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Webinar 1

From observability to action with Event-Driven Ansible and IBM Instana

Associating events with specific desired actions creates the perfect combination of observability and automation to help IT teams hit the ground running—for example to resolve an outage or issue. Using this joint solution, IT teams can see what actions have been used in the past to work around or fix newer, similar issues. This can save time in determining the next steps, and they can even run actions directly on the agent that triggered the event. This also sets the stage for using artificial intelligence (AI) to recommend the next action to take to resolve issues automatically. In this session, we will demonstrate how the new action framework within IBM Instana can be used with Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform to help diagnose and fix problems in less time. 

In this webinar, we’ll cover: 

  • How IBM Instana can be used with Ansible Automation Platform to help diagnose and fix problems efficiently.
  • What actions have been used in the past to work around or fix similar issues.
  • Ways to determine next steps and run actions directly on the agent that triggered the event.

Live Event Date: Monday, December 18, 2023 | 11 AM ET

Speakers: Nelson Hsu and Mike Mallo

Webinar 2

From observability to action with Event-Driven Ansible and CrowdStrike

Security automation should not just be about gluing together conventional products. In order to protect their organizations from sophisticated adversaries who are moving faster every day, operations and security teams must work together to embrace the role of automation in the incident response workflow. By integrating with Event-Driven Ansible®, now included in Red Hat® Ansible Automation Platform, CrowdStrike’s telemetry allows organizations to develop proactive, streamlined workflows for mitigating threats and minimizing potential damages. This collaboration bolsters the security posture using automated responses. Join this webinar session as we will demonstrate how to integrate Event-Driven Ansible with CrowdStrike Falcon cybersecurity platform.  

In this webinar we’ll cover:

  • Ways to consume detections as they occur from the Falcon event streaming application programming interface (API).
  • How to enrich findings and notify analysts using purpose-built modules.
  • How remote networking can be used to contain a compromised host to mitigate damage. 

Live Event Date: Thursday, December 22, 2023 | 10 AM ET

Speakers: Evan Stoner, Carlos Matos, and Colin McNaughton

Webinar 3

From observability to action with Event-Driven Ansible and BigPanda

It has been suggested by BigPanda that automating incident response is a formidable hurdle for IT Operations. Resource limitations, lack of an understanding of the root cause of the issue, and not having a flexible automation solution are among the inhibitors. Thanks to a new native integration between Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform and BigPanda, along with Red Hat Certified Content Collections in the Ansible automation hub, IT operations (ITOps) teams have the tools they need to streamline their automation journey. This security-focused and user-friendly framework accelerates and automates incident response activities, improving mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR). 

In this webinar, we’ll cover:

  • How ITOps can use BigPanda and Event-Driven Ansible to create a full response to:
    • BigPanda analytics and insights to identify prime automation opportunities.
  • Ways to resolve alerts and incidents, update incident tags, and add comments to remediated incidents using BigPanda and Ansible Automation Platform with Event-Driven Ansible.
  • Big Panda’s unified analytics to showcase the effectiveness of automation initiatives so you can further expand automated responses.

Live Event Date: Friday, December 22, 2023 | 10 AM ET

Speakers: Blair Sibile and Joseph Pisciotta

Webinar 4

From observability to action with Event-Driven Ansible and Palo Alto

Palo Alto Networks is a next-generation security company leading a new era in cybersecurity by safeguarding applications and preventing cyber breaches. The combination of Palo Alto Networks’ Ansible modules and Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform helps address the most common applications for the automation and orchestration of the Palo Alto Networks VM-Series for both public, private, and hybrid cloud deployments.

The Event-Driven Ansible plugin for PAN-OS elevates security operations for Palo Alto Networks products. The plugin supports real-time error log streaming and automated response, providing opportunities for self-healing network security. Event-Driven Ansible can help revolutionize administration of Palo Alto Networks solutions with an Event-Driven Ansible integration. During this webinar we will provide a step-by-step walkthrough of setting up Event-Driven Ansible to monitor and respond to Transport Layer Security (TLS) decryption issues in a PAN-OS environment. We will indicate a real-time scenario where the Event-Driven Ansible plugin detects a TLS decryption challenge and automatically initiates a remediation process. Finally, we will conclude with a review of the actions taken by Ansible, showcasing how automated responses can maintain optimal security posture without manual intervention.

In this webinar, you’ll discover: 

  • An introduction to Event-Driven Ansible plugin for PAN-OS firewalls.
  • The importance of deploying TLS decryption to users.
  • A live demonstration of Event-Driven Ansible auto-remediating TLS decryption challenges.

Event Date: Thursday, December 28, 2023 | 10 a.m. EST

Speakers: Emily Bock and Calvin Remsburg

Webinar 5

3 use cases for getting started with Event-Driven Ansible

If you are like most IT teams, there simply is not enough time in a workday to get everything done. This leaves you and your team working extended hours just to keep pace. What if you could automate some of the repetitive and routine, yet still necessary tasks? You can with Event-Driven Ansible®.

