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Red Hat at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, FL

14. Oktober 2018 - 18. Oktober 2018Orlando, FLWalt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
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Visit the Red Hat booth (#809) to learn how to transform your business the open source way.


Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort
1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

Onsite Activities

Recently, Hurricane Florence devastated areas in our headquarter state of North Carolina. Visit the Red Hat booth to help us build upon our LEGO city using agile methodologies, and we will donate $1 to the Red Cross Hurricane Florence relief fund on behalf of each participant. Learn more about our LEGO city and Open Innovation Labs here.

Speaking Sessions

The Art of Sustaining Open Innovation at Scale

Abstract: The digital world is replete with a multitude of opportunities to scale several ways across architectural layers—building on a healthy mix of emerging technologies. Modern technologies open avenues for creative, practical application, which translates into purposeful innovation.

However, innovation must not only thrive and sustain in this fast-changing environment, but it must also scale on multiple fronts—across regional boundaries, architectural domains, and the supply chain. And most importantly, it must be nurtured in an ecosystem that is open, continuous, automated, and secure.  

Join this session to hear about steps you can take to fuel innovation in your role as a compelling catalyst at the intersection of technology, business, and culture.

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 16th @ 1:15 p.m.

Location: Pacific Hall - Stage 3

Session Code: TH54

Speaker: E.G. Nadhan, chief technology strategist, Central Region, Red Hat

Bio: E.G. Nadhan is chief technology strategist for the central region of Red Hat. He provides thought leadership on various concepts including cloud, big data, analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) through multiple channels including industry conferences, executive roundtables, and customer-specific executive briefing sessions. With more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry selling, delivering, and managing enterprise solutions for global corporations, E.G. works with the executive leadership of enterprises to innovatively fuel digital transformation with a healthy blend of emerging solutions and a DevOps mindset.


Culture as a Catalyst | Configuring Your Organization for Innovation

Abstract: In today’s ever-changing landscape, competitive advantage is not gained through technology alone. Your people and how they utilize technology to innovate and accelerate digital transformation are leading indicators for organizational performance.

At Red Hat, we believe that the very same principles that power open source software communities are also the keys to organizational and cultural transformation. When you apply the principles of open culture to an organization, you turn disruption into opportunity.

Join Josh Ranoa and your peers for an engaging dialogue on the role of culture for business transformation, and an interactive session that translates open principles to open practices, providing you with tactical exercises that you can use to break down barriers and catalyze innovation in your environment.

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 16th @ 3:45 p.m.

Location: Europe 11

Session Code: SW6

Speaker: Josh Ranoa, client innovation advocate, Open Innovation Labs, Red Hat

Bio: Josh Ranoa is the Client Innovation Advocate at Red Hat Open Innovation Labs. Josh assists and guides customers through their journey to build better software, and transform their organizations to meet changing business demands. Josh has eighteen years of experience leading and directing go-to market strategy for various software companies. He is especially passionate about working in and representing open source communities, at the forefront of innovation.


Transforming your Business with Agile Integration

Abstract: You’ve likely heard that cloud, containers, microservices, and DevOps are essential components of digital transformation. But as applications continue to break down into microservices, growing workloads are causing dependence on APIs (application programming interfaces) and integration. That’s why the rapid, iterative development of cloud-native applications can be a beneficial alternative. You need a vision, approach, and supporting technologies for connecting microservices in an agile way. Join this session to learn how agile integration can help you grow your modern application development.

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 16th @ 10:30 a.m.

Location: Newport East (Yacht & Beach)

Session Code: SPS34

Speaker: Mike Piech

Bio: Mike Piech is Vice President and General Manager of the Middleware business unit at Red Hat, managing a team responsible for the product management, strategy, and marketing of Red Hat's portfolio of more than a dozen application platform offerings. Prior to Red Hat, Mike held executive product roles at Magnet Systems (mobile app server) and Engine Yard (PaaS), after five years at Oracle and BEA with product responsibility for WebLogic, Java, and other enterprise platform technologies. Before BEA Mike ran product management for a banking SaaS solution. Mike began his career at Sun Microsystems in software engineering roles before moving to product marketing at the genesis of enterprise Java. Mike holds an MBA from INSEAD, a B.S. in computer science from MIT, and several patents.


Hybrid Cloud - How to Start Small and Scale Fast

Abstract: Formulating a hybrid cloud strategy can seem difficult, even for seasoned IT professionals. Learn how Red Hat works with leaders from financial services, the public sector, and manufacturing to build a hybrid cloud platform that can use existing investments and prepare you for future success with the open hybrid cloud. Learn more at  

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 17th @ 10:15 a.m.

Location: Southern IV (Dolphin)

Session Code: SPS70

Speaker: Sarangan Rangachari

Bio: Sarangan Rangachari leads the Storage and Big Data Business Unit at Red Hat and is responsible for the overall strategy and execution of Red Hat’s storage software and big data portfolio. Prior to this role, Rangachari drove Red Hat’s cloud ecosystem strategy. He joined Red Hat in 2010 with more than 25 years of industry experience, including in-depth software product management and product marketing experience and 18 years in storage software.

Before Red Hat, Rangachari was the CEO for multiple start-up companies in the systems and storage management space. He founded Invio Software (acquired by Veritas/Symantec), was VP/GM of AP/J Region, and led the product management and marketing for Legato Systems (acquired by EMC). Earlier in his career, Rangachari worked in various product management roles at Sun Microsystems.


Monday, October 15th

11:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. | ITxpo Open | Visit Red Hat at booth #809

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Red Hat speaking session | Details to come

Tuesday, October 16th

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. | Red Hat Solution Provider Session | Details to come

12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | ITxpo Open | Visit Red Hat at booth #809

1:15 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. | Red Hat in the ITxpo Theater | Speaker: E.G. Nadhan

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Open Innovation Labs Strategic Workshop | Speaker: Josh Ranoa

Wednesday, October 17th

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | Red Hat Solution Provider Session | Details to come

11:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. | ITxpo Open | Visit Red Hat at booth #809

Thursday, October 18th

10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | ITxpo Open | Visit Red Hat at booth #809