Virtual Event

Ansible Automates

December 5, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 3:40 PM (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Ansible® Automates is a full-day virtual conference with Ansible experts and industry thought leaders presenting trending automation topics that will help your organization deliver the right automation strategy and achieve success in the constantly evolving world.

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 #AnsibleAutomates2023 to learn how to create an automation-first approach for your organization. 

Who should attend?

#AnsibleAutomates2023 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.



Introduction & Housekeeping

Matt Smith, Director, Chief Architect Organization, Red Hat CTO’s Office

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform roadmap and automation futures

Scott Harwell, Senior Principal Product Manager, Red Hat

As automation becomes increasingly important to successful IT management, and the needs and complexity across traditional, hybrid, cloud, and edge deployments adds to the challenges organizations face, the need to tame the complexity and maximize value from your investments is more important than ever. Ansible and the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform are focused on delivering business value and traversing the many domains that make up modern IT-led organizations, whether it is solving deep technical automation, complimenting advanced platforms like Red Hat OpenShift, providing consistent management across multiple clouds, or expanding to the edge. Ansible and Red Hat's offerings can help solve and scale automation capabilities across the width and breadth of your IT environment to remove manual steps, exponentially scale your in-house skills, and maximize efficiencies to free up resources and focus on what matters to your organization.

10:15 AM – 10:40 AM

The Ansible Automation Developer: What Is New and Ahead

Frank Wu, Automation Sales Specialist, Red Hat

Content is the lifeblood of automation. The more quality content you can generate that is aligned to a broader automation strategy, the greater the benefits for your organization.

Learn how Red Hat is investing in its automation development tools and user experience. We'll define the role of an enterprise automation developer (aka content creator). We'll also provide a brief overview of Ansible content and developer tools, such as ansible-lint, Molecule, VS Code, and Ansible Lightspeed, which can be used today to develop automation content easily with best practices in mind. The talk will conclude with a look at the enhancements planned for the Ansible automation developer experience in the coming months and years.

10:40 AM – 11:10 AM


11:10 AM – 11:25 AM

Ansible Automation Platform from Cloud Marketplaces

Scott Harwell, Senior Principal Product Manager, Red Hat

As organizations move their infrastructure from self-hosted to hyperscaler vendors, those organizations typically establish agreements to buy infrastructure and software from the hyperscalers to receive an infrastructure discount.  Red Hat has cloud marketplace offerings that allow customers to buy Ansible Automation platform from hyperscaler marketplaces, which allow customers to get the value of Ansible Automation Platform while deducting from these committed-spend budgets.  This session will provide an overview of the different buying and deployment options that Red Hat provides across cloud vendors, including managed application and self-managed offerings, that make it easy to deploy and manage Ansible Automation Platform in the cloud.

11:25 PM – 11:55 AM


11:55 AM - 12:55 PM

Automate the Automation Platform

Devin Parrish, Senior Specialist Solution Architect, Ansible

One of the primary benefits of automation is that it helps eliminate manual, error-prone tasks, bringing us faster results more consistently. When discussing automation, we often think about our infrastructure, operating systems, and applications, but what about the Ansible Automation Platform itself? In this talk, we will discuss the Ansible collections available to achieve this and run through a quick demo.

12:55 AM – 1:25 PM

Speed up your Automation: Ansible performance tuning

Raed Soliman, Associate Principal Specialist Solution Architect, Ansible

Ansible is amazing at configuring systems, deploying software, orchestrating advanced workflows to support application deployment, system updates, and more. As organizations grow their usage of Ansible to cover more of these uses, it is important for users to think about performance, and how to optimize it to improve its speed and performance. In this session we will discuss some of the areas to consider for optimization, as well as some strategies and tips to speed up the overall performance of your automation.

1:25 PM – 2:10 PM


2:10 PM – 2:25 PM

The beginners guide to Event-Driven Ansible

Phil Avery, Principal Ansible Specialist Solutions Architect, Ansible

Event-Driven Ansible is a new way to enhance and expand your automation. By providing the event-handling capability needed to automate time-consuming tasks to respond to changing conditions in any IT domain, It allows you and your team to have more time to focus on interesting engineering challenges and new innovations. In this session we will walk you through all the steps to get started with EDA, and highlight some of the event sources from Red Hat and Red Hat's partners.

2:25 PM – 3:10 PM

Automating with AI: Ansible Lightspeed

Bart Wolinski, Associate Specialist Solution Architect, Ansible

In this session we will cover the joint effort between Red Hat and IBM - Ansible Lightspeed with IBM watsonx Code Assistant, and how it can help you harness the power of generative AI to help developers create Ansible content more efficiently.

3:10 PM – 3:40 PM
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