In-Person Event

North America Partner Conference

Octubre 9, 2018 - Octubre 11, 2018National Harbor, MarylandGaylord National Resort & Convention Center

STRONGER TOGETHER

Envision the future.  Create it now.

Our customers are asking for innovative solutions to meet new demands every day. Together, we have the answer. Red Hat’s partner ecosystem connects you to an expansive technology network spanning your entire portfolio.

Understanding these factors is key to a strong partnership. At North America Partner Conference, you’ll learn how Red Hat’s strategic path includes and affects our partners, and what kind of investments they and Red Hat are making in one another. And we’ll both learn more about our competitors and—more importantly—what we can do together to beat them.

Join us for the 2018 Red Hat Partner Conference and start building a comprehensive plan to grow your business. You’ll realize our commitment to our partners and see how we are stronger together.

The 2018 Partner Conference offers:

  • The unique combination of North America Partner Conference and Partner Technical Exchange.
  • Keynotes from Red Hat leadership and industry thought leaders.
  • Sales and technical breakout sessions focused on shared customer opportunities
  • Networking events with Red Hat sales and partner executives.
  • Executive one-on-ones with Red Hat leadership.
  • Partner pavilion and sponsorship opportunities.

Early bird (ends August 24, 2018): $475 

Regular full-conference pass: $675 

Speakers - Day One

General sessions will feature Red Hat executives, technology leadership, and strategic partners. 

Jim Whitehurst

Red Hat

Jim Whitehurst

President and chief executive officer, Red Hat

Jim Whitehurst is president and chief executive officer of Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise IT software solutions and services. Whitehurst is an avid advocate for open software as a catalyst for business innovation. With a background in business development, finance, and global operations, Whitehurst has proven expertise in helping companies flourish—even in the most challenging economic and business environments. Whitehurst has grown Red Hat and its influence on a variety of industries, by reaching key milestones—the most notable in 2012 when Red Hat became the first $1 billion revenue open source software company. Since joining Red Hat, Whitehurst has grown revenue from more than $500 million at the end of February 2008, to almost $3 billion for the company's 2018 fiscal year. Under his leadership, Red Hat was named to Forbes’ list of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2012; named to Fortune’s list of the Most Admired Companies for 2018; added to Standard and Poor’s (S&P) 500 stock index in 2009; named one of the best places to work by Glassdoor in 2016, 2014, and 2013; named to the first-ever Fortune Future 50 list in 2017; and added to the Forbes’ Global 2000 list in 2017. In addition, in 2018 Whitehurst was named one of the World’s Best CEOs by Barron’s. In June 2015, Whitehurst published a book with Harvard Business Review Pressentitled "The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance" showing how open principles of management—based on transparency, participation, and community—can help organizations navigate and succeed in a fast-paced connected era. To date, the book has sold more than 42,000 copies; been featured in more than 130 press articles including articles from Fortune, Forbes, and Fast Company; and named one of the top 10 creative leadership books of 2015 in Forbes. During his six-years at Delta Air Lines, Whitehurst drove significant international expansion and as Chief Operating Officer, oversaw all aspects of airline operations—from sales to strategy. At The Boston Consulting Group, where he began his career in 1989, he held several corporate development leadership roles, working in the Chicago, Hong Kong and Shanghai offices, and as a partner in the Atlanta office with numerous clients across a wide range of industries.

Paul Cormier

Red Hat

Paul Cormier

Executive vice president and president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat

Paul Cormier leads Red Hat's technology and products organizations, including engineering, product management, and product marketing for Red Hat's technologies. He joined Red Hat in May 2001 as executive vice president, Engineering. Cormier's leadership and experience in enterprise technology has led to the introduction of Red Hat's acclaimed line of enterprise products, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux®. He has been instrumental in forging tight partnerships with many leading technology companies. Before Red Hat, Cormier served as senior vice president of research and development at BindView, helping the company achieve market leadership in 2000.

Arun Oberoi

Red Hat

Arun Oberoi

Executive vice president, Global Sales and Services, Red Hat

Arun Oberoi leads Red Hat's Global Sales and Services organization, including Red Hat's commercial and public sector sales, channel, and alliance sales, as well as Red Hat's consulting services. He joined Red Hat in May 2012. Before joining Red Hat, Oberoi led and repeatedly built rapidly scaling businesses for multiple technology organizations, from start-up companies to midsized and multibillion-dollar global organizations. Most recently, Oberoi served as CEO of 2 high-growth start-up technology companies: Viridity Software, a datacenter infrastructure management company, and Aveksa, a leading access governance and management software company. Oberoi has led worldwide sales on multiple occasions during his career, including at Micromuse, a market-leading provider of high-end network management and service assurance solutions. After Micromuse was acquired by IBM, he led worldwide sales for the Netcool-Tivolis Software Group at IBM. Earlier in his career, Oberoi held several executive leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard, including vice president and general manager of worldwide top 100 corporate accounts and industries, and vice president and general manager of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for HP's software business. As part of HP's software business, Oberoi led the development of a dedicated worldwide sales and marketing organization for the portfolio, which included HP's OpenView product, security, and middleware, and led the sales growth from initial stages to $1 billion in revenues.

Kirsten Kliphouse

Red Hat

Kirsten Kliphouse

Senior vice president and general manager of North America Commercial Sales, Red Hat

Kirsten Kliphouse is senior vice president and general manager of North America Commercial Sales at Red Hat, where she focuses on building strategies and collaborating with partners and customers to implement flexible open source solutions that help customers drive innovation in their own businesses. Kliphouse joined Red Hat in January 2018 with responsibility for sales, marketing, consulting, channels, and strategic planning. Kliphouse is a technology industry veteran, with business leadership and sales experience ranging from start-ups to the biggest software company in the world. Most recently, Kliphouse was CEO of Yardarm Technologies, a start-up in the IoT space. After beginning her career as a programmer and analyst, she moved into a sales role. She spent several years at Microsoft, starting as a sales account manager and progressing into sales leadership and general manager roles. Kliphouse left Microsoft as corporate vice president of the company’s worldwide Customer Support and Professional Services organization, but she previously served as vice president of Enterprise Software Sales and Consulting and general manager of the company’s OEM business.

