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North America Sales Kickoff

January 24-26, 2022
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I look forward to (virtually) coming together with the entire North America sales organization on January 24-26 for our 2022 SKO event

As an organization, our continuous journey to bring open source to our customers starts with you, our sales organization. Through your efforts, you help bring our vision to life. To celebrate your hard work this past year and kickoff 2022, the SKO team has put together a 3-day, informative and interactive series of virtual keynotes, breakout sessions, and geo-specific tracks. Your participation will not only make this event a success but also prepare you for what comes next.

As we move closer to SKO, we will share additional event and agenda details. We encourage you to keep an eye on your email and to bookmark this page as it will serve as our central hub for the latest news of our upcoming event.

Cheers to a great SKO 2022!

I look forward to hosting an informative, interactive, and energy-packed Sales Kickoff for North America Sales associates.

DP van Leeuwen

SVP, NA Sales


Monday, January 24

12 PM - 3 PM ET

NA sales regional & vertical breakouts

Times vary by team. Refer to calendar invites for additional details.

3:30 PM - 5 PM ET

North America SKO opening session

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Tuesday, January 25

12 PM - 1:30 PM ET

Global keynote & live Q&A

Paul Cormier, Larry Stack, and Matt Hicks

1:30 PM - 3 PM ET

Global keynote: 3 year strategy

Mike Ferris, Larry Stack, Stefanie Chiras, Craig Muzilla, Ashesh Badani, Leigh Day, Marco Bill-Peter, Jen Dudeck, & Margaret Dawson

3 PM - 5 PM ET

Global breakout track 1: Scale the core business

3 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Drive business results by delivering applications with Open Hybrid Cloud

Presenters: Ellen Lafferty, Dan Juengst, Chris Morgan, Aubrey Muhlach, Simon Seagrave

3 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Mythbusting RHEL and Ansible to propel your conversation

Presenters: Darren Orzechowski, Chris Wells, Randy Hildebrandt

Global breakout track 2: Extend Red Hat to Cloud Services and Edge

3:30 - 4 PM ET

Winning at the Edge

Presenters: Chris Sexsmith, Shane Madigan

3:30 - 4 PM ET

Taking your customers to the cloud

Presenter: Coco Jaenicke

Global breakout track 3: Evolve Customer Success

4 - 4:30 PM ET

Crush your number with customer success

Presenters: Andrew Joiner, Christine Midwood

4 - 4:30 PM ET

Customer success as a mission, mindset, and organization

Presenter: Trey Seck

Global breakout track 4: Strengthen our open inclusive culture

4:30 - 5 PM ET

Creating safe spaces to grow our business and teams

Presenters: Bria Huber, Rodrique Heron

4:30 - 5 PM ET

How open and inclusive teams achieve innovation and success

Presenters: Allie DeVolder, Clarence Clayton

Global breakout track 5: Sales process modernization

4:30 - 5 PM ET

Sales process modernization for associates and managers

Presenters: David Farrell, Tom Evans, Anika Blacksmith, John Gault, Gianni Anguilletti

4:30 - 5 PM ET

Sales process modernization for managers

Presenters: David Farrell, Tom Evans, Anika Blacksmith, John Gault, Gianni Anguilletti

Wednesday, January 26

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET

Global GTM roundtable keynote

Darrell Jordan-Smith, Dave Farrell, Stefanie Chiras, Jennifer Heard, Joel Jackson

1 PM - 3 PM ET

NA Sales Session + Live Q&A

DP van Leeuwen and North America leadership team

3:30 PM - 5 PM ET

NA Sales Awards

DP van Leeuwen and North America leadership team

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