Don’t Miss: Vertical industry presentations and sessions at Red Hat Summit

This week, the 10th annual Red Hat Summit gets underway in Boston. The open source technology event, which premiered in 2005 in New Orleans runs June 23-26 at the Hynes Convention Center. There will be more than 170 sessions and labs, 8 keynotes, parties, and receptions to showcase the latest and greatest in cloud computing, platform, virtualization, middleware, storage, and systems management technologies. There will, of course, be presentations specifically tailored for the verticals: financial services, telecommunications and healthcare and life sciences.

Here’s a synopsis of the vertical presentations (and here’s the Red Hat Summit full agenda):

Financial Services

Trends in the Financial Services Industry

Wednesday, June 24; 1:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.; Room 303

Thomas Aimone — Bloomberg

Simon Cashmore — Barclays

Johnray Fuller — Red Hat Inc.

Bob Mader — Citi

Matthew Smith — Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Rob White — Barclays

Join a panel of esteemed Financial Services experts and key Red Hat subject matter experts as they discuss recent trends impacting the Financial Services community. Topics will range from usage of application integration methodologies around credit risk management, the impact of a DevOps culture on new initiatives, feedback on the state of Openstack in FSI, and much more. This will be a two hour session in a panel format featuring an interactive Q&A session.

Real-world perspectives: Managing infrastructures with Red Hat Satellite

Wednesday, June 24, 3:40 – 4:40 p.m.; Room 306

Will Darton — Systems Engineer IV, Navy Federal Credit Union

Eric Pronko — Operating Systems Engineer, UPMC

Ross Stout — Technical Domain Architect, Credit Suisse

Joshua Toffler — Chief Architect, Defense Engineering Inc.

Todd Warner — Product Manager, Red Hat, Inc.

Join this panel to learn how some of our customers are using Red Hat Satellite in real-world scenarios. Red Hat Satellite is a popular, easy-to-use systems management platform that can manage tens, hundreds, and even thousands of servers as easily as managing one.

Interact freely with panel members to explore their experiences with Red Hat Satellite 6, learn how they transitioned from Red Hat Satellite 5, see how they integrate with other processes, and more.

FICO Analytic Cloud: How we transitioned to SaaS from a legacy IBM/VMware application

Wednesday, June 24; 4:50 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.; Room 309

Christopher Ferraro — FICO

Nicholas Gerasimatos — FICO

Andy Quang — FICO

For more than 50 years, FICO has served the world’s top banks. Several years ago, we decided we needed to expand our business and diversify into new markets, particularly the middle market. To accomplish this goal, we developed the FICO Analytic Cloud based on Red Hat’s portfolio of products, including OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, and Red Hat Ceph Storage.

Choosing Red Hat products allowed us to democratize our analytics to serve the middle market better; extend our offerings to different industries and bring analytics to the masses. Join us to hear how we partnered with Red Hat to create the FICO Analytic Cloud and create over $10M in incremental revenue in the first year.

Global trading platform architecture for a Wall Street investment bank

Thursday, June 25; 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; Room 306

Kumar Vadaparty — Executive Director, UBS Wealth Management

Joshua West — Senior Solutions Architect, Red Hat, Inc.

Financial services companies are faced with increasing demands on their IT infrastructure. Traditional IT can’t keep up with the exploding trade volumes, increased number of issuers, and regulatory requirements for transparency and agility.

To meet these demands, IT architects must design flexible trading platforms that are built around speed, agility, and service-oriented architecture (SOA). Open source technology is the key to building these platforms.

In this session, leaders from UBS will explain how their adoption of open source software allows for modular and flexible architectures that can be modified and adopted in a phased manner. The panel will discuss key benefits, including:

  • End-to-end open source architecture that brings together various technology paradigms to solve complex business and technology requirements, including integration, business workflows and rules, and application containers.
  • Use of enterprise integration patterns in Apache Camel to achieve the full potential of ESB in meeting complex routing requirements.
  • Dynamic definition of routing paths using a variety of editing mechanisms.
  • A high volume of orders achieved with low latency.
  • Usage of complex event processing (CEP) techniques to process incoming messages.

OpenStack’s success in the financial services industry

Friday, June 26; 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.; Room 306

Nicholas Gerasimatos — FICO

Jeff Jameson — OpenStack Product Marketing, Red Hat, Inc.

David Manchado — IT Architect, Produban – Santander Group

José María San José Juarez — Global Head Of Innovation In Technology, BBVA

While OpenStack has demonstrated its worth across a broad range of industry verticals, this session will focus on successful use cases within the financial services and banking industry. This panel session will host a variety of financial services businesses that have successfully deployed Red Hat cloud technologies, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

You’ll hear about the panelists’ real-world experiences of how and why they decided to move to OpenStack, achieving a successfully deployment, and how they are maintaining their cloud infrastructure for future growth. Please join us to hear these real-world OpenStack success stories.

