Virtual Event

Ansible Automates 2021

March 24, 202111:00 AM - 3:30 PM(GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Ansible Automates 2021 is a virtual conference that will help your organization deliver the right automation strategy and achieve the cultural change needed to succeed in the constantly evolving digital transition. With cloud and DevOps, automation can enable open methods of working that build business resilience and innovation in less time with lower costs. Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform lets you scale, create better governance, and speed operations while delivering agility and flexibility to your IT organization.

Your team

Align your group with other IT teams through DevOps practices.

Your business

Create opportunities for collaboration and a culture of success while you navigate hybrid cloud.

Why Attend?

Join #AnsibleAutomates2021 to rethink your business in all senses using automation.

The decision to make a change most often requires a catalyst or a compelling event. Sometimes that impetus is industry specific or the increased use of multiple cloud services within your organization. Sometimes it’s a catastrophic outage, which leads to a loss in revenue. Other times, it’s a global shift in how companies manage their business, including the need to accommodate flexible work arrangements without warning. IT automation can help give organizations the ability to do more with less, while scaling their infrastructure. Join us to find out about best practices and trends in IT automation for use case scenarios.

Who Should Attend?

Developers, Architects, IT Leaders, VP's, CXO

11:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
Joe Fitzgerald, VP & GM Management Business Unit, Red Hat
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
DevOps automated governance
John Willis, Senior Director of Global Transformation Office, Red Hat
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Transformative automation with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform
Marc Petrivelli, Managing Architect, Automation, Red Hat
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Enterprise automation, your pass to the fast lane
Speaker: Damien Eversmann, Sr. Solutions Architect, Red Hat
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Coming soon

Bluejeans, North Carolina  Bluejeans

Time: X:XX a.m. - X:XX p.m.

Session abstracts

DevOps automated governance (11:15 a.m. -12:00 p.m. EST)
John Willis, Senior Director of Global Transformation Office, Red Hat

John Willis is the Senior Director of the Global Transformation Office at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, he was the Director of Ecosystem Development for Docker, which he joined after the company he co-founded (SocketPlane, which focused on software-defined networking for containers) was acquired by Docker in February 2015. Before founding SocketPlane in Fall 2014, John was the Chief DevOps Evangelist at Dell in which he joined following the Enstratius acquisition in May 2013. He has also held past executive roles at Chef and Canonical. John was one of the earliest cloud evangelists and is considered one of the founders of the Devops movement. John is the author of 7 IBM Redbooks. He is also the co-author of the “Devops Handbook” and “Beyond the Phoenix Project” along with author Gene Kim.

As more DevOps practices are automated, it becomes harder to capture the data required to ensure all security and compliance concerns are met. Organizations need an automated process to track governance throughout the entire software delivery process, so they can attest to the integrity of all assets and to the security of all running applications. This paper is intended to guide organizations on implementing an automated process for tracking governance throughout the deployment pipeline by providing a reference architecture to help guide organizations on how to design and implement automated governance throughout the delivery pipeline. A sample use case is also provided to further enforce these best practices.

Transformative automation with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform (12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. EST)
Marc Petrivelli, Managing Architect, Automation, Red Hat

Marc Petrivelli is a Managing Architect in the Red Hat Automation Practice focused on delivering Red Hat Ansible Tower and Red Hat Ansible Engine. His guiding principles when engineering and delivering solutions are simplicity and scalability.   

Marc has more than 18 years of software engineering and IT infrastructure experience across financial, defense contracting, and cloud service provider industries. As a development lead, Marc has been successful at guiding architecture, design, implementation, and testing for large-scale projects.   

Marc is a technology generalist with varied interests. On the software engineering side, he is interested in programming languages, design patterns, and frameworks.  Interests in the IT infrastructure domain include cloud orchestration and automation as well as development of continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) solutions.

As organizations navigate the new realities of an ever-changing enterprise ecosystem, IT automation has become an imperative boardroom conversation. IT executives need more than a tool to get their company where it needs to be. They need a long-term strategy—and a true automation platform—that contributes to the organization’s overall digital transformation. Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform can help by giving organizations the ability to do more with less, while scaling their infrastructure. During this session, we’ll explore an IT executive’s role in adopting and growing an automation solution for success, connecting technology, processes, and teams to deliver more business value.


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