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Red Hat Forum Switzerland 2019

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  • 23 janvier 2019
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Forum Genève

Great things happen when people and ideas come together.

Join us for the Red Hat Forum 2019 in Zurich on September 10.


Come with questions. Leave with ideas.

Open source is collaborative curiosity. It’s about a culture with a desire to connect and the technologies to do it. Yet what draws our attention isn’t the technology alone; it’s what we can do with it. It gives us the platform for imagination, a focal point to collectively push for new possibilities.

Automation, AI, machine learning--these are a gift we gave ourselves, the luxury of reclaimed time to wonder. To ask not only “What if?” but also “What for?” and “With whom?”

Red Hat Forum Geneva is the place for these questions, a gathering of the curious, an arena of ideas to reinvent what we have and to dream of what we might.

Look forward to:

  • Keynote presentations on industry trends
  • Detailed technological implementation sessions
  • Conversational sessions with industry experts
  • Learning from customer references


09:00 - 09:10 Intro & Welcome
Léonard Bodmer, Country Manager Red Hat Switzerland
Room Galata
09:10 - 09:35 Transformation Numérique et Organisation ouverte (french)
Franz Meyer, VP EMEA Strategic Business Development & Marketing, Red Hat
09:35 - 10:00 Réalisez votre rêve: De VMWare à Red Hat Virtualization (french)
René Walpen, Technical Account Manager, Acceleris AG
Room Galata
10:00 - 10:25 OpenShift: Eurovision Services journey from legacy to containerized broadcast solutions (english)
Pierre Vacherand, CTO, Apalia Switzerland
Stephane Metairie, Lead Architect, Eurovision Services
Room Galata
10:30 - 11:00 COFFEE BREAK
Middleware modernization and "Cloud-ready" migration of the Swisscom Service Provisioning Tool component (english)
Thomas Stettler, adesso Schweiz AG
Juan Espinosa Trujillo, Center of Competence Manager, Swisscom AG

Room Galata
Going from OpenShift PoC to Production (english)
Raffaele Tarantino, Solution Architect, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Herve Gaudin, Technology Architect, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Room Brusio
La Symphonie parmi les clouds: Container-as-a-Service (french)
Manuel Calvino, Cloud Business Development Manager, Swisscom AG

Room Galata
From X to Fuse without hassle:
Controlled and predictable migration, driving innovation and business value (english)
Andy Pritchard, Director of Technology Strategy, Devoteam
Olga Combes, Director Sales & Business Development, Devoteam

Room Brusio
Everything as Code - a journey into the IT automation world (english)
Raphaël Pinson, Infrastructure Developer & Trainer, Camptocamp SA

Room Galata
SAP Digital Transformation with Red Hat
Michele Cito, EMEA Business Development Manager SAP Services, RED HAT (english)

Room Brusio
12:30 - 14:00 NETWORKING LUNCH


Thanks to all of our amazing Red Hat Forum sponsors.




Acceleris AG
Vous souhaitez améliorer la qualité de vos services informatiques tout en réduisant les coûts? Nous souhaitons devenir votre partenaire de confiance, celui qui vous apportera une valeur ajoutée et vous permettra d’améliorer l’efficacité de vos services informatiques. Engagement, qualité et fiabilité constituent les fondements mêmes de notre activité. Nous vous promettons une qualité élevée et constante: nous sommes l’un des rares prestataires de services informatiques en Suisse à être certifiés ISO 9001, 14001, 20000, 27001 et 27018. Notre grande expertise vous apporte conseils et assistance sur des sujets très complexes et ce, toujours selon vos souhaits. Nous fournissons bien plus que de simples produits: des solutions innovantes et efficaces qui optimisent votre workflow.

Apalia is a System Integrator specialized in IT automation, Cloud & Container infrastructures and platforms. Apalia provides companies with value added solutions through its architecture design, implementation, and managed services. As an “Advanced“ Red Hat partner, Apalia assists customers with expertise on Red Hat solutions such as:

  • OpenShift Container Platform for CaaS/PaaS
  • OpenStack Platform for IaaS
  • Ansible automation
  • CloudForms for Hybrid Cloud & Container Management
Apalia has been involved in Cloud orchestration and management since 2010.


