Red Hat NEXT! Fall 2021

November 10, 2021Frisco, TexasEmbassy Suites Dallas Frisco Hotel & Convention Center

What’s NEXT in the world of open source?

Here’s your chance to hear first-hand from the Red Hat® Office of the CTO leadership team on what’s on their minds and where open source is heading. Learn how Red Hat is fostering innovation through emerging technologies and building the foundation for what is possible tomorrow. Hear specific insights on edge computing, security and developing cloud services, with a focus on achieving customer success and reducing complexity to make room for meaningful work.

​​Health & safety

All attendees at in-person Red Hat® events must be masked, except when eating/drinking. All attendees must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

Event terms and conditions

  Keynote/ General Sessions Speaker
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Keynote: The Next Technology Frontier
Red Hat CTO Chris Wright will talk about the evolution of open hybrid cloud and Red Hat’s vision for the future. He’ll also share his views on open source, cloud services, data and AI, hardware, edge computing, and the security that’s required at all companies today. 
Chris Wright, Chief Technology Officer, Red Hat
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Panel discussion: Helping customers succeed with open source
Ever wonder how to get the most benefit out of open source projects for your organization? Learn what you need to know to apply best practices, capture requirements and implement open source methodologies with specific customer insights and lessons learned. Hear just some of the ways Red Hat leverages open source development processes to derive tangible results for our customers and the entire ecosystem.
Deborah Bryant, Senior Director of the Open Source Program Office, Red Hat
Emily Brand, Chief Architect, Red Hat
Jianzhu Zhang, Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
11:30 am - 12:00 pm  
Evolution of computing post Moore’s Law
As hardware reached its physical limits in processors, the industry was challenged to push beyond these limits to continue improvements in speed and efficiency. As we see the curve of Moore’s Law flatten, the industry has found new ways to increase Compute performance, beyond adding more cores. Now we are seeing an explosion of general purpose hardware which can be used to offload performance-critical operations, including GPUs, FPGAs, SmartNICs, RISC-V processors, and, most recently, Data Processing Units (DPUs). Kris Murphy will provide insight on how the industry is evolving to overcome the performance bottlenecks in Compute. 
Kris Murphy, Senior Principal Software Engineer - Computational Infrastructure, Red Hat
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch  


  Edge Computing Track Security Track Developing Cloud Services Track
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. How DPUs are changing the definition of Compute
Kris Murphy, Senior Principal Software Engineer - Computational Infrastructure, Red Hat
Managing vulnerabilities in open source
Vincent Danen, Vice President of Product Security, Red Hat
Open Data Hub: From Open Source to Production Cloud Service
Sherard Griffin, Global Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Kubernetes for Edge Computing
Frank Zdarsky, Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Securing the Cloud-Native Software Supply Chain
Bob Callaway, Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Making complex open source safe for operations
Gordon Haff, Technology Evangelist, Red Hat
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Managing Edge devices
Ben Breard, Senior Principal Product Manager - RHEL and Edge Offerings, Red Hat
Using artificial intelligence in DevSecOps 
Harshad Reddy Nalla, Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Security Differently 
John Willis, Sr. Director, Global Transformation, Red Hat
4:00 p.m. Happy hour    

Embassy Suites Dallas Frisco Hotel & Convention Center
7600 John Q. Hammons Drive
Frisco, Texas  75034

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT

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  • Self parking - US$18 (voucher to be provided upon onsite check-in)
  • Valet parking - Not available


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