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Red Hat at SAPinsider 2022

July 19, 2022 - July 22, 2022 Las Vegas, NevadaBellagio Hotel & Casino
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Red Hat at SAPinsider 2022

Open source solutions for modern SAP workloads

Red Hat is proud to be a sponsor of SAPinsider in Las Vegas. Visit us at booth #415 to speak with our experts. We look forward to connecting!

Learn how to simplify your environment complexity by modernizing your application platform, and extend your SAP capabilities as you look to future innovation.



How to Create the Digital Foundation that Drives Innovation

Wednesday, July 20 at 9:00am-10:00am

Abstract: Modernizing core business applications and creating a "clean core" are among the priorities that SAP customers are focusing on. Today’s business landscape demands agility and flexibility that heavily customized and poorly integrated systems cannot support. But often this objective is far easier to talk about than to complete. In this keynote discussion, (thought leaders and customers) will discuss how they are tackling these challenges through strategy, technology adoption and process discipline. You will:

  • Understand how and where automation and standardization are applied correctly to simplify your landscape while enabling you to quickly innovate and roll out new deployments. 
  • Learn how to build a foundation for true innovation that meets current and future requirements when it comes to availability, performance, and scalability. 
  • Discover why integration between SAP and non-SAP applications has become a fundamental pillar to application modernization and how companies are simplifying their approach.

Location:  Tower Ballroom 

Speaker:  Rob McMahon, Global Senior Director, Software Partners, Red Hat



Title: Red Hat solutions for S/4HANA automation and integrations

Tuesday, July 19 at 10:30am-11:10am

Abstract: SAP and non SAP worlds are colliding.  The move to SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA have two different streams; the shift to the digital core ‘and’ the modernization and integration of applications, which can start and run in parallel. So what does this mean for your SAP-powered enterprise?

The Red Hat portfolio allows customers to run SAP with confidence from migration onward. In this session, we’ll share how you can securely create a trusted, scalable, and flexible infrastructure that builds for a future of innovation. 

You’ll leave this session, which is packed with real life customer examples, knowing how these use cases can be solved with Red Hat. Join us and we’ll outline the art of the possible for you.

Location:  Bellagio 4

Speaker: JP Silvestre, NA SAP Ecosystem Lead and Matt Roon, smartShift, Alliance Director

Title: Moving SAP S/4HANA to the Public Cloud with Red Hat and Azure

Tuesday, July 19 at 11:30am-12:20pm 

Abstract: No matter where you are in your IT modernization journey, an automation strategy at scale will improve existing processes so you can save time, accelerate innovation, improve employee satisfaction, and reduce costs throughout your organization. For SAP customers this is even more relevant as they move to SAP S/4HANA while also moving to Public Cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure which means that automation is essential to realise the benefits of both platforms. Red Hat and Microsoft will showcase the joint SAP on Azure automation proposition that completely automates SAP deployment and operations on Azure using Red Hat’s market leading Ansible Automation Platform.

Location:  Bellagio 4

Speakers: Prakash Pattaiyan, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft (TBC)

Ricardo Garcia Cavero, Principal Portfolio Architect, Red Hat   

Title: Application modernization with Red Hat's Kubernetes platform and Application Services portfolio

Wednesday, July 20 at 12:10pm - 12:50pm

Abstract: The Red Hat Application Services portfolio of cloud services and middleware products gives developers, architects, and IT leaders the ability to create, integrate, and automate applications. In conjunction with Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, they create the most powerful application platform around.


A platform that will enable your organization to build modern applications and integrate those with your SAP Digital Core while adopting DevOps engineering practices with embedded application lifecycle management.

A platform that will enable your organization on GitOps practices to increase productivity, enhance developer experience, gain consistency and standardization or improve reliability at the same time.

A platform that will enable your organization to adopt event-driven development and experiment with new technologies and deployment models to innovate faster with Red Hat OpenShift Serverless.

During this session, we will show you how your organization could take advantage of these technologies. Join us and together we will help you to build your next-generation application platform!

Location:  Bellagio 4

Speaker: Marcos Entenza, Principal Product Manager, Red Hat

Title: Power your move to SAP S/4HANA and the intelligent enterprise with IT automation

Date: Wednesday, July 20 at 3:00pm-3:50pm

Abstract: Automation is the cornerstone of SAP modernization. With the imminent SAP S/4HANA 2027 migration deadline, organizations need to be planning now for how to manage the complexity of an SAP S/4HANA implementation while addressing the organizational mindset shift that also needs to occur in order to deliver on the promise of digital transformation.


Join our experts for this timely discussion about how to prepare for your SAP migration with automation. We’ll share how automation can help you extend the benefits of SAP to create a foundation for further innovation, break down team silos, and help your organization gain a competitive edge. 

Location:  Renoir 2

Speaker: Ricardo Garcia Cavero, Principal Portfolio Architect


Title: Follow the Keep-the-core-clean principles for modern, agile Side-by-Side Extensibility of SAP workloads

Tuesday, July 19, 2022,  1:30-1:50 PM

Abstract: Join this session to learn about an international car manufacturer's success implementing a new microservice infrastructure based on Red Hat’s OpenShift and smartShift Intelligent Automation to gain a clean SAP core and support the agile innovation process: Design, development, test, and continuous deployment.  We will discuss methods to reduce manual errors, integrate additional processes, decouple processes, and enable true technical and business agility for your customers. 

Location:  Theater 2

Speaker: Christopher Hanshew, VP of Products, smartShift

Title: Rise on SAP with IBM Cloud and Red Hat

Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 5:30-5:50 PM

Abstract: IBM is uniquely qualified to help your enterprise move to SAP RISE. They are the only cloud provider to both host and manage your migration with an SAP consultancy over 38,000 strong. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP, they also have the original enterprise Linux operating system used for SAP workloads. In this presentation, discover the value IBM and Red Hat on IBM Cloud can provide as you move to SAP RISE.

