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Karl Abbott - Senior technical account manager, Red Hat

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Maximizing RAS with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Brad Abrams - Product manager, Google

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Google App Engine, CapeDwarf, TCK Tuesday, April 15 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm

Kambiz Aghaiepour - Principal software engineer, Red Hat

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Building scalable cloud infrastructure using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Chris Alfonso - Principal software engineer, Red Hat

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Deploying OpenShift Enterprise on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform with Heat templates Thursday, April 17 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Prakash Aradhya - Product management director, BPM and BRMS, Red Hat

Prakash Aradhya is responsible for driving the roadmap and vision of Red Hat’s BPM and BRMS technologies.

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The next wave in BPM from Red Hat Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Brad Ascar - Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Brad Ascar has more than 20 years experience in IT and has worked for companies of all sizes, from Fortune 20 corporations to small and large dot-coms. He has a passion for CloudForms, cloud automation, and for helping make IT efficient and a competitive advantage.

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Getting started with Red Hat CloudForms and its service catalog Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm
Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure architecture design Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Getting started with Red Hat CloudForms and its service catalog (replay) Thursday, April 17 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Brian Ashburn - Senior solution architect, Red Hat

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Real-world perspectives panel: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Middleware Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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2009 Top Rated Presenter

Keith Babo - Principal software engineer, Red Hat

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

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The what, why, & how of Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Development & governance with Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works Tuesday, April 15 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works: Integration recipes, best practices, & cheat codes Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ashesh Badani - Vice president and general manager, Cloud and OpenShift, Red Hat

Ashesh Badani is responsible for Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) business. Prior to this role, he oversaw product line management and marketing for Red Hat JBoss 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 and has 15 years of experience in the technology and finance industry.

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OpenShift roadmap & the evolution of PaaS Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Rohit Bakhshi - Product manager, Hortonworks

Rohit Bakhshi is a product manager with Hortonworks, where he is responsible for Hadoop Core (YARN and HDFS) and Platform Support in the Hortonworks Data Platform. Prior to Hortonworks, Rohit was an emerging technologies consultant at Accenture, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies to bring big data technologies into their enterprise architecture.

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Architecting for the next generation of big data with Hadoop 2.0 Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Jay Balunas - Mobile platform architect, Red Hat

Jay Balunas, founder of the AeroGear project, leads mobile initiatives for Red Hat JBoss Middleware. He’s spent 15+ years in the industry, designing and implementing solutions around client and mobile device integration, web tier frameworks, UI design, and backend integration. He is passionate about open source, standards, and is one of Red Hat’s W3C representatives. Jay blogs about mobile technologies, HTML5, and other rich internet application technologies at in.relation.to/Bloggers/Jay

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MEAP, schMEAP. Who’s got you covered in mobile? Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Mobile & Rich Client smack-down Tuesday, April 15 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm

Rob Barker - Director, Application Development, Cigna

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Real-world perspectives: Red Hat technology in U.S. healthcare Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Alex Barreto - Principal domain architect, Red Hat

Alex Barreto is an accomplished cloud computing subject matter expert with a proven track record of driving strategy, product, and operational initiatives to success. As a technology strategist, Alex has matched emerging technologies with innovative business models in developed and emerging markets. In this capacity, he has served as an adviser to corporations large and small, nonprofits, and governmental organizations on issues of technology. He has taken roles as visionary, solution architect, project manager, and has technically executed advanced proof-of-concept projects with corporate end users, illustrating the use of emerging technologies.

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Pedal to the metal: Red Hat CloudForms for workload & infrastructure management Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Mike Barrett - Product manager, Red Hat

Mike Barrett is a 15-year veteran of datacenter architecture. He has held numerous positions in services and product management at Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and Red Hat. Mike specializes in accelerating application platforms through the use of operating system and hardware technologies.

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PaaS lessons: Cisco IT deploys OpenShift to meet developer demand Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Guilherme Barros - Principal technical account manager, Customer Experience & Engagement, Red Hat

Guilherme Barros supports Red Hat and customer relationships and helps guide support strategy and processes. His focus is on providing the best support possible to our customers.

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Support best practices: Optimizing your support experience Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Radan Base - Senior system analyst, Accenture

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Migrating a Tier-1 order management process to Red Hat JBoss Middleware Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Keith Basil - Principal product manager, Red Hat

Keith Basil is focused on Red Hat’s OpenStack product management and strategy. Prior to Red Hat, Keith provided cloud architecture direction in support of sales, marketing, and partner activities for an OpenStack start-up company and was actively involved in OpenStack deployments.

Keith’s public sector cloud experience comes from the design of a secure, high-performance cloud architecture that provided compute, storage, and application-hosting services for Federal civilian agencies and contractors. Prior to focusing on open source cloud initiatives, Keith led the creation of product requirements and the product requirement document (PRD) for all phases of Time Warner Cable’s cloud solutions product offerings.

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Deterministic capacity planning for OpenStack as elastic cloud infrastructure Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Bill Bauman - Technical product marketing manager, IBM

Bill Bauman is a technical marketing manager for Red Hat’s Global Partners and Alliances. Prior to this role, he spent almost 13 years at IBM, most recently specializing in emerging technologies for IBM System x, and began his 20+ year technology career in processor and network products development at Intel. A former IBM System x CTS and Certified I/T specialist, he is recognized as an x86 virtualization, cloud and scalable systems expert. He is a member of the PCI Special Interests Group, published in the field of processor performance, and holds patents on memory virtualization methodologies. Follow his blog at billbauman.com.

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Red Hat Storage Server on IBM: A proven platform Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Lincoln Baxter III - Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Lincoln Baxter, III works on JBoss Community projects, most notably as creator and project lead of JBoss Forge and author of Errai UI. Lincoln is a founder of OCPsoft, the author of PrettyFaces and Rewrite, the leading URL-rewriting extensions for Servlet, Java EE, and Java web frameworks. He is also the author of PrettyTime, social-style date and timestamp formatting for Java.

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Tools worth sharing: Take back your IDE with Forge Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Vijay Bellur - Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat

Vijay Bellur is a co-maintainer for the upstream GlusterFS project and was an architect at Gluster before its acquisition by Red Hat in 2011. He has been involved with building enterprise storage and scalable, distributed systems for the past decade. Vijay works out of the Red Hat office in Bengaluru and his topics of interest include disk file systems, cloud technologies, and big data.

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Red Hat Storage Server: Roadmap & integration with OpenStack Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
GlusterFS: Current state & roadmap Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Jon Benedict - Technical marketing engineer, NetApp

As a Linux consultant, Jon Benedict has provided services to many Wall Street customers, federal agencies, and telecommunications providers. His work has been published in numerous industry online magazines and he has written several whitepapers around Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and NetApp storage. He also represents NetApp on the oVirt Project board, where he seeks to guide the integration of KVM and enterprise storage.

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Deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform in the enterprise with FlexPod Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Tom Benninger - Principal software applications engineer, Red Hat

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Meeting the challenge with PaaS: OpenShift in the enterprise Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Arthur Berezin - Senior technical product manager, Virtualization, Red Hat

Fort the past decade, Arthur Berezin has worked with cloud, virtualization, infrastructure, web, and open source technology for both large enterprises and start-up companies. At Red Hat, he focuses on technical product management for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform high availability Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Erik H. Berger - Team lead and senior consultant, Viada

Erik H. Berger has been working with JBoss technology since 2003 and has deep expertise in Red Hat JBoss Middleware infrastructure and architecture, and in high-performance and high-load Red Hat JBoss Middleware environments. Erik is engaged globally in Red Hat Consulting and Red Hat Training, and has worked in hundreds of Red Hat JBoss Middleware-based environments. He leads a team that supports various customers with consulting services around critical production-related problems. In 2012 Erik received the Red Hat Partner Consultant of the year award for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

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Real-world perspectives panel: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Middleware Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tim Bielawa - Senior release engineer, Red Hat

Tim Bielawa is currently on the Inception team, working to bring DevOps culture into Red Hat IT. Tim’s previous role at Red Hat was on the Production Control (PC) team where he focused on release automation and internal tooling. During his 3 years in PC, Tim was responsible for system maintenance and application releases to several JBoss 4.3 and 5.1 clusters and other supporting infrastructure.

Tim has been involved in open source communities for around a decade, and has been a contributor/maintainer for about half that time. If he’s coded something, you can probably find it on his GitHub account. In his spare time he enjoys writing documentation (Linux Sysadmin’s Guide to Virtual Disks), solving interesting problems (and blogging about them), and building things. He also tweets from time to time as @tbielawa. In 2012, he co-founded the Open Source Scholars scholarship at West Virginia University, which aims to motivate young adults to become involved in Open Source communities.

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Red Hat JBoss Middleware in the trenches Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Dustin Black - Senior technical account manager, Red Hat

Dustin Black is a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) and a senior member of Red Hat’s Global Support Services group. He has more than a decade of experience in engineering complex systems to meet stringent business requirements. He fully believes that his biggest assets are the smart people he surrounds himself with, and he loves a good failure as an opportunity to learn.

As a technical account manager, Dustin provides named-resource support for open source technologies to some of Red Hat’s most demanding enterprise customers. There’s little he loves more than a creative implementation challenge, and he geeks out on helping to turn community projects into world-class enterprise solutions.

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Red Hat Storage Server administration deep dive Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Jeffrey Blank - Technical director, Information Assurance Directorate, NSA

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Applied SCAP: Automating security compliance & remediation Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Jaroslav Blazek - Senior technology architect, Accenture

Jaroslav Blazek is the senior technology architect for Accenture in EMEA, where he focuses on the delivery of large telecommunications transformation projects.

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Migrating a Tier-1 order management process to Red Hat JBoss Middleware Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Andrew Block - Senior consultant, Middleware, Red Hat

Andrew is a senior member of the Red Hat Consulting team focused on delivering solutions to solve business challenges. He specializes in the Red Hat JBoss Middleware portfolio of products, including Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, and Red Hat JBoss BRMS. He’s a Red Hat Certified JBoss Administrator for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform versions 5 and 6. He’s also the co-creator of OpenShift Mobile, a hybrid mobile application for managing the OpenShift platform.

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Red Hat JBoss Middleware in the trenches Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Teresa Bobadilla - Product manager, Texas Guaranteed

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Real-world perspectives panel: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Middleware Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wander Boessenkool - Content developer, 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 5 years, Wander has been involved as a subject matter expert and author on a number of courses, including Performance Tuning (RH442) and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RH318).

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Deploying applications on OpenShift Enterprise Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Steve Bonneville - Manager, Technical Training, Red Hat

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Administration in the world of systemd Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Jerome Boutaud - Senior product manager, Red Hat

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Scholastic moves to the cloud with Red Hat Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Terry Bowling - Senior technical account manager, Red Hat

Prior to working at Red Hat, Terry Bowling spent more than 10 years migrating systems onto Red Hat Enterprise Linux in large enterprise and telecom environments.

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Delivering intelligent systems with Red Hat: Best practices for partners Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Erin Boyd - Principal software engineer, Red Hat

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Customer applications of Hadoop on Red Hat Storage Server Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Jonathan Brassow - Principal software engineer, Red Hat

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Fundamentals of LVM with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Tuesday, April 15 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Ben Breard - Solution architect, Red Hat

Ben Breard focuses on cloud and systems management, virtualization, and evangelizing open source. His IT career began in 2004 as a systems administrator for environments built primarily around proprietary stacks. After finding gaps in the proprietary solutions that were easily filled with open source software, he became focused on open source solutions. Ben joined Red Hat in the summer of 2010 and currently works in the Dallas office.

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Demystifying systemd: A practical guide Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Experience the future with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Thursday, April 17 9:00 am - 11:00 am

David L. Brown - Director, SSG DataCenter Software Planning, Intel

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Red Hat & OpenStack: The partner ecosystem advantage Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Richard Brueckner - President, insideBIGDATA

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Big data today & tomorrow Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Ted Brunell - Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Ted Brunell works as a senior solution achitect at Red Hat, supporting the Department of Defense. Prior to joining Red Hat, he worked for a large system integrator supporting the U.S. Government. A long-time Linux hobbyist, Ted is active in a local Linux Users Group and enjoys talking with others about the use of open source technology.

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Innovation of the people, by the people, for the people Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Tim Burke - Vice president, Linux and Cloud 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 No. 1 Linux enterprise operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the Fedora Project open source distribution, and the development of Red Hat’s suite of cloud offerings. He has led the delivery of Red Hat Enterprise Linux since its initial release.

Responsible for the comprehensive Red Hat Enterprise Linux product portfolio, Burke directs several software development teams, including 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. Burke 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.
Prior to joining Red Hat, Burke held senior engineering positions focusing on kernel development and clustering infrastructure in commercial UNIX offerings.

