Energy CIO, HHS CTO Among Red Hat Symposium Speakers

Red Hat has unveiled a list of keynote speakers for this year’s Red Hat Government Symposium to be held in Washington on Nov. 9.

The symposium aims to provide professionals a venue to discuss the impacts and changing role of open source technology, as well as innovations in the field, Red Hat said Friday.

“(Open source is) driving many of the government's most significant technology initiatives, involving compute, networking, storage and big data,” said Paul Smith, vice president and general manager for the U.S. public sector division at Red Hat.

“The Red Hat Government Symposium gives our customers and partners an opportunity to discuss these initiatives, network and share best practices for driving technology innovation in their agencies."

Speakers include:

  • Robert Brese, Energy Department chief information officer
  • Bryan Sivak, chief technology officer at the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Maj. Gen. Nick Justice of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command
  • Ben Balter, government 2.0 evangelist for GitHub

Leaders at Lockheed Martin and Autonomic Resources will also attend.

Panels will discuss OpenStack management, government cloud services, security, middleware platforms and big data, among other topics.

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