Location:  Theater 4
Speakers: Ted Jones, SAP Architect and Bradley Knapp, Product Leader, IBM Cloud for SAP

Title: Connect your SAP and non-SAP applications easily

Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 1:30-1:50 PM

Abstract: The Digital Enterprise needs a high level of integration because of the heterogeneity of the solutions that live in the IT landscape. SAP workloads need to be able to communicate seamlessly with new SAP applications but also with legacy components and many other non SAP products in order to constitute a robust and well performing ecosystem. Red Hat Integration allows for this to happen using APIs that can be easily managed, providing message queuing solutions, serverless integration, change data capture for event driven scenarios and many other features.

Location:  Theater 4
Speakers: Ricardo Garcia, Principal Portfolio Architect, Red Hat and Camry Fedei, Senior Portfolio Architect, Red Hat

Title: Increase Uptime of SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA in the Hybrid Cloud

Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 2:00-2:20 PM

Abstract: SAP customers depend on their critical business systems for their current operations and future growth. A single unplanned outage can have a significant financial impact but also risks the trust and confidence of impacted constituents. As an SAP Global Technical partner for over 20 years, Red Hat's expertise in reducing service interruptions through predictive server security and performance analytics, automation solutions developed specifically with SAP customers in mind, and rock solid infrastructure management that is the foundation of the the modern Hybrid Cloud.

Join Jim and Vas for a discussion about how Red Hat can help you and your customers get running and stay running SAP with less interruption.

Location:  Theater 2
Speaker: Vas Mitra, SAP Solutions Architect, Red Hat and James O’Donnell, Solutions Architect, SAP Alliance, Red Hat

Red Hat Nightcap

Hello Red Hat Partners!

Join us for sweets, drinks, and swag! You can also take advantage of speaking one-on-one with our experts about Red Hat solutions for SAP.

Where: Lily Bar & Lounge located in the center of the Bellagio Resort & Casino

When: Wednesday, July 20th | 9pm-11pm

Details: Please bring your conference badge with you to the event!


Join Red Hat in booth #415 to get your photo printed on a delicious, customized cookie! 

Available Tuesday, July 19th from 12:30pm-6:00pm and Wednesday, July 20th from 12:30pm-6:00pm 


Interested in meeting with a Red Hat professional to discuss Red Hat solutions for SAP? 

Please fill out the form to request a meeting! 

Red Hat & SAP

Run, simplify, and extend your SAP capabilities

Red Hat helps SAP enterprises standardize on a single, open platform and build on a foundation that sets them up for a future of innovation with a rich portfolio of flexible solutions. From standards-based solutions for automation, management, and integration, to app containerization and open hybrid cloud, Red Hat’s SAP portfolio supports any on- premise or cloud environment with freedom from vendor lock-in. Not just an operating system, Red Hat solutions are driving intelligent enterprises through optimized stability, scalability, and security for SAP deployments. Red Hat is a market leader in Linux, multicloud container development, and infrastructure automation, with a rich history in the open source community. With more than two decades of strategic collaboration with SAP, the support of IBM, and joint solutions from our global partner ecosystem, Red Hat offers an end-to-end portfolio of open source solutions for organizations looking to build an intelligent enterprise throughout their cloud journey. Red Hat for SAP. Open. For business.

Mini Theater Agenda

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Simplifying the Path to SAP Intelligent Enterprise with Dell Technologies and Red Hat

Divyesh Vaidya, Director, Global Technology Alliances, Dell Technologies

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Increase Uptime of SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA in the Hybrid Cloud

James O’Donnell, Solutions Architect, SAP Alliance, Red Hat

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Legacy SAP Decommissioning with

Milan Dantanarayana, Global Sales Director,

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

S/4HANA journey and Sustainability with IBM Power

Paul McCann, SAP Server Sales Leader, IBM Americas

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Edge to Cloud Solutions for SAP Applications

Taggart Robertson, Director, Global SAP Alliance, Lenovo

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Accelerate SAP S4/HANA transformation with IBM Cloud

Bradley Knapp, Offering Leader, IBM Cloud for SAP, IBM

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

SAP AI with Intel and Red Hat - Edge to Cloud

Karol Brejna, Cloud Solutions Architect, Intel

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

10:30 am - 11:00 am

SAP Digital Operations powered by Ansible

Gerry Leitao, Global Hybrid Cloud Automation Offering Leader, IBM Consulting

11:00 am- 11:30 am

Learn how Fortinet and Red Hat partner to secure SAP migrations

Dan Schrader, Account Manager, Fortinet

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Rise on SAP with IBM Cloud and Red Hat

Ted Jones, SAP Architect, Red Hat

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

PMEM Tiered Data Storage with RHEL for SAP Solutions

Karol Brejna, Cloud Solutions Archtect, Intel

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Edge to Cloud Solutions for SAP Applications

Taggart Robertson, Director, Global SAP Alliance, Lenovo

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Deploy SAP on OpenShift Faster

Michael Ryan, Distinguished Engineer, SAP, IBM Consulting

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Operations automation for SAP: A real world end to end demo that creates time to build

Brenton O'Callaghan, Chief Customer Officer, Avantra

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Day 1 and 2 Automation for SAP HANA Landscapes Using Ansible

Jan Beyen, Solutions Architect, NetApp

Thursday, July 21, 2022

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise on SAP with IBM Cloud and Red Hat

Ted Jones, SAP Architect, Red Hat

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Legacy Data Transformation with

Milan Dantanarayana, Global Sales Director,

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