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Udaypal Aarkoti - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Udaypal Aarkoti is a middleware solutions architect with more than 10 years of hands-on experience designing and implementing mission-critical systems across various verticals, including telecommunications, e-commerce, insurance, and banking. He joined Red Hat in December 2007.

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Get Mobile-ready Fast with Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Christopher Alfonso - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

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Under the Hood of OpenShift, Turbocharged by Red Hat Enterprise Linux Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Mohit Anchila - Data Platform Architect, Intuit, Inc.

Mohit Anchlia works at Intuit, where the data platform is being built on next-generation technologies. Mohit is responsible for designing big data solutions.

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Real-world Perspectives: Solving Storage Challenges with Red Hat Storage Server Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Mohit Anchlia - Data Platform Architect, Intuit

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Defining the Future with Red Hat Storage Geo-replication Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Max Rydahl Andersen - Senior Principal Engineer, Red Hat

Max Rydahl Andersen bumped into this small project called “Hibernate” while working on healthcare software systems in Denmark. Since fixing those couple of things in Hibernate to make it useful, he has worked on Hibernate Core, Hibernate Tools, Seam, CDI, JBoss Developer Studio, and other various open source projects. In addition, Max co-hosts the JBoss Community Asylum podcast.

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Maven Repository: Best Practices for Easy Migration Wednesday, June 12 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm
A Guided Tour through a Middleware Tooling Wonderland Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am

JR Aquino - Senior Information Security Specialist, Citrix

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Real-world Perspectives: Establishing a Secure, Reliable & Optimal Infrastructure Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Prakash Aradhya - Product Management Director, Red Hat

Prakash Aradhya is responsible for driving the roadmap and vision of Red Hat’s BPM and BRMS technologies.

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The New Wave in BPM from Red Hat Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Brad Ascar - Senior Systems Engineer, AutoTrader Group

Brad Ascar is helping to lead the way in private cloud computing at the AutoTrader Group. Brad has a long career in IT and has worked for companies of all sizes, from Fortune 20 shops to small and large dot-coms. He has a passion for automation and for taking the drudgery out of IT.

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Private Cloud Infrastructure with ManageIQ at AutoTrader Group Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Brian Ashburn - Middleware Solution Architect, Red Hat

Brian Ashburn is a a middleware solution architect for Red Hat, covering accounts in the South East. He has used JBoss Enterprise Application Platform at other positions for more than a decade.

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Red Hat JBoss Operations Network Automation & Scripting Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Sanjay Attada - Director, Enterprise Services, Scholastic

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Real-world Perspectives: Building Next-generation Applications Today Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Keith Babo - Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Keith Babo is a senior software engineer at Red Hat and project lead for SwitchYard, a JBoss Community project. While most of Keith’s career has been in R&D, he spent his first year at Red Hat as a solution architect, helping organizations adopt open source technologies and stick it to the man. In a former life, Keith was a senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he helped create and destroy multiple iterations of business integration middleware.

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Loosely Coupled, Reusable, & Interoperable: Integration Overview & Roadmap Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Getting Started with Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform 6 Wednesday, June 12 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform 6 Quick Start Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Migrating Applications from Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform 5 to 6 Friday, June 14 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Jay Balunas - Mobile Platform Architect, Red Hat

Jay Balunas is the founder of the AeroGear project, and is leading the mobile initiatives for Red Hat. The majority of his 15+ years in the industry has been focused on designing and implementing solutions around client and mobile device integration, web-tier frameworks, user interface design, and back-end integration. He is passionate about open source, standards, and is one of Red Hat’s W3C representatives.

Prior to his current role, Jay was the RichFaces project lead, and has been involved with many other open source projects, including: jQuery, Forge, Seam, and Weld. Jay blogs about mobile technologies, HTML5, RichFaces, and other rich Internet application technologies at http://in.relation.to/Bloggers/Jay.

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Creating Enterprise Mobile Applications with Red Hat Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mobile & Rich Client Smack Down Wednesday, June 12 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
Mobile Makes Your Enterprise Go Boom (The Good or Bad Kind) Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Bela Ban - Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

After completing his PhD at the university of Zurich on network management and four years as a researcher at IBM Research Rueschlikon, Bela spent two years at Cornell, NY as a post-doc. During that time, he started JGroups, a toolkit for reliable group communication.

Bela then worked on network management for Fujitsu Network Communications for four years. In 2003, he joined JBoss (as employee #7) to work full time on JBossCache and JGroups. Later, he handed over JBossCache to focus only on JGroups. To this day he’s still working on JGroups…

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Replication Between Datacenters with Red Hat JBoss Data Grid Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Lincoln Baxter III - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Lincoln Baxter, III works on JBoss Community projects, most notably as project lead for JBoss Forge. He is a founder of OCPsoft and the author of PrettyFaces, Rewrite, the leading URL-rewriting extensions for Servlet, Java EE, and Java web frameworks, and PrettyTime, social-style date and timestamp formatting for Java. When he is not swimming, running, or playing Ultimate Frisbee, Lincoln is focused on promoting open source software and making web applications more accessible for small businesses and individuals.

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Rethinking Mobile & Web Applications with Errai Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Vijay Bellur - Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Vijay Bellur is a co-maintainer for the upstream GlusterFS project and was an architect at Gluster before its acquisition by Red Hat in 2011. He has been involved with building enterprise storage and scalable, distributed systems for the past decade. Vijay works out of the Red Hat office in Bengaluru and his topics of interest include : disk file systems, cloud technologies, and big data.

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GlusterFS Internals & Roadmap Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Jon Benedict - Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp

Jon Benedict’s IT career began when he first started building database queries on an IBM AS/400, all in support for an automated dialer system in a call center. From there, he moved onto building custom RISC-based servers, performing integration work, building tools, and eventually becoming a Linux consultant. As a consultant, Jon provided services to many Wall Street customers, federal agencies, and telecommunications providers.

Jon’s work has been published in numerous industry online magazines and he has written several whitepapers around Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and NetApp storage. He also represents NetApp on the oVirt Project board (http://ovirt.org), where he seeks to guide the integration of KVM and enterprise storage.

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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Built on FlexPod & NetApp Integration Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Emmanuel Bernard - Data Platform Architect, Red Hat

Emmanuel Bernard is a data platform architect at Red Hat and has been a member of the Hibernate team since 2003. Emmanuel led the JPA implementation of Hibernate and founded and leads Hibernate Search, Hibernate Validator, and newcomer Hibernate OGM. Emmanuel is a member of the JPA 2.1 expert group and the spec lead of Bean Validation. He is also member of the Ceylon team, where he contributes to the type checker and the infrastructure.

Prior to Red Hat, Emmanuel spent a few years as a developer and architect in the retail industry, where he first became involved in the ORM space. He is a regular speaker at various conferences and JUGs, including JavaOne, JBoss World, and Devoxx and is the co-author of Hibernate Search in Action, published by Manning. He is also founder and co-host of two podcasts: JBoss Community Asylum and Les Cast Codeurs Podcast. You can follow him on twitter at @emmanuelbernard.

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Hibernate & Data Access: State of the Union Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Joseph Bezouska - Lead UNIX/Linux Systems Engineer, OfficeMax

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Real-world Perspectives: Establishing a Secure, Reliable & Optimal Infrastructure Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Deepak Bhole - Engineering Manager, Red Hat Canada Ltd., Red Hat

Deepak Bhole is a developer and an engineering manager at Red Hat, where he works on and manages the open source Java team at Red Hat. He currently resides in Toronto.

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The Bright Future of OpenJDK Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Dustin Black - Senior Technical Account Manager, Red Hat

Dustin Black is a Red Hat Certified Architect and a senior member of Red Hat’s Global Support Services group. He has more than a decade of experience in engineering complex systems to meet stringent business requirements.

As a TAM, Dustin provides named-resource support for open source technologies to some of Red Hat’s largest customers in the financial services and pharmaceutical industries.

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Defining the Future with Red Hat Storage Geo-replication Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Wander Boessenkool - Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

Wander Boessenkool joined Red Hat as an instructor for the BeNeLux region in 2006 and is now working as a Linux curriculum manager. Over the last five years, Wander has been involved as a subject matter expert and author on a number of courses, including Performance Tuning (RH442) and Enterprise Virtualization (RH318).

