Red Hat Forum EMEA 2020

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Join us on November 3 for the Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg breakout sessions starting at 11:00 CET.

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Agenda

General sessions

09:30 - 10:00 CET

Welcome & event opening

Martin Häring,

vice president marketing EMEA, Red Hat

Keynote: Preparing for an innovative future with open hybrid cloud

Werner Knoblich,

senior vice president & general manager EMEA, Red Hat

10:00 - 10:30 CET

Keynote: Building a flexible future with Red Hat

Michel Isnard,

vice president sales EMEA, Red Hat

Mario Campolargo,

Director General for DG Informatics

Orhan Biyiklioglu,

Cloud Engineering Manager, Turkcell

10:30 - 11:00 CET

Interactive Live demo of Red Hat technologies

Graeme Colman,

UKI Domain Solution Architect & Developer Advocacy Lead, Red Hat

Ian Lawson,

Principal Domain Solution Architect

Erin Murphy,

Associate Solution Architect

Mark Roberts,

Senior Solution Architect

BeNeLux track

11:00 - 11:30 CET

Welcome and Benelux Opening

Carrie Carrasco,

Director Solutions Specialists & Architects Benelux

Red Hat & Microsoft – Building together with Azure Red Hat Openshift

Robert Hall,

Senior Alliance Manager - Microsoft EMEA, Red Hat

René Moddejongen,

Open Source Lead, Microsoft Western Europe, Microsoft

James Read,

Principal Solution Architect EMEA, Red Hat

Roy de Milde,

Cloud Native Specialist EMEA Blackbelt, Microsoft

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11:30 - 12:00 CET

Migrate to and develop cloud-ready applications - maximize impact, minimize risk

Carlos Spitzer,

Senior Manager Consulting Sales for Telco & EMEA Consulting Sales Lead, Red Hat

Roberto Dijo,

Associate Professional Cloud and Storage, Red Hat

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12:00 - 12:30 CET

Event Driven Architecture with Quarkus, Kafka, and Kubernetes

Sébastien Blanc,

Director of Developer Experience, Red Hat

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12:30 - 13:00 CET

Anna and La Pendule: 4 ingredients that helped her business win

Stefan van Oirschot,

Chief Digital Advisor, Red Hat

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13:00 - 13:30 CET

Networking break

13:30 - 14:00 CET

From remote with Love... how we virtually support your organization to transform in an ever-changing world

Romuald Vandepoel,

Platform & Cloud Architect, Red Hat

Sebastien Wains,

Senior Consultant, Red Hat

Godefroy Nollevaux,

Technical Project Manager, Red Hat

Cédric Parent,

Principal Consultant, Red Hat

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14:00 - 14:30 CET

The importance of the Jedi Mindset when building a platform company

Val Yonchev,

Head of Open Innovation Labs EMEA, Red Hat

Michal Paprocki,

CTO, Euroclear

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14:30 - 15:00 CET

EU Panel Discussion: Digital transformation of government services relying on Open Source Solutions

Cecile De Koster,

Client Executive for the EU, Red Hat

James Lovegrove,

European Policy director, Red Hat

Emanuele Baldacci,

Director Digital Services, DIGIT

Pedro Viana,

Head of Digital Transformation, AMA Portugal

Frank Robben,

CEO, Smals Belgium

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Speakers

Sébastien Blanc

Red Hat

Sébastien Blanc

Director of Developer Experience, Red Hat

Presentation Abstract - The way we produce and consume data is changing. We now have to deal with "rivers of data" coming from different sources, especially in a Cloud Native World. In this session, we will see together how to adapt your tools and the way you develop your applications to embrace this change. Join me for a full live-coding presentation that will cover cutting-edge technologies such as Quarkus, Knative,Kafka and all of this deployed on a Kubernetes platform of course. BIO - Sébastien Blanc, Red Hat's Director of Developer Experience, is a Passion-Driven-Developer with one primary goal: share his passion by giving talks that are pragmatic, fun and focused on live coding