Mike Kelly

Red Hat

Mike Kelly

Chief information officer, Red Hat

Mike Kelly leads Red Hat's information technology (IT) organization as they provide the tools and technologies that enable Red Hatters every day. Before joining Red Hat in 2016, Kelly served in senior leadership roles from 2007 to 2016 at McKesson Corporation, including senior vice president of IT Shared Services, chief information officer of McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical, senior vice president of Enterprise Application Services, and chief information and chief technology officer of McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation. From 2005 to 2007, Kelly was chief information officer of Oncology Therapeutics Network.

D. Martin

Red Hat

D. Martin

Vice president, North America Partner Sales, Red Hat

Mike Byrd

Red Hat

Mike Byrd

Vice president, US Public Sector Channel Sales, Red Hat

Carey Lohrenz, CSP

Carey Lohrenz, CSP

CEO, Keynote Speaker, WSJ Bestselling Author: Fearless Leadership, Executive Leadership Coach, Aviator

Carey Lohrenz knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure, extreme environments imaginable: in the cockpit at Mach 2. As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, having flown missions worldwide as a combat-mission-ready United States Navy pilot, Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments, where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results. The same challenges are found in business: markets change, customer needs evolve and if you do not adapt quickly your company is at risk. In her motivating and engaging keynote presentations, Carey shares her fascinating experiences operating in one of the world's most challenging environments - an aircraft carrier. She is uniquely qualified in the fundamentals of winning under pressure, reducing errors and overcoming obstacles. Her mastery of these fundamentals can help your team triumph in this high-risk, time crunched world. Carey Lohrenz's timely message about High Performing Teams and developing a Culture of Learning is based on the best-practices of high reliability organizations. The process Prepare, Perform, Prevail helps businesses manage risk while becoming a High Performing Organization. This message resonates with diverse audiences at every level of the company. Carey has been requested by name from some of the top Fortune 100 businesses. Her ability to connect with both an audience and on a one-on-one level, coupled with her knowledge and experience in leading high-performing, diverse teams, has made her highly sought after as a business consultant and speaker. Carey is a powerhouse in the field of delivering engaging Leadership, High Performing Organizations and Diversity Training that directly impacts a company’s ROI and bottom line. Her experience in the all-male environment of fighter aviation and her ability to pass on the Lessons Learned in her career allow her to deliver insight and guidance from a credible platform on Women’s Leadership Issues. Carey has delivered her leadership and strategy experience to such companies as Cisco, Dell, TEVA, Deloitte, Underwriters Laboratories, Verizon, AT&T, Kimberly Clark, State Farm Insurance and Sea Ray Boats, to name a few. Carey graduated from the University of Wisconsin where she was a varsity rower, also training at the pre-Olympic level. After graduation, she attended the Navy’s Aviation Officer Candidate School before starting flight training and her naval career. She is currently working on her Master’s in Business Administration in Strategic Leadership.

Ashesh Badani

Red Hat

Ashesh Badani

General manager, Cloud Product Strategy, Red Hat

Ashesh Badani is responsible for Red Hat's OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) business unit. Previously, he oversaw product line management and marketing for Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Middleware portfolio. Prior to joining Red Hat, Badani served as director of product management and product marketing of integration and application platform products at Sun Microsystems and has over 15 years of experience in the technology and finance industry in established and emerging companies. Ashesh received his Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Paul Smith

Red Hat

Paul Smith

General manager and senior vice president of North America Public Sector, Red Hat

Paul Smith is General Manager and Senior Vice President of North America Public Sector at Red Hat. Smith joined Red Hat in November 2004 and leads the Red Hat Government business unit with responsibility for sales, marketing, consulting, channels and strategic planning. The business unit is responsible for the U.S. federal government worldwide and the U.S. state, local and education marketplace nationally. Smith brings to Red Hat more than 20 years of experience marketing key technologies to the government marketplace holding various management positions in the sales of software solutions to government agencies and to systems integrators. Before joining Red Hat, Smith was Vice President of Government Operations at VERITAS where he, within his five year tenure, helped lead his business unit to be the fastest growing vertical within the company, increasing from less than $15M to more than $200M. Smith also worked at Netscape Communications where he ran sales for its state and local organization nationwide. Prior to that he ran sales organizations at Oracle in the areas of Public Sector, Aerospace and Defense and the Department of Defense. Smith also worked for Unisys Corporation where he held management positions responsible for federal civilian agencies. Smith holds a bachelor of business administration from Loyola College in Baltimore, Md.

Joe Fitzgerald

Red Hat

Joe Fitzgerald

Vice president, Management Business Unit, Red Hat

Joe Fitzgerald is the Vice President of the Management Business Unit at Red Hat. Prior to this position, Joe was the co-founder and former CEO of ManageIQ, a leading provider of cloud management solutions, which was acquired by Red Hat and is now an integral part of the Red Hat Infrastructure portfolio.

Mark Jeffries

Mark Jeffries

NAPC- Master of Ceremony

Author, Keynote Speaker and former Merrill Lynch stockbroker, Mark Jeffries, has become a trusted adviser and communications consultant to some of the world's largest and most successful corporations, agencies and partnerships.   Dividing his time mostly between The United States, Canada and Europe, Mark is invited to deliver his highly effective keynotes on ‘Business Communication, Influence & Presentation’  to audiences across many industries. His speeches are relevant, entertaining, and filled with instantly useable takeaway ideas.   Mark has also mastered a fascinating niche – moderating major corporate events. He has rapidly become the go-to person for facilitating, moderating and ‘MC-ing’ multinational events for large and small  organizations around the world. As well as running countless industry panels and chatting with more than 150 C-Suite execs, on stage, Mark has also interviewed many celebrities including Will Smith, Richard Branson, Bob Mueller, Serena Williams, Michael Phelps and Michael J. Fox.   Mark has published two books: “What’s up with your Handshake?” and “The Art of Business Seduction” and has just launched 2 highly innovative and very engaging e-learning courses dedicated to elevating users into Trusted Advisors, Persuasive Communicators and Key Influencers.   Discussing the power of ‘Business Influence’ and ‘Networking 2.0’, Mark regularly appears as an expert guest on NBC’s Today Show, Fox Business, and BBC News and writes for The Huffington Post.

