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Red Hat Summit: Connect Brussels

October 19, 2023Brussels, BelgiumHi! Site
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We are thrilled to invite you to join us for an inspiring event that brings together the industry leaders, technology enthusiasts, and the vibrant open source community.

Red Hat Summit Connect will showcase the latest advancements in technologies, offer deep insights into industry trends, and provide a platform for exchanging ideas and best practices. Our agenda will cover a wide range of keynotes, customer testimonials and topics including Open Hybrid Cloud, AI, managed cloud services, containerization and Cloud-Native all in one single day!

We'll welcome you at a market hall where you can engage directly with our ecosystem partners.

Mark your calendar for October 19th and get ready to immerse yourself in the world of open source innovation.

Stay tuned for further detailed agenda information.

We can't wait to welcome you!
Your Red Hat team


8:30 - 9:30

Registration & welcome coffee

9:30 - 10:20

Official opening Red Hat Summit: Connect 2023

Stef Schampaert,

Country Manager Belux Red Hat

Dinko Eror,

VP Sales EMEA Red Hat

Stefan Englet,

Red Hat Account Manager EMEA Intel

10:20 - 11:00

Keynote Red Hat Summit: Connect 2023

Chris Morgan ,

Senior Director, Customer & Field Engagement Red Hat

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:10

Track 1

11:30 - 12:00

The Business Value of Automation

Steven Gaines,

Business Development Manager Red Hat

12:05 - 12:35

Driving Developer Experience using Red Hat Developer Hub

Developer Hub

Alex Groom ,

Specialist Solution Architect

12:40 - 13:10

Shorten your path to market success with this one question

Chris Baynham Hughes,

Head of Open Innovation Labs Red Hat

Track 2

11:30 - 12:00

Dynatrace: Leveraging AI and Automation to provide complete visibility into OpenShift

with Dynatrace Field CTO Jon Griffiths

Jon Griffiths,

Dynatrace Field CTO

Yves Biver,

Integration Tribe & Chapter Area Lead, Proximus

12:05 - 12:35

HPE: Complete your hybrid cloud strategy with the HPE GreenLake Edge-to-Cloud Platform

Yannick Faes, Solution Sales Specialist

12:40 - 13:10


Kangaroot: Meeting Urgency with Expertise: Optimizing 3d party Vendor Containers for OpenShift

13:10 - 14:10


14:10 - 15:50

Track 1

14:10 - 14:40

Supercharging your automation with Event Driven Automation (EDA)

Craig Brandt,

Principle Technical Marketing Manager

14:45 - 15:15

Improve your plants efficiency leveraging IT technologies Morten Rohlfes, Director for Edge and Manufacturing

15:20 - 15:50

Building your Hybrid Private Cloud, the Open way

Beam my application up, Scotty! Rethinking Business Continuity the Kubernetes way (demo)

Rom Adams,

Sales Specialist Public Sector, Red Hat

Track 2

14:10 - 14:40

Piros: The real value of Enterprise Open Source at Keytrade Bank (Panel Discussion)

14:45 - 15:15

AE: Streamlining infrastructure services for frictionless DevOps

15:20 - 15:50

ASP: How ServiceNow Can Enhance the Value Proposition of Ansible Automation (Hands-On Demo)

Arnaud Ghysens,

DevOps engineer

15:50 - 16:20

Coffee break

16:20 - 18:00

Track 1

16:20 - 16:50

Clean Architecture principles on the infra side

Maarten Vandeperre ,

Solution Architect, Red Hat

16:55 - 17:25

Nutanix: Built-in infrastructure platform for virtualized and cloud-native applications

Nimal Kenneth,

Technical Marketing Engineer

17:30 - 18:00

Splunk: Enhancing Security - Harnessing Splunk on RHEL and Openshift, and Ansible for Efficient Orchestration and Remediation

Sven Vande Cappelle,

Presales Consultant

Track 2

16:20 - 16:50

ITS4U: How to leverage ACM and ArgoCD to implement a proper governance of your hybrid multi-cluster deployments

16:55 - 17:25

Devoteam: A journey from OKE to OPP: How to optimize your investment in OpenShift

Killian Kaeses,

Opensource Practice Manager

17:30 - 18:00

EDB: Unlocking Data Agility - Harnessing the Power of Containerized Databases for Modern Applications

Track 3

17:30 - 18:00

Dell: Joint innovation that helps you do more, faster

Adriaan Van Geyt,

Sales Manager – Data Center Sales, Dell

18:00 - 19:00

Networking drinks, food & closing party (DJ)


Alex Groom

Alex Groom

Red Hat

Alex Groom

Principal Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat

Alex is a UK based Principal Specialist Solution Architect working in the EMEA OpenShift team.
With over 25 years of software development experience his focus is the top of the
OpenShift Kubernetes Platform stack supporting applications, tooling, runtimes and Developer Adoption.
Alex spends most of his time at Red Hat running developer tech-talks, workshops and delivering proof-of-concept work to customers.

Dinko Eror, Vice President - EMEA Central Europe, Red Hat

Dinko Eror

Red Hat

Dinko Eror

VP Sales EMEA, Red Hat

Stef Schampaert, Country Manager BeLux, Red Hat

Stef Schampaert

Red Hat

Stef Schampaert

Country Manager Belux , Red Hat

Chris Morgan, Senior Director, Customer & Field Engagement, Red Hat

Chris Morgan

Red Hat

Chris Morgan

Senior Director, Customer & Field Engagement, Red Hat

Rom Adams

Rom Adams

Red Hat

Rom Adams

Sales Specialist Public Sector, Red Hat

Rom Adams is an open-source strategy and C-Suite advisor with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. He is a cloud native expert who helps customer and partner organizations modernize and transform their data center strategies with Red Hat solutions. He is also a facilitator, advocate, and contributor to open-source projects and communities, advising companies on their open-source and sustainability strategies.

Jon Griffiths

Jon Griffiths


Jon Griffiths

Field CTO, Dynatrace




Dynatrace (NYSE: DT) exists to make the world’s software work perfectly. Our unified software intelligence platform combines broad and deep observability and continuous runtime application security with the most advanced AIOps to provide answers and intelligent automation from data at enormous scale. This enables innovators to modernize and automate cloud operations, deliver software faster and more securely, and ensure flawless digital experiences. That is why the world’s largest organizations trust the Dynatrace® platform to accelerate digital transformation. 


Since 2000, Kangaroot designs, implements, maintains & supports IT infrastructures based on Linux & Open Source software throughout the Benelux. Innovation & creativity are key when our certified engineers start searching for that perfect tailor-made solution. We were lucky to assist amongst other: TVH, Pfizer, Smals, Telenet, European Parliament, etc.


As we strongly believe in Red Hat, we set up Piros 15 years ago, to take your IT to the next level.




ASP is an IT service provider with 50 employees. We deliver IT services within a selected range of products, and we have more than 20 years of successful project delivery experience. ASP offers IT infrastructure solutions (on premise and/or in the cloud) and ITSM cloud software. We have a team of experts dedicated to Ansible automation solutions to ensure the efficiency, cost reduction and security of our customers' IT environments


Devoteam is a leading consulting firm focused on digital strategy, tech platforms and cybersecurity. By combining creativity, tech and data insights, we empower our customers to transform their business and unlock the future. With 25 years’ experience and 10,000 employees across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Devoteam promotes responsible tech for people and works to create better change. Creative tech for Better Change


"EDB provides enterprise-grade software and services that enable organizations to harness the full power of Postgres, the world’s leading open source database. EDB provides unmatched Postgres database expertise, and enables the same Postgres everywhere, including solutions for hybrid, self-managed private clouds, and EDB BigAnimal, a fully managed cloud database-as-a-service. EDB serves more than 1,500 customers globally, including leading government agencies, financial services, media and information technology companies. As the leading contributor to the vibrant and fast-growing Postgres community, EDB is committed to driving technology innovation. Through its solutions for high availability, reliability, security, 24x7 global support and advanced professional services, EDB empowers enterprises to control risk, manage costs and scale efficiently.


ITS4U Group is an IT Company providing technology services to its customers, with a dedicated eye on three core areas: DevOps, PMO, and CRM. Our Group is a human-centric company with deep values, always acting with its clients in a very close way. Founded in 2009, ITS4U Group is now a European group with more than 85 collaborators.



Splunk helps make organizations more resilient. Leading organizations use our unified security and observability platform to keep their digital systems secure and reliable. Organizations trust Splunk to prevent security, infrastructure, and application issues from becoming major incidents, absorb shocks from digital disruptions and accelerate transformation.

Event venue

Date: October 19, 2023

Time: 08:30 - 18:00

Location: "Hi! Site",
Antwerpselaan 1,
1853, Grimbergen,


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