Hybrid Event

Ansible Automates

June 8, 20229:30 AM - 5:00 PM CTToyota Stadium - Frisco, Texas

Ansible® Automates 2022 is an in-person and live stream conference hosted by Red Hat. The right IT automation solution can unify teams and processes across an organization, ultimately transforming the way IT is delivered.

Red Hat® Ansible Automation Platform supports extensive possibilities and is designed with hybrid cloud infrastructure in mind. It is a flexible, scalable, and multifaceted automation solution that works across your enterprise, wherever your organization might be in its automation journey

Why attend?

Join #AnsibleAutomates2022 to learn how to create an automation-first approach for your organization.

Who should attend?

#AnsibleAutomates2022 is for IT business leaders and their teams:

  • IT decision makers
  • IT operations leaders and managers
  • DevOps leads
  • Enterprise architects
  • IT Ops Directors, Vice Presidents
  • Chief information Officers
  • Security professionals, and anyone interested in IT automation.

This event is not meant to provide technical instruction and training on Ansible Automation Platform. For all technical training, please view our Red Hat Training courses or our Ansible technical workshops.

Hybrid event details

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022


Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM CT

*The virtual event link will be provided via email closer to the event date.


Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM CT

Location: Toyota Stadium, 9200 World Cup Way, Frisco, Texas  75033

*Masks are encouraged but optional. In addition to having no present symptoms of COVID-19, Red Hat expects all attendees attending the event to be one or more of the following: fully vaccinated against COVID-19, recently recovered from COVID-19 or have a negative COVID-19 test result within 24 hours prior to attending the event. 

Time Session Speaker
9:30 AM -  10:00 AM CT Registration  
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM CT Introduction Brian James, Ansible GTM Specialist, Commercial Sales, Red Hat
10:10 AM - 10:50 AM CT
Keynote: Coming soon
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM CT
The value and Convenience of running Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure
In November 2021, Red Hat and Microsoft announced Red Hat Ansible Automation on Microsoft Azure. This offering delivers the same capabilities of Ansible Automation Platform 2.1, but also includes a differentiated experience for Azure customers that includes the ability to pay for Ansible through Azure billing and your Azure committed spend agreements, a fast deployment model to let you focus on automation over infrastructure operations, managed infrastructure with support from Red Hat as part of your subscription, and packaged content for Azure automation. This session will provide an overview of Ansible Automation Platform on Azure as a Managed Application and how the differentiated experience of this offering can be of value to your organization.
Scott Harewell, Principal Product Manager, Red Hat
11:10 AM - 11:50 AM CT
Disaster Recovery
In the day to day life of an IT administrator, disaster can strike at any time. This is why for a successful disaster recovery, you need to have an easily implemented plan for bringing your systems back online. Integrating Ansible with your disaster recovery plan can help to streamline fail safe systems and secure your data, quickly transition with failover systems, and get back online quickly. From tsunamis to zero day security breaches, we’ll talk about how Ansible can provide the tools necessary for a successful turnover.
Sean Anderson, Ansible Specialist Solutions Architect, Red Hat
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM CT
Lunch break
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM CT
Validated Patterns, Edge, and Imperative vs Declarative Automation
Learn about Martin and Chad’s collective experiences as customers and how this led to the work they are doing on the new Validated Pattern for Ansible Gitops as well as what a Red Hat Validated Pattern is. This session will also cover how Imperative and Declarative patterns are necessary for true gitops to happen which will be part of this latest pattern as it uses both Ansible and OpenShift to lifecycle manage applications on edge devices.
Chad Ferman, Senior Principal Product Manager - Technical, Red Hat and Martin Jackson, Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
1:20 PM - 2:00 PM CT
Saving time and money by leveraging Ansible Automation for the Cloud
Join us as we discuss a client example who had opinions on certain tools that needed to be used:
  • Pipeline: Azure DevOps
  • Source Control: GitHub
  • Cloud Provider: AWS Managed Services (AMS)
After discussing certain limitations around the continuous deployment aspects for ADO (Azure DevOps) and AMS (AWS Managed Service) for provisioning infrastructure components using an RFC (request for change) process and then turning around to installing applications based on its functionality in the environment, we quickly realized that while this can be hand-crafted/created using scripts but mostly newly created mechanisms, we wanted to offload as much as possible to a tool that is already capable of learning/understanding AWS but also flexible enough to be taught new functionalities such as the RFC process within the AWS Managed Services ecosystem.

