Red Hat Forum EMEA 2020

Sub-Saharan Africa track

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  • Inspiring customer stories,
  • Technical demos,
  • Q&A with industry experts.

Agenda

General sessions

10:30 - 11:00 CAT

Welcome & Event Opening

Keynote: Preparing for an innovative future with open hybrid cloud

Werner Knoblich,

senior vice president & general manager EMEA, Red Hat

11:00 - 11:30 CAT

Keynote: Building a flexible future with Red Hat

Michel Isnard,

vice president sales EMEA, Red Hat

Mario Campolargo,

Director General for DG Informatics

Orhan Biyiklioglu,

Cloud Engineering Manager, Turkcell

11:30 - 12:00 CAT

Interactive Live demo: Multi Cloud is Hard, Multi Cloud is Real, the live game

Graeme Colman,

UKI Domain Solution Architect & Developer Advocacy Lead, Red Hat

Ian Lawson,

Principal Domain Solution Architect, Red Hat

Erin Murphy,

Associate Solution Architect, Red Hat

Mark Roberts,

Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Sub-Saharan Africa track

12:00 - 12:30 CAT

Opening session

Dion Harvey,

Regional General Manager Sub-Saharan Africa, Red Hat

12:30 - 14:00 CAT

Track 1

12:30 - 13:00 CAT

Getting Closer to the Edge

Gavin McDougall,

Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat Sub-Saharan Africa

13:00 - 13:30 CAT

Ansible Engage!

Nuno Martins,

Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat Sub-Saharan Africa

13:30 - 14:00 CAT

Anybody Can Do Integration - Codeless Integration for Business

Francis Viviers,

Senior Solution Architect, Middleware & AppDev, Red Hat Sub-Saharan Africa

Track 2

12:30 - 13:00 CAT

Solving the Digital Transformation Puzzle

Mark Hosking,

Head Of Emerging Technologies CEMEA, Red Hat

13:00 - 13:30 CAT

Safaricom's OpenShift Journey - An Honest Interview With the Key Players

Chris Saul,

Territory Sales Lead, Red Hat East & West Africa

13:30 - 14:00 CAT

You've Already Been Locked Down, Don't Get Locked In

Tracy Lona,

Territory Account Manager, Red Hat Sub-Saharan Africa

14:00 - 14:30 CAT

Networking break

14:30 - 15:30 CAT

Track 1

14:30 - 15:00 CAT

Creating Organizational Impact Through Open Technology, Open Culture & Open Processes - THIS is Open Transformation

Jaen Swart,

AppDev Solution Specialist and Principle Architect, Red Hat Sub-Saharan Africa

Danie Thom,

Cloud Platforms Specialist, Red Hat Sub Saharan Africa

15:00 - 15:30 CAT

Transforming Virtualization for the Future - A Refreshed Look at Virtualization

Carlos Dos Santos,

Cloud Solution Architect, Red Hat Sub-Saharan Africa

Track 2

14:30 - 15:00 CAT

Purple Cloud, Purple Cloud - Making Music with Red Hat and IBM

Jacques Viljoen,

Senior Soluton Architect, Cloud & IBM Synergy, Red Hat Sub-Saharan Africa

15:00 - 15:30 CAT

Unfakable Linux, Convert2rhel, Live Kernel Patching and In-Place Upgrades

Ross Addis,

Senior Solution Architect, Platform, Red Hat Sub-Saharan Africa

15:30 - 16:00 CAT

Ask The Experts

Speakers

Dion Harvey

Red Hat

Dion Harvey

Regional Manager, Red Hat Sub-Saharan Africa, Red Hat

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

Dion Harvey welcomes attendees to the Sub-Saharan Africa track of the Red Hat Virtual Forum, he will take the audience through Red Hat's Hybrid Cloud strategic initiatives, explain Red Hat's local context, and take the audience through the agenda for the day.

Gavin McDougall

Red Hat

Gavin McDougall

Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat Sub-Saharan Africa, Red Hat

12:30 p.m - 13:00 p.m

Getting Closer to the Edge - The next generation of hybrid cloud applications won't be confined to central data-centres or public cloud deployments; instead, some of these innovations will exist at the edges of the networks, answering consumer demands and solving business challenges with the power that comes from near real-time processing and analysis. This future at the edge is powered by data, 5G, Linux containers and Kubernetes.

Nuno Martins

Red Hat

Nuno Martins

Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat Sub-Saharan Africa, Red Hat

13:00 p.m - 13:30 p.m

Ansible Engage! -  Automation can bring efficiency and agility to your environment, but Ansible is more than just a configuration management tool helping you install apache. I will explore some other uses of Ansible to lighten the load of Ops and how Ansible could be the hardest worker in your team. Let Ansible automate so you can innovate.

Francis Viviers

Red Hat

Francis Viviers

Senior Solution Architect - Middleware & AppDev, Red Hat Sub-Saharan Africa, Red Hat

13:30 p.m - 14:00 p.m

Anybody Can Do Integration - Codeless Integration for Business - If you think that being a whizz at middleware and integration is reserved for brainy geeks and nerds, think again. Think Red Hat Integration on Openshift - so easy, your gran could do it!

Mark Hosking

Red Hat

Mark Hosking

Head Of Emerging Technologies CEMEA,, Red Hat

12:30 p.m - 13:00 p.m

Solving the Digital Transformation Puzzle

Chris Saul

Red Hat

Chris Saul

Territory Sales Lead, Red Hat East & West Africa, Red Hat

13:00 p.m - 13:30 p.m

Safaricom's OpenShift Journey - An Honest Interview With the Key Players - Join Chris Mwanzia, Senior Manager, Cloud and infrastructure Solutions, and Manager, Container Management and Automation and Alex Kipkirui, Senior Manager Enterprise Integration & Order Management, to hear how they selected, deployed and now use Red Hat OpenShift. The frank discussion will cover what's worked well, what lessons were learned and what advice they would give to other teams looking at OpenShift or similar solutions.

Tracy Lona

Red Hat

Tracy Lona

Territory Account Manager, Red Hat Sub-Saharan Africa, Red Hat

13:30 p.m - 14:00 p.m

You've Already Been Locked Down, Don't Get Locked In - If you are new to Red Hat, this presentation is perfect for you! We are going back to basics - we look at the value of a subscription, and why Red Hat's unique subscription model outweighs proprietary license vendors. With a subscription, there are no lock-in or exit costs. Subscription models allow you Freedom, Control, Confidence & Flexibility. Join us to find out more about the unique value Red Hat can bring to your organisation.

Jaen Swart

Red Hat

Jaen Swart

AppDev Solution Specialist and Principle Architect, Red Hat Sub-Saharan Africa, Red Hat

14:30 p.m - 15:00 p.m

Creating Organizational Impact Through Open Technology, Open Culture & Open Processes - THIS is Open Transformation - Red Hat has come a long way from the RHEL company you know and remember. We are leaders in Open Transformation. We assist companies with their digital transformation journey leveraging the open practices that built Red Hat. Open digital transformation delivers measurable positive people, process and technology business results.

Danie Thom

Red Hat

Danie Thom

Cloud Platforms Specialist, Red Hat Sub Saharan Africa, Red Hat

14:30 p.m - 15:00 p.m

Creating Organizational Impact Through Open Technology, Open Culture & Open Processes - THIS is Open Transformation - Red Hat has come a long way from the RHEL company you know and remember. We are leaders in Open Transformation. We assist companies with their digital transformation journey leveraging the open practices that built Red Hat. Open digital transformation delivers measurable positive people, process and technology business results.

Carlos Dos Santos

Red Hat

Carlos Dos Santos

Cloud Solution Architect, Red Hat Sub-Saharan Africa, Red Hat

15:00 p.m - 15:30 p.m

Transforming Virtualization for the Future - A Refreshed Look at Virtualization - As organisations look ahead and transition their apps to containers, there is a realisation that some apps will not be refactored, and some will need long transformation cycle, however the delopers will still need to manage these side by side. Come and see how Red Hat is bringning the worlds of VM's, Containers and Serverless together, simplyfiying the transition from old to new.

Jacques Viljoen

Red Hat

Jacques Viljoen

Senior Soluton Architect, Cloud & IBM Synergy, Red Hat Sub-Saharan Africa, Red Hat

14:30 p.m - 15:00

Purple Cloud, Purple Cloud - Red Hat & IBM Make Music - Insights into how Red Hat and IBM enable an open hybrid multi cloud strategy by leveraging x86 and Power Systems in Private and Public cloud environments. 

Ross Addis

Red Hat

Ross Addis

Senior Solution Architect, Platform, Red Hat Sub-Saharan Africa, Red Hat

15:00 p.m - 15:30 p.m

Unfakable Linux, Convert2rhel, Live Kernel Patching and In-Place Upgrades - A demo of the RHEL conversion tool to upgrade from another Linux distribution to RHEL while keeping the system in tact, live kernel patching and in-place upgrades from older RHEL versions to RHEL 8.

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