Red Hat Forum EMEA 2020

UK & Ireland track

Join us on 3 November for the UK & Ireland breakout sessions starting at 10:00 GMT.

Red Hat Forum Virtual Experience brings together open source experts to explore and discuss key trends, best practices, and the latest technologies in areas like big data, IoT, IT modernisation, cloud, and mobile.

Supporting the open source community is central to the Red Hat Forum Virtual Experience - no matter where you’re coming from in the world of open source, you’ll find someone that has been where you want to go and learned what you need to know.

Join us for a day of learning, sharing, inspiration and discovery - find out what’s next for you in open source.

Look forward to

  • detailed technological implementation sessions
  • conversations with industry experts
  • inspiring customer stories
  • online networking
  • live demos
  • and much more.

Agenda

General sessions

08:30 - 09:00 GMT

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

9:00 - 09:30 GMT

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

09:30 - 10:00 GMT

Interactive Live demo: Multi Cloud is Hard, Multi Cloud is Real, the live game

Graeme Colman,

UKI Domain Solution Architect & Developer Advocacy Lead, Red Hat

Ian Lawson,

Principal Domain Solution Architect, Red Hat

Erin Murphy,

Associate Solution Architect, Red Hat

Mark Roberts,

Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

UK & Ireland track

10:00 - 10:30 GMT

Country opening session

Simon Wright ,

Director, Open Transformation, Red Hat

Martin Percival,

Manager, Solution Architecture, Red Hat

10:30 - 13:30 GMT

Track 1

10:30 - 11:00 GMT

There is no such thing as Vanilla Kubernetes; OpenShift4 is the Enterprise Answer

Ian Lawson,

Principal Domain Solution Architect, Red Hat

11:00 - 11:30 GMT

Java's not dead, it's awesome!

Phil Prosser,

Senior Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat

11:30 - 12:00 GMT

Simplify your security operations centre with Ansible security automation

Faz Sadeghi ,

Senior Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat

12:00 - 12:30 GMT

Networking break

12:30 - 13:00 GMT

Unlock your Hybrid Cloud potential with OpenShift

Mustafa Musaji,

Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

13:00 - 13:30 GMT

Keeping your ducks in a row with compliance as code

Matt York,

Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Track 2

10:30 - 11:00 GMT

Solving the problem that never happened

Anthony Kesterton,

Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

11:00 - 11:30 GMT

Accelerating DevOps adoption in Defence and Security

Patrick Stephens,

Digital Platform Product Line Architect, Thales

Kevin Ryall,

Senior Consultant & Agile Lean Coach, Estafet

11:30 - 12:00 GMT

Roundtable Discussion: How businesses can promote an inclusive environment with Open Source principles

Shirley Hair,

Manager, Unix Engineering, Natwest Group

Ally Kouao,

Junior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Katrina Novakovic (Moderator),

Chief of Staff, EMEA Presales & Services, Red Hat

12:00 - 12:30 GMT

Networking break

12:30 - 13:00 GMT

Using real time analytics to assist sales and marketing in creating intelligence led web based sales funnels and campaigns

Luigi Zuccarelli,

Senior Software Architect, Threefold Systems

13:00 - 13:30 GMT

VP Securities - Thoughts and learnings from the Innovation Lab

Jeppe Sigfusson,

Head of Architecture & Technology at VP SECURITIES

13:30 - 14:00 GMT

Ask the experts

Graeme Colman ,

Principal Solution Architect & Developer Advocacy Lead

Speakers

Faz Sadeghi

Red Hat

Faz Sadeghi

Senior Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat

Speaking at 11:30 GMT, presenting 'Simplify your security operations centre with Ansible security automation'

Faz is a Senior Specialist Solution Architect at Red Hat focusing on advanced automation.

Ian Lawson

Red Hat

Ian Lawson

Principal Domain Solution Architect, Red Hat

Speaking at 10:30 a.m GMT, presenting 'There is no such thing as Vanilla Kubernetes; OpenShift4 is the Enterprise Answer'

Ian Lawson is an ex-developer hanging out in Red Hat. Before joining he was involved with terrible software projects and the joy he gets from using OpenShift needs to be shared with the world.

Phil Prosser

Red Hat

Phil Prosser

Senior Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat

Speaking at 11:00 a.m GMT, presenting 'Java's not dead, it's awesome'

Phil is a Senior Domain Solution Architect at Red Hat, specialising in application services and runtimes. In this role, he helps customers create innovative architectures that address the modern requirements of API based integration and event driven architectures.

He has been working in the IT industry for over 28 years and has practical experience of designing and building major enterprise applications using a range of application/middleware technologies.

Mustafa Musaji

Red Hat

Mustafa Musaji

Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Speaking at 12:30 p.m GMT, presenting 'Unlock your Hybrid Cloud potential with OpenShift'

Mustafa is an experienced Software Developer within the Enterprise IT software and middleware space. Specialising in developing and designing open source software solutions for the Enterprise. He is currently heavily focused in central government working in areas around but not limited to application migrations, containers, orchestration using Kubernetes as well as things like automation and DevOps.

Matt York

Red Hat

Matt York

Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Speaking at 1:00 p.m GMT, presenting 'Keeping your ducks in a row with compliance as code'

Matt has spent many years working and specialising in the area of infrastructure architecture, management and automation. Currently working as a senior solutions architect in the heavily regulated financial services sector, previously working as a consultant, infrastructure architect and sysadmin.

