Seminars & Colloquia
President & CEO, Red Hat
"The Open Source Opportunity"
Tuesday September 29, 2009 06:00 PM
Location: 1231, EB II
(Visitor parking instructions)
This talk is part of the Fidelity Investment Speaker Series
Abstract: The past year has brought unprecedented change with a high-pressure economic environment and increased demand for IT. As a vehicle for economic and social change, the power of open source is immeasurable in changing how people learn, how developers create and how companies do business. In his keynote address, Red Hat President and CEO Jim Whitehurst will share his vision of how the open source model is meeting the IT demands of today and providing a means for developing and solving problems faster, better and at a lower cost.
Short Bio: Jim Whitehurst has recently been named as President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat.
Whitehurst joined Delta Airlines in 2002, serving in various roles, most recently as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for Operations, Sales and Customer Service, Network and Revenue Management, Marketing and Corporate Strategy. Prior to joining Delta, Whitehurst served as Vice President and Director of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and held various leadership roles in their Chicago, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Atlanta offices.
A native of Columbus, Ga., Whitehurst graduated from Rice University in Houston, Texas, with a bachelorâ€™s degree in Computer Science and Economics. He also attended Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany, holds a general course degree from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Whitehurst, 41, is married with two children.
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