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Open Tour Oslo

June 14, 2022Oslo, NorwayRebel - Universitetsgata 2
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Event overview

Red Hat & Intel Open Tour is bringing you the latest and greatest updates on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9, Red Hat Ansible, Red Hat OpenShift and much more. 

There will be plenty of opportunities to meet our own Red Hat experts and partners as well as networking with other Red Hat 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.


Tuesday, June 14

08:30 - 09:00

Registration and coffee

09:00 - 09:30

Welcome and introduction

 (Room A)

Thorleif Sonerud,

Country manager, Red Hat Norway

Keynote: Build on Open. Run on Intel

 (Room A)

Spanning more than 25 years, Intel and Red Hat’s long history of engineering achievements includes advanced software-defined infrastructure and industry-standard platforms that improve data center agility and flexibility. Together, Red Hat and Intel builds agile, cloud-ready network architectures based on high-performance, industry-standard platforms and open, software-defined infrastructure. Join us to hear how Red Hat and Intel provide innovative and more secure enterprise-level solutions that help customers gain a competitive advantage.

Nawras Sawsou,

Strategic Alliances Manager Nordics, Intel Corporation

09:30 - 10:30

Technical session: How to secure your business against cyber criminals  (Room A)

How to secure your business against cyber criminals

See which Red Hat technologies and services add security, stability & continuity to your mission critical production workload both in the cloud and in your datacenter. #RHEL9, #SOE, #Insights, #SCAP, #SelfhealingInfrastructure, #OpenShift, #ACS

Johnny Westerlund ,

Principal Solutions Architect, Red Hat

Business session: SAP best friend in the IT world is the Red Hat Automation offered by Ansible for SAP.  (Room B)

SAP best friend in the IT world is the Red Hat Automation offered by Ansible for SAP.

We believe simplicity is relevant to all sizes of environments, so we design for busy users of all types: developers, sysadmins, release engineers, IT managers, and everyone in between. Ansible is appropriate for managing all environments, from small setups with a handful of instances to enterprise environments with many thousands of instances. Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible’s main goals are simplicity and ease-of-use. With focus on security and reliability.

Kenneth Westerby,

Hybrid Cloud SSP, Red Hat

Partner session with Microsoft: Azure with Managed OpenShift - what is it and what is the rationale?  (Room C)

90 minutes

Azure with Managed OpenShift - what is it and what is the rationale?

Red hat and Microsoft have brought to market Azure Red hat OpenShift, which is a managed service offered by Microsoft and is intended to take some of the hassle of developing cloud native. Join this session to learn more about how Microsoft and Red Hat can help you launch more applications and use less time on keeping the infrastructure together. This session will also cover the Economic side of things, based on the findings in a recent study by Forrester "The Total Economic Impact™ Of Red Hat OpenShift Cloud Services".

Roy de Milde,

Cloud Native Specialist EMEA Blackbelt, Microsoft

Kim Nielsen,

Alliance Manager, Red Hat Nordics and Baltics

10:15 - 10:45

Coffee and exhibition

10:45 - 11:45

Technical session: Gain robust repeatability as self service, by automating your automation  (Room A)

Gain robust repeatability as self service, by automating your automation

Automation is evolving. Learn latest trends of automation in different layers. Automation now in many layers, #ACM, #ACS, #Ansible, #Tekton, #ArgoCD, #Kubernetes, #GitOps

Jens Boivie ,

Solutions Architect, Red Hat

Business session: What is causing the rise of Data Science?  (Room B)

What is causing the rise of Data Science?

In the world of Red Hat Data Science is booming! It is easy to combine powerful compute (GPU), accessible data and business needs in a single platform. Over 60% of Red Hat Openshift customers are already running several different Data Science workloads on Openshift. Learn more about how Red Hat provides a platform to run these workloads for any application, user or research needs.

Kenneth Westerby,

Hybrid Cloud SSP, Red Hat

Kristoffer Nærland-Sohrt,

EMEA Go-To-Market Specialist, Red Hat

11:10 - 11:55

Partner session with AWS: Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA)  (Room C)

45 minutes

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA)

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) is a fully-managed and jointly supported Red Hat OpenShift offering that combines the power of Red Hat OpenShift, the industry's most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform, and the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud. The solution is helping businesses build, deploy and manage Kubernetes applications faster and more easily. With all the installation, management and maintenance handled expertly by Red Hat and AWS.

Ovidiu Valeanu,

Senior Partner Solutions Architect, Red Hat at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

11:30 - 13:15

Lunch & exhibition

Lunch & learn with our partners

12:15 - 12:45

Partner session with Redpill Linpro: Securing your container environment: Replacing Docker containers with root-less Podman. (Room B)

In this talk you will learn about the differences between running containers in docker and in podman, the security benefits of running them without root privileges and how you can work around the limitations.

Erik Kaareng-Sunde,

Erik started programming on his commodore 64 at a age of 10. He has over 20 years experience in IT as Operation manager and as a Senior Consultant. Over the years he has designed, developed and implemented hosting solutions and core infrastructure components for both small and large customers. His main focus right now is security and automation.

12:15 - 12:45

Seeing is believing – Dynatrace & Red Hat in live demonstration (Room A)

In this session we will demonstrate hands-on how the Dynatrace platform is able to automatically instrument and monitor complex applications in the Openshift environment, identifying problems using AI and initiate remediation by integrating to Ansible.

