Red Hat hosts part­ner con­fer­ence in Colombo

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Red Hat has hosted a half-day tech­nol­ogy event in Colombo at Ho­tel Cin­na­mon Lake­side. Un­der the theme, ‘Power of Par­tic­i­pa­tion’, the event dis­cussed how en­ter­prises can trans­form and in­no­vate by learn­ing, net­work­ing, and col­lab­o­rat­ing via open-source tech­nol­ogy.

The key­note ad­dress was de­liv­ered by Amar­jeet Man­chanda, Direc­tor, Pre­sales, Red Hat In­dia, who spoke about the po­ten­tial of open source to in­flu­ence change and en­able in­no­va­tion. He em­pha­sized that open source is now at the fore­front of ev­ery ma­jor break­through. Ac­cord­ing to him, Sri Lanka is an ex­cit­ing mar­ket that’s primed for dis­rup­tion and Red Hat is geared to play an im­por­tant part in this transformation jour­ney.

Through this event, Red Hat hopes to connect and ed­u­cate po­ten­tial cus­tomers, clients, in­flu­encers and pol­icy-mak­ers of its ser­vices and unique of­fer­ings in open source. The event gath­ered some of the bright­est minds in the coun­try to dis­cuss the power of open source and best prac­tices that can help ac­cel­er­ate in­no­va­tion in Sri Lanka’s dig­i­tal econ­omy.

Red Hat’s pri­mary fo­cus will be to help busi­nesses ac­cel­er­ate dig­i­tal transformation in the ar­eas of BFSI, telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions and govern­ment in Sri Lanka. With the govern­ment’s big push in crit­i­cal in­fra­struc­ture to en­able dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies, Red Hat’s in­no­va­tive of­fer­ings are well po­si­tioned to help its ex­pan­sion plans in Sri Lanka.

Red Hat will also fo­cus on de­vel­op­ing an ecosys­tem of part­ners to em­power a frame­work for open-source tech­nolo­gies in Sri Lanka. In­dus­try in­ter­ac­tions will also be held in aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions to help stu­dents un­der­stand ca­reers in IT and open source.

Dis­cussing about the event, Amar­jeet fur­ther shared that Red Hat is op­ti­mistic about the op­por­tu­ni­ties in Sri Lanka and has re­ceived a very pos­i­tive in­ter­est from ex­ist­ing cus­tomers and new ones to ex­tend Red Hat’s ser­vices in this re­gion. He fur­ther high­lighted that dur­ing their ini­tial con­ver­sa­tions with pol­icy-mak­ers, part­ners and cus­tomers, there has been a strong will­ing­ness to em­brace open­source tech­nol­ogy.

More than 90% of For­tune 500 com­pa­nies use Red Hat’s tech­nolo­gies to run their daily op­er­a­tions. In fact, 100% of For­tune 500 com­pa­nies in the air­lines, com­mer­cial banks, fi­nan­cial data ser­vices, healthcare (in­sur­ance and man­aged ser­vices), and tele­com in­dus­tries are Red Hat cus­tomers.

The con­ver­gence of voice, video, and data is caus­ing a sweep­ing change in the telco in­dus­try and in­creas­ing de­mand on providers. Red Hat solutions can help telco car­ri­ers with in­fra­struc­ture that cuts costs and in­creases per­for­mance and a true open devel­op­ment plat­form that en­cour­ages rapid in­no­va­tion.

Sta­ble, trust­wor­thy, open­source solutions from Red Hat can help govern­ment IT de­part­ments that are look­ing to con­sol­i­date ex­ist­ing sys­tems and tech­nolo­gies, build shared ser­vices that con­stituents want, im­prove se­cu­rity, and re­main com­pli­ant with fed­eral, state and lo­cal reg­u­la­tions.

Red Hat solutions are also play­ing a lead­ing role in the fi­nan­cial ser­vices in­dus­try, by of­fer­ing lowla­tency, high-through­put in­fra­struc­ture that are needed to process com­plex trans­ac­tions and man­age stag­ger­ing amounts of data and work­loads.

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