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Klaus Aker - Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco

Session Date Time
Hour 1: Application Driven, Open Source Cloud with UCS | Hour 2: Cisco Innovations for VM Networking & Applications Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Jorge Aliss - Freelance Software Engineer

Jorge Aliss is a freelance software engineer with more than 10 years of experience using Java technologies. He is currently focused on building web applications with the Play Framework. He is also the author of SecureSocial, an open source authentication module for Play-based applications. Before becoming a freelance developer, Jorge worked at Oracle, BEA, and Fuego, Inc.

Session Date Time
What's New in Java Frameworks for Web, Cloud, & Mobile Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Mohit Anchlia - Data Platform Architect, Intuit

Mohit Anchlia works at Intuit, where the data platform is being built on next-generation technologies. Mohit is responsible for designing big data solutions.

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Storage Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Jason Andersen - Director, Product Management, Red Hat

Jason Andersen is a product marketing director at Red Hat responsible for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform. Jason has been working in various roles within end user software for more than 15 years. He has worked with hundreds of customers worldwide in defining and implementing portal, content, and collaboration solutions in many different industries. Prior to joining Red Hat, Jason was a senior product manager at IBM responsible for the delivery if IBM WebSphere Portal and Accelerators.

Session Date Time
Exceeding User Expectation with JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Prakash Aradhya - Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

Prakash Aradhya is senior product manager at Red Hat responsible for JBoss Enterprise BRMS and JBoss jBPM.

Session Date Time
JBoss Enterprise BRMS: Combining the Power of Business Rules & Business Processes Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
JBoss Enterprise BRMS & jBPM in Use: Real Problems, Real Solutions, & Best Practices Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
JBoss Enterprise BRMS Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

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Keith Babo - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Keith Babo is a senior software engineer at Red Hat and project lead for SwitchYard, a JBoss Community project. While most of Keith’s career has been in R&D, he spent his first year at Red Hat as a solution architect, helping organizations adopt open source technologies and stick it to the man. In a former life, Keith was a senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he helped create and destroy multiple iterations of business integration middleware.

Session Date Time
SOA at Scale with SwitchYard Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Ashesh Badani - Senior Director, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat

Ashesh Badani, senior director of middleware products at Red Hat, is responsible for leading all product marketing and go-to-market activities for JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Prior to joining Red Hat, Ashesh served as director of product management and product marketing of integration and application platform products at Sun Microsystems. Prior to his time at Sun, Ashesh was director of product management and marketing of SOA products at WebMethods. Ashesh holds a an MBA from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.

Session Date Time
JBoss World Expert Panel Wednesday, June 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Paul Bakker - Senior Developer, Luminis

Paul Bakker is an engineer for Luminis Technologies where he works on the open source Amdatu.org cloud platform and pushes new technology such as modular Java EE based on OSGi, Semantic technology, and cloud provisioning. He is also an active contributor for the JBoss Forge and Apache ACE projects.

Session Date Time
Migrating Spring to Java EE Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Mark Balch - Director, Product Management, Cisco

Mark Balch is the director of product management for Cisco’s Unified Computing System ecosystem solutions. His background has focused on datacenter automation and management solutions encompassing hardware and software infrastructure. Mark has also held product management and engineering roles in datacenter networking and digital video industries.

Session Date Time
Hour 1: Application Driven, Open Source Cloud with UCS | Hour 2: Cisco Innovations for VM Networking & Applications Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Shri Ballal - Director of Architecture and Development, EA World Wide Customer Experience

Session Date Time
Improving the Gamer Experience with Open Source & JBoss Enterprise Middleware Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Jay Balunas - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Jay Balunas, principal software engineer at Red Hat, works as a JBoss core developer and heads up its mobile development efforts as the AeroGear project lead. He is passionate about standards and is one of Red Hat’s W3C representatives, and has been active in the Java Community Process (JCP) as a JavaServer Faces expert group member.

Jay was previously the RichFaces project lead, and has been involved with many other open source projects, including jQuery, Forge, Seam, and Weld. Jay has been architecting and developing enterprise applications and projects for more than 14 years, specializing in mobile device integration, web tier frameworks, UI design, and integration.

Jay has spoken at many conferences and user groups, including JavaOne, JSFSummit, JBoss World, JUDCon, and various JUGs. Jay blogs about mobile technologies, HTML5, RichFaces, JSF 2.0, and other rich internet application technologies at http://in.relation.to/Bloggers/Jay.

Session Date Time
AeroGear: The Gear You Need to Go Mobile with Red Hat Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
JBoss World Expert Panel Wednesday, June 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
How Mobile & HTML5 are Shifting Java EE & Rich Client Platforms Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Mobilize JBoss Application Server 7.1: Develop Mobile Applications in the Cloud with AeroGear, Titanium, & OpenShift Friday, June 29 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Bela Ban - Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

Bela Ban, consulting software engineer at Red Hat, manages Red Hat’s middleware clustering team and created and leads the JGroups project. He joined JBoss in 2003.

Bela completed his PhD at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. After some time at IBM Research, he did a post-doc at Cornell. Then he worked on NMS/EMS for Fujitsu Network Communications in San Jose, California. Bela’s interests include network protocols, performance, group communication, trail running, biking, and beerathlon. When not hacking code, he spends time with his family.

Session Date Time
Tuning & Benchmarking JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Session Clustering Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kyle Bassett - President, Archestration

Kyle Bassett, president of Archestration, is a 12-year IT veteran with significant experience driving technical and organizational change in complex and critical IT infrastructures. Kyle leads the charge in transformative IT, using leading-edge technologies to develop solid approaches to consolidation, re-platforming recognizing massive cost savings for large Canadian Institutions.

At Symcor Inc., Kyle spearheaded an ambitious project to build a greenfield data centre solution using Cisco UCS, Hitachi storage, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and Microsoft Hyper-V. The concept allowed Symcor to commence a large-scale consolidation project significantly earlier than if using standard methodologies. Kyle fought for internal change to re-organize the internal support infrastructures to manage Pod-based solutions, rather than traditional IT management. Due to the mixing of business and IT focused considerations, Symcor quickly realized significant benefits across the IT organization.

Following on the success of the Symcor transformation, 407 ETR engaged Kyle to address a similar set of challenges. Kyle was able to fast track the solutioning and recommendations based on the very recent success at Symcor. Shaving implementation time significantly, 407 will realize cost savings and organizational benefits in an extremely short window as compared to similarly sized IT organizations taking on advanced transformation projects.

Kyle launched Archestration to focus on streamlining IT transformation, to develop new automated private and public cloud solutions for deploying and managing technology, and to help constrained IT departments take big leaps forward to current and forward-looking infrastructures. Combining a deep-skill in IT and next-generation automation technologies with a solid understanding of business and organizational change, Archestration helps businesses reduce the risk, and increase the acceptance of IT transformation projects.

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Virtualization Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Amod Bavare - Accenture

Session Date Time
Impact of Cloud & PaaS in Open Source Adoption in Enterprise IT Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Jason Beck - IT Architect in UNIX Infrastructure, Qualcomm

Jason Beck, IT architect in UNIX infrastructure for Qualcomm, has more than 15 years of IT experience in a range of areas, including: Linux system administration, virtualization technologies, enterprise networking, and storage systems.

Session Date Time
Migrating Workloads to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: A Customer Perspective Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Vijay Bellur - Senior Principal Engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Introduction to Red Hat Storage Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am

William Bendrot - Senior Business Systems Architect, EA World Wide Customer Experience

Session Date Time
Improving the Gamer Experience with Open Source & JBoss Enterprise Middleware Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Jon Benedict - Senior Solutions Architect/TME, NetApp

Jon Benedict is a senior solutions architect and technical marketing engineer at NetApp. In this role, Jon plans, develops, and executes virtualization solutions specifically around Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization technology, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and NetApp storage. His work has been published in several industry magazines and technical reports. Jon also sits on the board for the oVirt project.

Session Date Time
Deploying Oracle on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 & NetApp Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Robyn Bergeron - Fedora Project Leader, Red Hat

As the Fedora Project Leader, Robyn Bergeron is responsible for capturing the hearts, minds, and contributions of the more than 20,000 participants worldwide in the Fedora Project, and gently steers it in its mission to lead the advancement of free and open source software and content as a collaborative community. A frequent speaker at open source conferences, she is passionate not only about the Fedora Project, but also about the practice of open source values in marketing, strategic planning, and education. She previously worked as the Fedora program manager, and contributed to Fedora as the marketing team leader, and the Cloud Special Interest Group lead. Robyn has also had past lives as both an industry analyst and business analyst, and is additionally a recovering systems administrator.

Session Date Time
Participating in the Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) Model in Red Hat's Communities Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Emmanuel Bernard - Data Platform Architect, Red Hat

Emmanuel Bernard is a data platform architect at Red Hat and has been a member of the Hibernate team since 2003. Emmanuel led the JPA implementation of Hibernate and founded and leads Hibernate Search, Hibernate Validator, and newcomer Hibernate OGM. Emmanuel is a member of the JPA 2.1 expert group and the spec lead of Bean Validation. He is also member of the Ceylon team, where he contributes to the type checker and the infrastructure.

Prior to Red Hat, Emmanuel spent a few years as a developer and architect in the retail industry, where he first became involved in the ORM space. He is a regular speaker at various conferences and JUGs, including JavaOne, JBoss World, and Devoxx and is the co-author of Hibernate Search in Action, published by Manning. He is also founder and co-host of two podcasts: JBoss Community Asylum and Les Cast Codeurs Podcast.

Session Date Time
NoSQL & Big Data at Red Hat Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Fausto Bernardini - IBM

Session Date Time
Bringing Cloud to Life with IBM SmartCloud Service Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Zak Berrie - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Migrating Workloads to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: A Customer Perspective Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Thomas Berti - Chief, Computer Services Division, Bureau of the Census

Session Date Time
Big Iron Migration Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Deepak Bhole - Engineering Manager, OpenJDK, Red Hat

Deepak Bhole is a developer and an engineering manager at Red Hat, where he works on and manages the open source Java team at Red Hat. He currently resides in Toronto.

Session Date Time
OpenJDK and Red Hat: Driving Innovation into the JVM Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Marco Bill-Peter - Vice President, Global Support, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Access Red Hat Anywhere, Anytime, Any Way Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Red Hat Summit Expert Panel Wednesday, June 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Patrick Black - Senior Technology Engineer, Travelers Insurance

Patrick Black manages the shared JBoss Enterprise Middleware infrastructure at Travelers Insurance. He is the technical lead overseeing Java EE application servers and the deployment and maintenance of applications running on the infrastructure.

Session Date Time
IT Process Automation: Challenges & Best Practices Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Ken Blue - VP Mission Critical x 86 Software, HP

Session Date Time
Advancing the Limits of Linux-based Infrastructure – Density, Energy Efficiency, Serviceability, & Reliability Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Wander Boessenkool - Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

Wander Boessenkool joined Red Hat as an instructor for the BeNeLux region in 2006 and is now working as a Linux curriculum manager. Over the last five years, Wander has been involved as a subject matter expert and author on a number of courses, including Performance Tuning (RH442) and Enterprise Virtualization (RH318).

Session Date Time
Performance Tuning with 'Tuned' Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Performance Tuning with 'Tuned' (Replay) Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Marius Bogoevici - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Building Modern Applications the JBoss Way Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Jeff Bradburn - Senior Director of Technology, EA World Wide Customer Experience

Session Date Time
Improving the Gamer Experience with Open Source & JBoss Enterprise Middleware Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Emily Brand - Consultant, Red Hat

Emily Brand is a member of the Red Hat Consulting team focusing on JBoss Enterprise Middleware, specifically JBoss Enterprise Application Platform migrations from Oracle WebLogic and IBM WebSphere.

Session Date Time
Easing into JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Migrations Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Jonathan Brassow - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Jonathan Brassow is a principal software engineer at Red Hat, Inc. He has spent more than a decade working on storage development with expertise in clustering, HA solutions, and RAID.

Session Date Time
Fundamentals of Storage Management with LVM Wednesday, June 27 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Jeff Bride - Principal Consultant, Red Hat

Session Date Time
JBoss Enterprise BRMS & jBPM in Use: Real Problems, Real Solutions, & Best Practices Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Marco Brizi - Software Engineer, Cineca

Marco Brizi is a software engineer at Cineca (an Interuniversity Consortium), where he designs frameworks and middleware solutions for integrated information systems.

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Transform Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Hugh Brock - Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Session Date Time
CloudForms Roadmap: Build & Manage Private & Hybrid IaaS Clouds Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Robert C. Broeckelmann Jr. - Partner, Nova Ordis, LLC

Robert C. Broeckelmann Jr. is currently a Partner at Nova Ordis, LLC, a software services company. Robert has experience in performance tuning, application servers/JEE, security, SOA, and other middleware technologies. He has worked as an independent consultant and has been employed at various financial institutions and e-commerce companies. He holds an master’s degree in Computer Science.

