Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst to Speak at Economy Forum “The Road to Prosperity: Jobs for the Next Generation”

Forum to Focus on Opportunities for Economic Growth in High-Tech Industries

RALEIGH, N.C.--()--Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that President and CEO, Jim Whitehurst, will speak at “The Road to Prosperity: Jobs for the Next Generation,” a forum presented by The AtlanticNational Journal. The event will focus on economic growth in high-tech industries and the future of U.S. manufacturing, highlighting the Research Triangle Park region's resilience throughout the recession. It will also include an analysis of a new poll on the state of America's competitiveness, and a dialogue among leading experts on industry, commerce and job growth.

Red Hat has posted solid results over the past several quarters and, despite the recession, the use of open source has expanded. Whitehurst is a noted presenter on economic topics and job creation. He was one of 130 leaders from U.S. companies, small business, academia, labor unions and government invited by President Obama to the White House in December 2009 for the Administration's Jobs and Economic Forum, focused on job creation and how to jump start the economy while emerging from the global economic recession.


  The Road to Prosperity: Jobs for the Next Generation
The State Club – Park Alumni Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC


Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST

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Kara Schiltz, 919-301-3002

Release Summary

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst to speak at economy forum discussing the future of U.S. manufacturing and opportunities for economic growth in high-tech industries.


Red Hat, Inc.
Kara Schiltz, 919-301-3002