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Cloud technical roadmap Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Andrew Butcher - Senior software engineer, Red Hat

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Meeting the challenge with PaaS: OpenShift in the enterprise Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

John Byrne - Senior systems administrator, Scholastic

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Tuning Red Hat Storage Server & Apache for AWS Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

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2009 Top Rated Presenter

Thomas Cameron - Chief solution architect, Red Hat

Thomas Cameron is Red Hat’s chief solution architect for the western US and a system management subject matter expert. He has been in the IT 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), a Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS), and a Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA).

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Next-generation high availability Linux clustering Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Moving from Red Hat Satellite 5 to 6: A practical guide Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
SELinux for mere mortals Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

David Cantrell - Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

David Cantrell manages the Installer Engineering team in the Platform Engineering department. This team is responsible for Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation, upgrades, and deployments.

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Migrating existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux installations to new major versions Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

David Caplan - Principal product manager, Red Hat

Prior to working in Red Hat’s Cloud group, David Caplan worked as a product manager, networking strategist, and evangelist at Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and VC-funded Nauticus Networks and Avici Systems Inc. He’s served as a senior member of BBN/Genuity/GTE IT systems architecture group and is a veteran of emerging Internet technologies, having first worked at BBN Communications in the mid 1980s, followed by IP routing pioneer Wellfleet Communications.

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Red Hat Satellite roadmap & demo Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Craig Carl - Solution architect, Amazon Web Services

Craig Carl is an AWS ISV ecosystem solution architect who has been supporting AWS partners for more than 2 years. Craig focuses on the storage space, helping AWS customers understand and effectively use AWS storage products. Before AWS, Craig worked at Gluster, CTS, and Mcafee, among others.

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Red Hat Storage Server for AWS Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon EC2 with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Tuesday, April 15 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Tuning Red Hat Storage Server & Apache for AWS Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Lans Carstensen - Principal engineer, DreamWorks Animation

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OpenShift Enterprise in the wild: Stories from customers Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Steven Carter - Solutions architect, Cisco

Steven Carter is a solutions architect in Cisco Federal with more than 15 years of experience in research and development and network operations. He creates enterprise-focused, open, cloud-based solutions with an emphasis on data-intensive technical computing.

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Deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform in the enterprise with FlexPod Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Simon Cashmore - Senior middleware Integration engineer, Barclays

Simon Cashmore works on Barclays’ Middleware Infrastructure Engineering team and manages a team to deliver strategic components and platforms for middleware run services. He has more than 22 years experience in the IT industry and has worked at Barclays for 15 years. Simon has been working to deliver Java hosting platforms and services within Barclays for the past 10 years and is currently the lead engineer on the implementation of a unified Java hosting platform across the entire bank (Retail and Investment divisions). This solution is based on Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2.

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Red Hat JBoss EAP at Barclays: An enterprise-scale adoption Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Professor Soh Yeng Chai - Founding director, High Performance Computing Centre, NTU

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Real-world perspectives: Innovation Award finalists Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Marc Chance - Solution architect, Accenture

Marc Chance is an experienced information systems solution architect recognized for his ability to effectively develop solutions to business requirements. He serves public sector clients with consulting services in IT strategy and architecture. Marc has delivered modern solutions supporting human services and motor vehicle operations in a variety of jurisdictions, leading technology teams in developing infrastructure requirements and deployment architectures. He has also directed information systems projects that have resulted in reduced costs, opened client access channels, and improved customer satisfaction for states and state agencies serving millions of citizens across the United States.

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Using SOA platforms to modernize legacy applications for the cloud Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Swaminathan Chandrasekaran - Executive architect, CTO Office, Watson Solutions, IBM

Swami Chandrasekaran (@swamichandra) is as an executive architect and a technical leader in the IBM Watson CTO Office. He drives the technical strategy for IBM Watson, works with clients and partners on building cognitive apps, analytics, and big data solutions. Swami has more than 17 years of experience, worked with customers in 25+ countries, and was previously the chief architect for IBM Software – Business Solutions Services. He is an IBM Executive Certified Architect and holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

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Watson Developers Cloud: Build a new generation of apps Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Vinod Chegu - Master technologist, HP

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Automatic NUMA balancing for bare-metal workloads & KVM virtualization Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Vamsi Chemitiganti - Chief solution architect, Financial Services, Red Hat

Vamsi Chemitiganti is responsible for the customer engagement strategy and the architecting of solutions across Red Hat’s offerings in key verticals, including financial services, healthcare, retail, and transportation. Vamsi builds collaborative customer relationships, engages with peer CTOs, and shares Red Hat’s technology vision. He has been working in the IT industry for more than 13 years, and has been working with Red Hat since 2008. Vamsi holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Bangalore University.

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Intelligent business management in the cloud Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Isaac Christoffersen - Architect, Vizuri

Isaac Christoffersen has 15+ years of experience in system integration and software solution development for nonprofit, commercial, and government clients. He’s a technology innovator and community leader with a unique blend of business acumen and technology skills. Isaac has a proven track record of implementing innovative, pragmatic technology solutions to address real-world challenges.

As the lead platform engineer for an innovative, award-winning PaaS solution for a commercial Internet service provider, Isaac was responsible for the implementation of the automated configuration management and application monitoring subsystems. He was also the lead services architect for an industry-recognized, award-winning Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution for a federal government agency.

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PaaS anywhere: Deploy OpenShift Enterprise in your environment of choice Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Jakub Chrzeszczyk - Cloud architect, Australia National University

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Deploying an OpenStack private cloud with Red Hat Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Jane Circle - Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Jane Circle manages Red Hat’s Certified Cloud Provider program. She has extensive experience in helping customers move to public clouds, including business models, functionality considerations, and working with hybrid cloud deployments. For the last 3 years, Jane has helped build Red Hat’s certified cloud ecosystem, which now include some of the worlds largest clouds: AWS, Google, IBM, Fujitsu, Rackspace, and others. Jane has 20 years of IT experience, with prior gigs at EMC, StorageTek, Sun Microsystems, and Iron Mountain Digital.

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How to use Red Hat solutions in a public cloud Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Steve Citron-Pousty - Developer evangelist, Red Hat

Steve is a PaaS dust spreader (aka developer evangelist) with OpenShift by Red Hat. He can teach you about PaaS with Java, Python, PostgreSQL MongoDB, and some JavaScript. He has deep subject area expertise in GIS/Spatial, statistics, and ecology.

Steve has spoken at 50+ conferences and presented 30+ workshops, including Monktoberfest, MongoNY, JavaOne, FOSS4G, CTIA, AjaxWorld, GeoWeb, Where2.0, and OSCON. Before OpenShift, Steve was a developer evangelist for LinkedIn, deCarta, and ESRI. Steve has a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Connecticut. He likes building interesting applications and helping developers create great solutions.

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Introduction to OpenShift for application developers Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Scale or fail: How OpenShift scales your application Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Scott Clinton - Senior director, Product Management & Marketing, Red Hat

Scott Clinton leads product management and product marketing for Red Hat Storage. With more than 15 years experience in the IT industry, he is responsible for the overall product direction and marketing strategy and execution for Red Hat’s storage portfolio.

Prior to Red Hat, Scott held management positions at Fortune 500 companies, including EMC and Sun Micosystems, where he led the strategic marketing, business development, and product management functions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems Design and International Business from San Jose State University.

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Open, software-defined storage: The new priority for modern datacenters Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Sean Cohen - Senior product manager, Red Hat

Sean Cohen brings more than 15 years of experience in product management roles in virtualization and cloud companies, working closely with major virtualization solutions on the market and with most major storage vendors for designing virtualization and storage solutions. Sean is focused on storage product management and cloud strategy for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, OpenStack, and Red Hat Storage Server integration.

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Deterministic capacity planning for OpenStack as elastic cloud infrastructure Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Will Cohen - Principal software engineer, Red Hat

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Best practices for system & application monitoring Tuesday, April 15 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Scott Collier - Senior principal systems engineer, Red Hat

Scott Collier is a senior principal system engineer for Red Hat’s Systems Engineering team. This team 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. Scott is a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) with more than 15 years of IT experience.

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Deploying OpenShift Enterprise on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform with Heat templates Thursday, April 17 9:00 am - 11:00 am

William Collins - Senior software engineer, Red Hat

William Collins has more than 25 years of experience in the development of distributed systems, tools, and products. Since joining Red Hat in 2012, William has focused on SAP integration solutions and technology.

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Red Hat JBoss Middleware connectivity options for SAP Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Kevin Conner - Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

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The what, why, & how of Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Michael Coté - Research director, Infrastructure Software, 451 Research

Michael Coté heads up the Infrastructure Software practice at 451 Research, focusing on everything from the hypervisor to the application layer. In addition to covering application development, systems management, VDI, cloud management and platforms, he also closely follows the business of software — including product management and marketing; strategy and M&A; and the tectonic moves of vendors and communities in the technology world.

Michael has worked at several technology companies, from startups — such as the pioneering online banking company FundsXpress — to BMC Software. In 2006 he chased his passion for following and commenting on the IT industry to RedMonk, where he was an industry analyst covering the IT world and helping clients plan how to most effectively prosper in the rapidly changing space. Prior to joining 451 Research, Michael worked at Dell in various strategy roles — in corporate strategy, where he helped launch the software group; heading up the internal incubation program; leading Dell’s cross-company cloud strategy; and finally, running the portfolio strategy team for the Dell Software Group.

Michael is well known for his podcasts and videos, including the DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast and the IT Management & Cloud Podcast. When not publishing insight at 451 Research, he blogs at CoteIndustries.com and types inane prattle on Twitter @cote.

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What cloud trends mean for you: An analyst's view Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Scott Cranton - Senior manager, Solution Architects, Red Hat

Scott Cranton is a veteran in the enterprise software field with more than 22 years experience in various roles, from creating to selling middleware software. He has been a software developer, architect, consultant, product manager, and sales engineer.

Scott has worked with many Fortune 100 enterprises in various industries, including telecommunications, capital markets, and insurance. He co-authored the book Apache Camel Developer’s Cookbook, available from Packt Publishing.

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Integration in the real world with Red Hat JBoss Fuse Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Filippo Crea - IT Manager, SIA

Filippo Crea has been working at SIA since 1990 in the Solution Development department. In his career, he has assumed roles as system manager, non-functional tester, developer, and design architect on various platforms (Tandem, UNIX, Linux, and z/OS). During the last 8 years, working with the Red Hat Engineering team, he has specialized on performance fine tuning on Linux for financial market applications.

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Maximizing performance with Red Hat JBoss Data Grid Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Paul Cross - Vice president, Solutions Architecture, MongoDB

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Big data today & tomorrow Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Anderson Dang - systems administrator, PayPal

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Running & monitoring OpenShift Enterprise Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Jeff Darcy - Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Jeff Darcy is the HekaFS project lead and a GlusterFS architecture team member.

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Red Hat Storage Server replication: Past, present, & future Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Vivek Dasgupta - Principal software maintenance engineer, Red Hat

Vivek Dasgupta is a principal software maintenance engineer with the Support Engineering group at Red Hat Pune, India.

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Software-defined networking (SDN), OpenFlow, & OpenStack Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Rob Davies - Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

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The future of middleware: Java, enterprise engineering, and Fuse Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Michael Day - IBM Distinguished Engineer, chief virtualization architect, Open Systems, IBM

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Building open clouds with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, OpenStack, & IBM Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am
KVM update & the road ahead Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Wes Day - Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

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Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure vs VMware vCloud Suite Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Duane DeCapite - Product manager, Cisco

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Deploying OpenStack with Cisco networking, compute, & storage Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Matt Depue - Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Matt Depue works out of Red Hat’s London office supporting some of the company’s largest and most strategic global customers, predominantly in the financial services space. Prior to becoming a solution architect, Matt was part of Red Hat’s professional services department in both North America and EMEA. Matt has strong expertise in providing IT guidance and direction for large-­scale enterprises, with a focus on promoting transitional architectures and initiatives to drive modern architectures and cloud adoption.

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Red Hat JBoss EAP at Barclays: An enterprise-scale adoption Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Colin Devine - Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

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Installing & administering Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm
Deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform in the enterprise with FlexPod Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Abhijit Dey - Director of engineering, Symantec

Abhijit Dey is the director of engineering in storage and availability at Symantec. He leads the Linux platform train within the Storage Engineering team and is responsible for Linux deliverables in the storage category in Symantec. Abhijit works very closely with Red Hat’s Engineering and Product Management teams and is a key contributor to Red Hat and Symantec’s partner relationship. Abhijit has worked in the storage industry for more than 15 years and is a technologist at heart. His key focus areas are Cluster File System, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, OpenStack, and general Linux.

