In-person event

Red Hat Summit: Connect Riyadh

7 novembre 2023Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaJW Marriott Burj Rafal Riyadh
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With technology constantly evolving, it’s on all of us to know what’s happening now and help shape what’s coming next. Red Hat Summit: Connect brings you to the forefront of that evolution, so you can turn knowledge into innovation.

This event will provide the opportunity to join your peers to explore the latest Red Hat technologies, collaborate with industry leaders, and learn how the future of open source will impact your organisation.

Join us at JW Marriott Burj Rafal Riyadh on 7th of November for Red Hat Summit: Connect Riyadh


09:00 - 10:00

Registration and Networking

Event's MC

Muayad AlOmary, Sales Manager, Red Hat

10:00 - 10:10

Summit Walk in and Intro Video's

10:10 - 10:15

Welcome Speech

Martin Lentle, VP Sales NEMEA, Red Hat

10:15 - 10:20

Welcome Keynote & Regional Perspective

Feras Al Al Shaikh, Regional Manager, Red Hat

10:20 - 10:40

Open Hybrid Cloud: The Foundation for a Robust Digital Transformation

Anirban Mukherjee, Head of Tech Sales for MEA, Red Hat

10:40 - 10:50

Accelerating Innovation: Expanding the DevOps Mindset

Mohamed Idriss, Pre-Sales Manager, Red Hat

10:50 - 11:00

Simplifying Complexity: Unleashing the New Powers of Ansible Automation

Mohamed Idriss, Pre-Sales Manager, Red Hat

11:00 - 11:10

Scaling Infrastructure with Intelligence: From DataCenter to Cloud to Edge

Ahmed Hussain, Solution Architecture Team Leader, Red Hat

11:10 - 11:20

Securing the Foundation: Unleashing the Power of Cloud and Secure Software Supply Chains

Ahmed Hussain, Solution Architecture Team Leader, Red Hat

11:20 - 11:40

Coffee Break + Networking

11:40 - 11:55

Digital Transformation Driven By Open Banking

Richard Harmon, VP - Global Financial Services Industry, Red Hat

11:55 - 12:10

Red Hat Partner's Eco-System

Burak Borhan, Director Ecosystem For MEA, Red Hat

12:10 - 12:25

Levering the Power of Digitization - Intel

Ahmad Abduljabar, GM, Intel

12:25 - 12:40

RedHat Services Portfolio

Sayed Nader, Regional Services Manager, Red Hat

12:40 - 12:55

Put AI to Work with IBM

Marwan Dardounh, CTO, IBM

12:55 - 13:10

Automating Cloud-Native Applications with RedHat OpenShift and Nutanix

Faisal Alshowaib, Senior Systems Engineer, Nutanix

13:10 - 13:25

Coffee Break + Networking

13:25 - 13:45

Customer Panel - The role of open-source in Saudi Arabia's quest to achieve Vision 2030

13:45 - 14:00

Unlocking Hybrid Cloud Agility with Kasten's Backup and Mobility

Ali Idriss, Senior System Engineer, Veeam

14:00 - 14:15

RedHat Training and Academy

Abdelrahman Obaid, Business Development Manager, Red Hat

Mohammed Alsuhaim, CEO of Saudi Digital Academy

14:15 - 14:30

Shifting Security Left with F5 NGINX and Ansible in an OpenShift environment

Kostas Skenderidis, Solution Architect, F5

14:30 - 14:45

Stronger together with Red Hat and Ingram Micro

Apoorva Phanse, Channel Sales Manager, Ingram micro

14:45 - 15:00

Reinventing Hybrid Cloud

Omar Hajsaleh, Head of Central Gulf, AWS

15:00 - 15:15

Building sustainable applications for hybrid cloud and AI: the future with containers

Alex Mcmullan , Vice President & CTO , Pure Storage

15:15 - 16:00


16:00 - 17:00

Red Hat OpenShift AI Technical Session

Sander Snel, Senior Specialist Solution Architect EMEA

Summit Connect 2023 sponsors

Learn more about the companies that are taking advantage of a variety of opportunities to share their products, services, and insights with the Red Hat community as part of Red Hat Summit: Connect.

Event venue

Date: November 7, 2023

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Location: JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh,
King Fahd Rd, Sahafah District، Riyadh,
11564, Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia

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