Stefan van Oirschot

Red Hat

Stefan van Oirschot

Chief Digital Advisor, Red Hat

Presentation Abstract - Stefan van Oirschot from Red Hat shares the story of Anna (fictional) and her restaurant La Pendule, and the ingredients that helped her business win. "Understanding your employees frustrations, knowing how to keep them in their creative flow of producing great foods and beverages that delight customers, by providing the right amount of freedom and flexibility, while still conforming to the company’s standardization, safety and compliance guidelines." Learn how La Pendule by anchoring their technical foundation, creating an ecosystem, enabling a growth mindset and continuous learning, and catalyzing change in behavior is delivering increased business value. You will see capabilities of a modern (software) organization, how they can be adopted, and how they relieve the users and help them become more effective, more motivated and more happy. Intended audience - Product owners, enterprise architects,  IT managers, CTO/CIO’s. BIO - Being in IT for over 17 years and working with Red Hat products for over 20 years, Stefan has been involved in building, architecting and advocating for customers of all sizes. He has a degree in computer science and has experience in different roles varying from Solution Architect to CTO. He works at Red Hat as the Chief Digital Advisor.    

Val Yonchev

Red Hat

Val Yonchev

Head of Open Innovation Labs EMEA, Red Hat

Presentation Abstract - In a search for the last jedi, Michal and Val will talk about the importance of new leadership for awakening the Force and building a new future for modern organizations. As the old world order proves dysfunctional and unable to deal with disruption, the conversation will follow the need to think platform-first. Platforms are more than just technological platforms. They are the foundation of where new ecosystems and communities are growing, where open innovation can flourish, where flow & hypothesis-driven development reinvent business models and create fertile environments for creative destruction. It all starts with a jedi leader path to unlearn before a new mindset sets in. Where are you and your organization on that path?! Join us and tell us your view on the future.   BIO - Val has a passion for discovering & building better ways for leading people & organizations.
He has spent most of his career helping organizations innovate and transform - from technology-driven, Lean and agile-driven transformations to building modern organizations based on open leadership, community leadership and breaking hierarchies. He is a firm believer and advocate for open leadership and radical management.
He would gladly help you shift perspectives and suggest approaches from Lean Change Management, community leadership and Design Thinking to help kick start cultural transformation journeys. Val has coached a number of executives and middle level managers throughout their cultural transformation journeys.
He pairs passion with work at Red Hat Open Innovation Labs team where he is focusing on the Open Organization, cultural transformations and building high performing product teams through use of agile, Lean UX and DevOps culture.

James Lovegrove

Red Hat

James Lovegrove

European Policy Director, Red Hat

Presentation Abstract - The theme for this year’s Red Hat Forum 2020: What’s next? Our panel will share with you, their open source journey and ambitions - across technology, policy and culture - to Finding the way forward, together. Ongoing pandemic crisis puts additional emphasis on the criticality of open innovation to co-create digital solutions for citizens across Europe which are innovative, inclusive and trustworthy.

Cécile De Koster

Red Hat

Cécile De Koster

Key Account Manager & Moderator for EU Panel Discussion, Red Hat

EU Panel Abstract: The theme for this year’s Red Hat Forum 2020: What’s next? Our panel will share with you, their open source journey and ambitions - across technology, policy and culture - to Finding the way forward, together. Ongoing pandemic crisis puts additional emphasis on the criticality of open innovation to co-create digital solutions for citizens across Europe which are innovative, inclusive and trustworthy.

