Red Hat Forum United Kingdom 2018

Event Locations

  • October 9, 2018
  • London, UK
  • Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel


Red Hat Forum United Kingdom will be held October 9 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London.

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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 London - 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
  • Live demos

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*Agenda subject to change

08:30 Registration & Coffee
09:15 Welcome
Martin Lentle, UKI MD - Red Hat
09:20 Digital transformation & the open organization
Werner Knoblich, SVP EMEA - Red Hat
10:10 Diamond Sponsor Keynote
10:30 Intelligent Enterprise ▾
Jon Hammant, DevOps UKI Lead - Accenture
10:50 Coffee Break & Networking
Partner Exhibition & Red Hat Lounge
11:20 Explore, Think, Do
Rob Hart, Group IT Modernisation Programme Director - BP
11:40 Customer Keynote
12:00 Lunch & Networking  |  Silver Sponsor Silent Theatre
Partner Exhibition & Red Hat Lounge
Cloud Native ▾
13:00 The Beauty of the Container Revolution ▾
Ian 'Uth' Lawson, Senior Solution Architect - Red Hat
13:40 Room change
13:45 Unleash the power of a distributed SQL database inside your OpenShift instance ▾
Mark Jones, Solutions Architect - NuoDB
14:25 Room change
14:30 PHE's use of open-source technologies to deliver modern public health services ▾
Public Health England
15:10 Coffee Break & Networking  |  Silver Sponsor Silent Theatre
Partner Exhibition & Red Hat Lounge
15:40 The X steps to container excellence ▾
Ben Holmes, Senior Solution Architect - Red Hat
16:20 Room change
16:25 OpenShift Futures (CoreOS integration and more) ▾
Chris Milsted, Principal Solution Architect - Red Hat

Agile Integration ▾
13:00 Building Innovation 1 image at a time ▾
Paul McDonald, Platforms Community Manager and Dipesh Patel, Senior Engineer - PAAS PSG - Deutsche Bank
13:40 Room change
13:45 Agile (not fragile) Integration ▾
Phil Prosser, Senior Solution Architect - Red Hat
14:25 Room change
14:30 Gold Partner presentation
15:10 Coffee Break & Networking  |  Silver Sponsor Silent Theatre
Partner Exhibition & Red Hat Lounge
15:40 Don't worry, be API ▾
Waqaas Kausar, Senior Solution Architect - Red Hat
16:20 Room change
16:25 The Goldfish Conundrum - Keeping up with Changing Mobile Customer Engagements ▾
Alex Groom, Senior Specialist Solution Architect - Red Hat

Hybrid Cloud ▾
13:00 Seamless Smart City deployment from Atos and Red Hat ▾
Chris Baynham-Hughes, UK Head of DevOps & RedHat Emerging Technology - Atos
13:40 Room change
13:45 Agile Storage - why software defined storage is the enabler for your cloud vision
Kurt Keifer, Storage Solution Specialist - Red Hat
14:25 Room change
14:30 The OS Matters - Why the OS should be at the core of your cloud strategy ▾
Adrian Keward, Principal Solution Architect - Red Hat
15:10 Coffee Break & Networking  |  Silver Sponsor Silent Theatre
Partner Exhibition & Red Hat Lounge
15:40 Running and Maintaining our OpenStack Cloud ▾
Thomas Andrew, Head of Cloud Automation & Adrian Miron, Senior Infrastructure Engineering Manager - Paddy Power Betfair
16:20 Room change
16:25 OpenShift on OpenStack - Inception ▾
Patrick Harrison, Solution Architect - Red Hat

Automation & Management ▾
13:00 Managing your cloud infrastructure and deployments ▾
Sam Marland, Solution Architect - Red Hat
13:40 Room change
13:45 Customer presentation
14:25 Room change
14:30 Prevent the Zombie Apocalypse with Automation ▾
Matt York, Senior Solution Architect - Red Hat
15:10 Coffee Break & Networking  |  Silver Sponsor Silent Theatre
Partner Exhibition & Red Hat Lounge
15:40 Red Hat Insights - Machine learning in action ▾
Phil Griffiths, Senior Solution Architect - Red Hat
16:20 Room change
16:25 Containerise and automate the database on OpenShift with the Couchbase Data Platform ▾
Tom Green, Senior Solutions Architect - Couchbase

