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Red Hat CTO Keynoting Today on The Future of the Virtual Enterprise

Brian Stevens Leads Virtualization Conference & Expo 2007 Line-Up

The Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering of Red Hat, Brian Stevens, will be giving the Virtualization Keynote entitled "The Future of the Virtual Enterprise" at SYS-CON Events' upcoming Virtualization Conference & Expo 2007 West in San Francisco (November 12-13). An industry luminary, Stevens is credited with having pioneered new technologies that contributed to the rise of Linux as an industry-standard operating platform.

The keynote will take place on November 13.

Stevens has over 20 years of enterprise engineering experience in UNIX and Linux technologies, including work as a developer on the first commercial release of the X Window System. Since joining Red Hat's senior management team in 2001, he has been critical to the company's enterprise operating system, storage, and clustering strategies. He now leads the Emerging Technologies group.

In his keynote, Stevens will consider how the astonishingly rapid rise of virtualization technology has made it a vital component of any Enterprise IT strategy today. "The technology is triggering dramatic changes in product offerings and business practices to support virtualized operational models," he notes. 

"These breakneck speed developments have lead to a plethora of solutions, with the attendant confusion that typically surrounds fast moving technologies."

In his keynote Stevens will outline current trends in virtualization technologies and examine their potential impact on, and benefits for, future Enterprise IT deployments. Topics will include tradeoffs between open source and proprietary solutions, hardware integration efforts, deployment models, and long-term, high-volume serviceability/security considerations.

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Red Hat's CTO heads a diverse and industry-savvy faculty of speakers at the Event, including:

Kevin Brown
- President and CEO, Kidaro
David C. Christian - Founder & CTO, MindBridge
Kevin Epstein - VP Products, Scalent
Andrew Hillier - CTO & Co-founder, CiRBA
Arthur Hitomi - CTO & Co-Founder, Endeavors Technologies
Gordon Jackson - Virtualization Evangelist, DataSynapse
Peter Linkin - Senior Manager Data Center Marketing, Cisco
Bob Lozano - Co-Founder & Chief Strategist, Appistry
Tim Pacileo - Executive Consultant, IT Strategy
Matt Quinn - SVP, Product Strategy, TIBCO
Ben Rudolph - Director of Corporate Communications, Parallels/SWsoft
Erik Troan - CTO, rPathx
Rin Ure - Performance Engineer, Verio
Alex Vasilevsky - Co-Founder & VP of Technology, Virtual Iron
Roland Wartenberg - Director of Virtualization Strategy, SAP
Jack Wilson - Enterprise Architect, Amerisure

Virtualization Conference & Expo 2007 is co-located with the 12th International SOA World Conference & Expo -  and that event too has a heavyweight faculty, including:

David Chappell
- VP and Chief Technologist for SOA, Oracle
Raymond Feng- Senior Software Engineer, IBM
Marc Rix - Lead Architect, SAIC
Deepak Alur- VP of Engineering, JackBe
Alain Gendre - Head of SOA Solution Division and BPM Program , ILOG
Sastry Malladi - Technology Evangelist, eBay
Matt Mihic - Chief Architect & VP of Engineering, Rearden Commerce
Michael Pellegrini - Principal Architect , Active Endpoints
Matthew Quinn - Sr. VP, Product Strategy, TIBCO
Jesus Rodriguez
- Chief Software Architect, TwoConnect
Rakesh Saha
- Lead Developer for Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle
Francois Depayras - VP of Marketing, Ensim
Kyle Gabhart - Director of SOA Technology, Web Age Solutions
Gaspar Petrosyan - Principal Solutions Architect, ClearApp
Rami Jaamour - PM for SOA Solutions, Parasoft
Jonas Jacobi - Co-Founder & CEO, Kaazing
Sajindra Jayasena
- Senior Software Architect, Virtusa
Sanjaya Karunasena
- Enterprise Architect,  WS02
Paul Lipton - Senior Architect, Intellectual Property and Standards Group, CA
Dan Malks - VP of Application Platform Development, JackBe
Sekhar Sarukkai
- Co-Founder & CTO, Securent
Rich Schreiber - EVP, Nastel
Ian Thain - Senior Technical Evangelist, Sybase
John Woolbright
- SVP & CTO of Synovus Financial.

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