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February 9, 2023London, UKCodeNode
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Find out more how Red Hat’s Open Hybrid Approach can help you to reduce the complexity in today’s IT environments and provide a consistent foundation for applications in nearly any environment. 


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Track 1 Automation

Track 1 Automation

Track 2 Business and Disruption

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TRACK 3 Cloud and Cloud Services

Track 3 Cloud and Cloud Services

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What's on

Get all the latest news from Red Hat and our partner ecosystem about open hybrid cloud, creating consistency across IT environments and streamlining processes via containers, workloads and automation.

Join us for breakouts, demos, lightning talks, workshops and much more. 

Live demos will include: 

Automation: Network Automation, Security Automation, Windows Automation, Ansible & ServiceNow, Linux Automation and Edge Automation

Red Hat OpenShift: Openshift Intro (Pipelines, Gitops, Apps), Cluster Management (Policies, Apps, Clusters), Security (Cluster compliance, image validation, CI/CD Integrations), ARO demo

AI/ML: Red Hat Enterprise Linux + Insights, Insights on Red Hat Openshift

Runtimes: Messaging, Quarkas, Debezium, Kafka, Knative/Serverless

Silent Theatre Sessions: These will be hosted by Microsoft, Dynatrace, and AWS, on their respective booths. See agenda for more details.


08:30 - 09:30


09:30 – 09:45


Joanna Hodgson,

UK Country Leader, Red Hat

09:45 – 10:40


Maggie Philbin, OBE ,

Broadcaster and founder of TeenTech

Matthew Roberts,

Director, UK Pre-sales, Red Hat

Dave Hellewell,


10:40 – 11:00

Refreshment break and Partner exhibition

11:00 - 12:00

Breakout sessions

Track 1: Automation  (CMD Room)

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Why enterprise automation matters

What is enterprise automation and why should we care about it? Many organisations have IT automation initiatives but often they are not achieving the benefits expected, either at the technical or business levels. In this talk Aidan looks into what enterprise automation actually is, why organisations are not seeing the expected gains and what are the main building blocks required to achieve "enterprise automation".

Aidan Beeson,

Solution Sales Specialist, Enterprise Automation, Red Hat

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Enterprise automation? Challenge accepted

If you joined the first session on automation then you know why you should automate. Next, we are going to look at how you automate the Enterprise. Ansible Automation Platform provides a framework to enable customers of all sizes to create, share, and manage automation. In this session we will look at the common challenges that customers face when adopting an enterprise automation solution and how Ansible Automation Platform can help to solve these challenges.

Pat Harrison,

Principal Portfolio Solution Architect, Red Hat

Track 2: Business & Disruption  (CTRL Room)

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Zero Trust for Cloud Native Environments

Container security is a big challenge enterprises face when running Kubernetes production deployments. In this presentation, we will cover how security strategies have evolved over the last 30 years, from a defence in depth approach to zero trust security. In this session we will go through the seven pillars of zero trust security and what do they mean in practice for Kubernetes

Maria Simon Marcos,

Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

Track 3: Cloud and Cloud Services  (SHIFT Room)

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Customer spotlight: NatWest. Building an enterprise-wide toolchain

NatWest Group has around 8000 engineers in different teams, and part of different business units. Traditionally, the team have made tooling and process choices that were not consistent across the organisation. While this was appropriate for many individuals, it led to increased costs in terms of technology maintenance, and made it harder for people to move between teams. As part of a wider initiative around automation and transformation. NatWest is building a new toolchain. This takes some of the existing tool such as Ansible, adding new technology and providing a consistent bank-wide development platform. Amongst the tools being trialed and adopted are Red Hat DevSpaces, running on the managed Red Hat OpenShift on AWS, along with a move to GitLab running as a service. This session highlights the major decisions the bank is making, and how they are working with Red Hat, AWS and GitLab to build an effective and efficient bank-wide toolchain.

Baljinder Kang, Rajesh Dasoar and Terry Smith,


11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

When the going gets tough, Fabric gets going

Deutsche Bank are at a crossroads, our flagship platform as a service, Fabric, has been running successfully for six years, however, it is based on OpenShift Container Platform 3.11 and we are facing an uphill struggle to get upgraded onto OpenShift 4. Today, we will take you on our journey to OpenShift 4, the multitude of challenges we are facing, how Red Hat software is helping us get there, and how Deutsche Bank’s partnership with Google Cloud Platform will ensure that we are successful for the long term.

Dipesh Patel and Chris Toulson, Deutsche Bank,

Customer Success Lead and Senior Solutions Architect

Track 4: Discover  (Backspace Room)

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Dynatrace Session: Observability and AIOPs powered by Dynatrace: Using AI and automation to accelerate application workload adoption on OpenShift

Without the right tools, to manage multicloud infrastructures and modern cloud-native applications can become a nightmare. In this session we’ll show you how to simplify monitoring of OpenShift-powered environments using a software intelligence platform designed to deliver full-stack observability, precise answers from data and AI-driven intelligent automation.

Rob Kenneally,


11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Enabling the open hybrid cloud: HPE Greenlake—now with Red Hat!

In June 2022 both companies announced that HPE Greenlake now includes Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud solutions—designed to fast-forward your digital transformation the open source way. With HPE and Red Hat, you receive your cloud, your way, with a unified experience across edge to cloud—enabling you to gain more flexibility and scalability, backed by a pay-as-you-go consumption model. In this session, we will introduce the new offering and more importantly talk about the supported use cases that will enable the digital transformation.

Stephan Schnellinger and Steve Lunn, HPE,

Worldwide Ecosystem Sales Lead, HPE and Solutions Architect, HPE

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch, Partner exhibition, and Silent Theatre sessions (AWS, Microsoft, Dynatrace)

13:00 - 14:30

Track 1 : Automation  (CMD Room)

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Stranger Things - Automation beyond servers

Expanding beyond the talk “How” by Pat Harrison, we’ll be talking about how customers are solving problems beyond the traditional infrastructure use cases with network, security, and event-driven automation using Ansible Automation Platform. We’ll show how the real power of the Ansible Automation Platform enables businesses to bring teams together, allowing your technical specialists to automate and abstract complex tasks enabling automation across the organisation.

Matt York,

Senior Portfolio Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Hyper-Automation: The IT-enabler addressing climate change

Software companies face disruption in the near future if their products do not measure and address their impact on climate change. Automation is an IT enabler that can at first reduce costs and improve efficiencies, and secondly achieve environmental externalities by actively contributing to footprint reduction if applied holistically. The topic of this presentation was conceived as part of an INSEAD course on Strategy in the Age of Digital Disruption with the aim of helping Red Hat's customers reduce their climate footprint via automation.

Nikolaos Goulias,

Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Computacenter - The journey into network automation

Mark Prior,

Solution Leader, Computacenter

Track 2: Business and Disruption  (CTRL Room)

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Driving efficiencies in energy challenged times

Given the current economic environment and rising energy costs, driving overall efficiency across the whole IT estate is becoming increasingly important. We explore some practical ways businesses can reduce their energy consumption and improve both their ESG position and their bottom line.

Simon Brook,

Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Efficient OpenShift operations with Red Hat Insights

In this session we will cover the advantage of running your OpenShift clusters connected to Red Hat infrastructure, how are analytics data used for product development, faster support turnaround and how you as a customer can consume Red Hat knowhow from Red Hat Insights services like Advisor, Vulnerability, Cost Management and Subscription Watch.

The Red Hat Insights Team,

Martin Kilka, Engineering Lead, Red Hat Insights, Radek Vokal, Senior Manager, Red Hat Insights, Senior Principal Product Manager, Red Hat Insights and Ally Kouao, Associate Solution Architect, Red Hat

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Demystifying the Edge

In this session we will explore how established principles from the data centre are being extended to provide simplicity and scale all the way out to the far reaches of the IT domain and start to bring tangible benefits to organisations in a wide range of industries.

Mark Swinson,

Cloud Sales Specialist, Red Hat

Track 3: Cloud and Cloud Services  (SHIFT Room)

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

How Openshift Cloud Services ease and accelerate your Kubernetes journey

Kubernetes as a concept may sound simple, its implementation though its another story. DIY Kubernetes is a dangerous/painful sport that definitely is not tailored for every enterprise as the hassle is not aligned with the point where business value is produced. In this presentation I will speak about Kubernetes to Self Managed Openshift to Fully Managed Openshift, gradually showing the benefits that are gained and how this accelerates the path to the "sweet spot" which is the business value.

Georgios Pagiatakis,

Portfolio Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

GitOps - from development to production

This session will show how Red Hat OpenShift GitOps, based on ArgoCD, can provide a pattern for the deployment of applications from development through to production environments. Using multiple Git repositories, some with multiple branches the presentation will shown how pull requests are used to control and authorise the progression of change along the route to production.