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Applying Tuning Settings with "tuned" Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Rich Bonneau - Content Developer, Red Hat

Rich Bonneau has been working as a software architect/engineer, consultant, trainer, and/or manager for more than 40 years at companies such as Red Hat, FuseSource, Progress, Inna Technologies, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), and Raytheon. At Red Hat, Rich is responsible for ongoing curriculum development for Red Hat JBoss Fuse and Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, emphasizing distributed systems middleware. When not doing development work, Rich enjoys keeping track of the New England sports teams, reading, and trying to keep up with 15 grandchildren.

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Riding the Camel Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Emily Brand - Services Delivery Manager, Red Hat

Emily Brand is a member of the Red Hat Consulting team focusing on JBoss Enterprise Middleware, specifically JBoss Enterprise Application Platform migrations from Oracle WebLogic and IBM WebSphere.

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Mainframe & Database Legacy Modernization Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Josh Bressers - Supervisor, Software Engineering, Red Hat

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Secure Development Practices Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Jack Britton - Principal Product Manager, Red Hat

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Loosely Coupled, Reusable, & Interoperable: Integration Overview & Roadmap Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Mike Brock - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Mike Brock is the Errai project lead at Red Hat, the author and maintainer of the MVEL expression language, and a signficiant contributor to the Seam Forge project. Mike joined Red Hat in 2007 after working as an independent consultant in IT and software for several years. He has been involved in software development for more than a decade, and has always been involved in open source middleware in one way or another.

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Rethinking Mobile & Web Applications with Errai Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Ted Brunell - Solution Architect, Red Hat

Ted is as a solution architect at Red Hat, supporting the US Army. Prior to joining Red Hat, Ted worked for a large system integrator supporting the US Government. A long-time Linux hobbyist, Ted is active in a local Linux Users Group and enjoys talking with others about the use of open source technology.

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War Stories from the Cloud: Lessons from US Defense Agencies Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Liberate your Files: A Solution from Vizuri using ownCloud, OpenShift, & Red Hat Storage Server Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Shane Bryzak - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

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Securing Applications with PicketLink Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Greg Bulman - Senior Systems Administrator, DreamWorks Animation

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DreamWorks Animation’s Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Selection: Why, How, & Benefits Realized Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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2009 Top Rated Presenter

Thomas Cameron - Chief Solution Architect, Red Hat

Thomas Cameron is Red Hat’s chief solution architect for the central US. He has been in the information technology industry since 1993, and has held certifications as a Novell Certified NetWare Engineer and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Trainer. Thomas is currently a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA), a Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS), a Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS), and a Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA). Thomas is a member of both the systems management and hyperscale computing subject matter expert teams at Red Hat.

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Using Red Hat Network Satellite Today & Into the Future Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Red Hat Network Satellite Power User Tips & Tricks: System Deployment Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
SELinux for Mere Mortals Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am
From Conventional Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) to Software Collections Friday, June 14 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Bryan Che - Senior Director, Red Hat

Bryan Che runs product management at Red Hat for its cloud operations offerings, management software, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat’s Messaging, Realtime, and Grid platform. In this capacity, Bryan manages the product strategy and direction for a wide range of Red Hats products, from the realtime Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system to messaging middleware to cloud-oriented infrastructure and operations. Prior to this position, Bryan was an integral member of the team with responsibilities for Red Hat’s middleware and developer offerings. Bryan graduated with his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from MIT.

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Open Hybrid Cloud is the New IT Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Vamsi Chemitiganti - Chief Solution Architect, Red Hat

Vamsi Chemitiganti is responsible for the customer engagement strategy and the architecting of solutions across Red Hat’s offerings in key verticals, including financial services, healthcare, retail, and transportation. Vamsi builds collaborative customer relationships, engages with peer CTOs, and shares Red Hat’s technology vision. He has been working in the IT industry for 13 years, and has been working with Red Hat since 2008. Vamsi holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Bangalore University.

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Deploying Enterprise-wide BPM on Wall Street Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Design Business Intelligence Appliances Using Red Hat Technologies Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Isaac Christoffersen - Architect, Vizuri

Isaac Christoffersen has more than 15 years of experience in system integration and software solutions development for non-profit, commercial, and government clients. He is a technology innovator and community leader with a unique blend of business acumen and technology skills. Isaac has a proven track record of implementing innovative, pragmatic technology solutions to address real world challenges.

As the lead platform engineer for an innovative, award-winning Platform-as-a-Service solution for a commercial Internet service provider, Isaac was responsible for the implementation of the automated configuration management and application monitoring sub-systems. He also was also the lead services architect for an industry recognized, award-winning Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution for a Federal Government agency. He currently holds multiple certifications, including the Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA), Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), and JBoss Certified Application Administrator (JBCAA).

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Liberate your Files: A Solution from Vizuri using ownCloud, OpenShift, & Red Hat Storage Server Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jane Circle - Principal Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Jane Circle has extensive experience working with customer cloud ecosystems. She has managed Red Hat’s global Certified Cloud Provider program for two years, working with customer deployments moving from on-premise to public clouds. Prior to Red Hat, Jane managed Iron Mountain Digital’s SaaS server and PC backup application, a $60M global business, and EMC Corporation’s open systems fibre channel SAN and NAS software management applications.

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Managing Red Hat Subscriptions in a Hybrid Cloud Ecosystem Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Josh Clements - Application Development Manager, AAA

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Real-world Perspectives: Building Next-generation Applications Today Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Scott Clinton - Senior Director, Product Marketing, Red Hat

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Building Backup & Archive Solutions with Red Hat Storage Partners Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Alice Cockrum - Principal Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

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Using Red Hat Network Satellite Today & Into the Future Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Scott Collier - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Scott Collier is a principal software engineer on Red Hat’s solutions architecture group. This team identifies high-value solution stacks based on input from sales, marketing, and engineering teams and develops reference architectures for consumption by internal and external customers. Scott is a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) who has over 13 years of IT experience.
Prior to joining Red Hat, Scott worked for a number of Fortune 500 companies in roles such as a systems administrator, technical support team lead, and as a storage performance engineer in the area of high performance computing.

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Implementing a Distributed Private PaaS with OpenShift Enterprise Wednesday, June 12 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Kevin Conner - Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

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Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform 6 Quick Start Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Brian Cook - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Brian Cook has 10 years of IT experience – eight in IT architecture and system administration and two as a solution architect at Red Hat. He currently leads the Identity Management solution architecture team.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Identity Management Thursday, June 13 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Charles Crouch - Development Manager, Red Hat

Charles Crouch, manager of software engineering at Red Hat, is currently the development manager for JBoss Operations Network, and has worked on the product team since its inception in 2005. Prior to joining Red Hat, Charles worked in the consulting industry, including stints at Accenture in London and Luxembourg. While working at Red Hat, Charles has led the development of the new Administration Console, which was launched as part of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.0.

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Managing Red Hat JBoss Middleware Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Jeff Darcy - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Jeff Darcy, principal software engineer at Red Hat, is the HekaFS project lead and a GlusterFS architecture team member.

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GlusterFS Internals & Roadmap Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Robert Davies - Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Robert Davies is the technical director for Fuse engineering at Red Hat, focusing on next-generation, open source middleware products. Prior to this role, Robert was the CTO of FuseSource and has 20 years of experience architecting solutions and developing products for large-scale, distributed applications for the telecommunications and finance industries. Rob was the co-founder and contributor to Apache ActiveMQ, ServiceMix, and Camel.

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Connect Applications Everywhere with Red Hat JBoss A-MQ Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Brad Davis - Program Manager, Red Hat

Brad Davis is a program manager for Red Hat Professional Services and leads the JBoss Cake project. Brad’s goal is to support business growth through the introduction of cutting edge, open source technologies that are grounded with strong principles of software design and architecture.

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Simplifying Large-scale, Middleware Migrations with JBoss Cake Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Jeremy Davis - Middleware Solution Architect, Red Hat

Jeremy Davis, middleware solution architect at Red Hat, has been developing applications for more than a dozen years and partnering with Red Hat customers for three.

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Real-world Perspectives: Business Rules & Red Hat JBoss BRMS Wednesday, June 12 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
Ruby for the Enterprise with JBoss Torquebox Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

David Dennis - Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, GroundWork

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Real-world Perspectives: Building Next-generation Applications Today Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Steve Dickson - Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

Steve Dickson works as a consulting software engineer at Red Hat. For the last 10 years, he has been responsible for Red Hat’s NFS implementation in both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora. Prior to joining Red Hat, Steve worked on DEC’s TruCluster product and in the InfiniBand world writing user and kernel applications for Linux. He started his career at Lachman Associates, where he developed and supported SCO’s NFS implementation.

