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Red Hat Forum UKI 2015

  • September 17, 2015
  • London, England
  • Park Plaza Riverbank

Check out the highlights from Red Hat Forum 2015 below and don't forget to register for Red Hat Forum 2016 in London.


The Red Hat Forum UKI 2015.

Join Red Hat on Thursday 17th September at our annual Red Hat Forum UKI. This full day event provides you with the latest information on Red Hat technical and business views for the year. Enjoy this opportunity to network with Red Hat employees, your peers, partners and sponsors.

What to expect:

  • Keynote Jim Whitehurst, CEO Red Hat
  • Customer Stories and References
  • IT Transformation - the Open Source Way - Transform Your Business with Innovation
  • Mobility, Applications and Business Processes
  • Cloud Infrastructure

AGENDA:

Please note there has been a slight change to the structure of the agenda. The day now begins with Business Sessions and ends with Technical Sessions.

08:30 - 09:15 Registration, Networking, Sponsor Area
09:15 - 09:20 Regional Introduction & Welcome
Martin Lentle, UKI Director
09:20 - 10:00 Red Hat Vision & Strategy
Tim Yeaton, Senior Vice President Infrastructure Business Group
10:00 - 10:45 Middleware & Mobile Vision & Strategy
Mike Piech, Vice President & General Manager Middleware
Cathal McGloin, Vice President Mobile Platforms
10:45 - 11:00 Tea, Coffee Break, Networking
11:00 - 11:30 Cloud Vision & Strategy
Ashesh Badani,Vice President & General Manager, OpenShift BU & Atomic Enterprise
11:30 - 12:00
Andy Butler, Vice President Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

The industrialization era created marathon runners. The digital era requires sprinters. Bimodal IT = Marathon Runners + Sprinters. Deeply different - both essential. Learn how to be digitally agile without making a mess.

12:00 - 12:05 Room Switch
  Technical Sessions
  DevOps & Mobility Cloud Infrastructure Middleware
12:05 - 12:45
Arun Gupta, Director Technical Marketing & Advocacy

This talk will explain some of these concerns and provide guidance on how to leverage microservices in your Java applications.


Karl Stevens, Senior Solution Architect

Many businesses are keen to start embracing the flexibility and the efficiencies of a Hybrid Cloud Computing model, but they don't know where to start. Join the session and find out where you are now and what efficiencies and agility of the Cloud you can use with the assets you already have. Also learn how to add in new technologies and methodologies such as OpenStack, containers and DevOps at your own pace and in a supported environment.


Lars Herrmann, General Manager Integrated Solutions

BU This session will illustrate how enterprise IT can accelerate business agility and achieve greater security across hybrid cloud environments by leveraging containers. It will also set the story straight around the myths and misperceptions of containers.

Integration with F8 and FUSE
James Strachan, Senior Consulting Software Engineer
Graeme Coleman, Senior Solution Architect
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:35 Sponsor Session
Open Hybrid Clouds: Place Your Workloads Anywhere

Charles Ferland, Vice President Business Development, Nuage Networks
13:45 - 14:35
Chris Milsted, Senior Solution Architect
Nabeel Saad, Senior Solution Architect

Join the session to learn how building a mobile application has never been easier then with Red Hat Mobile using a backend built on top of Fuse running within containers on Openshift.


Jim Minter, Senior Solution Architect
Keith Lynch, Senior Middleware Architect

This session introduces OpenShift v3 and show how it can be used to support DevOps methods, microservices application architectures and application continuous delivery.

Deep Dive, Past, Present & Future Storage
Ric Wheeler, Senior Director for Red Hat Storage
Data Virtualization
Erica Langhi, Senior Solution Architect
14:35 - 14:40 Room Switch
14:40 - 15:30
Jim Minter, Senior Solution Architect
Keith Lynch, Senior Middleware Architect

This session introduces OpenShift v3 and show how it can be used to support DevOps methods, microservices application architectures and application continuous delivery.


Lars Herrmann, General Manager Integrated Solutions BU

This session will illustrate how enterprise IT can accelerate business agility and achieve greater security across hybrid cloud environments by leveraging containers. It will also set the story straight around the myths and misperceptions of containers.


Peter Parsons, Senior Solution Architect
Simon Alcott, Senior Solution Architect

RHEL, Atomic Host, Real Time, HPC, SAP, Cloud images, Docker images, and more. Red Hat now offers more ways than ever to consume Red Hat Enterprise Linux, so which one is the right one to use in any given scenario? Join the session and find out.


Andy Downs, Solution Architect

Enabling business users to update their applications and processes is an integral part of business automation. Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite, which includes BPM, business rules (BRMS), and complex event processing (CEP) functionality, is evolving to stay ahead of rapidly changing market requirements. Combined, these technologies enable IT and business experts to automate and optimize a wide range of processes.

15:30 - 18:00 Meet the CEO - Drinks, Networking Activity
Jim Whitehurst, CEO

The Red Hat Forum UKI 2015.

