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Red Hat Summit: Connect | Utrecht

2022年 10月 4日Utrecht, The NetherlandsSupernova, Jaarbeurs
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What's on

Get all the latest news from Red Hat and our partner ecosystem. Join us for breakouts, workshops, inspirational sessions and much more. 

Whether you’re at the beginning of your digital transformation journey, or at a more advanced level, our experts will guide you through our best practices, latest innovations and tech updates. 

Visitors can compose their own menu during the day and choose breakouts, workshops and inspirational session within several expertise tracks. 

Event expertise tracks

Cloud native app development

Automation  & Ansible

Hybrid open cloud  & Managed cloud services

Explore & discover


09:00 - 10:00

Coffee and registration

 (Exhibition floor)

10:00 - 10.15

Official opening

 (Main stage )

By Red Hat Country Leader Marcel Timmer

10:15 - 10:50

Keynote Red Hat Summit: Connect 2022

 (Main stage)

Powered by Intel

10:50 - 11.20

Coffee break

 (Exhibition floor )

11.20 - 13:00

Track 1: Cloud native app development

11.20 - 11.50

Breakout session: from virtual machine to cloud native application in 15 minutes

The Konveyor community helps modernize applications by providing open source tools to rehost, replatform, and refactor applications across a broad range of transformations and use cases. We will look at one of those use cases: migrating a virtual machine to kubevirt and transforming the workload to a cloud native application.

By Marc Sheermohammed,

Marc is a Senior Solution Architect working for Red Hat since 2017 and has helped customers with adoption of container technologies, automation and system management. He has 15 years of experience in the Broadcast Media Industry before moving to open source.

11:55 - 12:25

Breakout session: Runtimes of HPC within OpenShift

Scaling pods from 0 to 100s: Lessons learned from Openshift Serverless and KEDA

By Ortec Finance: Head of Cloud Native Platform Joris Cramwinckel

12:30 - 13:00

Breakout session: DevSecOps: how does it affect me as a developer?

We have all heard about DevSecOps and that we need to implement this in our teams, but what does this mean for me as a Developer? Do I need to become a security expert? In this session Ben will talk about what DevSecOps means for developers, why it is important and how this affects our development workflows.

By Ben Taljaard

Track 2: Automation & Ansible

11.20 - 11.50

Why do you need automation to succeed in edge computing?

Edge computing promises speed, agility, faster innovation and customer satisfaction, but these are not presented to organizations on a silver plate. We often see organizations struggle with consistency and managing complexity as they adopt edge computing use cases. In this session, we will look into how automation can help organizations to build, deploy, scale and manage their presence at the edge.

By Emre Girici,

Emre is the Solution Sales Professional for Automation at Red Hat Netherlands. He has been working in the Enterprise IT industry for more than 16 years, at companies including VMware, Cisco and Alcatel-Lucent. He has been privileged to work with a broad range of organizations across different industries over the years, by understanding their needs and mapping technology and services to help them achieve their business objectives.

11:55 - 12:25

Breakout session: A day in the life of an automation expert

“Today you learned a lot about why you should define an Automation Strategy and how to implement one. In this live demo you will see real world examples on how to use the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to deploy applications on different public cloud providers and how to execute day 2 operational tasks.”

By Ismail Dhaoui,

Ismail Dhaoui has over 18 years of experience around Linux and Open Source Technologies. His primary focus being a product specialist for Ansible. He is currently helping customers accelerate their Hybrid Cloud Automation and achieving real business outcomes using Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform.

12:30 - 13:00

Breakout session: Create, operate and consume automation - an AAP2 overview

We recently released the Ansible Automation Platform v2. Our new and improved Automation platform that will help organizations build, deploy and scale, at scale. Like with anything new, there is bound to be change. During this presentation we aim to demystify the new release of the Ansible Automation Platform 2 with its enhancements and new features. Highlighting its evolution from tool to automation platform for the enterprise. We’ll also close off with a small demonstration of creating your first execution environment.

By Haaike van der Merwe ,

Haaike is a Senior Solution Architect with 13 years of experience in FinTech and ICT. He has worked in many global environments and now shares his expertise under the Red Hat flag.

Track 3: Hybrid open cloud / Managed cloud services

11.20 - 11.50

The 6th 'R' in Application Modernization - as a service

Application Modernization is a journey which can be divided into different phases based on an Organization’s approach. In this session we will discuss how taking a “Repurchase” approach in a modernization journey reduces an organization's time to release new features and functionality for the customers.

By Nikhil Sharma

11.55 - 12:25

Breakout session: Put your Money where your business is - The case for Managed Services

By Wian Vos ,

Wian is a Red Hat Solutions architect and a Devops/PaaS veteran. After having spent over a decade building developer centric Platform services both in the Netherlands and the U.S. he now spends his time advising current and potential Red Hat customers on their way to the Hybrid containerized cloud.

