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Open Tour Stavanger

September 13, 2022Stavanger, NorwayRadisson Blu Atlantic Hotel
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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, Sep 13

08:30 - 09:00

Registration and coffee

 (Main Area - Atlantic Hall)

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome and introduction

 (Main Area - Atlantic Hall)

Thorleif Sonerud,

Country Manager, Red Hat Norway

09:15 - 10:15

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

60 minutes

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

Jens Boive,

Solutions Architect, Red Hat

Oivind Ekeberg,

Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

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

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,

Roy de Milde is responsible for making sure that our customer, when adopting Cloud Native Technology in the Microsoft ecosystem, are successful. Engaging with Microsoft field, partners, and customer for enablement and driving Cloud Native business across EMEA. Gathering relevant feedback from our customers and connect with our product and engineering’s teams. Working closely with Red Hat on a daily basis.Prior to Microsoft, Roy worked at a Microsoft partner in the Netherlands as a Microsoft Azure pre-sales consultant. Making sure that their customers getting the most out of adopting Microsoft Azure technology. Before that, Roy worked for over ten years for different IT companies in the Infrastructure and development space.

Kim Nielsen, Alliance Manager, Red Hat Nordics and Baltics,

Over the past 25+ years Kim has worked in the intersection of technology, customers and partners - first in Silicon Valley and currently focusing on the Nordics and Baltics markets. Today Kim helps to bring the Open Hybrid Cloud to the world by leading the Microsoft Azure partnership in the Nordics & Baltics.

10:15 - 10:45

Coffee and exhibition

 (Atlantic Hall - Main area)

10:45 - 11:45

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

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

Michael Bang,

Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Technical session: Simplify AI/ML with Red Hat  (Valberget)

45 minutes

Simplify AI/ML with Red Hat

AI/ML is the fastest growing and the second largest workload on Red Hat Openshift. In this session we will show and tell how Red Hat Openshift can fast forward your AI/ML activities in multiple ways: In speeding up the platforms availability to your eager staff, in making your need for hardware acceleration much easier and in providing you scalable platform identical to your on prem solution on your favorite cloud (if you want to). Includes: Red Hat ODS Demo

Andreas Bergqvist,

GTMS AI/ML Managed Services, Red Hat

11:45 - 12:45

Lunch & exhibition

 (Atlantic Hall - Main area)

Lunch & learn with our partners

12:00 - 12:30

Partner session with Dynatrace: Seeing is believing – Dynatrace & Red Hat in live demonstration (Kongsgårdstuen)

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,

Senior Solution Engineer, Dynatrace. 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.

12:00 - 12:30

Partner session with Nutanix: Learn how to increase your developer productivity with Nutanix & Red Hat (Valberget)

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 Mortense,


12:45 - 13:45

Technical session: Creating cloud happy applications with Quarkus  (Kongsgårdstuen)

60 minutes

Creating cloud happy applications with Quarkus

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,

Senior Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat

Partner session with Redpill Linpro: Beyond the platform  (Valberget)

60 minutes

Beyond the platform

OK, so now you have a container platform. What else do you need to think about when you transform to cloud native workloads? In this talk, we will address several key aspects around a cloud native solution beyond the platform itself. Topics will include developer experience, DevSecOps, platform engineering, and balancing security and innovation, and how the Openshift ecosystem actually comes with some batteries included.

Bosse Klykken ,

Bosse Klykken is a senior architect at Redpill Linpro, Red Hat Solution Provider in the Nordics. Bosse has worked in IT for 23 years in and for industries like telecom, aviation, energy, finance and government.

13:45 - 14:00

Coffee & exhibition


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

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 ,

Senior Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat

Partner session: IBM FUSION HCI  (Valberget)

60 minutes

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.

Aron K. Krishna,

Senior storage dude, IBM


Beer tasting and partner exhibition

 (Atlantic Hall - Main area)

Event logistics

Date: September 13, 2022

Time: 08:30 - 17:00 (including registration & beer tasting + networking)

Location: Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel,
Olav V Sør gate 3,
4002 Stavanger,

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