Event

Red Hat Partner Conference EMEA

  • June 18, 2017 to June 21, 2017
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Congress Center Messe Frankfurt




EMEA Partner Conference

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Ashesh Badani
  • Ashesh Badani
    Vice President OpenShift, Red Hat

    Ashesh Badani is responsible for Red Hat's OpenShift business unit, focused on the company's container application platform offerings and strategy. Previously, he oversaw product line management and marketing for Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Middleware portfolio. Prior to joining Red Hat, Badani served as director of product management and product marketing of integration and application platform products at Sun Microsystems and has over 15 years of experience in the technology and finance industry in established and emerging companies.

  • Paul Cormier
  • Paul Cormier
    Executive Vice President and President, Products and Technologies, Red Hat

    Paul Cormier leads Red Hat's technology and products organizations, including engineering, product management, and product marketing for Red Hat's technologies. He joined Red Hat in May 2001 as executive vice president, Engineering.
    Cormier's leadership and experience in enterprise technology has led to the introduction of Red Hat's acclaimed line of enterprise products, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux®. He has been instrumental in forging tight partnerships with many leading technology companies.
    Before Red Hat, Cormier served as senior vice president of research and development at BindView, helping the company achieve market leadership in 2000.

  • Margaret Dawson
  • Margaret Dawson
    Director of Global Product Marketing, Platform & Solution Marketing, Infrastructure, Red Hat

    A 20-year tech industry veteran, Margaret is a frequent author and speaker on cloud computing, big data, open source, women in tech, and the intersection of business and technology. Currently, Margaret leads global product marketing at Red Hat, the world's leading open source software company.
    Prior to Red Hat, she was Vice President of Product Marketing and Cloud Evangelist for the cloud computing division of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. Margaret has worked and traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, and North America. She was a foreign correspondent for BusinessWeek magazine, and spent ten years in the Greater China region, consulting with many technology companies and governmental agencies.

  • Petra Heinrich
  • Petra Heinrich
    Vice President Partners & Alliances EMEA, Red Hat

    Petra Heinrich joined Red Hat in January 2007 and is responsible for the development and execution of Red Hat's partner strategy and sales across EMEA. This includes the indirect go-to-market strategy and execution with distributors, solution providers, system integrators, OEMs, ISVs, CCSP's (Certified Cloud Solution Provider) and associated programs. With over 20 years experience in partner management and business development, Petra Heinrich is a champion for open source collaboration to deliver innovative solutions for today's business challenges leveraging Red Hat's business partner network and global alliances. Previous stations in her career included Lotus, IBM, Suse and Novell.

  • Gunnar Hellekson
  • Gunnar Hellekson
    Director of Product Management, Linux and Virtualization, Red Hat

    Gunnar Hellekson is the Director of Product Management for Red Hat's Linux, Virtualization, and Atomic container product lines. Before that, he was Chief Strategist for Red Hat's US Public Sector group. He is a founder of Open Source for America, one of Federal Computer Week's Fed 100 for 2010,and was voted one of the FedScoop 50 for industry leadership. He was a founder of the Military Open Source working group, a member of the SIIA Software Division Board, the Board of Directors for the Public Sector Innovation Group, the Open Technology Fund Advisory Council, New America's California Civic Innovation Project Advisory Council, and the CivicCommons Board of Advisors. He perks up when people talk about commoditization and the industrial mobilization of World War II.

  • Michel Isnard
  • Michel Isnard
    Vice President EMEA, Red Hat

    Michel Isnard is responsible for leading the regional management team and managing the relationship with Red Hat customers and partners, as well as promoting Red Hat's innovative value-proposition to answer the challenge of Digital Transformation that all Enterprises are facing together with a focus on shifting enterprise computing from proprietary to open source technology solutions across the entire region.

  • Werner Knoblich
  • Werner Knoblich
    Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEA, Red Hat

    Werner Knoblich is responsible for developing and executing Red Hat's business strategy across Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). His primary focus is on sales, marketing, and services. Since joining Red Hat in 2003, Werner has led the EMEA region to consistently exceed financial targets and deliver innovative solutions to overcome customer business challenges in both established and emerging markets.
    Prior to joining Red Hat, Werner spent more than 6 years working in the IT asset management sector for MainControl and MRO in the United States. Werner began his sales career working for USU Softwarehaus in Germany.

  • Franz Meyer
  • Franz Meyer
    Vice President, Strategic Business Development, EMEA, Red Hat

    Franz Meyer joined Red Hat in 2001 and is based in the Paris office. For the first 12 years of his career at Red Hat, Franz held responsibility for the development of Red Hat's business opportunities in Western and Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa. He now leads a strategic initiative to accelerate new business opportunities and the adoption of new products in Red Hat's portfolio (Middleware, Virtualization & Cloud, Storage) across the EMEA region.

