In-person event

Open Tour Helsinki

30. August 2022Helsinki, FinlandTöölönlahden puisto, B-lohko
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Event overview

Red Hat & Intel Open Tour is bringing you the latest and greatest updates on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9, Red Hat Ansible, Red Hat OpenShift and much more. 

There will be plenty of opportunities to meet our own Red Hat experts and partners as well as networking with other Red Hat users. We will be hosting both technical sessions and business updates together with some of our customers. 

Join us for a day of learning, networking and experiencing the power of open source solutions.


Tuesday, August 30

08:00 - 08:30

Registration and coffee

08:30 - 08:50

Welcome and intro

Katariina Holmgren,

Country manager, Red Hat Finland and Baltics

9:00 - 9:30

Intel keynote: Miten Intel auttaa Red Hat-pilvien rakentajia globaalisti ja Suomessa?

Petteri Heino,

Account Executive, North European CSPs at Intel Corporation

09:30 - 10:30

Technical session: Security  (Tent A)

Esityskieli: suomi. Presentation language: Finnish

How to secure your business against cyber criminals

Today's security requirements are an ever increasing challenge for any organization with an IT footprint. In this session we’ll walk through some example threat models and how the built in capabilities of Red Hat software can help protect your IT estate and mitigate risk. We will discuss two attack vectors during this session: Supply chain and Edge for IoT.

Tommi Sohlberg,

Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat


Esityskieli: suomi. Presentation language: Finnish

Open Source innovaation hyödyntäminen

Avoimen lähdekoodin yhteisö on vahva ja vahvistuu. Viime vuosikymmenen suurimmat ohjelmisto-innovaatiot ovat syntyneet intohimoisen koodaamisen tuloksena Open Source -yhteisössä. Digimuutoksessa nopeus on valttia ja vaikka Open Source -työkalut mahdollistavat innovatiivisten teknologioiden hyödyntämisen, ne eivät itsessään takaa onnistumista digihankkeissa. Red Hat on luovinut avoimen lähdekoodin yhteisössä jo yli 25 vuotta ja on paras kumppani tuomaan innovaatiot ja toimintatavat turvallisesti yritysten käyttöön.

Matti Nieminen,

Solution Sales Specialist, Red Hat

Partner session: Microsoft  (Tent C)

Esityskieli: englanti. Presentation language: English

Cloud Services Club with Microsoft

Red hat and Microsoft have brought to market Azure Red hat OpenShift, which is a managed service offered by Microsoft and is intended to take some of the hassle of developing cloud native. Join this session to learn more about how Microsoft and Red Hat can help you launch more applications and use less time on keeping the infrastructure together. This session will also cover the Economic side of things, based on the findings in a recent study by Forrester "The Total Economic Impact™ Of Red Hat OpenShift Cloud Services".

Roope Seppälä,

Developer Audience Lead, Microsoft

Håkan Hagenrud,

Solution Architect, Red Hat

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee and exhibition

 (Exhibition area)

11:00 - 12:00

Technical session: Automation  (Tent A)

Esityskieli: suomi. Presentation language: Finnish

Gain robust repeatability as self service, by automating your automation

Automation is evolving. Learn latest trends of automation in different layers. Automation now in many layers, #ACM, #ACS, #Ansible, #Tekton, #ArgoCD, #Kubernetes, #GitOps

Ilkka Tengvall,

Solutions Architect, Red Hat

Panel discussion: Innovation  (Intel & Red Hat Tent)

Esityskieli: englanti. Panel discussion language: English

From idea to implementation

In this panel the group will discuss what kind of organization culture supports innovation, how to foster open culture and assure that the ideas get eventually implemented?

Peer KB Rasmussen,

Nordic Transformation Lead, Red Hat

Janne Pulkkinen,

Chief Innovation Officer, Kela

Henri Helakari,

Director, Head of Engineering and DevOps, OP Financial Group

Timo Ruohomäki,

Program Director, IoT and Data, Forum Virium Helsinki Oy Forum Virium Helsinki on Helsingin kaupungin innovaatioyhtiö, joka tekee Helsingistä maailman toimivimman älykaupungin yhteistyössä yritysten, tiedeyhteisön, kaupungin ja kaupunkilaisten kanssa.

Elisa Kitunen,

Head of Movement, Entrepreneur, EEX Global

Customer Story: Why GameRefinery chose Red Hat OpenShift on AWS?  (Tent C)

AWS & Containers

Why GameRefinery (a Liftoff Company) chose Red Hat OpenShift aka ROSA to host their gaming platform.

Timo Friman,

Principal Engineer Liftoff/GameRefinery

Jukka Forsgren,

Senior Solutions Architect, AWS

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch & exhibition

 (Exhibition area)

Lunch & learn with our partners

12:00 - 12:30 Tent C

HPE and Red Hat: Secure Server platform & Automaton as a service

Anssi Rahkonen,

HPE Hybrid IT Category Manager Lead. Anssi has over 15 years experience from Networks and Datacenter solutions at HPE.

12:00 - 12:30 Tent B

IBM: Customer story - City of Helsinki

Kokemuksia organisaation siirtymisestä keskitettyyn kehitys- ja tuotantoympäristöön (OpenShift) Keskustelua, miksi Helsingin kaupunki nimenomaan valitsi keskitetyn ratkaisun, usean hajautetun ratkaisun sijaan. Mitä tarkoittaa organisaatiolle kun siirrytään uuteen keskitettyyn kehitys- ja tuotantoympäristöön?

Jari Eriksson,

Kehittämisen tuen palvelupäällikkö, Helsingin kaupunki/Digitaalisaatio-yksikkö

Tuomas Vanhanen,

IT arkkitehti, IBM Konsultointi

12:30 - 13:00 Tent C

Nutanix: Get the best platform to run cloud native workloads at scale with the market leader in HCI

Learn why Red Hat has selected Nutanix as the preferred platform for Red Hat OpenShift and why many companies have chosen Nutanix as a strategic choice for their Hybrid-Multi Cloud journey. Nutanix not only delivers the worlds best HCI platform, but also adds native services such as Files/Objects/Volumes and DBaaS that boosts Time-to-Market and the agility for the developers to be self-serviced.

Markku Suistola,

Senior Systems Engineer, Finland & Baltics, Nutanix

Red Hat Academy  (Intel & Red Hat Tent)

12:30 - 13:00

Building the Next Generation of IT leaders

In this session you will learn how Red Hat Academy Talent Network helps to bridge the gap between education and industry Red Hat Academy partners with colleges and universities around the world to give students free access to Red Hat's training curriculum.

Sandra Modoveaunu,

Program Manager, Red Hat Academy EMEA

13:00 - 14:00

Technical session: Red Hat OpenShift  (Tent A)

Esityskieli: suomi Presentation language: Finnish

How to speed up developer & tester productivity with OpenShift

Kubernetes has become the standard control plane for containers and containerized applications. But Kubernetes was built for the needs of IT Operations, not developers. In order for code to be deployed, developers need to be able to leverage the benefits of Kubernetes without requiring them to develop a platform skillset. OpenShift simplifies and automates the way you build, ship, and run code. In this session we'll give an overview of OpenShift and the components that make your development process simple, fun and efficient. #Kubernetes #OpenShift #Developer #DevOps #Productivity

Eero Arvonen,

Cloud Architect, Red Hat

Customer story: DigiFinland  (Tent B)

Esityskieli: suomi Presentation language: Finnish

Hyvinvointialueille tukea tiedonhallinta- ja integraatiopalveluilla

DigiFinlandin integraatioiden kehityksen tarkoituksena on edistää integraatiopalvelua laaja-alaisesti tulevaisuuden integraatiotarpeita silmällä pitäen. Integraatioiden kehityksellä vastataan lisääntyviin asiakastarpeisiin sekä taataan tietoliikennemäärien, valvonnan ja suorituskyvyn huomioiminen entistä tehokkaammin.

Erik Vikman,

integraatioalustakehityksen tekninen projektipäällikkö, DigiFinland

Customer stories: Kela x 3!  (Tent C)

3 x 20 min

Kela x 3 tuo lavalle asiaa GitOPSista, API:en hallinnasta ja MLOpsista

Kelan arkkitehtien esitys kattaa kolme kovaa aihetta: GitOPS Kelassa, API-hallinta ja GitOPS sekä tekoälyn elinkaari ideasta tuotantoon MLOps -näkökulmasta

Mika Mähönen,

Chief Software Architect, Kela

Riku Kuusisto ,

Integration Architect, Kela

Ville Viitasaari,

Innovation Architect, Kela

14:00 - 14:30

Coffee & exhibition

 (Exhibition area)

14:30 - 15:30

Technical session: JAVA  (Tent C)

Esityskieli: suomi Presentation language: Finnish

How to reuse and leverage your existing Java knowledge to create the next generation cloud native applications

In this session you will see how organizations can reuse their existing investment in Java to modernize and create the next generation cloud native applications. Quarkus is a new approach to cloud native Java tackling issues like startup time and memory consumption. It bridges the gap between traditional Java and cloud native capabilities like serverless runtimes. It is just plain ol’ Java but done more efficiently. It also makes developers sparkle with joy. #Java #Quarkus #Cloud-Native #Developer-Joy

Eero Arvonen,

Cloud Architect, Red Hat

Panel discussion: Analytics & Data Platforms  (Intel & Red Hat Tent)

Panel discussion will be held in English.

The requirements for Data & Analytics platforms

The panel, moderated by Pål Krogdahl, will debate these topics and much more: How to build a platform where the access to data is assured? How to safeguard (data)security and regulatory compliance? Oe to build the API's and integrations to push out the date to the applications? How to build a Data Platform, minding all the above mentioned, and yet be able to produce AI and Analytics?

Pål Krogdahl,

CTO, Global Core Banking & Payments ISV Practice Financial Services Sector IBM Consulting

Juha Vesanto,

Principal Data Scientist, OP Financial Group/Finanssiäly CoE

Antti Saarela,

Chief Data Platform Architect, Tietoevry

Mika Leivo,

Chief Data Architect, City of Helsinki


Red Hat Solutions for 5G networks

We discuss about foundational Open Source technologies for mobile networks, including 5G Core Network and 5G (4G) Radio Access Networks. We will also discuss about Red Hat platform technologies applied to mobile networks, what we have done to make Red Hat OpenShift as credible platform for even most challenging use cases in the networks.

Timo Jokiaho,

Chief Technologist, Red Hat

15:30 - 18:00

Beer tasting and partner exhibition

 (Exhibition area)

Roosa Pihlajamäki,

tuottaja, Aitoelämys Oy

Exhibition area

Meet with our Red Hatters and partners in the exhibition area during the breaks.


Enjoy the outdoor lunch  during the lunch break between 12:00 - 13:00.

Beer tasting hosted by Roosa Pihlajamäki

After all sessions are over we hope you'll stay and mingle a bit longer. Try some beer and take the chance to chat with our partners, Red Hatters and Red Hat users before the end of the day.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Share your company’s message with some of the brightest minds in the open source ecosystem, including Red Hat customers, partners, and community contributors.

Contact our partner manager Marianne Aslund for sponsorship details via

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Event logistics

Date: August 30, 2022

Time: 08:00 - 18:00 (including registration & beer tasting + networking)

Location: Töölönlahden puisto, B-lohko, Karamzininranta 1, 00100 HELSINKI

Parking:  Aimo Park Finlandia, Karamzininranta 2, 00100 HELSINKI

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