Red Hat Summit 2012: I’ll be there

I fly back out to Boston for the nth time this year but this time no daily drive to Westford, this time it’s an entire week of hard work at Red Hat Summit 2012 at the Hynes Convention Centre.

What is Summit ?

For the last eight years Red Hat has held a major conference that also brings in JBoss World to congregate the worlds foremost thought leaders in technology alongside the leaders in industry and business globally to discuss and brainstorm where we’re going as an industry and to look at innovation, new Red Hat technologies and to work out best practices. It’s all about business transformation powered by Open Source technologies.

I’m there with the Cloud team talking about our latest technology releases and the ethos and best practices around Open Cloud. I’ll also be taking podcast gear to record a lot of stuff (hopefully if I can chain people to a table) and recording and writing webinars for release over the summer period. It’s going to be a busy week and I’m teaming up with Red Hat UK’s Graham Biswell to get out there and back as Boston seems to be entirely booked up for hotels as there are a multitude of conferences on next week.

So Who is Speaking from outside Red Hat ?

The keynote speakers for Red Hat Summit and JBoss World 2012 are top executives from companies at the forefront of the evolving technology landscape, including:

  • Accenture’s Adam Burden, executive director, Cloud Application & Platform Services;
  • HP’s Steven Dietch, vice president of worldwide cloud, HP Enterprise Group;
  • IBM’s Robert LeBlanc, senior vice president, Software Group;
  • Intel’s Pauline Nist, general manager of Enterprise Software Strategy; and
  • SAP Sybase’s Irfan Khan, senior vice president and chief technology officer

There will be a multitude of keynotes from Red Hat board and management and some great content from Matt Hicks, Eric Schabell, Juan Noceda, Joe Fernandes, Issac Roth, Chris Wells, Thomas Cameron and many others. I’m really looking forward to it.

Red Hat nowadays is a major corporate size company with approaching 4500 employees so you can imagine spread across the globe its necessary to sometimes get downtime with virtual team members who otherwise only converse via the ether.

To find out more information on Summit or to book attendance (it’s cheaper to pre book) then follow this link.