Friday, January 21, 2022


Featured Speakers

Why Attend

In a constantly evolving landscape, IT leaders are forced to rethink their current strategies in order to keep up. Recently, organizations are seeing certain trends rise up and take center stage—like hybrid cloud computing, automation, and machine learning. As organizations finalize their IT plans for 2022, it’s key to meet their customers’ needs while also supporting their employees in keeping up with demand and promoting innovation. How are organizations planning to balance this? And what can you learn from their experiences?

Don't miss this expert-packed, two-hour summit created for CTOs, CIOs, IT directors, and IT professionals looking for technology trends that will impact them and their market in the new year. Get access to brand new research from Red Hat's 2022 Global Tech Outlook report, and hear what experts from Red Hat, Intel, and SAP think these insights mean for your success. We’ll share a case study of how Energy Transfer Partners was able to successfully evolve their IT to support their business and prepare for the future, and lessons learned along the way.


  • 9:00 a.m. Part 1:
    Red Hat Global Tech Outlook: An IT leader’s guide to planning in 2022
    Gordon Haff, Technology Advocate, Red Hat
    Each year, Red Hat surveys IT leaders and decision makers from across the world and in various industries to learn about where they are in their digital transformation journey and what their technology goals and priorities are for the coming year. This year, we heard from over 1,300 IT leaders who are prioritizing security, hybrid cloud computing, emerging technologies, and IT training to support their digital transformation journeys. We’ll share the findings and discuss how these results can help guide you in your technology investments for the coming year.
  • 9:30 a.m. Part 2:
    State of IT & Digital Transformation Leadership Panel Discussion
    Gordon Haff, Technology Advocate, Red Hat
    Rajesh Gadiyar, Vice President, Network and Edge Group, CTO Network Platforms Group, Intel
    During this panel, subject matter experts will evaluate insights from Red Hat’s 2022 Global Tech Outlook survey and the perceived implications for the future. During the panel, our speakers will discuss top priorities, initiatives, and areas of focus for organizations, including:
    • What are the top funding priorities for organizations like yours, looking ahead to 2022?
    • What cloud strategies are organizations adopting, where are they on their journey, and what should they be considering in the cloud computing selection process?
    • What are the biggest difficulties to address in order to move forward with digital transformation initiatives? How should IT leaders be helping their employees in this area?
  • 10:30 a.m. Part 3:
    Energy Transfer’s journey with Automation and Ansible Tower
    Javier Ruiz, Manager, IT Infrastructure Services–Database Technology, Energy Transfer Partners

    Energy Transfer LP owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United States, with a strategic footprint in all the major domestic production basins.

    Javier Ruiz, Manager of IT Infrastructure Services—Database Technology for Energy Transfer, will discuss his organization’s IT Automation journey as part of their DevOps transformation, requiring the support of multiple databases. During the session, Javier will explore how the organization is using Red Hat® Ansible® Tower as its automation solution, how automation helps his organization and the lessons learned along the way. He will show how his teams automated their day-to-day activities and streamlined DevOps operations to meet growing demand for database administrators’ operational tasks. He will also cover how these DevOps projects helped showcase automation across the company.

All sessions will include a 5-10 minute Q&A with attendees. Bring your questions!

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