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Symantec Storage Foundation High Availability in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Steve Dickson - Consulting software engineer, Red Hat

For the last 10 years, Steve Dickson 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 new world of NFS Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta file systems: New scale, speed, & features Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Jason Dillaman - Principal architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Speeding up infrastructure provisioning with Red Hat CloudForms Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Will Dinyes - Manager, Technical Training, Red Hat

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

Session Date Time
Hello, world! with SwitchYard Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6: Servers in the domain Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Hello, world! with SwitchYard (replay) Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6: Servers in the domain (replay) Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Christoph Doerbeck - Principal solution architect, Red Hat

Christoph Doerbeck joined Red Hat as a solution architect in March of 2006. Before that, he spent 8 years in the financial services industry and an additional 10 years in IT as a UNIX admin/engineer/architect across the R&D, retail, and education industries. 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, Convex, NextStep, FREE-BSD, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Session Date Time
Fundamentals of LVM with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Tuesday, April 15 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Maximizing RAS with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Containers & resource management in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Wednesday, April 16 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Jonathan Donaldson - General manager, Software Defined Infrastructure, DCG, Intel

Jonathan Donaldson’s team is responsible for defining and executing Intel’s strategy for private, hybrid, and public cloud automation. Jonathan joined Intel recently from VCE, where he was the senior director of Corporate Engineering. Jonathan’s organization worked with customers, sales teams, and engineering to deliver deep technical and IT architecture knowledge across a wide spectrum of datacenter practices including orchestration, security, compliance, multi-tenancy, VDI, applications, and infrastructure.

Prior to joining VCE, Jonathan worked at EMC, NetApp, and more than a decade at Cisco. At Cisco, he worked in various roles, including enterprise solutions engineering, field sales, marketing, and emerging technologies. In more than 20 years in the industry, Jonathan has worked both inside and outside of the IT vendor community. Previous companies include: Cabletron, Cardinal Health, State Savings Bank, and Huntington National Bank.

Jonathan received his education at The Ohio State University, with a focus on Communications and Computer Information Science. Jonathan has been happily married for more than 17 years, and has 3 boys (ages 14, 10, and 8).

Session Date Time
Empowering enterprise IT Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Leendert Van Doorn - Corporate Fellow and vice president, AMD

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Hyperscale computing: Challenges, opportunities, & emerging trends Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Russell Doty - Technology product manager, Red Hat

In more than 25 years in the technology industry, Russell Doty has repeatedly crossed the boundaries between engineering, marketing, and product management. In his current role, he combines technical research and market analysis to plan for the future of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Russell is active in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is past president of the Boston chapter and has been driving the highly regarded professional development seminar series for the past 8 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Session Date Time
Administer production servers effectively with OpenLMI Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Duncan Doyle - Senior architect, Middleware, Red Hat

Duncan Doyle is a Red Hat middlware architect in EMEA, and a subject-matter expert (SME) for Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, and Red Hat JBoss BRMS. He is Involved in large enterprise architecture engagements and leads the EMEA professional services collaboration lab, which promotes and improves collaboration within the Red Hat Consulting organization.

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High-availablity CEP with Red Hat JBoss BRMS Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

John Doyle - Senior product manager, Red Hat

John Doyle is responsible for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 and Red Hat JBoss Web Server. Prior to this role, John was a senior software engineer for Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization. He has also held engineering positions at Vignette Corporation and Oberon Software.

Session Date Time
Help Red Hat redefine the application platform again Tuesday, April 15 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
WildFly 8 new features Tuesday, April 15 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Managing access control with Red Hat JBoss EAP 6.2 Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

George Drapeau - Director, Partner Solutions & Strategy, Red Hat

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Eliminate dependencies on proprietary software: A proven approach Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Eric Dube - Principal product manager, Platform, Red Hat

Eric Dube has more than 19 years of experience in the high-speed networking, enterprise storage, and high-performance computing industry. His current focus is on networking for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. Eric is also responsible for defining Red Hat’s networking roadmap and driving the software-defined networking strategy.

Session Date Time
New networking features & tools for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Denise Dumas - Senior director, Platform Engineering, Red Hat

Denise Dumas is the engineering director for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. With an extensive background in operating systems, she’s filled a wide variety of software development and management roles across 3 major operating systems over 25 years. Denise is now responsible for the development and delivery of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. She is a graduate of Boston University with a master’s degree in computer science.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap: Part I Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap: Part II Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Christopher Duryee - senior software engineer, Red Hat

Christopher Duryee works on subscription management tools for Red Hat Satellite, including subscription manager.

Session Date Time
Understanding your subscription inventory using Subscription Asset Manager Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

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Jeremy Eder - Principal software engineer, Red Hat

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Performance analysis & tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part I Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Performance analysis & tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part II Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

David Egts - Chief technologist, US Public Sector, Red Hat

As the intersection between public sector customers and Red Hat engineering and product management, David Egts’ customer interactions and domain expertise blend customer needs with industry trends to help Red Hat define open source computing in the enterprise. He has achieved Red Hat’s highest level of certification as a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA), and has received Red Hat’s highest employee honor as a Red Hat Chairman’s Award recipient.

David has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and an Executive MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. He is an active member of AFCEA DC and its Emerging Technologies Working Group, and promotes open source and STEM at the Akron Linux User Group.

Prior to joining Red Hat in 2007, David specialized in visual simulation, virtual reality, human computer interfaces, and scientific visualization at Silicon Graphics, Inc.

Follow David on Twitter at @davidegts and catch his weekly technology podcast at http://dgshow.org.

Session Date Time
Real-world perspectives: Innovation Award finalists Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Grant Emeny-Smith - Product manager, Cisco

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Cisco Prime Service Catalog & OpenShift Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Ben England - Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Ben England has an accumulated 20 years of performance engineering experience with distributed systems–from DEC clusters to IBRIX (now HP) to EMC cloud storage and now Red Hat Storage Server and GlusterFS. Prior to those 20 years, he spent 10 years as a software developer.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Storage Server performance Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Gorkem Ercan - Senior software engineer, Red Hat

Gorkem Ercan has been working with diverse software technologies ranging from enterprise applications to building actual mobile phones. He works with various technologies including, but not limited to, Java, C++, Qt, and JavaScript.

Session Date Time
Hybrid mobile development with Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Niel Eyde - Technology manager, Accenture

Session Date Time
Get going faster with on-demand private PaaS Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

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Andrea Fabrizi - Business line manager, Telco Big Data and Analytics, HP

Andrea Fabrizi is responsible for the strategy, creation, and evolution of solutions and products, and the go-to-market, revenue generation, and overall financial management of the Telco Big Data and Analytics solution family within Communications and Media Solutions Business (CMS) at HP.

Andrea Fabrizi joined HP Italy in 1997, bringing his experience on project management and business development to grow HP activities in Telco BSS space. He started his career at IBM where he worked from 1990 to 1997 in the Multimedia Research and Development Center in Rome.

Andrea holds a master’s degree in Physics at the Universita’ “La Sapienza”, Roma. He hold a post-graduate degree in Solid State Physic at Solid State School of Physics “Ettore Maiorana” in Erice (Italy).

Session Date Time
Big data today & tomorrow Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Diane Feddema - Principal software engineer, Red Hat

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Customer applications of Hadoop on Red Hat Storage Server Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Joe Fernandes - Senior manager, Product Management, OpenShift PaaS, Red Hat

Joe Fernandes is responsible for Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions. Prior to this role, he worked on Red Hat’s cloud management and middleware management solutions. And prior to joining Red Hat, Joe was the director of Product Management for Application Quality Management solutions at Oracle and 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 build, test, and manage enterprise applications. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Boston College.

Session Date Time
OpenShift roadmap & the evolution of PaaS Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Yan Fisher - Senior principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Yan Fisher is responsible for technical marketing for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Yan has a deep background in systems design and architecture. He has spent the past 20 years of his career working in the computer and telecommunication industries, where he tackled as diverse areas as sales and operations to performance and benchmarking. With a passion for solutions-oriented marketing he is known for bringing a customer-centric perspective into traditional IT discussions and having an eye for innovative approaches that stand out in the competitive landscape.

Session Date Time
Architecting for the next generation of big data with Hadoop 2.0 Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Rodrigo Flores - Managing director, Product Management, Accenture

Session Date Time
Get going faster with on-demand private PaaS Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Will Foster - Senior systems engineer, Red Hat

Will Foster has been working at Red Hat since 2007 as a senior systems administrator, managing enterprise IT storage and core infrastructure. Recently, Will moved into Engineering to work on the OpenStack Deployment team. This team designs, architects, and builds labs and infrastructures to test and vet real-world customer deployments and scenarios. They also collaborate with upstream partners and development to improve OpenStack and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

Session Date Time
Building scalable cloud infrastructure using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Tim Fox - Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat

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The future of middleware: Java, enterprise engineering, and Fuse Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Don Frederick - Senior solution architect, Red Hat

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Real-world perspectives: Red Hat technology in U.S. healthcare Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Pierre Fricke - Director, Integration and BPM Product Marketing, Red Hat

Pierre Fricke leads the marketing and business for several Red Hat JBoss Middleware products, including Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, and the Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite beta.

Since 2005, Pierre has led the product and marketing strategies for Red Hat’s early integration and process automation products and has overseen Red Hat’s expansion into the larger integration and BPM markets. Pierre continues to focus on expanding Red Hat’s market presence in integrating cloud applications and services, big data, and social and mobile applications into the business with business process automation software, bringing the value of open source and community innovation to customers in these markets.

Session Date Time
Accelerate, integrate, & automate your business Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Paul Frields - Engineering manager, Red Hat

Paul W. Frields joined Red Hat in 2008 as the Fedora project leader overseeing 6 releases of the cutting-edge distribution comprising many technical innovations. In 2010, he took on the role of development coordinator for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 in the Platform Engineering department. He currently manages the Fedora engineering team within that department.

Session Date Time
Migrating existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux installations to new major versions Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Johnray Fuller - Senior solution architect, Red Hat

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Containers & resource management in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Wednesday, April 16 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm

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Stephen Gallagher - Principal software engineer, Red Hat

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Administer production servers effectively with OpenLMI Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am

John Galvin - IT operations manager, UPS

Session Date Time
Real-world perspectives panel: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Middleware Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pankaj Gautam - Systems architect, Leading U.S. department store

Session Date Time
Turn storage from a burden into an asset with Red Hat Storage Server Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Joseph George - Director, Cloud and Big Data Solutions, Dell

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OpenStack solutions from Dell & Red Hat: Now available Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Jonathan Gershater - Principal product manager, Red Hat

Jonathan Gershater has lived and worked in Silicon Valley since 1996, and is primarily focused on cloud and virtualization. He has experience with VMware, KVM, HyperV, AWS, OpenStack, and CloudStack technologies. At Red Hat, Jonathan focuses on competitive differentiation for Red Hat’s virtualization and OpenStack solutions.

Prior to Red Hat, Jonathan worked with web applications, identity, and security at 3Com, Entrust (by acquisition), 2 start-up companies, Sun Microsystems, and Trend Micro.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure vs VMware vCloud Suite Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Shrikant Ghare - Principal software engineer, Symantec

Session Date Time
Configuring a disaster-resilient Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Vishal Ghariwala - Middleware product manager, APAC, Red Hat

Vishal Ghariwala works in the global Red Hat middleware team and drives the Red Hat JBoss Middleware portfolio in APAC. His current role combines strategic customer engagement, product management, product marketing, technical/sales enablement, and sales/channel operations. Vishal has strong experience in the BRMS and BPM spaces across various verticals. He’s worked in IT industry for more than 15 years, and has led BRMS and BPM vendors such as ILOG, IBM, Intalio, and most recently Red Hat for half of that career.

Session Date Time
Migrating JRules to Red Hat JBoss BRMS Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Stephen Gordon - Product manager, Red Hat

Stephen Gordon is a technical product manager at Red Hat concentrating on OpenStack Compute, related virtualization technologies, and their interactions with other components in the OpenStack ecosystem. Prior to this role, Stephen was a technical writer who produced documentation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization products.

Session Date Time
Deep dive: OpenStack Compute Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Thomas Graf - Principal software engineer, technical leader, Red Hat

Thomas Graf has been a Linux kernel developer for 10 years, working on a variety of networking subsystems. His current focus is on network virtualization and OpenStack enablement. He contributes to various open source projects, such as the Linux kernel and Open vSwitch, and steers the technical direction of Open vSwitch within Red Hat.

Session Date Time
The next-generation firewall for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Robb Greathouse - Principal product manager, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Tools for JBoss migrations Tuesday, April 15 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm

Maxime Greau - Java EE architect

Session Date Time
WildFly 8 new features Tuesday, April 15 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm

Jason Greene - Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
The future of middleware: Java, enterprise engineering, and Fuse Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Help Red Hat redefine the application platform again Tuesday, April 15 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm

Sanne Grinovero - Senior software engineer, Red Hat

Sanne Grinovero is a member of the Hibernate and Infinispan teams at Red Hat. He spends most of his time researching better and faster query capabilities for projects in the JBoss Community ecosystem.

Sanne has been an early adopter of cloud technologies, deploying large-scale Apache Lucene platforms on Amazon Web Services and enjoying open source software as much as possible. He has lived in Holland, Chile, Italy, and Portugal, and currently resides in London. Follow him on Twitter @SanneGrinovero.

Session Date Time
Hibernate OGM: Talking to NoSQL in Red Hat JBoss EAP Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mike Guerette - Manager, Developer Programs, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Red Hat Software Collections Tuesday, April 15 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm

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George Hacker - Content developer, Red Hat

George Hacker has been teaching Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)-level courses for approximately 10 years. As a curriculum manager on the Linux team of the Red Hat Customer Experience and Engagement team, he 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 Satellite Server Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Gordon Haff - Cloud evangelist, Red Hat

Gordon Haff is a frequent and highly acclaimed speaker at customer and industry events and helps develop strategy across Red Hat’s full portfolio of cloud solutions. He’s the author of Computing Next: How the Cloud Opens the Future and numerous other publications.

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
Best practices for PaaS, OpenStack, & cloud adoption Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
How to use Red Hat solutions in a public cloud Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Red Hat & OpenStack: The partner ecosystem advantage Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

John Hardy - Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

John Hardy is a principal product marketing manager with in-depth knowledge of Red Hat CloudForms. As a pre-acquistion employee of ManageIQ, John has seen all the use cases for managing public, private, and hybrid cloud.

Session Date Time
Getting started with Red Hat CloudForms and its service catalog Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm
Red Hat CloudForms for cloud management: Key features & roadmap Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Flex workloads across private, public, & hybrid clouds with Red Hat CloudForms Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Getting started with Red Hat CloudForms and its service catalog (replay) Thursday, April 17 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Bill Helgeson - Principal domain architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Pedal to the metal: Red Hat CloudForms for workload & infrastructure management Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Jay Hendrickson - Product manager, HP

Jay Hendrickson is the product manager for HP Insight Control for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization at Hewlett Packard. Prior to this role, Jay spent 12 years as an HP engineering program manager.

Session Date Time
Manage your HP ProLiant & Bladesystem environment with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Ryan Hennessy - Solution architect, Red Hat

Ryan Hennessy is a Red Hat solution architect based out of the far west suburbs of Chicago. Ryan’s interest in Linux and open source software started a long time ago when he began tinkering with Linux on his home computer. That interest spawned a career working with open source software in major corporations around the Chicago area. When not busy with work, Ryan enjoys being a husband and father of two kids, amateur photographer, and home brewer.

Session Date Time
Delivering intelligent systems with Red Hat: Best practices for partners Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Deeper understanding of software collections Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Scott Herold - Principal product manager, Virtualization, Red Hat

With more than 12 yeas of virtualization industry experience, Scott Herold has contributed to advanced virtualization and enterprise management solutions for many Fortune 100 organizations in consulting, engineering, and product management roles.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: Overview & roadmap Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization deep dive Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

John Herr - Senior software engineer, Red Hat

John Herr is a senior software engineer for Red Hat’s systems engineering team. This team 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.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization disaster recovery Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Lars Herrmann - Senior director, Product and Business Strategy, Red Hat

With more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry and with open source software, Lars Herrmann is responsible for the business models and product and technology strategy for the company’s flagship product, Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In this role, he shapes the future of Red Hat Enterprise Linux in enterprise, cloud, and developer environments by identifying and prioritizing business and technology requirements and leading strategic initiatives on emerging technologies and business opportunities.

Session Date Time
Application-centric packaging with Docker & Linux containers Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
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Mark Heslin - Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Mark Heslin is a principal engineer with Red Hat’s systems engineering team. His current focus is on the integration and development of identity management and Windows interoperability solutions across the Red Hat product portfolio.

Prior to Red Hat, Mark provided architectural and technical leadership for campus-wide systems and application upgrade and 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.

Session Date Time
Interoperability update: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta & Microsoft Windows Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

James Hickerson - Managed Services, Business Solutions, Avnet

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Turn storage from a burden into an asset with Red Hat Storage Server Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Matt Hicks - director, OpenShift Engineering, Red Hat

Matt Hicks is a founding member of the OpenShift by Red Hat team. He has spent more than 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, he spends his time these days evolving OpenShift to use the power of cloud and make developers more productive.

Session Date Time
OpenShift roadmap & the evolution of PaaS Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Remmele J. Hinton - Senior systems administrator, Mantech International Corporation

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Real-world perspectives: Managing infrastructures with Red Hat Satellite Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

John Hoffer - Senior solution architect, Red Hat

John Hoffer is a senior solution architect specializing in Red Hat Storage. His 18 years of IT experience include nearly everything imaginable related to storage, including enterprise SAN, NAS, backup/archive, virtualization, and information lifecycle management.

Session Date Time
Tuning Red Hat Storage Server & Apache for AWS Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Protecting your data with Red Hat Storage Server Wednesday, April 16 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Implementing storage with OpenStack Thursday, April 17 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Karl-Heinz Hoffmann - Head of SAP Databases GTM, SAP

Karl-Heinz Hoffmann leads global go-to-market and business development for SAP’s Sybase database products. He works closely with all parts of the organization to define the vision and strategy for the product set, and helps communicate this vision to customers.

Karl has more than 20 years of experience in technology, and has worked for leading database, middleware, and applications vendors. He started his career as a Sybase database administrator before working for Sybase, BEA, and SAP, where he had multiple roles in consulting, architecture, the Center of Excellence, and business development.

Session Date Time
Simplified IT & real-time business management with SAP Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

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Venkatesh Jakka - Manager, Systems, CBOE

Session Date Time
Build a foundation for your private cloud Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Jeff Jameson - Senior principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

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Building open clouds with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, OpenStack, & IBM Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Deploying an OpenStack private cloud with Red Hat Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Rich Jerrido - Principal solution architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Understanding your subscription inventory using Subscription Asset Manager Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Ken Johnson - Director, Product Management, Red Hat

Ken Johnson is responsible for Red Hat’s integration middleware 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
Accelerate, integrate, & automate your business Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Red Hat JBoss Middleware integration products roadmap Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Adam Jollans - Program director, Cross-IBM Linux and Open Virtualization Strategy, IBM

Session Date Time
Building open clouds with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, OpenStack, & IBM Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Ted Jones - Senior software engineer, Red Hat

Ted Jones is a senior software engineer at Red Hat and contributor for the Teiid and Teiid Designer community projects, the basis of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Data Virtualization. He is also a voting member of the OASIS OData Technical Committee and frequent presenter on Red Hat JBoss Middleware and SAP NW Gateway integration at SAP TechEd. Follow Ted on Twitter: @jonested.

Session Date Time
Red Hat JBoss Middleware connectivity options for SAP Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Rajesh Joseph - Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Rajesh is a principal software engineer leading the GlusterFS snapshot development team.

Session Date Time
Snapshots in Red Hat Storage Server: Overview & quickstart Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Dan Juengst - Director, Product Marketing, Red Hat

Dan Juengst leads the marketing efforts for Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, OpenShift by Red Hat. Dan brings 20+ years of high-tech experience to Red Hat with expertise in grid computing, high-performance computing, and application performance. He has worked as both customer and vendor at both start-up companies and enterprises. His resume includes Sun Microsystems, SGI, Wily Technology, Terracotta, and Lockheed Martin, where he started his career computing hypersonic reacting airflows around Mach 30 flight vehicles.

Session Date Time
Quantifying the financial benefits of PaaS: Build your business case Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
OpenShift Enterprise in the wild: Stories from customers Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Ricardo Jun - Content developer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Monitoring enterprise governance with Overlord Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Monitoring enterprise governance with Overlord (replay) Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Ales Justin - Red Hat

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Google App Engine, CapeDwarf, TCK Tuesday, April 15 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm

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Brijesh Kalidindi - Senior IT manager, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan

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Real-world perspectives: Red Hat technology in U.S. healthcare Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Rudolf Kastl - Content developer, 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.

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Using Cinder block storage Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Using Cinder block storage (replay) Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Tushar Katarki - Principal product manager, Red Hat

Tushar Katarki is responsible for cross-platform integration between technologies such as storage, OpenStack, virtualization, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Tushar has more than 15 years of technology experience that spans compute, storage, and networking. 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 Storage Server for AWS Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Deterministic capacity planning for OpenStack as elastic cloud infrastructure Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 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
Test-drive Red Hat Satellite 6 Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm
Understanding your subscription inventory using Subscription Asset Manager Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

John Keese - President, Autonomic Resources

John Keese is the president of Autonomic Resources, the first FedRAMP- and DOD-accredited U.S. Government provider of community and private cloud services. Autonomic’s ARC-P cloud platform offers IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services.

Session Date Time
Innovation of the people, by the people, for the people Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Nicolas Keller - Emerging Technologies & User Experience, Dell

Session Date Time
Innovation in the enterprise with OpenStack Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Rashid Khan - Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Session Date Time
New networking features & tools for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Stuart Kirk - Practice Executive, Linux/x86 Migration, Dell

Stuart Kirk is an IT professional with more than 15 years of experience in enterprise architecture, and is a long-standing champion of open source software solutions to drive client business. He has worked directly with several key global accounts to plan and execute UNIX to Linux migration projects. Stuart joined Dell in 2011 as a practice executive in its Applications & Platform Modernization group.

His primary charge is to engage with Dell’s large enterprise clients to provide industry-leading solutions in a number of critical areas including: application modernization, platform migration, server consolidation and virtualization. Beyond this, he has developed business cases for several clients to support the architecture of the efficient datacenter while promoting his belief of lowered operational expenses by mitigating complexity through commodity platform standardization and open source software.

Stuart maintains deep technical roots and is certified as a current Red Hat Certified Architect.

Session Date Time
UNIX-to-Linux modernization strategies: Eliminate major migration roadblocks Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

James Kirkland - Principal solution architect, Red Hat

James Kirkland works with the transportation industry at Red Hat. He has been working with UNIX/Linux variants for 18 years and specializes in mission-critical datacenter architectures and integrating them with M2M infrastructures. James is a Red Hat Certified Engineer and HP-UX certified system administrator. He has been a participant and presenter at HP World, LinuxWorld, Red Hat Summit, user groups, and other forums. He is the co-author of Linux Troubleshooting for System Administrators and Power Users, published by PrenticeHall PTR.

Session Date Time
Red Hat & Intel solutions for intelligent systems in transportation Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Srinivas Kotamraju - Senior product manager, Cisco

Session Date Time
Deploying OpenStack with Cisco networking, compute, & storage Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Automating Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployments with Cisco ACI & OpenStack Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Bob Kozdemba - Principal solution architect, Red Hat

Bob Kozdemba works in Red Hat’s Public Sector team, where he helps customers solve traditional IT challenges with open source solutions. He has been involved with Linux and open source software for several years and was previously employed by Hewlett Packard, SGI, and EMC. Bob is a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) and holds an master’s degree in Information Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Science from the University of Maryland. In his spare time, Bob studies and performs with the Community Classical Guitar Ensemble in Austin, Texas.

Session Date Time
Linux containers in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Implementing & managing OpenShift Enterprise Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm
Deploying OpenShift Enterprise on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform with Heat templates Thursday, April 17 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Addam Krucek - Senior staff engineer, Shared Systems Platforms, Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Addam Krucek has more than 10 years experience at Motorola Solutions, Inc. leveraging commercial off-the-shelf servers to provide common platform solutions suited for applications ranging from mission-critical, 2-way radio call control and voice to enterprise databases and web services. He institutes and advances common automated deployment mechanisms, virtualization practices, system patching solutions, security implementations, and performance tuning guidelines for products built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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Delivering intelligent systems with Red Hat: Best practices for partners Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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James Labocki - Senior principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

James Labocki is a senior principal product marketing manager in Red Hat’s Cloud team. Prior to this role, James was a solution architect for the Public Sector team, where he supported federal civilian agencies and the Department of Defense.

Session Date Time
Intelligent business management in the cloud Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Gary Lamperillo - Principal solution architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Red Hat JBoss Middleware: Foundation for agility & innovation Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Nick Lane - Platform consultant, Red Hat

Nick Lane’s primary focus is Red Hat CloudForms and automation.

