In-person event

Red Hat Summit: Connect Riyadh

November 7, 2023Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaJW Marriott Burj Rafal Riyadh
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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 JW Marriott Burj Rafal Riyadh on 7th of November for Red Hat Summit: Connect Riyadh


09:00 - 10:00

Registration and Networking

Event's MC - Muayad

Muayad AlOmary, Sales Manager, Red Hat

10:00 - 10:10

Summit Walk in and Intro Video's

10:10 - 10:15

Welcome Speech

Martin Lentle, VP Sales NEMEA, Red Hat

10:15 - 10:20

Welcome Keynote & Regional Perspective

Feras Al Al Shaikh, Regional Manager, Red Hat

10:20 - 10:40

Open Hybrid Cloud: The Foundation for a Robust Digital Transformation

Anirban Mukherjee, Head of Tech Sales for MEA, Red Hat

10:40 - 10:50

Accelerating Innovation: Expanding the DevOps Mindset

Mohamed Idriss, Pre-Sales Manager, Red Hat

10:50 - 11:00

Simplifying Complexity: Unleashing the New Powers of Ansible Automation

Mohamed Idriss, Pre-Sales Manager, Red Hat

11:00 - 11:10

Scaling Infrastructure with Intelligence: From DataCenter to Cloud to Edge

Ahmed Hussain, Solution Architecture Team Leader, Red Hat

11:10 - 11:20

Securing the Foundation: Unleashing the Power of Cloud and Secure Software Supply Chains

Ahmed Hussain, Solution Architecture Team Leader, Red Hat

11:20 - 11:40

Coffee Break + Networking

11:40 - 12:00

Digital Transformation Driven By Open Banking

Richard Harmon, VP - Global Financial Services Industry, Red Hat

12:00 - 12:15

Red Hat Partner's Eco-System

Burak Borhan, Director Ecosystem For MEA, Red Hat

12:15 - 12:30

Levering the Power of Digitization - Intel

Ahmad Abduljabar, GM, Intel

12:30 - 12:45

RedHat Services Portfolio

Sayed Nader, Services Territory Manager

12:45 - 13:00

RedHat Training and Academy

Abdelrahman Obaid, Business Development Manager

13:00 - 13:15

Coffee Break + Networking

13:15 - 13:45

Customer Panel - The role of open-source in Saudi Arabia's quest to achieve Vision 2030

13:45 - 14:00

Ease the Adoption of Hybrid Cloud with IBM

IBM speaker

14:00 - 14:15

Automating Cloud-Native Applications with RedHat OpenShift and Nutanix

Faisal Alshowaib, Senior Systems Engineer, Nutanix

14:15 - 14:30

Unlocking Hybrid Cloud Agility with Kasten's Backup and Mobility

Ali Idriss, Senior Systems Engineer, Veeam

14:30 - 14:45

“Stronger together with Red Hat and Ingram Micro”

Ingram micro speaker

14:45 - 16:00


16:00 - 17:00

Technical Session / Open Demo / Ask the Expert


End of Day

Summit Connect 2023 sponsors

Learn more about the companies that are taking advantage of a variety of opportunities to share their products, services, and insights with the Red Hat community as part of Red Hat Summit: Connect.

Event venue

Date: November 7, 2023

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Location: JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh,
King Fahd Rd, Sahafah District، Riyadh,
11564, Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia


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