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adesso Schweiz
adesso Schweiz AG is an independent IT service provider with a focus on consulting, individual software development and integrating software into companies’ core business processes. adesso’s strategy is built on three pillars: its employees’ comprehensive industry expertise, a broad range of technological skills and proven methods for implementing software projects. This approach provides companies with IT solutions that boost their competitiveness. adesso’s employees are entrepreneurial thinkers with excellent communication skills. adesso Schweiz AG was founded in 1985 and is part of the adesso Group. The Group employs more than 3,000 staff at sites in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Turkey, Spain, Bulgaria, USA and England.


Open Source specialist, Camptocamp is an innovative company in the software implementation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), business management (ERP) and IT infrastructure management. Camptocamp also provides its expertise in the provision and renewal of licenses.


As a pure player for Digital Transformation of organisations across EMEA, our 5,500+ professionals are dedicated to connect business and technology. We shape Technology for People in 17 countries in Europe and the Middle East. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience, we create value for our clients, for our partners and for our employees. At Devoteam, we are Digital Transformakers.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
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. The HPE alliances combines the joint partner ecosystem, strong portfolio of solutions, and HPE Pointnext services expertise to solve your biggest challenges. Together, we help bridge multi-cloud environments, rapidly analyze and extract insights from big data, and power a more-connected and productive world from the edge to the cloud.

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Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecoms company and one of its leading IT companies, is headquartered in Ittigen, close to the capital city Berne. Swisscom’s international activities are concentrated mainly in Italy, where its subsidiary Fastweb is one of the biggest broadband providers. More than 20,000 employees generated a net revenue in 2017 of CHF 11.662 million. Swisscom is one of the most sustainable companies in Switzerland and Europe.


Altersis Performance
Altersis Performance (former Sword Performance and ad hoc International) is the leading IT Performance Consulting company in EMEA. All of our consultants are IT Performance Specialists and we have conducted more than 2000 projects for over 200 customers in the area of Performance Engineering, New Generation Monitoring, Application Performance Management, Performance Audit & Optimization. We are part of the ALTERSIS Group and have offices in France, Switzerland and North Africa (Tunisia and Morocco).

Founded in 2010, the IT services company dbi services is now a leader in the management of information systems with its team of experienced specialists. The passion for the business, for continuous learning, and for knowledge sharing are an inherent part of the corporate values. Thus, dbi services consultants remain at the forefront of technology, providing the best services to our customers who become ambassadors of our expertise.

Digicomp is the leading independent partner for the development of digital skills in the business environment. We create the place for practical training and advise with tailor-made solutions. Our network combines personal presence and digital excellence to the success of our customers in the competition. Together with more than 250 trainers and more than 1000 tailor-made seminars, e.g. Red Hat official trainings, we will make you fit for the digital future. State-of-the-art learning forms and flexible approaches in the course compilation guarantee tailor-made and holistic training that will take you further.

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Tech Data Gmbh
La Tech Data Corporation est l’un des plus grands fournisseurs de produits, services et solutions informatiques au monde. Avec des compétences logistiques à la pointe de la technologie, Tech Data aide plus de 115‘000 partenaires commerciaux dans plus de 100 pays à répondre aux exigences technologiques de leurs clients avec efficacité et à un prix abordable. Avec notre portée, notre efficacité et nos compétences nous aidons nos partenaires à répondre aux exigences toujours croissantes du marché de la technologie et nous les soutenons avec des services complets, de l’expertise et un accompagnement optimal.

AGENTIL delivers technical and application solutions (on-premise, Hybrid and in the Cloud) to businesses. Our highly skilled and certified experts offer local and global solutions from major IT players like SAP, IBM and ServiceNow. We also provide specific solutions as Monitoring, Process Management, Integration tools, ERP applications, IT architectures, Outsourcing and Project Management services.

Adfinis SyGroup

Adfinis SyGroup AG
Les deux entreprises Adfinis GmbH et SyGroup GmbH ont créées en 2000. Suite à la fusion d'Adfinis SyGroup en 2012, nous nous sommes établis depuis comme l'un des prestataires leader dans l'Open Source au-delà des frontières suisses. Sur nos sites de Berne, Bâle et Zurich, nous employons aujourd'hui une équipe de près de 50 personnes qui se distinguent par leur expérience, leur expertise et leur professionnalisme. Au sein d'Adfinis SyGroup, les développeurs travaillent en étroite coopération avec les ingénieurs système et les ventes. De cette façon, nous couvrons un vaste domaine de connaissances et savons allier les opportunités de l'innovation et les produits ayant fait leurs preuves. En outre, nous entretenons des partenariats intensifs avec des fournisseurs, des communautés et des fabricants leaders dans le domaine des technologies Open Source.

IBM Logo

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. For that reason, we manage the brand to be highly esteemed and valued by forward-thinking clients, employees, communities, investors and the general public worldwide.


Netzmedien AG
Netzmedien SA est une entreprise suisse active dans le domaine des médias. Elle élabore et distribue des plateformes print, online, et événementielles se focalisant sur les thèmes des technologies de l’information et de la bureautique. Fondée en 2000, la société Netzmedien SA emploie environ 30 personnes réparties entre son siège de Zurich et Lausanne.


Léonard Bodmer, Country Manager, Red Hat Switzerland

Léonard Bodmer has been Country Manager Switzerland since October 2010. The Swiss native has been working in the IT industry for over 18 years, and was active in several sales and management positions at IBM - in his last position as Sales Leader at IBM Switzerland and Austria. Before that, Bodmer worked in IBM's former European headquarter in Paris for several years. Léonard Bodmer owns a certificate in Business Administration.

Léonard Bodmer will welcome you to the Red Hat Forum at 09:00.

Léonard Bodmer will welcome you to the Red Hat Forum at 09:00.

Claire Delalande, EMEA Field Marketing Director, Red Hat

Claire Delalande a rejoint Red Hat en 2014 en tant que Directrice Marketing France et est à la tête de la Direction EMEA du Field Marketing de Red Hat depuis 2016. Auparavant Claire Delalande a occupé le poste de Directrice Marketing de Hewlett Packard Entreprise France ainsi que d'autres fonctions dans le groupe HP telles que la gestion de l'activité Partenaires de la division Software ou la Direction Marketing HP Software en Europe du Sud. Claire Delalande est diplômée de KEDGE Business School à Bordeaux et a débuté sa carrière comme responsable des produits Europe chez Peregrine Systems, un fournisseur de solutions ITSM et Asset Management. Par la suite, au sein de la même société, elle a occupé le poste de Directrice Marketing Europe du Sud. Elle a également travaillé dans le domaine de la conception, de la communication, et de la commercialisation de conférences et de formations IT.

Claire Delalande will moderate the Red Hat Forum 2019 in Geneva.

Franz Meyer, VP Strategic Business Development & Marketing, Red Hat

Franz Meyer joined Red Hat in 2001 and is based in the Paris office. For the first 12 years of his career at Red Hat, Franz held responsibility for the development of Red Hat’s business opportunities in Western & Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa., He now leads a strategic initiative to accelerate new business opportunities via the adoption of new products in Red Hat’s portfolio (Middleware & PaaS/DevOps, Virtualization, Cloud & Automation, Storage & Hyperconverged) across the EMEA region, as well as the business development in Vertical markets like Financial Services and Connected Manufacturing & Automotive. Franz has over 20 years experience in the European IT market. After completing his degree at the French engineering school ENSAM, Franz Meyer started his career in software with Sage in 1988. More recently he worked for BMC Software as Sales Director for France. He has also worked as Sales Manager with SDRC (Structural Dynamic Research Corp), where he developed the Product Data Management unit.

Franz Meyer will hold his keynote at 09:10.

Pierre Vacherand, CTO, Apalia Switzerland

Pierre Vacherand is the CTO of Apalia, a System integrator specialized in Cloud & Container. Pierre is a Cloud IaaS & PaaS specialist and has been helping many large Swiss companies with Cloud adoption, Container orchestration and Automation.

Pierre Vacherand will hold his keynote at 10:00.

Stephane Metairie, Lead Architect, European Broadcasting Union

Stephane Metairie is Technical Architect at Eurovision Services. Stephane leads DevOps, IaC, and microservices transformation initiatives. Stephane is currently implementing this new paradigm at a large scale.

Stephane Metairie will hold his keynote at 10:00.

Raphaël Pinson, Infrastructure Developer & Trainer, Camptocamp SA

Raphaël Pinson (aka raphink) is infrastructure developer and trainer at camptocamp. He focuses on automation and the implementation of DevOps practices mainly in Puppet, Docker/Kubernetes/Openshift/Rancher and Terraform. He is also involved in the Voxpupuli, Augeas and Terraform communities.

Raphaël Pinson will hold his breakout session at 12:00.

Thomas Stettler, Teamlead DEV LoB Telco, adesso GmbH

Thomas Stettler has been Member of adesso Schweiz AG since August 2010. The Swiss native has been working in the IT industry for over 24 years, and was active in several positions from developer over technical architect to team leader. In the introduced project Thomas was responsible for the development process and team at adesso and was the sparring partner for Swisscom and the developers.

Thomas Stettler will hold his breakout session at 11:00.

Juan Espinosa Trujillo, Center of Competence Manager, Swisscom AG

Juan Espinosa Trujillo, a Dutch-Spanish national, has been a Swisscom employee since 2006. He's been involved in several positions at Swisscom in parallel, such as hardware and software solution architect, DBA, developer and operations putting the Devops philosophy into use long before it was a standard practice in IT. He's been developing, delivering and integrating custom Swisscom systems that supply Swisscom residential wireline internet service offerings in Switzerland and Lichtenstein and that since 2006. Redhat products and services play a major role in those systems.

Juan Espinosa Trujillo will hold his breakout session at 11:00.

Andy Pritchard, Director of Technology Strategy, Devoteam

Director of Technology Strategy in Devoteam, Andy Pritchard has 15 years experience in providing Enterprise class solutions delivering tangible business benefits for a broad range of customers across all the major industry verticals. He brings a wealth of experience having worked for large software companies specialising in Integration and API's through architecture, pre-sales and was Regional PS Director for TIBCO. His job now is to differentiate through innovation to provide best-in-class solutions to allow customers to realise their Digital Transformation goals.

Andy Pritchard will hold his breakout session at 11:30.

Olga Combes, Director Sales & Business Development, Devoteam

Olga Combes is a Sales and Business Director of Devoteam Switzerland. She is an IT professional with 10+ year of experience in large international telecom and IT companies. MBA graduate of the University of St.Gallen.

Olga Combes will hold her breakout session at 11:30.

Raffaele Tarantino, Solution Architect, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Raffaele Tarantino is HPE Presales Architect focused on compute value for his customers. After several experiences within the EMEA countries as solution consultant in the delivery of private cloud, SAP HANA and microservices he is contributing since one year in the Suisse Romande market. His area of expertise are microservices, hybrid/private cloud, hyperconverged and composable infrastructure.

Raffaele Tarantino will hold his breakout session at 11:00.

Herve Gaudin, Technology Architect, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hervé Gaudin is part of the HPE presales team swiss romande for Storage and Hybrid-IT. Over the last 21 year at HPE, he works in multiple teams like outsourcing, delivery and consulting before joining SR sales team 10 year ago. From experiences from his previous roles in HPE help him to better understand today business needs in a vision of everything as a service down to storage and backup.

Herve Gaudin will hold his breakout session at 11:00.

Manuel Calvino, Cloud Business Development Manager, Swisscom AG

Manuel a débuté chez Swisscom en 2010 comme Solution Architect pour les grands comptes en Suisse Romande. Il a y 2 ans il se spécialise dans le domaine des technologies Cloud et devient Business Development Manager dans les solutions et services Cloud, Il est titulaire d’un brevet fédéral dans le domaine de l’ICT et a obtenu le diplôme fédéral d'ICT-Manager en 2016 suivi d'une formation post-grade a l’IMD de Lausanne sur la disruption digitale et l'innovation. Manuel dispose aussi des certifications, AWS Solution Architect, MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, VCA Cloud & SDN, il met à profit ses compétences larges et variées dans le domaine de l'ICT depuis plus de 20 ans.

Manuel Calvino will hold his breakout session at 11:30.

Michele Cito, EMEA Business Development Manager SAP Services, Red Hat

Michele Cito is EMEA Business Development Manager for SAP Cloud and Service Providers with Red Hat. He has launched the Cloud and Service Providers offering of Red Hat in Middle East and Africa and before joining Red Hat he has spent 18 years with and around SAP. Michele has worked for SAP covering various Senior Management roles, in Consulting, Sales and Channel Management. During his last 5 years at SAP, before joining Red Hat, he has launched the Consulting Services Sales in Middle East, built the Consulting Sales organisation in CIS & Turkey and has launched the Partner Managed Cloud Offering in EMEA South. Michele has also founded and managed for 6 years his SAP Consulting firm.

Michele Cito will hold his breakout session at 12:00.

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Location: Forum Genève,
Rue de Lausanne 11-19,
1201 Genève

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