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Application modernization imperative series

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In a series of webinars over the coming months, Red Hat will showcase a variety of modernization opportunities from a technical and sociotechnical perspective. There are various cultural considerations that factor into digital transformation as well, and these are always evolving. (See Red Hat's Digital Transformation page for more detail on that topic.) The Application modernization imperative webinar series will focus specifically on how application architecture, development technologies, and deployment processes contribute to organizational change. 

Our first webinar, Application modernization: Steps to take today, will examine the need for a cloud-native development strategy, reasons for moving to the cloud, and lessons learned from our customers. Containerization to cloud-native will cover how to launch modernization journeys through container platform onboarding and extend those gains through cloud-native practices and technologies. Cloud-native integration will examine integration from a cloud-native perspective, through the lens of financial services customers. DevOps for machine learning will address how to build intelligent applications by tying machine learning workloads into the same delivery pipelines that accelerate applications on container platforms. We’ll conclude with a webinar about a specific modernization project type—Intelligent customer engagement, a cloud native approach for real-time, customer-centric decisioning and automation. Improvements in digital customer engagement connect app modernization investments to business value and business performance.  


1 - Application modernization - Steps to take today

In today’s digital-focused world, modernizing applications and advancing your cloud-native development strategy is key to distinguishing your business by delivering new services and applications. Although developing a cloud-native strategy is challenging, it is also essential to maintaining a competitive edge.

In this webinar, we’ll cover:

  • Why you should modernize.
  • What application modernization means today.
  • Lessons learned from our customers.
  • Pitfalls to avoid.
  • Actionable next steps.

Live-event date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 2 p.m. ET


2 - Beyond containerization: evolving applications to cloud-native

It’s not realistic or encouraged for any organization to go from zero to 100% of cloud-native maturity in a single push. Cloud-native is more of a journey where teams need to learn and improve from small experiments continuously until that rhythm becomes reliable. However, most organizations have a larger portfolio of applications that can improve significantly through incremental changes and modern tooling of a container platform.

In this webinar, we’ll cover:

  • Incremental steps and benefits of containerizing applications for Kubernetes.
  • Identifying when to re-architect applications to be cloud-native (and when not to).
  • How to promote cloud-native behaviors within cross-functional teams.
  • Measuring success for maturing cloud-native capabilities within your organization.

Live-event date: Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 2 p.m. ET


3 - Putting integration at the center of cloud-native architecture 

Many organizations have taken to the cloud to provide efficient, scalable, and reliable platforms for ever-evolving business needs. However, without a cloud-native architecture, the cloud is just another place to deploy software riddled with the traditional enterprise software problems we've always had. Cloud-native integration on Red Hat® OpenShift® addresses your hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, and multi-tenant needs for modern software applications. 

This webinar will cover:

  • What application modernization looks like as you’re headed to the cloud.
  • Architectural viewpoint and cloud-native customer stories.
  • Retrofitting existing systems.
  • Customer use cases.

Live-event date: Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 2 p.m. ET


4 - Integrating machine learning workloads into software delivery flow 

This webinar will cover how to build intelligent applications by tying machine learning workloads into the same delivery pipelines that accelerate applications on container platforms.

Live-event date: Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 2 p.m. ET


5 - Modernization through intelligent customer engagement

The Red Hat Services solution: Intelligent Customer Engagement, makes interactions with customers over various devices smart and value-enhancing based on real-time opportunity identification, situational awareness, and deep customer understanding. IT departments need to make technological and architectural choices that achieve this impact. This webinar explores the cloud-native and architectural elements necessary to deliver an exceptional customer experience with real-time offers, recommendations, and options.

Live-event date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 2 p.m. ET


On-demand event: All webinars available for one year after live-event date.

Trevor Quinn

Application Practice Director, Red Hat

Trevor is Application Practice Director for Red Hat Consulting solutions and technology. Trevor’s team is responsible for defining and delivering repeatable solutions for application layer tools built around container platforms. Trevor has spent more than 15 years in IT as an analyst, software engineer, architect, and professional services manager. He has written and spoken about the intersection of DevOps and containers in articles and conference presentations.

Markus Nagel

Senior Architect, Red Hat

Markus is a Senior Architect with more than 20 years of experience in consulting, specializing in application architecture, application modernization, and Kubernetes. Before joining Red Hat 3.5 years ago, Markus worked at IBM for 17 years and was an elected member of the IBM Technical Experts Council, an IBM Academy of Technology affiliate.

Noel O’Connor

EMEA Services Senior Principal Architect, Red Hat

Noel is Senior Principal Architect in the EMEA Solutions Practice focusing on cloud-native application and integration architectures. He has worked with many large enterprise customers both in EMEA and APAC. When not working with customers, he’s the product manager of the Red Hat Pathfinder application assessment tool used to assist with onboarding applications onto Red Hat OpenShift. He co-authored the book, DevOps with OpenShift and is currently working on a follow-up titled, DevOps Culture and Practices with OpenShift.

Marshall Powell

Application Development Practice Manager, Red Hat

Marshall is a technical leader with more than 20 of years of experience designing, implementing, and managing enterprise technical solutions and strategies across a wide range of commercial industries. Twelve of these years have been with Red Hat Consulting, where he excels as a consultant, architect, program manager, and technical practice manager. He is particularly passionate about enterprise architecture, cloud-native application development strategies, and creating connections between business and technical stakeholders. Currently, Marshall manages Red Hat Cloud Native Runtimes Practice for North America consulting services.

Alexander Rydekull

Senior Architect, Red Hat

Alexander is the Containerization Solution Lead for Red Hat Consulting in EMEA. He is an open source advocate with an extensive background in infrastructure. With Red Hat, Alexander works to use experience gathered from customer projects to enhance product offerings.

Dennis Mak

Senior Consultant, Enterprise Integration, Red Hat

Dennis is a Senior Consultant in the Integration Practice. He is experienced in Red Hat messaging integration products and has implemented numerous AMQ, FUSE, and 3Scale engagements. His recent projects include implementing FUSE apps using Quarkus and Knative, modernizing legacy integration apps on SpringBoot in Red Hat OpenShift and implementing AMQ clustering across datacenters.

Paul Brown

Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Paul is a Senior Solution Architect within the Red Hat EMEA Cloud-Native Solutions Practice focused on driving business automation and optimisation solution engagements. With a career spanning more than two decades, Paul has a wealth of consulting and technical delivery experience assisting clients on a wide range of complex integration and business automation projects.

Mike Costello

Senior Architect, Red Hat

Mike is a Senior Architect in Red Hat’s integration practice, and has spent the last 2 decades working in enterprise integration. He has expertise with Java, service-oriented architecture, microservices, and cloud-native distributed integration platforms. Mike currently works for Red Hat as an architect in an emerging technology practice (enterprise integration) for Red Hat Consulting.