Mike Piech

Red Hat

Mike Piech

Vice president and general manager of the JBoss Middleware Business Unit , Red Hat

Mike Piech is Vice President and General Manager of the JBoss Middleware business unit at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, Mike was Vice President of Product Marketing at Magnet Systems and Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Engine Yard, before which he spent five years at Oracle and BEA with product responsibility for WebLogic, the Java platform, and other middleware and developer tools. Before BEA Mike ran product management at Dorado (acquired by First American CoreLogic), a SaaS solution for mortgage banking. Mike began his career at Sun Microsystems in engineering roles before moving to product marketing for Enterprise Java. Mike holds an MBA from INSEAD, a B.S. in computer science from MIT, and several patents.

Larry Stack

Red Hat

Larry Stack

Senior vice president, Global Accounts and Target Industries, Red Hat

Larry Stack is senior vice president of Global Accounts and Target Industries at Red Hat, where he is responsible for leading the development of an industry-focused sales approach and strategic and program leadership for the company’s Global Accounts team. In this capacity, Larry works with companies undergoing digital transformations to provide industry-specific solutions and services to better enable their software infrastructure. Most recently, Larry was a senior vice president and global sales leader at DXC Technology, where, following the merger between CSC and the Enterprise Services Division of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, he led the company's combined worldwide sales force across all regions and industries. Prior to the merger, Larry was senior vice president and chief sales officer, Enterprise Services for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In that role, he oversaw the global sales organization and worked jointly with the regions and delivery teams within the Enterprise Services group to drive improved client services and sales. Larry joined HP from Accenture, where he was a senior managing director, responsible for global sales in Accenture’s Health and Public Service Operating Group. In this role, he led a transformation that increased the overall win rate, exceeding sales targets, surpassing contract margin targets, and leading Accenture business groups in several core sales metrics. Prior to Accenture, Larry was a vice president for major pursuits in the Enterprise Services business at HP, and he spent five years at Fujitsu leading the North American Communications and Government operations. Before Fujitsu, Larry held several key U.S. federal government positions, including serving in the U.S. Air Force, serving in the White House Situation Room under the Reagan and Bush administrations. Larry also served as the chief of Field Operations for the United Nations in Angola and Negotiator in Bosnia, where he assisted in efforts to implement various peace accords.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

General Session

8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

8:10 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.

Jim Whitehurst

President and chief executive officer, Red Hat

8:40 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Paul Cormier

Executive vice president and president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat

9:10 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

Arun Oberoi

Executive vice president, Global Sales and Services, Red Hat

10:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

NAPC Breakouts | Business & Technical Track

Business Breakouts: 10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. - National Harbor 10

Helping your customers survive and thrive amid digital disruption

Marty Wesley, portfolio strategy director, Red Hat

Across industries, companies are experiencing digital disruption. To thrive amid this new competitive landscape, organizations are going through a major business and IT transformation. Digital leaders are moving quickly and embracing new technologies, processes, and cultural changes—such as DevOps, predictive analytics, open source, hybrid cloud, and more. Our job as your technology partner is to equip you to help organizations innovate, embrace new architectures, and implement new technologies, while keeping the business running. This discussion will introduce market dynamics and include case studies of what enterprises are doing to become digital leaders—and how you can help them.

10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. - National Harbor 11

Digital transformation for the modern midmarket: Channel partner opportunity assessment

Anurag Agrawal, CEO and chief analyst, Techaisle, and Ryan Thomas, senior director sales - mid market, North America, Red Hat

Customers go to market with Red Hat in increasingly complex ways. Hear from Techaisle and Red Hat on unparalleled and untapped digital transformation opportunities within the modern midmarket. Techaisle is a global IT market research and industry analyst organization for small and midsized businesses (SMBs) and midmarket partners and channel partners, focusing on the entire spectrum of technology. Techaisle has a deep understanding of buyer personas and their IT adoption journey, points of influence, and business issues influencing adoption.

10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. - National Harbor 12

Red Hat Connect for Business Partners: Your single destination for partnership success

Charlie Perkins, senior marketing manager, Red Hat, and Allyn Collins, program marketing manager, Red Hat

Join this session for an interactive demo of Red Hat Partner Connect, our business partner portal. Learn how to stay engaged with Red Hat and grow your business using the tools available for Red Hat partners. Topics will include: How to quickly access key tools, manage your account and users, and get the latest notifications, news, and content in one simple view. How to build skills: Access training anytime, anywhere Access resources: Choose from marketing, sales, technical content, and tools.

10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. - National Harbor 13

Executive panel discussion: Adoption of enterprise open source software within the public sector—opportunities and challenges - Sponsored by Carahsoft

Paul Smith, Senior VP, GM Public Sector, Red Hat, Greg Baroni, Chairman and CEO, Attain, Ed Boyajian, President and CEO, EDB, Wayne Jackson, CEO, Sonatype, Rob Efrus, President, Coalition of Enterprise Open Source Software (CEOSSG)

Join us for an engaging discussion about agency adoption and selling enterprise open source technology to the public sector. The Coalition of Enterprise Open Source Software in Government (CEOSSG) has been advocating for the adoption of enterprise open source in government. Government agencies are slowly approaching digital transformation utilizing open source software, and states like California now require all IT to be open source and shared in the statewide community. Learn more about how open source innovation is modernizing the government

Technical Breakouts: 10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. - National Harbor 4

The hybrid cloud infrastructure story

Joe Hackett, alliances solution architect, Red Hat

Expand your knowledge of Red Hat’s hybrid cloud infrastructure solutions. Learn how to position Red Hat products in a hybrid cloud environment, including how they work together and how they deliver value to customers.

