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IT automation becomes an enterprise imperative

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Richard Henshall

Senior Manager, Product Management, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Red Hat

Richard Henshall is Senior Manager of Ansible Product Management at Red Hat and responsible for the Ansible Automation Platform strategy. With 16 years of experience in Financial Services IT across a range or operational, design and Architecture roles. As well as being an Ansible customer before joining the Red Hat team, he brings a customer focused viewpoint to compliment the strong engineering capabilities of one of the most popular open source projects.

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Ansible Product


Learn how Red Hat is connecting today’s traditional platforms with tomorrow’s container platforms at the edge with updates to Ansible Automation Platform.

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Matt Jones

Automation Platform Architect, Red Hat

Matthew Jones is responsible for the design and architecture of the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. He was previously the architect responsible for Ansible Tower and before that, he was the lead Ansible Tower developer. He takes pride in being one of the first hires for Ansible, working on Tower in 2013

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Future of Automation


Hear about Ansible Automation Platform's new capabilities that connect people, processes, & domains, to help reach end-to-end automation.

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Chris Wright

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Red Hat

Chris Wright is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Red Hat. He leads the Office of the CTO, which is responsible for incubating emerging technologies and developing forward-looking perspectives on innovations like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, distributed storage, software-defined networking and network functions virtualization, containers, automation and continuous delivery, and distributed ledgers.

During his 25+ years as a software engineer and 15+ years as a Linux® developer, Wright has worked in Linux security, virtualization, networking, and telecommunications, as well as high-availability and distributed systems. He is passionate about open source software serving as the foundation for next-generation IT systems.

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Automation at the Edge


Gain insight into how organizations use automation across teams in their shift from a traditional IT approach to a distributed computing model.

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Robyn Bergeron

Senior Manager, Ansible Community Architecture, Red Hat

As Ansible’s Community Architect, Robyn Bergeron 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 sysadmin, program manager, business analyst, and developer advocate in past lives, and started her career in open source at Red Hat, where she was the Fedora Project Leader — and 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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Ansible Community


See how the Ansible community’s shared love of automation is leading to new opportunities amidst uncertain, changing times.

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Dylan Silva

Senior Principal Program Manager - Technical, Red Hat

Dylan is Senior Principal Product Manager for Ansible Automation at Red Hat. He got his start as an early Core community member in the early days of Ansible and now manages the product roadmap for Ansible Core. He's a self-proclaimed Linux and OSS diehard and Internet geek. He is a devoted father to his #Ansipup, Honey. You can follow him on Twitter and GitHub at @Thaumos

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Demo #2 - "What's coming"


See where automation is headed in the future and the bright possibilities with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform that are yet to come.

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Walter Bentley

Senior Manager, Automation Practice, Red Hat

Walter Bentley is a Red Hat Automation Practice Senior Manager and author with a diverse background in production systems administration and solutions architecture. He has 20 years of experience in sectors such as online marketing, financial, insurance, aviation, the food industry, education and technology. In the past, he was typically the requestor, consumer and trusted advisor to companies in use of customer facing technologies. This also included assisting customers in building, designing and deploying private clouds built on OpenStack. As well as, professional services engagements around operating OpenStack clouds and DevOps engagements focused around Ansible.

Today, he’s an automation advocate and cloud educator. He presents and speaks regularly at OpenStack Summits, AnsibleFest and other technology conferences, plus webinars, blog posts and technical reviews. His first book, ‘OpenStack Administration with Ansible’ was released in 2016.

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Demo #1 - "Now"


See how you can be innovating with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform today.

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Kaete Piccirilli

Senior Manager, Ansible Product Marketing, Red Hat

Kaete is the Senior Manager, Product Marketing for Ansible Automation at Red Hat. Prior to joining Red Hat Ansible, she was the product marketing manager for a DevOps implementation training and consulting company. She received an undergraduate degree from Clemson University and an MBA from NC State University. Kaete enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters and is an avid supporter of the Clemson Tigers. You can follow her on Twitter at @kaetepiccirilli

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Emcee


Kaete Piccirilli helps you make the most of your AnsibleFest Virtual Experience with details on keynotes, demos, how you can connect with Ansible Experts, and more.

