Red Hat Forum Kuala Lumpur 2016

Ubicaciones de eventos

  • 6 de Octubre de 2016
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

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.


Highlights from Red Hat Forum 2015


Exciting keynote presentations and interactive breakouts will arm you with best practices to meet your business objectives.


 8:00 am  Registration | Solutions Showcase
 9:00 am  Welcome and Keynote

 The Power of Participation
 Damien Wong, Vice President and General Manager, ASEAN, Red Hat
 9:45 am  Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC
 Chew Kai Peng, Country Manager, Malaysia, Red Hat
 10:00 am  Open Source Powers Enterprise Digital Transformation
 Frederic Giron, Vice President, Research Director Serving CIOs, Forrester
 10:30 am  Morning Break | Solutions Showcase
 11:00 am  Building an Architecture for Continuous Innovation
 Chris Wright, Vice President and Chief Technologist, Red Hat
 11:40 am  Containers in the Enterprise
 Shazli Mansor Mohd Ghazali, Platform Solutions
 Architect, Malaysia, Red Hat
 Building Modern Apps using Next Generation
 Application Platforms

 Vishal Ghariwala, Regional Product Management
 Director, Application Platform Products, APAC,
 Red Hat
 12:10 pm  Dell Cloud Solutions for the Future Ready Enterprise
 Bert Lim, Dell Solutions Consultant
 From Data Silos to Unified Data Processing
 Victor Ng, Country Manager, Malaysia, Cloudera
 12:40 pm  Lunch | Solutions Showcase
 1:40 pm  Enabling Digital Transformation
 Sivaram Shunmugam, Enterprise Technologist,
 ASEAN, Red Hat
 Containers in Action - Transform Application
 Delivery with OpenShift and DevOps

 Evan Wong, Middleware Solutions Architect,
 Malaysia, Red Hat
 2:10 pm  Is your Data Center Ready for "Market Disruption"?
 Sean Hoong, Category Manager, HPE Servers Malaysia
 Open Source Ecosystem - Future of Enterprise IT
 Sandeep Khuperkar, Director, Ashnik Pte. Ltd.
 2:40 pm  Why Software-Defined Storage is Critical for
 your IT Strategy

 Rahul Vijayan, Senior Solutions Architect, ASEAN,
 Red Hat
 Enterprise Mobility: The First Step Towards
 Digital Transformation

 Gerald Khor, Business Development, Mobile,
 APAC, Red Hat
 3:10 pm  Closing & Lucky Draw
 Chew Kai Peng, Country Manager, Malaysia, Red Hat
 3:25 pm  Afternoon Break and Networking Session
 4:00 pm  END

   *Agenda is subject to change.


Keynote Session Synopsis

The Power of Participation
Damien Wong, Vice President and General Manager, ASEAN, Red Hat
Participation and innovation are tightly linked. Helping communities and companies harness and share innovation beyond the sum of their individual members is a leadership and technology challenge of our time. Take artificial intelligence or machine learning. Instead of locking down knowledge and working in isolation, many companies realize that working together is the only way to solve complex problems. This principle of participation extends through business and technology.

At Red Hat, we see the power of participation every day in the world of open source, where user-driven innovation underlies the advances we are seeing in network evolution, cloud computing, Linux containers, mobile, and big data etc. It is because of this participative movement, which sets the pace of innovation, that open source has become a default choice in IT.

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Open Source Powers Enterprise Digital Transformation
Frederic Giron, Vice President, Research Director Serving CIOs, Forrester
Open source innovation helps technology leaders embrace software architecture that is open, flexible, modular, scalable and secure to succeed in a digital world. Software innovation processes need to be collaborative, open – as in scaling beyond the traditional borders of organizations – and operating at the speed of the customer. This session will leverage Forrester insight and a hot-off-the press Asia Pacific survey of 450 CIOs to describe what is happening today and how technology leaders can map their strategies to the opportunity.

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Building an Architecture for Continuous Innovation
Chris Wright, Vice President and Chief Technologist, Red Hat
Your IT organization's architectures, processes, and platforms must let you build new kinds of apps in response to ever-evolving business demands. Incremental innovation doesn't seem like enough anymore — you must be able to innovate continuously through rapid development and modern operations. Red Hat® solutions, tools, and process expertise can help you create usefully hybrid environments, automate and streamline workflows, and develop better solutions faster. But don't take our word for it — we'll show you how our customers are leading the way.