Session Date Time
Speeding up infrastructure provisioning with Red Hat CloudForms Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Alexander Larsson - Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Alexander Larsson joined the Desktop group as a Red Hat developer in 2000. During his time at Red Hat, Alexander has worked on many levels in the Linux desktop stack, from low-level things like creating the debuginfo support in RPM, designing the GLib I/O and VFS subsystem to higher level things like Spice, GTK+ and Boxes (the gnome virtualization tool). He also has a deep interest in application deployment, having written multiple application bundling system for desktop applications.

Session Date Time
Portable, lightweight, & interoperable Docker containers across Red Hat solutions Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Bernard Lee - Group head of IT and VP of Process and Innovation, YTL Power

Session Date Time
Build a foundation for your private cloud Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Martin Liebrich - CTO and senior architect, Cambridge Technology Partners

Martin Liebrich’s background is in Java programming, mainly in middleware and interface projects. He joined CTP in 2000.

Session Date Time
Java application migration with Arquillian & Windup Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Marc Linster - Senior vice president, Products and Services, EnterpriseDB

Session Date Time
Eliminate dependencies on proprietary software: A proven approach Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

David S. Linthicum - SVP, Cloud Technology Partners

Session Date Time
Best practices for PaaS, OpenStack, & cloud adoption Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Kent Lipschultz - Technical manager, Alliance Partner Solutions, HP

Session Date Time
Deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform on HP ConvergedSystem 700x Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

John Liptak - Senior lead architect, CenturyLink

John Liptak is a senior lead architect at CenturyLink, Inc., in the IT Technical Architecture & Shared Services group. He is responsible for free and open source policies transition and support. He is also the development tools and frameworks technical owner. John has more than 20 years of experience in IT systems for facilities management, network inventory, network surveillance and control, quoting, ordering, and external portal applications for business and government customers.

Session Date Time
OpenShift Enterprise in the wild: Stories from customers Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Mark Little - Vice president of Engineering, Red Hat

Mark Little leads the technical direction, research, and development for Red Hat JBoss Middleware. 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, 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, where Mark is also a professor at Newcastle University.

Session Date Time
The future of middleware: Java, enterprise engineering, and Fuse Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Rob Locke - Content developer, Red Hat

Rob Locke began teaching Red Hat classes in 2003, later becoming an employee in 2006. In preparation for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 release, Rob became a full-time curriculum manager having previously edited the RH133 (System Administration) and RH300 (RHCE Fast Track) courses through their version 5 lifecycles.

Over the last 22 years, Rob has worked on certification programs with Novell, IBM, CA, Cisco, and now Red Hat. Rob graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics. His passions are teaching technology, spending time with his kids, and genealogy research. Rob lives with his wife and 2 kids in Connecticut and serves on the boards of several New England-based genealogical societies.

Session Date Time
Working with FirewallD Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Working with FirewallD (replay) Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Roger Lopez - Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Roger Lopez is a principal software engineer in Red Hat’s Solutions Architecture group. This team identifies high-value solution stacks based on input from Sales, Marketing, and Engineering teams and develops reference architectures for internal and external customers. Roger is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) with more than 7 years of computer industry experience at Dell and Red Hat in Oracle Database solutions. Roger has presented at several tech events including Oracle Open World and Collaborate.

Session Date Time
Oracle Database 12c on Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Best practices Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Bartosz Majsak - Technology specialist, Cambridge Technology Partners

Bartosz Majsak works as a software developer at Cambridge Technology Partners, based in Zurich. Passionate about open source technologies and testing methodologies, Bartosz is a proud JBoss Community Recognition award recipient for both 2012 and 2013. He’s also an Arquillian team member and the lead for two modules: Persistence Extension (makes writing database-oriented tests easier) and Spock Test Runner (gives your Arquillian tests some BDD and Groovy love). One thing that perhaps proves he is not a total geek is his addiction to alpine skiing.

Session Date Time
Java application migration with Arquillian & Windup Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Ronak Mallik - Senior consultant, Red Hat

Ronak Mallik has developed an extensive background designing and deploying large and complex Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Application Server, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments in a variety of global industries. In his current role, Ronak provides architectural guidance, management, and implementation oversight for Red Hat customers around the world. As a subject matter expert (SME) in the field of enterprise architecture, Ronak has presented at multiple enterprise technology conferences and global webinars.

Session Date Time
Flex workloads across private, public, & hybrid clouds with Red Hat CloudForms Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Chris Marino - Director, OpenStack solutions, Cisco

Chris manages product management, technical marketing, and business development for Cisco’s OpenStack efforts. Chris came to Cisco via the acquisition of vCider, whose products enabled virtual networking in the public cloud. Prior to vCider, Chris was CEO of SnapLogic, a cloud data integration company, and founder and CEO of Resonate, an early pioneer in server load balancing solutions. Chris holds a BSEE from Columbia, an MSEE/CA from Berkeley, and an MBA from Stanford.

Session Date Time
Red Hat & OpenStack: The partner ecosystem advantage Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

William Mason - Director, Partner Strategy and Programs, Red Hat

William Mason is responsible for partner strategy for virtualization and OpenStack at Red Hat. William works with the industry’s leading technology companies to drive adoption of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform through strategic partnerships with independent hardware and software vendors.

Prior to Red Hat, William was responsible for channel sales and strategic alliances at Eucalyptus Systems, and director of commercial operations at Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu. William worked for Red Hat from 2001 to 2005 and helped to create the Red Hat Enterprise Linux business and technology delivery model.

Session Date Time
OpenStack solutions from Dell & Red Hat: Now available Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Jon Masters - Chief ARM architect, Red Hat

Jon Masters works on the Fedora ARM project. He has been a Linux developer for more than 18 years, since beginning university at age 13. He is the author of a number of books on the Linux operating system, including Building Embedded Linux Systems and the upcoming Porting Linux. An accomplished musician and hiker, he also enjoys unicycling among other hobbies.

Session Date Time
Hyperscale computing with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Hyperscale computing: Challenges, opportunities, & emerging trends Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Miciah Masters - Software engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Implementing & managing OpenShift Enterprise Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Scott McBrien - Content developer, 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 customer deployments.

Session Date Time
Working with PAM Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Working with PAM (replay) Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Daryn McCool - Manager, Digital and e-Commerce Engineering, Scholastic

Daryn McCool has more than 15 years of experience working in the e-Commerce and web world. He has worked with several Red Hat, IBM, and open source software products. Daryn currently manage 3 teams: 2 engineering teams supporting Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, and open source tooling and a second DBA team that supports both open source and IBM databases.

Session Date Time
Scholastic moves to the cloud with Red Hat Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Bradley McCredie - VIce president and IBM Fellow, IBM

Session Date Time
Hyperscale computing: Challenges, opportunities, & emerging trends Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Mike McGrath - Principal OpenShift architect, Red Hat

Mike McGrath is a founding member of OpenShift by Red Hat and currently serves as principal architect and online technical operations manager. He’s the author of the book “Understanding PaaS,” published by O’Reilly Media, Inc.

Mike is a full believer in cloud computing and operations, and loves to discuss both real-world operational issues and academic ones. Find him on freenode on #openshift handle: mmcgrath.

Session Date Time
Best practices for system & application monitoring Tuesday, April 15 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm
Running & monitoring OpenShift Enterprise Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Craig McLuckie - Product architect and strategist, Google

Craig Mcluckie is the product architect and strategist for Google’s application hosting platforms, including Google Compute Engine and Google App Engine. He is working to open Google’s datacenters to the world, and to make more of the technology Google has built over the last decade available to cloud customers. Prior to Google, Craig worked at Microsoft on enterprise technologies.

Session Date Time
Hyperscale computing: Challenges, opportunities, & emerging trends Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Divya Mehra - Principal product manager, Red Hat

Divya Mehra is responsible for the product strategy and roadmap for Red Hat JBoss Data Grid. He has a master’s degree in Computer Science from John Hopkins and an MBA from Cornell.

Session Date Time
Replication between datacenters with Red Hat JBoss Data Grid Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Kershaw Mehta - Chief cloud architect, IBM

Session Date Time
Got downtime? Building QoS into the cloud Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Nirmal Mehta - Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Session Date Time
Build a foundation for your private cloud Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Markus Merder - Team lead, senior consultant, Viada

Markus Merder is a senior consultant at Red Hat’s German premier business partner, Viada. Starting with JBoss Application Server 4, Markus has several years of experience in designing, developing, and running enterprise applications using many of Red Hat’s products. He has helped to build and improve many software architectures from companies ranging in size.

Session Date Time
Real-world perspectives panel: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Middleware Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kevin Meredith - Enterprise innovation cell leader, The Boeing Company

Kevin Meredith currently leads the Boeing Innovation Cell network, an organic innovation network of unique environments and driven employees that are focused on developing a more entrepreneurial culture to rapidly convert ideas into reality.

Prior to his current assignment, Kevin was the deputy program manager of an autonomous vehicle development program within Boeing Defense, Space, and Security. He also served as chief of staff for the Network & Tactical Systems and C^3 Networks. Kevin’s passion for, and approach to, innovation, continuous improvement, and leadership development have yielded sustaining positive results across Boeing.

Kevin received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the Industrial and Systems Engineering department at the Rochester Institute of Technology and he is currently working on a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship at Pepperdine University.

Kevin lives in the city of Orange California with his wife Kelly, their 1-year-old son, Zachary, and their dog RB.

Session Date Time
OpenShift Enterprise in the wild: Stories from customers Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Bruno Meseguer - Development architect, Vodafone

Session Date Time
Red Hat JBoss Middleware: Foundation for agility & innovation Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Follow the yellow brick road to emerging technologies Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Adam Miller - Senior software engineer, Red Hat

Adam Miller is the release engineer for OpenShift Online by Red Hat, an auto-scaling Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for applications. Adam has completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science and Master’s of Science in Information Assurance and Security, both from Sam Houston State University. He is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (Cert# 110-008-810), and an active member of the open source community with a running history of contributions to the Fedora Project (FAS account name: maxamillion).

Session Date Time
Software collections: Keeping pace without sacrificing platform stability Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Andrig Miller - Senior director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Get the most out of Red Hat JBoss EAP & the JVM Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Filipe Miranda - Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Watson Developers Cloud: Build a new generation of apps Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Kevin Morey - Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Red Hat CloudForms: Automation with external systems Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Gunnar Morling - Senior software engineer, Red Hat

Gunnar Morling is a member of the Hibernate team at Red Hat, focusing on Hibernate OGM, Validator, and Search, and is member of the expert group for Bean Validation 1.1 (JSR 349). Prior to joining Red Hat, Gunnar worked on a wide range of Java EE projects in the logistics and retail industries. He is based in Hamburg, Germany.

Session Date Time
Hibernate OGM: Talking to NoSQL in Red Hat JBoss EAP Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Babak Mozaffari - Middleware architect, Red Hat

Babak Mozaffari specializes in enterprise architecture, SOA, integration, and application security. As a middleware consultant, he has helped ensure the successful deployment of several projects using Red Hat JBoss EAP, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, and Red Hat JBoss BRMS. In his role in the Partner Enablement team, Babak assisted Red Hat partners in providing the best value to their clients with cutting-edge middleware technology.

Prior to joining JBoss/Red Hat in 2007, Babak was a principal consultant at BEA, where he worked on several high-profile projects involving SOA, integration, and BPM. His professional experience dates back to 1993 and covers a variety of technologies from dBASE to Oracle Developer Suite, but his focus in the last 11 years has been on Java EE and web services technology.

Session Date Time
Integrate your BPMS processes with Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Pete Muir - Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
The future of middleware: Java, enterprise engineering, and Fuse Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Next-generation Java Tuesday, April 15 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm

Seong K. Mun - CEO, OSEHRA

Dr. Seong K. Mun, Ph.D., is a consummate builder and explorer of new concepts. As a professor of Radiology at Georgetown University, he pioneered work in teleradiology, PACS, telemedicine, e-health, global disease surveillance, and open source surgical robotics. And as Georgetown Medical Center’s associate vice president, Seong provided oversight of the department’s congressional affairs for 12 years.

Currently, Seong is chief executive officer at OSEHRA, a non-profit, open source organization established by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to promote open rapid innovation in its electronic health record (EHR) software, VistA. He is also a tenured faculty member of the Virginia Tech Research Center, in Arlington, VA, and is working on a sleep imaging study and the development of smart phones for medics. Seong is a recipient of the General Max Thurman Award for Excellence in Military Medical Research for his contribution to military medicine.

