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Red Hat Summit: Connect London

7 de Noviembre de 2023London, UKCodeNode
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8:30 - 9:30

Coffee, Registration & Partner Exhibition

9.30 - 10:00

Keynote Session

Joanna Hodgson,

UK Country Manager, Red Hat

Opening Remarks - Vision and Stage Setting

Hans J Roth,

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Red Hat

DevOps Experience - Developer Hub, Service Interconnect, and OpenShift AI Focus

Security Experience - Trusted Software Supply Chain

Infra/Edge Experience - RHEL, RHEL Managed Services, Edge, RH Device Edge

Automation Experience - Ansible EDA and Ansible Lightspeed

10:00 - 10:15


Steve Shakespear ,

EMEA Enterprise & Public Sales Director, Intel

10:15- 11:00

Interactive Demos

Julio Guijarro,

Chief Technology Officer, EMEA, Red Hat

Ian Lawson,

Senior Principal Product Manager, Technical, Red Hat

Laura Romero Carrillo,

Associate Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat

Joseph Baxter,

Associate Specialist Solution Architect, OpenShift, Red Hat

11:00 - 11:25

Break & Partner Exhibition

Silent Theatre in Partner Expo: Dell, Microsoft & Pure Storage

Karl Podesta,

Senior Specialist - Linux on Azure

Dell session

Dell session: Learn how APEX Cloud Platform for Red Hat OpenShift transforms OpenShift deployments and operations on-premises while enabling frictionless movement of apps and data across dispersed OpenShift environments. Therefore, accelerating development and deployment of revenue generating applications.

Lee Larter,

Pre-Sales Director

Microsoft session:

Migrate! With RHEL on Azure Come & Learn about the "Why, What, and How" of moving RHEL to Azure. Explaining topics like SAP, SQL, CentOS, Hybrid Benefit (AHB), MACC & MCS, OS agents, and more.

Karl Podesta,

Senior Specialist - Linux on Azure

Portworx by Pure Storage session:

Intro to Portworx; bring stateful apps to Kubernetes like you mean it.

Anthony Hodson,

Cloud Architect

11:25 - 12:30

Track 1: CTRL

11:25 - 11:55

GoDaddy: Leveraging Red Hat OpenShift on AWS to accelerate kubernetes migration to AWS

Arash Janzadeh,

Senior Manager SRE, GoDaddy

Sandeep Sidhu,

Principal SRE engineer, GoDaddy

Yorgensen Vassoodaven,

Principal SRE engineer, GoDaddy

12:00 - 12:30

Deutsche Bank: Is perception reality

Join Deutsche Bank to hear how we attempted to shift the status quo in order to innovate and deliver real business value to our consumers.

Dipesh Patel,

Vice President, Application Platforms – Customer Success Team, Deutsche Bank

Track 2: CMD

11:25 - 11:55

Optimizing Development efficiency and application security with the Red Hat Trusted Software Supply Chain

Ensuring accurate records of builds are maintained are crucial aspects of the secure software supply chain. We will show how this can be delivered using OpenShift Pipelines.

Mark Roberts,

Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

12:00 - 12:30

Now is the time to act on your IT emissions! Measure, report, and reduce using real data of your estate!

Discussing the drivers of IT sustainability and Red Hat technologies to approach emission measurement and reduction.

Nikolas Goulias ,

Senior Account Solution Architect, Red Hat

Track 3: Backspace

11:25 - 11:55

From monolith to hybrid microservices - bring your legacy applications to OpenShift with OpenShift Virtualisation

Introducing OpenShift virtualisation as a pathway for organisations grappling with the complexity of delivering application modernisation activities for mission critical applications.

Matt Kimberley,

Specialist Solution Architect, Application Platform, Red Hat

12:00 - 12:30

Ansible Networking: Why adopting NetDevOps & Automation is essential for the future of your network

How to get you from zero to hero with NetOps, making sure you use the tools you already use in conjunction with the Ansible Automation Platform to go faster with less effort.

Matt York,

Specialist Solution Architect (Automation), Red Hat

Track 4: Shift

11:25 - 11:55

Platforms with Product Thinking: Unlocking the power of platforms with a product mindset

Discussing the Platform as a Product approach and how building platforms driven by user needs is more efficient, effective and allows for continuous improvement.

