Red Hat Forum EMEA 2020
The live Red Hat Forum EMEA 2020 Virtual Experience is over, but your learning doesn’t have to end. Through next year, view the recordings of our partner's sessions that will help you go from here, anywhere.
Learn more about the key trends such as Hybrid Cloud, Edge and IoT and how the world is adapting to new and transformative ways of working. Partners will show you how they are building collaborative ecosystems across teams and within organisations to deliver productivity and growth.
Register or login to access all the content from the Partner track to learn more from our key strategic partners, who highlight how they are using our solutions in these engaging and informative sessions.
Discover new and innovative approaches, which will motivate you to discover more around open source.
- transformational customer stories
- joint solutions
- virtual partner booths
- a panel discussion
- and much more
If you’ve missed anything, don’t worry—you can replay all sessions on demand and discover what’s next for you in open source..
09:30 - 10:00 CET
Welcome & event opening
Keynote: Preparing for an innovative future with open hybrid cloud
Senior Vice President & General Manager EMEA, Red Hat
10:30 - 11:00 CET
Keynote: Building a flexible future with Red Hat
Vice President Sales EMEA, Red Hat
Director General for DG Informatics
Cloud Engineering Manager, Turkcell
10:30 - 11:00 CET
Interactive Live demo: Multi Cloud is Hard, Multi Cloud is Real, the live game
UKI Domain Solution Architect & Developer Advocacy Lead, Red Hat
Principal Domain Solution Architect, Red Hat
Associate Solution Architect, Red Hat
Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
11:00 - 11:30 CET
Vice President, Partners & Products EMEA, Red Hat
11:30 - 14:00 CET
SESSION - "OCP on an air-gap AWS environment" - A major telco had requirement to migrate its on-prem ageing analytics/reporting solution on AWS platform. Due to sensitive nature of data and business criticality of the application, key requirements were to deploy a fully resilient, secured and elastic platform in air-gapped mode. Accenture and Red Hat partnered to deliver OpenShift 4.4, right out of GA, meeting all client requirements.In this session, we will talk about deploying and running OCP v4.4 on a secured AWS environment using the best of AWS and OCP features to meet client’s stringent requirements in addition to achieving a high level of automation. We will also cover challenges faced and lessons learnt from this deployment.
SESSION "Atos – Our top five most successful blueprints using Red Hat Technologies" - Atos has been consuming and been a partner with Red Hat for over thirteen years. Over this time, Atos has continued to adopt Red hat technologies to support both its clients and own projects. Atos has built and deployed repeatable blueprints for its customers and in this presentation they are sharing their top five blueprints that use Red Hat technologies, typically the foundation of any Digital Transformation.
SESSION - "How Helvetia met modern day customer demands using OpenShift on AWS." - In this session we will explore how the expectations of customer have evolved, and been a driving factor for business modernization. We will look at how Helvetia use OpenShift running on AWS to solve the challenges posed by modern customer demand. We will see how AWS and Red Hat OpenShift provide a better together solution providing, a modern scalable, resilient and secure option for enterprises.
SESSION - "OpenShift @ Scale: Mass Migration REX" - During this session, we will share how we have been working with our clients on their Mass migration to OpenShift in partnership with Red Hat. From Platform Operating Model to Delivery and particularly how we have built a technical onboarding approach to support this exciting transformation journey.
SESSION - "Financial Crimes Insight with Red Hat OpenShift" - In this session Lead Architect Nolan O'dwyer. will discuss the collaboration between Red Hat and DXC in developing the Financial Crimes Insight tool. This helps organisation protect against fraud or review transactions which require further investigation. This allows organisations to develop new ways to asses risk analysis and risk dectection. This will be a truly informative and enlightening session and we look forward to presenting this at the Red Hat Forum.
SESSION - "How to enable a cloud-like experience for your SAP workloads - with the benefits of on-premise IT" - In this session, experts from IDC, HPE and Red Hat are going to discuss some key aspects of an SAP S/4 HANA deployment. Modernizing your SAP estate and migrating to S/4 HANA raises some key questions that you should consider: Cloud or not? Which options do I have to modernize my SAP application estate? How can I combine a public cloud-like experience with the key capabilities of an on-premise solution? What should a modern platform for S/4 HANA deployments look like? What are the technology components? What are the key considerations that I should be aware of? How do I get started with modernizing my SAP application estate and my IT platform?