Session Date Time
Real-world perspectives: Red Hat technology in U.S. healthcare Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

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Ashish Nadkarni - Research director, Storage Systems, IDC

Session Date Time
Turn storage from a burden into an asset with Red Hat Storage Server Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Brandon Newell - Solution architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Getting started with Red Hat Storage Server Thursday, April 17 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Matt Newsome - Senior manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Matt Newsome is senior engineering manager working on the platform toolchain team at Red Hat. He is responsible for the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) toolchains shipped in Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and is the engineering lead for Red Hat Developer Toolset. Matt has more than 17 years experience contributing to and creating open source tools for large-scale, commercial use. Matt received his doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Sussex, England.

Session Date Time
Developer toolset: Build, run, & analyze apps on multiple Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Thor Nolen - Solution architect, Amazon Web Services

Thor Nolen is an AWS partner solution architect who has worked with Red Hat for the last 5 years, enabling valuable solutions for Red Hat customers. Thor is a Red Hat alum, from 1998 to 2002, and facilitated an AWS lab at last year’s Summit.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon EC2 with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Tuesday, April 15 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm

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Steve O'Keefe - Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Session Date Time
MEAP, schMEAP. Who’s got you covered in mobile? Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Terry Okamoto - Google

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Google App Engine, CapeDwarf, TCK Tuesday, April 15 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm

Fernando Oliveira - Architect, Verizon

Session Date Time
Deploying an OpenStack private cloud with Red Hat Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Volker Otto - Director, Application Hosting, IT Compute Services, HP

Session Date Time
HP Moonshot with Red Hat Enterprise Linux saves space & energy for HP.com Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Rhys Oxenham - Field product manager, OpenStack, Red Hat

Rhys Oxenham is now in his 5th year at Red Hat, focusing primarily on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, OpenStack, and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. His background includes technical support, technical sales, and open source commitment.

Session Date Time
Introduction to Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Getting started with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Bilgehan Ozpeynirci - Product manager, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Help Red Hat redefine the application platform again Tuesday, April 15 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm

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Ron Pacheco - Senior manager, Product Management, Red Hat

Ron Pacheco has been at Red Hat for more than 8 years and brought to Red Hat more than 25 years of industry experience, ranging from silicon to software. He has been a product manager of operating systems for more than 15 years.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 high-touch beta user perspectives Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Michael Pagan - Solution architect, Red Hat

Michael Pagan spent 20 years at HP as a principal architect and Linux ambassador before joining Red Hat in 2012. He has worked in the telecommunications and financial services industry verticals, with forays into media and publishing.

Session Date Time
Tuning Red Hat Storage Server & Apache for AWS Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Bob Page - Vice president, Partner Product Management, Hortonworks

Bob Page focuses on the Hortonwork’s partner ecosystem. Prior to joining Hortonworks, Bob was vice president of analytics platform and delivery at eBay, Inc., where he managed and evolved eBay’s data efforts, data and analytics platforms, applications, and services, including one of the industry’s largest Apache Hadoop deployments. Prior to eBay, Bob served as senior director of strategic data solutions at Yahoo!, where he built the Yahoo! experimentation platform, led business intelligence, and the data operations team, among others. Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Fitchburg State College.

Session Date Time
Big data today & tomorrow Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Serge Pagop - Senior solution architect, Red Hat

For years, Serge Pagop has been an international IT architect and project manager for enterprise Java projects. He focuses on different architectural approaches for distributed, enterprise-wide critical systems. At Red Hat, he helps and consults for Red Hat JBoss partners and customers from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland regarding solutions and product enablement in the Red Hat JBoss Middleware portfolio. Serge is also the founder of the JBoss User Group Munich and JBoss OneDayTalk Conference.

Session Date Time
Migrating traditional Java EE applications to mobile Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Dmitri Pal - Senior engineering manager, Red Hat

Dmitri Pal is a senior engineering manager at Red Hat responsible for the identity management projects and products in the Red Hat portfolio, including Red Hat Directory Server, certificate system, Samba, Kerberos, SSSD (System Security Services Daemon), and the IdM server built using FreeIPA (Identity, Policy, Audit) technology. Dmitri has more than 15 years of security-related software engineering and product management experience. He serves as a Red Hat representative at the MIT Kerberos Consortium board of directors.

Session Date Time
Interoperability update: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta & Microsoft Windows Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Kim Palko - Principal product manager, Middleware, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Big data insights with Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mark Pallone - enterprise software strategist, Intel

Session Date Time
Red Hat & Intel solutions for intelligent systems in transportation Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Emilio Patricio - Director, SEDESOL-Oportunidades

Session Date Time
Real-world perspectives: Innovation Award finalists Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Ståle Pedersen - Principal software engineer, Red Hat

As the Red Hat’s middleware performance lead, Ståle focuses on improving the performance of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and Wildfly, the JBoss Community project. He also contributes to several JBoss Community projects.

Session Date Time
Get the most out of Red Hat JBoss EAP & the JVM Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Kenneth Peeples - Principal product marketing manager, Middleware, Red Hat

Kenneth has spent the last 7 years, with the last 3 being with Red Hat, working as a consultant for the government for the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and Intelligence Community. He designed, built, and lead multiple projects including the Enterprise Security Federation Framework (ESF2), Information Assured Android Device (IA2D) and JBoss SCAP Content. During this time, he has worked with open source software with a focus on Red Hat products and information assurance. He also received his Security+ and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) certifications.

Prior to working as a consultant, he worked in the telecommunications and healthcare Industries. He has worked on open source software since 1996 and in software development since 1991.

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Development & governance with Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works Tuesday, April 15 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Red Hat JBoss Middleware connectivity options for SAP Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Big data insights with Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Felipe Pereira - Support analyst, BNDES

Felipe Pereira has worked as a support analyst at BNDES (Brazilian Development Bank) since 2008. Prior to this role, he worked on a Linux distribution project for Itautec Systems. Felipe received a BSc in Computer Engineering from the University of Rio Grande (FURG) and a MSc in Computer Science from Campinas University (Unicamp).

Session Date Time
Real-world perspectives: Managing infrastructures with Red Hat Satellite Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Alessandro Perilli - General manager, Open Hybrid Cloud, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Building enterprise clouds: Resetting expectations to get them right Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Easwara Periyathamby - Solution architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Authoring rules with Red Hat JBoss BRMS Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Authoring rules with Red Hat JBoss BRMS (replay) Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Jérôme Petazzoni - Software engineer, Docker, Inc

Jérôme is a senior engineer at Docker where he has earned the nickname “master Yoda.” His left hand cares for the servers powering the dotCloud PaaS, while his right hand builds cool hacks around Docker. When he’s annoyed, he threatens to replace things with a very small shell script.

Session Date Time
Portable, lightweight, & interoperable Docker containers across Red Hat solutions Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Ian Pilcher - Senior partner solution architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Eliminate dependencies on proprietary software: A proven approach Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Ray Ploski - Director, Red Hat

Ray Ploski is responsible for developer-focused marketing and evangelism for Red Hat JBoss Middleware. Ray has been working in various roles within enterprise computing for more than 15 years.

During his past 6 years at Red Hat, Ray has been a consultant, trainer, and technical architect. Ray has worked with hundreds of globally know customers in defining and implementing open source solutions within many industries. He has been recognized within the company as a top evangelist and has been recognized with Red Hat’s Chairman’s award.

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Get productive using the JBoss Way Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Lennart Poettering - Senior software engineer, Red Hat

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Demystifying systemd: A practical guide Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Mark Proctor - Software engineer, Red Hat

For the last 10 years, Mark’s focus has been on developing knowledge engineering systems in Java in his role as a platform architect at Red Hat. Mark is the co-founder of the Drools project, a leading Java expert system tool, and is responsible for all technologies related to rules, processes, events, ontologies, and intelligent agents at Red Hat.

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Building & deploying with Red Hat JBoss BRMS 6 Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Greg Procunier - UNIX administrator IV, Symcor

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Real-world perspectives: Managing infrastructures with Red Hat Satellite Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Sandeep Puri - Engineering architect, Cisco

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PaaS lessons: Cisco IT deploys OpenShift to meet developer demand Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

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2009 Top Rated Presenter

Dan Radez - Senior software engineer, Red Hat

Dan Radez works on OpenStack high availability and integration development for Red Hat, where he has worked for 6 years. Prior to working on OpenStack, he worked in release engineering and cloud development.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure architecture design Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Building scalable cloud infrastructure using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Diaa Radwan - Solution architect, Red Hat

Diaa Radwan has been using open source since 2003. For 8 years, he’s worked as a system engineer supporting the infrastructure of a large ISP, focusing on rapid deployment and datacenter operational efficiency. In 2005, Diaa became a Fedora ambassador. In 2008, he became the first Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist in Egypt, and in 2011, he became the first Red Hat Certified Architect in Egypt.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Linux identity management Thursday, April 17 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Shubh Ram - Senior software quality assurance engineer, Symantec

Shubh Ram has been working at Symantec for almost 4 years as a senior software quality assurance engineer.

Session Date Time
Configuring a disaster-resilient Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Sanjay Rao - Principal performance engineer, Red Hat

Sanjay Rao is a principal software engineer with the performance engineering team at Red Hat. He has more than a decade of experience in performance engineering with UNIX and Linux, and prior to that, more than a decade of experience as a DBA and UNIX systems administrator.

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Performance tuning: Red Hat Enterprise Linux for databases Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Oracle Database 12c on Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Best practices Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Syed Rasheed - Senior principal product marketing manager, Middleware, Red Hat

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Big data insights with Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Vadim Ratinov - Engineer senior analyst, AVP, Citi

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 high-touch beta user perspectives Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux management team - Red Hat

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap: Part I Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap: Part II Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Steve Reichard - Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat

Steve Reichard is a senior principal software engineer in Red Hat’s Solutions Architecture group. This team 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. Steve is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) who has more than 20 years of computer industry experience. Previously, Steve worked at HP and presented at several events including HP Tech, StorageWorks, and customer forums.

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Deploying OpenShift Enterprise on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform with Heat templates Thursday, April 17 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Daniel Riek - Senior director, Systems Engineering & Design, Red Hat

Daniel Riek is responsible for cross-product systems engineering at Red Hat. Daniel rejoined Red Hat in 2013. Between 2011 and 2013, he worked at a finance start-up company and for an independent software vendor. Between 2005 and 2011, Daniel lead the Red Hat Enterprise Linux product management team.

Session Date Time
Application-centric packaging with Docker & Linux containers Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Rick Ring - Solution architect, Red Hat

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Experience the future with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Thursday, April 17 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Keith Robertson - Supervisor, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Keith Robertson is responsible for various supportability initiatives at Red Hat. He has worked as a software developer for more than 14 years and is the maintainer several open source projects.

Session Date Time
Red Hat subscription tools: Faster issue resolution & continuous uptime Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Kent Rockwell - Architecture and system engineer, Northrop Grumman Information Systems

Session Date Time
Innovation of the people, by the people, for the people Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Brian Rose - Senior VP, Infor

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Eliminate dependencies on proprietary software: A proven approach Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Heiko Rupp - Engineering lead and principal developer, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat

Heiko Rupp is the engineering lead for Red Hat JBoss Operations Network and RHQ. He wrote the first German book on JBoss Application Server (currently called WildFly) and the first book about 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.

Session Date Time
What’s new with Red Hat JBoss Operations Network Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Meet Red Hat JBoss Operations Network Tuesday, April 15 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm

Randy Russell - Director of certification, Red Hat

Randy Russell oversees exam development and all aspects of Red Hat’s technical certification programs. He joined Red Hat in 1999, when Red Hat had a single office, a single location, a single exam, and a single training course. Randy has overseen exam and certification program development for most of the time since then. From 2001 through 2007, he also led curriculum development.

Randy is an active proponent of hands-on testing and has served on the Board of Directors and as chair/president of the Performance Testing Council (PTC). He has given talks on the subject at the PTC, the European Assocation of Test Publishers, the European Association of Test Publishers (E-ATP), the Computer Management Education Management Association (CEdMA), and the Technology Services Industry Organization (TSIA). Prior to joining Red Hat, Randy was a programmer, system administrator, and economist at an environmental economics consulting firm.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Certification update, changes, & roadmap Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Nabeel Saad - Saad, Nabeel, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Follow the yellow brick road to emerging technologies Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sayandeb Saha - Senior manager, Product Management, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat

Sayandeb (Sayan) Saha is responsible for worldwide product management of Red Hat Storage Server. He leads a team of product managers that specify the roadmap for Red Hat Storage and does requirements generation, technical evangelization, product life-cycle definition, product packaging, pricing, advanced presales, and strategic partnering for Red Hat Storage Server. Prior to this role, Sayan managed several aspects of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including clustering, storage, file systems, networking, and the life-cycle offerings.
 
