Red Hat Developer Program
August 2, 2011

Inna Kuznetsova keynote (2011 Red Hat Summit & JBoss World)

Inna Kuznetsova, vice president of marketing and sales enablement of systems software at IBM, speaks at the 2011 Red Hat Summit and JBossWorld. Kuznetsova talks extensively about the 100 year anniversary of IBM, and the ten-year anniversary of their partnership with Red Hat. From Watson Scientific Computing Lab (established at Columbia University in 1944) to the open source contributions made in more recent decades, IBM encourages the growth of communities of innovation. She emphasizes that IBM's longevity is not just because of profitable technology, but also their concern for fairness to employees and interest in developing technologies that are beneficial for society--including their support of open source and Linux. She also talks about the Watson AI, IBM's involvement in the Apache Foundation, and the first IBM hypervisor (for system 360, built in 1967). That early hypervisor was just the beginning. Kuznetsova discusses at length the evolution of open virtualization, the use of virtualization (like KVM), and the importance of openness in maintaining virtualization's low cost, robust behavior, and rapid rate of innovation. She explores the market need for virtualization today, and the expectations for the technology industry of the future. See more videos from the 2011 Red Hat Summit and JBossWorld: