Kirk, Stuart

Stuart Kirk is an IT professional with more than 15 years of experience in enterprise architecture, and is a long-standing champion of open source software solutions to drive client business. He has worked directly with several key global accounts to plan and execute UNIX to Linux migration projects. Stuart joined Dell in 2011 as a practice executive in its Applications & Platform Modernization group.

His primary charge is to engage with Dell’s large enterprise clients to provide industry-leading solutions in a number of critical areas including: application modernization, platform migration, server consolidation and virtualization. Beyond this, he has developed business cases for several clients to support the architecture of the efficient datacenter while promoting his belief of lowered operational expenses by mitigating complexity through commodity platform standardization and open source software.

Stuart maintains deep technical roots and is certified as a current Red Hat Certified Architect.


SrinSoft Inc, a technology company delivering software products, solutions & services to enterprise worldwide in Redhat Infrastructure, JBoss Middleware, Virtualization & Cloud computing. Srinsoft will be featuring AgileKart, an e-Commerce /m-Commerce product built-in Business Rule Management System (BRMS) and Business process management (BPM) modules using RedHat BPM Suite.​


PLUMgrid is an innovator of secure and scalable virtual network infrastructure for OpenStack clouds. Founded in 2011, PLUMgrid provides software networking solutions that enable hybrid data centers to connect tenants, applications, and workloads efficiently across hypervisors, virtualized, bare metal, and container based architectures. PLUMgrid is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Hear from your peers at Red Hat Summit

Proven use cases and real world examples from Red Hat customers always make for some of the best Red Hat Summit sessions, and this year is no exception.

Some of the customer sessions already getting attention on the 2014 agenda include:

> Scholastic moves to the cloud with Red Hat
Santosh Satyan: Manager, Application Development, Scholastic
Daryn McCool: Digital & e-Commerce Engineering, Scholastic
Jerome Boutaud: Senior product manager, Red Hat

> Running & monitoring OpenShift Enterprise
Anderson Dang: Systems administrator, PayPal
Mike McGrath: Principal OpenShift architect, Red Hat
Dan Trainor: Consultant, Red Hat

> Red Hat technology in U.S. healthcare
Rob Barker: Director, Application development, Cigna
Brijesh Kalidindi: Senior IT manager, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Michigan
Seong K. Mun: CEO, OSEHR
Host: Don Frederick: Senior solution architect, Red Hat

> Deploying an OpenStack private cloud with Red Hat
Joseph Antony: Manager, Cloud, Online & Data-centric Services, Australian National University
Rimma Iontel: Distinguished member of technical staff, Verizon
Matt Walburn: Enterprise IT infrastructure architect, Target
James Weatherell: HPC Linux engineer III, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Register before Early Bird pricing ends on Friday, March 7 to secure a lowered rate, or contact your Red Hat sales representative today to unlock your discounted customer rate on a full conference pass.

Join Red Hat in San Francisco on April 14-17 for the tenth annual Red Hat Summit.


Roll up your sleeves for 18 hands-on labs

Why are hands-on labs at Red Hat Summit an attendee favorite year after year? It’s probably the direct access to the technology, instructor-led approach, and 2-hour dedicated time to make sure everyone’s expectations are met, but we’ll let you decide.

Here are a few hands-on lab highlights for this year:


Breakout sessions are open to all, but the 18 hands-on labs have limited capacity so advance sign up is required. Register now for the tenth annual Red Hat Summit and reserve your lab seat before they fill up!