Ansible Automates 2021

November 16, 202110:00 AM - 2:00 PM(GMT-05:00) 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

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

Ansible automation roadmap
Speaker: Matthew Jones, Chief Architect, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform
Rescuing Tower from the dungeon
Speaker: Tom Sorensen, Senior Platform Technical Account Manager, Red Hat
Platform 2 and tooling walk-through
Speaker: Raed Soliman, Senior Solutions Architect, Red Hat 
Automate networks of all sizes with Ansible
Speaker: Nicolas Leiva, Specialist Solutions Architect, Red Hat
Deploying an Automation Strategy
Speaker: Eric Spencer, Ansible Automation Architect, Red Hat
Using Ansible for practical multi-cloud deployments
Speaker: Emily Brand, Chief Architect, Red Hat

Bluejeans, North Carolina  Bluejeans

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

Speakers and abstracts

Session title: Ansible automation roadmap
Session abstract: This session will cover the current and future roadmap of the Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform. Where we've come from and where we’re going.
Speaker: Matthew Jones, Chief Architect, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 
Bio: Matthew Jones was one of the original developers for Ansible working on Red Hat Ansible Tower. He has over 20 years of experience building highly scalable software systems across startups and enterprise.
Session title: Rescuing Tower from the dungeon
Session abstract: Avoid common traps and confront epic problems with your Red Hat Ansible Tower installation. Learn how to defeat these villains, become the hero, and save the day—with Ansible, of course.
Speaker: Tom Sorensen, Senior Platform Technical Account Manager, Red Hat. 
Bio: Tom helps customers address technical issues and plan for the best uses of Red Hat products. Prior to his current position, he was a Solution Architect with Red Hat. Before joining Red Hat, Tom was a software engineer and system administrator for Linux and Unix systems.
Session title: Platform 2 and tooling walk-through
Session abstract: An introduction and demo of the new tooling introduced with Ansible Automation Platform 2 that is focused on the developer experience and how to build and use the new execution environments.
Speaker: Raed Soliman, Senior Solutions Architect, Red Hat 
Bio: Raed Soliman is a Senior Solutions Architect and a Red Hat Certified Engineer with over 13 years of experience in enterprise IT consulting, databases, and development. He currently focuses on automation and helping customers approach the rising need for it. Raed enjoys working with new technologies and engaging with customers to find the best solution for their unique environment needs.
Session title: Automate networks of all sizes with Ansible
Session abstract: In this session, we’ll explore what network automation is all about, what its challenges are, the most common use cases, and where to start. Learn how Ansible can help you get some easy wins, while making your network more effective, consistent, and reliable.
Speaker: Nicolas Leiva, Specialist Solutions Architect, Red Hat.
Bio: Nicolas helps organizations of all sizes to automate the provisioning and operation of IT infrastructure, services, and applications. Prior to joining Red Hat, he worked in the networking industry for 15 years, becoming a Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE) and Internetwork Expert (CCIE). He is passionate about writing open source software in Go and has a keen interest in cloud technologies.
Session title: Deploying an automation strategy
Session abstract: Stuck with ad hoc and standalone automation? Let's discuss how to level up your organization to bring about end-to-end orchestration and an automation-first culture.
Speaker: Eric Spencer, Ansible Automation Architect, Red Hat
Bio: Starting out in dialup ISP tech support in college, Eric has spent more than 20 years in the networking field. As an Ansible Automation Architect, Eric helps Red Hat customers eliminate the manual processes from their infrastructure.
Session title: Using Ansible for practical multicloud deployments
Session abstract: In the final session of the event, we’ll conduct live demos combining what you learned in the previous sessions and applying them to practical scenarios focusing on multicloud application deployments and walking through your use cases.
Speaker: Emily Brand, Chief Architect, Red Hat
Bio: Emily focuses on building complex solutions for financial services, insurance, and healthcare clients using Red Hat technologies and professional services that include automation, Containers as a Service (CaaS), Infrastructure as a Services (IaaS) and integration technologies to modernize both culture and technology.