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Red Hat Next 2021

A virtual event hosted by Red Hat’s Office of the Chief of Technology.

Who should attend?

Infrastructure architects, cloud operators, and application developers who want to hear about the latest developments in open source software projects that are part of Red Hat’s emerging technology roadmap.

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10:00 am (CST)
Keynotes Chris Wright, Sr. Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Burr Sutter, Director, Developer Experience
Robyn Bergeron, Sr. Principal Community Architect, Ansible
Nick Barcet, Sr. Director Technology Strategy
Scott England-Sullivan, Chief Architect
Breakout sessions
11:30am – 12:30pm (CST) Track 1 

Infrastructure & edge

Track 2

AppDev for cloud

Track 3 

Operationalization and insights

11:30 – 11:50a.m. Taking Kubernetes to edge

Frank Zdarsky, Edge Computing Technology & Strategy Lead
Huamin Chen, Senior Principal Software Engineer

Aggregating IoT data using MQTT, Skupper, and Kafka

Ted Ross, Sr. Principal Software Engineer
Dejan Bosanac, Sr. Software Engineer
Josh Reagan, Principal Solutions Architect

Scaling microservices architectures with a service mesh: using Istio and Kiali

Lucas Ponce, Software Engineer

11:50am – 12:10p.m. Hardware enablement on Kubernetes

Daniel Riek, Sr. Director, Artificial Intelligence CoE
Ahmed Sanaullah, Sr. Data Scientist 

DevSecOps—securing your software supply chain—

Luke Hinds, Security Strategy, Office of the CTO


Next Level AIOps – empowered by open source collaboration

Marcel Hild, Manager, Software Engineering, AI CoE
Bill Wright, Head of AI/ML and Intelligent Edge

12:10 – 12:30p.m. Distributed networking case study
Tom Nadeau, Technical Director
Drogue on devices and Kafka for ingestion

Bob McWhirter, Director of Research & Prototyping
Jens Reimman, Principal Software Engineer

Automated operations with level 5 operator

Humair Khan, Software Engineer – AIOps
Anand Sanmukhani, Software Engineer – AIOps


Feb 25 2021


10:00 am - 12:30 pm