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Open Tour Geneva

September 22, 2022Geneva, SwitzerlandForum Genève
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Event overview

Red Hat & Intel Open Tour is bringing you the latest and greatest updates on Innovation, Digitalisation, Open Source Software, AppDev and much more in Geneva. 

There will be plenty of opportunities to meet Red Hat experts and partners as well as to network with other users. We will be hosting both technical sessions and business updates together with some of our customers. 

Join us for a day of learning, networking and experiencing the power of open source solutions.

The Open Tour addresses IT decision makers, project managers as well as software architects, developers and system admins.

Agenda

Thursday, September 22

08:00 - 08:30

Coffee & registration

08:30 - 08:45

Intro & welcome

Welcome participants

Sylvain Merli,

Sales Lead Suisse Romande, Red Hat

08:45-09:30

Keynote - Why software is eating the world?

"From the famous quote that Marc Andreessen shared more than 10 years ago, we can conclude that the drive for digitization and modernization is more important today than ever before. More and more companies transform to become software companies. Our world continues to be software and services driven at an accelerated pace. And with more and more smaller everyday things getting a ""real software heart or consciousness"" the industry challenges become bigger and bigger. Increased software even in critial parts of our infrastructures and a growing number of digital offerings replace what has been operated traditionally for centuries. A CIO's dream quickly turns into a software developer's nightmare when looking at the changing requirements and complexity this new trend imposes on infrastructure and development teams. Listen to Jürgen Hoffmann and Markus Eisele, who have been living in this world of changing requirements for 25+ years, leading a discussion between a CIO and a developer challenges, implications and possible solutions on-stage."

Jürgen Hoffmann,

Senior Manager, Specialist Sales Regional

Markus Eisele,

Developer Strategist

Dominik Wotruba,

Senior Manager, Solution Architecture

09:30 - 10:00

Coffee break

10:00 - 11:00

Hybrid cloud development: 10 best practices using ARO and ROSA

In this session we will consider 10 pitfalls which many software developers stumble upon in their thinking process and practical day to day work aiming to implement cloud native apps on multiple clouds using OpenShift managed services for AWS and Azure (called ROSA and ARO) maximizing potential and services usage on a chosen public clouds, while emphasizing open hybrid cloud development paradigm (no-lock-in): minimum slides and primarily practical examples.

Yury Titov,

Senior Black Belt EMEA

11:00 - 11:30

Sustainable Software Architecture

Rolling into summer in Europe, still recovering from the last two years another global thread pops back into people's minds. Extreme heat waves followed by severe weather phenomena remind all of us that climate change is a reality. As a father of two wonderful children that hopefully live beyond 2090, I was wondering what impact software architecture has on global warming and climate change and how I can build better and more sustainable solutions. This presentation and demo will provide you with tools, best practices and metrics (executives love numbers and dashboards) to prove the investment in Containers, OpenShift and a DevOps approach has a tangible return.

Markus Eisele,

Developer Strategist, Red Hat

11:30 - 12:30

OpenShift for developer productivity

Red Hat modern devops tools improve iteration lifecycle between code and Kubernetes deployment. Making Cloud-Native development fast and efficient in real-time on OpenShift platform. It supports multiple language and frameworks with no local servers required. Watch a live demo to see how you can get started.

Peter Affolter,

Sales Lead, OpenShift & Middleware

Nikolaj Majorov,

Solution Architect

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 15:00

Building a GitOps pipeline

The GitOps movement has become essential over the years, many products around this paradigm have emerged to meet these new needs, such as ArgoCD and Tekton. In this session, we will see the benefits of these new tools and the associated uses through concrete cases drawn from our experiences and projects. We will detail the essential functionalities of each of the solutions and their complementarities within the framework of a CI/CD. By the end of this session, you will have an overview and understanding of integrations enabling the application of GitOps principles that you can adapt to your projects.

Sami Amoura,

DevSecOps Engineer, SOKUBE

Quentin Henneaux,

DevOps - Openshift Specialist, SOKUBE

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 - 16:30

Using Service Mesh for Resiliency and Observability

Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh provides a single tool for connecting, managing, and monitoring microservices-based applications. Through a demonstration, we will discover how OpenShift Service Mesh allows us to deploy new versions of an application in the form of Canary Deployments. At the end of the session, you will have an understanding of the advantages of deploying a service mesh and its concepts, as well as how to implement it within an OpenShift cluster.

Frédéric Legrand,

CTO, FEESH

16:30 - 16:45

Closing & Thank You

Sylvain Merli,

Account Executive & Commercial Team Leader, Red Hat

16:45 - 18:00

Beer & snacks

Speakers

sylvain merli

Sylvain Merli

Red Hat

Sylvain Merli

Account Executive & Commercial Team Leader, Red Hat

Sylvain Merli, Sales Lead Suisse Romande, 20 years of experience in the Telco industry has joined Red Hat in 2018 as an Account Manager and is now leading the Commercial Team of Swiss Romande. Sylvain is passionate about the biggest innovation engine of the planet which is Open Source and is recognised as a real team player.

