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2017 Red Hat Government Symposium to Highlight the Role of Open Source in Meeting the Challenges of Government IT

RALEIGH, N.C. — — Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the agenda for its 2017 Red Hat Government Symposium, to be held Nov. 9, in Washington, D.C. This year’s Red Hat Government Symposium is expected to bring together more than 650 government technology and industry professionals to discuss how open source collaboration can help government agencies get the most out of emerging technologies and priorities, including modernization, accelerating application deployment and implementing DevOps and containers in government agencies. 

 

Under the theme, “Open first: building a foundation for choice and security,” the event will feature:

 

  • Keynote addresses from Matt Lira, special assistant to the President for Innovation Policy and Initiatives and Todd Wieser, Air Force Special Operations Command's CTO, U.S. Air Force.

  • Speakers from the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, General Services Administration, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S Courts, and other government agencies and industry experts.

  • Breakout sessions, demos, and panel discussions on modern application development, hybrid cloud, automation, security, containers, and more. 

 

The Red Hat Government Symposium is a landmark event, bringing together thought leaders from federal agencies, state and local governments, and industry for a full day of collaboration and innovation. This year marks the ninth Red Hat Government Symposium and will celebrate the power of open source to enable choice and greater security for every level of government. 

 

Supporting Quote

 

Paul Smith, senior vice president and general manager, U.S. Public Sector, Red Hat

“Expectations and demands are increasing for greater IT efficiency at every level of government. As a result, agencies are looking to open source technologies to help deliver the solutions that will not only meet today’s needs but will better prepare for the future. We are proud to once again host the 2017 Red Hat Government Symposium, and bring together the industry’s innovative minds to explore how we can accelerate innovation and meet next-generation challenges with open, agile and more secure solutions.”

 

About Red Hat

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

 

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