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Open Tour Helsinki

30. August 2022Helsinki, FinlandAllas Sea Pool
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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

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

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

90 minutes

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

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

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?

AWS & Containers

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

Tero Ahonen,

Senior Staff Engineer for Production, at Vungle (a Liftoff Company).

Jukka Forsgren,

Senior Solutions Architect, AWS

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch & exhibition

 (Exhibition area)

Lunch & learn with our partners

12:00 - 12:30

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


12:30 - 13:00


Red Hat Academy

12:30 - 13:00

Building the Next Generation of IT leaders

Sandra Modoveaunu,

Program Manager, Red Hat Academy EMEA

13:15 - 14:15

Technical session: Red Hat OpenShift  (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

Jenny Vuollet ,

Director, Development Programs, DigiFinland

Customer stories: Kela x 3!

3 x 20 min

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

GitOPS Kelassa API-hallinta ja GitOPS Tekoälyn elinkaari ideasta tuotantoon MLOps -näkökulmasta

Mika Mähönen,

Chief Software Architect, Kela

Riku Kuusisto ,

Integration Architect, Kela

Ville Viitasaari,

Innovation Architect, Kela

14:15 - 14:45

Coffee & exhibition

 (Exhibition area)

15:00 - 16:00

Technical session: JAVA

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

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


Beer tasting and partner exhibition

 (Exhibition area)

Exhibition area

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

More information about networking opportunities and other event activities will be announced soon.


Food trucks

Enjoy lunch from one of our food trucks during the lunch break between 12:30 - 14:00.

Beer tasting

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 maslund@redhat.com.

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Event logistics

Date: August 30, 2022

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

Location: Allas Sea Pool, Katajanokanlaituri 2 a, 00160 Helsinki


If you have any questions about the event, contact us via nordics@redhat.com