Jürgen Hoffmann

Red Hat

Jürgen Hoffmann

Senior Manager, Specialist Sales Regional, Red Hat

Jürgen Hoffman has over a decade long experience in open source before he moved to Red Hat Consulting in 2011. During his developer days he worked with Linux, Java EE, Spring and other technologies. 2014 he moved into the pre-sales team as chief architect for financial services and insurances. Since 2016 he is part odf the Red Hat Germany Management team and responsible for Application Platforms and Enterprise Automation in Germany.

Markus Eisele

Markus Eisele

Red Hat

Markus Eisele

Developer Strategist, Red Hat

Markus is a Java Champion, former Java EE Expert Group member, founder of JavaLand, reputed speaker at Java conferences around the world, and a very well known figure in the Enterprise Java world. He shapes developer strategy for Red Hat EMEA and helps our customers find the right tools to solve their challenges.

Yury Titov

Red Hat

Yury Titov

Senior Black Belt EMEA, Red Hat

Yuri is a passionate open sourcer, working at Red Hat since 2015. He started as Sr. Middleware consultant, moved across Architect, Sr. Architect working with OpenShift, AppDev and Automation including various practically implemented lifecycles for application development in hybrid cloud environments by customers. Currently, his focus is shifting towards hybrid clouds using ARO/ROSA and GitOps automation, supporting sophisticated approaches and turning them into best practices across communities.

Bernhard Cygan

Bernhard Cygan

Red Hat

Bernhard Cygan

Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Bernhard Cygan is a Senior Solution Architect at Red Hat. Based on activities in Dev and Ops he learned to appreciate agile methods and processes. He deals with software technologies in the enterprise environment and regularly gives talks and workshops on agile approaches. For him, the transition from Continuous Integration to Continuous Delivery is the next logical step in the professionalization of software development.

Peter Affolter

Red Hat

Peter Affolter

Sales Lead, OpenShift & Middleware, Red Hat

Peter has worked for nearly 30 years in IT with focus on application development, middleware and integration platforms. He worked for major software vendor companies and is now responsible for Application Development and Middleware product sales at Red Hat in Switzerland. He is helping customers to modernize their current and new applications to Cloud-Native Application Development.

Nikolaj Majorov

Red Hat

Nikolaj Majorov

Solution Architect, Red Hat

Nikolaj is a solution architect, open source committer and for many years a Red Hat employee. In his daily job, he is helping developers to improve their experience with Red Hat OpenShift in many organizations. He has previously worked at RedHat consulting enabling cloud-native application development by providing modern tooling and capabilities utilizing various Red Hat open source projects to create a streamlined development experience.

Sami Amoura

Sami Amoura

SOKUBE

Sami Amoura

DevSecOps Engineer, SOKUBE

I’m Sami Amoura, I’m passionate about new technologies, open-sources projects and knowledge sharing. I’m particularly enthusiastic about DevSecOps mindset, automation, methodology. For me DevOps is firstly a methodology to help company in their digital transformation. I’m curious and everyday listening of new project, information, or tools in DevSecOps (CNCF) landscape.

Quentin Henneaux

Quentin Henneaux

SOKUBE

Quentin Henneaux

DevOps - Openshift Specialist, SOKUBE

Quentin Henneaux, Dev(Sec)Ops specialist in Openshift since 2017. ""I am a person with a curiosity difficult to satiate and a taste for the "DIY". Self-taught, I am passionate about computer science since an IBM fell into my hands (in 1994). It is this passion that brought me to Sokube and makes me promote the DevOps movement to our various customers.
I am generally the person responsible for defining the architecture when setting up an Openshift platform and the guardian of its proper configuration in order to be certified ""prod-ready"".

Frédéric Legrand

Frédéric Legrand

FEESH

Frédéric Legrand

CTO, FEESH

Frédéric Legrand is a DevOps Transformation Expert Trainer & Technologist (DevOps, Openshift & Kubernetes certified) @Feesh. His extensive knowledge in DevOps is recognised by IT peers and he was one of the first to experiment with containers in Switzerland. His skills, that span both development and operations, enable him to build, develop and set up complete infrastructures from A to Z. Fréderic's ability to train teams on the softwares and infrastructures in place allows for an efficient transfer of skills and makes it possible for his clients to acquire a great deal of autonomy.

Event logistics

Date: September 22, 2022

Time: 08:30 - 18:00 

Location: Forum Genève,
Rue de Lausanne 11-19/1201,
1201 Geneva,
Switzerland

If you have any questions about the event, contact us via dach-marketing@redhat.com

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