Mark Roberts and Johana Limka,

Principal Portfolio Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat and Associate Solution Architect, Red Hat

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Legacy to Hybrid Cloud data integration

How can hybrid cloud apps securely access existing databases (regardless of location)? How do I get modern cloud native apps to securely react, or capture events occurring in my existing application database estate? How do I keep my new hybrid cloud data stores securely in sync with my on prem data stores? This session will demonstrate the power of Red Hat Applications services running on the OpenShift Platform to securely :- - Access legacy data residing behind a firewall - Generate change events from the legacy data into Kafka - Populate and synchronise a database running on OpenShift with the changes captured

Phil Prosser,

Senior Portfolio Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat

Track 4: Discover  (Backspace Room)

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Microsoft ARO Workshop

Azure Red Hat OpenShift is a fully managed Red Hat OpenShift service in Azure that is jointly engineered and supported by Microsoft and Red Hat. In this lab, you’ll go through a set of tasks that will help you understand some of the concepts of deploying and securing container based applications on top of Azure Red Hat OpenShift. PLEASE BRING LAPTOPS.

Georgios Pagiatakis,

Specialist Solutions Architect, Red Hat

James Read,

EMEA Principal Solutions Architect, Red Hat

Mark Whitby,

Cloud Native and Engineering Lead - Global Black Belt, Microsoft

Ujjwal Barman,

Senior Solutions Architect, Microsoft

14:30 - 15:00

Refreshment break, Partner exhibition, and Silent Theatre sessions (AWS, Microsoft, Dynatrace)

15:00 - 16:00

Track 1: Automation  (CMD Room)

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tactical Edge - Power at the Edge of the network

This session will cover the needs of both defence and wider industry for capabilities at the Edge of the network. Modern requirements mean data needs to be exploited, in the frontline or remote locations, these requirements drive the need to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and analysis to be in the hands of decision makers, not in weeks or months but in minutes in a tent disconnected from the centre. We will discuss the Excalibur concept which support disconnected but fully capable OpenShift, in a transportable package, fully supported by applications built in the headquarters or Industry."

Adrian Keward,

Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

How automation supports your journey to the cloud

Sal Elrahal and Andy Downs,

Principal Architect, Red Hat and Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Track 2: Business and Disruption  (CTRL Room)

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The next generation of application architectures; OpenShift Serverless

OpenShift Serverless finally gives the developer a way to build complex systems from easy to create atomic components, and to do that in a way that is efficient and green. This session will show the suite of tools 'out of the box' that OpenShift gives for enabling developers to build complex, multi-component, multi-service Applications quickly, cleanly and efficiently.

Mark Roberts,

Principal Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat

3:30 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

Migrating to OpenShift Cloud Services with Red Hat

Running OpenShift natively on your cloud provider, using Red Hat SRE managed services is a compelling proposition. Your organisation can focus on the business of providing applications that deliver business value, rather than running the platform. In this session we will discuss how your Red Hat Account and Services team can support adoption and integration of Red Hat OpenShift cloud services and help successfully plan and execute the migration.

Waaqas Kausar,

Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

Track 3: Cloud & Cloud Services  (SHIFT Room)

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Impactful trends in the FSI market

Monica Sasso ,

Financial Services Chief Technologist, EMEA, Red Hat

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost management for Red Hat OpenShift

Managing cloud costs can be challenging, especially when cloud usage is spread across platforms and business units. In this session we’ll discuss: * Why cost management is important * An introduction to classic use cases for cost management and its high-level features * How we view cost management's future and what's coming down the link to realise it.

Nick Maynard and Christina Kyriakidou,

Principal Solution Architect , Red Hat and Senior Architect, Red Hat

Track 4: Discover  (Backspace Room)

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

AWS Session: Leverage new generation compute capabilities for your Modern Applications on AWS

Red Hat and AWS together provide a familiar, flexible, and enterprise-class computing environment based on deep integrations and mutual customer support. Customers can migrate traditional applications, but new services and technologies are making developing on RedHat and running in the cloud easier than ever - this brief talk will explain how.

Jon Hammant

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Enabling the open hybrid cloud: HPE Greenlake—now with Red Hat!

In June 2022 both companies announced that HPE Greenlake now includes Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud solutions—designed to fast-forward your digital transformation the open source way. With HPE and Red Hat, you receive your cloud, your way, with a unified experience across edge to cloud—enabling you to gain more flexibility and scalability, backed by a pay-as-you-go consumption model. In this session, we will introduce the new offering and more importantly talk about the supported use cases that will enable the digital transformation.

Stephan Schnellinger and Steve Lunn,

Worldwide Ecosystem Sales Lead, HPE and Solutions Architect, HPE

16:00 - 17:30

Networking drinks

Event logistics

Date: February, 9th, 2023

Time: 08:30 - 17:30 (includes networking drinks)

Location: CodeNode,
10 South Place, London, EC2M 7EB,
United Kingdom

Nearest Tube Stations:

Moorgate Station (0.2mile, 3 min walk)

Liverpool St Station (0.2 mile, 4 min walk)


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