Red Hat Forum Riyadh 2018

Event Locations

  • September 25, 2018
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Four Seasons Hotel


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.

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.

The Red Hat Forum in Riyadh is the premier open source technology event to showcase the latest in cloud computing, platform, virtualization, middleware, storage, and systems management technologies. The event brings together CxOs, IT decision makers, architects and developers amongst others to discuss topics such as DevOps, hybrid cloud, containers, SAP Migration to SAP HANA, and many more topics that are driving innovation.

Join us on September 25th to learn more from leading enterprises and partners as they share success stories of their digital journeys.

Other highlights include:

  • Keynotes from leading executives across EMEA.
  • Business and technical breakout sessions from Red Hat and its partners.
  • Meet with Red Hat and their partner community.
  • Network and share advice, opinions and guidance with the technology community at large.
  • Discover the latest in open source innovation.


08:30 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 09:45 Welcome & Opening ▾
Adrian Pickering : Red Hat MENA GM
09:45 - 10:05 Digital Transformation & The Open Organization ▾
Michel Isnard : Red Hat EMEA VP Sales
10:05 - 10:15 It Takes More Than Just Technology To Move The Business Forward ▾
Lee Miles : Red Hat CEMEA GM
10:15 - 10:30 Customer Panel ▾
10:30 - 10:40 Red Hat Academy : Empowering the Next Generation of Talent ▾
Ismail Ibrahim : Red Hat CEMEA Services Manager
10:40 - 10:55 Channel Panel ▾
Mustapha Hlil : Red Hat CEMEA Partner & Alliances Manager
10:55 - 11:30 Closing ▾
Adrian Pickering : Red Hat MENA GM
11:30 - 12:30 Networking Break + Speed Networking
  Breakout Area 1 Breakout Area 2
12:30 - 13:00 Open Cloud Strategies for better Business Outcomes ▾
Mohamed Baalbaki : Red Hat MENA Cloud SSP
Future of Application Development ▾
Waeil Eldoamiry : Red Hat MENA Solution Architect
13:00 - 13:30 App Dev Strategies for Digital Transformation ▾
Ashish Dixit : Red Hat MENA Middleware Business Development Lead
Managing Your Hybrid Cloud ▾
Ahmed El-Rayess : Red Hat MENA Solution Architect
13:30 - 14:00 Partnering with Red Hat "Co-Create Opportunities" ▾
Ahmed Atared : Red Hat Lead Channel Sales Manager - KSA, EG & Levant
SAP, RHEL and The Future ▾
Ahmed El-Rayess : Red Hat MENA Solution Architect
14:00 - 14:30 TBD ▾
14:30 - 15:30 Networking Lunch

Agenda is subject to change.

Silver Sponsors

SPECTRAMI is a global value-added distributor offering comprehensive solutions in the realm of information security, data centre infrastructure and data communication networks across EMEA and Turkey. The global distributor has designed a Vendor Extension Model (VEM), which has been widely applauded in the market. SPECTRAMI’s philosophy is to work closely with channel partners through knowledge sharing and skill building initiatives to serve global customers across regional governments, banking and finance, telcos, oil and gas, education, healthcare, hospitality and retail sectors.

Bronz Sponsors

Redington Value
Redington Value started out as a value added distributor over a decade ago. In the last few years we have been at the forefront of bringing transformation to the way IT consumption takes place in the region. From being just value added distributors, we help partners not only with their enablement needs, Marketing services but also provide them access to world class consultancy services for their end customers.

Travel Information



Location: Four Seasons Hotel
Al Olaya, Kingdom Centre, Olaya Street, Olaya Dist.,
Riyadh 12214, Saudi Arabia

If you have any question, send us an email.

register now