Session Date Time
Trusted Security with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Russell Bryant - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Russell Bryant is a principal software engineer at Red Hat, where he works on OpenStack. Russell is one of the three members of the OpenStack vulnerability management team, which is charge of the process for handling security vulnerabilities. He is also a member of the doc-core and nova-core teams, which review changes to the OpenStack-manuals and Nova projects.

Prior to joining Red Hat, Russell worked on the Asterisk open source project. In addition to being a core developer and leader of the project, he co-authored “Asterisk: The Definitive Guide,” published by O’Reilly Media.

Russell graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. He currently resides in Charleston, SC.

Session Date Time
Getting Started with OpenStack Deployment & Development Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Adam Burden - Executive Director, Cloud Application & Platform Services, Accenture

Adam Burden is Accenture’s executive director of Cloud Application & Platform Services. With 20 years of experience in technology consulting and a specialization in software engineering, legacy system modernization, system performance optimization, and application portfolio rationalization, Burden is responsible for guiding the business strategy and operations of a global, cross-industry practice of more than 1,000 dedicated personnel. He also has leadership roles in Accenture’s Application Modernization Practice, Smart Grid business, and is the managing director for 550 employees in Accenture’s Tampa, Fla. office.

Burden received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. His background includes training in the Capability Maturity Model (CMM-SW), IT Transformation & Optimization, as well as graduate studies in Fault-Tolerant digital systems design. An Accenture Partner since 2004, Burden lives in Tampa, Fla. with his wife Allison and three children: daughter Abigail (10) and twins Adam Jr (6) and Anne-Marie (6).

Tim Burke - Vice President, Linux Engineering, Red Hat

With more than 25 years experience in the industry and as vice president of engineering, Tim Burke heads the development teams for the number one Linux enterprise operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and The Fedora Project open source distribution. He has led the delivery of Red Hat Enterprise Linux since its initial release.

Responsible for the comprehensive Red Hat Enterprise Linux product portfolio, Tim directs several software development teams. They include development for the Red Hat Linux kernel (storage, file-system, hardware enablement, and process management), core operating system utilities, desktop, development tools (languages, libraries, debuggers), security, and virtualization. Tim thrives on the challenge of finding the intersection of customer needs while simultaneously promoting and fostering open source collaborative development, as is evident in the development of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and beyond.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap: Part 1 Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap: Part 2 Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Red Hat Summit Expert Panel Wednesday, June 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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2009 Top Rated Presenter

Thomas Cameron - Chief Architect, Central & Canada, Red Hat

Thomas Cameron is the chief architect for the central US and Canada at Red Hat. He has been in the information technology industry since 1993, and has held certifications as a Novell Certified NetWare Engineer and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Trainer. Thomas is currently a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA), a Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS), and a Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA). Thomas is on the systems management subject matter expert team at Red Hat.

Session Date Time
SELinux for Mere Mortals Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Red Hat Network Satellite Power User Tips & Tricks 1: System Deployment Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Red Hat Network Satellite Power User Tips & Tricks 2: Packaging Software Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Clustered Applications with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

John Camilleri - Executive Vice President Product Development, Green Energy Corp

John Camilleri leads the Green Energy Corp organization as the power industry expert with respect to the development of innovative solutions for the smart utility of the future. John served in the Operations division of AREVA T&D providing leadership to the engineering and product development organizations as well as working closely with utility customers. For Microsoft, John managed developments of security features and architecture for several windows mobile product lines. John holds both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, is a Senior Member of IEEE and is active in the Architecture Group within NIST working on Smart Grid Security Guidelines.

Session Date Time
opensource.com Ignite Talks Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Andrew Cathrow - Senior Virtualization Product Manager, Red Hat

Andrew Cathrow serves as senior product manager at Red Hat and is responsible for Red Hat’s virtualization products. Prior to this position, Andrew managed Red Hat’s sales engineers. Prior to joining Red Hat in 2006, Andrew worked in product management for a configuration company, and also for a software company that developed middleware and messaging mainframe and midrange systems. Earlier in his career, Andrew held various positions at IBM Global Services.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Overview & Roadmap Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 Deep Dive Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Red Hat Summit Expert Panel Wednesday, June 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Akash Chandrashekar - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Akash Chandrashekar is a senior solution architect at Red Hat, where he works on the systems management subject matter expert team. Akash holds a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Red Hat Network Satellite certifications, and has been in the information technology industry since 1996. He has a bachelors degree in Computer Information Sciences from Devry University in Pomona California and a bachelors degree in Mathematics Education from California Polytechnic University in Pomona.

Session Date Time
System Deployment & Security Auditing with Red Hat Network Satellite & Nessus Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Bryan Che - Senior Director, Red Hat

Bryan Che runs product management at Red Hat for its cloud operations offerings, management software, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat’s Messaging, Realtime, and Grid platform. In this capacity, Bryan manages the product strategy and direction for a wide range of Red Hats products, from the realtime Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system to messaging middleware to cloud-oriented infrastructure and operations. Prior to this position, Bryan was an integral member of the team with responsibilities for Red Hat’s middleware and developer offerings. Bryan graduated with his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from MIT.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Cloud: Present, Future, & Benefits Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Building an Open Cloud with Red Hat Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Red Hat Summit Expert Panel Wednesday, June 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Making Cloud Easy with Red Hat Cloud Solutions Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Vamsi Chemitiganti - Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Real-time Intelligent Messaging for the Enterprise with Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Large Scale/Big Data Federation & Virtualization: A Case Study Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

William Cohen - Performance Tools Engineer, Red Hat

William Cohen has worked at Red Hat for more than 10 years, and has been involved with the open source performance tools available in Linux since 2002.

Session Date Time
Selecting the Right Tools for Performance Analysis Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Paul Cormier - Executive Vice President and President, Products and Technologies, Red Hat

Cormier leads Red Hat’s technology and products organizations, including engineering, product management and product marketing for Red Hat’s technologies. Cormier joined Red Hat in May 2001 as Executive Vice President, Engineering. Paul Cormier’s leadership and experience in enterprise technology has led to the introduction of Red Hat’s acclaimed line of enterprise products, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Cormier has been instrumental in forging tight partnerships with many leading technology companies.

Prior to coming to Red Hat, he served as senior vice president of research and development at BindView, helping the company achieve market leadership in 2000. Cormier holds a Master of Science in Software Development and Management from Rochester Institute of Technology.


Jay Crampton - IT Lead Engineer, CenturyLink

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Jean Crescenzi - Chief Technical Officer, Colosseum Online Inc.

Jean Crescenzi is the founder, president and CTO of Colosseum Online Inc., a cutting-edge, premier provider of datacentre colocation, cloud hosting, dedicated servers, and managed web hosting services in Canada. For more than 17 years, Jean has been responsible for providing solutions that are leading-edge and forward-looking to clients in many sectors, including automotive manufacturing, education, and healthcare.

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Virtualization Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Scott Croft - Senior Linux Engineer/Architect, DTCC

Scott Croft is a director of Linux engineering and architecture at DTCC. He has a diverse background working on many UNIX platforms, including integrating storage and other operating systems. He holds a bacehlor’s degree in Computer Science from Old Dominion University.

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Charles Crouch - Development Manager, Red Hat

Charles Crouch, manager of software engineering at Red Hat, is currently the development manager for JBoss Operations Network, and has worked on the product team since its inception in 2005. Prior to joining Red Hat, Charles worked in the consulting industry, including stints at Accenture in London and Luxembourg. While working at Red Hat, Charles has led the development of the new Administration Console, which was launched as part of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.0.

Session Date Time
New & More Effective Management for JBoss Enterprise Middleware Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

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Mike Daleiden - Director, Telematics Engineering, AAA, Inc.

Mike Daleiden has more than 25 years of experience in software development, ranging from packaged software applications to CAD systems and enterprise services platforms. He is currently the director of software development for telematics platforms and infrastructure at AAA, Inc., leading a team of four software engineers in the design and implementation of a comprehensive services infrastructure platform that streamlines service delivery for AAA clubs and members. His team has been using JBoss Enterprise Middleware solutions since 2002 and recently launched a new production infrastructure that utilizes JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform 5.1 to tie together disparate systems and services to provide a unified set of services for AAA members on the go.

Session Date Time
JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform Delivers SOA-ready Data Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Jack Daniel - Technical Product Manager, Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Jack Daniel, technical product manager for Tenable Network Security, has more than 20 years experience in network and system administration and security, and has held a variety of practitioner and management positions. A technology community activist, he supports several information security and technology organizations and is a co-founder of Security BSides.

Session Date Time
System Deployment & Security Auditing with Red Hat Network Satellite & Nessus Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Mike Danjczek - Sr. Systems Engineer, Global Technical Systems

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Transform Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Jeff Darcy - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Jeff Darcy, principal software engineer at Red Hat, is the HekaFS project lead and a GlusterFS architecture team member.

Session Date Time
A Deep Dive into Red Hat Storage Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Red Hat Summit Expert Panel Wednesday, June 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Jeremy Davis - Middleware Solution Architect, Red Hat

Jeremy Davis, middleware solution architect at Red Hat, has more than 12 years experience developing applications and currently advises Red Hat’s customers.

Session Date Time
JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform Delivers SOA-ready Data Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
JBoss World Labs: Choose Your Own Adventure Friday, June 29 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Jeff Delong - Global Partner Strategy and Enablement, Red Hat

Session Date Time
JBoss Enterprise BRMS & jBPM in Use: Real Problems, Real Solutions, & Best Practices Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Sudarshan Deuskar - Senior Manager, IT, Cbeyond

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Integrate Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Steve Dickson - Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

Steve Dickson works as a consulting software engineer at Red Hat. For the last nine years, he has been responsible for Red Hat’s NFS implementation in both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora. Prior to joining Red Hat, Steve worked on DEC’s TruCluster product and in the InfiniBand world writing user and kernel applications for Linux. He started his career at Lachman Associates, where he developed and supported SCO’s NFS implementation.

Session Date Time
The Evolution of the NFS Protocol: NFSv4, NFSv4.1, pNFS, Secure NFS Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Steve Dietch - Vice President, Worldwide Cloud, Enterprise Group, Hewlett-Packard Company

Steve Dietch is vice president of Worldwide Cloud for ESSN and TS. He is responsible for driving HP’s effort to help clients build cloud environments and work with the global business units to ensure the success of HP’s hybrid delivery strategy. In close collaboration with HP Software, Steve’s charter includes business planning, cross-business unit product management, sales operations and strategic deal support. Steve also partners closely with the global ESSN marketing organization to build out and execute go-to-market strategies to drive awareness, create demand and enable the cloud sales teams.

Mostly recently, Steve was vice president of Marketing of Cloud Solutions & Infrastructure within ESSN responsible for identification and definition of portfolio offerings, driving programs designed to enhance awareness, consideration and preference, and leading efforts focused on demand generation, partner enablement, and customer loyalty.

Prior to this role, Steve served as vice president of Marketing for HP Networking where he was responsible for driving product management/marketing, training & certification, and awareness/demand generation activities. He was also responsible for major elements of the 3Com integration program.

Prior to joining the Networking team, Steve led the HP Communications and Media Solutions (CMS) marketing organization where he was responsible for product marketing, solution marketing, services marketing, marketing communications, partner program, field enablement and awareness, and demand-generation activities.

Prior to the HP-Compaq merger, Steve was with Compaq for four years, directing product and portfolio management for the telecom division, driving business critical solutions in the service provider and emerging markets, and working in business development for Compaq’s high-end solutions in enterprise eCommerce environments.

In addition, Steve has held a variety of management and consulting roles at Booz-Allen & Hamilton, IBM and Wang Labs. Dietch has a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Master of Science in computer science from Boston University, and Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of California.

Darpan Dinker - VP of Engineering, Schooner Information Technology

Darpan Dinker was the third employee at Schooner and has long been a driver of Schooner products and solutions. Before Schooner, Darpan held leadership roles at Sun Labs, Sun software divisions, Netscape, and Fujitsu. He is most interested in bringing innovative solutions for real world problems that result in dramatic improvements for customers. Follow Darpan on Twitter: @darpandinker.

Session Date Time
How the Leading Online Address Book Deployed Flash-optimized SchoonerSQL & Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Consolidate Servers & Increase Availability Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Will Dinyes - Team Lead, JBoss Curriculum, Red Hat

Will Dinyes joined Red Hat in March of 2009 as a curriculum manager for JBoss. He is currently developing Red Hat’s latest JBoss Seam Framework training. If he’s not in the classroom, you can find Will stargazing with his kids in the high desert of Arizona.

