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Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that its chief technology strategist for U.S. public sector, Gunnar Hellekson, will be delivering the closing keynote at the first annual NC Datapolooza on Sept. 12, 2013. NC Datapolooza is a one-day event celebrating the culmination of a 90-day open data competition for entrepreneurs, innovators, and experts to create applications using health, education, and green data. Hosted by HQ Raleigh and Forward Impact
, this inaugural event hopes to focus on how open data can be used to spark innovation in the fields of health, education, and energy. Hellekson is set to discuss the value that can be gained from using open data and share success stories.
At Red Hat, Hellekson works with systems integrators and government agencies to encourage the use of open source software in government. He is the founder of Open Source for America and has been named one of
Federal Computer Week’s Fed 100. He is an active member of the Military Open Source working group, the SIIA Software Division Board, Freedom 2 Connect Technical Council, the Board of Directors for the Public Sector Innovation Group, and CivicCommons’ Board of Advisors. Hellekson’s topics of expertise include cross-domain security, edge innovation, and interagency collaboration through the open source model.
Red Hat chief technology strategist, Gunnar Hellekson, to deliver closing keynote
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences,
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, N.C. 27601
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, 10:30 a.m. ET
For more information on NC Datapalooza, visit
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