Red Hat partners talk telco transformations during keynotes at Red Hat Summit 2017.

Telecommunications companies have reached a crossroad: fundamentally change their IT infrastructures or stay the course with legacy systems struggling to keep up with next-gen applications like the Internet of things (IoT) and big data, customers’ insatiable demand for mobility and bandwidth, and competitive threats from the new breed of communications service providers (CSPs) moving in. Telcos know this, and most are already digitally transforming their data centers and end-to-end networks. Join us at Red Hat Summit 2017 May 2-4 in Boston for four can’t-miss keynotes that spotlight the technologies, strategies and best practices at the center of these digital transformations.

Four Red Hat partners—Ericsson, HPE, Intel and Lenovo—each will present keynotes on the main stage at Red Hat Summit. Here’s the lowdown:

  • Intel keynote

May 2, 2:20 – 2:40 p.m.

Sandra   Rivera, vice president and general manager, Network Platforms Group, at Intel, will talk about the challenges and benefits that come when computing is truly mobile and ubiquitous, everything is smart and connected, and there is a tsunami of data—all of which can drive transformations in every aspect of our lives. These transformations are powered by an end-end infrastructure from the cloud and data center, the network, and IoT, bound together by connectivity, and enhanced by the economics of Moore’s Law. New innovations and experiences are eroding the barriers between the digital and physical worlds and are being fueled data analytics. Optimize, analyze, and experience is the mantra in this new smart connected digital world.

  • HPE keynote

May 3, 2:20 – 2:40 p.m.

Jay Jamison, vice president of strategy for HPE’s Software Defined and Cloud Division (SDCG), will discuss how HPE’s customers face the reality of hybrid IT—a mixture of apps and estates that span existing and new-style applications, on-premises and cloud, proprietary and open source technologies. He’ll also talk about how open source continues to gain increasing momentum and influence in HPE’s customer environments and how HPE and Red Hat are committed to partnering to help customers succeed with robust, innovative, open source-based solutions within their hybrid IT estates.

  • Ericsson keynote

May 3, 2:40 – 3:00 p.m.

Jason Hoffman, vice president and global head of cloud infrastructure at Ericsson, will talk about how scale and performance requirements of future applications require a different approach to digital business. New, industrial grade, data-intensive applications create the need for a fit-for-purpose infrastructure. Data-centric processing, data governance, response time, scalability, and resilience will be in focus. And while the telecom industry advances virtualization in the core, the 5G edge and further into the network, players like AWS move closer to the edge. Ericsson is building on its 140-year legacy of industrialized technology, and is now taking a leading role in cloud infrastructure industrialization, on the road to 5G and IoT. During this keynote session, Hoffman will address industrialization of cloud software and hardware, the move to a data-centric software-defined architecture, and the role robots and machines will play in the design of the future digital infrastructure.

  • Lenovo keynote

May 4, 2:00 – 2:20 p.m.

Kirk Skaugen, executive vice president and president of Lenovo’s Data Center Group, will discuss Lenovo’s investments in the open source community and its commitment to building open, standards-based solutions for the data center. In particular, he will detail several collaborative initiatives with Lenovo and Red Hat, including hybrid cloud management, telco network functions virtualization (NFV) and converged infrastructure. All are part of a strategic partnership that is vitally important to future Lenovo data center product plans. Skaugen will also recognize Red Hat individuals for their instrumental support of Lenovo during these collaborative development efforts.

Please join us for these keynote presentations! All keynotes will take place on the main stage during the Red Hat Summit at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. We hope to see you there!

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