Session Date Time
CDI with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
CDI with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 (Replay) Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Christoph Doerbeck - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Christoph Doerbeck joined Red Hat as a solution architect in March of 2006. Prior to this role, he spent eight years in the financial services industry and an additional 10 years spread across the R&D, retail, and education industries working in IT as a UNIX admin/engineer/architect. His first professional exposure to UNIX administration was supporting DEC Ultrix in the early 90s, and his resume now includes DEC OSF/1, HP/UX, SUNOS/Solaris, NextStep, FREE-BSD, Linux, and a lovely door stop built by Convex that ran Emacs for the research department at his university (model C3?).

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Fundamentals of Storage Management with LVM Wednesday, June 27 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Dr. Parag Doshi - Hewlett Packard, Office of the CTO

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JBoss Enterprise BRMS & jBPM in Use: Real Problems, Real Solutions, & Best Practices Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Gilles Dubreuil - Consultant, Red Hat Asia Pacific

Over the last two years, Gilles Dubreuil has been helping Red Hat’s Australian customers to leverage their infrastructures by bringing more automation with Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployments.

Prior to joining Red Hat in 2009, Gilles started an international career in Europe as software engineer (Uniface) and specialized in open source, initially for an ISP. He moved to North America to manage a UNIX lab (Compuware Corp.) before he crossed the Pacific ocean as a consultant (French-Polynesian Government) to finally land in Australia as an open source software system architect (Nextgen Networks). Gilles graduated from UNIX engineering school EPITA in Paris, he also holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken.

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System Industrialization: Change Gear with Red Hat Network Satellite API Wednesday, June 27 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Chuck Dubuque - Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Red Hat

Chuck Dubuque is the senior product marketing manager for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and is responsible for market analysis, program strategy, and channel support. Prior to joining Red Hat, he worked for three years at a mid-sized VAR (value-added reseller) where he experienced both the marketing and engineering of enterprise hardware and software, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, VMware, Microsoft Windows Server, NetApp, IBM, Cisco, and Dell. Earlier in his career, Chuck spent eight years in the biotechnology space in marketing and business development. He earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Overview & Roadmap Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Máirí­n Duffy - Senior Interaction Designer, Red Hat

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opensource.com Ignite Talks Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Sebastian Dziallas - Student (Fedora Project Contributor for 4 years), Franklin W. Olin College

Sebastian Dziallas is events coordinator for the Teaching Open Source initiative and lead Fedora packager for Etherpad, a browser-based realtime collaborative text editor. He travels internationally to speak at and organize education tracks at FOSS conferences such as OSCON, LinuxTag, and LinuxCon as well as open source tracks at academic conferences such as SIGCSE (CS education) and FIE (engineering education).

Prior to this, Sebastian was the founder of Fedora’s Education SIG and founder and former engineering manager for Sugar on a Stick (SoaS), a Fedora-based Linux distribution that features the Sugar Learning Platform, originally designed and deployed by the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project. SoaS extends Sugar’s reach beyond $200-per-child laptops to $10-per-child USB sticks and has been downloaded over 3.3k times in the past year for use in classroom deployments in Europe, North America, and Latin America. He was part of a team working on OLPC’s operating system for the G1G1 program in December 2008.

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opensource.com Ignite Talks Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am

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David Egts - Principal Architect, Red Hat

David Egts is a principal architect at Red Hat, specializing in the application of open source enterprise infrastructure technologies within federal, state, and local government agencies, the Department of Defense, and educational institutions. Prior to joining Red Hat in 2007, he specialized in visual simulation, virtual reality, human computer interfaces, and scientific visualization at Silicon Graphics, Inc.

David received both a masters degree and a bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh, an executive MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, and he is a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) and a Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS).

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Red Hat Summit Expert Panel Wednesday, June 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Real World Perspectives Panel: Transform Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Ben England - Performance Engineer, Red Hat

Ben England has worked on distributed systems for over 25 years, and on performance of distributed systems for more than 15 years, first at DEC/Compaq/HP and then at IBRIX (now HP) and EMC Atmos (cloud storage product). He is a member of Red Hat’s performance engineering team, led by Douglas Shakshober, and is currently analyzing distributed file system performance for GlusterFS and NFS.

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Red Hat Storage Performance Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Ethan Erchinger - VP of Architecture & Operations, Plaxo

Ethan Erchinger has spent more than 13 years in IT operations, most recently at Plaxo where has has lead the architecture and operations team for the last eight years. Plaxo.com is the world’s largest online address book, now a division of Comcast’s Silicon Valley Innovation Center.

Session Date Time
How the Leading Online Address Book Deployed Flash-optimized SchoonerSQL & Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Consolidate Servers & Increase Availability Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Matt Eszenyi - Intel

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Hadoop for the Common Man Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

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Matthew Farrellee - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Matthew Farrellee is the engineering lead for Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid at Red Hat and a researcher in the Computer Science department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Matthew has a rich development background in distributed computing, on which he writes a regular blog. Matthew has bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from Indiana University and a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Session Date Time
Red Hat's Big Data Strategy Overview & Optimizing Apache Hadoop with Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Joe Fernandes - Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Joe Fernandes is a senior product marketing manager in Red Hat’s cloud business unit, working on Red Hat’s cloud management and middleware management solutions. Prior to joining Red Hat, Joe was the director of product management for Application Quality Management solutions at Oracle. And Joe served as the director of product management and marketing for Empirix’s web business unit prior to its acquisition by Oracle. Joe has spent the past 15 years helping customers deploy, test, and manage enterprise applications.

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An Overview of Red Hat Cloud & Systems Management Portfolio Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for Enterprises Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Making Cloud Easy with Red Hat Cloud Solutions Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Michael Ferris - Director of Cloud Ecosystem, Cloud Computing, Red Hat

Michael Ferris is the director of product strategy for Red Hat’s cloud computing initiatives where he is responsible for identifying and designing emerging enterprise systems management and cloud offerings. Michael has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise software development and management. He led product marketing and management teams at Red Hat during the definition and introduction of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux flagship product line. Most recently, Michael guided the creation of Red Hat’s enterprise security platform and cloud computing offerings.

Prior to joining Red Hat in 2000, Michael lead design, product management, and development at both start-up and enterprise software firms, including Relativity Technologies, Micro Focus, and Burl Software. Michael holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Vanderbilt University.

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Hybrid Clouds & ISVs: Bridging Architecture with Business Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Joseph Fitzgerald - ManageIQ, CEO

Joseph Fitzgerald is a leader and visionary with more than 30 years experience designing and building enterprise systems management solutions. These highly scalable, mission-critical solutions are ensuring reliability, availability, and security for thousands of enterprise IT organizations worldwide. In addition to being a ManageIQ co-founder, Joe was a Distinguished Technologist and CTO in the software business unit at Hewlett Packard and a co-founder of Novadigm.

Session Date Time
Managing Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization in Hybrid Enterprise Clouds Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

William Folger - Director, Services Architect, Equator Financial

William (Bill) Folger has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry, starting with client server and quickly moving into the Java space. Bill is currently the Director of Services Architecture at Equator Financial Solutions in Los Angeles where he was instrumental in introducing and implementing an n-tier architecture with the JBoss Enterprise SOA stack. He also recently started the SoCal JBUG for Los Angeles and Orange Counties (https://community.jboss.org/groups/socal-jbug). Bill thinks that life, development, and architecture can be made simple if done right.

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Real World Perspectives Panel: Integrate Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Pierre Fricke - Director, Product Marketing, Red Hat

Pierre Fricke is a product line management director for the middleware business at Red Hat, responsible for the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform portfolio of products, which includes JBoss Enterprise BRMS, JBoss ESB, JBoss jBPM, and JBoss Rules. Beginning in 2005, Pierre led the product strategy for JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform and JBoss jBPM, and he oversaw Red Hat’s expansion into the service-oriented architecture (SOA) market with JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform. Pierre is focused on expanding Red Hat’s market presence in integration, SOA, and business process automation, bringing the value of open source and community innovation to customers in these markets.

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Build an Intelligent, Integrated Enterprise with Red Hat & JBoss Enterprise Middleware Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Real World Perspectives Panel: Integrate Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

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Wes Ganeko - IBM

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KVM on IBM System x – Leverage the Ecosystem! Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Al Gillen - Program Vice President, System Software, IDC

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Hot Off the Press: Top Journalists on Today's Tech Trends Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Steve Ginsberg - Vice President of Technical Operations, Pandora

Steve Ginsberg is the VP of Technical Operations for Pandora. Pandora’s personalized radio service is powered by the Music Genome Project, the most comprehensive analysis of music and comedy ever undertaken. Steve has helped Pandora scale over 20X in six years. He has worked in Operations and Systems Engineering for more than 20 years, including Internet, Film, and Television production.

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Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Storage Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Jason Greene - JBoss Application Server Lead / JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Architect, Red Hat

Jason Greene currently leads the JBoss Application Server project, which is a popular open source application development platform. He is a member of the Java Community Process (JCP), and most recently the expert group of the Java EE and Contexts & DI specifications. During his tenure at Red Hat, he has worked in many JBoss Enterprise Middleware areas, including the application server, clustering, web services, AOP, and security. His interests include concurrency, distributed computing, hardware, and programming language design.

Session Date Time
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6: Nuts to Bolts in 60 minutes Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 - Ease into the Cloud Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
JBoss World Expert Panel Wednesday, June 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Aaron Gresko - Infrastructure Engineer, Discount Tire

Session Date Time
Discount Tire: Migrating from Oracle WebLogic to JBoss Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Simon Grinberg - Product Manager, Red Hat

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Scripting & Integration with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: An Introduction to the API & CLI Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Shekhar Gulati - Senior Consultant, Xebia

Shekhar Gulati is a senior Java consultant working with Xebia India. Shekhar is an active writer and has written many technical articles for IBM DeveloperWorks, Developer.com, and JavaLobby. He is also a regular speaker at various Java and cloud conferences in India, including Bangalore JUDCon 2012, IndicThreads, and SiliconIndia. His current interests are NoSQL databases and cloud computing, mainly Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

Session Date Time
What's New in Java Frameworks for Web, Cloud, & Mobile Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

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George Hacker - Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

George Hacker has been teaching Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)-level for approximately ten years. As a curriculum manager on the Linux team of Red Hat Global Learning Services, George serves as subject matter expert and editor for several Red Hat courses. George has a keen interest in classroom setup automation. He studied computer science at the University of California, Riverside and enjoys playing acoustic guitar and card games with his family.

Session Date Time
Begin Programming Your Red Hat Network Satellite Server Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Begin Programming Your Red Hat Network Satellite Server (Replay) Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Gordon Haff - Cloud Evangelist, Red Hat

Gordon Haff is a senior cloud strategy marketing and evangelism manager at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, Gordon wrote hundreds of research notes, was frequently quoted in publications like The New York Times on a wide range of IT topics, and advised clients on product and marketing strategies. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for bringing a wide range of computer systems, from minicomputers to large UNIX servers, to market while at Data General. Gordon has engineering degrees from MIT and Dartmouth and an MBA from Cornell’s Johnson School.

Session Date Time
Busting the Myths of Cloud Computing Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Leslie Hawthorn - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

An internationally known community manager, speaker and author, Leslie Hawthorn has more than 10 years experience in high-tech project management, marketing, and public relations. In March 2012 she joined Red Hat, where she is responsible for Community Action and Impact on the company’s Open Source and Standards team. Prior to Red Hat, she served as outreach manager at Oregon State University’s Open Source Lab and as a program manager for Google’s Open Source Team, where she managed the Google Summer of Code Program, created the contest now known as Google Code In, and launched the company’s Open Source Developer blog.

Session Date Time
opensource.com Ignite Talks Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Justin Hayes - Senior Architect, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat

Justin Hayes is a senior architect for Red Hat Consulting, focusing on middleware and integration services. He has a proven track record designing and implementing JBoss Enterprise Middleware solutions for some of the largest commercial and federal clients.

Session Date Time
JBoss Enterprise Middleware & Big Data Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Jean Staten Healy - IBM

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KVM on IBM System x – Leverage the Ecosystem! Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Itamar Heim - Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Itamar Heim manages the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager engineering group. Prior to this role, Itamar worked on architecture and technology as a consulting software engineer in Red Hat, and as chief architect in Qumranet. Itamar has more than 15 years of experience in managing development and integration of complex enterprise-grade software systems, specializing in management of networking, security and virtualization. Itamar holds an MBA and a bachelor degree in computer science.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 Deep Dive Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Architecture Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

John Herr - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

John Herr is a senior software engineer in Red Hat’s solutions architecture group. This group identifies high-value solution stacks based on input from sales, marketing, and engineering teams and develops reference architectures for consumption by internal and external customers. John is a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) with more than 21 years of IT experience. Prior to joining Red Hat in 2011, John held various roles in system administration, network administration, development, consulting, and technical support.

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Migrating Workloads to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: A Customer Perspective Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Mark Heslin - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Mark Heslin is a principal software engineer with the solutions reference architecture team. His current focus is on the development of clustering and Windows interoperability solutions for Red Hat field teams, customers, and partners.