10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

The cloud-native application story

Cesar Saavedra, senior principal technical product marketing manager, Red Hat

Learn how products in the middleware portfolio and the cloud portfolio work together to deliver cloud-native applications. This session will cover use cases and the technical structure for these solutions so you can assemble solutions that add value for your customers.

10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. - National Harbor 5

Using automation and management to drive customer agility in a hybrid cloud world

Tom Anderson, product owner, hybrid cloud management, Red Hat, and Alice McClure, manager, product marketing, Red Hat

The convergence of cloud, containers, artificial intelligence (AI), automation, and open source is rapidly transforming IT operations technologies, best practices, and skills. As a result, IT operations teams are racing to improve operational agility across hybrid and multi-cloud environments, while also maintaining security, performance, and cost requirements. Red Hat automation and management solutions have been helping customers address complexity and increase automation for years, and they are now positioned to help customers take advantage of the latest industry trends. Join this session to understand where Red Hat automation and management solutions are heading, along with how partners of all types are taking advantage of our unique portfolio.

10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. - National Harbor 6

Moving to the cloud without migration

Carolyn Heeley, senior solution architect, Red Hat, and Steve Robinson, chief commercial officer, ORock Technologies

Government organizations and highly regulated industries struggle with how to process workloads in the cloud without migrating personally identifiable information (PII) and other critical data out of their on-premise datacenters. In this session, partners will learn how a Red Hat Premier Certified Cloud and Service Provider (CCSP) developed a solution that allowed these customers to run applications in their Red Hat cloud while continuing to store their most sensitive data on premise. The resulting “on-premise to cloud” solution allowed end users to satisfy regulatory and compliance requirements while improving performance, security, and total cost of ownership.

Business Breakouts: 10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - National Harbor 13

Accelerate digital transformation initiatives by optimizing existing infrastructure

Marco Berube, manager product management, solutions, Red Hat

Learn about Red Hat's infrastructure migration solution that helps accelerate digital transformation for customers. This solution lowers the cost of existing infrastructure investment so that customers can invest the savings into delivering cloud-native applications, operating a container application platform, and automating their IT. Specifically, we will explore how the solution provides significant cost savings over existing long-term contracts and provides an alternative infrastructure platform based on Red Hat technology. In this session, you’ll also learn about the training, services, and new product capabilities Red Hat has delivered to successfully migrate customers.

10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - National Harbor 11

Top ways to generate service revenue with Red Hat Ansible Automation

Warren Zweigart, business development manager, Red Hat, and Wesley Day, partner product marketing manager, Red Hat

IT automation is critical for keeping pace, and many IT organizations will need to deploy management and automation software to be successful. As a result, automation is needed across the entire enterprise—from Linux and Windows servers to cloud and networks. During this session, we will discuss how partners can identify customer automation opportunities. We’ll also talk about how to expand customer engagements to other parts of the organization, including a larger IT footprint for bigger deals.

10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - National Harbor 12

How to grow your Red Hat vertical and horizontal solutions business

Kim Leavitt, director, global partner solutions marketing, Red Hat, and Bob Callaway, director, partner solutions and strategy, Red Hat, and Matthew Ward, technical marketing manager, partner solutions, Red Hat

Across industries, organizations are digitally transforming their businesses to increase revenue, compete effectively, and remain successful. As a result, line of business owners have an increasing say in what technology is purchased, and they require multifaceted solutions to solve complex business challenges. Red Hat has developed a comprehensive partner solutions framework to help our partners accelerate solutions to market across the full solutions life cycle—from market evaluation to solution development, market validation, and joint go-to-market activities. This session will outline how we can work together to deliver business-focused solutions faster and more easily.

10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - National Harbor 12

Microsoft Azure and Red Hat: Transforming your customers’ infrastructure

Kaveesh Manchanda, cloud and enterprise product marketing manager, Microsoft, and Scott Akin, partner development manager, Microsoft

Helping customers successfully move to the public cloud is a key differentiator for today’s solution providers. Partners will thrive by making sure that cloud providers can meet the needs of today, and provide flexibility for tomorrow. Microsoft and Red Hat work together to help you: Accelerate digital transformation with Microsoft Azure and Red Hat. Use Microsoft Azure as the destination for Red Hat solutions. Build a successful business practice to serve customer demand. Gain access to Microsoft partner program benefits to accelerate your Red Hat and Azure business.

Technical Breakouts: 10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - National Harbor 4

Roadmap: What’s new in hybrid cloud infrastructure

Norman Sung, solution architect, Red Hat

Gain a stronger understanding of the strategic vision for the Red Hat hybrid cloud product portfolio, and a view of the roadmap for these products. Attendees will also learn how to better address customer needs as it relates to hybrid cloud infrastructure, including key customer use cases.

10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - National Harbor 7

Roadmap: What’s new in cloud-native application development

Luis Cortes, senior manager, middleware partner strategy, Red Hat

Expand your knowledge of Red Hat cloud-native application solutions. We’ll discuss how to position Red Hat cloud-native application strategy for developers and operations, including how products work together and how they deliver value to customers

10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - National Harbor 5

Roadmap: What’s new in automation and management

Tom Anderson, product owner, hybrid cloud management, Red Hat, and Alice McClure, manager, product marketing, Red Hat

IT operations management is important regardless of your organization's stage on the journey to DevOps. Whether your customers are struggling to improve management for their traditional environment, are fully cloud-native, or anywhere in between, Red Hat automation and management solutions are key to achieving greater efficiency, productivity, and agility. During this session, learn what’s new and what’s coming across Red Hat’s entire management and automation portfolio. You will also see demonstrations of integrated solutions in action, across the following product lines: Red Hat Ansible Automation, Red Hat Insights, Red Hat Satellite, and Red Hat CloudForms.

