OPEN FIRST: Building a foundation for choice and security


  • 2018年 9月 20日
  • Austin, TX
  • AT&T Hotel and Conference Center
Red Hat and Intel

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Federal, state and local agencies are under pressure to innovate and modernize IT, now more than ever. The innovation of today, that enables agencies to modernize and stay modern, is happening in open source.

It’s more than technology. It’s people and processes, too. Open source communities, collaboration and software are the driving force behind innovation in today’s digital world. Red Hat, the world’s open source software leader, is helping agencies modernize applications and infrastructure, speed application development, move workloads to the cloud, and adopt DevOps, with choice and security.

Join Red Hat, Intel and your government peers to hear how agencies are harnessing the power of open source technologies and principles to solve the problems that are unique to your mission.

Event highlights:

  • Inspirational keynotes on digital transformation and IT optimization
  • An update on the status of open source adoption in state and local agencies
  • Containers and automation technology briefings
  • Real world story of enterprise application modernization at a state agency
  • Networking with government leaders, peers and open source experts

This event is complimentary. Food and drinks will be provided.

Space is limited for this event, register now to reserve your seat.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

7:45 - 8:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome
Presented by: Paul Maunder, Director, West/Central, Government and Education, Red Hat
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
Presented by: Adam Clater, Chief Architect, North America Public Sector, Red Hat
8:45 - 9:15 a.m. Balancing Speed & Stability: Digital Transformation for Government
Presented by: Adam Clater, Chief Architect, North America Public Sector, Red Hat
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. The CIO's Alternative: Open Policy Update
Presented by: Jennifer Saha, National Director, Public Sector Councils, CompTIA
9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Optimize IT Infrastructure and Modernize Legacy Applications
Presented by: Gunnar Hellekson, Director Product Management, Red Hat
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Container Adoption at Scale
Presented by: Trevor Quinn, Container and PaaS Practice Lead, Red Hat
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Keynote
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Keynote
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch

Adam Clater, Chief Architect, North America Public Sector, Red Hat
Adam Clater is the Chief Architect of Red Hat's North America Public Sector organization. He works internationally with federal agencies, integrators and Red Hat partners & Communities to promote and define the use of enterprise open source solutions.

Adam has experienced first hand the evolving role that I.T. has played in the federal government for nearly two decades, starting with his role as a Systems Administrator at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 1997.

Gunnar Hellekson, Director of Product Management for Red Hat’s Linux, Virtualization, and Atomic container product lines
Gunnar Hellekson is the Director of Product Management for Red Hat’s Linux, Virtualization, and Atomic container product lines. Before that, he was Chief Strategist for  Red Hat’s US Public Sector group.  He is a founder of  Open Source for America, one of Federal Computer Week’s Fed 100 for 2010, and was voted one of the FedScoop 50 for industry leadership. He was a founder of the Military Open Source working group, a member of the  SIIA Software Division Board, the Board of Directors for the  Public Sector Innovation Group, the Open Technology Fund Advisory Council, New America’s  California Civic Innovation Project Advisory Council, and the CivicCommons Board of Advisors. He perks up when people talk about commoditization and the industrial mobilization of World War II. He is also co-host of the Dave and Gunnar Show.

Prior to joining Red Hat, he worked as a developer, systems administrator, and IT director for a number of Internet businesses. He has also been a business and IT consultant to not-for-profit organizations in New York City. During that time, he spearheaded the reform of safety regulations for New York State’s electrical utilities through the Jodie Lane Project.


Date: September 20, 2018

Time: 7:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: AT&T Hotel and Conference Center
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX 78705

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