Ed Seymour ,

Manager, Specialist Solution Architecture

12:00 - 12:30

What?! No More 2am Pager Alerts? How ROSA Brings Business Value and Accelerates Developer Productivity

Being blocked from delivering value by events is frustrating and expensive. We talk you through recent journeys with a customer where ROSA was used to bring value, enable teams, and even spark a little joy.

Ally Kouao ,

Account Solution Architect, Red Hat

Andy Repton,

Senior Blackbelt, OpenShift Management, Red Hat

12:30 - 13:15

Lunch & Partner Exhibition

Silent Theatre in Partner Expo: Dell, Microsoft & Pure Storage

Dell session:

Learn how APEX Cloud Platform for Red Hat OpenShift transforms OpenShift deployments and operations on-premises while enabling frictionless movement of apps and data across dispersed OpenShift environments. Therefore, accelerating development and deployment of revenue generating applications.

Lee Larter,

Pre-Sales Director

Microsoft session:

Modernise! With ARO & Ansible on Azure Enjoy faster time to market, reduce complexity, with enterprise-grade operations, security, and compliance with Red Hat OpenShift on Azure, and Ansible on Azure. Learn about the latest with ARO, Open Hybrid Cloud, and developer productivity leveraging Red Hat and Microsoft Azure tooling.

Karl Podesta,

Senior Specialist - Linux on Azure

Portworx by Pure Storage session:

Portworx; making Multi-site DR easy.

Anthony Hodson,

Cloud Architect

13:15 - 14:55

Track 1: CTRL

13:15 - 13:45

Explore the process of Implementing Red Hat technologies at DNEG

Join DNEG (A 7 time Academy Award winning visual effects and animation studio) to explore their journey of migrating a mission critical API to OpenShift’s native CI/CD workflows.

Ollie Harding,

Software Infrastructure Architect, DNEG

Ian Abbott,

Software Architect, IMS, DNEG

Mark Roberts,

Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

13.50 - 14:20

JPMorgan Chase and its next generation Automation Platform

Adam Moore,

Vice President, Global Technology, JPMorgan Chase

Sal Magnone,

Services Manager, Financial Services, Red Hat

14:25 - 14:55

InnerSourcing Innovation: Transforming a UK Bank's developer team for success

Discover how a leading UK bank harnessed the power of innersourcing to revolutionize their developer team and foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and agility.

Gareth Healy,

Senior Architect, Red Hat

Tom Page,

Senior Consultant, Red Hat

Ben Bacon,

Senior Consultant, Red Hat

Track 2: CMD

13:15 - 13:45

The everlasting Escape room - navigating your way through cloud security

Join us in our journey into public cloud adoption and experience the various challenges with some of the intricacies of deploying OpenShift into highly controlled environments.

Chris Toulson,

Senior Solutions Architect, Deutsche Bank

Johana Limka,

Account Solution Architect, Red Hat

Yuval Kashtan,

Senior Consultant, Red Hat

13.50 - 14:20

Hybrid Cloud: How managed services can deliver cloud success and clean up your DC

Talking through the benefits available when moving to a managed OpenShift service so you can focus on your core business objectives.

Rhys Powell,

Senior Blackbelt, Managed Openshift, Red Hat

14:25 - 14:55

Automate through generative AI demo. Ansible Lightspeed, accelerate your automation with AI

In this session you will see the power of generative AI in helping teams create Ansible playbooks, generated from well known models and source data to ensure that you can safely put AI to great use.

Laura Romero Carrillo,

Associate Solution Architect, Red Hat

Track 3: Backspace

13:15 - 13:45

How to build a movement - Navigating the hardest part of Enterprise Automation

This session will discuss broadening the adoption of Ansible and make some recommendations, based on real success stories, about how to overcome it.

Mark Swinson,

Enterprise Automation Specialist, Red Hat

13.50 - 14:20

Accelerate AI using OpenShift Data Science

This talk will explore Red Hat next-generation technology available to help design, build, test and deploy AI/ML workloads.

Erica Langhi ,

Associate Principal Account Solution Architect

14:25 - 14:55

Is the network blocking your journey to hybrid cloud? Let your services communicate securely and simply across the hybrid cloud

Is networking blocking your ability to connect cloud, on premises and edge applications together? We explore how Red Hat Service Interconnect achieves this and demonstrate the process to configuring secure and portable TCP connections between applications and their dependent services.

