Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon to speak at Open Source Think Tank

Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:00am EDT

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Congdon to address the role of open source in 2013 and beyond
RALEIGH, N.C.--(Business Wire)--
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon will be a featured
keynote speaker at Open Source Think Tank on March 21, 2013. Open Source Think
Tank brings leading global industry experts and visionaries together to discuss
the future of open source. This year`s event will focus on building the bridge
to innovation with open source in the enterprise. 

Congdon`s keynote will address the role open source will play in 2013 and
beyond. As IT continues to evolve at a rapid pace, Congdon will explore how open
source can serve as a catalyst to fuel innovation. He will discuss the success
open source has had to date with Linux and explore how it can influence the next
big challenges in IT, including cloud computing and big data.

                                                                                            
 WHAT:         Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon to discuss Open Source 2013 and Beyond               
                                                                                            
 WHERE:        Open Source Think Tank Conference, 2555 Main Street, St. Helena, California  
                                                                                            
 WHEN:         Thursday, March 21, 2013, 6:45 p.m. PT                                       
                                                                                            


For more information on Open Source Think Tank, visit www.osthinktank.com or
follow #OSTT on Twitter. To interact with Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon on Twitter,
follow him at @lcongdon. 

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