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OPEN FIRST: Building a foundation for choice and security


  • 12. Juli 2018
  • San Diego, CA
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown
Red Hat and Intel

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Federal, state and local agencies are under pressure to innovate and modernize IT, now more than ever. The innovation of today, that enables agencies to modernize and stay modern, is happening in open source.

It’s more than technology. It’s people and processes, too. Open source communities, collaboration and software are the driving force behind innovation in today’s digital world. Red Hat, the world’s open source software leader, is helping agencies modernize applications and infrastructure, speed application development, move workloads to the cloud, and adopt DevOps, with choice and security.

Join Red Hat, Intel and your government peers to hear how agencies are harnessing the power of open source technologies and principles to solve the problems that are unique to your mission.

Event highlights:

  • Inspirational keynotes on digital transformation and IT modernization in government
  • Lively discussions on microservices, automation, DevSecOps and more
  • Real world stories of open source innovation in government
  • Networking with government leaders, peers and open source experts

This event is complimentary. Food and drinks will be provided.

Space is limited for this event, register now to reserve your seat.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

11:00–11:45 p.m. Registration & Lunch
11:45-12:15 p.m. Balancing Speed & Stability: Digital Transformation for Government
12:15–1:30 p.m. A catalyst for Government IT Modernization
1:30–2:00 p.m. DevSecOps in a Digital World
2:00–2:15 p.m. BREAK
2:15-2:45 p.m. Navy Commercial Cloud Services and App Development Way Ahead
2:45–3:00 p.m. Optimize IT Infrastructure and Modernize Legacy Applications
3:00–3:30 p.m. Navigating Microservices Architecture
3:30–4:00 p.m. Automation to drive out complexity, lower cost and increase security
4:00–5:00 p.m. Networking Happy Hour

Adam Clater, Host and Speaker, Balancing Speed & Stability: Digital Transformation in Government
Adam Clater is the Chief Architect of the Office of the Chief Technologist of Red Hat's North America Public Sector organization. He works internationally with federal agencies, integrators and Red Hat partners & Communities to promote and define the use of enterprise open source solutions. Adam is passionate about the use of enterprise supported open source innovation for the betterment of government and our nation and has been recognized as a thought leader within Red Hat and throughout the public sector industry. Adam is frequently published in GovEec, Government Computing News, FedTech Magazine and other publications. Adam has experienced first hand the evolving role that I.T. has played in the federal government for nearly two decades, starting with his role as a Systems Administrator at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 1997. Prior to joining Red Hat, Adam was a senior architect, system administrator and lead for a variety of commercial and government agencies including:

  • The National Education Association
  • RSA Security
  • AOL/Time Warner
  • Lockheed Martin / US Army


Ted Brunell, Principal Solution Architect at Red Hat. Speaker: DevSecOps in a Digital World
Ted Brunell is the Principal Solution Architect for DoD Programs at Red Hat. During his 5+ years at Red Hat, Ted has focused on enabling customers to adopt of Open Source technology for IT automation and cloud computing. Ted is also a retired US Marine and in his spare time, he helps organize a Linux Users Group in his hometown of Fredericksburg, VA. He enjoys fishing, craft beer, good pizza, and tinkering with technology.


David CoDelli, Product Marketing Manager at Red Hat. Speaker: Navigating Microservices Architecture
David Codelli is a Product Marketing Manager at Red Hat Software. A 25-year veteran of business integration, David worked on complex systems and applications in health care, financial services, aerospace, and manufacturing before assuming leadership roles in product management and marketing. He has worked with many leading edge companies including Sun Microsystems, Verizon, McKesson, and General Atomics. David has a deep understanding of information security and governance, enterprise integration, distributed systems, and cloud platforms. He holds a bachelor's degree in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Tech.


Travis Methvin, Program Manager Navy Commercial Cloud Services


Chris Reynolds, Cloud Architect at Red Hat.
Chris Reynolds is a Cloud Architect for Red Hat North American Public Sector. He is a Ansible and Satellite SME for the Federal Government space, including training, integration, enablement, and helping to identify product requirements and solutions for the Federal Government. With more than 10 years working in both Linux® and virtualization, Chris is experienced in systems management, configuration management, and system provisioning at Red Hat.


Josh Ranoa, Red Hat’s Open Innovation Labs Manager. Speaker: A catalyst for Government IT Modernization


Date: July 12, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown
601 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101

Parking will be hosted by Red Hat.

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