During his Red Hat Summit keynote, Robert LeBlanc, senior vice president of IBM Software Group, spoke about the impact of open source technology on business decisions in the past, present and future. IBM was a Premier Sponsor of the Red Hat Summit, and LeBlanc’s long experience with Linux, along with his leadership of the original IBM Linux strategy team, enthusiastically engaged the more than 3,000 audience members at the event.
LeBlanc noted that, according to the recent IBM CEO survey, technology has never been more important to business. He also highlighted three key open technologies for the “next era of computing” – open virtualization (KVM), big data (Hadoop), and open cloud (OpenStack) – while exploring the success of Linux in demonstrating the potential of open technologies and their ability to unite and transform the industry. LeBlanc stated that the next wave of computing would benefit from an open approach – leading to interoperability, innovation, and choice. Catch LeBlanc’s keynote now in this YouTube video.