Red Hat CEO and President Jim Whitehurst kicked off the 2014 Red Hat Summit, celebrating 10 years of growth and innovation. Whitehurst addressed a crowded ballroom at Moscone Center South. â€śYou are all part of our mission statement,â€ť he said...
Whitehurst, a fan of history (and analogies), took us back to September 2, 1666: the Great Fire of London. A terrible eventâ€“but a time when the city of London got the chance to start over.
Business leaders want greenfields. They wish they could start over. London got a greenfield, but chose to rebuild old infrastructure. Constituents had needs that the old city satisfiedâ€”and new needs in conflict. But they did (like we do today) have common questions: How do you keep the traffic flowing while building the infrastructure of tomorrow?
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