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Red Hat Summit Connect

Dublin | 11 November, 2021

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Join us in Dublin for Red Hat Summit Connect 2021

This one day event is part of a new series of small-scale events that brings the discussion of open source technonlogy to you. The day will provide updates and insights into the latest technologies and will also offer the opportunity to get hands on with Red Hat technologies.  There will be different streams of session topics that will host tech talks led by Red Hat experts and also business focused sessions delivered from industry leaders including some fantastic partner and customer stories. 

Join your peers for a day of inspiration and sharing of innovative ideas.

Find out more about the event below.


Thursday, November 11, 2021

09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Charting a course on your hybrid cloud journey

Keith Lynch, Ireland Country Manager, Red Hat, Claire Delalande, VP EMEA Marketing, Red Hat and Deborah Threadgold, Country General Manager, IBM Ireland

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Unlocking digital transformation and innovation in an airport environment

Marc Mullan, VP of Data Analytics, Dublin Airport Authority (Daa)

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Building the foundations for the hybrid cloud

Graham Fagan, Group Director of Enterprise Technology & Cloud Engineering, AIB,

Hear how the technology that underpins AIB has evolved to address the challenges of rapidly changing environments and competitive landscapes, and helped transform its infrastructure to deliver business value

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

How DevOps practices and OpenShift are helping us to move to the cloud and establish new ways of working

Ciaran Mc Grath, CTO, Agora Publishing Ireland

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Executive Track  (Please register for the main event and select 'central track'. A separate link will then also be sent to you )

The war for talent in a post-pandemic world

Facilitated by Ann O'Dea, CEO and Co-founder of Silicon Republic, Ruth O' Kelly-Lynch, Senior Manager, Accenture and Martin Carry, Chief Enterprise Architect, Eir Evo,

Hear our panellists thoughts on how Irish tech recruiters are meeting the challenge of hiring and retaining staff in 2021

The Virtual Enterprise - Reinventing your company in the era of AI and Cloud

Paul Murphy, Country leader for IBM Consulting

Trust: the currency of team in platform ecosystems

Will Watkins, Transformation Lead, EMEA, Red Hat

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Assure, Endure, Secure - Red Hat's view on CyberSecurity

Chris Jenkins, Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Discover enterprise containers with Red Hat OpenShift

Ronan Laffan, Head of Advisory Services, Version1,

Ronan will explore the use cases for containerisation emerging in Version 1’s customers, considering greenfield development, cloud migrations and application modernisation, he will look at challenges and approaches in enterprise environments to ensure containerisation delivers successful outcomes.

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Hybrid is now. Client trends and establishing a Red Hat community

Jonathan Maguire, Managing Director, Modern Engineering, Cloud and Digital Transformation and Ruth O'Kelly-Lynch, Technology Consulting Senior Manager, Accenture,

Join for the highlights of why hybrid cloud and cloud native development is important to Accenture’s enterprise customers. Hear about what we’re seeing across wider client base in terms of needs and what we’re doing to build a Red Hat Community.

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Refreshment break

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Technical Track

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

OpenShift Meetup

Join other OpenShift practitioners including Dublin Airport Authority and Version 1 for an open discussion.

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ansible Meetup

The Ansible Meetup is the place to be if you want to learn from other Ansible users and their experience. Focusing on presenting and discussing real problems that Ansible customers experience and how these can be fixed.

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

FMCI and Red Hat. Shaping the future of autonomous driving in Ireland

Russell Vickers, CEO, Future Mobility Ireland and Florian Moss, Solution Architect, Red Hat ,

Future Mobility Campus Ireland (FMCI) is a not-for-profit organisation that was founded with the sole purpose of creating and delivering future mobility testbed facilities for stimulating research, development, and innovation in the area of Autonomous Connected Electric Shared Vehicles (ACES), including Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) in Ireland. Red Hat is working with FMCI on a container platform that allows partners from across the globe to drive R&D efforts in the autonomous vehicle and smart city space.

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Building digital resiliency in Financial Services

Monica Sasso, Chief Technologist for FSI EMEA, Red Hat & David Spollen, Director Technology Risk & Cybersecurity, EY,

The last two years have elevated the need for stronger resiliency given the constant change and impact of external shocks on the economy. Traditionally, resiliency has focused on specific disciplines, such as IT or balance sheet resiliency. Financial institutions need to think about resiliency more broadly to cover various dimensions including leadership, strategy, business processes as well as brand, reputation, customers, ecosystems and talent.

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Building competitive advantage through technology: Lessons learned from 5 years of breakthroughs, innovation and helping customers build successful digital platforms and products for the cloud

Val Yonchev, Head of Open Innovation Labs EMEA, Red Hat, Noel O'Connor, Senior Principal Architect, Red Hat and Tim Beattie, Head of product, Open Innovation Labs, Red Hat,

In this lively conversation, we will explore lessons learned and practical tips about building product-focused organisations; scaling cloud-native operating models; using a product development framework, which allows organisations to understand how to mix Agile, DevOps, Design Thinking and other approaches; applying Team Topologies for increased performance in technology organisations; achieving continuous product delivery and more.

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Talking architecture shop - Exploring open source success at scale

Eric Schabell, Portfolio Architect Technical Director, Red Hat ,

You've heard of large scale open source architectures, but have you ever wanted to take a serious look at these real life enterprise implementations that scale? This session takes attendees on a tour of multiple use cases covering enterprise challenges like integration, optimisation, cloud adoption, hybrid cloud management, and much more. Not only are these architectures interesting, but they are successful real life implementations featuring open source technologies and power many of your own online experiences. The attendee departs this session with a working knowledge of how to map general open source technologies to their solutions. Material covered is available freely online and attendees can use these solutions as starting points for aligning to their own solution architectures. Join us for an hour of power as we talk architecture shop!

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Networking Drinks

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Covid-19 Measures

At Red Hat we are committed to the safety of our guests, and will support the national and international efforts against Covid-19 and so will follow Ireland public health advice at our Red Hat Summit Connect event as below.
Indoor events can take place provided all the people attending are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months. Upon arrival at the venue, guests will be required to show proof of immunity with the EU digital COVID certificate, the certificate will need to be verified for personal eligibility so photo ID will also be required to show check-in staff. Face coverings are required except when eating and/or drinking, and unless you are exempt.
We also ask that no guests attend if they have tested positive for Covid-19 or/and have been in contact with someone who has recently tested positive for Covid 19 or/and who is experiencing Covid 19 symptoms themselves or/and feeling unwell.
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