Open source in financial services: Meet the challenges of new business models and disruption

Friday, June 26; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Room 304

Andrew Oliver — President & Founder, Mammoth Data, Inc.

Ian Pointer — Mammoth Data

Joshua West — Senior Solutions Architect, Red Hat, Inc.

Changing business models, Bank 3.0, and increased regulation are causing massive transformation of the financial services industry. Lines of business from consumer banking, capital markets, and wealth management are challenged to use massive amounts of data to deliver competitive advantage. IT has the job of collecting, managing, and delivering that data in real time. Cloud and big data technology have the potential to change how Red Hat and its ecosystem partners help financial services meet the challenge of providing business value and increasing agility.

This presentation will feature a live risk management demo with value added solutions for financial services utilizing Red Hat technology, Hadoop and Big Data consulting services.



Open source & network functions virtualization

Friday, June 26; 11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Room 200

Dave Neary — SDN/NFV Community Startegy, Red Hat, Inc.

Network functions virtualization (NFV) has overwhelmed the telecommunications industry since the phrase was coined in 2012. Red Hat has taken a prominent role in defining, developing, and delivering an OpenStack-based platform designed to meet the needs of telecommunications service providers as they migrate core services from physical to virtual infrastructures.

This session will introduce you to the standard NFV platform being defined in the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) project. We’ll review the work that Red Hat leads in OpenStack, OpenDaylight, Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), Kernel-based Virtual Machines (KVM), Open vSwitch, and other projects to create a viable, 100% open source NFV platform.

Trends in the Telecommunications Industry

Wednesday, June 24; 1:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.; Room 305

Jack Hubley, Red Hat Director of Business Development for the Telecommunications sector

Thomas Conklin — Ericsson

Addam Krucek — Platform Solutions Architect, Motorola Solutions, Inc.

The global telecommunications sector is on the cusp of transformational change. Change made possible through the capabilities of standards based, open source software focused on providing new opportunities for innovative new services and revenue streams delivered via flexible and agile infrastructure. Service providers will have the opportunity to move to the edge of innovation.

Gartner’s concept of Bimodal IT provides an insightful framework of the challenges faced by service providers highlighting the notion of having two modes of IT, each designed to develop and deliver information and technology-intensive services in its own way. Mode 1 is traditional, emphasizing scalability, efficiency, safety and accuracy. Mode 2 has the same design principles with a non-traditional environment based on non-sequential implementation (or continuous innovation and continuous delivery), emphasizing agility and speed.

In this panel conversation, attendees will hear from Red Hat partners and IT leaders who are helping organizations around the globe capitalize on the latest trends and capabilities necessary to migrate along the Bimodal IT model.


Healthcare and Life Sciences

The Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC): Lessons learned & best practices

Wednesday, June 24; 4:50 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.; Room 310

Brent Holden — Chief Field Architect, East, Red Hat, Inc.

Jan Mark Holzer — Senior Consulting Engineer, Red Hat, Inc.

Orran Krieger — Founding Director Cloud Computing Initiative, Boston University

The Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) is a public cloud based on a new model that allows many companies and institutions to participate in its implementation and operation. MOC brings multiple vendors together within a single infrastructure. This model fosters collaboration and interoperability, enabling interested parties to work together and explore new computing models.

Red Hat and several industry partners have joined the effort and been instrumental in the initial implementation of MOC. This session offers an overview of the MOC architecture and its evolving blueprint to build a multi-vendor cloud infrastructure. It will explore:

  • Architecture decisions and guidance considerations for scale, operations, and upgrades.
  • Lessons learned from the initial deployment, including issues with shared infrastructure and the scope of trust.
  • Solutions for integrating existing hardware provisioning.
  • Use cases for applications deployed on the MOC cloud, ranging from big data analytics, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and others.

High-performance OpenStack for science and data analytics

Friday, June 26; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Room 209

Steven Carter — Architect, Cisco Systems

Red Hat software on Cisco’s converged hardware creates a high-performance solution for technical- and data-intensive computing in an open hybrid cloud. This session details an open, hybrid cloud architecture using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, OpenShift by Red Hat, and Red Hat Storage.

The open, hybrid cloud architecture allows for:

  • Technical- and data-intensive computing.
  • Big data storage and usage.
  • Scale-out storage.
  • File and object storage.
  • High-speed data transfer.

We’ll examine the use cases and motivation behind a major national laboratory’s deployment of this type of open hybrid cloud for its mission-oriented computing.


  1. So who attended Red Hat Summit? Would love to hear all about it! What was the most surprising thing you heard or saw? Any cool partner solutions? What were your highlights?


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