Red Hat Forum Norway 2016


  • 29. September 2016
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Felix Konferenssenter

Check out the highlights from Red Hat Forum 2016 below
and don't forget to register for Red Hat Forum 2017 in Oslo.

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Learn. Network. Experience Open Innovation.

Thanks for attending Red Hat Forum in Oslo 29 September!

You helped us making Red Hat Forum a success! Close to 200 people listened to keynotes and breakouts with the Open Innovation theme. As Ted Schönbeck, Regional Solution Manager Nordics, mentioned in his opening speech - Open Source is eating the world. A special thanks to all our customers and partners that gave presentations and had conversations in the exhibition.

Highlights of the day:

  • Keynotes from Red Hat Management
  • Customer reference stories
  • Application Development/DevOps
  • Cloud
  • Datacenter
  • A specific Telco-track

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08:00 - 08:30 Registration - Coffee and exhibition
08:30 - 08:45 Welcome by Thorleif Sonerud, Country Sales Manager Red Hat Norway & Ted Schönbeck, Regional SA Manager Nordics at Red Hat
Room: Felix 1
08:45 - 09:30 Building an architecture for continuous innovation
Paul Cormier, Executive VP and President, Products and Technologies, Red Hat
Room: Felix 1
09:30 - 10:15 Open Innovation and Application Development, OpenShift
Chris Morgan, Product Management Director Red Hat
Room: Felix 1
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee break and exhibition
10:45 - 11:15 Customer case: Volvo Cars - Implementing a new application platform based on OpenShift to provide automation, stability, scalability and cloud enablement
Robert Forsström, Middleware Architect at Volvo Cars
Room: Felix 1
11:15 - 11:45 HPE - Hardware: It’s not a dirty word
Stig will show you how HPE has a clear path to transform the current, decades old hardware architecture to a software-driven approach designed for the next century.
Stig Alstedt, HPE Norway Chief Technologist
Room: Felix 1
11:45 - 13:00 Lunch
  S T R E A M S
  Application Development (DevOps & Mobility) Cloud Datacenter Telco
13:00 - 13:40 Red Hat OpenShift - bringing containers and DevOps from hype to reality
Siamak Sadeghianfar, Red Hat & Anders Jensen, Norsk Tipping
Room: Felix 1
13:50 - 14:30 Customer case: Statnett - Integration using Red Hat Fuse
Lars Schnell IKT Seniorrådgiver Arkitektur Driftsstøtte- og Markedsystemer
Audience: Architect
Room: Tatania
Unified cloud management with Red Hat CloudForms
Toni Willberg, Red Hat
Audience: Business
Room: Felix 2
Red Hat Container Strategy and roadmap
Vikram Singh, Red Hat
Audience: Technical
Room: Felix 1
Open Source and Digital Transformation of Telco
Timo Jokiaho, Principal Technologist - Telco & NFV
Room: Atlantic
Audience: Telco
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee break and exhibition
15:00 - 15:40 3scale API Management: from naked API to fully managed in 40 minutes
Brian Stewart & Kevin Price, 3scale
Audience: Business
Room: Titania
Software Defined Storage update - How Red Hat leads the pack
Andreas Bergqvist, Red Hat
Audience: Architect
Room: Felix 2
Customer case: Cloudifying the Mobile Network - an overview of the transition towards cloud with NFV, SDN, OpenStack and KVM
Pål Grønsund, Research Scientist at Telenor Group
Audience: Technical
Room: Felix 1
15:50 - 16:30 Customer reference: "How to tame microservices? The Norwegian Tax Authority implements OpenShift"
Håkon Klausen, Technical Project Manager at SITS - Skatteetatens IT- & servicepartner
Bendik Paulsrud, Infrastructure Engineer at Sopra Steria

Audience: Architect
Room: Titania
Microsoft: "Connect and combine two worlds in Azure - Microsoft and Red Hat environments"
Audience: Business
Room: Felix 1
Moving Red Hat Enterprise Linux into a new world - a RHEL for the next 15 years
Toni Willberg, Red Hat
Audience: Technical
Room: Felix 2
16:30 - 17:00 Wrap up
Room: Felix 1
17:00 - 19:00 Networking with drinks and snacks

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Ted Schönbeck
Regional SA Manager Nordics at Red Hat

Thorleif Sonerud
Key Account Manager Red Hat Norway

Ted Schönbeck and Thorleif Sonerud will welcome you to the Forum at 08:30


Paul Cormier
Executive VP and President, Products and Technologies, Red Hat

Paul Cormier leads Red Hat's technology and products organizations, including engineering, product management, and product marketing for Red Hat's technologies. He joined Red Hat in May 2001 as executive vice president, Engineering. Cormier's leadership and experience in enterprise technology has led to the introduction of Red Hat's acclaimed line of enterprise products, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux®. He has been instrumental in forging tight partnerships with many leading technology companies.

