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May 7th, 2018 | San Francisco   

OpenShift Commons Gathering at Red Hat Summit 2018

Where users, partners, customers, contributors and upstream project leads come together to collaborate and work together on OpenShift.

The OpenShift Commons Gathering will be co-located with Red Hat Summit!

The OpenShift Commons Gathering at Red Hat Summit will focus on talks from end users with production deployments of OpenShift sharing their use cases, lessons learned, and best practices with experts from all over the world. We’ll also discuss container technologies, best practices for cloud native application developers and the open source software projects that underpin the OpenShift ecosystem to help take OpenShift to the next level in cloud native computing. The event will gather developers, DevOps professionals and sysadmins to explore and collaborate on making OpenShift and the container technologies successful and secure at scale.


*Registration for this event will be in the “add-ons” step during the Red Hat Summit registration process*

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San Francisco, CA USA

Marriott Marquis



$99 (Added to Red Hat Summit registration at checkout)

By being co-located in San Francisco with Red Hat Summit, the OpenShift Commons Gathering will provide a platform for showcasing a full range of technologies that support the OpenShift ecosystem and help bring cloud native project communities together. We strongly encourage you to partake in the full week of events.



The day will have a mix of keynotes, panels, ted-style talks, SIG break-out sessions, plenty of time to network over local craft beers and be continuously fuelled by local baristas.

8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. Welcome to the Commons: Making Collaboration that Works
Diane Mueller (Red Hat)
9:10 a.m. State of the Union: Red Hat OpenShift
Brandon Philips & Clayton Coleman (Red Hat) Lead Architects, Containerized Application Infrastructure
9:40 a.m. Case Study: OpenShift @ Amadeus
Olivier Richaud (Amadeus) Senior Manager, Application Foundations for Cloud
Nenad Bogojevic (Amadeus) Web Architecture Expert
Pierre Dor (Amadeus) Senior Architect
10:00 a.m. Case Study: OpenShift @ Barclays
Anthony Kesterton Senior Solution Architect (Red Hat)
Simon Cashmore (Barclays)
10:20 a.m. Case Study: OpenShift @ DHL
Tomasz Ziarko (DHL), Head of ITS Cloud Center, DP DHL IT Services
Keith Tenzer (Red Hat) Sr Solutions Architect
10:40 a.m. Coffee Break
11:10 a.m. Case Study: OpenShift & Quay at Cisco
Stephen Pierce (Cisco) Technical Lead
Nara Tadepalli (Cisco) Technical Lead
11:30 a.m. Case Study: OpenShift @ Florida Blue
Phani Kanakala (Florida Blue) Sr IT Manager
Veer Muchandi (Red Hat) Principal Architect
11:50 a.m. Panel: Banking on OpenShift
Amine Boudali (Nordea) Delivery Lead
Flavio Fasano (Intesa San Paolo), Manager
Steven O'Day (Clydesdale Bank), Technical Consultant, IT Services
Felipe Hernandez Alvarez-Chas (Santander)
Rodger Donaldson (BNZ) Solutions Architect
12:35 p.m. Lunch
1:35 p.m. Case Study: OpenShift @ Elsevier
Tom Perry (Elsevier) Director, Data, Insights and Integration
Phil Griffiths (Red Hat) Senior Solutions Architect
1:55 p.m. Case Study: OpenShift @ Daimler AG
Benny Rosjat (Daimler AG) IT Architect
Patrick Tempel (Capgemini) Software Engineer, Lead
Stefan Fuetterling (Capgemini) Principal Enterprise Architect
2:15 p.m. Case Study: OpenShift @ Paychex
Mark DeNeve (Paychex) Senior Systems Engineer
Kyle Button (Paychex) Systems Engineer
2:35 p.m. Case Study: OpenShift @ Elisa
Jesse Haka, (Elisa) DevOps Specialist
Niklas Tanskanen (Eficode) Senior Consultant
Severi Haverila, (Eficode) Senior Consultant
2:55 p.m. Coffee Break
3:25 p.m. Case Study: OpenShift @ BMO
Jamil Mina (BMO Financial Group) Senior Manager, DevOps Automated Application Deployment
3:45 p.m. Case Study: OpenShift @ UPS
Mark Falto (UPS) Enterprise Cloud Architect
Jignesh Shah (UPS) Center Inside Planning and Execution
Rich West (UPS) Product Security Certification Engineer"
4:05 p.m. Case Study: OpenShift @ Syngenta
Bubba Puryear (Syngenta) IT Fellow
4:25 p.m. Case Study: OpenShift @ Lufthansa Technik
Thorsten Pohl (Lufthansa Technik AG) Enterprise Architect
4:45 p.m. Case Study: OpenShift @ Six Group
David Brupbacher (SIX Group) Head of IT Infrastructure & Operations
Codrin Bucur (Red Hat) Senior Architect
5:05 p.m. Panel: What's Next on OpenShift
Michael Hosse (Vorwerk) Senior Manager Digital Architecture
Alessandro Conconi (Intesa San Paolo) IT Specialist
Kenneth Chenis (ACI Worldwide) Chief Architect
Sverre Lenbroch (SOS International) Technology & Disruption Manager
5:50 p.m. Road Ahead @ OpenShift
Brian Gracely (Red Hat) Director, Product Strategy
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Networking Reception

*Registration for this event will be in the “add-ons” step during the Red Hat Summit registration process*


View the 2018 schedule from the London event »

View the 2017 schedule from the Austin event »

View the 2017 schedule from the Boston event »

View the 2017 schedule from the Berlin event »

View the 2016 schedule from the Seattle event »


May 7th, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103