10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - National Harbor 6

API strategy + life cycle

Mark Cheshire, director, product management, Red Hat, and Kavitha Srinivasan, middleware solutions sales specialist, Red Hat

APIs are powerful, and for many teams, very new. An API strategy is complex because it needs to cover many areas. Many teams don't know how to articulate the benefits of APIs to craft and then implement this strategy and subsequently operationalize it. In this session, we present a Red Hat Consulting offering that helps customers to operationalize their API strategy. In this session, we will discuss the key components of API strategy, case studies, and best practices. We will also dive deeper into API operations, which is one of the API strategy key components. API operations includes automation along the whole API life cycle based on our vision of API management as code. We present our vision of the automated API life cycle with a range of Red Hat products and upstream projects.

Business Breakouts: 11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. - National Harbor 10

CIO pain points and priorities—engaging for success

Brent Holden, director, office of technology, North America commercial, Red Hat, and David Egts, director, solution architecture, Red Hat, and Ginny Hamilton, community manager, EnterprisersProject.com, Red Hat

Learn what's on the CIO agenda—and what role you can play as a Red Hat partner. In this session, you’ll learn what CIOs identify as their biggest pain points and priorities based on the results of IDG's annual State of the CIO Survey and feedback from CIOs interviewed as part of the Red Hat's online CIO community, The Enterprisers Project. Hear what CIOs are saying in their own words—and how partners can use this insight to better focus on their customers' business problems.

11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. - National Harbor 11

Red Hat partner integrated solution factory: Generating new business with public cloud providers, distributors, and consumption-based offerings

Jeff Clawson, director, service provider program, Red Hat

Red Hat, public cloud providers, ISVs, and our distribution partners are working closely together to build platforms that help partners rapidly build and deploy Red Hat-based offerings to customers in the small and medium enterprise space. This delivery platform will reduce time to market, improve partner ROI, and make it quicker and easier for customers to solve their most pressing business problems. Learn how to work with the Red Hat and our extended partner team to increase wallet share with your existing customers while adding new customers.

11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. - National Harbor 12

Winning in the container market with HPE and Red Hat

Ka Wai Leung, solutions product management, HPE

Container adoption within the enterprise will see huge growth over the next two years. HPE and Red Hat have partnered to offer joint solutions for the container market, including HPE's new capability to accelerate container application delivery, announced at Red Hat Summit 2018. In this session, we will discuss: - How HPE and Red Hat are addressing this market with joint solutions consisting of container ecosystems, services, and support. - Why platforms still matter in the age of public cloud, and the value that HPE composable systems and storage brings to Red Hat OpenShift containers. - How partners can work with HPE and Red Hat to grow this segment of their business.

11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. - National Harbor 13

Simplifying the storage sale for success

Will McGrath, partner marketing manager, storage, Red Hat

There’s no reason to be afraid of selling open source storage. With standardized hardware options, and using Red Hat Ansible Automation, lengthy do-it-yourself sales cycles and deployments can be reduced from months to weeks. In this session, you’ll learn how the new Red Hat Storage One by Supermicro solution can speed up time to purchase order and become an easy way to sell software-defined storage to your accounts. It’s easy to design, easy to purchase, and easy to deploy.

Technical Breakouts: 11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. - National Harbor 4

Red Hat OpenShift and public clouds

Joseph Mann, senior alliance solution architect, Red Hat

Join this session to hear how clients use Red Hat OpenShift with AWS, Azure, and Google. We’ll also discuss Red Hat OpenShift on Azure and other OpenShift-related work beyond just service catalog integration. Understanding public clouds is an important part of the Red Hat hybrid cloud strategy. Join this session to learn more.

11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. - National Harbor 7

Accelerating software innovation and DevOps methods with OpenShift engineered solutions

Steve Brown, director, WW DevOps practice, Lenovo, and John Encizo, DevOps/IT automation solutions architect, Lenovo

Implementing and continuously operating DevOps methods is a goal for companies that want to accelerate software development and delivery. While DevOps focuses on process and continuous learning, success is dependent on empowering contributors with infrastructure and the right tools to enable, sustain, and repeat the processes. Historically, companies have self-engineered and integrated infrastructure, platforms, and tools, creating time delays and complexities to support, streamline, and scale. Flexible, engineered, and purpose-built solutions for IT automation and software development functions have arrived. Join us for a session on empowering your customers with the business and technical advantages of Lenovo-Red Hat engineered solutions for development.

11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. - National Harbor 5

Network automation for IT operators

Kyle Benson, partner solutions architect, Red Hat

Ansible networking provides a unique opportunity for Red Hat Ansible Automation. Learn how it works, how to identify opportunities with your customers, and how to discuss the benefits with them. The automation conversation is different with network operators than with our account teams—the technologies are different and diverse.

11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. - National Harbor 6

Implementing proactive security and compliance automation

Rich Jerrido, principal product manager, platform management, Red Hat

Maintaining visibility, control, and security, and ensuring governance and compliance remains paramount, but it becomes more difficult and time consuming in a hybrid infrastructure consisting of physical, virtual, cloud, and container environments. In this session, you’ll learn how Red Hat's management and automation portfolio can help your customers with these challenges in your hybrid infrastructure by automating security and compliance. Specifically, you’ll learn how to easily provision a security-compliant host, how to quickly detect and remediate security and compliance issues, how to ensure governance and control in an automated way, and how to do proactive security and automated risk management.

10:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Partner Pavillion

NAPC 1:1s

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

NAPC Breakouts | Business & Technical Tracks

Business Breakouts: 1:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. - National Harbor 10

Partner panel: Accelerating digital transformation with automation

Tom Anderson, product owner, hybrid cloud management, Red Hat, and Wes Day, business development, automation and management, Red Hat

Panelists: Kyle Bassett, co-founder and partner, Arctiq; José Ángel Alonso, CTO, Crossvale; Matt Shepherd, co-founder and vice president, Information Security and Privacy Services Division, MindPoint Group; Joe Dickman, senior vice president, Vizuri; Ian Evans, principal solutions architect, WWT business development. In this panel session, you’ll hear from a diverse set of principals at Arctiq, Crossvale, MindPoint, Vizuri, and World Wide Technology (WWT). These executives will discuss how they’re addressing customer digital transformation challenges with innovative, automation-driven solutions.

1:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. - National Harbor 13

How Intel is shaping storage architectures to deliver customer value

Chuck Kausch, enterprise technology specialist, Intel

Intel will discuss the building blocks we contribute to the hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solution, as well as how these same pieces can play an integral role within your storage architecture—whether or not you use HCI. Intel will cover current software-defined storage (SDS) trends with NVM express (NVMe) and caching solutions like Optane, and will also explain some new revenue opportunities like the Ruler solid-state drive (SSD) and future Intel Xeon persistent memory updates. If you are looking for a new way to explain the value of storage to your customers, you won’t want to miss this explanation of today’s modern storage technologies by the inventor of the SSD—Intel.

1:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. - National Harbor 12

Building containers in private cloud infrastructure

Jerry Ness, enterprise technologist, Dell EMC Cloud Solutions

The application container market size is large--and growing. The growth is primarily due to the benefits of containers, including cost effectiveness, higher productivity and agility, and the increasing popularity of microservices-based application architecture. This session discusses a Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform solution built on ImageAssist and Dell PowerEdge servers to accelerate the deployment of cloud-native applications.

1:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. - National Harbor 11

Motivating small and medium enterprise customers to strategic deployments of Red Hat products and solutions

Kevin Murphy, channel sales account manager and evangelist, Red Hat, and Jeff Clawson, director of service provider program, Red Hat

More companies in the mid-market space regard emerging technologies as a key element to their growth strategies. The evolution of cloud computing and digital transformation has laid the groundwork for an accelerated wave of emerging technology adoption. Hear Red Hat’s plans to create targeted mid-market messaging and solutions to capture mindshare and help grow mid-market businesses.

Technical Breakouts: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - National Harbor 7

Red Hat OpenShift deployment with Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage

Justin Pittman, alliances solutions architect - ISVs, Red Hat, and Dave Kline, senior alliances solution architect, Red Hat

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll build, deploy, and manage containerized cloud-native applications using industry-standard open source technologies. Based on your role (Dev or Ops), you'll learn how Red Hat OpenShift changes the way you run business-critical applications.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - National Harbor 4

Presentation: Automated legacy app containerization with Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Application Management Toolkit

Zohaib Khan, middleware solutions sales specialist, Red Hat

Writing new cloud-native applications from scratch is cool, but what do we do with the large number of legacy applications already running in production? There is no magic off button for them. And yet, we need a reliable way to turn them into cloud-native apps without rewriting them from scratch. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could tell Red Hat OpenShift to just “figure it out?" In this session, you will learn strategies to transition legacy applications to containers to help customers modernize applications faster.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - National Harbor 5

Workshop—Intro to Red Hat Ansible Automation

Matt St. Onge, senior solutions architect, Red Hat, Michael Halkovitch, senior solutions architect, Red Hat, and Kyle Benson, partner solutions architect, Red Hat

Get hands-on with Red Hat Ansible Automation and Red Hat Ansible Tower. You’ll learn how to write playbooks and deploy them to simplify management of endpoints, cloud infrastructure, and more.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - National Harbor 6

API management with 3scale by Red Hat + Istio microservices

Prasanna Sivaramakrishnan, senior AppDev solutions architect, Red Hat and Brian Harrington, manager, software engineering, Red Hat

Understand how and when to use Red Hat 3scale API Management and Istio API management capabilities and compare and contrast the use cases for API management and an MSA service mesh. Then put 3scale through its paces to allow rate limiting and billing of external APIs and internal API management with Istio.

Business Breakouts: 2:20 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

2:20 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - National Harbor 11

Creating change and winning with Red Hat's cloud platforms

Jay Dobies, principal technical marketing manager, Red Hat

The worlds of containers, virtualization, and even bare metal are converging with Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, and Red Hat Virtualization. Come to this session to learn more about what Red Hat is doing in all three areas to deliver value for customers and partners—and what you can do to be part of the success.

2:20 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - National Harbor 11

Delivering success with Red Hat’s small and medium enterprise 2.0 go-to-market strategy

Ryan Thomas, senior director sales - mid market, North America, Red Hat

Enhance, scale, and go big is Red Hat’s strategy to grow the small and medium enterprise market. Hear how Red Hat plans to grow three distinct customer segments through critical routes to market, partner-funded heads, more focus with top independent software vendor (ISV) partners, Certified Cloud Service Provider programs, and by shifting marketing strategies. This session will help you take advantage of this growing market opportunity.

2:20 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - National Harbor 12

Journey to the autonomous enterprise cloud with OpenShift with Dynatrace

Peter Hack, senior technical partner manager, Dynatrace

The road to autonomous enterprise cloud is achievable today if enterprise organizations possess the required cloud-native maturity. Without this maturity, any early orchestration, automation, and intelligence initiatives will remain limited to organizational silos and prevent successful autonomous cloud adoption across the enterprise. Join this session as we discuss the challenges and barriers to success and demonstrate how we guide enterprises on a successful autonomous enterprise cloud journey with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Dynatrace.

2:20 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - National Harbor 13

Cisco and Red Hat—Solutions for a multicloud world

Doug Sayles, senior business development manager, Cisco, and Craig Crandall, senior business development manager, Cisco

In today’s world, there is no single cloud. In fact, many clients buy services from multiple providers in addition to their private cloud deployments. Cisco is the leader in physical infrastructure and Red Hat is the leader in cloud infrastructure. Learn how these two companies come together to address customer challenges across networking, security, analytics, and management. These solutions help our joint partners efficiently and successfully address end customer challenges in today’s multicloud world.

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

General Session

3:45 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Welcome

3:50 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.

D. Martin

Vice president, North America Partner Sales, Red Hat

4:25 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.