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Breakout Session Synopsis

Containers in the Enterprise
Shazli Mansor Mohd Ghazali, Platform Solutions Architect, Malaysia, Red Hat
Successful IT organizations are able to balance the advancement of traditional enterprise applications, services, and infrastructure with the delivery of innovative cloud-native applications. While meeting the demands of the business is challenging, advancements in container technology is helping to both modernize existing workloads and drive agile processes for new application development. But doing this at scale, and meeting the requirements of enterprise IT are significant challenges. Container management, security, orchestration, identity and access policy, data persistence, are all areas that must be addressed in order for containers to cross from the developer's laptop, to the server clusters in the datacenter. This session will illustrate how enterprise IT can accelerate business agility and achieve greater security across hybrid cloud environments by leveraging containers and will address how to make them consumable for the enterprise. It will also set the story straight around the myths and misperceptions of containers.

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Building Modern Apps using Next Generation Application Platforms
Vishal Ghariwala, Regional Product Management Director, Application Platform Products, APAC, Red Hat
Digital technologies are creating new business designs by blurring the boundaries between physical and virtual worlds. Traditional businesses will need to adapt and change their business models to stay relevant. How do they go about doing that? Software is what differentiates the Traditional Business from the Digital Business. And the Modern App is an instance of that software. The Modern App is the face of the Digital Business. All the great examples: Uber, AirBnB, NetFlix - we recognize them by their app. The Modern App is a pre-requisite for digital businesses. This presentation looks at the characteristics of a Modern App and how to build it. It also talks about the architectures and platforms you need to have in place to build such modern apps.

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Enabling Digital Transformation
Sivaram Shunmugam, Enterprise Technologist, ASEAN, Red Hat
Applications, and the infrastructure that they run on, are rapidly changing as new computing models are introduced. New models, like virtualization, cloud, containers, DevOps, and mode 1/mode 2 applications, each introduce new capabilities and new complexities into organizations. A suite of Red Hat management products can help you adopt new application and infrastructure capabilities and provide management across heterogeneous environments. Its capabilities include: - A cloud management platform (Red Hat CloudForms) that allows you to gain control of your virtualization environment, and build and manage a private or hybrid cloud - A radically simple IT automation engine (Ansible Tower by Red Hat) that automates cloud provisioning, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and many other IT needs - A configuration and life-cycle management solution (Red Hat Satellite) that makes infrastructure easier to deploy, scale, and manage across physical, virtual, cloud, and container environments - Red Hat Insights that help you move from reactive fire-fighting to proactive, smart IT management Join this session to learn how these products can help you manage hybrid, heterogeneous environments.

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Containers in Action - Transform Application Delivery with OpenShift and DevOps
Evan Wong, Middleware Solutions Architect, Malaysia, Red Hat
Learn the best practices for improving applications delivery with DevOps and Containers. Find out how Red Hat helps customers improve application delivery, how containers help streamline processes, and how container application platforms can help provide a consistent environment for dev and ops teams to collaborate across multiple clouds.

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Why Software-Defined Storage is Critical for your IT Strategy
Rahul Vijayan, Senior Solutions Architect, ASEAN, Red Hat
Businesses today are increasingly adopting software-defined technologies to become more agile, reduce cost, increase scale, and stay relevant. Today’s key innovators, such as Airbnb & Uber, have demonstrated their ability to redefine entire markets through the use of modern software platforms. Enterprises need an alternative to traditional infrastructure. Red Hat offers a complete portfolio of next-generation cloud, container, operating system and software-defined storage solutions. Software-defined storage runs on clusters of standard x86 hardware and delivers petabyte-scale storage for demanding workloads. Attend this session to learn how Red Hat technologies provide a dynamic foundation for modern data centers, enabling organizations to become more efficient and advanced.

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Enterprise Mobility: The First Step Towards Digital Transformation
Gerald Khor, Business Development, Mobile, APAC, Red Hat
Digital technologies such as enterprise mobility are a catalyst for new ways of doing business and are driving a wave of innovation and change for organizations. Enterprise mobility offers opportunities for companies to reinvent business processes, engage in new ways with customers, business partners and employees, to improve customer satisfaction and drive operational efficiency. However enterprise mobility can be challenging to IT as it demands more agile IT ecosystems to enable collaboration on faster, continuous development cycles, openness to new tool chains and architectures, and integration with existing core systems. This session will discuss how a mobile application platform could enable organizations to develop and deploy mobile apps in an agile and flexible manner, take advantage of open technologies and standard toolkits while centralizing control over security, back-end integrations, and policy management, to enable digital transformation with mobile.

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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


Damien Wong
Vice President and General Manager, ASEAN
Red Hat

Damien Wong is the Vice President and General Manager for ASEAN at Red Hat. He is responsible for overall sales and business management for the ASEAN region, including short and long term sales objectives, channel relations, business office operations and staff training.