Carlos Spitzer

Red Hat

Carlos Spitzer

Senior Manager Consulting Sales for Telco & EMEA Consulting Sales Lead, Red Hat

Presentation Abstract - Most organizations don't have the luxury to start from scratch. The challenge is teaching their lumbering elephant to dance like a nimble ballerina. Digital transformation is a strategic change for businesses. In this session, we will focus on approaches to migrate and develop cloud-ready applications. BIO - Carlos joined Red Hat in January 2013 as a Cloud Consultant to participate and lead the first IaaS initiatives in Spain. In 2016, Carlos became the first Territory Services Manager in EMEA. He led many important transformative projects in Spain, such as BBVA, Inditex and Santander Group, including Container/Automation adoption programs, the first Application Modernization and Migration initiatives in EMEA and people transformative engagements like Open Innovation Labs residencies.
Carlos has been leading the Consulting Architect team in Iberia, for both AppDev and Cloud Infrastructure top professionals, fostering innovation and helping the region to win major deals and support the adoption of Red Hat technologies "the Red Hat way" from 2016 to 2020. Now, Carlos is leading the EMEA Telco's Consulting Partners team and the EMEA TSM Community, focusing on standardization of practices and the evolution of Red Hat Consulting solutions and offerings.

Roberto Dijo

Red Hat

Roberto Dijo

Associate Professional Cloud and Storage, Red Hat

Presentation Abstract - Most organizations don't have the luxury to start from scratch. The challenge is teaching their lumbering elephant to dance like a nimble ballerina. Digital transformation is a strategic change for businesses. In this session, we will focus on approaches to migrate and develop cloud-ready applications. Intended Audience - Product owners, Developer Leads, Enterprise architects,  IT managers, CTO/CIO’s

Robert Hall

Red Hat

Robert Hall

Senior Alliance Manager - Microsoft EMEA, Red Hat

BIO - "Passionate About the Value of Open!"
During my career at Red Hat I have had the privilege to learn about the value that Opensource brings not only to our customers but also as an employee of an open organisation and the benefits that brings to employees who are encouraged to have a voice and be considered as part of the community we serve. Combining this knowledge with Microsoft's hybrid Cloud strategy and the investments made over many years has created an environment for me to develop a strong and lasting partnership with Microsoft EMEA, to develop our joint offerings and ultimately give our customers choice of how they choose to consume their IT in a flexible & secure way. Unlike many other technology providers, it's our customers who hold us accountable for the products and services we deliver, particularly with the flexibility our partnership brings to the table with Microsoft. It's a very powerful message and provides our customers today with the confidence to invest in the knowledge that they are calling the shots - with no vendor lock in. My career has focused on delivering customer success & incremental revenues through strategic alliances and channel partners within the enterprise software and hardware industry. Having spent more than 30 years in the industry I have gained expertise in all aspects of alliances and channel business from definition of partner strategy through to effective execution. Specialties include: Strategic alliance management, channel strategy, channel development, channel programs, alliance and channel marketing.

René Moddejongen

Microsoft

René Moddejongen

Open Source Lead Western Europe, Microsoft

Presentation Abstract - Red Hat and Microsoft have been partnered for quite some time and together we have advanced our partnership from "stronger together" to "building together". Azure Red Hat Openshift is absolutely the perfect example. Integrated support, co-engineered solutions and much more. In this session you will experience how Microsoft and Red Hat collaborate together to support their mutual customers. Our experts will do a demo showcasing the Azure Red Hat Openshift solution. Small teaser, we will also announce a joint package which allows our customers to easily try out this great joint offering. BIO - Microsoft Responsibilities – Responsible for the Microsoft Open Source Strategy within Microsoft Western Europe as part of the Azure Business Group. Responsible to ensure Open Source solutions are pushed through the local Microsoft country teams by providing Go To Market plans. This includes Open Source Migration Programs, Application Modernization and Innovation plays including Cloud Native plus Open Source Database Migration/ Utilization. Pre-Microsoft Work Experience – Prior to working for Microsoft he worked for open source companies like Docker and Red Hat where he held several positions. René has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Groningen.

