Australia

IAGCloud Infrastructure, The Open Source Way

IAG is the parent company of a general insurance group with controlled operations in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. Due to its large scale, it was necessary to consolidate its infrastructure and the multiple silos it had grown into to create a single data organization and displace the costs it was incurring. IAG decided to move to the cloud with the help of Red Hat Consulting and use open source tools including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite, and Red Hat Ansible. The result was a platform that can develop and deliver better solutions to customers more efficiently, and can better maintain customer satisfaction. Through the project, IAG also started recognizing the value of open source, and now has a number of engineers contributing to various open source projects, with plans to open source some of its newly developed solutions.

Before the project, we were faced with different versions of information, making it impossible to make an informed business decision. Red Hat had been a trusted partner of IAG and was the natural choice for us when we set out to consolidate the system. Thanks to this project, we are now able to have greater visibility of what our customers are thinking and better serve their needs. This award speaks to the success of not just our business, but also of open source, and we look forward to creating a more beneficial community for all.

Eddie Satterly, leader, Data Engineering & DataOps, IAG
(From left) Eddie Satterly, Leader, Data Engineering & DataOps, IAG; Max McLaren, Vice President and General Manager, Red Hat, ANZ

Qantas Airways LimitedEnterprise Integration

Founded in 1920, Qantas is Australia’s largest domestic and international airline. It is widely regarded as the world’s leading long distance airline and one of the strongest brands in Australia. Qantas is in the middle of a radical business transformation that is focused on putting the customer at the core of everything they do. It believes that gaining an intimate understanding of their customers, and targeting them individually with personalized, relevant omni-channel communication will help improve its competitive edge. To deliver on this mandate, Qantas adopted Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and Red Hat 3scale API Management to integrate a variety of in-house and public systems, and adopt a more agile approach for the modern traveler and technology user.

The use of APIs have helped Qantas to deliver responsive, contextual products and services to customers across all stages of their journey with us. With a continually evolving capability to move from idea to service in the shortest space of time, together with unprecedented level of insight into the customer experience, Qantas is primed to respond to customer feedback through a more agile approach. Our systems are delivering additional business value thanks to the enterprise integration that Red Hat enables. It has been an honor to receive this Award and we look forward to furthering our business transformation journey with Red Hat.

Jessica Lin, Manager, Digital Technology and Services, Qantas Airways Limited
(From left) Jessica Lin, Manager, Digital Technology and Services, Qantas Airways Limited; Max McLaren, Vice President and General Manager, Red Hat, ANZ

Bengaluru

DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance Company LtdDigital Transformation

DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance Company Ltd. (DPLI) is a leading insurance company in India with a wide network of more than 100 branches across the country. In line with the company’s vision to be a digital leader in the insurance sector, DPLI sought a technology partner to help them realise this while balancing their IT investments, provides them speed to innovate and bring new features to its customers.

Using Red Hat's technologies, Red Hat Mobile Application Platform and Red Hat JBoss BRMS, the turn-around time for DPLI has been reduced to 24 hours from 7 working days as servicing branches receive proposal on real time basis and data discrepancy has been reduced by around 25%.

When we embarked on our digital transformation journey, the idea was to work with a leading business partner and Red Hat presented us with a compelling mobile platform proposition. Without vendor lock-in and based on open standards, the platform helps our business respond to market changes with agility.

Anoop Pabby, Managing Director and CEO, DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance Company Limited

Digital is becoming embedded in every business. Digital strategies in the most mature organizations are included with an eye on transforming the business. By joining hands with Red Hat, our main aim was to bring in seamless mobility experience for our customers and transform the business real-time. The result is improved business agility, consistent and efficient decision execution, shorter development cycles, and faster time to market.

Bhupesh Arya, Vice President, DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance Company Limited
(From left) Rajesh Rege, managing director, India, Red Hat; Bhupesh Arya, vice president, DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance Company Limited; and Yash Sultania, alliance head, Gemini Solutions, technology partner for the project.

New Delhi

National Informatics CentreDigital Transformation

National Informatics Centre (NIC) has been instrumental in steering e-Government/e-Governance applications in government ministries/departments at the Centre, States, Districts and Blocks, facilitating improvement in government services, wider transparency, promoting decentralized planning and management, resulting in better efficiency and accountability to the people of India.

One such project is MyGov, it is a citizen engagement platform. The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, launched this initiative on July 26, 2014. It is a unique, first-of-its-kind participatory governance initiative involving the common citizen at large. Red Hat supported the architecture design, implementation services and performance tuning usng solutions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite, and Red Hat Virtualization.

Rajesh Rege (second from left) presenting the award to the myGov team.

Indonesia

PT Astra Aviva LifeIT Optimization

Since its launch in November 2014, Astra Life’s business has been underpinned by a strong partnership collaboration, delivering a wide variety of product to customer segments across the nation. Astra Life believes that information technology (IT) is the backbone of its company and contributes as a major support for all company activities. With proper use, Astra Life can provide the best service to the customers while enabling efficiency, reliability, and accuracy in data processing and reporting. To better serve their customers, Astra Life used Red Hat JBoss Middleware solutions to build faster and more effective applications that allow multiple distribution channels for the sale of their policies, as well as enable access for customers and partners to their insurance information anytime, anywhere.

