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Red Hat Summit: Connect Dubai

April 30, 2024Dubai, UAE Armani Hotel Dubai
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Get ready for innovation like never before! Red Hat Summit Connect is landing in Dubai on April 30, 2024. Save the date for a day of groundbreaking insights and collaboration!

With technology constantly evolving, it’s on all of us to know what’s happening now and help shape what’s coming next. Red Hat Summit: Connect brings you to the forefront of that evolution, so you can turn knowledge into innovation. 

This event will provide the opportunity to join your peers to explore the latest Red Hat technologies, collaborate with industry leaders, and learn how the future of open source will impact your organisation. 

Join us at Armani Hotel Dubai on 30th April 2024 for Red Hat Summit: Connect Dubai. 


10:00 - 11:00

Registration and Networking

11:00 - 11:10

Summit Walk in


Welcome Keynote & Regional Perspective

Adrian Pickering,

Senior Regional Director MENA, Red Hat

11:25 - 11:35

Opening Address: Government Affiliation

Government speaker

11:35 - 11:55

Digitisation at Speed

Ali Rey,

Senior Vice President, ENBD

11:55 - 12:15

Red Hat Future Technology

Nick Barcet,

Global CTO, Red Hat

12:15 - 12:30

Enabling Customers to Thrive in an AI-Driven Digital Era

Andreas Bergqvist,

Application Platform Sales Specialist, Red Hat

Martin Isaksson,

Senior Business Development AI, Red Hat


Automation as the key to unlocking the potential of AI and beyond

Belkacem Moussouni,

EMEA Automation Business Development Lead, Red Hat

12:45- 13:00

Accelerating Innovation: Expanding the DevOps Mindset

Natale Vinto,

Developer Advocate Lead, Red Hat

13:00 - 13:15

Scaling Infrastructure with Intelligence: From DataCenter to Cloud to Edge

Morten Rohlfes,

Global Director, Red Hat

13:15 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:25

Trends Transforming The Information Technology Industry In UAE By IDC

Harish Dunakhe,

Research Director, IDC Middle East and Africa

14:25 - 14:40

Moro Hub Session

Sujit Nair,

Director, MoroHub

14:40 - 14:55

Shifting Towards Software Driven, Silicon Enhanced World

Volga Simsek,

Senior Solutions Architect, Intel

14:55 - 15:40

Ecosystem Panel Discussion

The power of our partnerships Panel: How we create value to our customers through partnerships

Moderator: Burak Borhan,

Director Ecosystem For MEA, Red Hat

Niall Meany,

Director of Cloud and Strategic initiative, Temenos

Penny Philpot,

Vice President, EMEA Ecosystem Sales, Red Hat

Rajesh Natarajan,

Chief Innovation Officer, Gorilla Technologies

Sultan Al Ali,

Director of Digital Business, MoroHub

Dr. Natarajan Gnanasekar,

CTO & Head of AI and Data, Alpha Data

15:40 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:45

Customer Panel Discussion

16:45 - 17:00

Put AI to Work with IBM

Mostafa Zafer,

Vice President of AI, IBM

17:00 - 17:15

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA)

Walid Shaari,

Solution Architect, AWS

17:15 - 17:30

Shifting Security Left with F5 NGINX and Ansible in an OpenShift environment

Kostas Skenderidis,

Solution Architect, F5

17:30 - 17:45

Accelerated path to AI and Cloud agnostic approach

Mohammad Makadmeh,

Senior Cloud Native Architect, Pure Storage (Portworks)

17:45 - 18:00

Accelerating Application Modernization with Red Hat & deliver digital services to citizens and businesses.

Ossama El Samadoni,

General Manager, GBM Dubai

18:00 - 18:15

Unlocking Hybrid Cloud Potential: Optimizing Efficiency with Kasten

Ali Idriss,

Senior Presales Consultant, Veeam

18:15 - 18:30

Closing and Awards

18:30 - 19:30





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Event venue

Date: 30th of April 2024

Time: 10:00 - 18:00

Location: Armani Hotel Dubai,
Burj Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd,
Downtown Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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