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Linux File Systems: Enabling Cutting-edge Features in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & 7 Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Evolving & Improving Red Hat Enterprise Linux NFS Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Will Dinyes - Team Lead, JBoss Curriculum, Red Hat

Will Dinyes joined Red Hat in March of 2009 as a curriculum manager for JBoss. He is currently developing Red Hat’s latest JBoss Seam Framework training. If he’s not in the classroom, you can find Will stargazing with his kids in the high desert of Arizona.

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Provisioning Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 with Red Hat JBoss Operations Network Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Mike Dittmeier - IT Integration Specialist, Allegiant Airlines

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Real-world Perspectives: Optimizing Infrastructures with Red Hat Network Satellite Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Duc Doan - Principal Engineer, E*TRADE

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Real-world Perspectives: Integration & Automation Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Christoph Doerbeck - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Christoph Doerbeck joined Red Hat as a solution architect in March of 2006. Prior to this role, he spent eight years in the financial services industry and an additional 10 years spread across the R&D, retail, and education industries working in IT as a UNIX admin/engineer/architect. His first professional exposure to UNIX administration was supporting DEC Ultrix in the early 90s, and his resume now includes DEC OSF/1, HP/UX, SUNOS/Solaris, NextStep, FREE-BSD, Linux, and a lovely door stop built by Convex that ran Emacs for the research department at his university (model C3?).

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Fundamentals of Storage Management with LVM Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Russell Doty - Technology Strategist, Red Hat

In more than 25 years in the technology industry, Russell Doty has repeatedly crossed the boundaries between engineering, marketing, and product management. In his current role, he combines technical research and market analysis to plan for the future of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the world’s leading open source platform.

Russell is active in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is past president of the Boston chapter and has been driving the highly regarded professional development seminar series for the past eight years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and an MBA from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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Introducing a New Linux Management API: OpenLMI Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

John Doyle - Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

John Doyle is responsible for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 and JBoss Enterprise Web Server. Prior to this role, John was a senior software engineer for JBoss Enterprise Data Services. He has also held engineering positions at Vignette Corporation and Oberon Software.

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Managing Java Applications in an Open Hybrid Cloud Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Chuck Dubuque - Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Red Hat

Chuck Dubuque is the senior product marketing manager for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and is responsible for market analysis, program strategy, and channel support. Prior to joining Red Hat, he worked for three years at a mid-sized VAR (value-added reseller) where he experienced both the marketing and engineering of enterprise hardware and software, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, VMware, Microsoft Windows Server, NetApp, IBM, Cisco, and Dell. Earlier in his career, Chuck spent eight years in the biotechnology space in marketing and business development. He earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.

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Introduction to Red Hat OpenStack Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Denise Dumas - Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap: Part I Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap: Part II Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Jeremy Eder - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Jeremy Eder works on network performance for Red Hat’s CTO office, concentrating on low latency. He can be found blogging, or on Twitter as @jeremyeder.

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Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part I Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part II Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Make the NICs Move: Adventures in Network Performance Tuning Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ben England - Performance Engineer, Red Hat

Ben England has an accumulated 20 years of performance engineering experience with distributed systems – from DEC clusters to IBRIX (now HP) to EMC cloud storage and now GlusterFS. Prior to those 20 years, he spent 10 years as a software developer.

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Best Practices for Red Hat Storage Server Performance Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Red Hat Storage Server: Best Practices & Advanced Configurations Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Arthur Enright - Solution Architect, Red Hat

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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization & Red Hat Storage Server Integration Thursday, June 13 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm

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Sorin Faibish - Distinguished Engineer, Fast Data Group, Office of the CTO, EMC

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Parallel NFS: Storage Leaders & NFS Architects Panel Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Joe Fernandes - Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Joe Fernandes is a senior product marketing manager in Red Hat’s cloud business unit, working on Red Hat’s cloud management and middleware management solutions. Prior to joining Red Hat, Joe was the director of product management for Application Quality Management solutions at Oracle. And Joe served as the director of product management and marketing for Empirix’s web business unit prior to its acquisition by Oracle. Joe has spent the past 15 years helping customers deploy, test, and manage enterprise applications.

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Streamline & Accelerate IT Service Delivery with OpenShift Enterprise Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Rich Fortier - Vice President, Software Engineering, Red Hat

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Red Hat Storage Server: Use Cases & Roadmap Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Pierre Fricke - Director, Product Marketing, Red Hat

Pierre Fricke is a product line management director for the middleware business at Red Hat, responsible for the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform portfolio of products, which includes JBoss Enterprise BRMS, JBoss ESB, JBoss jBPM, and JBoss Rules. Beginning in 2005, Pierre led the product strategy for JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform and JBoss jBPM, and he oversaw Red Hat’s expansion into the service-oriented architecture (SOA) market with JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform. Pierre is focused on expanding Red Hat’s market presence in integration, SOA, and business process automation, bringing the value of open source and community innovation to customers in these markets.

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Integrating Distributed, Cloud, & Mobile Applications into the Intelligent, Integrated Enterprise Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

John Fulton - Lafayette College

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Real-world Perspectives: Gaining Competitive Advantages with Red Hat Solutions Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

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Bill Gray - Software Performance Engineer, Red Hat

Bill Gray, software performance engineer, was a pre-law philosophy major who was seduced by computer science more than 30 years ago.

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Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part I Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part II Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Sanne Grinovero - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Sanne Grinovero is a member of the Infinispan and Hibernate teams atRed Hat. He spends most of his time researching better and faster query capabilities for projects like Hibernate and Infinispan. He lived in Holland, Chile, Italy, and Portugal, and currently resides in London.

Sanne has been an early adopter of cloud technologies, deploying large-scale Apache Lucene platforms on Amazon Web Services and enjoying open source software as much as possible. You can follow him on twitter as @SanneGrinovero.

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Red Hat JBoss Data Grid & the Hibernate Suite: A Love Affair Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Steve Grubb - Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Steve Grubb leads the Security Technologies team within Red Hat, focusing on security certifications and guidance. This involves completing software assurance studies that include reviewing protection mechanisms and threats, as well as vulnerability detection and analysis.

Session Date Time
Tackling Compliance with Red Hat Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am

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George Hacker - Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

George Hacker has been teaching Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)-level for approximately ten years. As a curriculum manager on the Linux team of Red Hat Global Learning Services, George serves as subject matter expert and editor for several Red Hat courses. George has a keen interest in classroom setup automation. He studied computer science at the University of California, Riverside and enjoys playing acoustic guitar and card games with his family.

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Begin Programming Your Red Hat Network Satellite Server Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Gordon Haff - Cloud Evangelist, Red Hat

As Red Hat’s cloud evangelist, Gordon Haff is a frequent and highly acclaimed speaker at customer and industry events. He also writes extensively and helps develop strategy for Red Hat’s full portfolio of cloud solutions. Prior to Red Hat, Gordon wrote hundreds of research notes, was frequently quoted in publications like The New York Times on a wide range of IT topics, and advised clients on product and marketing strategies. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for bringing a wide range of computer systems, from minicomputers to large UNIX servers, to market while at Data General. Gordon has engineering degrees from MIT and Dartmouth and an MBA from Cornell’s Johnson School.

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Controlling Clouds Beyond Safety Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Choose Your Own Path to the Cloud with Red Hat Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Arnold Hahamyan - Senior Enterprise Architect, Nissan North America

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Real-world Perspectives: Business Rules & Red Hat JBoss BRMS Wednesday, June 12 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm

John Hardy - Red Hat

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Red Hat CloudForms Roadmap: Build & Manage an Open Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Rodrique Heron - Cigna

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Real-world Perspectives: Gaining Competitive Advantages with Red Hat Solutions Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Dirk Herrmann - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Dirk Herrmann has worked at Red Hat since 2008, starting as a Red Hat consultant and now working as a senior solution architect. Dick has studied Business Economics and wrote his thesis, “Open Source Software – Origin, Impact, and Perspectives From the Standpoint of Business Administration” about open source software in 2002.

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Building & Managing a Standard Operating Environment Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Mark Heslin - Principal Engineer, Red Hat

Mark Heslin is a principal engineer with Red Hat’s solutions reference architecture team. His current focus is on the development of clustering and Windows interoperability solutions for customers, partners, partners and Red Hat field teams.

Prior to Red Hat, Mark provided architectural and technical leadership for campus-wide systems and application upgrade/migration projects at MIT. Over the course of his career. Mark has held technical and project leadership positions for a number of well-known names in the education, healthcare, retail, and technology industries.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & Microsoft Windows Interoperability Update Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Thomas Heute - Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Thomas Heute has worked on various projects and products at Red Hat since he joined in 2004, including JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, JBoss jBPM, and JBoss Seam. Thomas now manages the development team of GateIn Portal and is a platform architect for JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform.