Prior to Red Hat, Mark provided architectural and technical leadership for campus-wide systems and application upgrade/migration projects at MIT. Over the course of his career. Mark has held technical and project leadership positions for a number of well-known names in the education, healthcare, retail, and technology industries. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 AD Integration/Samba Clusters Overview Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Thomas Heute - Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Thomas Heute has worked on various projects and products at Red Hat since he joined in 2004, including JBoss Enterprise Portal Portal, JBoss jBPM, and JBoss Seam. Thomas now manages the development team of GateIn Portal and is a platform architect for JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform.

Session Date Time
Exceeding User Expectation with JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Jason Hibbets - opensource.com Project Manager, Red Hat

Jason Hibbets is a project manager at Red Hat and the lead administrator for opensource.com. He has worked with Red Hat since 2003. Jason has been applying open source principles in neighborhood organizations in Raleigh for several years, highlighting the importance of transparency, collaboration, and community building.

Jason graduated from North Carolina State University. In his spare time, he enjoys surfing, gardening, watching football, participating in my local government, blogging for South West Raleigh @southwestraleigh.com, and training my border collies to be frisbee and agility dogs. You can follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets.

Session Date Time
opensource.com Ignite Talks Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Matt Hicks - Managing Principal Architect, Red Hat

Matt Hicks is one of the founding members of the Red Hat OpenShift team. He has spent over a decade in software engineering with a variety of roles in development, operations, architecture, and management. His real expertise is in bridging the gap between developing code and actually running it in production. An expert in IT and cloud-based architectures, Matt spends his time evolving OpenShift to harness the power of cloud and make developers more productive.

Session Date Time
JBoss World Expert Panel Wednesday, June 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Red Hat OpenShift: What's New & What's Next in Red Hat's PaaS Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Derek Higgins - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Derek Higgins is a member of the Red Hat OpenStack team where he has responsibilities in OpenStack deployment and deployment automation. Derek has more then 10 years of software development experience in server-side solutions.

Session Date Time
Getting Started with OpenStack Deployment & Development Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Lon Hohberger - Supervisor, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Clustered Applications with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

John Matthew Holt - Founder and CTO, Waratek

Session Date Time
Achieving Genuine Java Multitenancy – the Waratek Cloud VM for Java Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Jan Mark Holzer - Senior Consulting Engineer, Red Hat

Jan Mark Holzer is a senior consulting engineer and member of Red Hat’s CTO office. Jan helps Red Hat’s large and strategic customers leverage new and emerging technologies in their IT environments. This includes building proof-of-concept deployments, as well as working with customers to (re)architect their IT environments around open source technologies.

As a member of the CTO office, Jan is leading the team responsible for emerging technologies. He also is the primary interface for customers into Red Hat’s R&D organization and CTO office. His current focus is Red Hat Enterprise Linux, virtualization, cloud computing, large-system scalability, and many other emerging technologies in the Linux and datacenter space.

Session Date Time
Building Your Next-Generation IT Infrastructure with Red Hat Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Phil Hopkins - Rackspace Red Hat Enterprise Linux Instructor (RHCA, CMNBA), Rackspace

Phil Hopkins, RHCA, has an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of South Florida and has been working on Linux systems for more than 10 years. Before filling his current role as a Linux trainer at Rackspace, Hopkins was a systems administrator for the company.

Session Date Time
Getting the Best Out of Red Hat Enterprise Linux in Your Cloud Environment Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Kelsey Hudson - Professional Services Consultant, Trace3

Session Date Time
Migrating Workloads to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: A Customer Perspective Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Ven Immani - Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco

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Hour 1: Application Driven, Open Source Cloud with UCS | Hour 2: Cisco Innovations for VM Networking & Applications Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm

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Jeff Jameson - Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Jeff Jameson is a product marketing manager on the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization product team, where he specializes in virtual desktop infrastructure software. Jeff has more than 12 years of experience in the desktop and high-tech industries, with the last eight years focused on emerging virtualization and cloud computing technologies. Prior to joining Red Hat, Jeff was a product line manager for Sun Microsystems’ desktop virtualization software line, helping to drive product strategy and awareness of desktop virtualization, thin clients, and cloud computing.

Session Date Time
Simplified VDI with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am

A.J. Johnson - Development Manager, ISV Systems Software and Cloud, IBM

Session Date Time
Transforming Applications for Open Cloud with KVM Virtual Appliances Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Ken Johnson - Director, Product Management, Red Hat

Ken Johnson, director of product management at Red Hat, is responsible for SOA and data integration products and technologies. Prior to joining Red Hat, Ken was a senior engineering manager at MetaMatrix, Inc., pioneers in the enterprise information integration (EII) market. He has also held technical leadership positions at Vignette Corporation, Oberon Software, and Sybase, Inc., with a focus on application integration and data management technologies.

Session Date Time
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform Overview & Roadmap Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Build an Intelligent, Integrated Enterprise with Red Hat & JBoss Enterprise Middleware Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Dmitri Joukovski - Acronis

Session Date Time
KVM on IBM System x – Leverage the Ecosystem! Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Dan Juengst - Senior Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

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Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for Enterprises Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am

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Alon Kadury - VP R&D, Intelitek Inc.

Alon Kadury is VP R&D at Intelitek Inc. Intelitek develops comprehensive hybrid (blended) learning solutions. Alon has more than 10 years experience in software development, he teaches software development in the IDF, and has published articles about information retrieval and digital libraries.

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Storage Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Rudolf Kastl - Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

Rudolf Kastl has worked at Red Hat since 2006 as an instructor and consultant and just recently became curriculum manager. When he started with Linux, he quickly became involved in the community by building third-party RPM packages and publishing them for his and for other users’ convenience. His spare time is allocated with tasks around open source software and Fedora.

Session Date Time
File System Access Control Lists & Special Permissions Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
File System Access Control Lists & Special Permissions (Replay) Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Tushar Katarki - Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

Tushar Katarki is a senior product manager in Red Hat’s cloud business unit and is responsible for product management and marketing for Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid. Tushar has extensive experience in datacenter and cloud technologies. He holds an MBA from Babson College and a master’s degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise MRG Update & Roadmap Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Red Hat's Big Data Strategy Overview & Optimizing Apache Hadoop with Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Burst into the Cloud with Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid Thursday, June 28 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Bryan Kearney - Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Bryan Kearney is an engineering manager at Red Hat, focusing on system management and entitlements. He lives in Raleigh, NC with his family and spends too much time in hockey rinks.

Session Date Time
IaaS Simplified with Red Hat CloudForms Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm
Managing Red Hat Subscriptions Locally with Subscription Asset Manager Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Katie Kelley - Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Session Date Time
An Overview of Red Hat Cloud & Systems Management Portfolio Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Path Forward for Red Hat Network Satellite with CloudForms Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Bill Kemp - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform Delivers SOA-ready Data Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Large Scale/Big Data Federation & Virtualization: A Case Study Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Miki Kenneth - Director of Product Management, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Scripting & Integration with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: An Introduction to the API & CLI Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Sean Michael Kerner - Senior Editor, Internetnews.com

Session Date Time
Hot Off the Press: Top Journalists on Today's Tech Trends Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Irfan Khan - Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Sybase, Inc., an SAP Company

Mr. Irfan Khan joined Sybase in 1992. As Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Khan oversees all technology offices in each of Sybase’s business units, ensuring market needs and customer aspirations are reflected within the company’s innovation and product development. Mr. Khan is also responsible for setting the architecture and technology direction for the worldwide technical sales organization.

As part of CTO responsibilities, Mr. Khan oversees the technology evangelism efforts for Sybase, responsible for seeding new innovation and driving new technologies within Sybase’s most strategic accounts. Mr. Khan also is in charge of the Sybase Developer Network.

In 2010, Mr. Khan received the InfoWorld CTO Top 25 Award and was named to the International Advisory Board of Cloud Expo.

Mr. Khan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science as well as a Master of Science degree in advanced computing from Kings College, University of London in the United Kingdom.

Lee Kinser - Solution Architect, Red Hat

Lee Kinser is a solution architect at Red Hat, representing the Navy and Marine Corps. Prior to this role, Lee served as a Department of Defense contractor.

Session Date Time
System Deployment & Security Auditing with Red Hat Network Satellite & Nessus Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Andy Kipp - Senior Systems Engineer, Brightcove

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Storage Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

James Kirkland - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
What’s the Big Deal about AMQP for Business Messaging? Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Derrick Kittler - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Real-time Intelligent Messaging for the Enterprise with Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Large Scale/Big Data Federation & Virtualization: A Case Study Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jake Kodak - Product Manager, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise MRG Update & Roadmap Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Walter Kydd - US Census Bureau, Chief, LEHD Production and Development Group

Walter Kydd is the Chief of the LEHD Production and Development Group, which recently migrated to the Red Hat platform. He began his Census Bureau career in 1997 as a systems administrator, and followed that with an assignment to the SAN team. Walter is a military veteran with experience in the fields of accounting, electronics, and computer programming and has had assignments ranging from the Pentagon to the Persian Gulf, with tours of duty in Europe and Asia.

Session Date Time
Big Iron Migration Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

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James Labocki - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

James Labocki is a senior solution architect who supports Red Hat’s public sector team. In this role, he assists public sector customers to adopt open source virtualization and cloud computing solutions. James is a Red Hat Certified Data Center Specialist.

Session Date Time
IaaS Simplified with Red Hat CloudForms Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Gary Lamperillo - Senior Middleware Solution Architect, Red Hat

Gary Lamperillo has been a senior middleware solution architect at Red Hat since 2009, providing guidance on Red Hat middleware to customers. Prior to working at Red Hat, Gary worked as an architect/consultant across several industries, including entertainment, security, defense, and financial.

Session Date Time
Discount Tire: Migrating from Oracle WebLogic to JBoss Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Dor Laor - Senior Engineering Manager, Virtualization, Red Hat

Dor Laor, senior engineering manager at Red Hat, manages the KVM and Xen hypervisor team at Red Hat. Dor was one of the core Qumranet developers, back when Qumranet moved from the Xen fault tolerance solution toward the invention of Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization technology. At Qumranet, Dor managed the KVM and Spice teams. Prior to virtualization, Dor managed development teams for blade center automation and core terabit router development.

Session Date Time
KVM Virtualization Technology Update & Roadmap Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Peter Larsen - Solution Architect, Red Hat

As a 25-year veteran in the technology field, Peter Larsen has a wide range of experience ranging from system development to enterprise architecture. Peter has been involved with open source for almost 15 years and has worked with Java EE for more than 10 years. Today, Peter works as a middleware solution architect for Red Hat within the Civilian Federal Government.

Session Date Time
JBoss World Labs: Choose Your Own Adventure Friday, June 29 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Robert LeBlanc - Senior Vice President, IBM Software Group

Robert LeBlanc has global responsibilities for strategy and management of IBM software platforms, including Cloud and Workload Optimized Systems, Big Data, Mobile Enterprise, and Security Intelligence. Mr. LeBlanc also chairs IBM’s Technology Team, a senior executive team responsible for setting IBM’s technology agenda.

Mr. LeBlanc has long advocated IBM’s participation in the open source community. When serving as Vice President of IBM Software Strategy, he was responsible for crafting the Linux strategy for the IBM company. Since joining IBM in 1981, he has held a number of technical, strategy, and sales leadership positions throughout the company’s Software, Services, and Systems groups.

Brian Leathem - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Brian Leathem the RichFaces project lead at Red Hat. An early adopter of JavaEE 6 and the CDI programming model, Brian also is the lead of the Seam Faces module. Having been involved with Seam 3 from its early stages, Brian helped the project bridge framework gaps with CDI/JSF integration. A firm believer in the power of open standards, Brian is keen to help shape the evolution of JavaServer Faces (JSF) by representing Red Hat on the JSF EG, and driving Red Hat’s improvements to JSF back into the standard.

Session Date Time
Going Mobile with your RichFaces Applications Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Xavier Lecauchois - Director of Product Management, ManageIQ

Session Date Time
Managing Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization in Hybrid Enterprise Clouds Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brett Lentz - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Brett Lentz, senior software engineer at Red Hat, is a member of the Red Hat OpenShift operations team. Supporting and managing the infrastructure that runs OpenShift, Brett is in responsible for blending traditional operations processes with bleeding-edge cloud technologies.

Prior to joining Red Hat, Brett worked with a number of well-known organizations, including prominent software companies, ISPs, and a few dot-coms. Since the late 1990s, Brett has held a variety of technical support and systems administration roles in a variety of environments, from small R&D teams with a handful of systems to large enterprises with thousands of systems in multiple datacenters.

Session Date Time
How Red Hat OpenShift Achieves Multi-Tenancy in the Cloud Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Brian Likosar - Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

Brian Likosar is a principal solution architect and technical team lead at Red Hat. He has been leveraging Linux in the enterprise since 2003, including environments established for high availability, databases, and virtualization. He also acts as the lead for the Subject Matter Expert group for storage and high availability within Red Hat.

