Keynote lineup for Red Hat Summit 2016

We’re proud to share our best keynote lineup ever. The general session stage will host some of the most innovative technology leaders who are changing our world with open source.


Tuesday (6/28)


  • Jim Whitehurst, President and chief executive officer, Red Hat
  • Elwin Loomis, Sr Director, Store of the Future, Target


  • Rich Hulskes, Co-founder Wevolver, InMoov Robots for Good
  • Doug Fisher, Sr VP & GM, Software and Services Group, Intel
  • Jim Ganthier, VP & GM, Engineered Systems, HPC, and Cloud, Dell
  • Naykai Nayyar, GM & global head of Internet of Things (IoT) and Innovation, SAP


Wednesday (6/29)


  • Paul Cormier, President, Products and Technologies, Red Hat
  • Burr Sutter, Product Management Director, Developer Products, Red Hat


  • Nathan Seidle, Founder & CEO, SparkFun
  • David Ward, Sr. Sr. VP, CTO of Engineering, & chief architect, Cisco
  • Sven Loburg,, Global Open Source Lead, Accenture


Thursday (6/30)


  • Tom Soderstrom, CTO, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
  • Marco Bill-Peter, VP, Customer Experience and Engagement, Red Hat
  • Chris Wright, VP and technology strategist of the Office of Technology, Red Hat


  • Corinne Warnshuis, Executive Director, Girl Develop It
  • Randy Meyer, VP & GM, Mission Critical Systems, HPE
  • Joseph Sirosh, Corporate VP, Data Group, Microsoft


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The art of changing the enterprise mindset with mobility at the Red Hat Summit

Mobile and Iot

“Mobile can help change the entire mindset of software development across an organization” reads the abstract for the MAD for mobile: Achieving mobile zen through agile, DevOps, and microservices session on the Mobility & IoT track at the Red Hat Summit.  There’s often hesitation within organizations to move from familiar, traditional software development methods to a more agile working environment. However, it does not have to be that way! This session highlights the business case for the establishment of a Mobile Center of Excellence (CoE).  There are several other sessions in this track that reinforce this assertion.  Take, for example, Electronic Arts (EA) — an organization whose name is synonymous with gaming.  In their session at the Red Hat Summit, EA shares how they have quickly identified a need to improve integration between mobile apps and their legacy systems with modern approaches to development on cutting-edge technology stacks.  Join me as I take you through a tour of the various sessions that collectively bring out the art of going mobile with the right technologies across the enterprise.

Red Hat Summit: Product Focused Sessions

The 2016 Red Hat Summit agenda is packed with hundreds of sessions, and labs, and more. You can meet with Red Hat experts at our booth all week long to hear what’s new and what’s coming next with our products.

Some highlights include:



Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

Enterprise Application Platform (EAP)

See what else is planned in the full session catalog, and register now to join us in San Francisco, CA, this June.



Four weeks left until Red Hat Summit 2016

Afraid of missing out on your chance to learn, network, and experience open source at the 2016 Red Hat Summit in San Francisco?

Don’t worry–there’s still time to register (but not much). If you need some last-minute reasons to participate in the premier open source technology event of the year, here are just a few:

Join us June 27-June 30. Sign up now and save more than $200 on onsite pricing.

Cameron at Summit

Picture yourself in the Age of DevOps

I captured a few moments from the Red Hat Integration in the Age of DevOps event at the Goose Island Brewing Co in Chicago.  Sharing these photographs with to tell a story that would help you Picture yourself at the event in the Age of Dev Ops!



I am at the Red Hat event on Integration in the Age of DevOps at Goose Island in Chicago

DevOps – A well-oiled machine at the Red Hat Summit

Hertz Nadhan One

I was recently at the offices of a car rental agency where there was a Model T on display in the lobby.  In addition to its novelty, what struck me was its perfection as a well-oiled machine.  Standing beside it in awe, it gave me pause to think about the process used to manufacture various components and assemble this marvellous beauty of its times.  No wonder Henry Ford, a man who knew a thing or two about well-oiled machines, said “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” — as quoted by Jake Slater in this article.  Software development can become a well-oiled machine as well today with DevOps — if it is done right!  What matters is the right processes executed with an open collaborative mindset and the right tools — just like Intel VP Imad Sousou asserted in his keynote at the 2016 OpenStack summit in Austin. The DevOps track at the Red Hat summit provides very useful pointers driven by experience based insight that enterprises can consider when augmenting their existing processes today.  Join me as I walk through the sessions in this track and let us see if the picture of a well-oiled machine for continuous software development emerges out of the DevOps track at the Red Hat summit.

Technology Standardization drives effective Business Automation at Red Hat Summit


I was having lunch at a restaurant in Fort Myers, Florida that is part of a nationwide chain.  When I walked up to the counter to take stock of what was available, I was greeted by a very friendly looking kiosk that prompted me to select a few options and finally submit my order.  I could pick what I wanted at my leisure – changing my mind a couple of times – and then got my total amount due which I paid and got what I ordered in due course.  A very pleasant and friendly customer experience.  While waiting for my order, it got me thinking.  This type of standardized interface for the customer through software is the new brand for digital enterprises.  The experience I would have at the kiosk defines the brand for me — the customer — no matter where the restaurant is located.  The people may change but not the kiosk interface.  Inject automation into it for the right business reasons and magic happens.  Efficiency.  Productivity.  Timely service.  However such automation applies both to the enterprise business processes as well as the enabling IT processes.  Thus, automation applies conceptually to the Business of the Enterprise as well as the Business of IT.  A quick review of the sessions on the Automation Track at the Red Hat Summit reinforces the fact that Technology Standardization drives effective Business Automation.