Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the world’s premier open source and Linux provider, announced today that Chris Hjelm, Orbitz Chief Technology Officer will join Matthew Szulik, Red Hat Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, to deliver the opening keynote address at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco. The keynote will take place on Tuesday, August 3, at 9:15 a.m. in the Moscone Center.
Orbitz, a leading online travel company, is known for offering leisure and business travelers the widest selection of low airfares, as well as deals on lodging, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages and other travel.
“With more than 23 million unique users and a growing product portfolio, innovative technology is essential to Orbitz,” said Hjelm. “Open source technology is a key enabler to speed-to-market, availability and reliability.”
“Our low fare search engine runs on literally hundreds of Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers, and that technology allows us to return more results,” says Hjelm. “The depth and breadth of our offerings are facilitated by the technology we’ve put in place.”
Following Hjelm’s remarks, Matthew Szulik will deliver the keynote entitled ‘Freedom of Choice’. Throughout history customer choice has transformed entire industries. When customers are given choice rather than forced to settle on the status quo, the results can be powerful. Superior quality and service, diversity, innovation and increased performance are all derived from choice.
Red Hat will showcase enterprise Linux solutions with key partners and customers during the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. For more information on Red Hat events and exhibits, please visit http://www.redhat.com or visit booth 563