In-person Event

Ansible Automates Santa Clara

June 12, 2024 | 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM PT | Santa Clara, CA


Ansible® Automates is a full-day in-person conference with Ansible experts and industry thought leaders presenting trending automation topics that will help your organization deliver the right automation strategy and achieve success in the constantly evolving world. 

Red Hat® Ansible Automation Platform supports extensive possibilities and is designed with hybrid cloud infrastructure in mind. It is a flexible, scalable, and multifaceted automation solution that works across your enterprise, wherever your organization might be in its automation journey. 

Why attend?

Join #AnsibleAutomates2024 to learn how to create an automation-first approach for your organization. 

Who should attend?

#AnsibleAutomates2024 is for IT business leaders and their teams:

  • IT decision-makers
  • IT operations leaders and managers
  • DevOps leads
  • Enterprise architects
  • IT Ops Directors, Vice Presidents
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Security professionals, and anyone interested in IT automation.

This event is not meant to provide technical instruction and training on Ansible Automation Platform. For all technical training, please view our Red Hat Training courses or our Ansible technical workshops.

Registration will close Monday, June 10, 2024 at 12:00 PM PT. Due to Intel Headquarters security protocols, walk-ins will not be allowed to attend this event. Any questions? Please email


Registration & breakfast 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PT
Dan Simmons, Event Emcee 
Chris Tobias, GM Americas Technology Leadership & Platform ISVs, Intel
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM PT
Keynote: Achieving a mission-critical automation mindset

Sathish Balakrishnan, Vice President & GM, Ansible Business Unit, Red Hat

Spoiler alert: IT Ops are hard. Achieving success on Day 2 is hard. Technology sprawl. Broken and manual processes. Skills gaps. These challenges are pervasive - and they aren’t going away any time soon. To tackle them, an organization needs to approach automation so that it can help bridge operational silos, unify teams, and wrangle complexity. 

That’s why the nature, scope, and importance of IT automation has changed so much in just the past few years, growing from “nice to have,” into “strategic imperative.” With the inevitability of the AI revolution, the entire enterprise technology landscape has reached a tipping point. Soon, every organization will find itself faced with a choice - automate at the corners, and struggle to keep up - or seize the opportunity to make automation mission-critical to their organization and never look back. 

Join us as we share the Ansible vision for achieving mission-critical automation in your organization. You'll hear why it matters now more than ever and how to shift your approach to prepare the AI revolution and beyond. 

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM PT
Solving hard problems: Multi-cloud, multi-problems

Mike Dahlgren, Senior Manager, Specialist Solution Architecture, Red Hat

Embark on a quest through the treacherous terrain of software deployment and deployment! In this presentation, we will explore the labyrinth of compatibility conundrums, deployement dependencies, security snafus, and the relentless pursuit of patching perfection.

But fret not, intrepid explorers! Meet Ansible and Red Hat OpenShift®, the dynamic duo poised to tame the chaos. Together, they bring order to the chaos, automating tedious tasks and containerizing complexities. Say goodbye to manual mayhem and hello to smoother sailing!
Through insightful examples and practical insights, we'll demonstrate how Ansible and OpenShift transform the software deployment journey from a daunting odyssey into a manageable adventure. So buckle up and join us as we navigate the twists and turns of modern software and hardware lifecycle, with Ansible and OpenShift as our trusty guides!
10:30 AM – 11:05 AM PT
Break 11:05 AM – 11:15 AM PT
Accelerating IT automation: Reimagine Ansible content creation with generative AI

Keri Olson, Vice President, Product Management, AI for Code, watsonx Code Assistant, IBM

In today's fast-paced digital landscape, IT automation is a key priority for organizations aiming to remain agile and competitive. This session will explore how watsonx Code Assistant for Red Hat Ansible Lightspeed transforms IT automation workflows by leveraging generative AI for Ansible content recommendations from natural language inputs. Attendees will discover how watsonx Code Assistant can dramatically reduce the time and effort needed to develop and manage playbooks, empowering developers of all skill levels to deliver faster and more efficient Ansible content.

In this session we’ll explore:

  • The state of generative AI for coding
  • An overview of Watsonx Code Assistant for Ansible Lightspeed
  • Client experiences and outcomes
  • How to get started
11:15 AM – 11:50 AM PT
Automating the digital enterprise at scale

Girish Krishnan, Senior Principal Chief Architect, Red Hat

Digital transformation, modern application architectures, and software development practices are all driving an increasing need for automation. Automation will become the strategic differentiator for organizations that continue to accelerate innovation and deploy new business-enhancing capabilities, ranging from Artificial Intelligence to Developer Experience.

11:50 AM – 12:25 PM PT
12:25 PM – 1:10 PM PT
Partner panel: Delivering on the full promise of IT automation

Chris Tobias, GM Americas Technology Leadership & Platform ISVs, Intel
Jairam Ramaswamy, Manager Technical Alliances, Dynatrace
Tim Hull, Technical Solutions Architect, WWT
Keri Olson, Vice President, Product Management, AI for Code, watsonx Code Assistant, IBM
Kevin Morey, West Commercial Ansible Platform Leader, Red Hat 


As the complexities of modern infrastructure, applications, security, and hybrid cloud environments continue to grow, IT organizations will require a comprehensive automation strategy. Join this session to gain insights from leading IT leaders at Intel, Dynatrace, and WWT on how they're expediting business outcomes and optimizing workloads to fulfill the potential of IT automation.

1:10 PM – 1:45 PM PT
Virtualization automation: Helping you investigate, migrate, and operate your virtual machines 

Andrew Schoenfeld, Principal Specialist Solutions Architect, Red Hat

In this session, we will be discussing an alternative to virtual machines and VMwares solution.  We will talk about the challenges, lifecycle of a VM, Migration, Day 1 and 2 operations and how this can be done via Ansible Automation Platform by leveraging or existing and Newly release collections.

1:45 PM – 2:20 PM PT
2:20 PM – 2:30 PM PT
Accelerating your OpenShift virtualization journey with the power of Ansible Automation Platform

Piyush Patel, Sr. Manager - Automation Practice, Red Hat

Many companies are exploring options for their virtual machine workloads. To make it enterprise ready, Red Hat has been promoting the option of OpenShift virtualization.

Many companies have very large deployments of virtual machines. However, to be successful in migrating and managing these large workloads, an automate first mindset is needed. Ansible Automation Platform is the framework that makes this vision a reality. This is a really good example of our Better Together story.

In this session, we will discuss the major tasks and what we have in the certified content as part of the platform subscription that will help you reach these milestones.

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM PT
Introduction to Event-Driven Ansible

Andrew Schoenfeld, Principal Specialist Solutions Architect, Red Hat

Brief introduction and overview of Event-Driven Ansible. With some discussion around potential quick use cases. Bring your thoughts on how you would use EDA.

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM PT
Getting more value from ServiceNow and Ansible with Event-Driven Automation: Demo with WWT

Tim Hull, Technical Solutions Architect, WWT 

The traditional IT operations workflow has always relied on a process and procedure cycle that ultimately requires manual intervention to restore production services and resolve an active incident. In this session, presented by Tim Hull, WWT Technical Solutions Architect, we explored how the combination of Event-Driven Ansible, application telemetry, and a solid foundation of observability can be combined to deliver the ultimate in closed-loop automation to reduce incidents and after-hours troubleshooting.

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM PT
Unlocking Zero Touch Provisioning for seamless network management

Luis Valle, Specialist Solutions Architect, Red Hat

Discover how to streamline your network deployment processes with Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) using the Ansible Automation Platform. ZTP enables hands-off device configuration, minimizing manual intervention and accelerating network provisioning. Explore how Ansible Automation Platform seamlessly integrates with ZTP to automate network deployments and configurations across your infrastructure.

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM PT
Happy Hour 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM PT

Intel Corporation Headquarters - Robert Noyce building (RNB)
2200 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, California 95054-1537

Red Hat is committed to the health and safety of our customers, partners, and employees. All attendees will be expected to follow Red Hat and local guidelines regarding COVID-19. Please do not attend if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of a viral infection. Please note that all protocols are subject to change.

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM PT
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