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Red Hat and IBM talk about the economic impact of COVID-19 with a guest speaker from IDC

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Join Red Hat, IBM, and a guest speaker from IDC, on June 17, 2021, at 10 a.m. ET for a panel discussion on the economic impact of COVID-19, what changes or shifts companies have been making as a result of the pandemic, and how we’ve seen SAP customers digitally transform as they migrate to SAP HANAⓇ and SAP S/4HANA.

Red Hat, beyond having the required Linux operating system for SAP HANA, supports migration with a portfolio of solutions that helps to reduce the complexity of migration, making your datacenter more efficient, and allowing you to generate new business value. Additionally, with its 19,000 global consultants trained in SAP S/4HANA, IBM is poised to help you maximize business and IT benefits.

With more than two decades of strategic collaboration with SAP, Red Hat and IBM are able to offer an end-to-end portfolio of open source solutions for organizations looking to build an intelligent enterprise throughout their cloud journey.

Topics that will be covered during this panel discussion include:

  • Digital resiliency during the pandemic
  • Migration trends and strategies of SAP customers
  • The benefits of modernizing and standardizing on one platform
  • Lowering risks while gaining faster time to value

Live event date: Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 10 a.m. ET

On-demand event: Available for one year afterward.


Peter Rutten

Peter Rutten

Research Director, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms, and Technologies Group, IDC

Peter Rutten is a Research Director within IDC's Enterprise Infrastructure Practice, covering research on computing platforms. In this role, Peter focuses on high-end, accelerated, and heterogeneous infrastructure and their use cases, which include supercomputing, massively parallel computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics, and in-memory computing. His research on high-end servers includes mission-critical x86 platforms, mainframes, and RISC-based systems as well as their operating environments (Linux, z/OS, Unix). His research on accelerated computing includes servers with GPUs, FPGAs, ASICs, and other accelerators that are deployed in the cloud as well as on-premise.

Wolfgang Bausch

Wolfgang Bausch

Senior Manager, SAP Business—EMEA, Red Hat

Wolfgang Bausch, leader of the EMEA SAP Business Development team, is working closely with global, EMEA, and country teams at Red Hat and our strategic partners to support customers on their journey to SAP S/4HANA and beyond. Wolfgang joined Red Hat in 2016 and has more than 20 years experience in leadership, account management, and working with large, strategic partners. In addition, he has successfully designed and implemented new go-to-market approaches. Prior to joining Red Hat, Wolfgang worked for VMware, SAP, Sun Microsystems, and IBM.

Jessica Heath

Jessica Heath

Senior Manager, SAP Business—North America, Red Hat

Jessica Heath is Red Hat's leader of SAP business in the North America region. She leads a team of SAP Sales Specialists who are responsible for bringing the Red Hat value to SAP customers across North America. She's celebrating her 13th anniversary with Red Hat this year and has been working with SAP for the past 7 years of her career. Prior to Red Hat, she was in sales at another SAP partner company, Redwood Software.

Irving Yap

Irving Yap

Manager, SAP Business—APAC, Red Hat

With more than 20 years in the business applications and IT infrastructure markets, Irving helps clients with digital transformation, system development, and new business models that drive new sources of revenue. In his current role at Red Hat, he helps SAP customers in APAC use open source and maximize and extend the value of their SAP system. Prior to Red Hat, he was in sales and business development positions at SAP, Palo Alto Networks, and BMC Software.

Frank Kertscher

Frank Kertscher

SAP Global Technology Leader, IBM

With more than 20 years of experience at IBM, Frank Kertscher has led consulting projects in the chemical industry as an account partner for BASF and Covestro, and was also Practice Leader for the IoT area at IBM Global Services. Today, as IBM SAP Global Technology Leader, he is responsible for the technological cooperation between the two companies. His main focus is on the Red Hat portfolio and artificial intelligence.

Amilcar Luna

Lead SAP Solution Architect, LATAM, Red Hat

Amilcar's influence in the SAP Latin American ecosystem spans +18 years, helping and influencing customers to align their strategic roadmap into a Digital Transformation Journey powered by SAP solutions and open source technologies.