Listen to Paul Cormier during the Keynote: "Why change? Why Open Source? Why Red Hat? Why now?" at 08:45


Chris Morgan
Product Management Director, Red Hat

Chris Morgan is Technical Director for the OpenShift Partner Ecosystem responsible for the technical strategy and enablement across all partner types (SI, ISV, Provider, et. al.) with OpenShift. He has close to 20 years of experience in various areas of cloud and systems management technologies with the last 8 years being at Red Hat focused solely on cloud initiatives. Prior to Red Hat, Chris spent a majority of his career at IBM, where he worked on cross-brand initiatives to bring the various IBM software products together as cohesive solutions.

Listen to Chris Morgan during Open Innovation and Application Development - OpenShift at 09:30


Siamak Sadeghianfar
Senior Technical Marketing Manager for OpenShift, Red Hat

Siamak Sadeghianfar is Senior Technical Marketing Manager for OpenShift at Red Hat and responsible for technical aspects of OpenShift in an enterprise environment and to help customers take advantage of OpenShift platform to achieve their goals. As a former Solutions Architect and an Architect before that, his expertise spans over a wide-range of areas related to application development lifecycle and processes such as Java EE, Middleware, Mobile, Containers, Microservices and DevOps.

Listen to Siamak Sadeghianfar during Red Hat OpenShift - bringing containers and DEVOPS from hype to reality at 13:00


Timo Jokiaho
Principal Technologist - Telco & NFV, Red Hat

Listen to Timo Jokiaho during the Telco Breakout Session: Open Source and Digital Transformation of Telco at 13:00


Thomas Qvarnström
Jboss Technology Evangelist, Red Hat

Thomas Qvarnström is the JBoss technology evangelist for modern application development at Red Hat. Thomas responsibilities includes educating employees, customers and partners on how to best implement and build solutions using JBoss Enterprise Middleware. With over 18 years of experience Thomas brings his roles as a developer and architect to his work.

Listen to Thomas Qvarnström during the Application Development Breakout Session: Getting your JAVE EE apps ready for the cloud with Red Hat JBoss EAP 7 and OpenShift at 13:50

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure. More information about HPE (NYSE:HPE) is available at


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Sopra Steria is a European leader in digital transformation. The company was created from a merger between two large consulting companies – Sopra and Steria – in September 2014. Sopra Steria provides one of the most comprehensive end-to-end service portfolios in the market, employees 38 000 staff in 20 countries and achieved a revenue of €3.4 billion in 2015.

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Microsoft Norway is more than 300 employees and hundreds of eager partners ready to help customers reach their full potential. Through Microsoft Azure we offer the most flexible, open and innovative hyper scale cloud platform there is. With this our customers and partners have all the tools and resources necessary to help increase customer loyalty, improve processes and productivity, and innovate new products and services in a digital transforming world. We are proud partner of Red Hat, and look forward to help our joint customers and partners taking advantage of this new partnership.


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Redpill Linpro is laying the digital paths for the digital transformation of our customers. The three cornerstones of our digital transformation solution is API & Integration, Automation and DevOps. Focusing on these areas will ensure streamlined development from concept to delivery, creating space for innovation through automation on all levels from information flow to production environments and efficient use and control of information through integration and API management. We are open in every aspect. The underlying platforms we work with are always based on Open Source initiatives.

  • Open Source is today chosen for the superior quality and for the possibility to try first – then buy
  • Open Source software has the customer value in focus
  • Open business models gives more flexibility
  • Open Source fosters open minded personnel since sharing is caring
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Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 105,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries.


Date: 29.09.2016

Time: 08:00-18:00

Location: Felix Konferenssenter
Bryggetorget 3
0250 Oslo, Norway

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