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Red Hat Summit 2017: May 2-4 (Boston, MA)


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This year at Red Hat Summit, let’s celebrate the individuals, the explorers, the builders. Let’s recognize the unsung hero of the server room, the doer who keeps the lights on and the enterprise running. Let’s spotlight the explorer, the dreamer who boldly offers a new solution to an old problem we just couldn’t seem to overcome. For open source innovation is only possible because of the people behind it.

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Event Details:

  • Date:
        May 2-4, 2017
  • Location:
         Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
         415 Summer St,
         Boston, MA
  • Official Event Page

May 2 Afternoon Keynote


May 2nd Morning Keynote


May 4 Morning Keynote


May 4 Afternoon Keynote


Day One Kickoff
Dave Vellante & Rebecca Knight kickoff day one at Red Hat Summit 2017 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, MA.


Day 1 Wrap
Stu Miniman & Rebecca Knight wrap up day one at Red Hat Summit 2017.


Day 2 Wrap Up
Rebecca Knight & Stu Miniman wrap up day 2 at Red Hat Summit 2017 in Boston, Ma.


Day 3 Open
Rebecca Knight and Stu Miniman kick off day three at Red Hat Summit 2017.


Show Close
Rebecca Knight & Stu Miniman close the show at Red Hat Summit 2017.


Guests Interviewed on theCUBE

Armughan Ahmad
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Solutions and Alliances, Dell EMC

Dell EMC targets telecom market with OpenStack solutions for scaling applications
Dell’s acquisition of EMC may have jump-started the hardware titan’s enterprise cloud efforts, but it was open source development platforms that helped pave Dell’s path to customers in new markets, including telecommunications. Many of Dell’s customers were vocal about wanting some sort of open-source cloud platform on which to build those enterprise solutions, said Armughan Ahmad, senior vice president and general manager of solutions and alliances at Dell EMC. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


DeLisa Alexander
Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Red Hat

Life imitates tech: Red Hat awards women’s open-source social and education efforts
Open source is more than technology. It’s a mentality and a set of principles that may, in fact, be applied to realms outside of technology. Open-source technology and philosophy together may be a potent combo for attacking real-world issues, as this year’s Red Hat’s Women in Open Source Award winners suggest. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


John Allessio
Vice President, Global Services, Red Hat

Red Hat’s Open Innovation Labs leverages culture, self-serve platforms
Around a year and a half ago, Red Hat Inc. was tapped by its strategic advisory board to create a program that would demonstrate Red Hat’s methods of software building and implementation. The resulting Open Innovation Labs program has since partnered with a total of 12 organizations worldwide, on two continents. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Ashesh Badani
Vice President and General Manager, OpenShift, Red Hat

Is the enterprise finding value in containers?
It’s all about containers at Red Hat Summit 2017, taking place this week in Boston, Massachusetts. Red Hat Inc. has spent a great deal of time talking to customers about the importance and value of containers for DevOps and adding microservices. Organizations at the event are talking about developing mission-critical applications for new applications and microservices, as well as existing legacy applications on Red Hat’s open-source container application platform OpenShift. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Radhesh Balakrishnan
General Manager, OpenStack

How OpenStack is helping to control the layers of hybrid cloud solutions
For many organizations today, the hybrid cloud has become the preferred cloud implementation. How to effectively implement this strategy continues to be a work in progress. Red Hat Inc.’s OpenStack-based platform is one solution top of mind at Red Hat Summit in Boston, Massachusetts. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Dr. André Baumgart
Co-Founder, easiER AG

How this startup used open-source tech to deploy emergency room app
Since apps can be used on smartphones to do things like schedule appointments at restaurants or at the hairdresser, a physician in Switzerland wondered why we couldn’t make appointments for emergency rooms as well. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Andrius Benokraitis
Principal Product Manager, Ansible, Red Hat – Network Automation

Automation key to agile, speedy networking systems
Networking is often considered the second-class citizen of the computing world. So long as it works, no one at the top really cares how. Network administrators, for their part, are very conservative about making changes to networks. These factors all slow innovation in the networking field. Still, innovation is happening, and companies are opening up to the possibilities networking offers. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Marco Bill-Peter
Vice President, Customer Experience and Engagement, Red Hat

Freedom of choice: why Red Hat’s business model works
Red Hat Inc.’s approach to software goes against the traditional licensing model and vendor lock-in. Its unique business brand is to take an open-source model, develop software products and sell them as a subscription service. Since there’s no license, there’s no lock-in. The customer has the ultimate in freedom and choice to use the software as they want. However, if it doesn’t provide them with the value they are looking for, then they are free to unsubscribe and move on, according to Marco Bill-Peter (pictured), vice president of customer engagement and experience at Red Hat. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Tim Cramer
Engineering Director, Ansible, Red Hat

Ansible’s gone viral with Red Hat customers
In today’s information technology environment, the key word for enterprises of all sizes is simplicity. Red Hat Inc. is a worldwide provider of open-source enterprise IT solutions, and about 18 months ago the company acquired Ansible in an effort to streamline and simplify the Red Hat portfolio. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Paul Cormier
Executive Vice President and President, Products and Technologies, Red Hat