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Christian Emery

Manager, Technology Operations, CarMax

With 20 years of experience in technology, Christian has worn many hats from engineering to leadership. Most recently, he leads engineering teams responsible for private cloud and CI/CD platforms at CarMax. Passionate about automation, he is always striving for better business outcomes through DevOps principles.

He enjoys spending time with his family, sharing his love of the outdoors and (of course) technology.

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Driving efficiency and innovation with Ansible


See how people, process, and technology improvements helped CarMax implement efficient, standardized automation across the organization.

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Petar Bojovic

Director of Technology Infrastructure, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Petar Bojovic, Director of Technology Infrastructure at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina has over 20 years of experience in information technology solutions, he is responsible for leading teams dedicated to the detailed design and planning of automation, data center and cloud infrastructure technology futures. He is able to produce cost efficient solutions through excellent communication and collaboration using available resources. This detailed oriented technical and business leader has a background in a fast-paced competitive environment driving technical and business teams toward organization objectives.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina: Deliver and deploy infrastructure faster with automation


See how automation helps Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina save time and control costs for major infrastructure projects.

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Alex DeVirgilis

Principal Infrastructure Design Engineer - Linux, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Alex DeVirgilis is a 4-year Linux Enterprise Engineer, and 8-year Enterprise Wintel/VMware/AIX/RHEL admin. Old enough to remember a few CICS Mainframe Menus, how to rebuild Win2K, and rotary-phones, and young enough to love RHEL8 Appstreams, Tower, and all things Satellite. Currently enjoying a substantial immersion in Tower at BCBSNC, solving for Automation in the RHEL space, and extending Tower to empower other business units.

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Q&A With Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina


Customer Q&A: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina discusses how to use planning and processes to automate enterprise IT challenges.

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Pavan Mutyala

Senior Infrastructure Design Engineer - Automation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Pavan Mutyala, Senior Infrastructure Design Engineer - Cloud and Automation at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Engineering Team. He is responsible for designing and implementing complex automation strategies for IT Infrastructure Automation to increase operational efficiency and reduce project time lines using Ansible, Ansible Tower. Primarily focusing on VMware, Windows and Linux Automation. He works with other Engineering and Application teams to design and implement enterprise-wide automation strategies, enable and upskill their talent through their automation journey.

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Q&A With Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina


Customer Q&A: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina discusses how to use planning and processes to automate enterprise IT challenges.

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Tobin Shay

Manager, IT Infrastructure Solutions, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Tobin Shay, Manager of IT Infrastructure Solutions is responsible for the management of Linux, AIX, Openshift, AWS and Automation platforms at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Hired as a driver of change, his over 30 years of experience in the Information Technology industry enables him to focus his team on implementing cost effective and time saving innovations in the BCBSNC compute environment.

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Q&A With Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina


Customer Q&A: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina discusses how to use planning and processes to automate enterprise IT challenges.

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Benjamin Blizard

Network Engineer, T-Mobile

Benjamin Blizard is a Senior Network Architecture Engineer at T-Mobile USA, INC within the Network Infrastructure Engineering organization. Over the past three years he has been responsible for transitioning retail’s network infrastructure and deployment strategies into a unified automated solution using Red Hat’s Ansible application. During this time, he has been instrumental in creating innovated automated systems, helping build team relationships, reducing retail’s network deployment times by 80%, along with bringing retail’s network compliancy to within 99%. In addition, he has helped trained many of his peers on Ansible and is a key member of T-Mobile’s Systems and IP Solutions Automation team. Ben received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and currently resides in sunny Seattle, Washington.

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T-Mobile: Using automation to build and optimize networks


Explore how T-Mobile uses automation to standardize processes and rethink approaches to projects, including implementation of 5G technology.