Disruptive ▾
13:00 Building Smarter, Safer and More Productive Highways, Looking Towards a Future of Connected Cars ▾
Mark Sutton, Senior Solution Architect - Red Hat
13:40 Room change
13:45 Headless eCommerce - Transforming eCommerce with OpenShift ▾
Iain Boyle, Senior Solution Architect - Red Hat
14:25 Room change
14:30 Serverless - Hype or Reality ▾
James Allen, Solution Architect - Red Hat
15:10 Coffee Break & Networking  |  Silver Sponsor Silent Theatre
Partner Exhibition & Red Hat Lounge
15:40 Build your on-premises container platform at cloud like speed and scale with HPE Synergy ▾
Jason White – UK&I Synergy & OneView Presales & Dean Lidstone – UK&I Red Hat Alliance Presales - HPE
16:20 Room change
16:25 Engineering the Bank - designing, delivering and maintaining an Operational Platform ▾
Steven O'Day, Lead Technology Consultant - Platform Engineering - CYBG

Business ▾
13:00 Application Modernisation - Building the business case ▾
Chris Towndrow, App Dev Specialist - Red Hat
13:40 Room change
13:45 Cultural Change - helping innovation through building diverse open source focused teams ▾
Graeme Colman, Principal Solution Architect - Red Hat & Reuben Watts, Automation Engineering Team Lead at BP
14:25 Room change
14:30 FSI Customer Panel: Why business are commiting to OpenSource projects
Moderated by Chris Milsted, Principal Solution Architect - Red Hat
15:10 Coffee Break & Networking  |  Silver Sponsor Silent Theatre
Partner Exhibition & Red Hat Lounge
15:40 How to Overcome 2 Common Challenges to Digital Transformation ▾
Karl Stevens, Business Development Manager - Red Hat
16:20 Room change
16:25 Blockchain, IoT and AI - pretty maids all in a row? ▾
Martin Percival, Solutions Architect Manager & Bruno Ciscato, Senior Solutions Architect - Red Hat

17:05 Drinks Reception & Networking
Exhibition Spaces & Red Hat Lounge

Visit CE&E in the Customer Zone for FEEDBACK and play ENGAGE

The Customer Experience and Engagement (CE&E) team is available to answer questions about Red Hat subscription value, including the Red Hat Customer Portal and its expansive knowledgebase, the certification ecosystem, the Red Hat Product Security team, committed product lifecycles, and our technical and automated support services. Visitors can also learn more about special escalations paths, collaborative support, and relationship management for strategic accounts.


Training & Services Pod
Come around our Training & Services Pod and engage with our Delivery and Training Experts to obtain updates about the most current technology practices in the market and our Certifications Curriculum with our different Training modality Options. They will assess your technology needs and offer you a high-value approach.

BPM Demo Pod
More to follow

Challenge an Expert
You bring your problem; we’ll bring the experts, whiteboards and pens. Building on the successful Services ‘Ask the Expert’ from Forum two years ago, this year Red Hat Consulting would like to offer the opportunity to challenge the Red Hat team to solve or sanity check your current business or IT challenge.

Leverage the experience of our resident consultants, who will share with you their disruptive methodology to manage innovation and digital transformation the open way. Express your creativity and show you agile development skills in our Open Innovation Labs Lego city.


New to Forum this year, our Silver Sponsors will be delivering 15 minute presentations on a variety of topics during the breaks and lunch.

Black Duck by Synopys
Open Source Security in DevOps

Title TBC

AVI Networks
Title TBC

Managing Your Hybrid cloud-hosted Paas to optimise costs and maximise availability

Title TBC


Integration, application modernisation, devops, digital transformation - you can play buzzword bingo all day and get no closer to a genuine answer. Step into the Solutions Zone to watch real Red Hat products in action and discuss your own needs with our experts, before the buzzword apocalypse hits your business!


Virtualising network functions, automating networks, building open hybrid cloud infrastructure and why telcos should start preparing for containerisation. Stop by the Telco booth at any time to discuss your needs with our Telco experts.


Encouraging the next generation of technologists - coming soon


Watch our live Illustrator from www.inkythinking.com visually narrate the conversations and key topics at Forum. This is a an interactive experience, so please say hello and suggest topics to be added.

Are you interested in sponsoring the Red Hat Forum in London this year?

We have a wide range of sponsorship packages designed to suit all needs, with a particular focus on maximising brand awareness and key customer networking opportunities. 2018 promises to take Red Hat Forum United Kingdom to a new level.

Download the Red Hat Forum 2018 Sponsor Prospectus. For further details, please contact us.



In the UK we share Microsoft’s global vision to empower every person and organisation to achieve more; but we also pursue a wide range of initiatives with particular resonance and relevance to the UK. From working responsibly and sustainably to ensuring that the technology we create makes life better - not just for our customers, partners and employees, but for everyone.


Accenture solves clients' toughest challenges by providing unmatched services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. They partner with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, driving innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. With expertise across more than 40 industries and all business functions, Accenture delivers transformational outcomes for a demanding new digital world.


Supporting our clients in their digital ambitions

We are leaders in digital services with circa 100,000 employees in 73 countries, serving a global client base.

