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OPEN FIRST: Building a foundation for choice and security

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  • 12 de Diciembre de 2018
  • New York, NY
  • Brooklyn Marriott
Red Hat and Intel

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State and location agencies and education institutions are under pressure to innovate and modernize IT, now more than ever. The innovation of today, that enables agencies to modernize and stay modern, is happening in open source.

It’s more than technology. It’s people and processes, too. Open source communities, collaboration and software are the driving force behind innovation in today’s digital world. Red Hat, the world’s open source software leader, is helping agencies modernize applications and infrastructure, speed application development, move workloads to the cloud, and adopt DevOps, with choice and security.

Join Red Hat, Intel and your government peers to hear how agencies are harnessing the power of open source technologies and principles to solve the problems that are unique to your mission.

Event highlights:

  • Inspirational keynotes on digital transformation and IT optimization
  • An update on the status of open source adoption in state and local agencies
  • Containers and automation technology briefings
  • Real world story of enterprise application modernization at a state agency
  • Networking with government leaders, peers and open source experts

This event is complimentary. Food and drinks will be provided.

Space is limited for this event, register now to reserve your seat.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
9:45 a.m. Welcome
Troy Phillips, Regional Sales Manager, North America Public Sector, Red Hat
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
Dave Egts, Chief Technologist, North America Public Sector, Red Hat
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Balancing Speed & Stability: Digital Transformation for Government
Dave Egts, Chief Technologist, North America Public Sector, Red Hat
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Prepare Your Enterprise for the Cloud. Microsoft Azure and Red Hat Partnership Gives You Choice and Flexibility
Frank DiMuzio, Solutions Specialist, North America Public Sector, Red Hat
Andy Olenik, NY Metro Public Sector Director, State and Local Government, Microsoft Azure
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. OpenShift on Azure: The Easiest, Fully Managed OpenShift in the Cloud
Sean Gayle, Microsoft and Brian Payton, Red Hat
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Why Software Defined Storage
Jesse Barker, Red Hat Practice Manager, International Integrated Solutions, Ltd.
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. NYC HRA - Deploying a Private Cloud Solution with Red Hat
Gerald Wang, The City of New York
Frank DiMuzio, Solutions Specialist, North America Public Sector, Red Hat
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Automation of the Maintenance Window
Matt Hermanson, Cloud Solutions, Architect, Red Hat
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Closing

Frank Dimuzio - Cloud Solutions Specialist, Emerging Technologies, North America Public Sector, Red Hat


David Egts - Chief Technologist, North America Public Sector, Red Hat
David Egts is the Chief Technologist of Red Hat's North America Public Sector organization. As the intersection between between public sector customers and Red Hat engineering and product management, his customer interactions and domain expertise blend customer needs with industry trends to help Red Hat define open source computing in the enterprise. He has achieved Red Hat's highest level of certification as a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA), and has received Red Hat's highest employee honor as a Red Hat Chairman's Award recipient.

David has a BS and MS in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and an Executive MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.

Prior to joining Red Hat in 2007, he specialized in visual simulation, virtual reality, human computer interfaces, and scientific visualization at Silicon Graphics, Inc.

Follow David on Twitter at @davidegts and catch his technology podcast at http://dgshow.org.


Matt Hermanson, Cloud Solutions Architect, Red Hat


Zohaib Khan - Application Modernization Practice Lead, North America Public Sector, Red Hat


Andy Olenik - NY Metro Public Sector Director for State and Local Government, Microsoft Azure
Andy Olenik is the NY Metro Public Sector Director for Microsoft State and Local Government Azure Business. In this role, Andy works with the company’s senior leadership team to develop customer acquisition, adoption and partner strategies for the use of Microsoft Azure Commercial and Government clouds across the City Agencies. In his role, Andy interfaces with various facets of the company across product management, cloud services engineering, compliance and policy, sales and marketing in the Specialty Team Unit (STU), Customer Success Unit (CSU) and Account Team Units (ATU.) Andy has been at Microsoft for more than 10 years and has served our customers previously as the Client Director for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for more than 4 ½ years and the Area Sales Manager for Mid-Atlantic North for nearly two years before assuming his current position at the beginning of in August of 2015. Twice in the past 5 years Andy have been named to Microsoft’s Highest Honor, The Circle of Excellence, first in 2012 as a Platinum Club Outstanding Achiever Award Recipient and again in 2016 as a Platinum Club for Top Attainment. Before joining the State and Local Government Team at Microsoft, Andy spent his professional career in numerous privately held and venture funded technology start-ups. His experience includes more than 15 years supporting higher education institutions with individual contributor and sales management roles at Blackboard, Inc., Datatel (now Ellucian), THINQ Learning Solutions and Rave Mobile Solutions, where he held the title of Vice President of Sales. Andy loves Open Source Software and can be seen around the NY Metro with his Red Hat backpack evangelizing “That Azure Loves Red Hat and This is not Your Uncle’s Microsoft.” Andy and his wife of 16 years, Mary, live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where they are raising their five children who range from 14 to 2 years. In his spare time, he is avid fan of sports and most importantly, his family.


Gerald Cheng Jung Wang - Manager of UNIX and Linux Infrastructures, ITS, HRA/DSS, The City of New York
Gerald is Leading technology initiatives and creating strategic plans for UNIX/Linux division managing IBM Power, Oracle SPARC, Intel x86 Red Hat Linux server platforms used by mission critical databases and applications for NYC HRA such as Case Management System, Imaging and Data Warehouse.

Gerald has worked in the Information Technology field for telecommunication company and government agency for over 20 years. He is currently collaborating with other managers and executives at HRA MIS to define future state of enterprise server environment considering TCO, service continuity, system scalability, high availability and security hardening.

Gerald holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from NYU, Tandon school of Engineering (previously Polytechnic University)



Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Location: Brooklyn Marriott
333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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