Start small-think big, is the approach we recommend for adopting Event-Driven Ansible. This means beginning with some simple, low-risk tasks and expanding the use and sophistication of event-driven automation from there. By automating simple tasks, you will begin to reclaim some free time so you can focus on the priorities that are important. Join this webinar to learn about several simple use cases that are straightforward and low-impact ways to understand the time-savings benefits of Event-Driven Ansible. We’ll also show you a demonstration so you can see this solution in action.

Event Date: On-demand

Speakers: Colin McNaughton and Nuno Martins

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Nelson Hsu

Red Hat

Nelson Hsu

Product Marketing Director, Red Hat

Nelson Hsu is a Product Marketing Director for the Ansible Business Unit responsible for partner marketing and development. Prior to Red Hat, he led Dell EMC solution product marketing for data protection and was Director of Product Strategy and Strategic Development for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure where he focused on edge computing, cloud-native services and open source strategies. Nelson previously held executive product and business development roles with Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) start-ups and service providers running on multiple public clouds.

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Mike Mallo


Mike Mallo

Instana Technical Head of Product, IBM

Mike Mallo has twenty-five years of experience building awesome software products that customers love.  Mike is a believer in modern product creation techniques and is serving as the technical head of product for Instana, a recent IBM acquisition.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University and a master’s degree in business administration from Concordia University Texas.

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Evan Stoner


Evan Stoner

Senior Solution Architect, CrowdStrike

Evan Stoner is a Senior Solution Architect at CrowdStrike focused on integrating its leading security platform with Red Hat enterprise open source solutions. Evan has previously held roles as a solution architect for aerospace and defense at Red Hat, platform engineering lead at a defense contractor, and cybersecurity researcher in academia. He has worked at the intersection of security and open source his entire career.

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Carlos Matos


Carlos Matos

Staff Cloud Solution Architect, CrowdStrike

Carlos Matos is a Staff Cloud Solution Architect at CrowdStrike, where his expertise in cloud security, integration, and automation plays a pivotal role in fortifying partnerships with leading cloud providers. Before joining CrowdStrike, Carlos held roles including serving as a Specialist Solution Architect for Red Hat, undertaking platform engineering roles for defense contractors, and serving in the U.S. Army. This diverse experience underpins his innovative approach to integrating security practices with automation and cloud operations. 

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Colin McNaughton

Red Hat

Colin McNaughton

Principal Technical Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Colin McNaughton is a Principal Technical Marketing Manager for Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform marketing team. Colin has been with Red Hat for 7 years and, prior to this position, served as a solution architect in the Southeast helping organizations grow their automation strategy.

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Blair Sibile


Blair Sibile

Field CTO, BigPanda

Blair Sibille has more than 20 years of IT experience along with more than 10 years background in managing pre-and post-sales support while leading artificial intelligence operations ( AIOps), observability, event-driven IT process automation, robotic process automation, Large Language Model Initiatives and cognitive automation solutioning initiatives in diverse hybrid architectures. Today Blair builds and empowers clients through BigPanda’s AIOps capabilities as Field CTO. His focus is to advance IT insights through automation and flawless integrations with IT service management software ( ITSM), configuration management database (CMDB) topology, and event management systems. He also works closely with analyst relations, product marketing, and product departments to shape our message and evaluate new technologies to redefine what AIOps is capable of achieving by using BigPanda.

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Joseph Pisciotta

Red Hat

Joseph Pisciotta

Product Manager, Red Hat

Joe Pisciotta is the Product Manager for event-driven automation solutions from Red Hat. He has a comprehensive background in architecting and delivering IT solutions for his customers. Joe previously worked in Red Hat® consulting services where he worked with clients (primarily large financial customers) to build advanced automation and container platform solutions, including event-driven approaches to IT automation.

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Emily Bock

Red Hat

Emily Bock

Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

Emily Bock is an Ansible Senior Product Manager focused on working with independent software vendors to create and certify Ansible Content Collections. She also manages analytics and insights for Ansible. Prior to this role, Emily has worked in technical program management at Red Hat, helping to create release schedules and bring teams together to meet release goals for products such as Identity Management, Red Hat Update Infrastructure, and the Red Hat Insights client. Prior to Red Hat, Emily was a product manager with a small start-up digital marketing company where she focused on designing automation for advertising campaigns on behalf of local businesses interested in adopting new and emerging media platforms at scale. 

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Calvin Remsburg

Palo Alto Networks

Calvin Remsburg

Consulting Engineer - Automation, Palo Alto Networks

Calvin Remsburg is an accomplished expert in network, security, and server administration, with a particular focus on automation and its transformative effect on IT infrastructure. Since 2015, he has been at the forefront of Ansible’s advancement, demonstrating its power in simplifying complex network and security tasks. His journey in IT has seen a significant transition within the last decade, moving from traditional networking roles into comprehensive automation roles, with a special emphasis on supporting Ansible as a cornerstone tool. Calvin's expertise is not just in the technical aspects but also in his ability to translate complex concepts into accessible, actionable insights, making him a sought-after voice in the realm of IT automation.