "These leaders offer unique perspectives that make sense of these changes and how we'll need to work together to create future innovations."

IBM will serve as the event's premier sponsor with platinum sponsors including Accenture, Cisco, HP and Intel. These strategic partners will strengthen discussions around how IT organizations can meet the demands of tomorrow, and how they are working with Red Hat and the broader open source community to drive innovation.

Red Hat Summit 2013 will feature 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 also showcase the latest open source developments in cloud computing, platform, virtualization, middleware, storage, and systems management technologies.

Keynotes are scheduled to be live streamed as well as on demand immediately after. Registration will be available starting June 4 at

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