Prior to Red Hat, Sayan worked at Motorola where he held various roles in product management and engineering. While there, he founded the OpenSAF open source project, which is focused on building infrastructure software for carrier-grade, highly available distributed systems. He has chaired the AIS Working Group in SAForum and has co-authored several of the SAForum AIS standards and specifications. He has 15+ years of experience in architecting, standardizing, designing, and developing distributed, highly available platforms and infrastructure software for mission-critical applications.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Storage Server: Roadmap & integration with OpenStack Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Todd Sanders - Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Todd Sanders is focused on system management solutions for Red Hat. He’s responsible for Red Hat Satellite development efforts and leads a team focused on content management innovation. Todd has been with Red Hat for 9 years, working on both hosted and on-premise management solutions. He brings a wealth of experience in building and leading both on-shore and off-shore software development teams in multiple industries, including telecommunications, manufacturing, and government. Todd lives in Raleigh, NC, with his wife and 2 daughters. He’s a graduate of North Carolina State University and an avid fan of Wolfpack athletics.

Session Date Time
Test-drive Red Hat Satellite 6 Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Alan Santos - Principal product manager, Red Hat

Session Date Time
The what, why, & how of Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
What’s new with Red Hat JBoss Operations Network Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Meet Red Hat JBoss Operations Network Tuesday, April 15 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Bhavna Sarathy - Senior technology product manager, Red Hat

Bhavna Sarathy is a senior technology product manager in the Product Business Strategy team at Red Hat, managing application isolation technologies such as KVM virtualization and Linux containers in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux product portfolio. Bhavna is passionate about helping Red Hat customers succeed with enterprise-grade open source products. Bhavna has more than 16 years experience in IT, managing open source products, and cross-platform software design and development in processor, chipset, graphics, and embedded Linux industries.

Session Date Time
Linux containers in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor roadmap Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Santosh Satyan - Manager, Application Development, Scholastic

Session Date Time
Scholastic moves to the cloud with Red Hat Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Eric D. Schabell - Senior principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Eric D. Schabell has been working in software development since 1998 for many different enterprises. He supports the JBoss jBPM project, focusing as lead on the jBPM Migration project, and is the author of the OpenShift Primer e-book. Follow this blog at www.schabell.org.

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Automate your business with Red Hat JBoss Middleware integration & BPM Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm
The Red Hat Cloud guide to all things xPaaS Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Frank Schapfel - Senior strategic marketing manager, CSIG SDND, Intel

Frank Schapfel is a 16-year Intel veteran marketing various communications and networking programs. Frank has lead market development, technical support, segment/industry marketing, and product marketing teams launching new initiatives like Network Processors, Intel Communications platforms, and QuickAssist technology. Before Intel, Frank held sales and marketing roles at Samsung Semiconductor, IDT, and Digital Equipment. Frank has a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA with High Honors from Boston University.

Session Date Time
NFV through Intel's Open Network Platform for servers Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Edoardo Schepis - Solution architects manager, Red Hat

Edoardo Schepis provides leadership and guidance to a team of solution architects responsible for positioning Red Hat products and services to customers and partners. He assists his team in delivering industry-leading open source middleware solutions in Italy.

Prior to working at Red Hat, Edoardo worked at Sun Microsystems, where he focused on Java architectures, open source solutions, and mobile applications, and as a tech lead of Java mobile applications at Funambol.

Session Date Time
Maximizing performance with Red Hat JBoss Data Grid Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Greg Scott - CTO, Infrasupport Corporation

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Real-world perspectives: Innovation Award finalists Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Zdenek Sedlak - Infrastructure architect, Ikano Bank AB

Session Date Time
Turn storage from a burden into an asset with Red Hat Storage Server Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Thomas Segismont - Senior software engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
What’s new with Red Hat JBoss Operations Network Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Meet Red Hat JBoss Operations Network Tuesday, April 15 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm

Kurt Seifried - software engineer, Red Hat

Kurt Seifried is a software engineer on the Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT). He handles security response for many of Red Hat’s cloud products. He has 16+ years of experience in the software industry, with a focus on cloud and security throughout his career.

Session Date Time
Cloud security: Frameworks & enforcement Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Douglas (Shak) Shakshober - Senior consulting software engineer, Red Hat

Douglas Shakshober (Shak) is a senior consulting engineer and director of the CTO Performance Engineering team at Red Hat. His team focuses on characterization, optimization, and performance of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel, KVM virtualization technology, Red Hat CloudForms, and Red Hat Storage Server. The team uses benchmarks and partners with OEMs and ISVs to test applications in high-end databases, web servers, and enterprise environments. Shak has a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Session Date Time
Performance analysis & tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part I Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Performance analysis & tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part II Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Veda Shankar - Senior principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Red Hat Storage Server for AWS Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Using Red Hat Storage Server with HP ultrascale solutions for big data Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Venky Shankar - Senior software engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Red Hat Storage Server replication: Past, present, & future Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Rich Sharples - Director of product management, Red Hat

Rich Sharples is the director of product management for Red Hat JBoss Middleware application platforms and developer tools. He has spent the last 20 years evangelizing, using, and designing enterprise Java middleware, working previously for Forte Software and Sun Microsystems and as an independent software developer and consultant.

Session Date Time
Red Hat JBoss Middleware acceleration products roadmap Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Help Red Hat redefine the application platform again Tuesday, April 15 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm

Seth Shevach - Manager, Information Services and Technology, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 high-touch beta user perspectives Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Grant Shipley - Senior manager, OpenShift, Red Hat

Grant Shipley is an OpenShift PaaS evangelist at Red Hat, focused on cloud technologies. Prior to this role, Grant was a manager of software development at Red Hat. He has 15+ years of software development experience focusing on Java, PHP, and JavaScript. In his free time, he contributes to several open source projects, develops mobile apps, and is a Titanium Titan. Grant has been using Linux on a daily basis since 1994 and is active in the FOSS community.

Session Date Time
Cloudbursting with OpenShift Enterprise 2 Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Introduction to OpenShift for application developers Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Implementing & managing OpenShift Enterprise Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Jacob Shucart - Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Having worked in technical support, software engineering, and system administration, Jacob Shucart has unique insight into storage systems. He came to Red Hat through its acquisition of Gluster, where he worked in presales on many customer implementations for various use cases.

Session Date Time
Customer applications of Hadoop on Red Hat Storage Server Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Protecting your data with Red Hat Storage Server Wednesday, April 16 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Getting started with Red Hat Storage Server Thursday, April 17 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Gonzalo Silva Cruz - Senior middleware application hosting engineer, Barclays

In his current role in Barclays’ Global Technology Infrastructure and Services team, Gonzalo Silva Cruz has a remit for a diverse middleware application hosting portfolio with a focus on Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and Oracle’s Coherence. Before Barclays, Gonzalo worked in the telecommunications field and specialized in integration gateways based on TIBCO Middleware and Messaging systems.

Session Date Time
Red Hat JBoss EAP at Barclays: An enterprise-scale adoption Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Anderson Silva - Manager, Platform Operations, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Meeting the challenge with PaaS: OpenShift in the enterprise Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

David Simmons - Principal solution architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Red Hat CloudForms: Automation with external systems Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Phil Simpson - Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Phil Simpson is responsible for the go-to-market strategy and positioning of Red Hat’s business rules and business process management (BPM) products. Phil has extensive experience with business rules and BPM, having held senior product management roles at an early business-rules pioneer and senior marketing roles at several leading enterprise technology companies.

Prior to joining Red Hat, Phil was a product manager for the data analytics firm Renesys and was a director at SeaChange International, Ironhead Analytics, and Rulespower.

Session Date Time
The next wave in BPM from Red Hat Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Gurvinder Singh - Executive director, IT Service Delivery, Sony

Session Date Time
Red Hat JBoss Middleware: Foundation for agility & innovation Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Karanbir Singh - Member of Technical Staff, Red Hat

Session Date Time
The new community dynamic for open source: CentOS & Red Hat Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Munjeet Singh - Principal, Emerging Technologies, Dynamic Infrastructure, Booz Allen Hamilton

Session Date Time
Innovation of the people, by the people, for the people Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Jordan Sissel - LogStash

Session Date Time
Best practices for system & application monitoring Tuesday, April 15 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm

Zach Smith - BNSF

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Red Hat & Intel solutions for intelligent systems in transportation Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Melvin Soh - Manager, High Performance Computing Centre, NTU

Melvin Soh has 10+ years of experience in the IT Industry. He is currently the system manager for the high-performance computing center (HPC@NTU) and School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He worked with Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) before joining NTU.

In 2009, at NTU, he pioneered and led the setup of HPC@NTU, one of the greenest HPC systems in Singapore, as well as the setup of the IT infrastructure at the School of Physical and Mathematical Science (SPMS/NTU).

Session Date Time
Build a foundation for your private cloud Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Andrea Sormanni - Solutions architect, SIA

Andrea Sormanni discovered open source software in 1994, and quickly became a Linux enthusiast. After joining SIA in 2001 as a software developer on Tandem and UNIX platforms, he specialized in performance tuning and optimization for its mission-critical financial applications running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux platforms.

Session Date Time
Maximizing performance with Red Hat JBoss Data Grid Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jason Spears - Senior systems engineer, AutoTrader Group

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 high-touch beta user perspectives Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Michael St. Jean - Partner business manager, HP

Michael St. Jean is a partner business manager with Hewlett-Packard Converged Systems. Over the years, he has differentiated partner solutions by increasing joint program development and by showcasing key HP technologies in myriad test cases. Michael has been a speaker at partner conferences around the world and has authored many pieces of collateral around HP and partner solutions.

Session Date Time
Using Red Hat Storage Server with HP ultrascale solutions for big data Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Kurt Stam - Senior software engineer and core developer, Red Hat

Kurt Stam has been working in the enterprise integration space for the last decade. He has designed and implemented integration solutions for high-volume distributed systems in the telecommunication, financial, and travel industries. He is a core middleware developer at Red Hat and is project lead on the registry and repository projects. He is passionate about open source and holds a Ph.D. in Computational Mechanics.

Session Date Time
Governance capabilities in Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works 6 Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

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 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.

Session Date Time
Managing access control with Red Hat JBoss EAP 6.2 Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Scott Stark - Senior director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Session Date Time
ARM lab Tuesday, April 15 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm

Bowe Strickland - Principal systems design engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Apply tuning profiles with tuned Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Anand Subramanian - Senior principal engineer, Red Hat

Anand Subramanian works on the GlusterFS/Red Hat Storage Server development team. He functions as a product architect, working out of Red Hat’s Bangalore office. Some of his focus areas include snapshots in GlusterFS/Red Hat Storage and nfs-ganesha/GlusterFS integration. He has spent more than 15 years designing and developing distributed infrastructure and storage systems, and working on server-side scalability, high-availability, and clustering and cross-platform operating system services. Anand holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Session Date Time
Snapshots in Red Hat Storage Server: Overview & quickstart Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Burr Sutter - Product management director, Developer Products, Red Hat

Burr Sutter is responsible for the middleware developer’s experience, covering tools and frameworks at Red Hat. Burr is currently an Oracle Java Champion, and was previously president of the Atlanta Java Users Group, founder of the DevNexus conference, and founder of the Atlanta chapter of the IASA.

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MEAP, schMEAP. Who’s got you covered in mobile? Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Hybrid mobile development with Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Migrating traditional Java EE applications to mobile Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

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Tristan Tarrant - Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Tristan Tarrant has been an active contributor to JBoss Community and other open source projects for many years, and has been responsible for leading the engineering efforts of Red Hat JBoss Data Grid since its first release. Tristan has also been involved with big data and big data solutions since 1995, when he specialized in parallel architectures to earn his MSc degree from the University of Edinburgh. He is a passionate advocate of open source and open standards.

Session Date Time
Replication between datacenters with Red Hat JBoss Data Grid Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Forrest Taylor - OpenStack curriculum manager, 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 Raleigh, NC area. Forrest was the principle author of the Red Hat OpenStack Administration (CL210) course. Outside of the computer world, he enjoys playing volleyball and basketball, and spending time with his kids.

Session Date Time
Installing & using the Keystone Identity Service Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Installing & using the Keystone Identity Service (replay) Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Damon Tepe - Senior product marketing manager, Red Hat

Damon Tepe has more than 16 years of experience working in the IT industry. Prior to Red Hat, he worked in marketing for Quest Software, Sterling Commerce, and Cincom Systems.

Session Date Time
Red Hat CloudForms for cloud management: Key features & roadmap Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Nathan Thaler - Team leader, Enterprise System Administration, MIT

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 high-touch beta user perspectives Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Cherian Thomas - Manager, System Engineering, Verizon

Session Date Time
Red Hat JBoss Middleware: Foundation for agility & innovation Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Joshua Toffler - Senior systems engineer, Defense Engineering Inc.