Johan Andersson, Dynatrace Senior Solution Engineer,

Johan is a senior IT-professional, focusing on simplifying cloud complexity with Software Intelligence – observability, automation, AI, and cloud-native application security for the past decades. Johan’s previous background is system architect and managing IT-operations within the finance industry.

12:45 - 13:15

Partner session with ATEA: Red Hat OpenShift increases mobility (Room A)

Red Hat OpenShift - It is important to increase mobility and reduce vendor lockin. Endless possibilities and choices in a container platform makes choises hard. Simplisity combined with enterprise functionality makes Red Hat OpenShift an easy choise.

Asgeir Sveen, ATEA,

Asgeir Sveen started his IT career at IBM and was always focused on the use of new groundbreaking technology. In 2003, he founded Tomato, which introduced VMware solutions in Norway. Now he is focusing on new Container solutions.


Partner session: Nutanix (Room C)

Get the best platform to run cloud native workloads at scale with the market leader in HCI Learn why Red Hat has selected Nutanix as the preferred platform for Red Hat OpenShift and why many companies have chosen Nutanix as a strategic choice for their Hybrid-Multi Cloud journey. Nutanix not only delivers the worlds best HCI platform, but also adds native services such as Files/Objects/Volumes and DBaaS that boosts Time-to-Market and the agility for the developers to be self-serviced.

Torgeir Mortensen

13:15 - 14:15

Technical session: Increase developer productivity on Kubernetes with OpenShift  (Room A)

Increase developer productivity on Kubernetes with OpenShift

Kubernetes has become the standard control plane for containers and containerised applications. But Kubernetes was built for the needs of IT Operations, not developers. In order for code to be deployed, developers need to be able to leverage the benefits of Kubernetes without requiring them to develop a platform skillset. OpenShift simplifies and automates the way you build, ship, and run code. In this session we'll give an overview of OpenShift and the components that make your development process simple, fun and efficient. #Kubernetes #OpenShift #Developer #DevOps #Productivity

Pål Dragseth ,

Sr Specialist Solution Architect

Customer story with KLP/Accenture: Enhancing Customer and Developer Experiences with Red Hat OpenShift  (Room B)

Enhancing Customer and Developer Experiences with Red Hat OpenShift

We will in this presentation share from our modernization and cloud journey at KLP. This covers business challenges, technical developer experiences and experiences from migrating over to Azure Red Hat Openshift (ARO). See also relevant context from this case study:

Tonny Gundersen,

Managing Director, Accenture

Knut-Erik Johnsen,

Senior Manager, Accenture

14:15 - 15:00

Coffee break & Partner Exhibition

14:45 - 15:45

Technical session: Using your existing Java knowledge to create cloud happy applications  (Room A)

Using your existing Java knowledge to create cloud happy applications

In this session you will see how organizations can reuse their existing investment in Java to modernize and create the next generation cloud native applications. Quarkus is a new approach to cloud native Java tackling issues like startup time and memory consumption. It bridges the gap between traditional Java and cloud native capabilities like serverless runtimes. It is just plain ol’ Java but done more efficiently. It also makes developers sparkle with joy. #Java #Quarkus #Cloud-Native #Developer-Joy

Pål Dragseth ,

Sr Specialist Solution Architect

Business session with IBM: IBM FUSION HCI, en nøkkelferdig Self-service Openshift applikasjonsplattform  (Room B)

IBM FUSION HCI, en nøkkelferdig Self-service Openshift applikasjonsplattform

Hvordan ønsker ansatte og kunder og konsumere tjenester i dag? Kort svar er vel så enkelt som mulig! I konsument markedet er de fleste vant til en “app store” der de bestiller det de har behov for, og får dette levert på sekunder. Hvorfor skal man ikke kunne tilby dette også internt i egen organisasjon? Selvbetjening på alt fra infrastruktur, til applikasjon og tjenester, i en plattform der terskelen både for å skape innhold og konsumere dette er lav. En felles plattform for samhandling og samarbeid for dette. For å imøtekomme disse behovene, må man tenke standardisering og automasjon. Mange av de mest kritiske tjenestene i Norge kjører på Red Hat OpenShift. I kombinasjon med IBM Spectrum FUSION gir dette våre kunder en fleksibel, skalerbar, sikker og nøkkelferdig applikasjonsplattform. FUSION tar bort kompleksiteten i den underliggende infrastruktur, og tilbyr en plattform slik at DevSecOps teamene kan konsentrere seg om tjenestene de skal utvikle og levere.

Kenneth Westerby,

SSP Hybrid Cloud, Red Hat

Aron K. Krishna,

Senior Storage Dude, IBM

Business section with Sopra Steria: UDI to OpenShift 4 - hyperscalable immigration and border control  (Room C)

UDI to OpenShift 4 - hyperscalable immigration and border control

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) holds a vital position in the Norwegian society as it is responsible for processing applications from foreign nationals who wish to visit or live in Norway. In this session you will see why UDI has decided to use OpenShift 4 as the cornerstone of their IT infrastructure to cope with ever-changing demands in their organization, and how this new platform leverages the power of the Openshift GitOps operator and Red Hat Advanced Cluster Manager for extreme scalability and rapid provisioning of new clusters in a controlled and sustainable way. #OpenShift, #DevOps, #GitOps, #ACS

Eirik Opheim,

Senior Engineer, Sopra Steria


Beer Tasting and Networking at the Exhibition Area

Event logistics

Date: June, 14 2022

Time: 08:30 - 17:30 

Location: Rebel, 
Universitetsgata 2
0164 Oslo,

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