Mike Kelly

Chief information officer, Red Hat

4:55 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Mark Jeffries, Master of Ceremony

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

 (Partner Pavillion)

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Awards Dinner

Thursday, October 11, 2018

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

NAPC 1:1s

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Regional Breakouts

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

NAPC Breakouts | Technical Track

Technical Breakouts: 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - National Harbor 4

DevOps with Red Hat OpenShift workshop

Erik Jacobs, principal technical marketing manager, Red Hat, and Jason Dobies, principal technical marketing manager, Red Hat

This session delivers a series of hands-on-labs to familiarize participants with DevOps and continuous delivery concepts. We’ll also walk participants through building an automated pipeline and customizing Jenkins in various ways.

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - National Harbor 7

Workshop—Intro to Red Hat Ansible Automation

Matt St. Onge, senior solutions architect, Red Hat, Michael Halkovitch, senior solutions architect, Red Hat, and Kyle Benson, partner solutions architect, Red Hat

Get hands-on with Red Hat Ansible Automation and Red Hat Ansible Tower. In this session, you’ll learn how to write playbooks and deploy them to simplify management of endpoints, cloud infrastructure, and more.

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - National Harbor 5

Smarter platform management: Architecture and demonstration

Rich Jerrido, principal product manager, platform management, Red Hat

When technology breaks, it means a lot of pain for organizations—including late nights or impatiently waiting for a maintenance window. However, Red Hat is introducing new ways for customers to automate how they predict, resolve, and manage issues before they cause headaches. See a live demonstration of how you can use Red Hat automation and management solutions, including Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Insights, and Red Hat Ansible Automation, to reduce the risk of security exploits, performance degradation, and stability failures across your Red Hat infrastructure.

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - National Harbor 6

Hands-on with Cloud-native containers

Doug Woods, technical product marketing manager, Red Hat

Dig into this hands-on session that demonstrates using Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes for developing three microservices: Thorntail (aka Wildfly), Spring Boot, and Vert.x in a modern, container-based web application. Also, Eclipse Che will be presented and utilized in this session. The content of this session will be made available for partners for hosting their own repeatable roadshow or workshop.

9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

NAPC Breakouts | Business Track

Business Breakouts: 9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. - National Harbor 10

Positioning cloud-native application development—capabilities, case studies, and conversations

Paul Hinz, senior director, product marketing - middleware, Red Hat

Nearly every Red Hat customer is investing in application modernization and cloud-native app development as part of their digital business initiatives. Red Hat and its partners offer an updated product portfolio and services to help customers become faster and more agile because speed is the new currency in a digital economy. In this session, we'll review customer business issues, discuss key use cases, and detail how to differentiate our portfolio's capabilities relative to alternatives. We'll also review recent wins and tips you can use in your own business. You don't need to be an expert in containers, microservices, or DevOps to have a business conversation with execs, qualify opportunities, and position for the win.

9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. - National Harbor 11

Win large-scale transformation projects with Red Hat's application modernization and migration program

Tobias Hartwig, global program lead, application modernization and migration program, Red Hat

Everyone is talking about containers, cloud-native development, new application runtimes, and modern application development practices. But what about existing traditional application portfolios? How can the investments of past decades be modernized for the future? Should customers migrate? Or rewrite? Or containerize? And what about the infrastructure? Where do you begin? Red Hat’s application modernization and migration program delivers answers to these questions by: - Rapidly building a new pipeline. - Identifying and positioning strategic, multiproduct, large-scale transformation projects. - Accelerating opportunity progression and increasing customer value and deal sizes - Gaining customers’ trust and becoming a strategic advisor.

9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. - National Harbor 12

Evolution of the Red Hat partner enablement framework

Alan Pascoe, senior manager, global partner and channel marketing, Red Hat, and Kevin Chin, director, strategy, global partner and technical enablement, Red Hat

The IT landscape is ever-changing and can be difficult to navigate. To help partners through the digital transformation, Red Hat is making some changes to its partner enablement framework. Join this session to learn more about the strategy for the new framework and how it will impact you as a Red Hat partner. Topics include: - The new enablement framework and how it aligns to Red Hat sales conversations. - How to use these changes to build expertise and engage customers. - New features in Red Hat Connect for Business Partners. - Roll-out timeline for the new features.

9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. - National Harbor 13

Red Hat OpenShift Application Services—Opportunities and roadmap

Mike Piech, vice president and general manager, middleware, Red Hat

Red Hat OpenShift Application Services is a cloud-native application platform for enterprise customers moving into the hybrid cloud. This session reviews the new market positioning, sales opportunities, and future roadmap for Red Hat OpenShift Application Services.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

General Session

10:00 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. - Welcome

10:05 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

Mike Byrd, Paul Smith

Vice president, US Public Sector Channel Sales, Red Hat | General manager and senior vice president of North America Public Sector, Red Hat

10:35 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Cloud Management

Joe Fitzgerald

Vice president, Management Business Unit, Red Hat

11:00 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. - Hybrid Cloud

Ashesh Badani

General manager, Cloud Product Strategy, Red Hat

11:25 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. - Lessons in partnership

Carey Lohrenz, CSP

CEO, Keynote Speaker, WSJ Bestselling Author: Fearless Leadership, Executive Leadership Coach, Aviator

11:55 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Closing Statements

12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Partner Pavillion

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

NAPC 1:1s

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

Diversity & Inclusion Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

NAPC Breakouts | Business Track

Business Breakouts: 1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. - National Harbor 12

Understanding and positioning messaging in a microservices world

David K. Codelli, product marketing manager, Red Hat

2018 is a big year for Red Hat’s messaging technology. We have launched our Messaging-as-a-Service product and brought the open source Kafka project into the Red Hat family. These products are key to increasing middleware sales. Learn how to identify and capitalize on messaging opportunities.

