Red Hat Forum Singapore 2016

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  • 29 settembre 2016
  • Singapore
  • Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre

Be Equipped to Compete in Today's Digital Economy

Open source is now at the forefront of every major breakthrough in technology. It is time we challenge the status quo and think differently. To compete in the digital economy, we need to collaborate and participate in the open source communities of today. Red Hat Forum is where we connect technology experts across a wide range of fields to collaborate and solve critical issues. It’s where you get insider access to the people, network and knowledge. That’s the power of participation. That’s the Red Hat Forum.

Learn. Network. Collaborate.

Learn the latest in technology trends, network with industry leaders and experience open source solutions at the very heart of Red Hat Forum 2016.

Top topics discussed:

  • Open Hybrid Cloud
  • DevOps
  • Management
  • Containers
  • Big Data
  • Mobile

Highlights at Red Hat Forum 2016:

  • Red Hat presentations highlighting latest industry trends
  • Red Hat user cases and scenarios addressing critical pain points
  • Real-world strategies and solutions
  • Technology and business sessions
  • Direct networking with Red Hat and our partners

Come together, collaborate and experience the Power of Participation.


Highlights from Red Hat Forum 2015


Exciting keynote presentations and interactive breakouts will arm you with best practices to meet your business objectives.


 8:00 am  Registration | Solutions Showcase
 9:00 am  Welcome Address
 Damien Wong, Vice President and General Manager, ASEAN, Red Hat
 9:15 am  The Power of Participation
 Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO, Red Hat
 9:45 am  Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC
 Richard Koh, Country Manager, Singapore & Thailand, Red Hat
 10:00 am  Open Source Powers Enterprise Digital Transformation
 Dane Anderson, Vice President, Research Director & Region Manager Serving CIOs, Forrester
 10:30 am  Morning Break | Solutions Showcase
 11:00 am  Building an Architecture for Continuous Innovation
 Lars Herrmann, General Manager, Integrated Solutions Business Unit, Red Hat
 11:30 am  Is your Mission Critical Data Center Ready for an "Always On" World?
 Sandeep Kapoor, Senior Director and General Manager, Mission Critical Server Business, HPE Servers,
 Enterprise Group, APJeC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
 12:00 pm  Lunch | Solutions Showcase
 1:00 pm  Containers in the Enterprise
 Hey Chee Weng, Senior Solutions Architect,
 Singapore, Red Hat
 Modernizing your Enterprise Application
 Architecture with Microservices and API

 An Nguyen, Senior Solutions Architect,
 Middleware & Cloud, Singapore, Red Hat
 1:30 pm  Why Our Future is ABC 
 Raju Chellam, Head: Big Data & Cloud: Dell South Asia
 Data Drives Business
 David Evans, Country Manager, Singapore, Cloudera
 2:00 pm  Enabling Digital Transformation
 Sivaram Shunmugam, Enterprise Technologist,
 ASEAN, Red Hat
 Containers in Action - Transform Application
 Delivery with OpenShift and DevOps

 Stephen Bylo, Senior Solutions Architect, ASEAN,
 Red Hat
 2:30 pm  Afternoon Break | Solutions Showcase
 3:00 pm  Microsoft + Open Source: Empowering Customers
 Andrey Terekhov, Open Source Lead, Microsoft
 Asia Pacific HQ
 Transform your DBMS to Drive Apps of
 Engagement Innovation
 Erik Baardse, Director Channel & Alliances APAC,
 3:30 pm  Why Software-Defined Storage is Critical for
 your IT Strategy

 Chris Mawer, Storage Business Unit Manager,
 APAC, Red Hat
 Enterprise Mobility: The First Step Towards
 Digital Transformation

 Phoon Woh Shon, Senior Solutions Architect,
 Singapore, Red Hat
 4.00 pm  What's Next: Google's Container and Machine Learning Journey
 Oyvind Roti, International Head - Solutions, Google Cloud Platform
 4:30 pm  Closing & Lucky Draw
 Richard Koh, Country Manager, Singapore & Thailand, Red Hat
 4:45 pm  END

   *Agenda is subject to change.


Keynote Session Synopsis

The Power of Participation
Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO, Red Hat​
Participation and innovation are tightly linked. Helping communities and companies harness and share innovation beyond the sum of their individual members is a leadership and technology challenge of our time. Take artificial intelligence or machine learning. Instead of locking down knowledge and working in isolation, many companies realize that working together is the only way to solve complex problems. This principle of participation extends through business and technology.

At Red Hat, we see the power of participation every day in the world of open source, where user-driven innovation underlies the advances we are seeing in network evolution, cloud computing, Linux containers, mobile, and big data etc. It is because of this participative movement, which sets the pace of innovation, that open source has become a default choice in IT.

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Open Source Powers Enterprise Digital Transformation
Dane Anderson, Vice President, Research Director & Region Manager Serving CIOs, Forrester
Open source innovation helps technology leaders embrace software architecture that is open, flexible, modular, scalable and secure to succeed in a digital world. Software innovation processes need to be collaborative, open – as in scaling beyond the traditional borders of organizations – and operating at the speed of the customer. This session will leverage Forrester insight and a hot-off-the press Asia Pacific survey of 450 CIOs to describe what is happening today and how technology leaders can map their strategies to the opportunity.

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Building an Architecture for Continuous Innovation
Lars Herrmann, General Manager, Integrated Solutions Business Unit, Red Hat
Your IT organization's architectures, processes, and platforms must let you build new kinds of apps in response to ever-evolving business demands. Incremental innovation doesn't seem like enough anymore — you must be able to innovate continuously through rapid development and modern operations. Red Hat® solutions, tools, and process expertise can help you create usefully hybrid environments, automate and streamline workflows, and develop better solutions faster. But don't take our word for it — we'll show you how our customers are leading the way.

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Breakout Session Synopsis

Containers in the Enterprise
Hey Chee Weng, Senior Solutions Architect, Singapore, Red Hat
Successful IT organizations are able to balance the advancement of traditional enterprise applications, services, and infrastructure with the delivery of innovative cloud-native applications. While meeting the demands of the business is challenging, advancements in container technology is helping to both modernize existing workloads and drive agile processes for new application development. But doing this at scale, and meeting the requirements of enterprise IT are significant challenges. Container management, security, orchestration, identity and access policy, data persistence, are all areas that must be addressed in order for containers to cross from the developer's laptop, to the server clusters in the datacenter. This session will illustrate how enterprise IT can accelerate business agility and achieve greater security across hybrid cloud environments by leveraging containers and will address how to make them consumable for the enterprise. It will also set the story straight around the myths and misperceptions of containers.

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Modernizing your Enterprise Application Architecture with Microservices and API Management
An Nguyen, Senior Solutions Architect, Middleware & Cloud, Singapore, Red Hat
Microservices remains a very popular topic, yet there's a huge install base of monolithic applications in production today along with the infrastructure to manage them. In this session, we'll compare and contrast the two architectural styles, when to consider each, and what type of technologies and platforms you need to have in place to realize the value of microservices. We'll also look at the challenges surrounding microservices and how API Management solutions can help overcome them.

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Enabling Digital Transformation
Sivaram Shunmugam, Enterprise Technologist, ASEAN, Red Hat
Applications, and the infrastructure that they run on, are rapidly changing as new computing models are introduced. New models, like virtualization, cloud, containers, DevOps, and mode 1/mode 2 applications, each introduce new capabilities and new complexities into organizations. A suite of Red Hat management products can help you adopt new application and infrastructure capabilities and provide management across heterogeneous environments. Its capabilities include: - A cloud management platform (Red Hat CloudForms) that allows you to gain control of your virtualization environment, and build and manage a private or hybrid cloud - A radically simple IT automation engine (Ansible Tower by Red Hat) that automates cloud provisioning, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and many other IT needs - A configuration and life-cycle management solution (Red Hat Satellite) that makes infrastructure easier to deploy, scale, and manage across physical, virtual, cloud, and container environments - Red Hat Insights that help you move from reactive fire-fighting to proactive, smart IT management Join this session to learn how these products can help you manage hybrid, heterogeneous environments.

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Containers in Action - Transform Application Delivery with OpenShift and DevOps
Stephen Bylo, Senior Solutions Architect, ASEAN, Red Hat
Learn the best practices for improving applications delivery with DevOps and Containers. Find out how Red Hat helps customers improve application delivery, how containers help streamline processes, and how container application platforms can help provide a consistent environment for dev and ops teams to collaborate across multiple clouds.

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Why Software-Defined Storage is Critical for your IT Strategy
Chris Mawer, Storage Business Unit Manager, APAC, Red Hat
Businesses today are increasingly adopting software-defined technologies to become more agile, reduce cost, increase scale, and stay relevant. Today’s key innovators, such as Airbnb & Uber, have demonstrated their ability to redefine entire markets through the use of modern software platforms. Enterprises need an alternative to traditional infrastructure. Red Hat offers a complete portfolio of next-generation cloud, container, operating system and software-defined storage solutions. Software-defined storage runs on clusters of standard x86 hardware and delivers petabyte-scale storage for demanding workloads. Attend this session to learn how Red Hat technologies provide a dynamic foundation for modern data centers, enabling organizations to become more efficient and advanced.

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Enterprise Mobility: The First Step Towards Digital Transformation
Phoon Woh Shon, Senior Solutions Architect, Singapore, Red Hat
Digital technologies such as enterprise mobility are a catalyst for new ways of doing business and are driving a wave of innovation and change for organizations. Enterprise mobility offers opportunities for companies to reinvent business processes, engage in new ways with customers, business partners and employees, to improve customer satisfaction and drive operational efficiency. However enterprise mobility can be challenging to IT as it demands more agile IT ecosystems to enable collaboration on faster, continuous development cycles, openness to new tool chains and architectures, and integration with existing core systems. This session will discuss how a mobile application platform could enable organizations to develop and deploy mobile apps in an agile and flexible manner, take advantage of open technologies and standard toolkits while centralizing control over security, back-end integrations, and policy management, to enable digital transformation with mobile.

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Our Speakers

Learn and connect with top industry leaders as they share their insights and latest industry trends at Red Hat Forum 2016.


Keynote Speakers


Damien Wong
Vice President and General Manager, ASEAN
Red Hat

Damien Wong is the Vice President and General Manager for ASEAN at Red Hat. He is responsible for overall sales and business management for the ASEAN region, including short and long term sales objectives, channel relations, business office operations and staff training.


Jim Whitehurst
President and Chief Executive Officer
Red Hat

James "Jim" Whitehurst is president and CEO of Red Hat. Since joining Red Hat, Whitehurst has helped grow Red Hat's revenue from more than $500 million at the end of February 2008, to more than $2 billion at the end of February 2016. Prior to Red Hat, Whitehurst spent 6 years at Delta Air Lines where he oversaw all aspects of airline operations and drove significant international expansion as chief operating officer. Before Delta, Jim held several corporate development leadership roles at The Boston Consulting Group, working in the Chicago, Hong Kong, and Shanghai offices, and as a partner in the Atlanta office with numerous clients across a wide range of industries.


Dane Anderson
Vice President, Research Director and Region Manager Serving CIOs

Dane serves CIOs and leads an Asia Pacific team that guides business technology professionals across various roles including Sourcing & Vendor Management, Application Development & Delivery, Security & Risk Management, Infrastructure & Operations, and Enterprise Architecture. Dane provides strategic guidance and advice to clients in the areas of organization design, innovation, emerging technologies, and supporting business technology operations in Asia Pacific markets. His research focuses on helping clients mature from an IT-centric role in their organizations to a business-embedded one.


Lars Herrmann
General Manager, Integrated Solutions Business Unit
Red Hat

Lars Herrmann is the General Manager of the Integrated Solutions Business Unit at Red Hat, and is always found at the forefront of technology. From the early days of Linux to today’s containerization strategy, Lars has consistently helped enterprises leverage open source technologies to drive business results through his knowledge in strategy, cloud computing, sales enablement, and go-to-market strategy. At Red Hat, Lars’s team is responsible for a portfolio of solutions and suites that bring together Red Hat’s infrastructure, management, application platform, and middleware products and services.


Sandeep Kapoor
Senior Director and General Manager, Mission Critical Server Business, HPE Servers, Enterprise Group, APJeC
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Sandeep Kapoor leads the HPE’s Mission Critical Server business in APJeC. Kapoor and his team deliver solutions for clients that require mission-critical applications to run 24 x 7. They focus on clients in key industries such as Banking and Finance, Manufacturing, Exchange and Securities, Communications, Media and Entertainment, public sector and emerging areas of Cloud, Bid Data and Security. The product portfolio includes HPE-UX, HPE NonStop and Mission Critical x86 Servers and Converged systems. Under his leadership, the HPE Mission Critical Business has achieved stability and growth over the past several years in APJ.


Oyvind Roti
International Head - Solutions
Google Cloud Platform

Oyvind Roti leads Google's international team of Cloud Architects who publish reference architectures and advise on best practices for moving to a cloud computing model. His technical focus areas include containers, data analytics and machine learning. Before Google, Oyvind held technology leadership roles in Amazon Web Services, Standard Chartered Bank and Accenture.


Breakout Track Speakers


Chris Mawer
Storage Business Unit Manager, APAC
Red Hat

Chris is the Storage Business Unit Manager for Red Hat in Asia Pacific. Responsible for Red Hat’s platform including software-defined storage (Ceph, Gluster) with support for traditional, cloud, container and hyper-converged workloads. He frequently presents at Red Hat's Executive Briefings consulting with customers on how to adopt agile business methodologies. Prior to Red Hat, Chris has worked in specialized roles of Consulting, Infrastructure, Storage and Security.


Sivaram Shunmugam
Enterprise Technologist, ASEAN
Red Hat

Sivaram Shunmugam is an Enterprise Technologist for Red Hat in Southeast Asia.  As part of his present role, he works with client stakeholders, both leadership and subject-matter-experts alike, to assist them in building up the organization's IT strategy.  On a day-to-day basis he consults with end users, system integrators and independent software vendors on how best to effectively design and enable enterprise environments using enterprise-ready open source technology.


Stephen Bylo
Senior Solutions Architect, ASEAN
Red Hat

Stephen Bylo has over 20 years experience in IT working in Germany and Singapore.  Since 6 years he has been focusing on the Cloud and how it can be used to increase agility through automation.  Now, at Red Hat, he is helping customers understand the benefits of PaaS. 


Hey Chee Weng
Senior Solutions Architect, Singapore
Red Hat

Chee Weng is a Platform/Cloud Solutions Architect in Singapore. Chee Weng has about 12 years of experience in the I.T. industry ranging from I.T. maintenance, Support, Delivery and Architect roles within ASEAN. Prior to Red Hat, his industry experience includes server and storage roles in organizations such as IBM and Oracle.


An Nguyen
Senior Solutions Architect, Middleware & Cloud, Singapore
Red Hat

An Nguyen is a Solutions Architect who looks after Middleware and Cloud solutions in Red Hat Singapore, with strong focus on Financial Services Industry. He has architect-ed various complex solutions using opensource technologies, and help customers significantly transform their business with adoption of latest innovations from the community; get rid of proprietary lock-in vendor's products for flexible architecture and design, secure and robust systems with cost effectiveness. 


Phoon Woh Shon
Senior Solutions Architect, Singapore
Red Hat

Woh Shon is a Senior Solutions Architect for Singapore at Red Hat, covering Middleware, Mobile Application Platform and Platform-as-a-Service. He is mainly responsible for architecting and delivering technical solutions for customers using Red Hat technology. Prior to Red Hat, Woh Shon works with a MNC in similar capacity. His extensive I.T. industry experience also includes technical and management roles in areas like developement and solution architecting for various end user organisations.


Raju Chellam
Head: Big Data & Cloud: Dell South Asia

Raju Chellam is a Member of the NCCAC (National Cloud Computing Advisory Council) & former Chair of the COIR (Cloud Outage Incidence Response) Group, both hosted under IDA. He is also Hon Secretary of the Cloud & Big Data Chapter at SiTF (Singapore IT Federation) & the Cloud Chapter of SCS (Singapore Computer Society). He is also a Past President of the BCG (Business Continuity Group) under SCS.


David Evans
Country Manager, Singapore

David was amongst the first client facing hires in Europe as Cloudera transitioned to become a global business in mid-2013.  In the three years until now, David was heavily involved in championing Hadoop technology across many industries and multiple geographic markets, with a particular focus on driving government department success with complex technology. David has this month transitioned to Country Manager for the Singapore market, and will focus on bringing his experience to help the Singapore government agencies build secure, successful big data projects.


Andrey Terekhov
Open Source Lead, Asia Pacific HQ

Andrey Terekhov is an Open Source Sales & Marketing Lead at Microsoft Asia Pacific HQ, based in Singapore. In this role he is responsible for defining Microsoft’s open source strategy and developing business in Asia Pacific region.Andrey is a 13-years veteran of Microsoft and previously worked in different roles in Russia, Ukraine and Germany. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from St. Petersburg State University, Russia.


Erik Baardse
Director Channel & Alliances APAC

Erik Baardse is the Director of Channel and Alliances APAC for EnterpriseDB, in South East Asia and Pacific region. Within EDB he has held several sales leadership positions. In addition, one of his focus areas is to further support the local Master Partner Ashnik and the partner eco-system across the region. Prior to EDB, he was employed at Oracle where he was an Account Manager for Oracle Database Technology covering The Netherlands. Erik has been in the high-tech industry for over 10 years and has experienced the rapid transition of proprietary Databases to Open Source Databases. Erik holds a Bachelor Degree in International Business Management from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.


Our Sponsors

We are joining forces with some of our strategic technology partners for Red Hat Forum 2016. Our sponsor list continues to grow, so check back to see who you can look forward to connecting with.






Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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.


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Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform lets developers build and host applications and websites, store data and analyze data on Google’s highly-scalable and reliable infrastructure. Cloud Platform offers computing, storage and application services for web, mobile and backend solutions. Customers include Snapchat, Khan Academy, Best Buy and Evite.






Ashnik Pte Ltd.

Ashnik is a leading enterprise open source solutions provider, equipping organisations to overcome critical business challenges using the latest technologies while minimising operational costs. Its consultation services and solutions are based on Big Data Platform, EnterpriseDB, Pentaho, Data integration & Analytics, Solution Architecting, Training, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Oracle replacement and migration, Hadoop, and Nginx.
Ashnik is headquartered in Singapore with presence across South East Asia, US and India.


EnterpriseDB (EDB)

EDB is the leading worldwide provider of Postgres software and services that enable enterprises to reduce their reliance on costly traditional solutions and slash their database spend by up to 80%. With powerful performance and security enhancements for PostgreSQL, sophisticated management tools for global deployments and database compatibility for Oracle, EDB software supports both mission and non-mission critical enterprise applications. More than 3,600 enterprises, governments, and other organizations worldwide use EDB software, support, training and professional services to integrate open source software into their existing data infrastructures.




Cloudera is revolutionizing enterprise data management with the first unified Platform for Big Data: The Enterprise Data Hub. Cloudera offers enterprises one place to store, process and analyze all their data, empowering them to extend the value of existing investments while enabling fundamental new ways to derive value from their data. Founded in 2008, Cloudera was the first and still is the leading provider and supporter of Hadoop for the enterprise. Cloudera also offers software for business critical data challenges including storage, access, management, analysis, security and search. Cloudera works with over 800 hardware, software and services partners to meet customers' big data goals.



Dell EMC

Dell EMC brings innovation to people and organizations of all types and sizes so they can transform and thrive in the digital economy. We uniquely power digital transformation by delivering best-in-class technology for applications, data, infrastructure and security– from the edge to the core to the cloud.



Intel Corporation

For nearly 40 years Intel has been leading and bringing new technology to the marketplace. Whether it's a mobile lifestyle or a new way to enjoy entertainment at home, Intel is helping people all over the world accomplish things they never before dreamed possible. In the end, it's not just about making technology faster, smarter and cheaper — it's about using that technology to make life better, richer, and more convenient for everyone it touches.




Microsoft’s commitment to openness and collaboration is ingrained in our day-to-day approach to doing business alongside industry partners around the world, including open source communities. The Microsoft cloud supports a wide range of industry leading operating systems, languages, tools, and frameworks. It puts the best of Windows and Linux ecosystems at your fingertips, so you can build great applications and services that work with many devices.







Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully.


Cxrus Solutions

Cxrus Solutions, established in 2003, is the leading end-to-end Enterprise IT Solutions Provider in Asia Pacific. Our core services include Digital Transformation, Mobility Solutions and Strategies, Cloud Solutions and Open Source. Ultimately, it is our capabilities to provide powerful customization – tailoring solutions specific to our client’s need that truly sets us apart.




iZeno is a regional market leader in data integration and business intelligence. iZeno has forged synergistic partnerships with some of the most cutting edge technology vendors like Red Hat, Pivotal Greenplum, Talend, Jaspersoft and SugarCRM to bring together enterprise-grade open source solutions to future-proof businesses.



Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully.



S&I Systems Pte Ltd

A multi–award winning IBM Business Partner, S&I Systems is a IT solutions and services provider that helps companies leverage technology to transform their business for innovation and growth. With proven experience and domain expertise, we help our customers drive IOT along with social, mobile, big data/analytics and cloud technologies to improve business efficiencies and reduce costs.


IBM Singapore

IBM Singapore is committed to playing a major role in cultivating the use and development of IT, a mission that mirrors the Government's objective of making the country a regional and global hub. IBM's influence and technology leadership is pervasive, reaching across industries and even filtering down to everyday life.







ReadySpace focuses on providing cloud services for business with applications that require performance, compliance and connectivity in Asia. Since 2003, the company strive to develop services that are reliable, secure, affordable and simple. Today, Readyspace runs over 5000 servers serving businesses across Asia Pacific and North America of various sizes.


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Informazioni logistiche

Date: September 29, 2016, Thursday

Location: Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre

Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956

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