Open-source team-ups navigate the vast universe of hybrid cloud
The final keynote address during Red Hat Summit in Boston, Massachusetts, featured several of Red Hat Inc.’s technology partners, including Lenovo Group Ltd. and once-rival Microsoft, as well as stories of integration and mutual innovation. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Joe Dickmann
Senior Vice President, Vizuri

Medical service provider journeys to the cloud for more flexibility
Each business has its own reasons for coming to the cloud. For many, the benefits lie in scaling and automation. Unlike on-premises data centers, the cloud scales easily by simply buying more compute. Services in the cloud handle tasks across all the company’s data. One company taking advantage of these benefits is LogistiCare Solutions LLC, which partnered with information technology consulting firm Vizuri to execute the digital transformation. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Mike Ferris
Vice President, Technical Business Development and Business Architecture, Red Hat

A closer look at the AWS-Red Hat partnership for hybrid, on-prem cloud
The cloud is an interesting place. One reason is the services supplied by cloud providers can replace many applications to gain organization-wide efficiencies. However, that scenario really only works for the public cloud. Private and hybrid clouds are locked behind walls with strict controls on what can run there. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Joe Fitzgerald
Vice President, Management, Red Hat

Open source helps break tool silos to automate whole systems
Any business that runs just one or two applications isn’t a modern business. These days, companies are more likely to use a bunch of tools than just a few. Those tools must be managed, yet wrangling applications becomes more complex with each one thrown on the pile. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Jigyasa Grover
Women in Open Source Community Winner

Life imitates tech: Red Hat awards women’s open-source social and education efforts
Open source is more than technology. It’s a mentality and a set of principles that may, in fact, be applied to realms outside of technology. Open-source technology and philosophy together may be a potent combo for attacking real-world issues, as this year’s Red Hat’s Women in Open Source Award winners suggest. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Matt Hicks
Vice President, Software Engineering, OpenShift and Management, Red Hat

Red Hat’s new Health Index for Linux containers
While Red Hat Inc. will always be associated with its flagship offering for Linux, it provides many other open-source tools, including OpenShift, OpenStack and Linux containers. Unlike many software vendors that are looking to promote one main product in a line, Red Hat has a tendency to take a long view across organizations, according to Matt Hicks, vice president of software engineering, OpenShift, at Red Hat. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


John Hodgson
Sr Director, IT Program Mgmt, Optum Technology

How did this health services company handle its shift to the cloud?
Health services and innovation company Optum Inc. recently found itself in the same position as many other companies trying to make the move to the cloud: Pondering what to do with its legacy assets. The company ended up turning to open source and a mix of solutions. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Jason Hoffman
Vice President and Global Head of Cloud Infrastructure, Ericsson

Cloud is not strategic, it’s tactical, says infrastructure expert
Cloud can mean so many things to different people and organizations. It can be an infrastructure approach, a delivery model or a business model. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Nick Hopman
Senior Director, Emerging Technology Practices, Red Hat

Red Hat’s Open Innovation Labs leverages culture, self-serve platforms
Around a year and a half ago, Red Hat Inc. was tapped by its strategic advisory board to create a program that would demonstrate Red Hat’s methods of software building and implementation. The resulting Open Innovation Labs program has since partnered with a total of 12 organizations worldwide, on two continents. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Jay Jamison
Vice President, Strategy, Software Defined and Cloud Division (SDCG) HPE

Hybrid IT: HPE tackles the challenges of managing hybrid estates
The digital transformation of business is a work in progress, leaving many enterprises straddling the hybrid information technology fence. Most companies run a host of legacy systems that aren’t going anywhere. At the same time, those businesses are looking to build new systems in the cloud. Getting in-house infrastructure to talk to the cloud is a challenge. Managing both even more so. Solutions are needed, according to Jay Jamison, vice president of strategy, Software Defined and Cloud Division, at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Avni Khatri
Women in Open Source Community Winner

Life imitates tech: Red Hat awards women’s open-source social and education efforts
Open source is more than technology. It’s a mentality and a set of principles that may, in fact, be applied to realms outside of technology. Open-source technology and philosophy together may be a potent combo for attacking real-world issues, as this year’s Red Hat’s Women in Open Source Award winners suggest. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Mark Little
Vice President, Engineering, Red Hat

Big tech mergers never work. Is Michael Dell bucking the odds with EMC?
When Dell Technologies Inc.’s blockbuster $67 billion purchase of EMC Corp. closed last fall, it was billed as a perfect marriage. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Harry Mower
Senior Director, Developer Programs, Red Hat

How the OpenShift.io toolset is making life easier for DevOps
One of the more exciting announcements at this year’s Red Hat Summit was Red Hat Inc.’s launch of a highly anticipated set of DevOps tools called OpenShift.io. The tools were created with Red Hat’s OpenShift environment in mind, and in addition to solving issues such as difficulties with toolset integration or the need to familiarize oneself with third-party files, such as Kubernetes or Docker, OpenShift.io is positioned to improve quality and the ease-of-use for developers working with OpenShift. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Shea Phillips
Software Architect and Community Builder, Govt of BC/BC Developers’ Exchange

Open source is a two-way street for British Columbia and developers
When the government collaborates with the open-source community, information technology takes on a whole new meaning. In British Columbia, Canada, the BC Developers’ Exchange is taking a different approach to working with developers to solve problems and make the data the government owns improve the lives of citizens. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Mike Piech
Vice President and General Manager, Middleware

The future of middleware lies in orchestrating the architecture, says Red Hat
Enterprise adoption of containers and microservices continues to grow, driven by increased developer efficiency and support microservices. This type of architecture, however, does not come without challenges. And this week during Red Hat Summit in Boston, Massachusetts, Red Hat Inc. announced OpenShift Application Runtimes to mitigate those obstacles and accelerate a cloud-native environment. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Michael Quintero
Enterprise Solutions Architect, LogistiCare

Medical service provider journeys to the cloud for more flexibility
Each business has its own reasons for coming to the cloud. For many, the benefits lie in scaling and automation. Unlike on-premises data centers, the cloud scales easily by simply buying more compute. Services in the cloud handle tasks across all the company’s data. One company taking advantage of these benefits is LogistiCare Solutions LLC, which partnered with information technology consulting firm Vizuri to execute the digital transformation. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Rajay Rai
Head of Digital Engineering, Macquarie Bank

Australian bank implements digital-first strategy
Financial organizations have been recently transforming from places with long histories and light technology into an industry that is much more customer-friendly, keeping pace with innovations such as banking apps on smartphones. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Sam Ramji
Vice President Product Management, Google Cloud Platform

Economic realities make open platforms a part of the future
To be a modern developer is to be trapped between the past and the future. On one side, technology is changing at an increasing pace. On the other, ancient legacy systems that companies use for their daily tasks aren’t going anywhere. Open-source resources are helping developers bridge this gap between the old and the new, according to Sam Ramji, vice president of product management at Google Inc. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Dr. Dorothée Rhein Straub
Co-Founder, easiER AG

How this startup used open-source tech to deploy emergency room app
Since apps can be used on smartphones to do things like schedule appointments at restaurants or at the hairdresser, a physician in Switzerland wondered why we couldn’t make appointments for emergency rooms as well. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Sandra Rivera
Vice President and General Manager, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation

Easy-button for analytics needed before self-driving cars’ data tsunami hits, says Intel
The average person generates almost 1.5 gigabytes of data per day, already glutting data centers. What miracle is going to make this, plus the daily 4,000 gigabytes of data self-driving cars will produce, manageable (let alone profitable)? Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Kirk Skaugen
Executive Vice President & President of Lenovo Data Center Group, Lenovo

Lenovo updates its open-source platform with cloud in mind
Partnerships and platforms has been the rallying cry for many tech companies recently. In general, the tech world has realized that no one business can do everything alone. The open-source community has proved a crucial meeting ground for partnerships, providing the platforms and common standards companies need to make their products compatible with legacy information technology and each other’s data centers. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Bryan Thompson
General Manager, OpenStack Private Cloud, Rackspace

Does OpenStack have an advantage over proprietary cloud solutions?
The intent behind Rackspace Inc. and NASA’s OpenStack project was to build a community around the first fully open-source cloud platform towards the creation of cloud infrastructure. At the time in 2010, development resources were split between both public and private cloud solutions, pitting OpenStack against market giants like Amazon Web Services with their own proprietary solutions. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Luis Uguina
Chief Digital Officer, Macquarie Bank

Australian bank implements digital-first strategy
Financial organizations have been recently transforming from places with long histories and light technology into an industry that is much more customer-friendly, keeping pace with innovations such as banking apps on smartphones. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Jim Wasko
VP, Open Systems Development, IBM

Open-source tech disruptive force in computing industry, says IBM
In today’s world, going alone has few benefits. This is doubly true in the tech industry, as companies who do their own thing don’t just have to reinvent the wheel, but also maintain it forever after. Collaboration and partnerships are key to doing effective business, and a common meeting ground for such collaboration is open-source technology, according to Jim Wasko, vice president of open systems development at IBM Corp. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Jim Whitehurst
President and CEO, Red Hat

Red Hat’s profit comes from a safe mix of risk and failure
As a leader in the open-source community, Red Hat Inc. remains profitable because of the company’s ability to identify the best projects and create a culture that rewards risk and allows some measure of failure. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Todd Wilson
Director, DevOps, BC Government

Open source is a two-way street for British Columbia and developers
When the government collaborates with the open-source community, information technology takes on a whole new meaning. In British Columbia, Canada, the BC Developers’ Exchange is taking a different approach to working with developers to solve problems and make the data the government owns improve the lives of citizens. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


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