Session Date Time
Application High Availability in Virtual Environments Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Migrating Oracle Databases to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Dr. Mark Little - Senior Director, Middleware Engineering, Red Hat

Dr. Mark Little serves as the senior director engineering, middleware engineering at Red Hat. Prior to taking over this role in 2008, Mark served as the SOA technical development manager and director of standards. Additionally, Mark was a distinguished engineer and chief architect and co-founder at Arjuna Technologies, a spin-off from HP. He has worked in the area of reliable distributed systems since the mid-80s with a PhD in fault-tolerant distributed systems, replication, and transactions. Mark and his family reside in Newcastle, UK.

Session Date Time
JBoss World Expert Panel Wednesday, June 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
JBoss Polyglot: Java & Beyond Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Roger Lopez (co-author) - Systems Engineer, Dell

Roger Lopez, systems engineer at Dell, Inc., works with Oracle database technologies to create optimal solutions for small, medium, and enterprise companies. His current expertise revolves around Oracle VM, iSCSI SAN storage, Fibre Channel SAN storage, and sizing Oracle databases based on performance metrics.

Session Date Time
Oracle RAC 11gR2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rich Lucente - Middleware Solution Architect, Red Hat

Rich Lucente has been a Red Hat middleware solution architect since January of 2011. Prior to joining Red Hat, he worked for US defense contractors, from large to small, focusing on solutions for tactical networks.

Session Date Time
Improving Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) Communications with Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

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Ajay Madhavan - Associate Director, CME Group

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: JBoss Enterprise Middleware Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Ronak Mallik - Senior Consultant, Red Hat

Ronak Mallik, middleware practice architect for Red Hat Consulting, has developed an extensive background deploying large and complex JBoss Application Server deployments in a variety of industries and verticals. In his current role, Ronak provides architectural guidance, management, and implementation oversight, and has provided consulting for one of the largest single JBoss Enterprise Middleware datacenter instances in the United States.

Learn more about Ronak at www.redhat.com/summit/speakers/session.html#rmallik.

Session Date Time
JBoss in the Trenches Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Steve Marney - Hewlett Packard, Office of the CTO

Session Date Time
JBoss Enterprise BRMS & jBPM in Use: Real Problems, Real Solutions, & Best Practices Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Guy Martin - Managing Principal Architect, Red Hat

Guy Martin is a managing principal architect within the Global Solutions and Strategy Office of Red Hat Consulting. His primary role is helping customers build collaborative communities using open source best practices while providing high-level strategic guidance about the cultural and organizational changes necessary to best take advantage of the open source ecosystem.

Guy has nearly 20 years of experience in software engineering, technical marketing, and community management, and is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM). Prior to Red Hat, he helped develop collaborative communities for the US Department of Defense, Motorola, and Sun Microsystems.

Guy was awarded a Federal 100 award in 2010 by Federal Computer Week for his work on the US DoD’s Forge.mil project. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Session Date Time
Pathways: Strategies for Enabling Open Source in Your Enterprise Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
opensource.com Ignite Talks Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Jon Masters - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Jon Masters is a principal software engineer at Red Hat, where he works on the Fedora ARM Project and Driver Update programs. He is also a keen hiker and computer architecture enthusiast. Jon is author of several Linux programming books and is currently writing a book on porting Linux to new architectures.

Session Date Time
Hyperscale Cloud Computing with ARM Processors Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Scott McBrien - Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

Scott McBrien joined Red Hat in 2001 after working as a systems administrator for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. During his career at Red Hat, he has worked on developing Red Hat Training course materials, developing the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) exam programs, and as a Red Hat Consulting associate deployed into Red Hat customer environments.

Session Date Time
Building Your Own RPMs Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Building Your Own RPMs (Replay) Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Scott McClellan - Senior Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Red Hat's Big Data Strategy Overview & Optimizing Apache Hadoop with Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Terri McClure - Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Storage Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Thomas McGonagle - Booz Allen Hamilton

Session Date Time
JBoss Enterprise BRMS & jBPM in Use: Real Problems, Real Solutions, & Best Practices Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Mike McGrath - Principal Cloud Architect and Operations Manager, Red Hat

Mike McGrath is currently a principal cloud architect and operations manager for Red Hat OpenShift. He is also author of the book Understanding PaaS, published by O’Reilly Media, Inc.

Session Date Time
Scaling & the Cloud: Operational Best Practices Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Mark McLoughlin - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Mark McLoughlin is a principal software engineer at Red Hat and an experienced open source software developer. He has worked in the area of virtualization since 2006 and is involved with KVM, Xen, qemu, libvirt, and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. In ancient times past, he was a lead developer on the GNOME desktop.

For almost a year now, Mark has been leading Red Hat’s work on OpenStack from preparing the initial OpenStack packages in Fedora 16, to growing the Red Hat OpenStack team and helping to plan the future of OpenStack at Red Hat. Mark is heavily involved in project upstream and takes a particular interest in initiatives to improve and mature the project’s development processes.

Session Date Time
OpenStack Architecture & Developer Introduction Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Daniel McPherson - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Build a PaaS using Open Source Software Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Mobilize JBoss Application Server 7.1: Develop Mobile Applications in the Cloud with AeroGear, Titanium, & OpenShift Friday, June 29 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Bob McWhirter - Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

As the chief architect for middleware cloud computing at Red Hat, Bob McWhirter leads a team of several engineers that is paving the way for the enterprise cloud computing paradigm shift. Named a Red Hat Fellow in 2009, Bob joined Red Hat in 2007 and is responsible for navigating the cloud as it relates to Red Hats middleware technologies within the JBoss Community and via JBoss Enterprise Middleware. He also leads the TorqueBox project, creating a Ruby application server on top of the core JBoss Application Server.

Prior to joining Red Hat, McWhirter served as a founding engineer at Radar Networks, where he spent nearly two years working on the semantic-Web platform Twine.com. He is also the founder of the Codehaus open source community.

Session Date Time
JBoss World Expert Panel Wednesday, June 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
JBoss Polyglot: Java & Beyond Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Nirmal Mehta - Associate / IT, Booz Allen Hamilton

Session Date Time
Leveraging Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to Deliver Automated Elastic Hybrid Clouds Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Scott Merrill - Contributor, TechCrunch

Session Date Time
Hot Off the Press: Top Journalists on Today's Tech Trends Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Adam Miller - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Adam Miller is currently the release engineer for Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat’s auto-scaling Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for applications. Adam has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a master’s degree in Information Assurance and Security from Sam Houston State University. He is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (Cert# 110-008-810), and is an active member of the open source community with a running history of contributions to the Fedora Project.

Session Date Time
Oracle RAC 11gR2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Andrig Miller - Global Platform Director, Red Hat

Andrig (Andy) Miller, global platform director for Red Hat middleware, manages JBoss Community projects, development talent, and enterprise platform products, with a focus on cross-cutting concerns, specifically performance and usability. He brings 26 years of experience and extensive, hands-on technical expertise working with open source and JBoss technologies.

Prior to joining Red Hat, Andy was vice president of technical architecture at Corporate Express, where he led the company to move its information systems to open source to improve reliability and performance, and to drive down costs. He was at Corporate Express when it made the strategic decision to make JBoss the platform for mission-critical corporate applications.

Session Date Time
Accelerate Your JBoss Enterprise Middleware: Part 1 Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Accelerate Your JBoss Enterprise Middleware: Part 2 Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Jon Miller - Linux and Unix Architect, Nationwide Insurance

Jon Miller is currently the Linux/Unix Architect for Nationwide Insurance, which is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. His journey with Linux started before his professional life, installing Slackware back in 1995, and then continued into his professional life from development work to system administration. You can find Jon hanging out with friends, playing billiards, or hanging out at the pool with his wife and three Shih Tzus.

Session Date Time
Turbocharge your Mainframe with Linux: Let Us Show You How Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Zacarías Monzón - Head of Enterprise Architect, OSDE

Zacarías Monzón is the Head of Enterprise Architecture at OSDE, Argentina’s largest healthcare company. He is a software engineer and MSc. in datamining and knowledge discovery. Zacarías has experience taking successful open source technologies (e.g., Drools, JBoss Application Server, Infinispan, Hibernate, Hadoop) to the enterprise and generating best practices and policies for them.

Session Date Time
Leveraging JBoss Enterprise Middleware at OSDE Binario Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

George Morgan - Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Session Date Time
Leveraging Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to Deliver Automated Elastic Hybrid Clouds Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Chuck Mosher - Manager, Solution Architects, Red Hat

Chuck Mosher manages a team of solution architects at Red Hat. Chuck came to Red Hat via the acquisition of MetaMatrix, a provider of innovative solutions for data integration, data service enablement, and semantic mediation, where he was the director of federal architecture and solutions.

Chuck has provided architectural consulting to numerous enterprise software vendors and partners, and has developed strategy recommendations for senior executives seeking to integrate and extend their systems. At Red Hat, Chuck is responsible for designing enterprise integration architectures, consulting on implementations, and responding to customer requirements and feedback. He communicates extensively on product strategy and capabilities to partners and customers via industry events, webinars, whitepapers, and other channels.

Session Date Time
The Power of Data Virtualization Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Pete Muir - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Pete Muir, principal software engineer, leads the CDI 1.1 specification, and work on Infinispan and was a founder of the Arquillian project. Prior to these roles, Pete led the Seam and Weld projects. He has worked on a number of specifications, including JavaServer Faces (JSF) 2.0, AtInject, and CDI. He is a regular speaker at JUGs and conferences such as Devoxx, JAX, JavaBlend, JSFDays, JUDCon, JavaOne, and JBoss World.

Session Date Time
Building Modern Applications the JBoss Way Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
What's New in Java Frameworks for Web, Cloud, & Mobile Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Craig Muzilla - Vice President, Middleware Business Unit, Red Hat

Craig Muzilla is vice president, middleware business unit at Red Hat, where he is responsible for the overall middleware and JBoss product business. Craig has extensive experience leading businesses that provide Java, service-oriented architecture (SOA), application integration, and data integration middleware software products. He provided leadership establishing early web services industry initiatives, and has led strategy, product management, marketing, and business development for many middleware software companies.

Prior to Red Hat, Craig was senior vice president at MetaMatrix, a leader in data services middleware that was acquired by Red Hat. Craig was also vice president at Avaki Corporation (now Sybase) and Bowstreet (now IBM). Craig holds an MBA degree from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University.

Perry Myers - Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Perry Myers currently works as a senior software engineering manager at Red Hat. He leads the engineering teams responsible for several Red Hat projects and products, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability Add-On, and libvirt. Perry is also active in the upstream community, participating as a board member for the oVirt project.

Perry graduated from the University of Virginia with a master’s degree in Computer Science. He currently resides just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Session Date Time
Introduction & Overview of OpenStack for IaaS Clouds Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am

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Karthik Nagalingam - Reference Architect, NetApp

Karthik Nagalingam has worked at NetApp as a Reference Architect since 2007. His roles and responsibilities are to work with Oracle to create integration tools such as Media Management Library and Oracle Storage connect. Karthik also creates technical solutions, POCs, technical presentation, and demonstrations for Oracle and NetApp. He has additional expertise around MySQL, PostgreSQL – especially as they related to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and NetApp Storage.

Session Date Time
Deploying Oracle on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 & NetApp Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Siddharth Nagar - Product Manager, Red Hat

Session Date Time
OpenJDK and Red Hat: Driving Innovation into the JVM Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Diego Naya - CTO & Technology Manager, OSDE

Session Date Time
Leveraging JBoss Enterprise Middleware at OSDE Binario Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Dave Neary - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
opensource.com Ignite Talks Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Ellen Newlands - Identity Management Product Manager, Red Hat

Ellen Newlands is a product manager in the Red Hat cloud business unit, concentrating on secure identity and access management. She is currently responsible for the new identity management solution shipping in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Prior to joining Red Hat, Ellen was the product manager for federated identity products at CA Technologies and the co-chair of the Kantara Initiative’s Interoperability Review Board for SAML-compliant software interoperability testing and certification. She is a graduate of the Sloan School of Management at MIT and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Session Date Time
Managing Identity & Access in On-premise and Cloud Environments Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Pauline Nist - General Manager, Enterprise Software Strategy, Intel

Pauline is a 25+ year industry server veteran. Most recently Pauline was Sr. Vice President of Product Development and Product Management for Penguin Computing, driving x86 clustered systems and software for the HPC marketplace. From 1997-2006 she was Vice President for Hewlett-Packard’s Enterprise Server & Storage Total Quality and Customer Experience Programs. From 1997-2005 she was Sr. Vice President of the Tandem Systems Business and then Vice President of HP’s NonStop Division responsible for NonStop Systems, database and middleware software. There, she was instrumental in re-architecting the product from MIPs to Itanium, including the operating system and software porting. From 1993-1997, Pauline was Vice President of the Alpha and VAX Server Business Unit for Digital Equipment Corporation. Prior to this, Pauline was a Sr. Engineering Manager for the VAX 6000 through the delivery of five generations of CMOS processors. Pauline has an MBA from Clark University, was part of Yale’s Executive Management Program, and has a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from University of Pittsburgh.

Juan Noceda - Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

Juan Noceda is Red Hat OpenShift’s product manager. He drives OpenShift’s roadmap, ensuring that the product incorporates all those features that you ask for, plus cool innovative ideas that may take you by surprise. Juan holds degrees in Computer Science and in Industrial Design (Buenos Aires University) and almost half of his 20-year professional career in the software industry has been dedicated to leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and cloud products.

Session Date Time
Red Hat OpenShift: What's New & What's Next in Red Hat's PaaS Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am
What's New in Java Frameworks for Web, Cloud, & Mobile Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Mark Nolan - Finance Architect, Royal Bank of Scotland

Mark Nolan is the architect responsible for end user tools in the new finance architecture currently being implemented by RBS’s Investment Banking arm. Mark has 25 years IT experience in investment banks covering a broad spectrum of technologies and business areas both hands-on and in setting strategy.

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Transform Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Tomas Nyström - Senior Executive and Master Technology Architect, Accenture

Session Date Time
Private Cloud Solution for SAP: Leveraging Red Hat’s Technology for High Performance Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

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Conor O'Mahony - Program Director, Database Software, IBM

Conor O’Mahony is Program Director for Database Software at IBM. He can be found blogging at database-diary.com. Conor is a frequent speaker at conferences and web casts. He has also developed product strategy and brought IBM products to market for compliance, legal discovery, text analytics, text mining, classification, search, and database software. Rich professional experience includes leadership or management roles in product marketing, product management, development, and communications. Conor is based in Belmont, Massachusetts and can be reached at conor@us.ibm.com.

Session Date Time
Business Value of IBM Databases on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Thor Olavsrud - Senior Writer, IDG Enterprise / CIO.com

Session Date Time
Hot Off the Press: Top Journalists on Today's Tech Trends Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Carlos Ordonez - STG Power & z Systems, zNTC Linux Tech Support, Software Designer System z, IBM

Session Date Time
Extreme Virtualization & Cloud Enablement with Linux & IBM Mainframes Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Kimberly Palko - Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

Kimberly (Kim) Palko is a senior product manager at Red Hat with responsibility for all of Red Hat’s enterprise messaging initiatives, including Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging. Kim’s background in product management and engineering give her 15 years experience in messaging and integration (ESB and SOA) middleware.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am
What’s the Big Deal about AMQP for Business Messaging? Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Red Hat Enterprise MRG Update & Roadmap Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Clark Palmer - Chief Technology Officer/Chief of Engineering, MeteorComm

Clark Palmer has more than 20 years experience in wireless communications, system design, engineering, installation, project management, LAN/WAN design, digital microwave network system design, land mobile radio system design, and senior and executive management. Prior to MeteorComm, Clark served more than 16 years in various roles with the Washington State Patrol, including chief information officer, division commander, engineering manager, engineer, and equipment installer.

Clark has experience working at all levels of an organization. His experience with the government has involved working on very large communication system projects, while overseeing the operation, maintenance, and enhancement of a complex communication voice and data systems serving federal, state, local, tribal organizations and key infrastructure owners.

For the past 10 years, Clark has served as an instructor for the University of Washington’s Project Management Program for clients, some of which include Boeing and the State of Washington.

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Transform Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Vincent Passaro - Senior Security Architect, Fotis

Vincent Passaro is a senior security architect at Fotis working within the Department of Defense (DoD) and commercial sector. Vincent has more than 10 years security experience working in the DoD with agency’s such as the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps., and the U.S. Navy. Prior to working at Fotis, Vincent was a senior penetration tester at Booz Allen Hamilton and a senior security engineer at General Atomics.

Vincent currently holds the following professional certifications: Linux Professional Institute Certified Level 3 (LPIC-3), Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), EC-Council Licensed Penetration Tester (L|PT), EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA), EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), IACRB Certified Expert Penetration Tester (CEPT), IACRB Certified Penetration Tester (CPT), CompTIA Security+, and Novell Certified Linux Administrator (Novell CLA).

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Kenny Peeples - Senior Architect, Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat

Kenny Peeples is Red Hat Consulting’s Department of Defense senior architect focused on delivering emerging open source solutions to the defense technology portfolio.

Session Date Time
Authentication/Authorization Services with SAML & XACML with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Livnat Peer - Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Architecture Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Brandon Perkins - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, Red Hat

Brandon Perkins is a senior quality assurance engineer for the cloud quality engineering team at Red Hat. He has worked in various software engineering roles in both open and proprietary environments since 2000. Brandon earned his master’s degree in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is currently a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA), Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS), and Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA).

Brandon’s current work focuses on Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s high availability/clustering functionality on top of both Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and VMware vSphere/vCenter Server.

Session Date Time
Application High Availability in Virtual Environments Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Cliff Perry - Engineering Manager, Red Hat

Clifford Perry, manager of software engineering at Red Hat, is focused on Red Hat’s systems management solutions. He is responsible for the Red Hat Network Satellite engineering team along with the upstream Spacewalk project. He also assists with various efforts for Red Hat CloudForms. Cliff has been with Red Hat for more than eight years, focused on systems management products, from hosted to on-premise. Prior to Red Hat, Cliff worked in the web hosting industry, and comes from a background of being a strong advocate for driving customer satisfaction. Cliff currently lives in North Carolina, and studied Mathematics at Cardiff University, Wales.

Session Date Time
The Path Forward for Red Hat Network Satellite with CloudForms Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Steve Perry - IBM

Session Date Time
Transforming Applications for Open Cloud with KVM Virtual Appliances Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Ray Ploski - Product Marketing Director, Red Hat

As product marketing director at Red Hat, Ray Ploski is responsible for Red Hat’s middleware developer programs and strategy.

Session Date Time
The JBoss Way Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Leveraging JBoss Enterprise Middleware at OSDE Binario Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Real World Perspectives Panel: JBoss Enterprise Middleware Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Marc Poole - Chief Operations, PEO Enterprise Information Systems, Product Management Office AcqBusiness

Session Date Time
Leveraging Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to Deliver Automated Elastic Hybrid Clouds Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Aaron Porter - Director of System Administration, Pandora

Aaron Porter has been building and managing customer-facing systems on Linux for 20 years. At Pandora, his team keeps the lights on and the music playing for more than 150 million users.

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Storage Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Jason Porter - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Jason Porter, senior software engineer at Red Hat, is a member of the JBoss Seam development team. His specialties include: Java EE, Seam, CDI, JSF, and Gradle and he has worked with PHP, Ruby (both stand-alone and Rails), Groovy, XSLT, and the rest of the web language arena (e.g., HTML, CSS, JS, etc.).

Session Date Time
The JBoss Way Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Mark Proctor - Group Lead - Drools and jBPM, Red Hat

Soon after becoming involved in the Drools expert system project, Mark Proctor became its project lead. Mark then joined JBoss (later acquired by Red Hat) as an employee when the Drools project was federated into the JBoss JEMS stack. Having developed a powerful expert system, Mark is now turning his attention to other declarative paradigms in an effort to unify them to allow for richer domain modeling environments.

Mark received his master’s degree in business and information systems and his bachelor’s degree in engineer science and technology, both from Brunel University in West London. Mark’s master’s thesis was in the field of genetic algorithms, which is where he first got his interest for all things AI-related.

Session Date Time
JBoss Enterprise BRMS: Combining the Power of Business Rules & Business Processes Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Greg Pryzby - Principal Consultant, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
opensource.com Ignite Talks Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am

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Narayanan Raghavan - Manager, Software Applications, Red Hat

Narayanan Raghavan manages Red Hat IT’s middleware and service-oriented architecture (SOA) team. He has worked at Red Hat for five years during which time he successfully led the effort to consolidate the disparate middleware platforms and help build a framework for SOA-based integration.

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Integrate Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Krishna Raman - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Krishna Raman is a cloud platform developer at Red Hat and works on the Red Hat OpenShift PaaS. He is passionate about open source cloud and mobile computing and in his spare time, you can find him tinkering with Ruby, J2EE, HTML5, and Android projects.

Session Date Time
Build a PaaS using Open Source Software Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am
2009 Top Rated Presenter

James Rankin - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

James Rankin works as a solution architect at Red Hat. In this role, he architects server virtualization and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions in a variety of vertical markets. James also performs on-site proof-of-concept Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization deployments and teaches “Red Hat Enterprise Virutalization Acceleration” classes to Red Hat partners.

James has experience with major virtualization solutions on the market and with most major storage vendors, and has been designing virtualization and storage solutions for more than five years. He received his master’s degree in Business Information Technology from DePaul University.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 Hands-On Lab Thursday, June 28 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Sanjay Rao - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Sanjay Rao is a principal software engineer with the performance engineering team at Red Hat. He has 11 years of experience in performance engineering with UNIX and Linux. Prior to this role, he worked as a systems and database administrator.

Session Date Time
Tuning Red Hat Systems for Databases Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Rich Raposa - Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

Rich Raposa has been teaching and writing about Java and its related technologies for the past 13 years. He joined Red Hat in September of 2010 as a JBoss curriculum manager and just finished work on the new JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.1 training course. When he is not heads-down in front of his laptop, you can find Rich at the local movie theater, picking up his kids from school, enjoying the Black Hills of South Dakota, or searching for golf balls in the rough.

Session Date Time
JBoss Operations Network Provisioning Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
JBoss Operations Network Provisioning (Replay) Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Migrating Services to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Migrating Applications to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ramesh Reddy - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Ramesh Reddy works for Red Hat in its data services division as a principal software engineer. He also co-leads the Teiid (http://teiid.org) data virtualization community project.

Session Date Time
The Power of Data Virtualization Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Jim Rigsbee - Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

Jim Rigsbee has worked at Red Hat since 2007. He has architected and developed many internal systems within Red Hat’s IT group using Red Hat products, including JBoss Enterprise Middleware. When not developing curriculums for Red Hat, Jim can be found singing or bowling, but not at the same time.

Session Date Time
Deploying Applications with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Deploying Applications with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 (Replay) Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

John Rinehart - Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

John Rinehart has spent 20+ years working with customers and partners in the area of enterprise servers and software solutions. Today as the product marketing manager for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, he is actively helping customers realize the cost, agility, and availability benefits that come with the deployment of a virtualization infrastructure. Past companies John has worked for include Hewlett Packard, Aspect Communications, and Solutions Consulting. John holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science.

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Real World Perspectives Panel: Virtualization Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Gerry Riveros - Senior Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

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Making Cloud Easy with Red Hat Cloud Solutions Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Heiko Rupp - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Heiko Rupp is a principal software engineer at Red Hat working on RHQ and JBoss Operations Network. He has written the first German book on JBoss Application Server and one of the first on Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) 3. In his spare time, Heiko is programming his Android device and doing indoor climbing. He lives with his family in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Effectively Manage & Monitor Red Hat JBoss Data Grid Nodes Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Sayan Saha - Manager, Product Management, Red Hat

Sayandeb (Sayan) Saha is responsible for product management of the Red Hat Storage product line (based on GlusterFS) in Red Hat’s storage business unit. His current role entails roadmap management, requirement generation, pre-sales for advanced opportunities, technical evangelisation, product lifecycle definition, product packaging, pricing, and strategic partnering for Red Hat Storage. Prior to this role, Sayan was a senior product manager in Red Hat’s platform business unit, where he managed several aspects of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux product line, including clustering, storage, file systems, and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux lifecycle offerings.

Prior to working at Red Hat, Sayan was at Motorola where he founded the OpenSAF open source project (www.opensaf.org) for which he was the technical evangelist of the OpenSAF Foundation. He has previously chaired the AIS Working Group in SAForum where he co-authored several of the SAForum AIS standards and specifications. He has many years of experience in architecting, standardizing, designing, and developing distributed, highly available, fault-tolerant, and scalable large-scale complex carrier grade platforms and infrastructure software for mission-critical applications. He is a published author and has recently contributed to “Service Availability: Principles & Practice.”

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Introduction to Red Hat Storage Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Red Hat Storage Roadmap & Features Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Anil Saldhana - Lead Middleware Security Architect, Red Hat

Anil Saldhana is the lead middleware security architect at Red Hat, and is the technical lead for the JBoss common criteria evaluation process. He represents Red Hat at security-related standards working groups and technical committees, including those at the Oasis, W3C, and the JCP.Further, Anil is the technical lead for the JBoss Common Criteria Evaluation Process.

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Trusted Security with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Erik Salter - Technical Leader, Cisco Systems

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Infinispan == Profit: A Start-up’s Success with JBoss Community Software Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Frank Sancho - Technology Services Migration Consultant, HP

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Strategies to Modernize Your Infrastructure to Prepare for Cloud Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Todd Sanders - Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Todd Sanders, director of software engineering at Red Hat, is focused on systems management solutions for Red Hat. He is currently responsible for the Red Hat Network Satellite development efforts, and leads a team focused on content management innovation. Todd has been with Red Hat for more than six years focusing on both hosted and on-premise management solutions. He brings a wealth of a experience in building and leading software development teams in multiple industries, including telecom, manufacturing, and government. Todd lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and two daughters. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University, and an avid fan of Wolfpack athletics.

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IaaS Simplified with Red Hat CloudForms Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Alan Santos - Product Manager, Red Hat

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Big Data, Volume, Speed & Benefits with Red Hat JBoss Data Grid Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
JBoss Operations Network Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Red Hat JBoss Data Grid / Infinispan Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am
New & More Effective Management for JBoss Enterprise Middleware Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Ajay Sapre - AVP, IT Development, CareCentrix

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Real World Perspectives Panel: JBoss Enterprise Middleware Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Bhavna Sarathy - Virtualization Product Manager, Red Hat

Bhavna Sarathy is a product manager at Red Hat and manages the virtualization porfolio in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which includes the hypervisor, libvirt, and related tools, and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor. Bhavna has a background in engineering and more than 14 years experience in enterprise-class computing, open source methodologies, cross-platform software design, and development in processor, chipset, IO, and embedded Linux industries.

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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 Deep Dive Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
KVM Virtualization Technology Update & Roadmap Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Sebastián Scarano - Technical Lead, Labour Ministry of Argentina

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What's New in Java Frameworks for Web, Cloud, & Mobile Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Jeff Scheel - IBM

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Developing for PowerLinux Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Ben Schwering - Open Systems Engineering Manager, Nationwide Insurance

Ben Schwering is the Open Systems Engineering Manager for Nationwide Insurance, which is headquartered in Columbus, OH. He brings more than ten years experience in IT engineering and holds a BBA from Ohio University. Outside of work, Ben can usually be found at a minor league baseball game or competing in an adventure race.

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Turbocharge your Mainframe with Linux: Let Us Show You How Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Tim Scully - Partner - Systems Engineer, Jackpine Technologies

Tim Scully is a partner and systems engineer, specializing in systems infrastructure, virtualization, provisioning, and security at Jackpine Technologies Corporation. Jackpine Technologies Corporation has supported the information technology and infrastructure needs (architecture through implementation and support) of the United States Air Force, Navy, and Department of Defense for over 10 years.

Prior to joining Jackpine Technologies Corporation in 2007, Tim served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force where he was the Global Command and Control System Air Force (GCCS-AF) Engineering Division Chief. Tim received a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE).

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Real World Perspectives Panel: Virtualization Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

D. John Shakshober - Director, Performance, Red Hat

D. John Shakshober (Shak) works in the Red Hat CTO office as a senior consulting engineer. In this role, he focuses on kernel, virtualization, and messaging/realtime performance. For more than five years, Shak has worked with a team to ensure Red Hat Enterprise Linux delivers peak performance on benchmarks and real customer applications, including high-end databases, web server, and FSI markets. His responsibilities include: offering feedback to the core UNIX kernel, participating in server and I/O design groups, and partnering with OEMs and customers on key applications. Shak received a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part 1 Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part 2 Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Veda Shankar - Solution Architect, Red Hat

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Red Hat Storage Lab Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Vin Sharma - Open Source Data Center Strategist, Intel

Vin Sharma is responsible for the business strategy and marketing of open source software solutions based on Intel datacenter technologies for big data, cloud computing, and enterprise segments. In this role, Vin develops strategic initiatives with software partners working on open source projects such as Hadoop, OpenStack, Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), and Linux on IA. Before joining Intel in 2011, Vin worked at HP for 15 years, most recently as the business strategist for open source and Linux on HP servers. Vin has an educational background in the history of technology and electrical engineering.

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Designing a Trusted Cloud with OpenStack Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rich Sharples - Director, Product Management, Red Hat

Rich Sharples is the director of product management for JBoss Enterprise Middleware application platforms and developer tools at Red Hat. He has spent the last decade evangelizing, using, and designing enterprise Java middleware. Prior to Red Hat, Rich worked for Forte Software and Sun Microsystems and as an independent software developer and consultant.

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JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 - Ease into the Cloud Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Grant Shipley - Red Hat OpenShift Evangelist, Red Hat

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Deploying & Scaling Python Applications on Red Hat OpenShift Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Mobilize JBoss Application Server 7.1: Develop Mobile Applications in the Cloud with AeroGear, Titanium, & OpenShift Friday, June 29 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Jacob Shucart - Solution Architect, Red Hat

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Red Hat Storage Lab Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm

David Simmons - Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

David Simmons, Red Hat virtualization engineer, came to Red Hat with its acquisition of Qumranet. Prior to working at Qumranet, David worked at VMware.

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Simplified VDI with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Munjeet Singh - Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Munjeet Singh has more than 15 years of experience in deploying datacenter solutions for government and Fortune 500 organizations. Munjeet currently manages the Department of Defense cloud computing practice for Booz Allen Hamilton, a prestigious management and strategy consulting firm headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area. Munjeet is also the IT Operations Manager for the Army datacenter consolidation effort and Acquisitoin Cloud, based on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

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Leveraging Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to Deliver Automated Elastic Hybrid Clouds Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
JBoss Enterprise BRMS & jBPM in Use: Real Problems, Real Solutions, & Best Practices Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Andy Smith - Product Manager, Red Hat

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CloudForms Roadmap: Build & Manage Private & Hybrid IaaS Clouds Wednesday, June 27 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Calvin Smith - Senior Consultant, Red Hat

Calvin Smith is a senior consultant that has more than 15 years of IT and datacenter experience, with a specialization in clustering and systems management. He currently holds Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) and Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS) certifications.

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Big Iron Migration Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Matthew J. Smith - Linux and Virtualization Services Lead, University of Connecticut

Matt Smith joined the University of Connecticut as a system administrator in 2000. After many years managing multiple platforms and a significant identity management infrastructure, Matt led a 2009 effort to reduce the stress on the University of Connecticut’s datacenter resources. This team simplified and consolidated the x86 workloads with a combination of virtualization and BladeCenters, modeling the new architecture on the successful mainframe environments that the University of Connecticut has had in place for decades.

Today, Matt leads a small, highly skilled team of Linux and virtualization administrators responsible for several hundred servers spanning multiple Linux distributions and hypervisors. The team is also actively building hybrid and community cloud solutions, as well as managing the standard fare of mail, web, data, security, administrative, and educational platforms in support of the university’s mission.

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Real World Perspectives Panel: Virtualization Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Tom Socha - Senior Web Administrator, Discount Tire

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Discount Tire: Migrating from Oracle WebLogic to JBoss Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Norman Mark St. Laurent - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Norman Mark St. Laurent is a senior solution architect on the Red Hat Federal team. Prior to Red Hat and early on in his 20-year computer security/forensics career, Mark evaluated HPUX 10.10 as a senior computer scientist for the Trust Technology Assessment Program (TTAP) (Prelude to Common Criteria). He was also a senior network intrusion analyst and senior information systems security engineer (ISSE) for the NSA. Mark was also a senior computer forensics examiner (UNIX/Linux lead) for the FBI’s Computer Analysis Response Team, having worked hundreds of computer and network forensics cases using Red Hat Linux as his primary platform.

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Using an Open Source Framework to Catch the Bad Guy Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Tony Stafford - Technical Manager for Emerging Technology Security, SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic, SPAWAR

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Authentication/Authorization Services with SAML & XACML with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Jesse Stanley - Virtualization and Cloud Solution Architect, Red Hat

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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 Hands-On Lab Thursday, June 28 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Brian Stansberry - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Brian Stansberry is a principal software engineer at Red Hat, working as a core engineer on JBoss Application Server. He is currently leading the development of the new administration and management capabilities in JBoss Application Server 7 and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6. Previously, he was the technical lead for the application server’s high availability clustering features.

Brian’s background is in international business and East Asian studies, with a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State and a master’s degree from Stanford. Before getting bitten by the software bug, Brian had a successful career in corporate finance in the semiconductor industry. He started working on JBoss technologies in 2003 and joined the company in 2005. His other main interest is China — he speaks Mandarin Chinese and visits China regularly.

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Configuration & Management with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 Domains Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 CLI - Ninja Management Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Brian Stevens - CTO and Vice President, Worldwide Engineering, Red Hat

Brian Stevens joined Red Hat’s senior management team in 2001 and has been critical to the company’s enterprise operating system, storage, and virtualization strategies. As CTO and Vice President, Worldwide Engineering, Stevens has responsibility for Red Hat engineering globally, encompassing Linux, virtualization, middleware, and cloud.

Stevens began his career at Digital Equipment Corporation, where he was a developer on the first commercial release of the X Windows System. During his 14 years at Digital, he became a senior member of technical staff, where he was responsible for the architecture and development of the UNIX and clustering product lines. Stevens earned a master’s degree in Computer Systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire.

Bowe Strickland - Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

Bowe Strickland first encountered Linux as a physics graduate student at North Carolina State University by downloading 70 floppy images and convincing his girlfriend to let him install it on her machine. Quickly breaking her machine, he has enjoyed a career of professionally breaking and fixing Red Hat Enterprise Linux ever since.

Bowe joined Red Hat as an instructor in 1999, teaching the original RH300 course, and has since enjoyed developing and teaching many of the evolving portfolio of system administrator and developer courses, as well as working on Red Hat Academy and the Red Hat Virtual Training platform. He spends his spare time basking in the glow of his wife and two daughters in Augusta, GA.

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GlusterFS Overview Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
GlusterFS Overview (Replay) Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

David Stump - Manager, SAP Architects Global System Intergrators, SAP

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Private Cloud Solution for SAP: Leveraging Red Hat’s Technology for High Performance Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Ruth Suehle - Community Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Ruth Suehle is a part of Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards team, leading marketing and events initiatives for Fedora. She also contributes to discussions as a writer at opensource.com about how open source principles can be successful outside of software. Prior to Red Hat, Ruth worked in multiple technology industries, from semiconductors to robotics. Outside of Red Hat, she’s a maker, sewer, and cake decorator.

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opensource.com Ignite Talks Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Manik Surtani - Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Manik Surtani is a senior principal software engineer and core JBoss research and development engineer at Red Hat. He is the founder of the Infinispan project, which he currently leads along with the JBoss Cache project. His interests lie in cloud and distributed computing, autonomous systems, and highly-available computing.

Manik has a background in artificial intelligence and neural networks, a field that he left behind when he moved from academic circles to the commercial world. Since then, he worked with Java-related technologies at a start-up company that focused on knowledge management and information exchange. He also worked as a technical lead focusing on e-commerce applications on large Java EE and peer-to-peer technology for a London-based consultancy. Manik is a strong proponent of open source development methodologies, ethos, and collaborative processes, and has been involved in open source since his first forays into computing.
Learn more about Manik at http://community.jboss.org/people/manik.

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Big Data, Volume, Speed & Benefits with Red Hat JBoss Data Grid Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
JBoss World Expert Panel Wednesday, June 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Red Hat JBoss Data Grid / Infinispan Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am
What Data Grids Mean to Cloud, PaaS, & Enterprise Java Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
NoSQL & Big Data at Red Hat Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Burr Sutter - Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

Burr Sutter is responsible for the JBoss developer experience covering tools and frameworks. He also hosts a popular developer webinar series (www.jboss.org/webinars). Burr is currently an Oracle Java Champion, previously President of the Atlanta Java Users Group, founder of the DevNexus conference as well as the Atlanta chapter of the IASA. He has been a presenter at numerous developer conferences, including JavaOne, Javapolis (Devoxx), No Fluff Just Stuff, Jazoon, and the TDC in Sao Paulo.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the JBoss Galaxy Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
JBoss World Expert Panel Wednesday, June 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Forrest Taylor - Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

Forrest Taylor joined Red Hat in 2004 as an instructor in Denver, CO, and has since become a curriculum manager based in the Washington, DC area. Forrest wrote the RHS429: Red Hat Enterprise SELinux Policy Administration manual and the EX429 exam, and was one of the first to become a Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS). He teaches all RHCE and RHCA classes. Outside the computer world, he enjoys playing volleyball and basketball, and spending time with his kids.

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SELinux for Immortals Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
SELinux for Immortals (Replay) Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Gil Tene - CTO, Azul Systems

Gil Tene has been involved with virtual machine technologies for the past 20 years and has been building Java technology-based products since 1995. He co-founded Azul Systems in 2002 with three other partners. Gil pioneered Azul’s Continuously Concurrent Compacting Collector (C4), Java Virtualization, and various managed runtime and systems stack technologies that combine to deliver the industry’s most scalable and robust Java platforms. Gil also represents Azul Systems on the JCP Executive Committee.

Prior to co-founding Azul Systems, Gil was Director of Technology at Nortel Networks, Shasta Networks and at Check Point Software Technologies. In 2006, he was named one of the Top 50 Agenda Setters in the technology industry by Silicon.com. Gil holds a BSEE from The Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and has been awarded 23 patents in computer-related technologies.

