Jim Whitehurst is President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise IT products and services. With a background in business development, finance, and global operations, Whitehurst has proven expertise in helping companies flourish—even in the most challenging economic and business environments. Since joining Red Hat in 2008, Whitehurst has grown the company, and its influence on a variety of industries, by reaching key milestones—the most notable in 2012 when Red Hat became the first $1 billion revenue open source software company.

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People working together to build

Red Hat president and CEO Jim Whitehurst explains that even the smallest gestures can impact how an organization sees itself—and how it sustains itself.
gears and lightbulb to represent innovation

Innovation is a messy process. Our stories about it aren't. We shouldn't confuse the two.
Architecture and design planning layouts

We can't predict everything that will affect our organizations. Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst says the only way to prepare for an unknowable world is to open up.
open source button on keyboard

Both dieting and changing an organizational culture are easy to explain but difficult to do. Why?
a checklist for a team

It's time to optimize our organizations for values and principles that drive innovation today.

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cooking ingredients to bake stuff

We like to use the analogy that open source is like a recipe . It's a great way to explain what...
open source button on keyboard

Jim Whitehurst, President & CEO, Red Hat talks about the nuts and bolts of open source—...