Session Date Time
Create Engaging User Experiences with Red Hat JBoss Portal Platform Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Matt Hicks - Managing Principal Architect, Red Hat

Matt Hicks is one of the founding members of the Red Hat OpenShift team. He has spent over a decade in software engineering with a variety of roles in development, operations, architecture, and management. His real expertise is in bridging the gap between developing code and actually running it in production. An expert in IT and cloud-based architectures, Matt spends his time evolving OpenShift to harness the power of cloud and make developers more productive.

Session Date Time
OpenShift PaaS Overview & Roadmap Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Jhon Honce - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

During his career, Jhon Honce has held lead software development positions in organizations from Fortune 100 to start-up companies. He has written software for NASA DAAC world-wide searches, medical imaging, EDI, and remote casino operations.

Session Date Time
Writing Cartridges for OpenShift Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

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Rajeev Jaswal - Director of Product and Customer Systems, Red Hat

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Red Hat IT Relies on Red Hat Solutions: Drinking Our Own Champagne Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am

John Hoffer - Storage Solution Architect, Red Hat

John Hoffer, Red Hat Storage solution architect, has more than 15 years of systems and storage administration and architecture experience.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Storage Server & UFO: A Demonstration of a Moble DropBox Friday, June 14 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Ken Johnson - Director, Product Management, Red Hat

Ken Johnson is responsible for Red Hat’s integration middleware products and technologies. Prior to joining Red Hat, Ken was a senior engineering manager at MetaMatrix, Inc., pioneers in the enterprise information integration (EII) market. He has also held technical leadership positions at Vignette Corporation, Oberon Software, and Sybase, Inc., with a focus on application integration and data management technologies.

Session Date Time
Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform: Overview & Roadmap Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Integrating Distributed, Cloud, & Mobile Applications into the Intelligent, Integrated Enterprise Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Jeff Johnston - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Jeff Johnston works in the Toronto Red Hat office as a developer on the Red Hat Eclipse development team. In addition to Eclipse, Jeff is an active Fedora package maintainer and is one of the project leads for the Sourceware Newlib C library.

Session Date Time
Profile C/C++ Applications Using Eclipse in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Dan Juengst - Senior Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Streamline & Accelerate IT Service Delivery with OpenShift Enterprise Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Ricardo Jun - Content Developer, Red Hat

Ricardo Jun has been working as a Java EE developer and instructor since 2002. He joined Red Hat in September of 2010 as a JBoss Instructor and Consultant in LATAM. When he is not writing contents for Red Hat JBoss Middleware curriculum, Ricardo is riding his bicycle at Sao Paulo.

Session Date Time
Building Applications with CDI Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

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Bohuslav Kabrda - Software Engineer, Red Hat

Bohuslav “Slavek” Kabrda is a member of Fedora Ruby SIG and Fedora Python SIG and maintains many Ruby and Python packages in Fedora. Slavek also packages Software Collections and makes them developer-friendly. He likes writing Python scripts and writes web applications in Django and Flask in his free time.

Session Date Time
From Conventional Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) to Software Collections Friday, June 14 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Rudolf Kastl - Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

Rudolf Kastl has worked at Red Hat since 2006 as an instructor and consultant and just recently became curriculum manager. When he started with Linux, he quickly became involved in the community by building third-party RPM packages and publishing them for his and for other users’ convenience. His spare time is allocated with tasks around open source software and Fedora.

Session Date Time
Filesystem Access Control Lists & Special Permissions Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Bryan Kearney - Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Bryan Kearney is an engineering manager at Red Hat, focusing on system management and entitlements. He lives in Raleigh, NC with his family and spends too much time in hockey rinks.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Subscription Tools: Easier Management & Faster Issue Resolution Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

John Keck - Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Streamline & Accelerate IT Service Delivery with OpenShift Enterprise Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Deepali Khushraj - Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

Deepali Khushraj focuses on mobile at Red Hat. He’s worked in that mobile space for more than 10 years now, focusing on research and engineering.

Session Date Time
Creating Enterprise Mobile Applications with Red Hat Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Derrick Kittler - Solution Architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Design Business Intelligence Appliances Using Red Hat Technologies Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Addam Krucek - Senior Staff Engineer, Shared Systems Platforms, Motorola

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Real-world Perspectives: Establishing a Secure, Reliable & Optimal Infrastructure Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

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James Labocki - Technical Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

James Labocki is a technical product marketing manager in Red Hat’s cloud business unit. Prior to this role, James was a solution architect for the Public Sector team, where he supported federal civilian agencies and the Department of Defense.

Session Date Time
Implementation Best Practices for Red Hat CloudForms Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Jennie F. Lansang - Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation

Session Date Time
Real-world Perspectives: Establishing a Secure, Reliable & Optimal Infrastructure Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Steven Leapline - Ansaldo

Session Date Time
Real-world Perspectives: Gaining Competitive Advantages with Red Hat Solutions Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Xavier Lecauchois - Director of Product Management, ManageIQ

Session Date Time
Red Hat CloudForms Roadmap: Build & Manage an Open Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Bernard Lee - Group Head of IT and VP Process and Innovation, YTL Power

Session Date Time
Real-world Perspectives: Optimizing Infrastructures with Red Hat Network Satellite Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Brian Likosar - Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

Brian Likosar is a principal solution architect and technical team lead at Red Hat. He has been using Linux in the enterprise since 2003, including in environments established for high availability, databases, and virtualization. He was accidentally one of the first people to take an Oracle RAC environment to production.

Session Date Time
Platform Needs Middleware & Middleware Needs Platform Wednesday, June 12 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm

John Liptak - Senior Lead Architect, CenturyLink

John Liptak is a senior lead architect at CenturyLink, Inc., in the IT Technical Architecture & Shared Services group. He is responsible for free and open source policies transition and support. He is also the development tools and frameworks technical owner. John has more than 20 years of experience in IT systems for facilities management, network inventory, network surveillance and control, quoting, ordering, and external portal applications for business and government customers.

Session Date Time
Real-world Perspectives: Integration & Automation Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Dr. Mark Little - Vice President, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Mark Little leads the technical direction, research, and development for Red Hat JBoss Middleware. Prior to taking over this role in 2008, Mark served as the SOA technical development manager and director of standards. Additionally, Mark was a distinguished engineer and chief architect and co-founder at Arjuna Technologies, a spin-off from HP. He has worked in the area of reliable distributed systems since the mid-80s with a PhD in fault-tolerant distributed systems, replication, and transactions. Mark and his family reside in Newcastle, UK, where Mark is also a professor at Newcastle University.

Session Date Time
JavaEE.next: 7, 8, & Beyond Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Rob Locke - Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

Rob Locke began teaching Red Hat classes in 2003, later becoming an employee in 2006. In preparation for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 release, Rob became a full-time curriculum manager having previously edited the RH133 (System Administration) and RH300 (RHCE Fast Track) courses through their version 5 lifecycles. Over the last 22 years, he has worked on certification programs with Novell, IBM, CA, Cisco, and now Red Hat. Rob graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics. His passions are teaching technology, spending time with his kids, and genealogy research. Rob lives with his wife and two kids in Connecticut and serves on the boards of several New England-based genealogical societies.

Session Date Time
Setting Up Red Hat Identity Management Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Alvaro Lopez Ortega - Engineering Manager, Red Hat

Alvaro Lopez Ortega is the GNU project member, founder of the Cherokee Web Server project, former GNOME developer, and an OpenSolaris core contributor. Alvaro is currently leading a few Red Hat OpenStack teams.

Prior to this role, Alvaro worked at Sun Microsystems as the Solaris technical lead and Canonical as an engineering manager for its Product Strategy division.

Session Date Time
Deploying OpenStack on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Infrastructure Friday, June 14 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Jay Madison - Director, IT Information Security, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Implementing New Open Source Tools for Collaboration & Security Wednesday, June 12 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm

Omair Majid - Software Engineer, Red Hat

Omair Majid is a software engineer in the Java team at Red Hat, where his main responsibility includes working on Thermostat, but he also keeps an eye on OpenJDK, IcedTea (where he has handled a few releases), and IcedTea-Web.