Using common, repeatable patterns with provisioning and deploying into a cloud-based ecosystem we were able to leverage Ansible to, develop the application playbooks/workflows as you normally would for installing and configuring applications use the pre-built modules for fact gathering (information about assets within a cloud provider) and dynamic inventory, treat it as any other deployment mechanism, while also being able to address missing components or problems in the automated chain.
Jeremy Hallock, Senior Engineer, Presidio
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT Panel Q&A and discussion  
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM CT National Soccer Hall of Fame tours (optional)*  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT Networking reception*  

*Onsite activities are available for in-person attendees at the Toyota Stadium venue.

Toyota Stadium
9200 World Cup Way
Frisco, Texas  75033


Virtual: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM CT

In-person: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM CT

Any questions? Please email infrastructure@redhat.com

*Event terms and conditions.


Scott Harwell

Scott Harwell, Principal Product Manager, Red Hat

Scott Harwell is a Principal Product Manager at Red Hat for Ansible with focus on the delivery of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform offerings on hyperscaler cloud vendors such as Microsoft Azure and AWS. Prior to Red Hat, Scott held product management, development, and consulting roles for Oracle, AST Corporation, Tech Machine, and Volvo. Scott is a cloud enthusiast with experience and certifications across many cloud providers. He is passionate about automation and likes to find creative ways to improve IT, technical, and business processes.

Sean Anderson

Sean Anderson, Ansible Specialist Solutions Architect, Red Hat

Avid tech enthusiast and aspiring youtube content creator, Sean Anderson has been working in the IT field since 2011. During that time, he gained experience in several settings that have paved the way to his success as an Ansible Specialist Solutions Architect with Red Hat since 2018. In his spare time, Sean spends his time trying to learn how to make tech videos on his youtube channel, Seanderson Tech. He also has a passion for swing dancing, chess, and all things Star Wars. Sean has a wonderful wife and 2 children.

Chade Ferman

Chad Ferman, Senior Principal Product Manager - Technical, Red Hat

Chad Ferman has over 25 years of industry experience in Retail and most recently Oil & Gas / Manufacturing as the enterprise architect for Automation. He has been at Red Hat just over a year and is extremely passionate about enabling customers and partners success in solving real problems at the edge.

Martin Jackson, Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Martin Jackson is a Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, with over 20 years of experience as a Developer, Engineer, and Architect in Information Technology. He has held positions as a programmer, network engineer, systems engineer, configuration management specialist, and enterprise architect prior to joining Red Hat. He is passionate about architectures for distributed and edge deployments, and is eager to learn about new use cases and real-world constraints for those kinds of systems. Martin believes that the best solutions are open source and collaborative, and is excited to help identify and develop Red Hat Validated Patterns.

Jeremy Hallock

Jeremy Hallock, Senior Cloud Engineer, Presidio

Jeremy Hallock is a Senior Cloud Engineer with Presidio. Jeremy has over 25 years of experience in systems administration and infrastructure engineering.  He has a wide array of experience supporting complex environments, providing datacenter and cloud-based solutions.  Over the last several years he has focused on helping customers automate and optimize their environments. 

Ash Davis

Ash Davis, Principal Solutions Architect, Red Hat

Ash Davis is a Principal Solutions Architect and Technical Go-to-Market Specialist for Automation at Red Hat North America. Ash has 15 years of industry experience, the last six at Red Hat. Automation has been core to their career from their very first project, and they have been through multiple business technical transformations before coming to Red Hat and helping our customers make the same transitions. They have since seen dozens of Red Hat customers through digital transformations and have helped inform several automation strategies. Ash believes that anything worth doing twice is worth automating. 


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