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Red Hat Forum Helsinki 2015

  • 1 de Octubre de 2015
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Sokos Hotel Presidentti

Check out the highlights from Red Hat Forum 2015 below
and don't forget to register for Red Hat Forum 2017 in Helsinki.


What to expect:

  • Keynote 
  • Customer stories and references
  • IT Transformation - the open source way - Transform your business with innovation
  • Mobility, applications and business processes
  • Cloud infrastructure

This year we will provide three different tracks in the afternoon to suit business and technical audience, pick your area : Business, Architects and Technical.


08:30 - 09:15 Registration - Breakfast and exhibition
09:15 - 09:30 Welcome by Jimmy Sköldberg, Regional Director Nordics
09:30 - 10:00 Open Source - the innovation driver
Werner Knoblich , Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEA, Red Hat
10:00 - 10:30 Using OpenShift to accelerate DevOps and continuous delivery
Chris Morgan, Senior Principal Product Manager Technical, Red Hat
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break and exhibition
11:00 - 11:30 Next generation Datacenters with OpenStack powered
Mika Meritähti, Systems Engineer Datacenter and Cloud, Cisco
11:30 - 12:00 Introduction to Red Hat Mobile Application Platform
Cathal McGloin, VP, Business and Market Development, Red Hat
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  DevOps & Mobility Cloud Infrastructure
13:00 - 13:30 Middleware migration; Case study of a successful migration from proprietary Middleware to JBoss EAP
Tero Ahonen, Chief
Advisory Consultant Enterprise
Architecture, Cybercom
The future of storage is software defined
Gerald Sternagl, BU Manager
Storage EMEA, Red Hat
Revolutionizing Application Delivery with Containers
Lars Herrmann, General Manager Integrated Solutions BU, Red Hat
13:40 - 14:10 Enterprise devops: Implications on team organisation, architecture of applications and toolchain
Johannes Brännström, Solution Architect, Red Hat
A Red Hat Developers Guide to Kubernetes
Robert Kubis, Developer Advocate Google Cloud Platform, Google
Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider Program - CCSP
Toni Willberg, Solution Architect, Red Hat
14:20 - 14:50 Digital Transformation with
JBoss Fuse

Max Olsson, Forefront Consulting
Evolving Infrastructure and Management for Agility
Lars Herrmann, General Manager Integrated Solutions BU, Red Hat
IKEA vs Shellshock: 1-0
Magnus Glantz, IKEA IT
Mattias Haern, Red Hat
14:50 - 15:10 Coffee break and exhibition
15:10 - 15:40 Agile & DevOps: The secret ingredients of faster production deployment
Niilo Ursin, CTO, Kauppalehti
RHEL OpenStack Platform 7 - latest version update, roadmap and key features
Syed Shaaf, Solution Architect, Red Hat
Sponsor slot
15:50 - 16:20

OpenShift 3 & the next generation of PaaS
Siamak Sadeghianfar, Solution Architect, Red Hat

Red Hat Services - Continuous Improvement Program
Tim Jackson, Consulting Services Account Specialist, Red Hat
Satellite 6 - latest version update, roadmap and key features
Peter Gustafsson, Solution Architect, Red Hat
16:30 - 17:00 Mobile application platforms: A hands-on introduction
Siamak Sadeghianfar, Solution Architect, Red Hat
Challenges in introducing cloud concepts in a large enterprise
Odd Waller, Volvo IT David Sundqvist, Volvo IT
Past, present, & future of Red Hat Ceph Storage
Robert Gustafsson, Solution Architect, Red Hat
17:15 - 17:30 Summary and wrap-up by Jimmy Sköldberg, Regional Director Nordics
17:30 - open end Networking with drinks and snacks

*Changes in the agenda might occur



Werner Knoblich
Senior VP and GM EMEA, Red Hat

Werner Knoblich is responsible for developing and executing Red Hat’s business strategy across Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). His primary focus is on sales, marketing, and services. Since joining Red Hat in 2003, Werner has led the EMEA region to consistently exceed financial targets and deliver innovative solutions to overcome customer business challenges in both established and emerging markets. Prior to joining Red Hat, Knoblich spent more than 6 years working in the IT asset management sector for MainControl and MRO in the United States. Knoblich began his sales career working for USU Softwarehaus in Germany.

Lars Herrmann
General Manager Integrated Solutions Business Unit, Red Hat

Lars Herrmann is always found at the forefront of technology. From the early days of Linux to today’s containerization strategy, Lars has consistently helped enterprises leverage open source technologies to drive business results. At Red Hat, Lars is General Manager of the Integrated Solutions Business Unit. His team is responsible for a portfolio of solutions and suites that bring together Red Hat’s infrastructure, management, application platform, and middleware products and services. 

Cathal McGloin
Vice president and general manager, Mobile Platforms, Red Hat

Cathal is currently vice president and general manager of Mobile Platforms at Red Hat, following the recent acquisition of FeedHenry Ltd. by Red Hat in October 2014. He is responsible for all of Red Hat’s mobile business and is leading the drive to make the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform the leading open source cloud-based mobile application platform for enterprises. Cathal is based in the US where he has been based since 2000. In 2010, Cathal led the spinout of FeedHenry from the TSSG research group in WIT and the initial funding and commercialization of the company. 

Chris Morgan
Product management director, Red Hat

Chris Morgan is Technical Director for the OpenShift Partner Ecosystem responsible for the technical strategy and enablement across all partner types (SI, ISV, Provider, et. al.) with OpenShift. He has close to 20 years of experience in various areas of cloud and systems management technologies with the last 7 years being at Red Hat focused solely on cloud initiatives. Prior to Red Hat, Chris spent a majority of his career at IBM, where he worked on cross-brand initiatives to bring the various IBM software products together as cohesive solutions.


Cisco is Gold Sponsor of the Red Hat Forum Helsinki 2015.


Cybercom is an IT consulting company that assists leading companies and organisations to benefit from the opportunities of the connected world. The company’s areas of expertise span the entire ecosystem of communications services. Cybercom’s domestic market is the Nordic region, and in addition the company offers global delivery capacity for local and international business. Cybercom was founded in 1995 and has been quoted on the NASDAQ Stockholm exchange since 1999.

Nordicmind is a value added distributor of Red Hat and the only distributor providing certified open source solution stack within Red Hat ecosystem.

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Sovelto is the leading ICT Training and Consulting Company located in Finland with offices and training facilities in Helsinki (HQ) and Tampere. Sovelto concentrates on improving customers’ business opportunities by developing their ICT, Application Development and Information Worker skills with high-quality training and consulting services as well as by answering to each customer’s individual needs.


Date: 01.10.2015

Time: 08:30 – 17:30

Sokos Hotel Presidentti
Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4
00100 Helsinki

Kontakt: Linnea Halvarson, EMail: