Ansible Automates Netherlands

  • March 14, 2018
  • Bussum, Netherlands
  • Spant!

This event is sponsored by Intel.

Ansible is the simplest way to automate IT. Ansible is the simple, yet powerful IT automation engine that thousands of companies are using to drive complexity out of their environments and accelerate DevOps initiatives.

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What is Ansible Automates?

Ansible Automates is a full-day, one-track conference that takes the best Ansible content and presents it to regional audiences around the world. Ansible experts and industry thought leaders will present on trending topics focused around automation.

At this conference, people can learn more about IT automation solutions with Ansible and hearing about the most popular topics for a wide range of use cases.

Attend and learn how automation can impact:

Your team

  • Save time
  • Reduce errors
  • Give yourself the time to tackle bigger issues
  • Enable your group to be more cohesive with other IT teams

Your business

  • Frees up resources for more innovation
  • Boosts output and productivity
  • Increases accountability and compliance
  • Creates opportunities for collaboration that breeds a culture of success

Why Attend?

Join us at Ansible Automates to learn about all things Ansible + Automation. Hear from top Ansible experts and industry thought leaders about how to improve your team’s effectiveness with Ansible automation. You can expect to hear about trends in IT automation and Ansible best practices.

Who Should Attend?

Ansible Automates is for DevOps engineers, operations engineers, systems engineers, release engineers, system administrators, developers, operations staff, network engineers, security professionals and anyone interested in IT automation.


09:00 - 09:30 Registration

09:30 - 10:15 The Automated Enterprise - Ansible Product Overview & Roadmap
Richard Henshall

10:15 - 11:00 Ansible Essentials​
John Barker

11:00 - 11:30 Break

11:30 - 12:15 Installing & Configuring Ansible Tower Clusters
Phil Cornelius

12:15 - 12:45 Network Automation with Ansible
Victor da Costa

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch Break

13:45 - 14:30 Security Automation with Ansible
Roland Wolters, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Germany

14:30 - 15:15 Manage Windows like Linux with Ansible
Matt Davis

15:15 - 15:45 Afternoon Break

15:45 - 16:30 Enterprise-Grade Ansible​
Phil Cornelius

16:30 - 17:00 Closing Q&A

17:00 - 18:00 Networking Drinks


Richard Henshall

Richard Henshall,
Senior Principal Product Marketing Manager, UK

Richard is the Red Hat Automation Lead for EMEA, recently joined the Ansible team from HSBC.  At HSBC, he was a Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect for Cloud.  Richard brings over 16 years of experience in middleware and infrastructure while driving technology change within I.T. organizations with a focus on DevOps.  Richard holds a degree in applied mathematics from the University of Salford.

Roland Wolters

Roland Wolters,
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Germany

Roland’s career in IT began as a sys admin and consultant for a system integrator specialized in all about Open Source. Quickly getting into project management at that time, he gathered experience in running and automating data centers with all kinds of solutions. Shortly after Roland joined Red Hat in Summer 2015 he was happy to hear that Red Hat acquired Ansible, his preferred tool of choice for automation. Soon Roland became SME for Ansible, and later joined the Ansible Business Unit. When he is not working Roland likes to travel, hike, do martial arts or try to work on some small Open Source projects.

John Barker

John Barker,
Principal Software Engineer, UK

John is a Principal Engineer in the Ansible Core Engineering team. He joined Red Hat in July 2016. Previous to this he has worked at Alcatel-Lucent initially in QA then technical lead on a number of long term projects and managing the internal sys admin team. He then introduced Ansible into the organisation to standardise infrastructure across two continents. At Red Hat he now works in the Ansible Network team improving testing and documentation. He can be found in the community as "gundalow" orchestrating the Ansible community efforts and the London Meetup. John has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Manchester. Twitter: @the_gundalow

Phil Cornelius

Phil Cornelius,
Senior Specialist Solution Architect, UK

Phil is an Ansible Specialist for EMEA. He joined Red Hat on starwars day 2016 from Credit Suisse where he was responsible for the developer tools and services for 3000 applications, developed by 8000 developers globally. Phil's background is primarily application development, specifically Enterprise Java. Phil brings over 18 years of experience in what is now commonly called DevOps. Phil has a Ph.D in applied mathematics from the University of Cardiff.

Victor Da Costa

Victor da Costa,
Senior Specialist Solution Architect, France

Victor is an Ansible Specialist for EMEA, with focus on Network Automation, joining Red Hat from EMC, Unisys and Cisco Systems. Victor started in IT as self-taught Open-source aficionado after doing Linux/BSD 4fun and contributing to maillists/irc, when he was yet at school ~2000ish. As work experience he built Appliances, Applications, Cloud and Technologies in Data Centers Infrastructures from the ground-up for SPs and Enterprise at Worldwide scale. Over the years he has proven his knowledge and experience through multiple industry certifications: Linux (Comptia Linux+), DC Network (CCIE/CCNP/CCDP), Virtualization (VCP3|4|5|5.5|VCP6, VCAP-DCD), Cloud (Openstack), Security (Checkpoint CCSA) and ICAgile DevOPS. Victor is married and father of 1 girl. During his free-time he likes to spend it #1 reading, #2 coding, #3 travelling, #4 eating (who doesn't?) and #5 doing open-air activities (BBQ, see #4).

Travel Information

Date: 14.03.2018

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Location: Spant!
Dr. A. Kuyperlaan 3 1402 SB,

If you have any questions, send us an email via marketingbenelux@redhat.com.

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