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AnsibleFest 2021: Automate. Innovate. Accelerate. - 0:30

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Walter Bentley

Senior Manager, Automation Practice, Red Hat

Walter is a Red Hat Automation Practice Senior Manager and author with a diverse background in production systems administration and solutions architecture. Walter has more than 20 years of experience in many areas including online marketing, financial services, insurance, aviation, education, technology, and the food industry. In his day-to-day, Walter helps enterprise organizations build automation strategies with repeatable patterns and blueprints focused on developing an automation-first mindset. His passion is to evangelize the energy and connecting power of automation within the technology realm. As a part of his role at Red Hat, Walter has the pleasure of managing a team of automation experts who work directly with clients driving customer success, as well as demonstrating the benefits of making automation a universal language between IT organizations. Walter loves presenting and speaking regularly at conferences like Red Hat Summit, AnsibleFest, plus participating in webinars, blog posts, and technical reviews. His first book, OpenStack Administration with Ansible, was released in 2016.

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Robyn Bergeron

Senior Manager, Ansible Automation, Red Hat

As Ansible’s Community Architect, Robyn focuses on building bridges between Ansible and other open source communities, as well as steadily scaling Ansible’s framework for collaboration and contribution as the community continues to grow. Robyn has been a systems administrator, program manager, business analyst, and developer advocate, and started her career in open source at Red Hat, where she was the Fedora Project Leader. She continues to follow her passion of inspiring, enabling, and empowering contributors today at Red Hat as leader of the Ansible community team.

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Joe Mills

Director, Strategy & Transformation, Discover

Joe has more than 10 years of experience in operations, automation, and consulting across a number of industries and has worked at companies such as Boeing, IBM, and Discover Financial. In his current role at Discover, he leads Discover’s enterprise consulting organization, and is responsible for transforming operations through management consulting, Lean projects, and automation. He leads Discover’s process automation strategy and value delivery, and formerly was responsible for leading Discover’s Lean transformation journey, focused on capabilities, targeted problem solving, and strategy.

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Devi Sankar

Principle Engineer, United Airlines

Devi has been working with United Airlines for 21 years. For the last 15 years Devi has been working for Linux team. Devi works closely with the middleware team and other application teams, and is also the team lead for Linux and UNIX operation. Devi works closely with the security team on remediating vulnerabilities, and has experience with OpenShift and Kubernetes. Devi supports the clustering technologies in the Linux area at United and is very passionate about new technology and automation because automation helps systems administrators manage their work life better and avoid long working hours.

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Agenda at a glance

Discover which activities—from sessions to demos—are happening each day of AnsibleFest.

Wednesday, September 29: Automating with agility

Join the Ansible community for a series of keynotes, breakout sessions, and demos designed to help you move forward faster with automation.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform product announcements
  • Demo
  • Ansible community keynote
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Breakout sessions
  • Live Q&As
  • Expo hall
1:00 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.
  • Customer spotlight: United Airlines
  • Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform product announcements
  • Demo

Thursday, September 30: Automating in collaboration

Explore activities and sessions that will support your automation goals through a collaborative approach.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform product announcements
  • Customer spotlight: Discover
  • Demo
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Breakout sessions
  • Live Q&As
  • Expo hall
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Community keynote: Communities of practice
  • Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform product announcements
  • Demo

*All times are in EDT and subject to change. General and breakout sessions will be available on demand at the end of each session.

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