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Understanding the Application Memory Wall Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thomas Tik - Head of ABS Open Platform at AMOS AT, Allianz

Thomas Tik is the Head of ABS Open Platform at AMOS AT, the architecture consulting and reuse platform for Allianz Insurance worldwide. Prior to this role, Thomas served as development manager at BEST Medical Systems, managing partner of Dr. Tik & Partner IT Consulting, senior consultant at Ernst & Young, and chief architect and development manager for ABS at Allianz Insurance company. Thomas has a master’s degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria.

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Real World Perspectives Panel: JBoss Enterprise Middleware Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Open Source Strategy @ Allianz Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Edson Tirelli - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Edson Tirelli is a senior software engineer at Red Hat with more than 10 years of experience in enterprise software development. Edson has been working on design and development for the Drools JBoss Community project’s (part of the JBoss Enterprise BRMS enterprise product) for more than five years and is the lead engineer for the Drools Fusion CEP engine. His main interests are general AI research, complex event processing (CEP), decision management, knowledge representation, languages, and compilers.

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JBoss Enterprise BRMS: Best Practices Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Tom Trainer - Senior Storage Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Tom Trainer is the senior storage product marketing manager at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat’s acquisition of Gluster, Inc. Tom was the director of product marketing at Gluster.

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A Deep Dive into Red Hat Storage Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Red Hat Storage Lab Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Carl Trieloff - Senior Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

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KVM on IBM System x – Leverage the Ecosystem! Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Jim Tyrrell - Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

Jim Tyrrell is a 14-year technology veteran, having spent the last five years working with Red Hat’s middleware solutions in various industries, but most recently with the Federal Civilian Government.

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The JBoss Way: A Hands-on Primer for Developers Friday, June 29 9:00 am - 11:00 am
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6: Getting to Know You Friday, June 29 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Kris Verlaenen - JBoss jBPM Project Lead, Red Hat

Kris Verlaenen is the JBoss jBPM project lead. He started contributing to the JBoss Drools project in 2006 and after finishing his PhD in Computer Science in 2008, he joined Red Hat full time. He has a keen interest in everything related to BPM, and a special interest in the healthcare domain, one of the areas that has already shown to have a great need for flexible business processes.

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BPM using jBPM & Beyond Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Gabriele Viebach - CEO, eZ Systems

Gabriele Viebach has served as CEO of eZ Systems since October 2010. She has profound entrepreneurial experience and an impressive track record in enterprise sales and marketing management positions, as well as management consulting from the telecom and software industry: T-Mobile, Telecom Italia, Excelon corp, BEA, British Telecom. Viebach has built her career on trustworthiness and leadership, driven by the right company strategy based on market maturity and demands. She envisions “what´s next” to drive teams into the right direction, and is motivated by the challenge to act fair and transparent, internally and externally, to drive the best customer experience. She holds a master’s degree in Business Economics.

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Hybrid Clouds & ISVs: Bridging Architecture with Business Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

James Vinci - CTO, Equator Financial

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Real World Perspectives Panel: Integrate Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Travis Volk - RadWare

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KVM on IBM System x – Leverage the Ecosystem! Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am

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Mark Wagner - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Mark Wagner is a principal software engineer in the CTO’s performance engineering team, where heads up the performance effort for Red Hat’s cloud solutions. His Red Hat responsibilities have included: network performance evaluations, Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor performance, and the performance engineering aspects of management platforms.

Mark has been actively involved in the SPEC Community and has represented Red Hat on both the SPECVirt and SPECCloud committees. He has over 22 years of experience in software engineering and eight years of experience in network hardware design.

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Achieving Top Network Performance Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Mick Wahren - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Mick Wahren is a senior solution architect based in Canberra, Australia. He has over 20 years experience in platform technologies. Starting with Digital Equipment Corporation and moving through Compaq and Hewlett Packard, Mick was part of the Open Source and Linux Ambassadors program. This was a global program to develop and help implement Linux solutions in commercial and high-performance computing (HPC) environments.

Since joining Red Hat in 2008, Mick has been actively involved in designing and implementing some of Australia’s largest Linux deployments in the government and commercial sectors. Mick has deployed Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Network Satellite, and the full suite of Red Hat Enterprise Linux products.

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Deploying IPv6 from a Platform Systems Perspective Friday, June 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

John Mark Walker - Director of Communities, Red Hat

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Participating in the Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) Model in Red Hat's Communities Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Daniel Walsh - Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Daniel Walsh has worked in the computer security field for almost 30 years and joined Red Hat in August 2001. He has led the SELinux project, concentrating on the application space and policy development, and helped develop sVirt, secure vitrualization, Red Hat OpenShift, and Linux secure containers. He also created the SELinux Sandbox, the Xguest user, and the Secure Kiosk.

Prior to Red Hat, Dan worked at Netect/Bindview’s HackerShield and BVControl for UNIX, vulnerability assessment products. Dan also worked for Digital Equipment Corporation on the Athena Project along with designing and developing the AltaVista Firewall and AltaVista Tunnel (VPN) products. He has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross and a master’s degree in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Session Date Time
Multi-tenancy Virtualization Challenges & Solutions Thursday, June 28 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Todd Warner - Product Manager, Red Hat

Todd Warner has held a number of positions over his many years at Red Hat, all centering around systems management and the cloud. He is now the product manager for Red Hat Network Satellite and Red Hat CloudForms.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Summit Expert Panel Wednesday, June 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Path Forward for Red Hat Network Satellite with CloudForms Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

David Webster - Lead Architect, Systems Engineering, Union Pacific

  • 1980 Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Served for six years as an Electronic Warfare officer from 1980-1986 on the RC-135 Rivet Joint Strategic Reconnaissance platform and served as Technical Liaison with E-Systems, the equipment Defense contractor at the time.
  • Worked in the International Textile product trade, trading in mostly synthetic resins and cotton and performing risk management (futures hedging and trading) for William Barnet & Son, Inc of Arcadia, South Carolina from 1986-1990. Wrote risk management software while there as well.
  • Spent one year as a telemarketing application developer, mostly working on the Tandem-Himalaya nonStop platform.
  • Followed the telemarketing application developer role as the CIO of Porter Chadburn PLC out of London in the UK, an international Business Forms and Pressure Sensitive Label manufacturer, from 1991-1995. This role involved managing AS-400 mini computer systems and a large client-server PC based system using C/C++. While there, also served for two years on the EDI ANSI standards committee.
  • Spent the next nine years doing mostly financial and telephony switch development and consulting on the nonStop Himalaya and various UNIX/Linux system, for Baldwin, Hacket and Meeks, Inc of Omaha, NE. Also served as the main Oracle DBA and began developing Java and Web applications for the Healthcare Industry while there.
  • Spent one year doing Java and Web eCommerce development and system’s management for Oriental Trading Co of Omaha in 2005.
  • For the next two years was the lead architect and managed the middleware platforms, servers, and network for the Global Strike system at USSTRATCOM, Offutt AFB, NE, which is the system that manages the nation’s nuclear weapons platforms and strategy.
  • In 2007, started at Union Pacific managing Java Application Servers, eventually expanding to Lead Architect for Systems Engineering overseeing all infrastructure for distributed application environment, mostly web Infrastructure, Java application hosting, and operating systems.
Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: JBoss Enterprise Middleware Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Chris Wells - Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Session Date Time
An Overview of Red Hat Cloud & Systems Management Portfolio Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Making Cloud Easy with Red Hat Cloud Solutions Friday, June 29 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Ric Wheeler - Manager, Software Engineer, Red Hat

Ric Wheeler works at Red Hat as the manager and architect of the file system team. He has extensive experience in storage and file systems after spending ten years at EMC in its Symmetrix and Centera groups, four years at The Open Group’s Research Institute, and four years at Thinking Machines working on the CM5 operating system. In the distant past, Ric worked on the original MOSIX process migration system at Hebrew University’s distributed systems laboratory. For the past ten years, he has been active in the Linux file system and I/O world where he helped organize workshops, inform open source developers about high-end storage, and helped advance the robustness of the Linux I/O and file system stack.

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Distributed File System Choices: Red Hat Storage, GFS2, & pNFS Wednesday, June 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Kevin Whinnery - Director of Developer Relations, Appcelerator, Inc.

Session Date Time
Mobilize JBoss Application Server 7.1: Develop Mobile Applications in the Cloud with AeroGear, Titanium, & OpenShift Friday, June 29 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Jim Whitehurst - President and Chief Executive Officer, Red Hat

Jim Whitehurst was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat in December 2007.

Whitehurst joined Delta Air Lines in 2002, serving in various roles, most recently as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for Operations, Sales and Customer Service, Network and Revenue Management, Marketing and Corporate Strategy. Prior to joining Delta, Whitehurst served as Vice President and Director of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and held various leadership roles in their Chicago, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Atlanta offices.

A native of Columbus, Ga., Whitehurst graduated from Rice University in Houston, Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Economics. He also attended Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany, holds a general course degree from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Rick Whiting - Senior Editor, CRN

Session Date Time
Hot Off the Press: Top Journalists on Today's Tech Trends Thursday, June 28 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Jamie Wiliams - IT Director, Sprint

Jamie Williams, a 13-year veteran of Sprint-Nextel, is currently responsible for the application development and support of all IT middleware systems and cloud service delivery platforms. Prior to this role, Jamie served in several different roles leading a diverse set of IT functions, including application development, enterprise architecture, program management, enterprise testing, and data security.

Prior to joining Sprint, Jamie served as an IT consultant and has extensive experience solving difficult business problems with technology across a wide range of industries. Jamie holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master’s degree in Information Systems Technology from The George Washington University.

Session Date Time
Sprint: Migrating to JBoss Enterprise Middleware in a Big Way Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Doug Williams - Senior Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Doug Williams is a member of the Red Hat CTO Office, where he is responsible for driving technical strategy for the newly formed Red Hat Storage business. Prior to joining Red Hat in August 2011, Doug was a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard where he was one of the founders of HP’s Cloud Services business and was a long-time member of the CTO Office for HP’s Business Critical Servers.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Storage Roadmap & Features Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Ken Williams - Senior System Engineer, Clear Capital

Ken Williams, senior system engineer, focuses on environment architecture and storage at Clear Capital. He has worked in the IT industry for 13 years and has focused on virtualization (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, VMware, AIX, Xen) and storage for the past seven years.

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Virtualization Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Bruce Wolfe - Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

Bruce Wolfe has been training for Red Hat since 2009 and joined Red Hat in March of 2010. He has worked with Java application servers for over 13 years. Bruce used to spend any time he could on ski fields and scuba diving but recently discovered that becoming the father to identical twin boys makes those activities a distant dream.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging Flow Wednesday, June 27 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Clustering JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 Wednesday, June 27 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Clustering JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 (Replay) Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging Flow (Replay) Thursday, June 28 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Larry Woodman - Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part 1 Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part 2 Thursday, June 28 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

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Christof Zahneissen - Chief Product Officer, eZ Systems

Christof Zahneissen is the Chief Product Officer at eZ Systems. Christof has worked for eZ Systems since January 2011 and his experience in content management technology has led to the introduction of the eZ Service Network with enterprise-grade cloud services such as recommendations, smart analytics, and the eZ Market for third-party offerings. Since 2012, Christof and his team have focused on the establishment of the eZ Publish Cloud based on the Red Hat stack. Furthermore, he is responsible for the thriving eZ Community, a network of currently more the 42,000 professionals.

Christof is a pioneer in the content management space and was responsible for the building of online services platforms in global publishing companies before he changed to the vendor side to plan and build content management, digital asset management, and product information management systems. Prior to eZ Systems, Christof was a strategy consultant at MakingWaves, the biggest eZ Partner in the Nordics, responsible for the development of content-driven business models. He is a graduate of Freie Universität Berlin.

Session Date Time
Hybrid Clouds & ISVs: Bridging Architecture with Business Wednesday, June 27 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Galder Zamarreño - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Galder Zamarreño is a JBoss core R&D engineer working for Red Hat. He is part of the Infinispan project development team where he’s building next-generation, distributed data grid software. Prior to this role, Galder worked with Red Hat customers helping them build highly distributed and massively scalable application server clusters based on technologies such as JGroups and JBoss Cache.

Prior to joining Red Hat, Galder worked in the retail industry where he was a software developer involved in the development of an EFT sofware switch solution based on JBoss technologies. The love for distributed systems and open source software comes from his days at ESIDE faculty at the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain) where he received a master’s degree in Computer Science. Galder has spoken at several conferences, including GOTO (former JAOO), GeeCON, Miracle Open World, SoftShake, Red Hat Summit and JBoss World, and JUDCon.

Session Date Time
Effectively Manage & Monitor Red Hat JBoss Data Grid Nodes Thursday, June 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm