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Red Hat Summit: Connect Dublin

November 15, 2023Dublin, IrelandCCD
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RHEL Workshop: CentOS Linux Migration with Convert2RHEL

Join Red Hat® to discuss and prepare for the upcoming CentOS Linux end of life, and get hands-on with the Convert2RHEL tool. This workshop is ideal for developers, system administrators, and infrastructure architects with a technical background.

Date: 27th February 2024

The Dean Hotel, Harcourt St, Dublin




Coffee, Registration & Partner Exhibition

9:30 - 9:40


Ossian Smyth,

Minister of State with responsibility for Public Procurement, eGovernment and Circular Economy



Minister of State with responsibility for Public Procurement, eGovernment and Circular Economy

Keith Lynch,

Country Manager, Red Hat Ireland

Craig Brandt,

Senior Principal Product Manager

Jamie Hackett,

Cloud Consultant, Red Hat Ireland

Ahmed Gaber,

Senior Account Solution Architect

Opening Remarks

Developer Hub, Service Interconnect, and OpenShift AI Focus

Security Experience - Trusted Software Supply Chain

Infra/Edge Experience - RHEL, RHEL Managed Services, Edge, RH Device Edge

Automation Experience - Ansible EDA and Ansible Lightspeed

10:30 -11:00

AItogether More Human: Weaving empathy into platforms, cultures, and customer connections

Jason Barry,

Head of Digital Enablement, PTSB

11:00 - 11:20

Coffee & Partner Exhibition

11:20 - 11:40

The Winning Partnership “Software Defined, Silicon Enhanced” (AI, Security and Edge)

Why is Intel still relevant? Learn how to fully utilize the potential of the hybrid cloud with Intel and Red Hat (you will be surprised what we have to offer).

Henning Eid,

Sales Director Global Accounts, Intel


Delivering Customer Value through Platform Architecture

Damien Malone,

Head of Group Enterprise Architecture, Vhi

Ruth O Kelly-Lynch,

Red Hat Business Group, Accenture

Austin Smyth,

Platform Architect, Accenture


On Premise OCP, deployed, maintained & managed with HPE GreenLake

Rowan Pavlovic,

Cloud and Datacentre Architect, HPE

12:40 - 13:00

Enterprise IT with OpenShift at Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine

Explore how DAFM leverage OpenShift to achieve their strategic goal of IT modernisation

Gareth Sheerin,

Head of IMT Service Delivery, Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine

Dan McElligott,

Tech Lead Platform Engineering, Version 1

Damien Clarke,

Development Team Lead EDMS, Version 1

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch & Partner Exhibition

14:00- 14:20

Infra Track  (Wicklow Hall 2)

14:00- 14:20

Supercharge your automation with Event-Driven Ansible

Hear about two major upcoming themes in the Anisble Automation Platform roadmap

Craig Brandt,

Principal Technical Marketing Manager - Ansible, Red Hat

DevOps Track  (Wicklow Meeting Room 1 )

14:00- 14:20

Driving Developer Productivity with Red Hat Dev Tools

Learn how to navigate transition from app to containers, to pods, and ultimately to Kubernetes, leveraging Podman and Podman Desktop's perks and security advantages.

Kevin Dubois,

Principal Developer Advocate, Red Hat

14:25- 14:45

Infra Track  (Wicklow Hall 2 )

14:25 - 14:45

Unleashing Ansible security automation

Introducing the powerful security automation capabilities of the Ansible Automation Platform, showcasing how it can secure, monitor, and respond to threats in real-time within IT infrastructures.

Chris Jenkins,

Principal Chief Architect, Global CTO Organisation, Red Hat

DevOps Track  (Wicklow Meeting Room 1 )

14:25 - 14:45

Westech Marketing Cloud and OpenShift: A Success Story

Hear how the evolution of the Westech Marketing Cloud platform has been closely aligned with the evolution and growth of OpenShift.

John Dunne,

Director of Integrations, Agora Publishing Ireland

14:50 - 15:10

Infra Track  (Wicklow Hall 2)

14:50 - 15:10

RHEL's best kept secret - Red Hat Insights

An overview into Red Hat Insights and how it’s designed to monitor but proactively offer actionable intelligence with complex IT environments.

Jamie Hackett,

Cloud Consultant, Red Hat Ireland

DevOps Track  (Wicklow Meeting Room 1)

14:50 - 15:10

Dimitri Saridakis,

Software Engineer, Red Hat Ireland

15:10 - 15:30

Infra Track  (Wicklow Hall 2)

15:10 - 15:30

Generative AI & infrastructure Automation

Matti Nieminen,

Application Platform Sales Specialist, Red Hat

DevOps Track  (Wicklow Meeting Room 1 )

15:10 - 15:30

Deploying AI solutions with Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Service on IBM Cloud

Anton Whalley,

Partner Technical Specialist IBM


Coffee & Partner Exhibition

16:00 - 17:00

Workshop Track 1  (Wicklow Meeting Room 2)

16:00 - 17:00

Save time and money by migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux from CentOS Linux - hands-on workshop

Are you a CentOS user looking to smoothly transition to RHEL? Join this workshop to gain the practical skills and insights needed for a successful migration.

Vincent Kiely,

Principal Consultant, Eir evo

Juan van der Breggen,

Senior Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat

Marija Petrova,

RHEL EMEA Business Lead, Red Hat

Workshop Track 2  (Wicklow Hall 2 )

16:00 - 17:00

Dell, Securelinx, Equinix OpenShift workshop

Ivor Buckley,

Field CTO - DELL Technologies

Thibaut Perrin,

Red Hat Solutions Architect - DELL Technologies

John O'Donoghue,

Global Solutions Architect - Equinix

Andrew Harford,

Linux Systems Specialist - Securelinx

Alessandro Rossi,

Senior Specialist Solutions Architect - Red Hat

Workshop Track 3  (Meeting room 5 )

16:00 - 17:00

Success with state in Openshift with Portworx and Securelinx - hands-on workshop

Dr Sean Bribane,

Linux Systems Specialist, SecureLinx

Cormac Barry,

Enterprise Sales, SecureLinx

Anthony Hodson,

Cloud Solution Architect, Portworx

Workshop Track 4  (Meeting Room 3)

16:00 - 17:00

Network automation unleashed - hands-on workshop

Join to explore how automation ensures consistency, repeatability, and optimization of cloud resources.

Michal Krzysztofowicz,

Network Architect, Agile Networks

Ahmed Gaber,

Senior Solutions Architect, Red Hat

17:00 - 18:00

Networking Drinks, Partner Exhibition & Red Hat Branded SWAG




Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) is an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. Inspired by Moore’s Law, we continuously work to advance the design and manufacturing of semiconductors to help address our customers’ greatest challenges. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge and every kind of computing device, we unleash the potential of data to transform business and society for the better. To learn more about Intel’s innovations, go to and




Accenture harnesses the power of technology to drive innovation, deliver cutting-edge solutions and increase value. We operate at the heart of our clients’ businesses, helping address their most complex, mission-critical issues. Accenture’s clients span the full range of industries around the world and include 95 of the Fortune Global 100 and more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500.




Dell Technologies is among the world’s leading technology companies focused on delivering innovation to our customers. From hybrid cloud solutions to high-performance computing to ambitious sustainability initiatives, we bring together the trusted partnerships and end-to-end IT you need to accelerate your digital transformation.

eir Evo
Portworx by Pure Storage

Portworx is the #1 Kubernetes Data Platform to operate, migrate, and secure cloud native applications and stateful data services on any cloud or on-premise, with a few clicks. Portworx partners with Red Hat to simplify Kubernetes app and database operations, scalability, and protection across any environment.




Couchbase is on a mission to simplify how businesses develop, deploy and run modern applications. With our flexible cloud database platform Capella, organizations are able to quickly and affordably build always-on apps to deliver premium experiences to their customers. Over 30% of the Fortune 100 trust Couchbase to power their applications.


Equinix, the world’s digital infrastructure company and Dell Technologies together create cloud adjacent solutions that provide enterprises with the flexibility to deploy private IT infrastructure in locations where users, clouds, networks and digital ecosystems physically meet. Cut latency dramatically and get the best performance for any hybrid multicloud architecture, all while eliminating unnecessary networking cost and bandwidth constraints.


IBM Consulting is the catalyst for business transformation. With deep industry expertise spanning strategy, experience design, technology, and operations, we have become the trusted partner to over 3,000 of the worlds’ most innovative and valuable companies.

Nexus Human

Nexus Human, celebrating its 20th anniversary, stands as a pillar of excellence in the realm of IT and Business Skills Training and education in Ireland and the UK. For two decades, it has been a steadfast source of reliable and high-quality training solutions, catering to a diverse range of professional and educational needs.


Event venue

Date: November 15, 2023

Time: 08:00 - 18:00

Location: The Convention Centre Dublin,
Spencer Dock, N Wall Quay, North Dock,
Dublin 1, D01 T1W6,

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