Payment platforms, IT automation, security, cloud, digital transformation and more, financial services topics shine at Red Hat Summit 2018

Every year at Red Hat Summit, there are plenty of opportunities to hear customers’ stories, attend insightful keynotes and sessions, and network with industry experts, colleagues, fellow business people, and Red Hat and its partners. This year, if you work in financial services, we’ve got a particularly exciting line-up. At Red Hat Summit, May 8 – 10 at San Francisco’s famed Moscone Center, we’re covering payments platforms, business and IT automation, agile development, security, cloud, containers, virtualization, digital transformation and more.

Financial services firms like Deutsche Bank, Experian, BBVA, Brazilian payment company ELO Cartões, central European bank BZ WBK and prepaid and payments provider InComm, partners like Linux Polska, SIA (Societá Interbancaria per l’Automazione), along with Red Hat financial services experts, will share their knowledge and experiences. And, don’t miss our Financial Services Happy Hour on Tuesday from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., immediately following the financial services peer panel, in room 2012, that features Northern Europe’s financial services firm Nordea, Barclays, and more.

Here’s a quick outline of financial services sessions:

Tuesday, May 8

Beyond the MVP: Large-scale Red Hat OpenShift at Deutsche Bank

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. in Moscone South 208

Deutsche Bank rolled out a minimally viable Red Hat OpenShift platform at the end of 2016. By the Fall of 2017, that platform had grown across two geographies spanning nine clusters and hosting a thousand projects and many thousands of pods.

In this session, Deutsche Bank’s William Dettelback and Red Hat’s Chris Milsted will share lessons learned, compare the initial vision for the platform with what was delivered, and discuss the nontechnical challenges and solutions used to roll out new technology like Red Hat OpenShift at a large scale. Top technical challenges and pain points and their corresponding solutions also will be discussed in detail.

Automating OpenShift Secure Container Deployment at Experian

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. in Moscone West room 2002

In this session, Experian VP Jon Deeming will discuss how automation can ensure that security policy is consistently deployed into production OpenShift container environments. He’ll share lessons learned in Experian’s move to containers and provide attendees with a framework for evaluating container security and advice for securing business critical services and protecting sensitive data.

Wednesday, May 9

Mission-critical Red Hat Virtualization operations and evolution in BBVA

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. in Moscone West room 2020

BBVA’s global strategy relies on digital transformation to bring the age of opportunity to everyone. And in this session, you’ll hear how collaboration between the Red Hat Virtualization BU, Engineering, QE, CEE, Consulting, and our customers reduce the uncertainty and minimize the amount of effort required to keep your virtualization infrastructure up-to-date. Presenters are Red Hat’s Francisco García de la Torre and Enrique García, Red Hat, and BBVA’s José María.

Code your infrastructure: ELO success story

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Moscone West room 2006

This session will cover Brazilian payment company ELO’s use of Red Hat Ansible Automation, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Gluster Storage, and Red Hat Satellite to reduce time to market and risks while improving accountability, efficiency, and the quality of their services. Attendees will learn how automation and integration can help your company be disruptive while maintaining traditional processes of governance and a high level of security. Presenters include Red Hat’s Flavio Andrade and ELO’s Anderson Agapito.

How to build a European scale instant payments platform

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. in Moscone West room 2024

Want to hear about a system capable of processing 27 million payments daily, with an average round trip of 20 milliseconds and a 99.999% availability? In this session, SIA’s Giovanni Fulco and Red Hat’s Giuseppe Bonocore and Ugo Landini will share the experience of developing and putting in production an instant payments platform that serves all European banks using Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, and Red Hat JBoss Fuse Integration Services.

Security-oriented OpenShift within regulated environments

4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. in Moscone West room 2003

BZ WBK uses hundreds of systems, many of which were developed years ago when virtualization wasn’t a commodity like it is today. In a quest for more flexibility and efficiency, BZ WBK explored various options to improve and modernize its delivery and deployment pipeline, finally choosing Red Hat OpenShift. This session overviews why the bank chose OpenShift, how it affects applications and infrastructure, and how it meets high security expectations and compliance/regulatory standards. Presenters include Mindbox’s Tomasz Cholewa, Dawid Szymański with BZ WBK/Santander, and Red Hat’s Jaroslaw Stakun.

Thursday, May 10

And now something completely different: Ansible on Windows

10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. in Moscone South room 206

Automation in a banking environment includes many different factors, including automating Windows. While it’s still the same Ansible product, some important things make it completely different to manage and debug. In this session, we’ll discuss everything from how to debug PowerShell module oddities to automate software installation and run automated tests in a Windows environment without hours of waiting. Presenters are Linux Polska’s Konrad Rzentarzewski and Tomasz Dziedzic and Red Hat’s Will Tome.

Migrating from monolithic integration to agile integration

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. in Moscone West room 2020

Driven by application modernization and integration requirements, InComm has embarked on a strategic initiative to migrate from monolithic integration technologies to a more agile integration technology stack based on Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat 3Scale API Management, and Red Hat JBoss Fuse. This session will cover how Tibco migrated from its legacy environment and how it’s now using an agile integration stack to rapidly develop, test, and deploy new integration applications that support business-critical needs. Speakers are Red Hat’s Dustin Humphries and InComm’s Ravinder Sher and Bharti Dadhich.

Migrating to a container-based Cloud BPMS platform at BBVA

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. in Moscone West room 2004

BBVA overviews why the bank needed to move from a proprietary vendor on-premise business process management (BPM) platform to a cloud-based BPM platform, how to engage with internal business stakeholders and measure value for them, develop and manage migration approaches, and challenges and lessons learned in the company’s cloud journey. Presenters are BBVA’s Antonio Valle Gutierrez and Red Hat’s Marcos Regidor and Kris Verlaenen.

Business automation solutions for financial services

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. in Moscone West room 2024

This session, presented by Red Hat’s Eric Marts and Meg Foley, delves into digital transformation efforts at financial services firms and the role of business automation platforms, with a closer look at the latest releases of Red Hat’s business automation solutions—Red Hat Decision Manager 7 and Red Hat Business Automation Suite 7.

Of course, there will be plenty more at Red Hat Summit this year. Check out the agenda at-a-glance and full session catalog. We’ll also celebrate our 2018 Red Hat Innovation Awards winners and announce the Women in Open Source awards and the Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year. We are having the sixth annual Red Hat Summit 5K Fun Run, sponsored by ARM, on Wednesday, May 9 to benefit Girl Develop It—a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for women interested in web and software development.

And don’t miss Grammy Award-winning band Weezer, who will be performing at this year’s Red Hat Summit party on Thursday, May 10 at the San Francisco Armory!

We look forward to seeing you at Red Hat Summit!

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