Anthony Kesterton

Red Hat

Anthony Kesterton

Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

Speaking at 10:30 a.m GMT, presenting 'Solving the problem that never happened'

Anthony Kesterton is a Principal Solution Architect at Red Hat in the UK, looking after one of Red Hat’s major global banking customers. He has assisted organisations who are making major changes in how they deliver, operate and maintain the software that is core to their business. He has worked with development teams, as well as infrastructure and operations teams, across different industries, looking for parallels in the way banks, telcos, defence and aerospace and government institutions solve problems.

Katrina Novakovic

Red Hat

Katrina Novakovic

Chief of Staff, EMEA Sales & Services, Red Hat

Speaking at 11:30 a.m GMT, presenting 'How businesses can promote an inclusive environment with Open Source principals'

Katrina enjoys working with customers and partners on the people, process and cultural aspects of digital transformation strategies including adopting Open Source, agile and DevOps principles, and Cloud Native technologies.She is an advocate for Women in Business & Technology and Diversity in the workplace.

Shirley Hair

Natwest Group

Shirley Hair

Head of Unix Engineering in Product Development, Hosting Solutions , Natwest Group

Speaking at 11:30 a.m GMT, presenting 'How businesses can promote an inclusive environment with Open Source principals'

The Unix Engineering team are predominantly responsible for Global Unix build automation which is deployed throughout the bank. The team are involved in the bank’s Innovation journey, developing new technologies and turning great ideas into benefit for our stakeholders, which is done using an Agile framework and encouraging collaboration across teams. The team's way of working supports the department vision - to drive adoption of secure, repeatable, predictable, self-service technology solutions. Shirley has worked at Natwest for 5 years and is a member of the Women In Technology Network. She has around 30 years of experience working in technology across the Oil & Gas, Government and Finance sectors and also a working parent looking to achieve a good work/life balance to maintain focus on her career progression alongside the stability and welfare of her family.

Ally Kouao

Red Hat

Ally Kouao

Junior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Speaking at 11:30 a.m GMT, presenting 'How businesses can promote an inclusive environment with Open Source principals'

Ally is a results-driven and resourceful individual with leadership experience, and over 3 years experience in technical and agile environments. Data-obsessed and analytical, Ally embodies a natural curiosity to explore new ways to work and adapt accordingly in order to produce results of a high standard. She continuously works on acquiring new skills, and builds on her current skill set in order to deliver great value to the customer.

Luigi Zuccarelli

Threefold Systems

Luigi Zuccarelli

Senior Software Architect, Threefold Systems

Speaking at 12:30 p.m GMT, presenting 'Using real time analytics to assist sales and marketing in creating intelligence led web based sales funnels and campaigns'

Luigi has been involved in developing software for over 23 years, primarily in the banking and financial sector but not limited to these industries alone. He enjoys developing on linux and programming embedded controllers in his spare time.

Patrick Stephens

Thales

Patrick Stephens

Digital Platform Product Line Architect, Thales

Speaking at 1:00 p.m GMT, presenting 'Accelerating DevOps adoption in Defence and Security'

Patrick Stephens is the Technical Architect for the Digital Platform Team in the Defence Mission Systems division of Thales. He is responsible for technical oversight of the common software platform deployed to all UK, FR and AU maritime solutions. This platform has evolved over the years to a kubernetes based solution. Patrick is also a CNCF CKA.

Kevin Ryall

Estafet

Kevin Ryall

Senior Consultant & Agile Lean Coach, Estafet

Speaking at 1:00 p.m GMT, presenting 'Accelerating DevOps adoption in Defence and Security'

Kevin Ryall is a Senior Consultant and Agile Coach at Estafet. He helps companies with digital transformation and has specific technical expertise in Red Hat OpenShift, Fuse with Camel and Talend integration. Kevin is an agile practitioner, a Red Hat Agile Coach and has strong DevOps and Continuous Delivery experience. Kevin has recently worked on projects for Thales, Boeing, Airbus, Arqiva, Capita, WorldPay and Elsevier.

Simon Wright

Red Hat

Simon Wright

Director, Open Transformation Team, Red Hat

Speaking at 10:00 a.m GMT, presenting 'Country Welcome'

Simon Wright is on a mission to help customers survive and thrive by providing guidance on how to adjust their technology, process and culture to compete. He leads a team in the UK who know how to work with the business and IT to provide differentiating functionality where and when needed. He has a good understanding of how best to help customers create their own way forward by adopting some key principles. The agile way of working is deep within the Red Hat DNA as a result of participating, integrating and stabilizing open source software within the global community.

Martin Percival

Red Hat

Martin Percival

Manager, Solution Architecture, Red Hat

Speaking at 10:00 a.m GMT, presenting 'Country Welcome'

Martin Percival has been employed by the IT world for 36 years and is at pains to tell his children that using social media is not the same as understanding the internet. He has worked in areas as diverse as support and consultancy but quickly discovered a love of explaining IT for varied audiences and so now specialises in bringing those explanations to customers, and the press and analyst communities. Martin’s love of synthesising broader ideas from small details has led him naturally to Red Hat, where he now manages a Solutions Architect team, helping others understand Red Hat’s growing technology offering and the Open Source business model upon which it based.

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