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Guest of the Week (5/5/17): Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat Inc.

Guest of the Week (5/5/17)

Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO, Red Hat Inc.

Congratulations Jim! You are theCUBE’s Guest of the Week.

As a leader in the open-source community, Red Hat Inc. remains profitable because of the company’s ability to identify the best projects and create a culture that rewards risk and allows some measure of failure.

That’s according to Jim Whitehurst, president and chief executive officer at Red Hat, who provides a vision of collaboration. During his keynote at this year’s Red Hat Summit, he dedicated time to explaining that it is important to create a safe environment for people to take risks and not be afraid of failure.

“Innovation’s all about injecting variance in, and there’s no way to inject variance in without making errors…. You certainly want to reward risk-taking and recognize, by definition, some risks aren’t going to play out. And that’s all about culture,” Whitehurst said.

Stu Miniman (@stu) and Rebecca Knight (@knightrm), co-hosts of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, had the opportunity to interview Whitehurst after his keynote to discuss the company culture and how open source will define the future of Red Hat.

Read more about our Guest of the Week here and here.

Follow Jim on Twitter (@JWhitehurst), and check out more of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s independent editorial coverage of Red Hat Summit 2017.

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