Phil Prosser,

Senior Domain Solution Architect, Red Hat

Track 4: Shift

13:15 - 13:45

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap

Roadmap session on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Adrian Keward,

Principal Account Solution Architect, Red Hat

13.50 - 14:20

Red Hat OpenShift Road Map

Roadmap session on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

Duncan Hardie ,

Senior Principal Product Manager, Red Hat

14:25 - 14:55

Making the DevOps 'Inner Loop' easy - Red Hat Developer Hub and Dev Tools Introduction

This session will showcase Red Hat Developer Hub and how it makes an admin's ability to provide a developer an efficient working environment.

Ian Lawson,

Senior Principal Technical Product Manager & OpenShift Developer Evangelist, Red Hat

14:55 - 15.25

Coffee Break & Partner Exhibition

Silent Theatre in Partner Exhibition: AWS & Dynatrace

AWS Session: RHEL on AWS Graviton

AWS Session: RHEL on AWS Graviton Learn about AWS semiconductor innovation, AWS Graviton, to optimise Red Hat in the cloud. How you will unlock price/performance and reduce carbon footprint, and how to plan for the migration of your workloads.

Louis Demerliac,

Compute Specialist

Dynatrace session

Supercharged Intelligent Operations with Dynatrace and Red Hat Ansible In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, the synergy between intelligence and automation, has become the benchmark for success. What if you could respond to intelligent observation with trusted automation? Dynatrace and Red Hat, two industry leaders, have joined forces to provide AI-based observation and Event-driven Automation, enabling systematic automation from day 0 through day 2 operations. Learn what is possible from real-world customer stories and the future for AI driven automation.

Justin Preuninger,

Solutions Engineer

15:25 - 16:30

Track 1: CTRL

15:25 - 15:55

The reality of operational resilience: consistency vs flexibility. Understanding and charting your operation resilience position in a digital first world and in a highly regulated industry

This session explores what operational resilience is in a digital-first, hybrid cloud world in the financial services industry.

Monica Sasso,

Global Financial Services Digital Transfomration Lead

Christina Kyriakidou,

Senior Architect, Red Hat

16:00 - 16:30

Operating OpenShift Service Mesh at scale

In this talk we'll cover the OpenShift Service Mesh configuration choices you can use to address multi-tenancy and security concerns.

Steve Mulholland,

Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Andy Sewell,

Cloud Engineer, Kyndryl

James Force,

Principal Consultant, Red Hat

Track 2: CMD

15:25 - 15:55

Continuous delivery at scale on Red Hat OpenShift

This presentation shows how Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management, in conjunction with OpenShift Pipelines, can deliver application deployment at a huge scale

Mark Roberts,

Principal Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat

16:00 - 16:30

Security: What is it good for?

This session explores fundamental principles of cybersecurity, best practices, and the latest trends in the cybersecurity landscape.

Chris Jenkins ,

Principal Chief Architect, Global CTO Organisation, Red Hat

Track 3: Backspace

15:25 - 15:55

Ansible Content Ecosystem

An overview of how leveraging Red Hat validated and certified content to expedite your Ansible engagement can greatly improve your success.

John Hardy,

Senior Principal Product Manager, Red Hat

16:00 - 16:30

From Cows to Containers - Empowering tech transformation in the Scottish Government

Hear how The Directorate for Agriculture and Rural Economy in the Scottish Government tackled the challenge of upgrading their technology stack to shift away from outdated infrastructure and adopted a security-focused, stable, and supported platform.

Jonny Williams,

Agile Delivery Lead at Red Hat & Author of "Delivery Management: Enabling Teams to Deliver Value", Red Hat

Track 4: Shift

15:25 - 15:55

ChatOCP - Intelligent Application Development on OpenShift

We will walk through intelligent app dev and deployment cycles, displaying how data scientists can effectively collaborate with app dev teams to bring intelligent applications to life.

Juozas Auskalnis,

Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat

16:00 - 16:30

Zero-touch fulfilment with Ansible Automation Platform and ServiceNow Service Catalog

Using the ServiceNow Service Catalog with Ansible Automation Platform operating as orchestrator of infrastructure provisioning, identity and access management.

Maciej Dzierzzanowski,

Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Insight Direct

16:30 - 18:10

Networking Drinks, Partner Exhibition & Red Hat Branded SWAG




Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) is an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. Inspired by Moore’s Law, we continuously work to advance the design and manufacturing of semiconductors to help address our customers’ greatest challenges. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge and every kind of computing device, we unleash the potential of data to transform business and society for the better. To learn more about Intel’s innovations, go to and



Fulfil your business ambition with fast and intelligent automation solutions. Together Dell Technologies and Red Hat® provide you with the control and flexibility you need to build, deploy and manage end-to-end automation solutions from hybrid cloud to the edge.



At Microsoft, our mission is to “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more”. Over the last three decades, we've helped people and organisations use technology to transform how they work, live and play. Over the next decade, we have a generational opportunity to come together to build a better future marked by sustainable economic growth and opportunity for all.

Portworx by Pure Storage

Portworx is the #1 Kubernetes Data Platform to operate, migrate, and secure cloud native applications and stateful data services on any cloud or on-premise, with a few clicks. Portworx partners with Red Hat to simplify Kubernetes app and database operations, scalability, and protection across any environment.



Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster.


Dynatrace exists to make software work perfectly. Our platform combines broad and deep observability and continuous runtime application security with advanced AIOps to provide answers and intelligent automation from data. This enables innovators to modernize and automate cloud operations, deliver software faster and more securely, and ensure flawless digital experiences. Together, Red Hat and Dynatrace help you manage the complexity of multicloud and hybrid cloud environments and automated infrastructure. The combination of Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, and Dynatrace give you the visibility to solve challenges more quickly and focus on delivering more value from your application.



Couchbase is on a mission to simplify how businesses develop, deploy and run modern applications. With our flexible cloud database platform Capella, organizations are able to quickly and affordably build always-on apps to deliver premium experiences to their customers. Over 30% of the Fortune 100 trust Couchbase to power their applications.

Crunchy Data

Crunchy Data allows companies to build with confidence as the leading provider of trusted, open source PostgreSQL and enterprise technology, support and training. We provide a number of products and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to leverage production-ready Postgres to meet requirements and exceed expectations.


CyberArk is the global leader in Identity Security. Centered on privileged access management, CyberArk provides the most comprehensive security offering for any identity — human or machine — across business applications, distributed workforces, hybrid cloud workloads and throughout the DevOps lifecycle.


GitLab is the most comprehensive AI-powered DevSecOps platform for software innovation. GitLab enables organizations to increase developer productivity, improve operational efficiency, reduce security and compliance risk, and accelerate digital transformation. More than 30 million registered users and more than 50% of the Fortune 100 trust GitLab to ship better, more secure software faster.



HPE is the global edge-to-cloud company built to transform your business. How? By helping you connect, protect, analyze, and act on all your data and applications wherever they live, from edge to cloud, so you can turn insights into outcomes at the speed required to thrive in today’s complex world.


IBM Consulting is the catalyst for business transformation. With deep industry expertise spanning strategy, experience design, technology, and operations, we have become the trusted partner to over 3,000 of the worlds’ most innovative and valuable companies.



intive is global Tech company that combines deep industry expertise, user-centric design and world-class software engineering. intive has over 20 years of experience innovating with customers across industries, including Technology, Media, Retail, Automotive, FinTech, and Telco. intive is present across Europe, Asia and the Americas, with a diverse team of +3,000 people.

Kasten by Veeam

Kasten by Veeam® is the Kubernetes backup leader. Kasten K10, a Cloud Native data management platform, provides enterprise DevOps teams with Kubernetes backup/restore, disaster recovery and application mobility. Kasten K10’s deep integrations with relational and NoSQL databases, Kubernetes distributions and clouds provide freedom of choice and maximum operational simplicity.


With a heritage of almost 50 years, SCC is one of Europe’s largest independent IT groups delivering limitless IT solutions in partnership with the world’s best technology vendors. We provide multi-award-winning distributed cloud services, networks and communications, workplace productivity, business process outsourcing, security and innovation solutions to customers in a broad range of public and private industry sectors.

Tier 2

Tier 2 Consulting is the only Red Hat Premier Middleware Partner in the UK, with over 20 years of experience in delivering Red Hat solutions. With our Container Platform Specialism, we can assist with OpenShift requirements - from design and installation of OpenShift estates to application migration and modernisation.

TD Synnex

We share an unwavering passion for bringing compelling technology products, services and solutions to the world. We help our customers maximize the value of IT investments, demonstrate business outcomes and unlock growth opportunities.

Event venue

Date: November 7, 2023

Time: 08:00 - 18:00

Location: CodeNode,
10 South Pl,
London EC2M 7EB,
United Kingdom

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