SESSION - "Choice and Control: Emerging Stronger in 2020 with IBM and Red Hat" - Red Hat OpenShift is the leading container platform, and the foundation of IBM Cloud. In a Hurwitz study, clients using IBM + Red Hat report getting 2.5x more value over public cloud alone. Hear how IBM is helping Coca Cola European Partners and Airtell speed transformation with a consistent hybrid multicloud platform, IBM Cloud, and unique industry expertise. And, see a live demo of multicloud management delivering a single point of control across OpenShift and other K8s (EKS, GCP, AKS, IKS).
SESSION - "Microsoft and Red Hat. Building together!" - Microsoft and Red Hat have been partners for over a decade. The Red Hat and Microsoft partnership gives more choice and flexibility for hybrid cloud deployments, delivering enterprise operating systems, simplified container technologies, rigorous security, and integrated support. Brendan Burns will welcome you to this session where he talks about how strategic the partnership is to Microsoft. We moved from stronger together to building joint solutions together. A good example of this extended partnership in Azure Red Hat Openshift. Did you every wonder, how do you deploy an Azure RedHat OpenShift cluster? Where do I start? Roy de Milde will do a demo that shown it all. This demo’s shows it all! We will learn you which commando’s you can use. What you can do with AZ ARO. What you can configure during deployment and much more! Deploying Azure RedHat OpenShift from beginning to end has never been more easier. To make this even more tangible our joint customer Vinci will present their use case with us. Why did they choose for Azure Red Hat Openshift, what problem did it solve and how does the customer value the joint service Microsoft and Red Hat are providing together with the valued partner Axians. Join us and don’t miss this amazing session!
Cloud Infrastructure & Security Architect, Accenture
Bhushan Gavankar is a Senior Technology Architect at Accenture UK. He has around 18 years of industry experience across systems, networks, storage and for last 3 years on Cloud computing, primarily on AWS. Through Accenture, he has been working as Cloud and Security architect at a major telco for last 2 years, which has around 50+ AWS accounts and an annual AWS cloud bill crossing $6 million. He has achieved AWS Solution Architect – Associate & Professional, AWS Certified Security Speciality, Terraform Associate and Red Hat Delivery Specialist – Container Platform Deployment accreditation.
Global Head of Hybrid Cloud – Telecoms, Media and Technology, Atos
As the Head of the Application, Cloud, Transformation and Management Sales for Atos International, I head up an experienced team of industry and portfolio specialists that are dedicated to support customers Digital Transformation with cloud solutions and platforms.
Partner Solutions Architect, AWS
Ryan Niksch is a Partner Solutions Architect focusing on application platforms, hybrid application solutions, and modernization. Ryan has worn many hats in his life and has a passion for tinkering and a desire to leave everything he touches a little better than when he found it.
Head of Technology, Helvetia Versicherungen AG
Jonathan Le Lous
Field CTO, Cloud Infrastructure Services, Capgemini
For 15 years I have been passionate in helping organizations being Lean/Agile and modernizing their App Portfolios and Software Development Life Cycle. Using DevOps, Cloud, PaaS, Containers, Microservices, API we have been succeeding to increase delivery velocity and reducing Infrastructure TCO.
Lead Architect , DXC Technology
Nolan is an experienced Enterprise Architect in the strategic planning, design, build and delivery of IT infrastructure and applications in large, complex business modernisation and transformation Programmes.
He recognises that transformation isn’t simply about technology but also one of organisation and culture if the true benefit of Digital Transformation is to be realized. He brings extensive experience in Applications Transformation, Cloud Technologies, Agile Delivery models and DevOps philosophy to bear on any client engagement. In his role as Lead Architect for the DXC Newcastle Digital Transformation Centre provides support, consultancy and direction for DXC teams and for our Clients in their transformation journey. He is seen as a Technical Evangelist and solution innovator driving the Newcastle DTC to be an exemplar of DXC innovative thinking and ability to deliver focusing not just on the technology but also the culture required to support the new Digital economy.
