In-Person Event

Red Hat Day Ireland

June 6, 2019Dublin 1The Convention Centre Dublin

The Power of Open Source: Connection, Aggregation & Collaboration

We welcome you to join us in Dublin at Red Hat Day Ireland, where we will explore the opportunity for ideas to become reality, allowing you to ask questions, learn from those leading digitial transformation and discover industry trends
The IT industry is filled with new buzzwords (Digital Transformation, DevSecOps, Containers, Hybrid Cloud and many more). So, how do we choose which ideas are worth exploring? We decide as a community. 
Great things happen when people and ideas come together. Open Source Technology gives us a platform for imagination, a focal point to collectively push for new possibilities. 
Red Hat Day Ireland will bring the latest and greatest in open source cloud computing, platform, virtualization, middleware, storage, and systems management technologies. So, come with questions. Leave with ideas. 
Register today and join us to discover how Red Hat in Ireland can help your business revolutionise.


9:00 – 10:00 REGISTRATION
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome, Red Hat Keynote - The Open Organisation Unlocking Ireland's Potential
Keith Lynch, Red Hat

At Red Hat we strive to bring openness to everything we do. In this session Keith will cover Red Hat's current presence in Ireland, our open strategy and how we are bringing our culture and technology to make our customers and partners successful.

10:30 – 11:00 What's Next in Innovation: 'Future Systems'
Selene Dempsey, Accenture

Enterprise tech is changing faster than ever. Boundaries are blurring. Applications are evolving into living systems of technologies, infrastructure and people — opening up new space for innovation. So what’s holding companies back? Patchwork methods of working, IT talent and systems built for another era. Bridging the innovation achievement gap demands new approaches that are more experimental, agile and resilient — supported by technology.

11:00 – 11:30 Core Banking and Open Source
Vincent O'Dwyer, Bank of Ireland

In 2016, Bank of Ireland embarked on a multi year programme to deliver a new Core Banking System. This transformation includes significant investment in a new technology platform underpinned by Red Hat Linux. This session will describe the solution Bank of Ireland is implementing and the rationale behind the technology choices made, to deliver an enhanced banking service to our customers.

11:30 – 12:00 Red Hat Summit Update
Sam Marland, Red Hat

We will be presenting the latest news and announcements from our global annual event Red Hat Summit, including major news from partner relationships, customer innovation award winners and two major product releases, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and OpenShift 4.

12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 - 13:30 Be Water, My Friend: Agile + DevOps
Leonardo Bittencourt, Ammeon Solutions

The nature of software development has changed. Agile was a response to constraining processes like waterfall, but now DevOps has taken over the conversation. Why? Is DevOps the new Agile? Is Agile dead? How does Agile and DevOps relate? What is DevOps trying to solve?

13:30 - 14:00 Set Your Teams on the Path to Greatness with Open Leadership Practices
Jeremy Brown, Red Hat

Red Hat Open Innovation Labs use open leadership practices to help clients quickly transform people into high-performing teams that deliver on innovation and transformation challenges. In this session we'll walk participants through the process and practices of forming these teams and how to create space and build APIs for teams that may not be ready for new ways of working.

14:00 - 14:30 ESB, Our Transformation to Meet Current and Future Business Needs
Dermot Mangan, ESB

In 2014, ESB identified a need to transform our existing infrastructure to meet current and future business needs. This transformation affected ESB’s major applications both internal and externally facing and would take over 4 years to implement. This transformation included both hardware and software change to be delivered concurrently while not impacting current operations and on-going projects. A key element of this transformation was our decision to utilize Red Hat Linux as part of the design. In this session, ESB will outline the rationale behind the decision, bring you through the journey we took and outline some of our future business strategies which will be built on Red Hat Linux.

14:30 - 15:00 COFFEE BREAK
15:00 - 15:30 IBM Call for Code and more: Developers respond to Global Challenges
Mark Osborn & Paddy Fagan, IBM

The IBM Call for Code Global Initiative, a worldwide competition, aims to alleviate damage caused by natural disasters by using technological solutions. This session will look at activities with direct developer involvement responding to global challenges: the Call for Code 2019, Project Owl, IBM Health Corp and Sonoma County (Calf.).

15:30 -16:00 Red Hat AppDev CoE
Michael Browne, Red Hat

Red Hat helps financial institutions simplify, automate and accelerate the technology they need to develop new opportunities through open source innovation. This presentation will provide an overview of Irish FSI customers where the App Dev Centre of Excellence build solutions on Red Hat technology to solve complex business problems.

16:00 - 16:30 Delivering a Hybrid Cloud Strategy for Digital Transformation
Daniel Becker, Red Hat

Delivering a Hybrid Cloud Strategy for Digital Transformation.

16:30 - 17:00 Engineering OpenStack for Continuous Integration
Ben Van Der Puil, Ericsson

Ericsson embarked on an OpenStack journey three years ago to move Ericsson FCAPS system called ENM to the cloud. Moving a product to OpenStack is a considerable challenge but bringing the CI tooling and KPI for test delivery are critical. This session outlines the highs and lows of delivering a CI pipeline on OpenStack with a new and evolving product.


The Convention Centre Dublin
Spencer Dock
Dublin 1, County Dublin  D01 T1W6 Ireland

Date: June 6, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London


The nearest car park to the venue is located below the venue which hosts 320 spaces and 8 disabled spaces. The car park is operated by Euro Car Parks and accepts cash and card payments. Discounted rates are available when pre-booked through Euro car parks.

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Red Hat Day Ireland is excited to bring you a varied line up of amazing Irish speakers.