We believe that the concept of insurance protection is not only used when we feel an unexpected risk, like an umbrella used when rain comes, but a trampoline that helps people to jump higher without worrying about all the risks. Working with Red Hat is the same, and it has allowed us to reach higher, faster, better, and more cost effectively during our digital transformation journey. We are honoured to receive this recognition, which is testament to the work we have done.

Ronny Tan, Head of IT, PT ASTRA AVIVA LIFE (Astra Life)
(From left) Rully Moulany, Country Manager, Red Hat, Indonesia; John Allessio, Vice President, Global Services, Red Hat; Ronny Tan, Head of IT, PT Astra Aviva Life; and Damien Wong, GM and VP, Red Hat, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong

PT Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional TBKModern Application Development, Digital Transformation

BTPN is a well-recognized commercial bank in Indonesia, with a vision of changing the lives of millions of Indonesians. To help increase the people's access to banking services, BTPN created Jenius, a digital bank in Indonesia, with Red Hat OpenShift at the heart of its digital platform. This allowed BTPN to use a DevOps approach to develop and deliver applications more quickly.

Our key strategic initiative is to transform ourselves to become a customer centric bank powered by digital, putting our customers at the center of what we do. As part of this journey a complete overhaul of the IT process and infrastructure is underway. To achieve this, we needed to build a new fully automated and robust end to end development pipeline. After thorough consideration,
Red Hat OpenShift was the logical choice because of its capabilities, features and performance. We thank Red Hat for the award, as well as the commitment we have received from the team on this journey.

Kharim Indra Gupta Siregar, director, BTPN
(From left) Rully Moulany, Country Manager, Red Hat, Indonesia; John Allessio, Vice President, Global Services, Red Hat; Jufri Fan, IT Solution Architect Head, Information Technology, PT Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional Tbk; and Damien Wong, GM and VP, Red Hat, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Singapore

DBS Bank Limited Modern Application Development, Digital Transformation

DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 280 branches across 18 markets. Headquartered in Singapore, DBS has been immersed in the digital agenda with the belief that the banks of the future will look fundamentally different from the banks of today. From re-architecting its technology infrastructure to transforming its front end, DBS is seeking to become digital to its core. To help achieve this goal, DBS deployed Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to provide agility and scalability. With a next-generation architecture, DBS is now able to build new applications and improve user experiences at a faster pace, and also deliver quicker enhancements or incremental services offerings to better compete in the digital world.

Our digital agenda has been an all-encompassing journey, be it changing the culture and mindsets of our people, re-architecting our technology infrastructure, or leveraging Big Data, biometrics and AI to make banking simpler and more seamless for our customers. Leveraging open source technology, such as Red Hat’s, has provided us with the necessary tools and insights to help drive our digital efforts. Being one of the winners of the Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC is a privilege and is testament to our efforts to help shape the future of banking.

Tan Choon Boon, head of Platform Strategy and Engineering, Technology & Operations, DBS Bank
(From left) Richard Koh, Country Manager, Red Hat, Singapore; Carl Kharazmi, Senior Vice President, Cloud Engineering, DBS Bank; Joan Tay, Executive Director, Technology, DBS Bank; DP van Leeuwen, SVP and GM, Red Hat, APAC, Prakash Prabhakaran, Vice President, Cloud Technology Services, DBS Bank; Sundararaman Srinivasan, Senior Vice President, DBS Bank; and Damien Wong, GM and VP, Red Hat, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong

MyRepublic Group LtdCloud Infrastructure, Digital Transformation

MyRepublic is a TelcoTech company that offers telecommunications services in Singapore, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Australia using their proprietary cloud-based platform. As the company was expanding, MyRepublic found it increasingly challenging to innovate and grow via its existing infrastructure. Using Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage, and Red Hat CloudForms, MyRepublic created a more scalable cloud platform as part of its open hybrid cloud initiative. With its uniquely scalable and centralized framework enabling more seamless delivery of layered services, MyRepublic has become an innovator in the digital transformation for the telecom sector.

Working with Red Hat has been an amazing experience on all fronts. For the IT team, we gained access to new technologies and the technical knowledge to better serve our business needs. For the business, we were able to expand more quickly into new markets and new services. For our customers, they were able to enjoy a more stable connection due to higher system availability and lower latency. Our success would not have been possible without Red Hat helping us meet our timelines. We are elated on the win and look forward to more successes in the future.

Eugene Yeo, group CIO, MyRepublic Group Ltd
(From left) Richard Koh, Country Manager, Red Hat, Singapore; Sebastian Wieseler, Head of IT & Security, MyRepublic Group Ltd; Eugene Yeo, Group Chief Information Officer, MyRepublic Group Ltd; DP van Leeuwen, SVP and GM, Red Hat, APAC; and Damien Wong, GM and VP, Red Hat, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Thailand

MIMOTech Co., Ltd.Enterprise Integration

A subsidiary of AIS - Thailand’s leading mobile operator - MIMO Tech operates as an IT operator, content aggregator, and application development support for AIS and its other subsidiaries. Among its roles is to help support customer calls from AIS.

AIS was in the midst of expanding its business offerings to include fiber solutions for homes and 4G mobile connections. In preparation for the business expansion, MIMO Tech turned to open source solutions to consolidate the many systems that were used for its operations. With the help of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, and Red Hat JBoss Fuse, AIS was able to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of its employees to better address customers’ demands, thereby helping to increase customer satisfaction.

“Our strategy was first envisioned after consolidating several suggestions from our customers. After evaluating solutions from different vendors, Red Hat was most suitable for our business requirements. Winning the Awards is a great honor for our efforts, and we look forward to working closely with Red Hat as we grow our business.”

Dr. Suphachet Phermphoonwatanasuk, assistant vice president, ICT Solutions Architect, AIS
(From left) Kawinthorn Bhutrakul, Enterprise Account Manager, Red Hat, Thailand; Damien Wong, GM and VP, Red Hat, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong; Dr. Suphachet Phermphoonwatanasuk, AVP - ICT Solutions Architect, AIS; Law Yaw Hu, Regional Director, ASEAN Growth Economies, Red Hat

Japan

National Institute of Information and Communications Technology IT Optimization, Cloud Infrastructure

National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT) is a public research institute in Japan specializing in research and development of information and communication technology. NICT performs various studies, with an eye to reporting results of the research and development and creating innovation, in cooperation with industries, universities, and other research institutes. NICT introduced Red Hat OpenStack Platform to build a more stable and flexible virtual platform for its network services. Currently in the verification/testing phase of the system, the burden on system administrators was reduced and the quality of service stabilized by using Red Hat OpenStack Platform. NICT was also able to build an infrastructure that will be able to provide faster and more reliable services into the future.

It is our great pleasure to receive the Red Hat Innovation Award APAC 2017. Having been able to embody a scenario of study we had imagined through the adoption of Red Hat OpenStack Platform, we could lead the result to a beneficial study toward more stable supply of flexible and reliable services in the future. We hope to be able to return this research to society as a study to help support the next generation innovative network system.

Dr. Hiroaki Harai (engineering), chief of Network Science and Convergence Device Technology Laboratory, Network System Research Institute, National Institute of Information and Communication Technology
(From left) Hirokazu Mochizuki, VP, Red Hat Japan; DP van Leeuwen, SVP and GM, Red Hat, APAC; Dr. Hiroaki Harai (engineering), chief of Network Science and Convergence Device Technology Laboratory, Network System Research Institute, National Institute of Information and Communication Technology; Paul Cormier, Executive Vice President, Products and Technologies, Red Hat; and James Whitehurst, President and CEO, Red Hat

NTT DOCOMO, INC.IT Optimization

NTT DOCOMO, one of Japan's largest telecommunications company, introduced a virtual infrastructure using Red Hat OpenStack Platform for “CiRCUS” and “MAPS” to provide ISP service (i-mode/sp mode) for end users, and to replace their legacy physical servers. Red Hat OpenStack Platform became its new cloud infrastructure to help reduce workload related to infrastructure with automatization of system construction. In addition to Red Hat OpenStack Platform’s ability to help curb costs, the company was drawn to its ability to work with existing systems, allowing for more flexibility and Red Hat's high quality support for their mission critical environment during the migration.

While the introduction of Red Hat OpenStack Platform into the mission critical system domain was a challenge, we are very glad to be recognized for it. We have been pushing ahead with the system migration with steady development, while keeping system quality high. Consequently, we are realizing the benefits of building a flexible infrastructure according to business conditions and automatic IT management.

Takaaki Sato, general manager, Service Design Department, NTT DOCOMO
(Third from left) Takaaki Sato, GM, Service Design Department, NTT Docomo

Malaysia

Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia Enterprise Integration

SSM is Malaysia's sole statutory body that incorporates companies and registers businesses. As the leading authority for the improvement of corporate governance, SSM ensures compliance with business registration and corporate legislation through comprehensive enforcement and monitoring activities.

With the aim of eliminating all manual handling of registration and transitioning to an automated online process, SSM used Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, and Red Hat JBoss Fuse to replace its existing IT system, and lay the foundation for its organizational transformation plan.

(From left) Damien Wong, GM and VP, Red Hat, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong; Farid Ahmad, Director, Marketing and Business Development Division, Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia; and Chew Kai Peng, Country Manager, Red Hat, Malaysia
(From left) Brian Yang, Senior Director, Enterprise & Territory, Red Hat, China; Jinyan Wang, R&D Manger, CFETS Information Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.; Hao Zhang, Office Manager, Next Generation Network Research Office, Institute of Network Technology, China Mobile Research Institute; Jinxiao Lin, Deputy GM, Wanda Internet Technology Group; Tong Zhang, Director, Technical Department, China Welfare Lottery Issuance and Management Centre; Damien Wong, GM and VP, Red Hat, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Beijing

China Welfare Lottery Issuance and Management CentreDigital Transformation, Modern Application Development

The China Welfare Lottery Distribution and Management Center is a unit directly under the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People's Republic of China, and is responsible for the nation's welfare lottery distribution and sales. To realize a multi-channel sale of the lottery tickets, the China Welfare Lottery Distribution and Management Centre decided to build a distributed cloud architecture to support the operations of its lottery applications while providing autonomous control. With Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Ceph Storage, the centre quickly launched a new OpenStack platform in their private cloud, and saw benefits across the operation and maintenance, development and business departments.

Our journey towards open source and innovation is aligned to the national strategy of digital economy industry development and innovation-driven development. To keep pace with change brought about by the Internet+ era, China Welfare Lottery Issuance and Management Centre adjusted our informatization strategy. We thank Red Hat for its provision of open source technologies and services, and for the great support in ensuring the success of our global infrastructure planning process and business application operations. We expect to face new challenges, new changes and new opportunities as we build our "Smart Lottery" project, so we hope to continue developing and advancing with our partners.

Tong Zhang, Director, Technical Department, China Welfare Lottery Issuance and Management Centre

China Mobile Research InstituteCloud Infrastructure

The China Mobile Research Institute began its research in network technology in 2015, and conceptualized a possible future network called NovoNet - a 3-layer decoupled network architecture with a new data center, new network and new brain as its core. Since then, the team performed extensive experimentations and pilots targeted at NovoNet. Using Red Hat OpenStack Platform, China Mobile was able to undertake the research and development in an innovative way, which resulted in time and cost savings during the proof-of-concept phase.

We thank Red Hat for their support in our research and pilot efforts to further the development of network technology.

Hao Zhang, Office Manager, Next Generation Network Research Office, Institute of Network Technology, China Mobile Research Institute

Shanghai

Wanda Internet Technology GroupDigital Transformation, Modern Application Development

As part of its digital transformation efforts, Wanda Internet Technology Group needed a platform to implement DevOps and the use of new technologies, such as microservices. Using Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat Gluster Storage, the Red Hat Global Professional Services team helped migrate financial applications to the PaaS platform, which laid the foundation for flexible scalability and upgrades in the future. At the same time, the solution provided a new application deployment model using containers, which enhanced business flexibility.

At Wanda Internet Technology Group, we consistently look at adopting new technologies to promote the business development. The reconstruction was very smooth - we successfully containerized our systems and gone live within a matter of weeks. Wanda Internet Technology Group will continue to refine the container, cloud computing, big data and AI technology to drive IT industry change. We look forward to more successful collaboration with Red Hat in the future.

Jinxiao Lin, Deputy GM, Wanda Internet Technology Group

CFETS Information Technology (Shanghai) Co., LtdModern Application Development, Digital Transformation

CFETS Information Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (CFETS IT) is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Foreign Exchange Trading System & National Interbank Funding Center. To adapt to fast growth demand for the foreign exchange market and flexible foreign exchange trading, CFETS IT decided to utilize mainly open source software to deploy a distributed application architecture. With Red Hat Ansible Tower, the company achieved quick and automated resource configuration, and migrated from Weblogic-based solution to Red Hat JBoss Web Server, which optimized overall application architecture, while improving the business flexibility and overall business throughput significantly.

This was a major digital transformation in CFETS IT. During the first phase of the transformation, we worked together with Red Hat to deliver a high-quality new generation trading platform. The successful go-live of this platform was a great first step for our digital transformation as it enhanced our trust in open source software and provided the confidence needed to continue working with Red Hat.

Jinyan Wang, R&D Manger, CFETS Information Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen

(From left) Damien Wong, GM and VP, Red Hat, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong; Lei Fan, Chief Architect, Cloud Platform, Ping An Technology; Jianwen Zhang, Head Engineer, Information Centre, Yunnan Power Grid Co. Ltd.; Brian Yang, Senior Director, Enterprise & Territory China, Red Hat

Yunnan Power Grid CompanyThe Open Source Way

The Information Center of Yunnan Power Grid Co., Ltd. is the department responsible for constructing, operating and maintaining the provincial-level information system of Yunnan Power Grid. It specializes in R&D, construction, operation and maintenance of the system application platform. By using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with prebuilt Kubernetes and Docker at the core of Yunnan Power Grid's DC/OS cluster, the team was able to optimize data center resource management and scheduling, improve the resource utilization and scheduling efficiency, and enable applications to be scheduled and run on the appropriate base resources automatically. Meanwhile, the company improved its overall application delivery process, and created an application-centric cloud platform, which provided faster delivery capability to meet IT demand for business development, testing, operation and maintenance. In addition, automated scalability also mean that the team was able to meet sudden peaks in access demands to ensure the business was always-on.

Through the use of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and support from Red Hat, we were able to effectively reduce R&D manpower and time cost, while maintaining autonomous control and achieving continuous development of the platform.

Jianwen Zhang, Head Engineer, Information Centre, Yunnan Power Grid Co. Ltd.

Ping An TechnologyIT Optimization

Established in 2008 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Ping An Group, Ping An Technology currently has more than 4,000 professional IT technical staff and IT management experts. Ping An Cloud Platform is a product of Ping An Technology's "cloud" strategy. Since its inception, Ping An Technology has adhered to finance-level security standards and continuously enhanced the cloud platform's stability and reliability. By using Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite and Red Hat Ceph Storage, it has not only reduced the costs of deep technology R&D, but also kept continuous iterations of IT systems, so that 90 percent of its end users can acquire secure and quality services when using this financial cloud platform.

Open source and innovation has always been how we look to develop the Ping An Cloud Platform. We are grateful for Red Hat's affirmation. "The only unchanging thing in the world is change itself." We have always believed that IT optimization and innovation is a continuous and dynamic process. By relying on collaboration-centered open sources and pooling the power of the collectives, we will give birth to more stunning products and services. And we will always uphold this idea of creating an open cloud platform, so as to encourage IT innovations and enrich the industries in the future via the latest clouds, big data, artificial intelligence and other technologies.

Lei Fan, chief architect, Cloud Platform, Ping An Technology

Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific AirwaysDigital Transformation

Cathay Pacific Airways is an international airline registered and based in Hong Kong, offering scheduled passenger and cargo services to 198 destinations in 49 countries and territories. With a digitally enabled business strategy that puts customer at its core, Cathay Pacific looked to innovate with a comprehensive cloud solution. This solution provides stability through standardization, centralized management and application deployment capabilities that enables speed to market that can support the overall strategy. Cathay Pacific developed its cloud platform by introducing several Red Hat technologies and services, including Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Ansible Tower, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Satellite.

Cathay Pacific is committed to driving a customer-centric and digitally-enabled business. The old models of infrastructure service delivery do not support these requirements for us specifically in terms of cost, quality and time to market. We needed to adapt more quickly in what is a fast changing world. We needed to balance the hype of public cloud versus the reality of a complex application and server environment that means one size doesn’t fit all. And we needed to be able to provide a range of services that our business demands. Our Red Hat solutions help provide that – an integrated hybrid cloud, allowing centralized management of resources regardless of whether they are public or private combined with standardization of service for better support and transformational capabilities in application deployment.

Kerry Peirse, general manager IT Infrastructure & Operations, Cathay Pacific Airways
(From left) Peter Man, Regional Director, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan & South China, Red Hat; Kerry Peirse, General Manager IT Infrastructure & Operations, Cathay Pacific Airways; Damien Wong, GM and VP, Red Hat, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Korea

National Information Resources Service Digital Transformation

National Information Resources Service (NIRS) is the government institute responsible for managing the Korean government’s internet data center for e-government services. Using Red Hat solutions, NIRS has improved the reliability and security of its e-government service.

It is inspiring to receive the APAC Red Hat Innovation Award. We will continuously make efforts to adopt innovative technology and make improvements to provide more highly reliable service and grow as a trusted organization for the citizens.

Myoung Hee Kim, President, National Information Resources Service
(From left) DP van Leeuwen, SVP and GM, Red Hat, APAC; and Myoung Hee Kim, president, National Information Resources Service

Shinhan Financial GroupIT Optimization

Shinhan Financial Group, a leading financial holding company in Korea, built a new IT strategy on open source by deploying Red Hat solutions to its subsidiaries’ infrastructure so as to increase its response time in a digitizing financial environment. One of Shinhan Financial Group’s subsidiaries, Shinhan Investment Corp successfully migrated from UNIX to Linux for both its financial accounting and information systems. With Red Hat solutions, Shinhan Financial Group achieved business advantages in greater cost efficiencies and increased agility in its operations.

We are very pleased to receive the APAC Red Hat Innovation Award which recognizes companies who have successfully innovated their business. In responding to digital transformation, we will continue to contribute to the developing open source ecosystem to accelerate digital transformation of the financial industry.

Tea Won Kuk, Senior Vice President, Shinhan Investment Corporation
(From left) DP van Leeuwen, SVP and GM, Red Hat, APAC; and Tea Won Kuk, senior vice president, Shinhan Investment Corporation

Taiwan

E.SUN BankIT Optimization, Digital Transformation

As one of the best banks in Asia, E.SUN Bank needed to maintain and improve its competitive edge through digital transformation. To start, the bank needed to build a flexible standardized business platform. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite, E.SUN Bank gained a quick and resilient IT environment, and achieved a faster go-to-market.

Thanks Red Hat for its affirmation and encouragement with the Award. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Red Hat, and providing better services for our customers.

Wanlt Hsieh, CIO and Executive Vice-President
(From left) Peter Man, Regional Director, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan & South China, Red Hat; Wanlt Hsieh, CIO and Executive Vice-President, E.SUN Bank

Sydney

Macquarie Bank

Macquarie Bank has been working to transform its retail digital capabilities over the past 18 months. In building a new digital banking offering from the ground up, the bank sought to offer its customers a truly intuitive and personalised digital banking experience. The new digital banking environment offers customers a full view of both their personal banking and wealth management holdings, enabling them to manage their finances in one place in an intuitive and engaging way.

We’re honoured to be named as the recipient of a Red Hat Innovation Award at this year’s Forum. In building our new personalised and intuitive digital banking offering, we sought to provide customers with features that we believe to be a first of their kind in Australian banking and tools that are more like the social media sites, search engines and video or music streaming services our customers currently use. To achieve this we required a platform for execution and delivery that supports a constant stream of innovative solutions. Working with Red Hat enabled us to achieve greater agility and speed to market in a fast-changing technology landscape.

Rajay Rai, Digital Architect, Macquarie Bank
(From left) Rajay Rai, Digital Architect, Macquarie Bank; and Max McLaren, Vice President and General Manager, ANZ, Red Hat, at Red Hat Forum Sydney 2016.

Macquarie transforms digital banking experience for customers

Beijing

(From left) Yang Yu, Senior Manager, PAAS Platform, Lenovo; Stephanos Bacon, Senior Director, Portfolio Strategy Application Platform Management, Red Hat; Yi Zheng, Vice President, Capitalonline Data Service Co., Ltd

Capitalonline Data Service Co., Ltd

Based in China, Capitalonline Data Service offers secure and stable cloud computing services to its customers around the world. As such, customers can effectively cope with the rapid development seen in the Internet industry, particularly in areas related to gaming, video, online education and big data.

Capitalonline deployed Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage to build a cloud office environment. This migration from a traditional hardware environment slashed hardware, operational and maintenance costs as well as enabled future integration to the Global Interconnected Cloud (GIC) system.

Red Hat provides us with a flexible, efficient, scalable private cloud platform to meet our business growth, while to lay the foundation for providing global customers with our own global private network to lay the foundation.

Weimin Li, Director, R&D Department, Capitalonline

Lenovo

Lenovo, a multinational technology manufacturer, wanted to achieve a digital transformation and focus on adopting Internet+, a Chinese government strategy that aims to support economic growth through the integration of IT and the internet with manufacturing and industry. To achieve this transformation, its IT team needed to efficiently develop and launch many applications. Lenovo sought to deploy a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution to provide the agile and cloud capabilities needed to meet demand and gain competitive advantage. By deploying Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, the company decreased system deployment time and improved productivity through greater automation and increased support for collaborative DevOps work.

With a Platform-as-a-Service built on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, along with our automated managent tools, we can provide efficient and agile cloud services internally and externally.

Zhenyu Yao, Executive Director, Integrated Technology Service General Manager, Lenovo

Shenzhen

(From left) SM Chang, General Manager, Greater China, Red Hat; Minghe Zhao, Department Manager, Wireless Product R&D Institute / Controller Dept. III, ZTE; Yongbo Zhang, Bank Platform Leader, Bank Cooperation Center, China Industrial Bank; and Margaret Dawson, Director, Global Product Marketing, Platform & Solution Marketing, Infrastructure, Red Hat

Industrial Bank Co., Ltd.

Founded in August 1988 and headquartered in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, Industrial Bank (IB) is one of the first batch of joint-stock commercial banks approved by the State Council and the People's Bank of China, and the first Equator Bank in China. Over 20 years, IB has been advocating the philosophy of "Sincere Service, Growing Together" and endeavored to offer comprehensive, top-quality, and high-efficient financial service for customers.

ZTE Corporation

ZTE Corporation (ZTE) is a leading global provider of integrated communications solutions, ranging from voice, data, and multimedia to wireless broadband. Enabling network operators and enterprise network clients in more than 160 countries, ZTE needed to be able to navigate the ever-changing challenges faced in a global communications industry. As a solution, ZTE turned to Red Hat® OpenShift PaaS Container Platform and Red Hat Enterprise Linux to not only extend its competitive edge but also to prepare for the next generation 5G telecommunications standards.

It is an honour to win 2016 Red Hat APAC innovation award. Over the years, ZTE has been actively exploring the SDN/NFV technology, telecom cloud solutions for end to end. Through the open source technology to create a healthy and sustainable development of the ecosystem, to help telecom operators to build a on-demand definition of network and rapid business innovation platform. After deep strategic cooperation with the Red Hat and contribution to the OpenShift community, we overcomed the traditional IT platform network performance, complex application scheduling difficulties and other key technical issues, complete the ICT fusion cloud platform CloudWorks. At the same time, we also hopes to follow more in-depth technical cooperation, more participants, to promote the community to meet a wider range of application areas.

Minghe Zhao, Department Manager, Wireless Product R&D Institute / Controller Dept. III,ZTE

Hong Kong

CargoSmart

CargoSmart is one of the world's largest integrated international container transportation, logistics and terminal companies. It is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with networks encompassing Asia, Europe, North America and Australasia. The organization needed to scale out in a short period of time to improve efficiency and time to market. Therefore, they embarked on a journey with Red Hat’s OpenStack and CloudForms which provided a stable platform matched with high capabilities. It also paved the way for future expansion.

We are the very first enterprise in Hong Kong to implement Red Hat OpenStack Platform in a production system. Red Hat has the most open-source developers and contributors on the OpenStack platform, which greatly helps our project evaluation stage and implementation stage.

Eric Wong, Assistant General Manager of CargoSmart
(From left) Peter Man, Regional Director, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan & South China, Red Hat; Eric Wong, Assistant General Manager, CargoSmart; Margaret Dawson, Director, Global Product Marketing, Platform & Solution Marketing, Infrastructure, Red Hat

CargoSmart modernizes its software-defined data center with Red Hat OpenStack Platform

Mumbai

Credit Information Bureau Ltd (CIBIL)

The Credit Information Bureau India Limited (CIBIL) is the first and leading credit bureau of India, earmarked as a National Critical Asset. To achieve a faster response time to credit report requests from its member banks, CIBIL adopted Red Hat technologies in a four-phase project to virtualize, migrate, configure and maintain its mission critical systems. This has allowed CIBIL to successfully reduce its server footprint, decrease capital expenditure, improve performance and enjoy better security.

(From left) A Shiju Rawther, Assistant Vice President - Technology, TransUnion CIBIL Limited; Rajesh Rege, Managing Director, India, Red Hat

New Delhi

Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization assists the tripartite Board in India to administer a contributory provident fund, pension scheme and an insurance scheme for the workforce engaged in the organized sector in India. Consisting of offices at 122 locations across the country, EPFO embarked on a project with Red Hat to reduce the time in information exchange and to reduce the lengthy verification process by consolidating the data under one roof.

The team from EPFO accepting the accolade on the mainstage of Red Hat Forum New Delhi.

Bengaluru

National Stock Exchange of India Ltd.

National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) is one of the leading stock exchanges, both in APAC and globally. NSE provides a core platform for traders and investors for various activities such as stock, currency, commodity, and derivatives trading. With increased accessibility to trading, NSE needed to maintain its competitive edge and strengthen its ability to handle the growing transactions with a modern, fully automated screen-based trading system.

Red Hat solutions were strategic in helping NSE successfully move towards its goal of becoming the world's largest stock exchange in terms of trading volume and the range of products and services offered.

Mr. Sankarson Banerjee, CTO - Projects, NSE
(From left) Phil Andrews, Vice President Enterprise Sales & Strategic Business Development, APAC, Red Hat, and Viral Modi, Vice President, NSE.

Jakarta

PT Kereta Api

PT KAI is a state-owned enterprise and one of the oldest and major public railway operators in Indonesia. In its endeavor to modernize the railway passenger core ticketing system, PT KAI collaborated with Red Hat to develop its next-generation railway ticketing system using Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and Red Hat JBoss Fuse, a lightweight, flexible, integration platform for integrating applications, data, services, and devices. Based on popular open source technologies, JBoss Fuse provides services for transformation, routing, and log assignments.

We are delighted to receive a Red Hat Innovation Award. We strongly believe in modernizing our infrastructure to better service customers. With the new real-time next generation ticketing system we hope to provide a high-performing, user-friendly and highly-available interface for ticket booking. We look forward to working with Red Hat on many more such innovative projects.

Mukti Jauhari, executive vice president, Information System, PT KAI
(From left) Rully Moulany, Country Manager, Indonesia, Red Hat; Mukti Jauhari, Executive Vice President, Information System, PT Kai; and Damien Wong, Vice President and General Manager, ASEAN, Red Hat.

Tokyo

Asahi Tekko

Asahi Tekko was founded in 1948 and is in the manufacturing industry. They would like to build an internal system that optimizes production efficiency with the use of IoT technology. With the help of Red Hat, Asahi Tekko successfully decreased manufacturing, manpower and operation costs. They were also able to monitor the system in real-time with flexibility and accuracy.

(From left) DP van Leeuwen, SVP and GM, Red Hat, APAC; James Whitehurst, President and CEO, Red Hat; Tetsuya Kimura, President, Asahi Tekko CO.,LTD; Hirokazu Mochizuki, VP, Red Hat Japan

SoftBank

Softbank is a telecommunications company and have been looking to modernize their system that is responsible for all mobile phone-related contracts. Key to the system is high accuracy and robustness. With Red Hat’s technical strengths in open source, Softbank was able to improve on capabilities and reduce overall cost. They also gained first mover advantage with a system that is so flexible.

(From left) DP van Leeuwen, SVP and GM, Red Hat, APAC; James Whitehurst, President and CEO, Red Hat; Yoshimitsu Sano, Senior Director, Consumer System Division, SoftBank Corp.; Hirokazu Mochizuki, VP, Red Hat Japan

Seoul

POSCO ICT

POSCO ICT needed a low-cost, high efficiency IT system due to spending cuts amidst a low growth season. The company drastically reduced costs and increased internal capabilities by configuring its smart factory IT environment with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat JBoss instead of using proprietary solutions.

We have worked with Red Hat to run open source reliably for the last 10 years, and we will continue this relationship to identify and build new growth drivers.

Dong-hoon Seong, Team leader, IT infrastructure technical support team, POSCO ICT
(From left) Mi Young Kim, Business Unit Manager, POSCO ICT, with Hahm Jae-kyung, General Manager, Korea, Red Hat.

National Computing & Information Service (NCIS)

National Computing and Information Service (NCIS) is the Korean government’s institute responsible for managing the government’s internet data center for e-government services, which is used nationwide by its government employees and all citizens. Together with Red Hat, NCIS developed a software-defined data center based on a private cloud infrastructure using open source software. This resulted in the development of the world’s first Government Integrated Data Center.

Representative from NCIS accepting the award from Hahm Jae-kyung, General Manager, Korea, Red Hat (right)

Kuala Lumpur

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)

TNB is the largest electricity utility in Malaysia and one of the largest in the southeast Asia region. Recently, TNB embarked on an IT transformation to modernize it existing IT environment that was previously based on proprietary UNIX systems. The new platform allowed TNB to create a stable, reliable and more secure infrastructure platform, capable of taking on today’s challenges with the flexibility to adapt to tomorrow’s requirements.

As Malaysia’s largest electrical utility company, TNB handles significant volumes of workloads every day. In our quest to modernize our IT environment, we turned to Red Hat to help us improve automation, scalability, agility and security. Red Hat's subscription model and open source solutions not only offered us these advantages, but it has also helped us innovate and enhance our customer experiences.

Nasrin Abg Omar, General Manager of DCX, Tenaga Nasional Berhad
Nasrin Abg Omar (third from right), General Manager of DCX, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, accepting the award with his team from Damien Wong (third from left), Vice President and General Manager, ASEAN, Red Hat, at Red Hat Forum 2016, Kuala Lumpur.

Singapore

Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech)

To push forth Singapore's vision of becoming a smart nation, GovTech developed a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution for the Singapore government using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. The innovative use of open cloud technology enables government agencies to quickly develop, host and scale applications. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform not only helps in accelerating innovation but also helps GovTech to create and deploy applications with speed and consistency.

We love the challenge of building NECTAR, an open cloud native application infrastructure for the government of Singapore, as it requires us to design, build, deploy and operate a Platform-as-a-Service that can meet stringent government requirements while maintaining usability, reliability and agility. The team couldn’t have done it without great support from Red Hat, the open source community and our partner agencies including Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) and Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO).

Mr Parimal Aswani, Director, Technology, Government Digital Services, GovTech
(From left) Richard Koh, Country Manager, Singapore, Red Hat; Parimal Aswani, Director, Technology, Government Digital Services, GovTech; Mark Lim, Director, Government Digital Services; and DP van Leeuwen, SVP and GM, Red Hat, APAC

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Ranked 13th globally and 1st amongst the world’s best young universities, NTU Singapore has in recent years positioned itself firmly at the forefront of strategic research in Singapore, helping to fuel Singapore's drive for research and innovation. Its Smart Mobility Test Bed (SMTB) project aims to build cutting edge Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) that enhance public transportation services and commuter safety, pushing new frontiers in technology. To increase its infrastructure and operational efficiency, NTU reached out to Red Hat to create a highly scalable and modular, container-based platform that can also handle the dynamism of the platform.

NTU’s Smart Mobility Test Bed (SMTB) Project Team and High Performance Computing Centre, together with Red Hat form a collaborative tripartite team to deliver a versatile and scalable container-based cloud infrastructure to support complex cutting edge Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) that can enhance public transportation services and commuter safety. This collaboration has been exciting and challenging, but purposeful, and exemplifies how NTU together with its partners aim to improve the quality of living through technological innovation.

Mr. Tay Kheng Tiong, chief information officer, Nanyang Technological University
Melvin Soh, Senior Assistant Director for NTU's High Performance Computing Centre (middle), accepting the award on stage.

Taipei

Inventec Corporation

Inventec Corporation is a Taiwan Stock Exchange listed electronic manufacturing service company that provides services like engineering design and development to top brands in the world. They had to build a service flow system to better serve their customers and chose Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to improve flexibility and achieve scalability. They are now able to provide efficient services to their customers and at the same time, increase revenue for the organization.

While other software vendors were considered, Red Hat provided a highly scalable, affordable, open source model that was more effective to run a large-scale cloud deployment project. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization also gives us a robust, efficient, and safe solution at a low cost. When combined with other Red Hat offerings, it has helped us provide better services to our
customers.

John Tsung, Vice President Cloud Computing Solution Center, Inventec Corporation
(From left) Bryan Che, General Manager, Cloud Product Strategy, Red Hat, and John Tsung Ph.D., Vice President, Cloud Service Center, Cloud Information Services, Inventec

China Life Insurance Co. Ltd.

China Life Insurance was founded in 1963 and currently has seven customer service centers, seven life insurance business divisions, eight branch offices and 167 service points. It was challenging for the organization to standardize the existing environment, hence they chose Red Hat JBoss EAP to build the Customer Online Insurance System on. The Red Hat solutions implemented not only allows the company to enjoy great flexibility but also scalability and efficiency, thanks to standardization and automation.

(From left) Bryan Che, General Manager, Cloud Product Strategy, Red Hat, and Richard Sun, Chief Information Officer, China Life Insurance Co., Ltd.