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Announcing 2014 keynote speakers


This year’s Red Hat Summit agenda features more than 160 breakout sessions, 18 hands-on labs, and our most impressive list of keynote speakers in Red Hat Summit’s ten year history.

Here’s a preview of our keynote line-up:

  • Deepak Advani, general manager, Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure, IBM
  • Steve Bandrowczak, senior vice president, Global Business Services, HP
  • Douglas W. Fisher, corporate vice president & general manager, Software & Services Group, Intel
  • Sam Greenblatt, vice president & chief technical evangelist, Enterprise Solution Group, Dell
  • Padmasree Warrior, chief technology & strategy officer, Cisco
  • Paul Cormier, EVP and President, Products & Technologies, Red Hat
  • Dr. Mark Little – senior director, Middleware Engineering, Red Hat
  • Craig Muzilla – vice president, Middleware Business Unit, Red Hat
  • Brian Stevens, EVP and Chief Technology Officer, Red Hat
  • Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer, Red Hat

Join us for this unique and memorable Red Hat Summit in San Francisco on April 14-17 to learn, network, and experience the full potential of open source in the enterprise. If you haven’t registered, remember to contact your Red Hat sales representative to unlock your lowest available rate.

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Schapfel, Frank

Frank Schapfel is a 16-year Intel veteran marketing various communications and networking programs. Frank has lead market development, technical support, segment/industry marketing, and product marketing teams launching new initiatives like Network Processors, Intel Communications platforms, and QuickAssist technology. Before Intel, Frank held sales and marketing roles at Samsung Semiconductor, IDT, and Digital Equipment. Frank has a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA with High Honors from Boston University.

Donaldson, Jonathan

Jonathan Donaldson’s team is responsible for defining and executing Intel’s strategy for private, hybrid, and public cloud automation. Jonathan joined Intel recently from VCE, where he was the senior director of Corporate Engineering. Jonathan’s organization worked with customers, sales teams, and engineering to deliver deep technical and IT architecture knowledge across a wide spectrum of datacenter practices including orchestration, security, compliance, multi-tenancy, VDI, applications, and infrastructure.

Prior to joining VCE, Jonathan worked at EMC, NetApp, and more than a decade at Cisco. At Cisco, he worked in various roles, including enterprise solutions engineering, field sales, marketing, and emerging technologies. In more than 20 years in the industry, Jonathan has worked both inside and outside of the IT vendor community. Previous companies include: Cabletron, Cardinal Health, State Savings Bank, and Huntington National Bank.

Jonathan received his education at The Ohio State University, with a focus on Communications and Computer Information Science. Jonathan has been happily married for more than 17 years, and has 3 boys (ages 14, 10, and 8).

Bauman, Bill

Bill Bauman is a technical marketing manager for Red Hat’s Global Partners and Alliances. Prior to this role, he spent almost 13 years at IBM, most recently specializing in emerging technologies for IBM System x, and began his 20+ year technology career in processor and network products development at Intel. A former IBM System x CTS and Certified I/T specialist, he is recognized as an x86 virtualization, cloud and scalable systems expert. He is a member of the PCI Special Interests Group, published in the field of processor performance, and holds patents on memory virtualization methodologies. Follow his blog at

Ward, Linton

Dr. Linton Ward is an IBM Distinguished Engineer in the IBM Systems and Technology Group where his current focus is on leadership analytics and big data on Power Systems. He has been actively engaged in leading hardware-software stack optimization and hardware design for numerous integrated offerings, including IBM Pure Systems. As a systems and solutions architect, Linton brings a unique combination of hardware insight, deep understanding of software needs and client experience. He regularly meets with clients to help them understand the analytic space and next steps in their analytic journey. Over a 31-year career at IBM, Linton has conducted a myriad of systems optimization projects, gaining a deep understanding of the industry and client needs. He led the development of platform value-add plays for future IBM POWER processors and spent multiple years leading the development of the Systems Technology Outlook, a five-year projection of servers, storage and their technologies to drive investment and innovation direction. Linton was a competitive analysis manager where he and his team analyzed performance, cost, price and functional attributes of servers and drove needed improvements with product management and design teams. Prior to that, he directed the performance team for IBM PowerPC-based servers, including applications-based analysis, microprocessors, memory, I/O compilers and libraries. Previously, in the Numerically Intensive Computing organization, Linton analyzed applications and their performance and drove improvements in hardware, operating systems and compilers for IBM System z and associated vector acceleration. After joining IBM in 1982, he led the technology qualification efforts of semi-custom and ASIC components for communications products. Linton has a PH.D in Physics from North Carolina State University and a B.S. in Physics from Roanoke College in Virginia.