In-Person Event

OpenShift: The Platform for Big Ideas

January 30, 2020Vancouver, British ColumbiaJW Marriott Parq Vancouver


Running applications in containers can be tricky. Red Hat OpenShift 4.0 empowers developers to innovate by simplifying and automating the cloud. It’s the next generation of Red Hat’s trusted enterprise Kubernetes platform, reengineered to address the complexity of managing container-based applications in production systems. It’s designed as a self-managing platform with automatic software updates and lifecycle management across hybrid cloud environments.  

What you can expect to learn at the Business track: 

  • How OpenShift 4 is engineered to address the complexity of containers
  • The true business value of OpenShift
  • The lessons learnt by customers
  • Network with peers currently on their OpenShift journey
What you can expect to learn at the Technical track event:
  • Create applications in containers using Kubernetes native development
  • Work in multiple development languages and frameworks to create new cloud native applications
  • Transform and optimize traditional applications
  • Utilize serverless applications, integration and workflows
  • Bring security and monitoring to your applications

Red Hat OpenShift helps teams build with speed, agility, confidence, and choice, letting developers focus on coding rather than dealing with Kubernetes operations.

Business agenda

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast and registration   
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Introduction and setup of the day
Claudes Reeves, Country Manager, Red Hat
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Executive Keynote - OpenShift 4 - Customer Success Before and After the Chasm
Brian Gracely, Director of Product Strategy, Red Hat
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Morning break  
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
The first 50 clouds - Observation in the Canadian Market for OpenShift Adoption
Paul Pinkney, Chief Technology Strategist & Senior Director - Solution Architecture, Red Hat 
Mike Cardy, Chief Technology Strategist & Director - Solution Architecture, Red Hat
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Innovation Lab
Cory Vokey, Director - Consulting Services, Red Hat
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Customer story
Todd Wilson, Director - BC Developers' Exchange, BC Government
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Networking and lunch  

Technical agenda

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Introduction Mike Cardy, Chief Technology Strategist & Director - Solution Architecture, Red Hat
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Day-in-the-life of a developer with OpenShift 4 tools and technologies Veer Muchandi, Senior Principal Architect, Red Hat
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Kubernetes-native Java 
James Falkner, Technical Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Morning break  
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. How to architect a cloud native and reactive application environment
Interactive Demo - MW on OCP
S.M. Shaaf, Technology Evangelist, Cloud Native Runtimes, Red Hat
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch  
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Customer testimonials and videos - Customers who are Developers and/or Operators featuring a panel of Solution Architects Panel of Solution Architects
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. OpenShift 4: Infra/Ops with demos Brian Gracely, Sr. Director Product Strategy, OpenShift, Red Hat
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Closing remarks  

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
39 Smithe St
Vancouver, British Columbia  V6B 0R3

Date: Thursday, January 30

Time: 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

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