Toronto - June 15, 2016

Energize your Enterprise with Cloud and DevOps

Join us for our 4th Red Hat Day on June 15 2016 at the Intercontinental, Toronto, where we’ll continue our tradition of bringing together industry leaders and experts to talk about the rapid evolution of the IT landscape and the complexities of building interoperable, agile, and efficient infrastructures.

In this Red Hat Day we’ll examine how enterprise and government organizations are adopting cutting-edge open source technologies and IT strategies in order to meet the challenges of 2016 and beyond.

Industry leaders presenting at this event include David Senf, VP of infrastructure solutions at IDC, Philippe Therio Thériault, Cloud solution director at Red Hat, Marco Bérubé, Sr. cloud solution architect at Red Hat, Martin Sauvé, Senior DevOps architect at Red Hat and Jean François Royer, Application platform & DevOps Specialist at Red Hat.

Whether you’re a CXO, VP, Director, or Architect, interested in seeking insight into Red Hat’s technology roadmap, our 3rd Red Hat Day will examine pressing issues including:        

  • Benefits of building a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
  • Mobile platform technologies advancing application development and deployment
  • Deploying a standard data-centre operating environment to maximize your resources, and
  • Utilizing full benefits of DevOps within existing infrastructure

To find out more about Red Hat solutions supporting enterprise and government register now.



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June 15 2016
08:00 AM

Registration & breakfast

08:30 AM

Welcoming & Introductory Notes
Luc Villeneuve — Canada Country Manager, Red Hat Canada

08:45 AM

IDC Keynote: The Impact of Next Generation Infrastructure
Virtualization, Cloud, Containers, DevOps... Where to Start
David Senf — Program Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions Group, IDC Canada

09:30 AM

Red Hat Keynote: Open Source is Programming the Digital Future
Bryan Che, General Manager, Cloud Product Strategy at Red Hat

10:15 AM

Morning Break

10:30 AM

Customer Case Study - Mark Hubbard, CIO, Fundserv Inc.

Customer Case Study - Chelian Kulendran, Sr. Architect, Express Scripts Canada

11:15 PM

Professional Services : How Red Hat helps customers with innovation 
Cory Vokey  National Leader Services Sales and Delivery, Red Hat 

11:45 AM

Red Hat Presentation:
Your IT infrastructure serving agility and innovation, not software vendors by Philippe Theriault

Red Hat Presentation:
The foundation for the Digital Transformation by JF Royer
( DevOps, microservices and containers)

12:45 PM

Lunch Break

01:30 PM

Microsoft Keynote: Microsoft and Red Hat: Stronger Together by
Keith Loo Open Source Sales & Marketing Lead at Microsoft

02:15 PM

Technical session: Getting started on Openstack today by Marco Bérubé

- Understanding most common Openstack architectures
- How to install and configure Openstack :  OSP Director vs Packstack
- Demonstration of how to install Openstack using packstack
- Leveraging containers on Openstack using Openshift or Atomic Enterprise Platform.

Technical session: DevOps - From Infrastructure-as-a-service to developing microservices by Martin Sauvé

Automating from development  to production of container based applications using Red Hat container development kit (CDK), continuous delivery and JBoss middleware.
- Introduction to microservices  (presentation)
- Development of microservices using Fuse and Red Hat Container Development Kit  (demo)
- Automated testing using JUnit, Arquillan and Maven
- Promotion of the container using a CI/CD pipeline to an OpenShift environment (demo)
- Deployment models (rolling, bluegreen, A/B…)

03:15 PM

RHUG networking session



profile-image David Senf
Program Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions Group, IDC Canada

David Senf's team forecasts and tracks the markets and competitors in cloud, servers, storage, networking, security, software tools, and virtualization. He works with vendors, the channel, CIOs and IT professionals to form a complete picture of buying patterns.

In the decade prior to joining IDC, he sold, managed and implemented IT consulting initiatives ranging from Web portals to online presence. His accumulated understanding of technology trends from a business strategy and IT "nuts and bolts" perspective enriches his research with both strategic and tactical advice. He has taught courses he developed on SOA and XML at the University of Toronto.

David has worked with and presented to thousands of Canadian organizations - and most of the IT vendor community. He is often quoted in the press on a range of leading technology trends.

profile-image Luc Villeneuve
Canada Country Manager, Red Hat Canada

As Canada Country Manager for Red Hat, Luc Villeneuve is chartered with helping to build a customer centric team singularly focused on helping Fortune 500 companies best leverage and exploit the innovation from Open Source technology in an enterprise-class manner. Luc has a demonstrated track record of helping major enterprises get the most from their information technology investments, with over 25 years of executive sales and management experience, and having previously held positions at McAfee, NCR, Sun Microsystems, Digital Equipment, BCE, GE Capital and CNC Global Limited. Luc is bilingual and holds a business administration degree from Ottawa's Algonquin College. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario's Marketing Management Executive Program and is also a certified Six Sigma practitioner. Villeneuve participates on a few advisory boards including Xromb, People To Go, and Ready Portal. Luc is active participant in many charity organizations including Big Brothers and Big Sisters along with Home suite Home. Luc was raked #12 of top news maker in 2015 by IT world Canada.

profile-image Marco Bérubé
Sr. Cloud Solution Architect, Red Hat Canada

Marco has been working in IT for more than 20 years and has been a cloud specialist at Red Hat for 3 years. As a cloud specialist, Marco helps Red Hat's Canadian customers across the country adopting cloud technologies by providing expertise and recommendations on how to leverage Red Hat's Cloud portfolio (including Openstack, Cloudforms and Openshift) to improve their agility, time to value and meet their business objectives.

profile-image Martin Sauvé
Sr. DevOps Solution Architect, Red Hat Canada

Martin is a Senior Architect at Red Hat, specializing in cloud development tools, mobile platform development, specialist methodologies, and agile I.T. His involvement in the development of web applications and mobile integration spans over 20 years. Martin worked for several research institutions, telecommunications companies and software manufacturers. Martin is always on the lookout for new technology trends, tools and processes to help customers make better use of technology, increasing efficiency, and enable I.T. to work better with business lines.

profile-image Jean François Royer
Application platforms & DevOps Specialist, Red Hat Canada

As a specialist in application platforms Red Hat, Jean-François assists Canadian companies in the adoption, development and deployment of new DevOps strategies. It effectively addresses its clients' business issues knowing to use modern technology and the latest development methodologies.

Working in the field of information technology for 10 years, he worked both for large computer companies as startups in high technology. It is also arrived at Red Hat by acquiring eNovance consulting firm in 2014.

profile-image Philippe Thériault
Cloud Solutions Director, Red Hat Canada

Philippe Thériault is Red Hat’s leader for Cloud Solutions in Canada. He’s helping Canadian enterprises to deal with the world of bimodal IT, challenge the status quo and get the most of their DevOps and digital transformation initiatives.

A visionary on data center and cloud computing technologies, Philippe is a regular speaker at industry and business conferences. He also regularly hosts strategy workshops for CIO and IT executives, providing both high-level and tactical business transformation counsel to support short and long-term growth objectives.

Philippe joined Red Hat through the eNovance acquisition where he was Chief Commercial Officer and has been involved with some of the most innovative organizations in the world. Previously, he was a business strategy advisor, helping Private Equity and Service Providers to create value for customers and shareholders. He has also held high-level marketing, business development and sales roles for Bell Canada and IBM.

profile-image Bryan Che
General Manager, Cloud Product Strategy, Red Hat

Bryan Che runs Cloud Product Strategy at Red Hat and is responsible for the overall strategic direction and go-to-market of Red Hat's entire product portfolio and how it comes together to deliver an open hybrid cloud. Previously, Bryan was the General Manager of Red Hat's Cloud Business Unit and brought to market many of Red Hat's products beyond Red Hat Enterprise Linux. He has been with Red Hat since 2002.

Bryan graduated with his bachelor's and master's degrees in Computer Science from MIT. You can follow his blog at or on Twitter at @bryanwche.

profile-image Mark Hubbard
CIO, FundSERV Inc.

Mark has over 20 years of experience providing innovative technology solutions to the wealth management industry. In January of 2014, Mark took on the role of CIO of FundSERV Inc., an organization responsible for facilitating the exchange of transactional data and settlement services as well as the automation and standardization of Business Transaction Processing. At Fundserv, Mark is responsible for designing and implementing innovative solutions intended to digitize the industry, improving the methods with which the industry interacts. Prior to his role at FUNDSERV, Mark was the Head of L&T InfoTech Fund Services Canada where he was responsible for transforming the organization into a leading provider of cloud based solutions for the transfer agency and fund accounting. Mark has his B.Sc. in Computer Science from York University and has also earned his CISSP and FLMI designations.

profile-image Keith Loo
Open Source Sales & Marketing Lead at Microsoft

Keith manages Microsoft’s Open Source and Open Government business across Canada. His team works closely with government, startups, and private sector to ensure that their solutions are cross platform and truly open and interoperable. He also manages Make Web Not War (@webnotwar), a community of Open Source and Open Government enthusiasts who bring together all technologies to do good things to empower Canadians.

profile-image Cory Vokey
Regional Leader, Consulting Services - Red Hat Canada

Cory is a technology executive with over 19 years of experience in Systems Engineering, Architecture, Development, IT Operations and Professional Services. Previous to Joining Red Hat, Cory held executive roles within Cisco , TD Bank and BlackBerry. While at TD Bank, Cory led a team of over 200 employees along with the implementation of IaaS and Hadoop. Throughout his 8 year tenure at Blackberry, Cory’s accomplishments range from developing the interface between Gmail/Blackberry (Python + Twisted), to having operational responsibility for Blackberry's 60MM subscriber services.

Born and raised in Newfoundland, Cory has held roles throughout Canada, UK and the US. He now resides in Cambridge, ON. Cory is married with two sons and enjoys training in BJJ and Muay Thai Kick boxing with his two boys.

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Date: June 15 2016

Time: 08:00 AM - 03:15 PM

Location: InterContinental Toronto Centre
225 Front Street West,
Toronto, ON M5V 2X3

Phone:(416) 597-1400



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