OPEN FIRST: Building a foundation for choice and security


  • 2018年 7月 10日
  • Colorado Springs
  • Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Red Hat and Intel

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Today the US Department of Defense (DoD) faces challenges from all directions. Adversaries are not only using technology to attack, but these attacks are increasing and constantly evolving. DoD teams are working with older legacy technology systems that slow mission success. Now more than ever your DoD technology teams are under pressure to innovate and modernize IT to combat these ever-growing oppositions. The innovation of today, that enables government agencies like the DoD to modernize and stay modern, is happening in open source.

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, has been helping agencies modernize applications and infrastructure, speed application development, move workloads to the cloud, and adopt DevOps, with choice and security for over 25 years.

Now, we are bringing the latest in open source Innovation to a city near you…...Join the best and brightest from Red Hat and your Department of Defense peers to talk about how agencies are harnessing the power of open source, innovation, and digital transformation - to solve the problems that are unique to your mission.

Event highlights:

  • Keynotes on modernizing IT for the Department of Defense
  • Networking with fellow DoD leaders
  • Discussions of emerging technology and open source projects
  • Conversations with experts and open source innovators

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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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

11:00–11:45 a.m. Registration & Lunch
12:00–12:30 p.m. Balancing Speed & Stability: Digital Transformation in Government
12:30–1:00 p.m. DevSecOps in a Digital World
1:00–1:30 p.m. Navigating Microservices Architecture
1:30–2:00 p.m. BREAK
2:00–2:15 p.m. Optimize IT Infrastructure and Modernize Legacy Applications
2:15–2:45 p.m. Automation to drive out complexity, lower cost and increase security
2:45–3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:00–3:30 p.m. DoD Keynote
3:30–4:00 p.m. A catalyst for Government IT Modernization
4:00–5:00 p.m. Networking Happy Hour

Adam Clater, Host and Speaker, Balancing Speed & Stability: Digital Transformation in Government
Adam Clater is the Chief Architect of the Office of the Chief Technologist 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 is passionate about the use of enterprise supported open source innovation for the betterment of government and our nation and has been recognized as a thought leader within Red Hat and throughout the public sector industry. Adam is frequently published in GovEec, Government Computing News, FedTech Magazine and other publications. 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. Prior to joining Red Hat, Adam was a senior architect, system administrator and lead for a variety of commercial and government agencies including:

  • The National Education Association
  • RSA Security
  • AOL/Time Warner
  • Lockheed Martin / US Army


Ted Brunell, Principal Solution Architect at Red Hat. Speaker: DevSecOps in a Digital World
Ted Brunell is the Principal Solution Architect for DoD Programs at Red Hat. During his 5+ years at Red Hat, Ted has focused on enabling customers to adopt of Open Source technology for IT automation and cloud computing. Ted is also a retired US Marine and in his spare time, he helps organize a Linux Users Group in his hometown of Fredericksburg, VA. He enjoys fishing, craft beer, good pizza, and tinkering with technology.


David CoDelli, Product Marketing Manager at Red Hat. Speaker: Navigating Microservices Architecture
David Codelli is a Product Marketing Manager at Red Hat Software. A 25-year veteran of business integration, David worked on complex systems and applications in health care, financial services, aerospace, and manufacturing before assuming leadership roles in product management and marketing. He has worked with many leading edge companies including Sun Microsystems, Verizon, McKesson, and General Atomics. David has a deep understanding of information security and governance, enterprise integration, distributed systems, and cloud platforms. He holds a bachelor's degree in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Tech.


Paul Dopp, Manager, DOD Emerging Technologies at Red Hat. Speaker: Optimize IT Infrastructure and Modernize Legacy Applications
Paul Dopp has spent 25 years working in the IT industry covering verticals in federal, DOD, state and local, financial services and healthcare. He has worked at many top IT companies including VMWare, Mirantis, Oracle, IBM, Intel and Sun Microsystems.


Bill Kemp, Sr. Solutions Architect Emerging Technologies at Red Hat. Speaker: Optimize IT Infrastructure and Modernize Legacy Applications
Bill Kemp is Sr. Solutions Architect with Red Hat focused on integration, automation, cloud, containers, DevOps, data and analytics. Bill has over 30 years in IT and has worked at many top companies including Oracle, BEA, Lockheed Martin, Verizon. Bill has experience as a developer, consultant and as a solutions architect.


Chris Reynolds, Cloud Architect at Red Hat.
Chris Reynolds is a Cloud Architect for Red Hat North American Public Sector. He is a Ansible and Satellite SME for the Federal Government space, including training, integration, enablement, and helping to identify product requirements and solutions for the Federal Government. With more than 10 years working in both Linux® and virtualization, Chris is experienced in systems management, configuration management, and system provisioning at Red Hat.


Josh Ranoa, Red Hat’s Open Innovation Labs Manager. Speaker: A catalyst for Government IT Modernization


Date: July 10, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort
3225 Broadmoor Valley Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

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