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Know Before You Go: Partner Activities at Red Hat Summit 2023

May 15, 2023
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Are you ready to explore what’s happening for Red Hat Partners onsite at Red Hat Summit 2023? Immerse yourself in the full Red Hat Summit experience by discovering new opportunities to learn, collaborate and engage in our various onsite activities. Conference attendees are required to wear their Red Hat Summit 2023 name badge at all times onsite and to offsite events associated with Red Hat Summit 2023.

Tuesday, May 23

Join Red Hat leadership for the first keynote, Innovation doesn’t rely on your IT budget, with a special guest speaker from Microsoft.

Meet the keynote speakers:

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Matt Hicks Red Hat | President and Chief Executive Officer

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Chris Wright Red Hat | Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Engineering 

 

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Ashesh Badani Red Hat | Senior Vice President of Products         

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Stefanie Chiras Red Hat | Senior Vice President of  Partner Ecosystem Success

 

More to explore at the AnsibleFest keynote

AnsibleFest is now happening at Red Hat Summit in 2023. Join Kaete Piccirilli and other experts from Red Hat and IBM for the AnsibleFest keynote, The automation moment — and beyond.

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Kaete Piccirilli Red Hat | Director of Product Marketing for  Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 

Wednesday, May 24

Join Red Hat leadership for the final keynotes, Optimize to innovate at scale, featuring speakers from ABB, Amazon Web Services, Dell, Ericsson and Intel.

 Meet the keynote speakers: 

 
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 Stefanie Chiras Red Hat | Senior Vice President of  Partner Ecosystem Success

     
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        Matt Hicks Red Hat | President and Chief Executive Officer

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 Chris Wright Red Hat | Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Engineering

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Ashesh Badani Red Hat | Senior Vice President of Products                

Thursday, May 25

Ecosystem Success Day

Ecosystem Success Day is a free Red Hat Summit event exclusive to active Red Hat Partners. Join us as we bring together Red Hatters and partners to connect the power of our ecosystem with the relationships and resources needed to deliver on joint customer success. 

The day will begin with a keynote session that will build upon key announcements and messages that partners have heard at Red Hat Summit. You can expect to hear from Red Hat’s top executives on the value of the portfolio and opportunities for growth.  

The breakout sessions will dive deeper into ecosystem exclusive content. You have the opportunity to select one breakout session from the list below to attend following the main session. Topics include:

  • Advance your Cloud business with Red Hat

  • Automate the Enterprise: Strategies to Grow your Business 

  • Build and simplify your customer's infrastructure for a consistent hybrid cloud deployment

  • Open Sourcing our Partner Program

  • The Commercial Opportunity: Our Commitment to Leading with Partner Capabilities

  • Win together: Accelerate application development and delivery for your customer

Secure your seat at Ecosystem Success Day and your preferred session by using the “add to schedule” button to secure your spot after you have registered.

Activities all week 

Learn with labs

The hands-on, instructor-led labs are one of the key perks of attending Red Hat Summit in person. Labs will cover a variety of important IT topics as we enter the future of open source, automation, and hybrid cloud innovation.Labs are a part of the main agenda and you can sign up in the session catalog using the “add to schedule” button to secure your spot.

Get direct access to Red Hat engineers

Connect with Red Hat subject matter experts on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Ask the Experts area within the expo hall. If you need more 1-on-1 assistance, contact your Red Hat account manager to request a meeting with our partner experts. 

Explore Red Hat and sponsor booths in the expo hall

Visit booths for Red Hat technologies and technical topics, as well as industry sponsors, within the expo hall. Whether you’re interested in talking to a subject matter expert, watching a demo, or participating in an escape room challenge – there’s something for everyone. Are you an active Red Hat partner with ideas, questions, or feedback? Visit the Partner Central booth where subject matter experts will be available to connect and introduce you to some of the latest partner resources and engagement opportunities. You can also learn about Code Comments, an original Red Hat podcast featuring our partners, and how to be featured. 

Foster love through a charitable activity

Red Hat Summit is partnering with Foster Love to spark educational growth and inspire future generations to come. Assemble and decorate a STEM box (DIY kits that foster creativity and teach about coding and electronics) with fellow attendees. The kits will be distributed to youths in foster care.

Cool Stuff Store

Baseball caps, travel kits, T-shirts, and hoodies. We want to make sure that you are covered from your head to your feet. That’s why we’re bringing the Cool Stuff Store to Red Hat Summit 2023. It will be stocked with Red Hat classics, as well as an exclusive Red Hat Summit and AnsibleFest 2023 T-shirt, so get ready for a shopping spree.

Come for the learning, stay for the fun! Each evening of Red Hat Summit will close with a networking reception, as detailed below:

  • Join us at 5PM on Monday, May 22 to kick off your experience at the Welcome Reception, hosted at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport.
  • Have some fun at the AnsibleFest Party! Find it at the BCEC on Tuesday, May 23 from 6:30-9:00 pm.
  • Head to the expo hall at 5PM on Tuesday, May 23 to network with peers during the Hall Crawl.
  • Bring your experience to a close at 5PM on Wednesday, May 24 when you attend the Block Party.

Add the receptions to your agenda.

 

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Emily Morency
Program Marketing Manager
Emily Morency is a program marketing manager at Red Hat who specializes in partner communications and strategic marketing plans. She works across various teams at Red Hat supporting the partner ecosystem through global communications, events, and enablement. In her spare time you’ll find Emily watching baseball, enjoying outdoor activities with friends, and spending quality time with her cat Franny.