Session Date Time
Examining & Increasing Java Application Performance Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Ronak Mallik - Senior Consultant, Red Hat

Ronak Mallik has developed an extensive background designing and deploying large and complex Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Application Server, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments in a variety of global industries. In his current role, Ronak provides architectural guidance, management, and implementation oversight for Red Hat customers around the world. As a subject matter expert (SME) in the field of enterprise architecture, Ronak has presented at multiple enterprise technology conferences and global webinars.

Session Date Time
JBoss in the Trenches Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Mark Coggin - Senior Director, Product Marketing, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Foundation for an Open Hybrid Cloud Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Big Data & Traditional Databases Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Guy Martin - Managing Principal Architect, Red Hat

Guy Martin is a member of Red Hat Consulting’s Global Solutions and Strategy Office. He helps customers build collaborative communities using open source best practices while providing high-level strategic guidance in the cultural and organizational changes necessary to take advantage of the open source ecosystem.

Guy has more than 20 years of experience in software engineering, technical marketing, and community management. Prior to Red Hat, he helped develop collaborative communities for the US Department of Defense, Motorola, and Sun Microsystems. Guy was awarded a Federal 100 award in 2010 by Federal Computer Week for his work on the US Department of Defense Forge.mil project.

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives: Open Source Enablement Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Marcela Maslanova - Software Engineering Supervisor, Red Hat

Marcela Maslanova has worked at Red Hat since 2006 in the Base OS group. He currently works on Perl, is the co-owner of upstream of Cronie, is involved in Fedora, and is a member of Perl SIG and FESCo.

Session Date Time
Bring Order to Your Application Madness with Software Collections Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Jon Masters - Chief ARM Architect, Red Hat

Jon Masters is the chief ARM Architect at Red Hat, where he works on the Fedora ARM project. Jon has been a Linux developer for more than 17 years, since beginning university at the age of 13. He is the author of a number of books on the Linux operating system, including “Building Embedded Linux Systems,” and the upcoming “Porting Linux.” An accomplished musician and hiker, he also enjoys unicycling among his many other hobbies.

Session Date Time
Red Hat-powered, Energy-efficient Hyperscale ARM Server Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Scott McBrien - Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

Scott McBrien joined Red Hat in 2001 after working as a systems administrator for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. During his career at Red Hat, he has worked on developing Red Hat Training course materials, developing the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) exam programs, and as a Red Hat Consulting associate deployed into Red Hat customer environments.

Session Date Time
Managing Updates on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Scott McClellan - Senior Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Red Hat Storage & Big Data Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Mike McGrath - Principal OpenShift Architect, Red Hat

Mike McGrath is a founding member of OpenShift by Red Hat and currently serves as principal architect and operations manager. He is also author of the book “Understanding PaaS,” published by O’Reilly Media, Inc.

Mike is a full believer in cloud computing and operations and loves to discuss both real world issues as well as academic ones. Find him on freenode on #openshift handle: mmcgrath.

Session Date Time
Consume PaaS in the Cloud with OpenShift Online Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
OpenShift Deep Dive: Running a Large, Public PaaS Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Gavin McMillan - Director Engineering and Technology, The Nielsen Company

Session Date Time
Real-world Perspectives: Business Rules & Red Hat JBoss BRMS Wednesday, June 12 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm

Divya Mehra - Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

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Create Engaging User Experiences with Red Hat JBoss Portal Platform Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Adam Miller - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Adam Miller is currently the release engineer for Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat’s auto-scaling Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for applications. Adam has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a master’s degree in Information Assurance and Security from Sam Houston State University. He is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (Cert# 110-008-810), and is an active member of the open source community with a running history of contributions to the Fedora Project.

Session Date Time
Implementing a Distributed Private PaaS with OpenShift Enterprise Wednesday, June 12 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Chris Morrissey - Software Engineer, NetApp

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Built on FlexPod & NetApp Integration Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Pete Muir - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Pete Muir leads the CDI 1.1 specification, and works on JBoss Developer Framework, a set of tutorials and examples for all Red Hat JBoss Middleware users. Prior to this role, Pete worked on Infinispan, led the Seam and Weld projects, and was a founder of the Arquillian project. Pete has worked on a number of specifications including JSF 2.0, AtInject, and Java EE 7. Prior to working at Red Hat, Pete used and contributed to Seam while working at a UK-based staffing agency as its IT development manager.

Session Date Time
Build Applications the JBoss Way Wednesday, June 12 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Securing Applications with PicketLink Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Craig Muzilla - Vice President, Middleware Business Unit, Red Hat

Craig Muzilla is vice president, middleware business unit at Red Hat, where he is responsible for the overall middleware and JBoss product business. Craig has extensive experience leading businesses that provide Java, service-oriented architecture (SOA), application integration, and data integration middleware software products. He provided leadership establishing early web services industry initiatives, and has led strategy, product management, marketing, and business development for many middleware software companies.

Prior to Red Hat, Craig was senior vice president at MetaMatrix, a leader in data services middleware that was acquired by Red Hat. Craig was also vice president at Avaki Corporation (now Sybase) and Bowstreet (now IBM). Craig holds an MBA degree from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University.

Perry Myers - Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Perry Myers currently works as a senior software engineering manager at Red Hat. He leads the engineering teams responsible for several Red Hat projects and products, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability Add-On, and libvirt. Perry is also active in the upstream community, participating as a board member for the oVirt project.

Perry graduated from the University of Virginia with a master’s degree in Computer Science. He currently resides just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Session Date Time
Integration of Storage, OpenStack & Virtualization Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

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Karthik Nagalingam - Reference Architect, NetApp

Karthik Nagalingam has worked at NetApp as a Reference Architect since 2007. His roles and responsibilities are to work with Oracle to create integration tools such as Media Management Library and Oracle Storage connect. Karthik also creates technical solutions, POCs, technical presentation, and demonstrations for Oracle and NetApp. He has additional expertise around MySQL, PostgreSQL – especially as they related to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and NetApp Storage.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Built on FlexPod & NetApp Integration Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Ranjit Nair - Principal Technical Product Manager, Symantec

Ranjit Nair works as a principal technical product manager for Symantec’s Storage and Availability Management group. He has worked at Symantec since 2004 and has worked on storage management and server management products.

Session Date Time
Creating Application-aware Business Services with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Richard Naszcyniec - Senior Principal Program Marketing Manager, Red Hat

In his current role, Richard  Naszcyniec writes about and discusses why Red Ha JBoss Middleware is an exceptional choice for companies to adopt. Richard has nearly 30 years of IT experience in various roles and industries to draw from in such discussions. He has hands-on experience implementing enterprise business solutions using C/C++/Java, working with enterprise applications, and using composite applications that leverage technology such as SOA and BPM. Richard has worked for Sybase, Siebel Systems, Oracle, and IBM, and has experience with multiple telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, and transportation companies.

Session Date Time
Middleware Platforms for Integration & BPM: A Product Comparison Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Middleware Platforms for Application Development: A Product Comparison Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Dave Neary - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Dave Neary has been active in free and open source communities for more than 15 years as a developer, event organizer, community manager, trainer, and consultant. He is a member of the Open Source and Standards team at Red Hat, and focuses on cloud and virtualization projects. Prior to this role, he worked on projects as varied as GIMP, GNOME, OpenWengo, Maemo, and MeeGo.

Session Date Time
Community Catalysts: The Value of Open Source Community Development Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Mitch Nelson - Director of Managed Services, Adobe

Mitch Nelson is the Director of Managed Services at Adobe and a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization customer.

Session Date Time
Adobe Systems Offers Customers Cloud-based Solutions through Red Hat Enterprise Linux & AWS Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Matt Newsome - Engineering Manager - Tools, Red Hat

Matt Newsome is the engineering manager for the platform toolchain team at Red Hat. He is responsible for the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) toolchains shipped in Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and is the engineering lead for Red Hat Developer Toolset. Matt has more than 16 years experience contributing to and creating open source tools for large-scale, commercial use. Matt received his doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Sussex, England.

Session Date Time
Developer Toolset: Build, Run, & Analyze Applications On Multiple Versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Matt Newsome - Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Secure Development Practices Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Wayde Nie - Lead Architect University Technology Services, McMasters University

Session Date Time
Real-world Perspectives: Solving Storage Challenges with Red Hat Storage Server Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Juan Noceda - Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

Juan Noceda is OpenShift’s global product manager at Red Hat. He drives OpenShift’s roadmap, working with design and engineering to incorporated product features inspired in his constant conversations with customers and the open source community; keeping the OpenShift’s technology and its community innovating at fast pace while defining the shape of the PaaS market.