  • Craig Muzilla
  • Craig Muzilla
    Senior Vice President, Application Platforms Business, Red Hat

    Craig Muzilla is responsible for Red Hat's application platform, middleware, and Platform-as-a- Service (PaaS) businesses. He leads the OpenShift and Red Hat JBoss Middleware businesses and is also responsible for Red Hat's overall developer programs across Red Hat's product lines. Muzilla is leading Red Hat's efforts in cloud computing for application development through its PaaS offering, OpenShift, and middleware services for PaaS.
    Prior to his current position, Muzilla was vice president and general manager of the Red Hat JBoss Middleware business, which he helped grow to 12 products in five different market segments. He helped establish the strategy for Red Hat's middleware portfolio and helped Red Hat expand beyond Linux to other infrastructure market segments. He also executed several acquisitions to grow the business and to add broader capabilities to Red Hat's product lines.
    Prior to Red Hat, Muzilla held senior positions with many emerging and established infrastructure and middleware software businesses. He was senior vice president, Marketing and Business Development at MetaMatrix when it was acquired by Red Hat. He is on the Board of Directors of ownCloud, Inc.

  • Arun Oberoi
  • Arun Oberoi
    Executive vice president, Global Sales and Services, Red Hat

    Arun Oberoi leads Red Hat's Global Sales and Services organization, including Red Hat's commercial and public sector sales, channel, and alliance sales, as well as Red Hat's consulting services. He joined Red Hat in May 2012.
    Before joining Red Hat, Oberoi led and repeatedly built rapidly scaling businesses for multiple technology organizations, from start-up companies to midsized and multibillion-dollar global organizations.

  • Mike Piech
  • Mike Piech
    Vice President and General Manager, Middleware, Red Hat

    Mike Piech is vice president and general manager of Middleware at Red Hat, where he is responsible for leading the product marketing, program marketing and product management teams responsible for the JBoss section of enterprise middleware products.
    Prior to Red Hat, Mike was vice president of product marketing at Magnet Systems, where he developed Magnet's platform messaging and open source strategy. Before Magnet, Mike was vice president of product management and marketing at Engine Yard, following five years at Oracle and BEA with product responsibility for Java, WebLogic, Exalogic, GlassFish, Coherence, Tuxedo, and developer tools. Before BEA Mike ran product management at Dorado (acquired by First American CoreLogic), a SaaS solution for mortgage banking. Mike began his career at Sun Microsystems in engineering roles in areas ranging from MPEG video coding to development tools before moving to product marketing for Enterprise Java.

  • Sebastian Rohr
  • Sebastian Rohr
    CTO and Managing Director, accessec GmbH

    In 2001 Sebastian Rohr received his Master of Management & Engineering from TU Hamburg-Harburg, majoring in Production Technologies and Information Management. His career led him from roles as Security Consultant at Siemens AG, ICN Division (1998 to 2002), Research Associate and PhD Candidate at Fraunhofer SIT (2002 to 2004) as well as Solution Strategist for IAM at CA (formerly Computer Associates between 2004 and 2006) to being appointed as Chief Security Advisor at Microsoft in 2007. After retiring as CSA, he co-founded accessec GmbH were he is CTO and Managing Director till today.

  • Hans Roth
  • Hans Roth
    Vice President Services, EMEA, Red Hat

    Hans Roth joined Red Hat in 2016 and is based in Munich. He is leading Red Hat's services business across EMEA. Red Hat Services is supporting Red Hat's customers with consulting, training and certification to succeed with Red Hat technology.
    Prior to Red Hat, Hans was Vice President Service Delivery unit for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise for Central Europe. He was holding several positions within the Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services EMEA Management Team before. Hans is a leader for Business Process Management, IT Strategy, System Integration and Strategic Outsourcing for many years. He has managed large, complex and multinational team during his 20+ years in the IT industry.

  • Tim Yeaton
  • Tim Yeaton
    Executive Vice President Marketing, Red Hat

Travel information

  • Congress Center Messe Frankfurt
    Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
    60327 Frankfurt am Main
    www.congressfrankfurt.de

    Please note that accommodation is not included in the conference fee and therefore hotel reservation needs to be done independently. Red Hat EMEA Partner Conference participants can select from a number of different hotels in the area with special prices for attendees. These are available until 19th May, 2017 but only via this link.

    If you have any questions just send us an email.

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