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Red Hat CEO Keynote: 5 Boldest Remarks On AI, New Products

Mark Haranas

Here are Red Hat CEO Matt Hicks’ most important remarks during his keynote today at Red Hat Summit 2023 in Boston.

Red Hat CEO Matt Hicks kicked off Red Hat Summit 2023 on Tuesday in Boston by explaining his company’s artificial intelligence, open-source vision and new products to thousands in attendance.

“We’re in one of those [game-changing] moments right now. It’s the moment of AI,” said Hicks during his keynote at the Boston Convention Center today. “AI has moved from the obscurity of academia to the ubiquity of ChatGPT. But it’s also moved from the power of few, to the power of many.”

Several of Red Hat’s key product launches include generative AI for Ansible, an enterprise-grade open developer hub and new services in the Red Hat Trusted Software Supply Chain suite.

[Related: Red Hat Summit 2023: The Biggest Announcements]

Red Hat Summit 2023

Thousands of Red Hat partners, customers and developers flocked to Boston this week for Red Hat Summit 2023. The technology conference runs from May 23 to May 25.

“Over the next two days, we’re going to demonstrate how our approach and technology can help you manage your realities,” said Hicks in his keynote address. “Throughout the summit, you’ll hear from us about a lot of new innovations. We will be introducing a series of developer and operator focus capabilities.”

Matt Hicks was named president and CEO of the open source software superstar in July 2022. In his previous role at Red Hat, he was executive vice president of Products and Technologies where he was responsible for all product engineering, including on products such as Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the JBoss middleware portfolio, OpenStack and Ansible. He has been with Raleigh, N.C.-based Red Hat for over 17 years.

CRN breaks down the five most important remarks from Matt Hicks during his keynote speech at Red Hat Summit 2023.

Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at

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