1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. - National Harbor 13

How to monetize Red Hat JBoss Middleware and Red Hat OpenShift into business solutions

Rich Naszcyniec, director, global middleware sales and marketing strategies, Red Hat, and Luis Cortes, head of partner marketing and strategy, middleware, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss Middleware has over a dozen products that provide a rich foundation for customer solutions. This variety can create challenges when choosing and defending the value proposition of their combination to a customer. Learn how to fit multiple products together to compliment Red Hat OpenShift and create customer value that you can use to cross-sell and up-sell.

1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. - National Harbor 10

Use Red Hat Enterprise Linux to shorten your emerging products sales cycle

Chris Wells, director, global product marketing - global, Red Hat

Did you know containers, cloud, and configuration automation would not be possible without a modern operating platform? Learn how you can help your customers gain the confidence to innovate with a consistent foundation for the enterprise hybrid cloud. See which use cases can help you close more deals and the vital role Red Hat Enterprise Linux plays in your customer conversations to sell more emerging technologies. This session will also cover recently updated Red Hat Enterprise Linux messaging and the new sales and marketing tools that are using it.

Business Breakouts: 1:50 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

1:50 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - National Harbor 10

How to grow share of wallet with Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage

Will McGrath, partner marketing manager, storage, Red Hat

Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage is the defacto storage technology for Red Hat OpenShift. It allows containers to access a persistent, software-defined, and distributed storage system—a permanent place for data to live while containers spin up and down. Unlike traditional proprietary storage systems that were not designed with container environments in mind, OpenShift Container Storage can easily run anywhere you deploy your OpenShift environment: bare metal, virtualized, containers, and cloud deployments, helping customers standardize storage across multiple environments for maximum flexibility. Learn how to grow OpenShift sales and increase customer share of wallet with OpenShift Container Storage.

1:50 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - National Harbor 11

3 ways to build a pipeline for Red Hat OpenShift Application Services

Rich Naszcyniec, director, global middleware sales and marketing strategies, Red Hat, and Luis Cortes, head of partner marketing and strategy, middleware, Red Hat

It is hard to get contacts and develop them into leads. And it’s really hard to build a quality pipeline of well-qualified opportunities with a high probability of success. In this session, we will talk about three ways the Red Hat JBoss Middleware portfolio team is supporting our partners to be successful in moving from contacts to close.

1:50 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - National Harbor 12

Deliver together: Partnering with Red Hat Consulting

Brian Abram, partner services manager, North America, Red Hat

Red Hat Services has launched a global program to align and execute a partner-centric service strategy focused on increasing solution selling opportunities for partners and delivering more solutions with partners skilled in Red Hat technologies. During this session, we will discuss Red Hat Services’ partner strategy, highlight the value of Red Hat Training and the Red Hat Online Partner Enablement Network (OPEN) for building Red Hat skills, and discuss how partners can work with Red Hat Services on sales and delivery opportunities.

1:50 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - National Harbor 13

Discovering new opportunities with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SAP Solutions

Jenee Davis, Red Hat Enterprise Linux product marketing and SAP, Red Hat, and Dave Parker, SAP alliance partnership director, Red Hat

In this session, sellers, consultants, and practice leaders will learn practical techniques for proactively identifying SAP on Red Hat Enterprise Linux opportunities—specifically customers seeking to migrate SAP HANA or S/4 HANA to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This session will also detail the Red Hat and SAP partnership, offerings, best practices for partner engagement, and how to communicate the value of SAP solutions on Red Hat Enterprise Linux vs other Linux providers.

1:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

NAPC Breakouts | Technical Track

Technical Breakouts: 1:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. - National Harbor 4

An operators guide to administering Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Erik Jacobs, principal technical marketing manager, Red Hat, and Jason Dobies, principal technical marketing manager, Red Hat

This session will provide hands-on labs that focus on the fundamentals of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform from an operators' perspective, including installation and initial configuration and network multitenancy. We will also cover the installation, configuration, and use of container-native storage (CNS).

1:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. - National Harbor 7

DevSecOps—secure software factory

Manny Evangelista, solution architect, Red Hat

This DevSecOps workshop offers a hands-on opportunity to build, deploy, and secure containerized cloud-native applications using industry-standard open source technologies. You will learn how Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform changes the way you run business-critical applications and how to use an assembly line approach that automates increasing levels of security assurance for each step in the process.

1:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. - National Harbor 5

Using Red Hat Ansible Automation to automate networks—a hands-on lab

Matt St. Onge, senior solutions architect, Red Hat, Michael Halkovitch, senior solutions architect, Red Hat, and Kyle Benson, partner solutions architect, Red Hat

This lab session is the hands-on follow up to the Network automation for IT operators session. Learn how to write and implement Ansible Playbooks to automate network management to improve stability, reduce failures, and increase fault resolution.

1:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. - National Harbor 6

Monolith to microservices: Application modernization

Doug Woods, technical product marketing manager, Red Hat

This session features a hands-on demonstration converting a legacy monolith application to microservices and deploying it to OpenShift. Multiple runtimes will be used for creating these microservices: Thorntail (aka Wildfly), Spring Boot, and Vert.x.

2018 Red Hat North America Partner Awards nomination form

We don't like to brag—unless it's about our partners.

Our partners are the cornerstone for driving innovative solutions that affect customer lines of business, organizations, industries, and even the global community every day. By using open source technologies to create change, our partners are proof that when we work in the open, share resources, and collaborate, powerful things can happen.

Red Hat has honored the accomplishments of our partner ecosystem every year as a way to acknowledge that we truly are Stronger Together. This year, we’re changing it up a bit.

Starting now, you have the chance to nominate the work you’ve done this year for our NA Partner Awards.

The Red Hat NA Partner Awards recognize the outstanding use of Red Hat solutions. Fill out the nomination form below for your chance to become a Red Hat NA Partner Awards winner.

Please answer the following questions to submit your nomination for the 2018 Red Hat NA Partner Awards.

Please submit your nominations by September 14th, 2018. 

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Date: October 9 - 11, 2018

Location: National Harbor, Maryland

Venue:

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD, US, 20745