Red Hat Forum Riyadh 2018


  • 2018年 9月 25日
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Four Seasons Hotel


Come with questions. Leave with ideas.

Open source is collaborative curiosity. It’s about a culture with a desire to connect and the technologies to do it. Yet what draws our attention isn’t the technology alone; it’s what we can do with it. It gives us the platform for imagination, a focal point to collectively push for new possibilities.

Red Hat Forums are the place for these questions, a gathering of the curious, an arena of ideas to reinvent what we have and to dream of what we might.

The Red Hat Forum in Riyadh is the premier open source technology event to showcase the latest in cloud computing, platform, virtualization, middleware, storage, and systems management technologies. The event brings together CxOs, IT decision makers, architects and developers amongst others to discuss topics such as DevOps, hybrid cloud, containers, SAP Migration to SAP HANA, and many more topics that are driving innovation.

Join us on September 25th to learn more from leading enterprises and partners as they share success stories of their digital journeys.

Other highlights include:

  • Keynotes from leading executives across EMEA.
  • Business and technical breakout sessions from Red Hat and its partners.
  • Meet with Red Hat and their partner community.
  • Network and share advice, opinions and guidance with the technology community at large.
  • Discover the latest in open source innovation.


08:30 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 09:45 Our Next Chapter: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ▾
Adrian Pickering : Red Hat MENA GM
09:45 - 10:05 Digital Transformation & The Open Organization ▾
Lee Miles : Red Hat CEMEA GM
10:15 - 10:30 Customer Panel ▾
10:30 - 10:40 Red Hat Academy : Empowering the Next Generation of Talent ▾
Ismail Ibrahim : Red Hat CEMEA Services Manager
10:40 - 10:55 Co-Creating The Channel ▾
Mustapha Hlil : Red Hat CEMEA Partner & Alliances Manager
10:55 - 11:30 Closing ▾
Adrian Pickering : Red Hat MENA GM
11:30 - 12:30 Networking Break + Speed Networking
  Breakout Area 1 Breakout Area 2 Breakout Area 3
12:30 - 13:00 Open Cloud Strategies for better Business Outcomes ▾
Mohamed Baalbaki : Red Hat MENA Cloud SSP
Future of Application Development ▾
Waeil Eldoamiry : Red Hat MENA Solution Architect
IBM and Red Hat: Helping enterprises unlock success and transform IT ▾
Amit Dave : Distinguished Engineer, CTO IBM Systems MEA
13:00 - 13:30 App Dev Strategies for Digital Transformation ▾
Ashish Dixit : Red Hat MENA App Dev SSP
Managing Your Hybrid Cloud ▾
Ahmed El-Rayess : Red Hat MENA Solution Architect
Breaking down Barriers : Microsoft & RedHat, empowering customers ▾
Kevin Ashby : Global ISV Lead – Microsoft MEA
13:30 - 14:00 Partnering with Red Hat "Co-Create Opportunities" ▾
Ahmed Atared : Red Hat Lead Channel Sales Manager - KSA, EG & Levant
SAP, RHEL and The Future ▾
Ahmed El-Rayess : Red Hat MENA Solution Architect
Why Red Hat OpenStack is becoming the reference NFVi solution for the Telecom Services Providers ▾
Alex Reiniger : Red Hat EMEA NFVi Adoption Manager Telecom Vertical
14:30 - 15:30 Networking Lunch
15:30 End

Agenda is subject to change.

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Location: Four Seasons Hotel
Al Olaya, Kingdom Centre, Olaya Street, Olaya Dist.,
Riyadh 12214, Saudi Arabia

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