Roy de Milde

Microsoft

Roy de Milde

Cloud Native Specialist EMEA Blackbelt, Microsoft

Presentation Abstract - Red Hat and Microsoft have been partnered for quite some time and together we have advanced our partnership from "stronger together" to "building together". Azure Red Hat Openshift is absolutely the perfect example. Integrated support, co-engineered solutions and much more. In this session you will experience how Microsoft and Red Hat collaborate together to support their mutual customers. Our experts will do a demo showcasing the Azure Red Hat Openshift solution. Small teaser, we will also announce a joint package which allows our customers to easily try out this great joint offering. BIO - Microsoft Responsibilities – Responsible for making sure that our customers that are adopting Cloud Native Technology in the Microsoft ecosystem are successful. Engaging with Microsoft field, partners, and customer for enablement and driving Cloud Native business across EMEA. Gathering relevant feedback from our customers and connect with our product and engineering’s teams. Working closely with Red Hat EMEA team and field. Pre-Microsoft Work Experience – Prior to Microsoft, Roy worked at a big Microsoft partner in the Netherlands as a Microsoft Azure pre-sales consultant. Making sure that their customers getting the most out of adopting Microsoft Azure technology. Before that Roy worked for over ten years for IT companies in the Infrastructure and development space.

Sebastien Wains

Red Hat

Sebastien Wains

Senior Consultant, Red Hat

Presentation Abstract - How can you transform your organisation and transition to an Agile and DevOps mindset with your teams all working remote? The Red Hat Benelux Services team will present how they tackle challenges linked to the remote delivery of projects with simple but powerful principles and with real examples.

Romuald Vandepoel

Red Hat

Romuald Vandepoel

Platform & Cloud Architect, Red Hat

Presentation Abstract - How can you transform your organisation and transition to an Agile and DevOps mindset with your teams all working remote? The Red Hat Benelux Services team will present how they tackle challenges linked to the remote delivery of projects with simple but powerful principles and with real examples.

Michal Paprocki

Euroclear

Michal Paprocki

Group CTO, Euroclear

Presentation Abstract - In a search for the last jedi, Michal and Val will talk about the importance of new leadership for awakening the Force and building a new future for modern organizations. As the old world order proves dysfunctional and unable to deal with disruption, the conversation will follow the need to think platform-first. Platforms are more than just technological platforms. They are the foundation of where new ecosystems and communities are growing, where open innovation can flourish, where flow & hypothesis-driven development reinvent business models and create fertile environments for creative destruction. It all starts with a jedi leader path to unlearn before a new mindset sets in. Where are you and your organization on that path?! Join us and tell us your view on the future. BIO - Highlights: Michal is a C-level IT executive passionate about transformation, interested in technology and servant leader by nature. Vast financial sector experience in creating and managing IT technology centres as well as transforming financial companies into agile / digital business model. Profile: all-around IT executive eager to challenge status quo and manage complexity in global environment. Key strengths: (1) leadership, (2) agile transformations, (3) global delivery. Proven experience in: agile leadership, digital transformations, operations efficiency, complex program delivery and cybercrime resilience. Leadership purpose: As Star Wars fun: "To become master Yoda by generating constant flow of positive energy."

Carrie Carrasco

Red Hat

Carrie Carrasco

Director Solutions Specialists & Architects Benelux, Red Hat

BIO - As Director at Red Hat, Carrie is responsible for Solutions & Architects in the Benelux. She leads the teams of sales specialists and architects with whom she develops and delivers open innovation for her customers. After graduating in Theoretical Physics at Salamanca University, a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Information Technology at Portsmouth University (UK), Carrie started her career at Salamanca University while working on a PhD on Applied Physics, developing the first Digital Labs. Carrie has a passion for open innovation, open culture, open technology and D+I (Diversity + Inclusivity)

James Read

Red Hat

James Read

Principal Solution Architect EMEA, Red Hat

Presentation Abstract - Red Hat and Microsoft have been partnered for quite some time and together we have advanced our partnership from "stronger together" to "building together". Azure Red Hat Openshift is absolutely the perfect example. Integrated support, co-engineered solutions and much more. In this session you will experience how Microsoft and Red Hat collaborate together to support their mutual customers. Our experts will do a demo showcasing the Azure Red Hat Openshift solution. Small teaser, we will also announce a joint package which allows our customers to easily try out this great joint offering.

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