Would you like to be a sponsor at Red Hat Forum in London? Please reach out to mfoskett@redhat.com

Gold Sponsor

Nuage Networks has partnered with Red Hat to deliver SDN-based hybrid cloud solutions that maximizes the effectiveness of the datacenter infrastructure by making them more agile, flexible and automated. The solution leverages Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack® Platform (RHEL OSP), an open and scalable platform for building public and private clouds.

 

Solutions Showcase Sponsor

DataCentred are the leading UK owned and operated OpenStack public and private cloud provider, delivered from our own tier 3 data centres. We're passionate about open cloud technologies, and have built a significant team of UK based expertise dedicated to helping our customers in this space.

 

OCF is a high performance data processing, data management, data storage and data analytics provider. It aims to successfully meet the significant “big data” challenges of UK organisations. OCF provides solutions to over 20% of the UK’s Universities and Research Councils as well as to over 50 commercial clients from a range of industries.

 

Tier 2 Consulting is the only dedicated Red Hat Premier Middleware Business Partner supporting clients across the UK & Ireland. We focus entirely on providing consultancy, training and application development services to users of enterprise and community versions of JBoss Middleware.

 

ESSI PROJECTS LTD is a UK company create in 2014 and specialised in Cloud and Smart Data. The main lines of business of ESSI Projects include strategic and technological consulting, integration projects and training. The company has research, development and innovation alliances with academic partners to develop new products and services.

 

Transform hybrid cloud platform management with Red Hat CloudForms deployed by Quru, a leading open source solutions provider and Red Hat Premier partner. Come to our stand and see a live, interactive demo that will change the way you think about managing a mix of virtual, cloud and public platforms.

 

Bronze Sponsor

Estafet is one of the UK’s leading Middleware, SOA, Process Excellence solution providers helping companies cut costs and increase efficiency. We work closely and collaboratively with customers to become trusted partners, delivering over 100 successful SOA and integration projects to FTSE 250 and Fortune 500 companies.

SPEAKERS:

 

Jim Whitehurst
President & Chief Executive Officer

James "Jim" Whitehurst serves as the president and chief executive officer of Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions. Whitehurst is an avid advocate for open software as a catalyst for business innovation. With a background in business development, finance, and global operations, Whitehurst has proven expertise in helping companies flourish—even in the most challenging economic and business environments. Since joining in January 2008, he has more than doubled the company's revenue and tripled its market capitalization. Under his leadership, Red Hat was ranked 4th on Forbes' list of "The World's Most Innovative Companies" in 2012, was added to Standard and Poor's (S&P) 500 stock index in 2009, and named one of the best places to work 2013.

Andrew Butler
Vice President Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Andrew Butler is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst in Gartner Research. Since joining Gartner in 1997, his focus has evolved to now encompass the market and technology trends for most server technologies, including processors, operating system evolution, architectures, platforms and vendor strategies. Mr. Butler is also the Lead Analyst for Red Hat (having held this position previously for Cisco and HP). He authors the Magic Quadrant on integrated systems and introduced the new Magic Quadrant on modular servers in early 2015. He also authors the two Market Clocks on servers and is closely involved in Gartner's growing research coverage on integrated systems, hyperconvergence and software-defined anything (SDx).

Ashesh Badani
Vice President & General Manager, OpenShift BU & Atomic Enterprise

Ashesh Badani is responsible for Red Hat's OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) business unit. Previously, he oversaw product line management and marketing for Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Middleware portfolio. Prior to joining Red Hat, Badani served as director of product management and product marketing of integration and application platform products at Sun Microsystems and has over 15 years of experience in the technology and finance industry in established and emerging companies. Ashesh received his Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Arun Gupta
Director of Developer Advocacy & Technical Marketing, Red Hat

Arun Gupta is Director of Developer Advocacy and Technical Marketing at Red Hat and focuses on JBoss Middleware. As a founding member of the Java EE team at Sun Microsystems, he spread the love for technology all around the world. At Oracle, he led a cross-functional team to drive the global launch of the Java EE 7 platform through strategy, planning, and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and program. He is a prolific blogger since 2005 and have authored 1500+ blogs on technology. Arun has extensive speaking experience in ~40 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rockstar. He also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the USA and continues to promoting technology education amongst kids.

Cathal McGloin
Vice President & General Manager Mobile Platforms, Red Hat

Cathal is Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Platforms at Red Hat Inc. following the acquisition of FeedHenry Ltd. in October 2014. He is responsible for Red Hat’s mobile business and is leading the drive to make Red Hat Mobile Application Platform the leading open source cloud-based mobile application platform for Enterprises.

Travel Information

Date: 17.09.2015

Time: 09:00 - 18:00

Location:
Park Plaza Riverbank London,
18 Albert Enbankment, London, SE1 7TJ
www.parkplaza.com

Contact: Maria Foskett, EMail: marketinguk@redhat.com

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