Session Date Time
Real-world perspectives: Managing infrastructures with Red Hat Satellite Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Raïssa Tona - Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Build a foundation for your private cloud Tuesday, April 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Hicham Tout - Senior technical leader, Engineering, Cisco

Session Date Time
Quantifying the financial benefits of PaaS: Build your business case Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Dan Trainor - Consultant, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Running & monitoring OpenShift Enterprise Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Carl Trieloff - Senior consulting engineer, Red Hat

Carl Trieloff leads Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards team, with the mission to make the projects and standards we invest in wildly successful. Prior to this role, Carl served as technical director of Cloud for Red Hat, heading up Red Hat’s cloud strategy and product architecture. He also covered virtualization, management, and security products, helping to launch Red Hat Enterprise MRG.

Carl has more than 18 years of enterprise engineering experience in trading exchanges, middleware, messaging technologies, and distributed systems. He serves  the chair of Apache Qpid, an open source messaging project, and was one of the founding members of the AMQP Working Group.

Prior to joining Red Hat, Carl served as director of open source at IONA Technologies, driving the creation of commercial, open source ESBs, Eclipse tooling, and other open source software projects. He also served as CTO and vice president of Development at Exchange America, where he was responsible for technical strategy, the development team, and service operations. His experience spans designing and implementing control systems and large, distributed, highly available command and control networks.

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The new community dynamic for open source: CentOS & Red Hat Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Michael Tso - CEO, Cloudian

Michael Tso co-founded Cloudian and Gemini Mobile Technologies, and built business and engineering operations in the United States, Japan, and China. For more than 10 years, Cloudian and Gemini Mobile have provided mission-critical, carrier-grade infrastructure software that serves hundreds of millions of users. Currently, Cloudian is trailblazing hybrid cloud storage for the enterprise.

Prior to Cloudian, Michael led engineering for an e-commerce search engine at Inktomi, and designed a network congestion control system for KDDI, which later became an industry standard. As a co-GM and chief architect at Intel, he led the development of web acceleration technology and collaborated with Nokia on NarrowBand Sockets (marketed as Nokia SmartMessaging), which enabled the world’s first SMS ringtone download service. Michael also participated in Ubiquitous Computing research at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center, developing network software for the PARCTab, the world’s first wireless, location-aware, wearable tablet computer.

Session Date Time
Red Hat & OpenStack: The partner ecosystem advantage Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Jim Tyrrell - Principal solution architect, Red Hat

Jim Tyrrell is a 17-year technology veteran. He has spent the last 7 years working with Red Hat’s middleware solutions in various industries, most recently with the U.S. federal civilian government.

Session Date Time
Accelerate PaaS development with Red Hat JBoss EAP & OpenShift Enterprise Wednesday, April 16 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm

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Masahiko Umeno - Senior solution architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Migrating JRules to Red Hat JBoss BRMS Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jeff Underhill - Director of Enterprise Server Programs, ARM

Session Date Time
Hyperscale computing: Challenges, opportunities, & emerging trends Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

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2009 Top Rated Presenter

Vinny Valdez - Principal cloud architect, Red Hat

Vinny Valdez is a principal cloud architect in the Global Solutions and Strategy Office with Red Hat Services. Vinny is an RHCA, RHCSS, RHCVA, RHCDS, and RHCE who has almost 20 years of IT experience. Vinny joined Red Hat in 2007 and works with Red Hat’s alliance partners, customers, and internal groups to define strategic services solutions and help customers architect and implement them effectively.

Session Date Time
Deploying OpenShift Enterprise on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform with Heat templates Thursday, April 17 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Markus Van Laak - Operations manager, Vodafone

Session Date Time
Follow the yellow brick road to emerging technologies Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Frank Venditti - Chief infrastructure architect, Union Bank

Session Date Time
Union Bank builds next-generation solution with Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Kris Verlaenen - jBPM project lead, Red Hat

Kris Verlaenen started contributing to the JBoss Drools project in 2006 and after finishing his Ph.D. 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.

Session Date Time
Deep dive into jBPM6 Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Rik van Riel - Principal software engineer, Red Hat

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Automatic NUMA balancing for bare-metal workloads & KVM virtualization Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

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Matt Walburn - Lead technical architect, Target

Session Date Time
Deploying an OpenStack private cloud with Red Hat Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

John Mark Walker - Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Session Date Time
GlusterFS: Current state & roadmap Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Daniel Walsh - Senior principal software engineer, Red Hat

Daniel Walsh has worked in the computer security field for 30 years. Since joining Red Hat in August 2001, he has led the SELinux project, concentrating on the application space and policy development. He helped develop sVirt and created the SELinux Sandbox, virt sandbox, the Xguest user, and the Secure Kiosk. Previously, Dan worked at Netect/Bindview on vulnerability assessment products and at Digital Equipment Corporation on the Athena Project and AltaVista Firewall/Tunnel (VPN) products. Dan 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
Security in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Containers & resource management in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Wednesday, April 16 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Micheal Waltz - Senior IT engineer, Qualcomm

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 high-touch beta user perspectives Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Linda Wang - Senior Software Engineering manager, Red Hat

Linda Wang focuses on core kernel areas that include virtual memory, the scheduler, and networking. Linda was a senior developer and then engineering manager at TurboLinux, helping to manage and build multiple releases. She also worked at Sun Microsystems as a Solaris kernel engineer, and in SunSoft’s CTO office. Prior to Sun, she worked at Locus Computing, focusing on clustering and virtualization technologies. Linda graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Math and Computer Science.

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Red Hat subscription tools: Faster issue resolution & continuous uptime Tuesday, April 15 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Linux containers in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Maximizing RAS with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Wednesday, April 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Linton Ward - Distinguished engineer, chief engineer Big Data and Analytics, Power Systems, IBM

Dr. Linton Ward is an IBM Distinguished Engineer in the IBM Systems and Technology Group where his current focus is on leadership analytics and big data on Power Systems. He has been actively engaged in leading hardware-software stack optimization and hardware design for numerous integrated offerings, including IBM Pure Systems. As a systems and solutions architect, Linton brings a unique combination of hardware insight, deep understanding of software needs and client experience. He regularly meets with clients to help them understand the analytic space and next steps in their analytic journey. Over a 31-year career at IBM, Linton has conducted a myriad of systems optimization projects, gaining a deep understanding of the industry and client needs. He led the development of platform value-add plays for future IBM POWER processors and spent multiple years leading the development of the Systems Technology Outlook, a five-year projection of servers, storage and their technologies to drive investment and innovation direction. Linton was a competitive analysis manager where he and his team analyzed performance, cost, price and functional attributes of servers and drove needed improvements with product management and design teams. Prior to that, he directed the performance team for IBM PowerPC-based servers, including applications-based analysis, microprocessors, memory, I/O compilers and libraries. Previously, in the Numerically Intensive Computing organization, Linton analyzed applications and their performance and drove improvements in hardware, operating systems and compilers for IBM System z and associated vector acceleration. After joining IBM in 1982, he led the technology qualification efforts of semi-custom and ASIC components for communications products. Linton has a PH.D in Physics from North Carolina State University and a B.S. in Physics from Roanoke College in Virginia.

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Exploring big data & analytics for innovative business results Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Todd Warner - Senior 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 Satellite and Red Hat CloudForms.

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Moving from Red Hat Satellite 5 to 6: A practical guide Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Real-world perspectives: Managing infrastructures with Red Hat Satellite Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Mike Watkins - Solution architect, Red Hat

Mike Watkins is a solution architect in Red Hat’s Channel organization and holds current RHCE and RHCVA certifications. Prior to Red Hat, he worked as a solution architect at HP and Oracle/Sun. Mike has a strong background with UNIX (Solaris & HP-UX) systems, virtualization, and systems management.

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Experience the future with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta Thursday, April 17 9:00 am - 11:00 am

James Weatherell - HPC Linux Engineer III, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

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Deploying an OpenStack private cloud with Red Hat Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Aaron Weitekamp - Senior software engineer, Red Hat

Aaron Weitekamp is a senior software engineer for Red Hat’s Systems Engineering team. This team identifies high-value solution stacks based on input from Sales, Marketing, and Engineering teams and develops reference architectures for customers.

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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization disaster recovery Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Deploying OpenShift Enterprise on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform with Heat templates Thursday, April 17 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Clay Wells - Senior systems programmer, University of Pennsylvania

Clay Wells focuses on web application development and system administration at the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked in academia for the majority of his professional career, including 11 years at the University of Florida.

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Innovation of the people, by the people, for the people Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Shawn Wells - Project developer, SCAP Security Guide, Red Hat

Shawn Wells is the director of Innovation Programs within Red Hat’s North American Public Sector organization, where he works on improving the process of adopting, contributing to, and managing open source technologies within the U.S. Government. Prior to this role, Shawn worked internationally, leading Red Hat’s System z team to bring Linux to the mainframe. Formerly an NSA civilian, Shawn worked under the S3 division, developing open source SIGINT collection systems for high-powered cell phones (HPCP).

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Applied SCAP: Automating security compliance & remediation Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Mike Werner - Senior director, Worldwide Ecosystems, Red Hat

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The Red Hat ecosystem of certified solutions: Applications, OpenStack, & beyond Tuesday, April 15 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Red Hat & OpenStack: The partner ecosystem advantage Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Matthias Wessendorf - Principal software engineer, Red Hat

Matthias Wessendorf is focused on mobile and HTML5 to build the next-generation mobile web. Previously, he was the PMC Chair of the Apache MyFaces project. Matthias is a regular conference speaker. He maintains a blog and tweets (@mwessendorf).

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Mobile push in the enterprise Tuesday, April 15 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Ric Wheeler - Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Ric Wheeler works at Red Hat as the director of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Kernel File and Storage team. Prior to this role, he spent 10 years at EMC in the Symmetrix and Centera groups, 4 years at The Open Group’s Research Institute, and 4 years at Thinking Machines working on the CM5 operating system. Ric is a frequent speaker at Linux Foundation events, past chair of the USENIX FAST conference, and a member of the Linux Foundation’s Technical Advisory Board.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta file systems: New scale, speed, & features Thursday, April 17 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Langdon White - Principal partner marketing manager, Red Hat

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Best practices for system & application monitoring Tuesday, April 15 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm

Mike White - Cisco

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PaaS lessons: Cisco IT deploys OpenShift to meet developer demand Wednesday, April 16 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

John Wiebalk - Engineer, UPMC

John Wiebalk began working with Red Hat solutions with the release of 7 (Guinness) in 2000, when he was only 14 years old, and has used Red Hat solutions and Fedora ever since. He is currently working as an operating system engineer for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), an integrated healthcare solutions company.

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OpenShift Enterprise in the wild: Stories from customers Tuesday, April 15 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Eric Wittmann - Senior software engineer, Red Hat

Eric Wittmann has been writing enterprise Java software for nearly 15 years. He has a background in diverse areas such as content management systems, service-oriented architectures, and business process management. Eric has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Bucknell University and a master’s degree in the same from Yale.

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Governance capabilities in Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works 6 Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Larry Woodman - Senior consulting engineer, Red Hat

Larry Woodman is a senior consulting software engineer in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel development group. He has more than 30 years of kernel development experience and has been at Red Hat for more than 12 years.

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Performance analysis & tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part I Wednesday, April 16 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Performance analysis & tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part II Wednesday, April 16 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

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David Yaffe - RHCE, Technical analyst - Network and Enterprise Information Systems, Information Systems, SaskTel

Session Date Time
Turn storage from a burden into an asset with Red Hat Storage Server Wednesday, April 16 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Keita Yamaguchi - Systems engineer and project leader, Softbank Mobile

Keita YamaguchiI has led system development projects that used JRules 6 and JRules 7 and migration projects from JRules to Red Hat JBoss BRMS. He also developed a utility tool, Mithril, that can convert the natural language expression of JRules to Drools DRL automatically.

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Migrating JRules to Red Hat JBoss BRMS Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nir Yechiel - Technical product manager, Red Hat

Nir Yechiel has more than 6 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting network hardware and software, and has been involved in customer services, pre-sale engineering, and network consultancy. He has extensive knowledge of network design and architecture in the enterprise routing and switching and carrier/service provider areas, specializing in large-scale IP routing and MPLS.

Before joining Red Hat as product manager for the Cloud and Virtualization teams, Nir worked as customer services engineer and then product services specialist at ECI Telecom, and as a network engineer for the Cloud and Systems Management Technology Group at Cisco Systems.

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Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure networking deep dive Thursday, April 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm