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3 open secrets to a better hybrid cloud strategy

Rivedi il webinar del 4 settembre 2019

Transforming businesses with open architecture, processes, and culture

Clouds are becoming integral to many digital transformation strategies. But less than 20% of mission critical workloads have moved to public or private clouds.1 Why? Because moving to any cloud—public, private, hybrid, or multi—is complex.

Successful hybrid cloud strategies allow applications to move across environments; establish consistent security policies; and automate and manage resources. But technology alone doesn’t lead to this kind of digital transformation. It takes open architectures, processes, and cultures to build an IT system that not only brings true interoperability, consistency, and scalability to your clouds, but back into your datacenter’s bare-metal and virtual machines.

Join our virtual event, 3 open secrets to build better hybrid clouds, to learn why an open approach to architecture, culture, and process allows apps—and ideas—to flow more consistently from one place to another. 


Live event date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 10 a.m. ET

On-demand event: Available for one year afterward.


Stefanie Chiras, Vice president and general manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Business Unit, Red Hat

Margaret Dawson, Vice president, Portfolio Product Marketing, Red Hat

James Falkner

James Falkner, technical marketing manager, Red Hat

Open hybrid cloud: Bold goals for an open tomorrow

Stefanie Chiras

IT organizations need to quickly respond to change by providing a flexible IT architecture that allows applications and data to be deployed across multiple environments.  Organizations need to benefit from every environment — without interruption or having to rebuild apps and retrain people — in order to innovate faster. A well-formulated cloud strategy for digital transformation is no longer a desired state - it is a mandate. And cloud is part of a comprehensive strategy to transform an organization into a digital leader. 

Stefanie Chiras, Red Hat’s VP and general manager of the Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® Business Unit, will discuss how Red Hat is helping customers worldwide achieve digital leadership with an open hybrid cloud approach and architecture. She will illustrate how Red Hat’s open source development model and open hybrid cloud vision and portfolio helps organizations innovate and accomplish bold goals.


The secret to digital transformation is human connection

Margaret Dawson

Digital transformation is no longer an option. Every organization  is challenged to become a digital leader to survive and thrive. This is why businesses and governments are throwing trillions of dollars at new technologies. Organizations must build and deliver exciting new software applications. They must continuously innovate, move quickly, adapt, and stay ahead of the never-ending onslaught of digital data, experiences, and channels.

These demands have led to the rise of cloud computing, open source technologies, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and many other innovations. However, more than half of all new software or IT projects still fail. That’s because technology alone does not solve digital transformation. It doesn’t address the fundamental issues that inhibit or enable transformational success—and the most critical dependency: people. Join Margaret Dawson as she reveals the elements of digital transformation that technology can’t resolve and why human connection is critical to our success.


Creating application environments in open hybrid clouds

James Falkner

In the race to digitally transform, organizations are building applications that span many environments. But this creates a complex patchwork system of one-off solutions that teams have to navigate. The basic challenge of this is to bring consistency to an environment where change is constant.

Solving this challenge requires experimentation with and adoption of container-based app development. New and legacy workloads should be able to be deployed across any infrastructure while staying connected and compliant. And since everyone is looking to clouds for answers, you need to learn how to build an ideal cloud-native app environment. Join James Falkner as he explains how Red Hat and its customers are already building innovative cloud-native environments to solve the challenge of constant change in modern business.


Track 1 - Open Architecture

Architecting the open hybrid cloud

Architecting the open hybrid cloud

Annie Potvin, Global Product Marketing, Portfolio Programs & Brian Gracely, Director, Product Strategy,

In this session, we will explore the key capabilities that are needed to deliver on the open hybrid cloud vision of providing the ability to build and run any application in any environment. We will discuss how containers, virtual machines, bare-metal servers, and the public cloud can all be used together to provide an IT infrastructure that enables application portability with the enterprise security and resilience characteristics that you require.

Delivering the open hybrid cloud infrastructure

Delivering the open hybrid cloud infrastructure

Matt Nolan, Principal Consulting Architect & William Henry, Senior Distinguished Engineer,

Now that we have laid out the technical architecture for an open hybrid cloud, let’s get into the details. In this session, you will learn about a full stack of open source based solutions that are engineered together to deliver the key capabilities that are needed. In addition, you will hear some real world stories about organizations like yourself that have delivered on their open hybrid cloud vision and accelerated their success.

Track 2 - Open Process

Diverge, converge, and shape: Product development in a post-DevOps world

Diverge, converge, and shape: Product development in a post-DevOps world

Val Yonchev, Engagement Lead, Open Innovation Labs & Riley Ghiles, Consulting Engineer, Open Innovation Labs,

The best products emerge by challenging the established beliefs via relentless experimentation. This is only possible when product leaders give away product ownership and turn it into a function of the whole team. The role of product leader is to create a compelling shared vision and get their teams to rally around it. Red Hat Open Innovation Labs collaborate closely with ambitious clients to help them form such teams and rapidly innovate with Red Hat technology. In this session, we'll share a combination of practices that facilitates close collaboration between product leaders, business leaders, and DevOps team members. We'll start from how you can create a shared vision and go through the various practices that allow new product ideas to diverge, converge, and take shape through a series of experiments. Some of the practices include: • Building a shared vision and purpose through impact mapping. • Analyzing user needs via user research, empathy maps, and personas. • Designing collaboratively using event storming. • Designing experiments with the support of "how might we" (HMW) and other design-thinking practices. • Testing hypotheses using rapid prototyping, user testing, split testing (including A/B testing). • Using data-informed design.

Collaborate and achieve more with Lean and agile principles

Collaborate and achieve more with Lean and agile principles

Mary Provinciatto, Engagement Lead, Open Innovation Labs,

Lean and agile have become mainstream and many organizations affirm they do several practices that make them agile, but what about the values and principles? Are these organizations really being agile if they just adopt some popular practices? Do they understand what drives them? In this session, we’ll discuss what actually drives some popular practices in the agile world so you can understand why they're important and what outcomes you should expect from them. Knowing this, you'll be able to adapt practices and implement them in a way that works better for your context, which can help your team collaborate to achieve more. By connecting values and principles to some practices, we'll answer questions such as: • Why do teams limit their work-in-progress, and what do they get from it? • Why should you deliver more often? Is it just about getting value sooner? • What's really behind some popular ceremonies like stand-ups and retrospectives?

Track 3 - Open culture

Culture Change is The Skeleton Key To Unlock the Potential of Open Hybrid Cloud

Culture Change is The Skeleton Key To Unlock the Potential of Open Hybrid Cloud

Mike Walker, Senior Director, Global Consulting Services,

Tackling bold IT challenges—like digital transformation or application modernization — requires more than technology alone. It requires new ways of thinking, working, and problem-solving. Principles that power open source software communities also apply to organizational and cultural transformation. Join this session to understand how Red Hat worked with organizations like Lockheed Martin and UNICEF to embrace open principles. You too can reshape your organizational cultures in productive and innovative ways, and turn disruption into opportunity.

Open decision making at scale

Open decision making at scale

Rebecca Fernandez, Principal Program Manager, Culture & Jason Hibbets, Senior Community Architect,,

Many organizations ask leaders at Red Hat how we make company-wide decisions and what parts of our culture help and hinder that process. While having an open source culture can complicate decision making, being inclusive fosters associate engagement and alignment across organizations. In this session, we'll explore the benefits, risks, and rewards of making decisions openly and collaboratively within your organization. You’ll learn how you can apply Red Hat’s approach, the open decision framework, to make key organizational decisions at scale.