Senior Program Director: Lead Analyst, Cloud in Europe, IDC
Distinguished Technologist / SAP Competence Center, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Senior Manager EMEA Business Development, Red Hat
General Manager, Red Hat Synergy Global, IBM
Distinguished Engineer, CTO Red Hat Synergy EMEA, IBM
Corporate Vice President, Azure Compute OSS Cloud, Microsoft
Responsible for the management APIs for Azure and Azure management at scale including policy, access control and continuous deployment. Responsible for cloud native compute on Azure including Linux on Azure, Kubernetes on Azure and Service Fabric. Responsible for open source compute on Azure including Kubernetes and Linux. Responsible for SAP on Azure. Prior to Microsoft Brendan worked on the Google Cloud Platform for 4 years where he was a co-founder of the Kubernetes open source project, as well as the Google Container Engine, Google Cloud DNS and Google Config Manager projects. Prior to working on Google Cloud, Brendan worked on Google’s web search infrastructure for four years. Prior to working at Google Brendan was a professor of Computer Science at Union College in Schenectady, New York.
Eus de Haas
Development Director, VINCI Energies Netherlands
As a board member at VENL Eus is responsible for Governance, the professionalization of support departments, Corporate Social Responsibility, IT / ERP, Procurement, Safety Excellence, Legal Affairs (General Counsel) and sponsor of Management Development.
Jan Govert Kemps
IT Director, VINCI Energies Netherlands
Business Unit Manager, Axians
About Jos Groen Axians is a network of business in the field Dynamic Infrastructures, Intelligent Apps and Business Applications. Within this network Jos is leading a business unit with the ambition to migrate (legacy) applications and workloads to Red Hat Openshift on the Azure cloud (ARO). We use the technologies of both Red Hat and Microsoft in the field of middleware solutions, operational data integration and application migration. For application modernization on an enterprise level, we use the technologies of Mendix and Microsoft. As a leader Jos is passionate about transformation towards the Open Organization.
Open Source Lead, Microsoft Western Europe, Microsoft
Responsible for the Microsoft Open Source Strategy within Microsoft Western Europe as part of the Azure Business Group. Responsible to ensure Open Source solutions are pushed through the local Microsoft country teams by providing Go To Market plans. This includes Open Source Migration Programs, Application Modernization and Innovation plays including Cloud Native plus Open Source Database Migration/ Utilization. Prior to working for Microsoft he worked for open source companies like Docker (2 years) and Red Hat (6 years) where held several positions. René has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Groningen.
Roy de Milde
Cloud Native Specialist, EMEA Blackbelt, Microsoft
Responsible for making sure that our customer that are adopting Cloud Native Technology in the Microsoft ecosystem are successful. Engaging with Microsoft field, partners, and customer for enablement and driving Cloud Native business across EMEA. Gathering relevant feedback from our customers and connect with our product and engineering’s teams. Working closely with Red Hat EMEA team and field. Prior to Microsoft, Roy worked at a big Microsoft partner in the Netherlands as a Microsoft Azure pre-sales consultant. Making sure that their customers getting the most out of adopting Microsoft Azure technology. Before that Roy worked for over ten years for IT companies in the Infrastructure and development space.
Vice president, Products & Partners, EMEA, Red Hat
Petra Heinrich joined Red Hat in January 2007 and is responsible for the development and execution of Red Hat's partner strategy, partner sales and product business development manager across EMEA. This includes the indirect go-to-market strategy and execution with distributors, solution providers, GAPs, CCSP's (Certified Cloud Solution Provider) and associated programs. With over 20 years experience in partner management and business development, Petra Heinrich is a champion for open source collaboration to deliver innovative solutions for today's business challenges leveraging Red Hat's business partner network and global alliances. Previous stations in her career included Lotus, IBM, Suse and Novell. Heinrich started her career at Lotus Development, working in operations and later moved to a partner manager role, where she took responsibility for the Lotus partner business in the central region. After the acquisition of Lotus by IBM, she supported the integration of the partner business and was responsible for the combined IBM Software/Lotus partner business in the central region. Heinrich's next move was into the open source business. She took the position of vice president for the consumer business unit and partner business at SuSE Linux, where she was responsible for product management, marketing, sales, and support. Heinrich was responsible for developing strategy
and building the business, along with programs for all indirect business. Heinrich played a key role during the Novell/SuSE acquisition process and was instrumental in the integration process. Heinrich was made vice president for EMEA partners at Novell with the objective to grow both the Linux and the partner business. After her time at Novell, Heinrich worked at an open source collaboration provider as chief sales officer, building the sales strategy and doubling the business within a year.
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