Frederic Giron
Vice President, Research Director Serving CIOs

In his role as research director, Fred Giron leads a team of Forrester analysts in Asia Pacific that focuses on the digital transformation opportunities for businesses around customer experience. His research team advises CIOs and CMOs and their teams on best practices for digital transformation and innovation. Fred's personal areas of research focus on how firms can shift their culture and adopt organizational structures, processes, sourcing strategies, and metrics that help them embed digital tools and capabilities throughout their organizations to become more customer-centric, agile, and innovative in how they embrace change. He is also an expert in tech services and outsourcing trends as well as the underlying market dynamics.


Chris Wright
Vice President and Chief Technologist
Red Hat

Chris Wright is Vice President and Chief Technologist at Red Hat where he is leading engineers who work on cloud computing, distributed storage, software defined networking and network functions virtualization, containers, machine learning, and continuous delivery.  During his more than 20 years as a software engineer he has worked in the telecom industry on high availability and distributed systems and in the Linux industry on security, virtualization, and networking.  He has been a Linux developer for over 15 years, most of that time spent deep in the Linux kernel.


Breakout Track Speakers


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

Vishal Ghariwala works in the APAC Office of Technology. He is responsible for the execution of 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.


Gerald Khor
Business Development, Mobile, APAC
Red Hat

Gerald Khor has dedicated more than 15 years of his professional career life in helping companies from various industries realize the value of enterprise mobility solutions. With his experience and expertise in enterprise mobility solutions, he is able to help customers and partners navigate the complex enterprise mobility landscape, avoid common pitfalls, maximize potential and returns. He has done this through various roles ranging from project delivery, product management to solution engineering, channel development and sales.


Sivaram Shunmugam
Enterprise Technologist, ASEAN
Red Hat

Sivaram Shunmugam is an Enterprise Technologist for Red Hat in Southeast Asia.  As part of his present role, he works with client stakeholders, both leadership and subject-matter-experts alike, to assist them in building up the organization's IT strategy.  On a day-to-day basis he consults with end users, system integrators and independent software vendors on how best to effectively design and enable enterprise environments using enterprise-ready open source technology.


Rahul Vijayan
Senior Solutions Architect, ASEAN
Red Hat

Rahul, a Senior Solutions Architect with Red Hat, offers consultation, design and delivery of innovative and complex Cloud infrastructure solutions. His expertise involves building green field private/hybrid cloud data centers, leads in architecting the business offerings, translating business needs into technical requirements and provides technical support throughout the life cycle of the project. He has proven capabilities in transition and transformation of traditional brown field datacenters by providing technology & processes assessments, gap analysis, proposing future state architecture and remediation methodologies. In his previous role as a Senior System engineer with EMC Engineering Lab, Rahul has performed numerous projects in integrating third party products and FC protocols with EMC storage. Prior to joining Red Hat Rahul was responsible for delivering innovative cloud solutions with CloudFX.


Shazli Mansor Mohd Ghazali
Platform Senior Solutions Architect, Malaysia
Red Hat

Shazli Mansor Mohd Ghazali is a Senior Solutions Architect for Platform from Red Hat in Malaysia. He has more than 16 years in the I.T. industry holding various positions including being an I.T. Specialist in UNIX, ASEAN UNIX Regional Specialist and Client Technical Architect in server hardware.  He has been involved in varied projects including Big Data analytics, Server Consolidation and Cloud for public sector, FSI and telco segments.  His current product portfolio includes Platform, Cloud and Red Hat Storage.


Evan Wong
Middleware Solutions Architect, Malaysia
Red Hat

A passionate I.T. technologist, with over 14 years of experience in Middleware and application development programming technologies. Currently, a Middleware Solutions Architect for Red Hat, with a focus and specialisation in SOA, BPM & BRMS, Data Integration & Virtualization and Mobility technologies. He has a proven track record of helping customers realize the value of successful I.T. projects implementation by applying vast knowledge in enterprise architecture, solution design, consultancy and project implementation.


Bert Lim
Dell Solutions Consultant

Bert Lim is one of the Dell Solutions Consultant who focuses on next generation services such as Big Data, SDx, IOT amongst others. Combined with his experiences gained over the last 15 years in operations, solutions, engineering and management, he helps Dell customers implement the next generation solutions today to ensure they are future ready.


Victor Ng
Country Manager, Malaysia

Victor has over 15 years of experience in the software and IT industry, having worked with companies like SAS, and QLIK managing and running both technical and business development aspect across South East Asia Region. A graduate from the Faculty of IT of Multimedia University Malaysia, Victor is a true practitioner of business analytics, having implemented and managed large scale enterprise business intelligence and data warehousing projects for organisations ranging from financial services, telecommunications and retail, driving business growth.



Sean Hoong
Category Manager
HPE Servers Malaysia




Sandeep Khuperkar
Ashnik Pte. Ltd.

