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Red Hat Forum Finland 2018

Event Locations

  • September 11, 2018
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Finlandia Hall

Great things happen when people and ideas come together.

Join us for the Nordic & Baltic breakout sessions
during Red Hat Forum EMEA 2020 on November 3.

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Come with questions. Leave with ideas.

Open source is collaborative curiosity. It’s about a culture with a desire to connect and the technologies to do it. Yet what draws our attention isn’t the technology alone; it’s what we can do with it. It gives us the platform for imagination, a focal point to collectively push for new possibilities.

Automation, AI, machine learning--these are a gift we gave ourselves, the luxury of reclaimed time to wonder. To ask not only “What if?” but also “What for?” and “With whom?”

Red Hat Forums are the place for these questions, a gathering of the curious, an arena of ideas to reinvent what we have and to dream of what we might. So join us in Helsinki - come with questions, leave with ideas.

Look forward to:

  • Keynote presentations on industry trends
  • Detailed technological implementation sessions
  • Conversational sessions with industry experts
  • Learning from customer references
  • Hands-on labs
  • Live demos

Many thanks to our sponsors



A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms.Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of 200,000 team members in over 40 countries. The Group reported 2017 global revenues of EUR 12.8 billion.


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We build digital solutions and services which provide their owners and users the best opportunities in e-commerce, software development, digital processes, the introduction of new and intelligent technologies, and not to forget, in working methods.



Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 425 000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. Accenture operates in a fast-changing environment and we are always evolving our business to be even more relevant, differentiated and competitive. Our businesses include Accenture Strategy, Accenture Consulting, Accenture Digital, Accenture Technology and Accenture Operations.

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Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 150,000 original equipment manufacturers, value-added resellers, contract manufacturers, and commercial customers through a global network.

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Organizations worldwide use Black Duck Software’s industry-leading products to automate the processes of securing and managing open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, open source license compliance and operational risk.

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Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is a Cloud first, Mobile first company delivering technologies that help businesses worldwide take advantage of mobile, enterprise social, and cloud computing trends to drive growth. Microsoft helps you to move to the cloud on your terms using any App, any Dev environment on any OS.


Supermicro is a global leader in high performance, high efficiency server technology and innovation. We develop and provide end-to-end green computing solutions to the data center, cloud computing, enterprise IT, big data, high performance computing, or HPC, and embedded markets. Our solutions range from complete server, storage, blade and workstations to full racks, networking devices, server management software and technology support and services. We offer our customers a high degree of flexibility and customization by providing what we believe to be the industry's broadest array of server configurations from which they can choose the optimal solution which fits their computing needs.


Sysdig is the cloud-native intelligence company. We have created the only unified platform to deliver application security, monitoring, and forensics in a microservices-friendly architecture. Our open source technologies have attracted a community of over a million developers, administrators and other IT professionals looking for deep visibility into applications and containers. Our cloud-native intelligence platform monitors and secures millions of containers across hundreds of enterprises, including Fortune 500 companies and web-scale properties. Learn more at

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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.


08:00 - 08:45 Registration & exhibition
09:00 - 10:00 Keynote session & customer reference
Michel Isnard, Vice President Regional Sales EMEA, Red Hat
Markku Reinikainen, Head of Nordic Network Development, SOS International
Lunch and coffee breaks are included
  TRACK 1:
Automation – Ansible ▾
  TRACK 2:
Journey to Cloud-Native Applications with OpenShift ▾
  TRACK 3:
Business & Solution track ▾


10:15 - 10:45 Keynote by Michel Isnard, Vice President Regional Sales at Red Hat
11:00 - 11:45 Asiakastieto "From Idea to Production - the Asiakastieto OpenShift journey" ▾
Eero Arvonen - Application Architect
This is a presentation of the Journey and learnings from the point of idea via a public OpenShift setup to running OpenShift inHouse.
11:45 - 12:45 LUNCH
12:45 - 13:30 Open Hybrid Cloud ▾
Matti Nieminen, Cloud Solution Sales Specialist, Red Hat
The shift to hybrid cloud is inevitable. Red Hat’s vision for hybrid cloud is an open environment that lets businesses operate seamlessly across a mix of private and public clouds. Open source solutions infused into every aspect of application architecture, IT infrastructure, and management platforms, to give organizations the flexibility and speed they need to succeed in a modern digital economy.
13:30 - 14:00 Vattenfall “Enabling the world's most sustainable & cost-efficient data centers of tomorrow” ▾
Sjur Jensens, COO at Vattenfall Energy Trading
Sjur is a member of Vattenfall Markets Management team with global responsibility for asset optimization, covering hedging of Vattenfall's overall exposure, production planning, optimization and dispatching of all power assets.

In the Nordics, we see a drastic increase in demand for new data centers, driven by the availability of green power as well as low-cost cooling. By 2030, 30% of the world's power will be consumed by data centers that generate heat at 85-90% efficiency - silicon chips essentially convert power to heat. It is Vattenfall's role to power climate smarter living - that's why we are working on optimizing the utilization of data centers and the recovery of energy - enabling the world's most sustainable & cost-efficient data centers.
14:00 - 14:30 COFFEE
14:30 - 15:15 Ambientia: Solving the needs of member organizations through platform thinking ▾
Marianne Falck-Hvilstafeldt, Isännöintiliitto (Finnish Real Estate Management Federation), Development Manager & Heikki Malkamäki, Ambientia Ltd., Senior Teams Manager
Come see the story behind Isännöintiliitto's (Finnish Real Estate Management Federation's) new platform, anchored in key Red Hat technologies, and how it came to existence. Through means of storytelling and putting the AHA-moments to spotlight, Marianne and Heikki will help you discover the reasoning leading to Isännöintiliitto's transformative approach to seize future opportunities.
15:15 - 15:45 ELISA: Building *New* capabilities through technology and people ▾
Terhi Kiiski, HR Manager & Tomi Tilander, Production Manager, Telco Cloud
Elisa is taking the Cloud in to use for core network functions. Elisa Telco Cloud is an open multivendor Network Function Virtualization (NFV) environment for current and future network functions. To enable the technological change we are building strong cloud competences in Elisa. To achieve this Elisa and Red Hat have started in co-operation and exciting journey to train future Telco Cloud professionals.
15:45 - 16:30 Modern Application Development Has Changed, Have You? ▾
Mattias Paulsson, Head of Solutions Strategy & Middleware SSP, Red Hat
On the journey of digital transformation modern application development play a essential role. How do you stay relevant through cloud native services and application development, yet leveraging on previous investment in infrastructure, software, innovation, relationships and know how? Come, explore the Idea of an evolutionary open approach to innovation, modernization, technology change and methodology.

  TRACK 4:
Half day Executive discussions and round tables ▾


08:00-09:00 Registration and coffee
09:00-10:00 Keynote in main hall
10:15-10:45 Open Leadership and Open Culture - Red Hat & Partners on stage
10:45-11:15 Ideas worth exploring - Fail fast. Do you dare to try an idea without knowing the outcome? Find out how you can build a strategy around Open Innovation. Also get a sneak peak on our Open Innovation Labs.
Jeremy Brown, Director Red Hat Open Innovation Labs EMEA
11:15-13:15 Lunch and Round table discussions on How to drive change and innovation with Executives and sales leaders from Red Hat and partners

Audience: C-level and Executives

This track ends at 13:15 - you are welcome to join the Business & Solution track in the afternoon, listening to customer stories.

16:45 - 17:00 Closing words
17:00 - 19:00 Networking

Travel Information



Location: Finlandia Hall
Mannerheimintie 13e,
00100 Helsinki

If you have any question, send us an email.