12:30 - 13:00

Breakout session: Multi-Access Edge Computing

Saurabh is a Senior Telco Solutions Architect at Red Hat in the Netherlands. Has been working with various disciplines in the Telco, IT, OSS,BSS for 15 years. Open Source enthusiast, helping the Telco customers in their Hybrid Cloud Journey. Gartner® predicts that ”By 2025, more than 50% of enterprise-managed data will be created and processed outside the data centre or cloud. Business solutions across various industries and sectors have growing demand for lower latency and faster and meaningful data processing. ”Multi Access Edge Computing (MEC), formerly know as Mobile Edge Computing is a type of network architecture that provides cloud computing capabilities and an IT service environment at the edge of the network. The goal of MEC is to reduce latency, ensure highly efficient network operation and service delivery, and improve the customer experience.

By Saurabh Asthana

Track 4: Explore & discover

11:55 - 13:00

Workshop by HPE Greenlake: HPE GreenLake offering solutions for the fast growing market demand on Hybrid Cloud solutions

Hybrid cloud is the way forward but how to implement, use and optimize this for my organization? This session will explain the possible choices HPE Greenlake is able to provide. It is designed to fast-forward your digital transformation and, you receive your cloud, your way, with a unified experience across edge to cloud—enabling you to gain more flexibility and scalability, backed by a pay-as-you-go consumption model. We will also explain the available Technical, IaaS & PaaS workload solutions available in the HPE Greenlake portfolio to cover your Hybrid Cloud requirements.


11:55- 12.25

Silent theatre workshop by AWS: Managing resources in and with Kubernetes using AWS open source tools

In this session, learn about flexible ways to scale Kubernetes objects across your organization using cdk8s, and how AWS Controllers for Kubernetes can help you manage AWS cloud resources from within Kubernetes.

By Andreas Lindh & Steven Thwaites

12.30 - 13.00

Silent theatre workshop by AWS: Managing resources in and with Kubernetes using AWS open source tools

In this session, learn about flexible ways to scale Kubernetes objects across your organization using cdk8s, and how AWS Controllers for Kubernetes can help you manage AWS cloud resources from within Kubernetes.

By Andreas Lindh & Steven Thwaites

13.00 - 14.00


 (Exhibition floor)

14.00 - 15.35

Track 1: Cloud native app development

14:00 - 14:45

Breakout session: Event driven architectures: do's and don'ts

Events are hard. Implementing an architecture full of these event driven services is even harder. In this talk, Joran will share a few pointers when you undertake the move to an event driven architecture. Considering message ordering, idempotency and when to actually use events, and not messages.

By Joran Bergfeld

14:50 - 15:35

Breakout session: Quarkus, The Lost Chapter

Is the Java community still busy looking for new frameworks, don’t we have enough, are the existing ones cloud ready? What are the common characteristics of a good cloud native java framework, why the fast ignition and small footprint are key success factors? How good is java workload If It: - takes minutes to start - require hundreds of MBs of container image layers - always need direct storage and built-in heavy state management - is location aware and highly dependent on the underlying providers - is forcing developers to do code instrumentation for service resiliency - can be only designed with code first rather than contract first approach - is highly dependent on central Integration hubs instead of using distributed integration patterns - is not upgradable without impacting the other services running next to it - lifted and shifted from traditional workload without any modernization - over engineered and unnecessarily producing hundreds of container per solution - won't fit to run as a function on a Serverless platform In this session we will explore together how Quarkus, The full-stack, Kubernetes-native Java framework is answering all the above questions and more, in addition to a quick demo to see Quarkus in action.

By Waeil Eldoamiry ,

Wael has a total of 22 years of proven experience in architecture, design and implementation of software solutions across different business domains, helping organizations to implement methodologies, adapt technologies in addition to applying frameworks/best practices within enterprise IT. Wael also has a sound experience in Middleware complex solutions backed with a very strong foundation of both Java and JEE technologies. Part of Wael’s responsibilities is to help companies migrate traditional workloads to the cloud, applying cloud native development and Microservices concepts using DevOps practices.

Track 2: Automation & Ansible

14:00 - 14:45

Breakout session: Automate all your network vendors

We often see customers struggle to automate their entire stack, rather than just a piece of this. In this talk, Carlos will show you how to be in control on a network level. Switches made by Cisco, Juniper and Arista? No problem. From switch backups and restores, applying vendor-agnostic automation across your network infrastructure to the creation of dynamic documentation.

By Carlos Parada ,

Carlos Parada joined Red Hat in February 2022 as EMEA Senior Specialist Solutions Architect. Previously, he worked with Juniper Professional Services for a Deutsche Telekom (DT) project (2 years) as Technical Lead Architect on the Automation Team. Before Juniper, he was for many time (19 years) part of the Portugal Telecom (PT) R&D unit, working in areas such as engineering, networking, orchestration, or cloud, with the objective of helping subsidiary telcos in many geographies (Brazil, Africa, Asia) to succeed, developing innovative services, and creating PoCs to demonstrate emerging technologies.

14:50 - 15:35

Breakout session: Ansible Automation for SAP

Automation is key for all the areas in IT and SAP is not an exception. Being at the core of the companies and due to its criticality, SAP workloads can benefit hugely from automation during their whole lifecycle. The 2027 deadline to migrate to SAP S/4HANA makes the use of automation even more compelling if customers want to succeed in this very complex migration and get them correctly built and managed to follow SAP’s Intelligent Enterprise’s premises.

By Ricardo Garcia Cavero,

Ricardo GarciaCavero is part of the Portfolio Architecture team in which he creates architectures based on customer implementations that use a combination of Red Hat’s portfolio. One of his focuses are SAP customers given his background as SAP Basis engineer and Solution Architect. Prior to joining the Portfolio Architecture team he worked in the Customer Success team as an architect focused on automation and integration for SAP workloads.

Track 3: Hybrid open cloud / Managed cloud services

14:00 - 14:45

Breakout session: OpenShift @ Schiphol - Our joruney searching for the optimal developer experience

At Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, IT & Data will be the beating heart of everything that we do at our airport: IT and Data are anywhere you look. That why Schiphol believes that needs to think and act like a tech company. For this you need an agile application landscape built on a solid cloud-based infrastructure foundation. One of the key foundational platforms at Schiphol is OpenShift to run their multi/hybrid-cloud container workloads at enterprise scale. Arie van der Veek will take you through the journey of Schiphol in building the various increments of their OpenShift platform and share lessons learned. From one cluster for the world’s first airport API platform, to multiple clusters on prem and public cloud, missions-critical workloads, a toolset of supporting product, and catering for different levels of IT maturity. The key message will be to keep evolving the OpenShift ecosystem in your company so you can deliver the developer experience your product teams deserve. This is hard work, but oh so fun.

By Arie van der Veek, Enabling Technologies Architect at Schiphol

14:50 - 15:35

Breakout session: The Power of Platforms

Stefan van Oirschot shares about balancing forces: Translating efficiency between the Differentiation economy and Scale economy with the introduction of platforms focussing on maximizing customer experience. Organizations grapple with the friction created between the need to accelerate differentiation required to be disruptive in the market and the need to efficiently provide reliability at scale. Platforms provide the clutch between these competing pursuits and enable an organization to realize the benefits of success in both endeavors. By visiting the 4 ingredients; Leading Change, Developer Experience, Platform as a Product and Open Organization with practical, real world examples, you will see how balancing investments across key competencies can resolve conflicts while enhancing efficiency and innovation. You will also see how a customer centric platform cuts across organizational structure and enables disparate teams to come together to collaborate on solutions.

By Stefan van Oirschot

Track 4: Explore & discover

14.00 - 14.45

Break out session: Creating cross functional collaboration through Open Leadership

82% of companies struggle with cross-functional collaboration. Research shows that openness improves everything from customer satisfaction to inter-departmental relations 69 percent say open collaboration boosts innovation. 67 percent note that open collaboration results in more support for business decisions on the part of technical staff. Together we will discover the 4 ingredients for creating a cross- collaborative experience and how to start.

By Jos Groen & Carrie Carrasco ,

Jos Groen is an Open Leadership practice expert & CEO at HBRD and Carrie Carrasco is Director Solution Architects at Red Hat

14.50 - 15:50

Workshop by HPE Greenlake: Running your SAP landscape in a private cloud

RISE and SAP from the cloud bring opportunities but also raise questions. Where do you stand as an organization with your specific needs in relation to the hyperscaler offer? HPE and Red Hat show an alternative in this session consisting of a fully managed pay-per-use SAP infrastructure solution, based on HPE's Greenlake platform and services combined with Red Hat's SAP-certified software stack. For organizations that want to keep their SAP environment and data "close to home", but also want a subscription-based, flexible and consistent cloud experience for their SAP workloads.


14.00 - 14.45

Silent theatre workshop by AWS: Managing resources in and with Kubernetes using AWS open source tools

In this session, learn about flexible ways to scale Kubernetes objects across your organization using cdk8s, and how AWS Controllers for Kubernetes can help you manage AWS cloud resources from within Kubernetes.

By Andreas Lindh & Steven Thwaites

14.50 - 15.35

Silent theatre workshop by AWS: Managing resources in and with Kubernetes using AWS open source tools

In this session, learn about flexible ways to scale Kubernetes objects across your organization using cdk8s, and how AWS Controllers for Kubernetes can help you manage AWS cloud resources from within Kubernetes.

By Andreas Lindh & Steven Thwaites

15.35 - 16.00

Coffee Break

 (Exhibition floor )

16:00 - 16:45

Keynote closing session: ***Special guest***

 (Main stage)

16:45 - 17:00

Closing by Marcel Timmer

 (Main stage)

17:00 - 18:00

Networking & drinks

 (Exhibition floor )

Event logistics

Date: October 4th, 2022

Time: 09:00 - 18:00 (includes networking drinks)

Location: Super Nova,
Jaarbeursplein 6,
3521 AL Utrecht,
The Netherlands

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