Juan holds degrees in Computer Science and in Product Design (Buenos Aires University). Half of his 2-decades of professional career in the software industry has been dedicated to lead Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Cloud products.

Along his professional career Juan created, designed, architected, and/or managed more than 10 products for Red Hat, Pegasystems, Microsoft, McGraw-Hill, and others.

Session Date Time
OpenShift PaaS Overview & Roadmap Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Consume PaaS in the Cloud with OpenShift Online Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Karen Noel - Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Session Date Time
KVM Hypervisor Roadmap & Technology Update Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Hypervisor Technology Comparison & Migration Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Eric Nothen - Senior IT Analyst, Cargill

Session Date Time
Real-world Perspectives: Optimizing Infrastructures with Red Hat Network Satellite Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am

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Dmitri Pal - Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Identity Management Thursday, June 13 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Lance Phillips - Senior Director, Strategic Customer Engagement, Red Hat

Lance Phillips is the senior director for strategic customer engagement for Red Hat Global Support Services. He is a recognized leader in the industry for optimizing support organizations to bring increased value to the customer.

Session Date Time
Get the Most Value Out of Your Red Hat Subscription Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Ian Pilcher - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Under the Hood of OpenShift, Turbocharged by Red Hat Enterprise Linux Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Built on FlexPod & NetApp Integration Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Ray Ploski - Product Marketing Director, Red Hat

As product marketing director at Red Hat, Ray Ploski is responsible for Red Hat’s middleware developer programs and strategy.

Session Date Time
The JBoss Way Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Build Applications the JBoss Way Wednesday, June 12 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm

Lennart Poettering - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Getting Ready for Systemd, the New Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Service Manager Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Peter Portante - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Red Hat Storage Server: Best Practices & Advanced Configurations Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Martin Porter - Vice President, Software Development, Solarflare

Martin Porter is responsible for all software, firmware, and customer support activities at Solarflare. He joined the company through its merger with Level 5 Networks where he served as software director for three years. Martin spent the previous five years in the same role at conexant where he managed the software development group for ADSL silicon, leading to shipments of more than 13 million units. He was also a lead software architect of the iconic SADiE Digital Audio Workstation. He holds a first-class degree in mathematics from Nottingham University and a master’s degree with distinction from York University.

Session Date Time
Make the NICs Move: Adventures in Network Performance Tuning Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pritam Prasad - Senior Integration Lead / Architect, Genentech

Pritam Prasad is the Senior Integration Lead / Architect for Genentech.

Session Date Time
Get Mobile-ready Fast with Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Mark Proctor - Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

Mark Proctor is the co-founder of the Drools project and a platform architect for the BPMS and BRMS platforms at Red Hat.

Session Date Time
Red Hat JBoss BRMS 6 Developer Experience: A Sneak Preview Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Greg Pryzby - Principal Consultant, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Built on FlexPod & NetApp Integration Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

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Dan Radez - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Deploying OpenStack on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Infrastructure Friday, June 14 9:00 am - 11:00 am

James Rankin - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

James Rankin works as a solution architect at Red Hat. In this role, he architects server virtualization and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions in a variety of vertical markets. James also performs on-site proof-of-concept Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization deployments and teaches “Red Hat Enterprise Virutalization Acceleration” classes to Red Hat partners.

James has experience with major virtualization solutions on the market and with most major storage vendors, and has been designing virtualization and storage solutions for more than five years. He received his master’s degree in Business Information Technology from DePaul University.

Session Date Time
Touring Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2 Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Sanjay Rao - Principal Performance Engineer, Red Hat

Sanjay Rao is a principal software engineer with the performance engineering team at Red Hat. He has more than a decade of experience in performance engineering with UNIX and Linux, and more than a decade of experience as a DBA and UNIX systems administrator prior to that.

Session Date Time
Tuning Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Databases Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Managers - Red Hat

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap: Part I Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap: Part II Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Steve Reichard - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Steve Reichard is a principal software engineer on Red Hat’s solutions architecture group. This team identifies high-value solution stacks based on input from sales, marketing, and engineering teams and develops reference architectures for consumption by internal and external customers. Steve is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) who has over 20 years of computer industry experience. Previously, Steve worked at HP and presented at several events including HP Tech, StorageWorks, and customer forums.

Session Date Time
Implementing a Distributed Private PaaS with OpenShift Enterprise Wednesday, June 12 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Matt Richards - Product Strategist, ownCloud

Session Date Time
Liberate your Files: A Solution from Vizuri using ownCloud, OpenShift, & Red Hat Storage Server Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jack Rieden - Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Tackling Compliance with Red Hat Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Jim Rigsbee - Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

Jim Rigsbee has worked at Red Hat since 2007. He has architected and developed many internal systems within Red Hat’s IT group using Red Hat products, including JBoss Enterprise Middleware. When not developing curriculums for Red Hat, Jim can be found singing or bowling, but not at the same time.

Session Date Time
Testing Persistence with Arquillian Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Building Applications with CDI Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Gerry Riveros - Senior Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Introduction to Red Hat OpenStack Wednesday, June 12 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Keith Robertson - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Keith Robertson is a senior developer responsible for various supportability initiatives at Red Hat. He has worked as a software developer for more than 14 years and is the maintainer several open source projects.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Subscription Tools: Easier Management & Faster Issue Resolution Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

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Mustafa Saglam - Director, SAP NetWeaver Gateway Product Management, SAP

Mustafa Saglam focuses on defining and executing the activities around partner and ecosystem engagements. Mustafa has more than 20 years of IT experience. Over the years, he has worked as a software engineer, consultant, development manager, consulting manager, and product manager for a number of enterprise software companies and solutions. He has worked at SAP since 2000.

Session Date Time
Interoperability Results from SAP & Red Hat Collaboration Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Sayan Saha - Senior Manager, Product Management, Red Hat

Sayandeb (Sayan) Saha is responsible for the global product management of Red Hat Storage. His current role entails roadmap management, requirement generation, technical evangelization, product lifecycle definition, product packaging, pricing, and strategic partnering for Red Hat Storage. Prior to this role, Sayan was a senior product manager in Red Hat’s platform business unit, where he managed several aspects of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux product line, including clustering, storage, file systems, and the lifecycle offerings.

Prior to working at Red Hat, Sayan worked at Motorola, where he founded the OpenSAF open source project (www.opensaf.org). He has chaired the AIS Working Group in SAForum and has co-authored several of the SAForum AIS standards and specifications. He has many years of experience in architecting, standardizing, designing, and developing distributed, highly available platforms and infrastructure software for mission-critical applications.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Storage Server: Use Cases & Roadmap Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Integration of Storage, OpenStack & Virtualization Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Alan Santos - Product Manager, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Loosely Coupled, Reusable, & Interoperable: Integration Overview & Roadmap Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Managing Red Hat JBoss Middleware Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform 6 Quick Start Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Bhavna Sarathy - Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

At Red Hat, Bhavna Sarathy manages KVM hypervisor technology and tools, Linux container technology in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor. Bhavna has more than 14 years experience in Linux, open source software engineering, cross-platform software design, and development in the processor and graphics industries. She holds master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from The Ohio State University.

Session Date Time
Linux Containers Overview & Roadmap Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
KVM Hypervisor Roadmap & Technology Update Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Hypervisor Technology Comparison & Migration Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Aaron Schaeffer - Systems Engineer, Paychex

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Real-world Perspectives: Optimizing Infrastructures with Red Hat Network Satellite Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Ron Schaffer - Ansaldo

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Real-world Perspectives: Gaining Competitive Advantages with Red Hat Solutions Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Greg Scott - Infrasupport Corporation

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Real-world Perspectives: Gaining Competitive Advantages with Red Hat Solutions Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Robert Sedor - Lead Architect, Pitney Bowes

Session Date Time
Real-world Perspectives: Integration & Automation Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

D. John Shakshober - Senior Consulting Engineer, Red Hat

D. John Shakshober (Shak) is a senior consulting engineer and director of the CTO Performance Engineering team at Red Hat. His team focuses on characterization, optimization, and performance of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel, KVM virtualization technology, Red Hat CloudForms, and Red Hat Storage. The team uses benchmarks and partners with OEMs and ISVs to test applications in high-end databases, web servers, and enterprise environments. John has a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Session Date Time
Optimizing HPC Clouds for NASA with Red Hat Solutions Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part I Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part II Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Veda Shankar - Solution Architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Introduction to Red Hat Storage Server Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm
Red Hat Storage Server & UFO: A Demonstration of a Moble DropBox Friday, June 14 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Rich Sharples - Director of Product Management, Red Hat

Rich Sharples is the director of product management for JBoss Enterprise Middleware application platforms and developer tools at Red Hat. He has spent the last decade evangelizing, using, and designing enterprise Java middleware. Prior to Red Hat, Rich worked for Forte Software and Sun Microsystems and as an independent software developer and consultant.