We strive to create the firm of the future. We believe that bringing together people, business & technology is the way forward. At Atos, we embrace this journey, striving to remain the trusted partner that delivers digital empowerment to our clients.

We are the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games.

“Our vision for the future: to accelerate progress by uniting people, business and technology” – Thierry Breton, Chairman & CEO

Couchbase's mission is to be the data platform that revolutionizes digital innovation. To make this possible, Couchbase created the world's first Engagement Database to help deliver ever-richer and ever more personalized customer and employee experiences. Built with the most powerful NoSQL technology, the Couchbase Data Platform was architected on top of an open source foundation for the massively interactive enterprise. Our geo-distributed Engagement Database provides unmatched developer agility and manageability, as well as unparalleled performance at any scale, from any cloud to the edge.

Couchbase has become pervasive in our everyday lives; our customers include industry leaders Amadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney, DreamWorks Animation, eBay, Marriott, Neiman Marcus, Tesco, Tommy Hilfiger, United, Verizon, Wells Fargo, as well as hundreds of other household names.

As a Premier Business Partner for Red Hat open source cloud solutions, Devoteam has helped over 50 clients in nine countries implement their cloud platform strategy to gain operational efficiencies through innovative solutions in Red Hat's technologies.

Our 100+ Red Hat professionals, which include 46 experts certified in EMEA, offer considerable expertise in DevOps, cloud and middleware.

Devoteam is a leading ICT specialist with deep expertise of integration and API management technologies. Present in 17 countries across EMEA with over 20 years' experience, we shape technology for people to create value for our clients, partners and employees.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

NuoDB’s distributed SQL database helps enterprise organizations overcome the complex challenges faced when trying to move enterprise-grade, transactional applications to the cloud.

For technical organizations determined to adopt a distributed, cloud-first strategy through hybrid-cloud, container-native, microservice and other modern architectures, NuoDB is the only solution offering flexibility, without sacrificing performance, SQL dependency and availability.

With a platform that runs on-premise, agonistically in any public cloud or on partner solutions like Red Hat OpenShift, NuoDB helps enterprise organizations achieve a data management architecture that extends the competitive advantages gained by cloud adoption.


Avi Networks delivers Intent-Based Application Services including a Software Load Balancer, Intelligent Web Application Firewall (iWAF) and Elastic Service Mesh. The Avi Vantage Platform automates intelligence and elasticity across any cloud to ensure a fast, scalable, and secure application experience. Customers enjoy 90% faster provisioning and 50% lower TCO.

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.

Crossvale was founded in 2011, focusing on business process management and integration. Today, we have grown and expanded into a results-driven business where we help our customers modernise using cutting-edge platforms.

Dynatrace makes it easy and simple to monitor and run the most complex, hyper-scale multi-cloud ecosystems. Purpose built for today’s enterprises, Dynatrace is the only AI-powered, full stack and completely automated monitoring solution that provides deep insight (answers, not data) into every user, every transaction, across every application. That’s why the world’s leading brands, including 79 of the Fortune 100, trust Dynatrace to optimize customer experiences, innovate faster and modernize IT operations with absolute confidence.

As a specialist integration and data insight consultancy, we connect people, platforms and processes so customers can make smarter decisions and develop better user engagement as part of their digital transformation ambitions. Since 2002, we have designed, integrated and managed platform solutions. These can be delivered as projects, or as an ongoing service – a managed platform – to free your teams to innovate.


Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, enabling users and their business in a digital world. Our hybrid IT solutions help drive business growth while controlling costs.

InfluxData, the creators of InfluxDB, delivers a modern Open Source Platform built from the ground up for analyzing metrics and events (time series data) for DevOps and IoT applications.

Made Tech's mission is to improve software delivery in every organisation. We build software delivery capabilities, deliver digital & technology, and run live services for ambitious and forward-thinking teams.

NGINX, Inc. is the company behind the popular open source project trusted by more than 400 million sites. NGINX offer a suite of technologies for developing and delivering modern applications. The NGINX Application Platform enables enterprises undergoing digital transformation to modernize legacy, monolithic applications as well as deliver new, microservices-based applications. Companies like Netflix, Starbucks, and McDonalds rely on NGINX to reduce costs, improve resiliency, and speed innovation.

SoftwareONE support its customers on their cloud journey by focusing on cost optimisation and business performance providing solutions that have been cost-effectively roadmapped from a software compliance, commercial and technical perspective.

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.

As a Red Hat Premier Partner, Tier 2 Consulting provides accredited skills and services supporting customer implementations of key Red Hat® Middleware technologies – JBoss EAP, Fuse and Process Automation Manager.

UKCloud is dedicated to helping the UK Public Sector, by delivering more choice and flexibility through safe and trusted cloud technology.

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Location: Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel
200 Westminster Bridge Rd,
Lambeth, London SE1 7UT


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