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Open Tour Zurich

September 20, 2022Zurich, SwitzerlandNovotel Zurich City-West
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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 Zurich. 

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

Tuesday, September 20

08:00 - 08:30

Coffee & registration

08:30 - 08:45

Intro & welcome

Dominik Wotruba,

Head of Tech Sales Switzerland, Red Hat

08:45-09:15

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 critical 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, Red Hat

Markus Eisele,

Developer Strategist, Red Hat

Dominik Wotruba,

Head of Tech Sales Switzerland, Red Hat

9:15-9:30

Powered by Intel, Run on Red Hat - A brief overview of Intel and open infrastructure modernization

Intel and Red Hat are leaders in open technology. We have a long-standing collaboration and share a common vision to provide an open and highly-tuned infrastructure, with flexible solutions to support the evolution and transformation of your business. Powered by Intel, run on Red Hat: This session provides a short overview of Intel’s contributions to an open eco-system and the Intel partnership with Red Hat. The session focuses on the question why Intel and Red Hat are the best choice for digital IT transformation.

Deep Mahangi,

Account Executive, Intel

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, Red Hat

11:00 - 11:30

OKRs in Software Development and Project Pelorus

Have you ever wondered how to reply to your business executives' question: "Well, what's my return on investment? Where have we gotten better? How do we perform?" 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.

Bernhard Cygan,

Senior Solution Architect, 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, Red Hat

Nikolaj Majorov,

Solution Architect, Red Hat

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 15:00

Building a GitOps pipeline

GitOps is becoming the de facto standard for continuous deployments in Kubernetes environments. The use of GitOps in multi cluster environments leads to new challenges. Based on a real example, we show how the transformation to GitOps is done and what needs to be considered.

Christian Schlatter,

Software Engineer, Puzzle

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 - 16:30

Using Service Mesh for Resiliency and Observability

Knowing the communication patterns of your application and being able to spread to spread it over multiple clusters for high-availability is crucial for making sure that you're able to serve your customers without interruption. We're going to walk you through how to achieve this using Cilium Cluster Mesh for multi-cluster networking and Hubble for observability. After the session you have learned about the potential of multi-cluster networking for keeping your services up and running, as well a…

Lucas Bickel,

DevOps Engineer, Adfinis

Lukas Grossar,

Senior System Engineer, Adfinis

16:30 - 16:45

Closing & Thank You

Dominik Wotruba,

Head of Tech Sales Switzerland, Red Hat

16:45 - 18:00

Beer & snacks

Speakers

dominik wotruba

Dominik Wotruba

Red Hat

Dominik Wotruba

Senior Manager, Solution Architecture, Red Hat

Dominik, Red Hat Chairman’s award winner, joined Red Hat in 2011, where he started as a solution architect and employee number two on the Swiss Sales team. Dominik was part of the team that secured the first Red Hat OpenShift win in EMEA. As head of TechSales, his work centers on expanding the TechSales team in Switzerland.

Juergen hoffman

Jürgen Hoffmann

Red Hat

Jürgen Hoffmann

Senior Manager, Specialist Sales Regional, Red Hat

Jürgen Hoffmann 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.

Marcus 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

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

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

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.

Christian Schlatter

Christian Schlatter

Puzzle

Christian Schlatter

Software Engineer, Puzzle

Enthusiastic software engineer with a passion for Golang and Kubernetes. Long-standing experience with Java and Golang development for App and server backend systems. Strong skills in DevOps techniques such as continuous integration, continuous deployment and cluster management as well.

Lucas Bickel

Lucas Bickel

Adfinis

Lucas Bickel

DevOps Engineer, Adfinis

Lucas is a DevOps Engineer at Adfinis SyGroup by day and an open sourcerer mage by night. DevOps is the name and application delivery is the game in his vocation.

Lukas Grossar

Lukas Grossar

Adfinis

Lukas Grossar

Senior System Engineer, Adfinis

Lukas works as Senior Solution Architect at Adfinis. He fell down the rabbit hole of cloud native technologies when Kubernetes was released and continues to explore the vast landscape. Lukas focus is on cloud native infrastructure and architectures and enabling developers to iterate quick and with confidence by providing them with the right tools and processes.

Deep Mahangi

Deep Mahangi

Intel

Deep Mahangi

Account Executive, Intel

Deep is an Account Executive - Enterprise and Government for Switzerland and Austria. He has over a decade of Intel-experience throughout EMEA. Deep is intrigued by all things infrastructure, especially with the increasing application scalability and portability that multi-cloud environments bring.

Event logistics

Date: September 20, 2022

Time: 08:30 - 18:00 

Location: Novotel Zurich City-West
Schiffbaustrasse 13
8005 Zürich
Switzerland

Novotel Zurich City-West

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

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