Session Date Time
Migrating from Oracle WebLogic to Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform at NTT Group Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

General Henry Hugh Shelton - Board of Directors, Red Hat

General Hugh Shelton, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and now Chairman of the Board of Directors of Red Hat, will be kicking off the 2011 Red Hat Summit and JBoss World!

General Shelton’s recently published autobiography, Without Hesitation, chronicles his distinguished and nearly four-decade military career, spanning a history from the Vietnam War to Operation:Uphold Democracy in Haiti to 9/11 and his time as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

General Shelton first encountered open source software while serving on the USS Mount Whitney. After some problems with Microsoft’s unchangeable, proprietary code not meeting his team’s requirements, they found the right solution with open source software, which let them change the code as they needed. Many years later, in 2003, General Shelton was elected to serve as on the Red Hat board of directors and in 2010 was selected to serve as chairman of that board.

As one of the nation’s elite Special Forces soldiers, Shelton served twice in Vietnam, commanding a Green Beret unit and then an airborne infantry company. He was awarded a Bronze Star for valor and a Purple Heart for a wound suffered when a booby trap drove a poisoned stake through his leg.

Shelton rose up the ranks and was assistant division commander of the 101st Airborne Division as they invaded Iraq in the Persian Gulf War, then led the 20,000 American troops tasked with restoring Haiti’s deposed President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, to power. Promoted to 4-star General, he became Commander in Chief of U.S. Special Operations Command (including Delta Force, Navy SEALS and other top secret Special Mission Units).

Grant Shipley - OpenShift Evangelist, Red Hat

Grant Shipley is an OpenShift PaaS evangelist at Red Hat focused on cloud technologies. Prior to this role, Grant was a manager of software development at Red Hat with responsibilities over the www.redhat.com website and supporting infrastructure. Grant has more than 15 years of software development experience focusing on Java and PHP. In his free time, he contributes to several open source projects and develops iOS applications. Grant has been using Linux on a daily basis since 1994 and is active in the FOSS community.

Session Date Time
Implementing a Distributed Private PaaS with OpenShift Enterprise Wednesday, June 12 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Cloud Bursting with OpenShift Enterprise Wednesday, June 12 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm
Developing Scalable Mobile Backends using Red Hat Enterprise Linux & OpenShift Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Oksana Shtuka - Infrastructure Engineer Manager, Cigna

Session Date Time
Real-world Perspectives: Building Next-generation Applications Today Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jacob Shucart - Solution Architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Introduction to Red Hat Storage Server Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization & Red Hat Storage Server Integration Thursday, June 13 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Kay Sievers - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Getting Ready for Systemd, the New Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Service Manager Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Phil Simpson - Principal Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Phil Simpson is responsible for the market positioning and messaging activities for JBoss Enterprise BRMS. Phil has extensive experience with business rules and BPM solutions. He led the product management function at an early business-rules pioneer and has held senior marketing roles at several leading technology companies.

Prior to joining Red Hat, Phil was a product manager for the data analytics firm Renesys and was a director at SeaChange International, Ironhead Analytics, and Rulespower.

Session Date Time
The New Wave in BPM from Red Hat Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Sean Spurrier - Manager, Solutions Architecture, Red Hat

Sean Spurrier has worked with Linux since 1997 and with virtualization since 2000. During this time, Sean’s role has spanned from being an individual contributor, to systems administrator, to systems architect and operations lead across both private and public sector environments. For the past four years, he has worked as a solution architect for Red Hat, assisting customers in efficiently deploying their infrastructures in support of their business objectives.

Session Date Time
ManageIQ: Getting the Most Out of Your VMware Environment Friday, June 14 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Norman Mark St. Laurent - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Norman Mark St. Laurent is a senior solution architect on the Red Hat Federal team. Prior to Red Hat and early on in his 20-year computer security/forensics career, Mark evaluated HPUX 10.10 as a senior computer scientist for the Trust Technology Assessment Program (TTAP) (Prelude to Common Criteria). He was also a senior network intrusion analyst and senior information systems security engineer (ISSE) for the NSA. Mark was also a senior computer forensics examiner (UNIX/Linux lead) for the FBI’s Computer Analysis Response Team, having worked hundreds of computer and network forensics cases using Red Hat Linux as his primary platform.

Session Date Time
Using an Open Source Framework to Catch the Bad Guy Wednesday, June 12 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
Secure Development Practices Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Brian Stansberry - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Brian Stansberry is a principal software engineer at Red Hat, working as a core engineer on JBoss Application Server. He is currently leading the development of the administration and management capabilities in JBoss Application Server 7 and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6. Previously, he was the technical lead for the application server’s high availability clustering features.

Brian’s background is in international business and East Asian studies, with a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State and a master’s degree from Stanford. Before getting bitten by the software bug, Brian had a successful career in corporate finance in the semiconductor industry. He started working on JBoss technologies in 2003 and joined the company in 2005.

Session Date Time
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 CLI: Ninja Management Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Robert Starr - Cigna

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Real-world Perspectives: Gaining Competitive Advantages with Red Hat Solutions Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Chris Stierle - Senior Manager, IT Advanced Communications Services, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Implementing New Open Source Tools for Collaboration & Security Wednesday, June 12 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm

James Strachan - Senior Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

James Strachan is heavily involved in the open source community. He created the Groovy programming language, created the first version of Apache Camel, and was one of the founders of the Apache ActiveMQ and ServiceMix projects. James has more than 20 years experience in enterprise software development with a background in finance, consulting, and middleware.

Session Date Time
Easy Integration with Red Hat JBoss Fuse Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Bowe Strickland - Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

Bowe Strickland first encountered Linux as a physics graduate student at North Carolina State University by downloading 70 floppy images and convincing his girlfriend to let him install it on her machine. Quickly breaking her machine, he has enjoyed a career of professionally breaking and fixing Red Hat Enterprise Linux ever since.

Bowe joined Red Hat as an instructor in 1999, teaching the original RH300 course, and has since enjoyed developing and teaching many of the evolving portfolio of system administrator and developer courses, as well as working on Red Hat Academy and the Red Hat Virtual Training platform. He spends his spare time basking in the glow of his wife and two daughters in Augusta, GA.

Session Date Time
OpenStack: Core Components & Capabilities Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Mani Subramanyam - Enterprise Information Integration Engineer, Genentech

Session Date Time
Get Mobile-ready Fast with Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Burr Sutter - Product Management Director, Developer Products, Red Hat

Burr Sutter is responsible for the middleware developer’s experience, covering tools and frameworks at Red Hat. Burr is currently an Oracle Java Champion, and was previously president of the Atlanta Java Users Group, founder of the DevNexus conference, and founder of the Atlanta chapter of the IASA.

Session Date Time
Hitchhiker's Guide to the JBoss Galaxy (2013 Edition) Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

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2009 Top Rated Presenter

Forrest Taylor - Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

Forrest Taylor joined Red Hat in 2004 as an instructor in Denver, CO, and has since become a curriculum manager based in the Washington, DC area. Forrest wrote the RHS429: Red Hat Enterprise SELinux Policy Administration manual and the EX429 exam, and was one of the first to become a Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS). He teaches all RHCE and RHCA classes. Outside the computer world, he enjoys playing volleyball and basketball, and spending time with his kids.

Session Date Time
SELinux for Immortals Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Walter Tessman - Senior Principal Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Building Backup & Archive Solutions with Red Hat Storage Partners Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Hoot Thompson - Systems Engineer, NASA GSFC

Session Date Time
Optimizing HPC Clouds for NASA with Red Hat Solutions Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Joel Tosi - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Platform Needs Middleware & Middleware Needs Platform Wednesday, June 12 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm
Java EE 6 & Spring: A Lover’s Quarrel Friday, June 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Jim Tyrrell - Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

Jim Tyrrell is a 14-year technology veteran, having spent the last five years working with Red Hat’s middleware solutions in various industries, but most recently with the Federal Civilian Government.

