Financial Services and Insurance Roundtable with Red Hat

March 18, 20213:30 PM - 5:30 PM(GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Join Red Hat® experts Alessandro Petroni, Global Director Strategy and Solutions for the Financial Services, and Jeff Picozzi, Global Insurance Lead, Product Marketing, as they address trends unique to the insurance industry. The rapid adoption of digital platforms has created significant opportunities across the insurance industry. Insurers looking to tap into new technology and deliver innovation throughout the value chain. Using open APIs to tie disparate systems together can open products and services to a broader ecosystem, creating new opportunities to improve the experience of your policyholders, agents, employees, and partners.

As we all practice our region's recommended distancing standards, we miss the opportunity to bring everyone together in our usual Red Hat affair. We thought we'd take the opportunity to take part in a different type of networking event. Therefore, we are excited to invite you (and any other adults at your home, age 19+) to join us, with other Red Hat customers, for the virtual networking event after the open table.

Participation in our virtual event is as easy as 1,2,3, kindly follow our instructions below:

    • Please complete the registration form on this page. We are collecting your address and birthdate for shipment purposes only. Please note: you must register by Friday, March 12th, in order to receive the package in time to participate. An adult age 19+ will be required to sign for the package.
    • In advance of the virtual networking portion, you'll receive a package to enable you to participate in the networking portion.
    • At 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 18th we'll all join a Bluejeans session (information to be shared via email) to connect with Red Hat to participate in the open table focused on the Insurance field, and to connect with your peers. At 4:15 p.m. we ask your partner to join everyone in the networking session with a sommelier.


3:30 p.m. Opening notes
3:35 p.m. Open table discussion  
4:30 p.m. Networking session

Thank you, and we look forward to raising a virtual toast to you!

-The Red Hat Canada Team

Virtual event details

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021

Any questions? Please email

3:30 p.m. Opening notes
3:35 p.m. Open table discussion  
4:30 p.m. Networking session

Bluejeans, North Carolina  Bluejeans

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


Jeff Picozzi
Principal Product Marketing Manager, FSI - Global Insurance Lead
Red Hat

Jeff works with insurance customers to share the value of open source technology and solutions. He also works with Red Hat product leads to champion the needs of financial services customers. With more than 20 years of experience, he has a keen understanding of insurance companies, the challenges they face, and the solutions that can enhance their business.

Alessandro Petroni 
Director - Global Head of Strategy and Solutions for FSI
Red Hat

He leads the business and technology strategy to accelerate the adoption of Red Hat open source technologies in the FinServ/FinTech industry working with customers, technology and service partners across product management, engineering, marketing and sales.

In his role Alessandro leads Red Hat in assisting banks in the go-to-cloud journey, adopting DevOps, influencing Red Hat R&D to focus on solving Finserv line of business' challenges developing open-source reference architectures and open collaborative environments.

Prior to Red Hat, Alessandro has spent sixteen years serving top financial institutions including Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch Bank of America, Societe Generale, Citicorp and Deutsche Bank.  He has covered leading roles as a consultant covering engineering, operations, software development, and consulting. As banking IT director he has implemented mission-critical distributed solutions for capital markets and retail banking, managing large international teams.

Alessandro graduated in Master Computer Engineering and Business Administration at the University of Trento, Italy, and lives in New York.


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