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Ananth Suryadevara

Principal System Administrator, PRA Health Sciences

Ananth is a Principal System Administrator at PRA Health Sciences with 8 years of experience in Information Technology, his areas of expertise include DevOps, Business Intelligence & Infrastructure Automation. He is managing Ansible Automation within PRA to design, build, and deploy automated solutions that could solve any repeatable & time consuming tasks and leading the Ansible center of excellence program to create a cultural transformation within the organization.

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Q&A with PRA Health Sciences


Customer Q&A: See how PRA Health Sciences used executive support and a partnership with Red Hat to save time and money by automation repetitive tasks.

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David Lianes

Operation Systems Manager, Cepsa

Nacido en 1970. Tecnico Especialista en Informática de Gestión. Empleado en Cepsa desde 1994. Siempre trabajando en grupos dentro del Área de Explotación y concretamente con los sistemas Linux. Actualmente en varios proyectos, siendo uno de ellos el de Automatización.

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Cepsa: Automation from day one up to SAP and beyond (En Español)


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Francisco José Martín Pérez

Automation Manager, Cepsa

Nacido en 1980. Técnico Superior en Sistemas de Telecomunicación e Informáticos. 16 años de experiencia en IT, comenzando con el reto de ser responsable de informática en una empresa de construcción. Posteriormente he pasado por distintos puestos en Sevilla, Madrid y Bilbao, hasta llegar a la Refinería La Rábida de Cepsa en Huelva en 2011, administrando redes y sistemas. En diciembre de 2019 llego al cargo de Automatización en la oficina central de Madrid.

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Cepsa: Automation from day one up to SAP and beyond (En Español)


Curate your experience

These channels are built with IT job roles in mind, but you can curate your experience based on skill level, integrations in your organization, and the topics that interest you the most.

Agenda at a glance

Tuesday, October 13th: Automation Now

For Day 1 we're focusing on connecting automation with customers and communities to show how people are innovating with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform.

Open all day

Virtual Open Lounge

9:00-9:30am

Keynotes:
Ansible Community update
Ansible Product update

9:30-10:00am

Customer spotlights:
CarMax
Cepsa

10:00-11:00am

Breakout sessions

11:00-11:30am

Live Q&As
Bring your Qs to connect with automation experts

11:30am-12:00pm

Breakout sessions

12:00-12:30pm

Live Q&A: Common Connections - Diversity and Inclusion in Open Source Communities

12:30-1:00pm

Public Sector: Live Q&As

1:00-2:00pm

Breakout sessions

2:00-2:30pm

Customer spotlights:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

2:30-3:00pm

Connect and network with other attendees

3:00-3:30pm

Live demo

3:30-4:00pm

Live Q&As
Bring your Qs to connect with automation experts

4:00-4:30pm

Breakout sessions

Wednesday, October 14th: Automation Next

Day 2 is all about where we see automation going in the future, from serverless to edge and the bright possibilities with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform yet to come.

Open all day

Virtual Open Lounge

9:00-9:30am

Keynotes:
Automation at the Edge
Future of Automation

9:30-10:00am

Customer spotlights:
T-Mobile

10:00-11:00am

Breakout sessions

11:00-11:30am

Live Q&As

11:30am-12:00pm

Breakout sessions

12:00-12:30pm

Live Q&A: Common Connections -Applying open source principles to diversity and inclusion with Sam Knuth, Allie DeVolder, and Koren Townsend

12:30-1:00pm

Telco: Live Q&As

1:00-2:00pm

Breakout sessions

2:00-2:30pm

Customer spotlights:
PRA Health Sciences

2:30-3:00pm

Connect and network with other attendees

3:00-3:30pm

Live demo

3:30-4:00pm

Live Q&As

4:00-4:30pm

Breakout sessions

*Times listed are in Eastern Time. Topics and scheduling are subject to change. On-demand replays will be made available at the end of each general and breakout session.

Thank you to our 2020 Ansible Certified sponsors

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Thank to our 2020 sponsors

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