Session Date Time
JBoss Developer Framework: Getting Started with Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm
Getting Started with Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform 6 Wednesday, June 12 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Choose Your Own Adventure: Getting Started with Red Hat JBoss Middleware Thursday, June 13 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Migrating Applications from Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform 5 to 6 Friday, June 14 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Craig Tystad - Director, Business Architecture and Planning, tw telecom

Session Date Time
Real-world Perspectives: Integration & Automation Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

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Masato Urano - NTT Group

Session Date Time
Migrating from Oracle WebLogic to Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform at NTT Group Wednesday, June 12 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Vinny Valdez - Principal Architect, Red Hat

Vinny Valdez is a principal architect in the Global Solutions and Strategy Office with Red Hat Consulting. Vinny is an RHCA, RHCSS, RHCVA, RHCDS, and RHCE who has more than 17 years of IT experience. Vinny joined Red Hat in 2007 and works with Red Hat’s alliance partners, customers, and internal groups to define strategic services solutions and help customers architect and implement them effectively. He works closely with Red Hat’s engineering and consulting organizations on core Red Hat products, and specializes in OpenShift Enterprise, CloudForms, OpenStack, and Red Hat Storage.

Prior to joining Red Hat, Vinny held a number of technical roles in system administration, consulting, and engineering with companies including Dell, the State of Texas, and other private consulting and software firms. When his head is not the cloud, he enjoys his gamer daughters and wonderful wife.

Session Date Time
Implementing a Distributed Private PaaS with OpenShift Enterprise Wednesday, June 12 3:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Implementation Best Practices for Red Hat CloudForms Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Chris Van Tuin - Senior Manager, Solution Architecture, Red Hat

Session Date Time
DreamWorks Animation’s Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Selection: Why, How, & Benefits Realized Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Jonathan VanAlten - Software Engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Examining & Increasing Java Application Performance Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Guna Vijayaratnam - Manager Consulting Practice, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Advanced Messaging Made Easy Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Tomas Von Veschler - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Tomas Von Veschler is a subject matter expert (SME) in virtualization and cloud computing. He is involved in many of the largest deployments of Red Hat technologies across Europe.

Prior to Red Hat, Tomas was a founder and a key developer of several successful open source projects like PEAR, with more that 100M downloads, and OSSIM, the de facto standard for open source security information and event management.

Session Date Time
Migrating 1,000 VMs from VMware to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: A Case Study Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Mark Wagner - Senior Principal Engineer, Red Hat

Mark Wagner is a principal software engineer in the CTO’s performance engineering team, where heads up the performance effort for Red Hat’s cloud solutions. His Red Hat responsibilities have included: network performance evaluations, Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor performance, and the performance engineering aspects of management platforms.

Mark has been actively involved in the SPEC Community and has represented Red Hat on both the SPECVirt and SPECCloud committees. He has 17 years of experience in software engineering and eight years of experience as a performance engineer.

Session Date Time
Red Hat OpenStack Performance & Scale Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Optimizing HPC Clouds for NASA with Red Hat Solutions Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Performance Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

John Mark Walker - Director of Communities, Red Hat

Session Date Time
GlusterFS Internals & Roadmap Thursday, June 13 10:40 am - 11:40 am
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Daniel Walsh - Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Daniel Walsh has worked in the computer security field for almost 30 years. Since joining Red Hat in August 2001, Dan has led the SELinux project, concentrating on the application space and policy development. In addition, he helped develop sVirt and created the SELinux Sandbox, the Xguest user, and the Secure Kiosk. Previously, Dan worked at Netect/Bindview on vulnerability assessment products and at Digital Equipment Corporation working on the Athena Project and AltaVista Firewall/Tunnel (VPN) products. Dan has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross and a master’s degree in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Session Date Time
Linux Containers Overview & Roadmap Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Managing SELinux in the Enterprise Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Secure Development Practices Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Under the Hood of OpenShift, Turbocharged by Red Hat Enterprise Linux Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Todd Warner - Product Manager, Systems Management, Red Hat

Todd Warner has held a number of positions over his many years at Red Hat, all centering around systems management and the cloud. He is now the product manager for Red Hat Network Satellite and Red Hat CloudForms.

Session Date Time
Using Red Hat Network Satellite Today & Into the Future Wednesday, June 12 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Building & Managing a Standard Operating Environment Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Stephen Watt - Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

Steve Watt is the chief architect for scale-out analytics at Red Hat. Prior to his current role, he spent two years at HP as the chief technologist for Hadoop and 10 years working as a researcher and software architect of Emerging Technologies within IBM Software Strategy and IBM Global Services.

Steve is an Apache contributor, active in open source software, and he chairs the Hadoop & Big Data User Group in Austin, Texas. Prior to working for Red Hat, HP, and IBM, Steve spent several years consulting in the Middle East and working for start-up companies in the United States and his native South Africa. Steve holds 22 US patents and has published a number of technical books and articles.

Session Date Time
Hadoop on Red Hat Storage Server: A Reference Architecture Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Shawn Wells - Technical Director, U.S. Intelligence Programs, Red Hat

Shawn Wells is the technical director of Red Hat’s U.S. Intelligence team, where he works on improving the process of adopting, contributing to, and managing open source technologies within the U.S. Intelligence Community. Prior to this role, Shawn worked internationally, leading Red Hat’s System z team to bring Linux to the mainframe. Formerly a NSA civilian, Shawn worked under the S3 division, developing open source SIGINT collection systems for High Powered Cell Phones (HPCP).

Session Date Time
Compliance Made Easy with Red Hat Wednesday, June 12 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm

Ric Wheeler - Senior Manager, Software Engineer, Red Hat

Ric Wheeler works at Red Hat as the senior manager and architect of the file system team. He has extensive experience in storage and file systems after spending 10 years at EMC in its Symmetrix and Centera groups, four years at The Open Group’s Research Institute, and four years at Thinking Machines working on the CM5 operating system. In the distant past, Ric worked on the original MOSIX process migration system at Hebrew University’s distributed systems laboratory. And for the past 15 years, he has been active in the Linux file system and I/O world, where he helped organize workshops, informed open source developers about high-end storage, and helped advance the robustness of the Linux I/O and file system stack.

Session Date Time
Linux File Systems: Enabling Cutting-edge Features in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & 7 Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm
Parallel NFS: Storage Leaders & NFS Architects Panel Thursday, June 13 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Langdon White - Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Evangelist, Red Hat

Langdon White brings nearly 15 years experience in software development and systems architecture to his role as Red Hat’s developer and platform evangelist for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In this role, Langdon fights tirelessly for the users to bridge development agility with production stability.

Prior to working at Red Hat, Langdon held roles as a chief architect at OHO, vice president of innovation at Keane, and principal of his own consulting firm, FishJump. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts, US with his wife, three children, and his own personal, basement hybrid cloud.

Session Date Time
Secure Development Practices Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Doug Williams - Senior Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Doug Williams is a member of the Red Hat CTO Office, where he is responsible for driving technical strategy for the newly formed Red Hat Storage business. Prior to joining Red Hat in August 2011, Doug was a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard where he was one of the founders of HP’s Cloud Services business and was a long-time member of the CTO Office for HP’s Business Critical Servers.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Storage & Big Data Wednesday, June 12 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Bruce Wolfe - Global Learning Services Curriculum Manager, Red Hat

Bruce Wolfe has been training for Red Hat since 2009 and joined Red Hat in March of 2010. He has worked with Java application servers for over 13 years. Bruce used to spend any time he could on ski fields and scuba diving but recently discovered that becoming the father to identical twin boys makes those activities a distant dream.

Session Date Time
Custom Scripting with CLI Wednesday, June 12 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Larry Woodman - Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part I Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part II Thursday, June 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Chris Wright - Technical Director Software-Defined Networking, Red Hat

Chris Wright has been a Linux developer for more than a decade, most of that time spent deep in the Linux kernel working on security and virtualization. Now he is focused on cloud computing, Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization technology, and network virtualization. And for the last few years, Chris has worked on new I/O virtualization technologies.

Session Date Time
Network Virtualization & Software-defined Networking Friday, June 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Keita Yamaguchi - Systems Engineer and Project Leader, Softbank Mobile Corp.

Keita Yamaguchi works as a project leader, system engineer, and developer at Softbank Mobile. He has led some system development projects that use JRules and is familiar with JRules 5 and JRules 6. He currently leads JRules migration projects. And as a result, he developed a migration tool that can migrate JRules BAL to Drools DRL.

Session Date Time
Migrating from JRules to Red Hat JBoss BRMS Thursday, June 13 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

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Milian Zázrivec - Software Engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Building & Managing a Standard Operating Environment Thursday, June 13 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm