Red Hat Forum Hong Kong 2016

Ubicaciones de eventos

  • 1 de Noviembre de 2016
  • Hong Kong
  • The Mira Hong Kong

Be Equipped to Compete in Today's Digital Economy

Open source is now at the forefront of every major breakthrough in technology. It is time we challenge the status quo and think differently. To compete in the digital economy, we need to collaborate and participate in the open source communities of today. Red Hat Forum is where we connect technology experts across a wide range of fields to collaborate and solve critical issues. It’s where you get insider access to the people, network and knowledge. That’s the power of participation. That’s the Red Hat Forum.

Learn. Network. Collaborate.

Learn the latest in technology trends, network with industry leaders and experience open source solutions at the very heart of Red Hat Forum 2016.

Top topics discussed:

  • Open Hybrid Cloud
  • DevOps
  • Management
  • Containers
  • Big Data
  • Mobile

Highlights at Red Hat Forum 2016:

  • Red Hat presentations highlighting latest industry trends
  • Red Hat user cases and scenarios addressing critical pain points
  • Real-world strategies and solutions
  • Technology and business sessions
  • Direct networking with Red Hat and our partners

Come together, collaborate and experience the Power of Participation.




Exciting keynote presentations and interactive breakouts will arm you with best practices to meet your business objectives.
Watch this space as the full agenda will be published in due course.


 7:45 am  Registration | Solutions Showcase
 9:00 am  Welcome Address
 Peter ManRegional Director HK, Macau, Taiwan & South China, Red Hat
 9:10 am  The Power of Participation
 Margaret Dawson, Director of Global Product Marketing, Platform & Solution Marketing,
 Infrastructure, Red Hat
 9:40 am  Red Hat Innovation Awards Presentation & Speech
 9:55 am  Building an Architecture for Continuous Innovation
 Jim Totton, Vice President and General Manager, Platforms Business Unit, Red Hat
 10:30 am  Morning Break | Solutions Showcase
 10:45 am  Collaborative Innovation-accelerates technology breakthroughs
 Dominic Cheung,Manager,Server Solutions,IBM Systems Hardware,IBM China/ Hong Kong Limited
 11:30 am  Strategy on Software Defined Infrastructure for Enterprise IT
 Otto Chow,Technical Sales Specialist, PRC and APJ Region,Intel® HPC Segment & Data Center Group  Technical Sales
 12:00 pm  Lunch | Solutions Showcase
 1:00 pm  Containers in the Enterprise
  Li Jin Tao, Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
 Building Modern Apps using Next Generation
 Application Platforms

 Benjamin Henshall, Director, AppDev Solutions, Red Hat
 1:30 pm  Microsoft Loves Linux
 Kylie Liang, Senior Program Manager, Enterprise Open Source Group, Microsoft
 Containers in Action - Transform Application
 Delivery with OpenShift and DevOps

 Radar Lui, Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
 2:00 pm  Enabling Digital Transformation via the Red  Hat Management Portfolio
 Albert Law, Solution Architect Manager, Red Hat
 Modernizing your Enterprise Application
 Architeture with Microservices

 Vishal Ghariwala, Regional Product Management
 Director, Application Platform Products, Red Hat
 2:30 pm  Afternoon Break | Solutions Showcase
 3:00 pm  Why Software-Defined Storage is Critical for
 your IT Strategy

 Ross Turk, Global Director of Product Marketing,
 Storage and Big Data Business Unit, 
Red Hat
 Enterprise Mobility - First Step Towards  Digital Transformation
 Benjamin Henshall, Director, AppDev Solutions, Red Hat
 3:30 pm  Accelerating OpenStack Deployments with  NetApp Storage
 Kelvin Cheung,System Engineer,NetApp
 Next Generation Integration using JBoss  Fuse and 3Scale API Management
 Vishal Ghariwala, Regional Product Management
 Director, Application Platform Products, Red Hat
 4:00 pm  Closing and Lucky Draw
 4:30 pm  End of Program

Our Speakers


Learn and connect with top industry leaders as they share their insights and latest industry trends at Red Hat Forum 2016.


Keynote Speakers


Margaret Dawson​
Director of Global Product Marketing, Platform & Solution Marketing, Infrastructure
Red Hat

A 20-year tech industry veteran, Margaret is a frequent author and speaker on cloud computing, big data, open source, women in tech, and the intersection of business and technology. Currently, Margaret leads global product marketing at Red Hat, the world’s leading open source software company.

Prior to Red Hat, she was Vice President of Product Marketing and Cloud Evangelist for the cloud computing division of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. Margaret has worked and traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, and North America. She was a foreign correspondent for BusinessWeek magazine, and spent ten years in the Greater China region, consulting with many technology companies and governmental agencies.


Jim Totton​
Vice President and General Manager, Platforms Business Unit
Red Hat

Jim Totton holds P&L responsibility for the Red Hat Platforms Business Unit, which includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux as well as the company's operating system product line for real-¬time, embedded and client computing, the virtualization platform Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and the Cloud infrastructure solution Red Hat OpenStack Platform. A veteran of the computing industry for over 30 years, Jim joined Red Hat, having held key leadership positions with Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Dell, and Microsoft.

At DEC, Jim held many engineering and technology leadership roles including serving as Software Vice President where he led Windows Engineering, Product Management, and Marketing organizations bringing some of the earliest broad Windows NT enterprise solutions to market. In 1999 he was recruited by Dell and served as Vice President of Software where he led the Software Product Group in delivering operating systems and applications across their hardware product lines. Prior to joining Red Hat, he served as Microsoft’s GM of Marketing in their OEM Division where he led Business Development and Product Management for Microsoft’s worldwide OEM channel.


Peter Man​
Regional Director HK, Macau, Taiwan & South China
Red Hat

Peter Man is the Regional Director for Red Hat in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and South China. In his role, Peter leads the teams to drive business and increase Red Hat’s footprint in Greater China.

Peter has more than 18 years of IT industry experience and has established a strong reputation in Hong Kong’s open source community. Previously with Novell and IBM, he has a proven track record for building high performing teams.

Peter holds a string of academic qualifications, including a Masters in Computer Science from Texas A&M Uni.


Otto Chow
Technical Sales Specialist, PRC and APJ Region,Intel® HPC Segment & Data Center Group Technical Sales

Otto Chow is the team leader of technical sales specialists in PRC and APJ region. He and his team focus on promoting Intel technologies around cloud and software defined infrastructure to end customers with ecosystem partners.

Otto joined Intel in 1999 as senior engineer to support software developer enabling activities for Intel latest processors.  He then served multiple roles in Intel from consulting services to technical sales role covering telco operators and cloud service providers in China.


Breakout Track Speakers


Li Jin-Tao​
Senior Solution Architect
Red Hat

Li Jin-Tao is Red Hat's Openstack Solution Engineer, with over 20 years' experience in Unix and Linux.
Having an in-depth knowledge of Red Hat's products and solutions, he is responsible for the related development and provides support to high end customers.


Benjamin Henshall
Director, AppDev Solutions
Red Hat Asia Pacific

Benjamin Henshall holds a Bachelor of Science (Information Systems - UNSW) and is the Director of solutions for Red Hat’s developer tooling and developer platforms for the Asia Pacific region. His primary responsibility is to help clients, partners and the eco-system within Asia adopt the Red Hat toolsets and services in digital transformative opportunities.

Benjamin comes with over 8 and half years experience within Red Hat and prior working at Oracle within the Fusion Middleware business unit and BEA Systems preceding his time at Oracle.

His particular interests is to help organisations ‘out innovate’ the competition through ‘compressed innovation cycles’ using software engineering principles and cultural change known as DevOps and aligning IT architectures and operations to meet the demands of the next generation business model(s).

Benjamin also has a passion for helping organisations understand how to harness the innovation from open source software and participate in their respective communities.


Vishal Ghariwala
Regional Product Management Director, Application Platform Products
Red Hat

Vishal Ghariwala works in the APAC Office of Technology. He is responsible for the Product Management function in Asia Pacific for the Middleware, OpenShift and Mobile product lines.

His current role combines customer engagement, product management, product marketing, technical/sales enablement, and business operations. Vishal has been in the IT industry for more than 15 years, and has led vendors such as ILOG, IBM, Intalio, and most recently Red Hat for half of that career.

Vishal holds a B.Eng. (Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.


Radar Lui
Senior Solution Architect
Red Hat

Radar Lui is a Senior Solution Architect in Red Hat Hong Kong who focuses on the application development products including JBoss Middleware and the cloud application platform OpenShift. He is specialized in Java EE application development and system integration on various industries including finance, telecom and government.


Albert Law
Solution Architect Manager
Red Hat

In his two decades of IT career, Albert is specialized in IT infrastructure solution, including storage, information availability, and cloud offerings.  As a solution architect of Red Hat, he is an evangelist of open source, from U2L to cloud enablement, bringing the true value of open source to enterprises.


Ross Turk
Director of Product Marketing, Storage and Big Data Business Unit
Red Hat

Ross Turk is director of product marketing in the Storage and Big Data business unit. Responsible for product marketing for the Red Hat Storage portfolio of products, Turk comes to Red Hat from Inktank, Inc., acquired by Red Hat in May 2014, where he was vice president of marketing and community. He has more than 15 years of experience creating open source software, managing complex IT systems and helping companies serve software developers. Before joining Inktank, Turk managed developer communities for Talend, Alcatel-Lucent and, the world’s largest open source community. He also led the engineering team for SourceForge and provided architectural leadership.


Our Sponsors


We are joining forces with some of our strategic technology partners for Red Hat Forum 2016. Our sponsor list continues to grow, so check back to see who you can look forward to connecting with.




IBM China/Hong Kong Limited

IBM is a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company headquartered in New York with operations in over 175 countries. The company creates value for clients through integrated solutions and products that leverage: data, information technology, deep expertise in industries and business processes, and a broad ecosystem of partners and alliances. IBM solutions typically create value by enabling new capabilities for clients that transform their businesses and help them engage with their customers and employees in new ways. These solutions draw from an industry leading portfolio of consulting and IT implementation services, cloud and cognitive offerings, and enterprise systems and software; all bolstered by one of the world’s leading research organizations.

IBM opened for business in Hong Kong in 1957, and has since played a pivotal role in Hong Kong’s development and transformation. For more information,


Intel Corporation

For nearly 40 years Intel has been leading and bringing new technology to the marketplace. Whether it's a mobile lifestyle or a new way to enjoy entertainment at home, Intel is helping people all over the world accomplish things they never before dreamed possible. In the end, it's not just about making technology faster, smarter and cheaper — it's about using that technology to make life better, richer, and more convenient for everyone it touches.





Microsoft’s commitment to openness and collaboration is ingrained in our day-to-day approach to doing business alongside industry partners around the world, including open source communities. The Microsoft cloud supports a wide range of industry leading operating systems, languages, tools, and frameworks. It puts the best of Windows and Linux ecosystems at your fingertips, so you can build great applications and services that work with many devices.



Leading organizations worldwide count on NetApp for software, systems and services to manage and store their data. Customers value the company’s teamwork, expertise and passion for helping them succeed now and into the future. To learn more, visit





Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology?. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully.



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Date: 1 November 2016

Location: The Mira Hong Kong

Address: 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

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