Sandeep brings over 20 years of Industry experience with strong technical and business experience on Unix, Linux and Mainframe (System z). He is highly experienced in open-source technologies & the Linux business model. Sandeep is well-known for his distinctive combination of technical and leadership skills in managing complex deals and driving customer engagement.


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.






As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver effective solutions that address the business challenges of their end-user customers locally and around the world. For fiscal year 2011, the group served customers in more than 70 countries whilst staying true to our core values of integrity, customer service, accountability, teamwork and Innovation to guide our decisions and shape our commitment to exceed expectations.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.




Cloudera is revolutionizing enterprise data management with the first unified Platform for Big Data: The Enterprise Data Hub. Cloudera offers enterprises one place to store, process and analyze all their data, empowering them to extend the value of existing investments while enabling fundamental new ways to derive value from their data. Founded in 2008, Cloudera was the first and still is the leading provider and supporter of Hadoop for the enterprise. Cloudera also offers software for business critical data challenges including storage, access, management, analysis, security and search. Cloudera works with over 800 hardware, software and services partners to meet customers' big data goals.



Dell EMC

Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies.  This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions.  Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98% of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.


Wiki Labs

Wiki Labs is the Advance Business Partner of Red Hat since 2011, has been top performing for 4 years in a row (FY 13, FY 14, FY 15 and this year).Wiki Labs focus on Enterprise Open Source, primary in:
> Infrastructure Modernization
   - Unix to Linux (U2L)
   - Virtualization
   - Open Hybrid Cloud
   - Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
> Application Modernisation
> DevOps and Operation Efficiency Improvement
> Account Support Maintenance



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.




Zeeb is an IT solutions provider based in Malaysia specialising in Enterprise Open Source And Cloud Solution. We aim to empower businesses to tap into the freedom which the Open Source and Cloud Solutions providing a wide range of products.

With our dedicated in-house maintenance and service team, we are able to offer high value, professional training, and guaranteed support services to businesses which require Open Source or Cloud Solutions for infrastructure, databases, middleware integration, virtualization and data protection

After all, as it says in our motto, we are all about Open Source + Cloud!







ABYRES is a Leading Enterprise Open-Source Solutions Provider that brings extensive experience, valuable innovation and value to our clients in the areas of Big Data Analytics , Mobile Applications, Cloud-Computing, IT Modernization & Consulting, Training and Services. ABYRES is well associated with the world leaders such as Red Hat, EnterpriseDB, Hortonworks, Talend, Zmanda and others that brings the power of enabling technologies such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, JBoss Middleware & Data Virtualization, PostgreSQL databases, Software Defined Storage, data protection and Systems management to Enterprise Clients.



Data-driven organizations use Talend’s integration solutions to gain instant value from all their data. Natively supporting big data, Talend’s open and unified solutions take the complexity out of any integration project and equip IT to be more responsive to the demands of the business, at a predictable cost. 



Ingram Micro

2014 Revenue: $46.5 billion
2015 FORTUNE 500 ranking: 62
Only global broad-based IT distributor with significant Asia-Pacific presence






Info Trek

Info Trek has now grown to become one of the premier providers in the learning gateway. We provide corporate technology training solutions to businesses of both small to large from programmers, developers to project managers. Our thirst for knowledge drives us to seek out and embrace new technologies and certifications.




Iverson Associates Sdn Bhd is the undisputed leader in professional IT training in Malaysia. Established in 1994, Iverson offers an extensive array of advanced technology training to government, local and multinational corporations. We focus on providing high-quality IT training to corporate customers, meeting their training needs and helping them to maximise their return on technology investment.




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.


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Ansible by Red Hat® can help organizations achieve an effective approach to business automation, but the path to DevOps can be long and complex. Outdated habits must be replaced with more efficient practices, but new tools and processes require buy-in from various stakeholders across the organization.



Red Hat® CloudForms offers unified management for hybrid environments, providing a consistent experience and functionality across infrastructures. CloudForms gives IT organizations greater operational visibility through continuous discovery, monitoring, and deep inspection of managed resources. Learn how CloudForms can help IT organizations accelerate service delivery while retaining operational control.



Red Hat Mobile Application Platform brings together agility, integration, and centralized control for mobile innovation and a competitive edge. This platform offers a suite of features that embrace centralized control of security and back-end integration, collaborative app development, and a range of deployments to increase the speed of app integration with enterprise systems and delivery.



Red Hat® OpenShift Container platform is an application platform that helps organizations develop, deploy, and manage existing and container-based applications seamlessly across physical, virtual, and public cloud infrastructures.



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Date: October 6, 2016, Thursday

Location: Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Address: 12 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50450

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