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Thursday, November 8



Welcome Address
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Chia Wee Luen

General Manager, ASEAN, Red Hat
Wee Luen Chia is the senior director and general manager for Red Hat in ASEAN. In this role, he is responsible for the overall business management of Red Hat’s South East Asia business. Prior to Red Hat, Wee Luen was the managing director for Qlik in ASEAN. He also worked in Oracle... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 9:00am - 9:10am
Melati Ballroom 2001 - 2104


Digital transformation and the Open Organization
Marco will discuss the realities of digitization and business disruption today, and explain how Red Hat, as a leading Linux and open source provider for enterprise organizations, embraces rapid change and builds better software through broad collaboration. We’ll look at our modern, open approach to leadership, and what this means for those trying to plan and execute on today’s technology vision. We’ll talk with one or more local customers to understand their journey, and offer advice for those seeking the same success.

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Marco Bill-Peter

Senior Vice President, Customer Experience & Engagement, Red Hat
Marco Bill-Peter is the Senior Vice President of Customer Experience and Engagement (CEE) at Red Hat. CEE is responsible for increasing the value customers and partners receive from their relationship with Red Hat. In addition to technical support delivery and strategic customer engagement... Read More →
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David Robinson

Chief Technology Officer, STT Connect
David Robinson is the Chief Technology Officer at STT Connect, responsible for defining and executing the technical strategy, technology evangelism and thought leadership with STT Connect customers, partners and communities. David is a well-regarded speaker, die-hard technologist... Read More →
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Eugene Yeo

Group Chief Information Officer, MyRepublic
Eugene is Group Chief Information Officer at MyRepublic. His primary focus is on driving business agility and transformation across the regional footprint of the company, through the use of innovative technology and efficient business processes.Combining his experience in enterprise... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 9:10am - 9:50am
Melati Ballroom 2001 - 2104




BigPharm Morphs into a Digitally Transformed Business
Join us at the Red Hat Forum where you will hear about a fictional company - ‘BigPharm’ - that needs to digitally transform. Hear how an acquisition enables them to modernize their IT Infrastructure, while taking the journey to a digitally transformed business, better equipped to compete in their market. Based on the same business and technology challenges that face many organizations today - you’ll get first hand experience on how this mature company acquires an upstart business; becomes competitive; and races ahead of their competition.

See how they are able to fund this critical work, and the challenges and market realizations that BigPharm experiences - not unlike many organizations today.

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Brendan Paget

Product Marketing, Platform, Asia Pacific, Red Hat
Brendan leads the execution of the Platform technologies, including go to market, and strategy. He has had over 30 years experience in the IT industry, with roles in the USA, Taiwan, New Zealand, and now Singapore. He joined Red Hat in October 2016.
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Hendra Sutanto Poh

OpenShift Technical Marketing Manager, Asia Pacific Office of Technology, Red Hat
Hendra Sutanto Poh is the Technical Marketing Manager for OpenShift at Red Hat for the Asia Pacific Region. In this capacity, he owns the OpenShift portfolio and supports the Red Hat Sales and Pre Sales team primarily with a technical and evangelist focus for OpenShift. Hendra helps... Read More →
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Kingsley Wood

Director, Infrastructure Business Group, Asia Pacific, Red Hat
Kingsley leads the execution of the Infrastructure Business Group's strategic and go to market plans across Asia Pacific, including the platforms, management, hybrid cloud and storage technologies. He joined Red Hat in March 2015 as Director of Cloud Solutions for the Emerging Products... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 10:35am - 11:35am
Melati Ballroom 2001 - 2104


Relevance of Infrastructure to DevOps
Discussion on emerging trends of application development. It is sub-optimal that application and infrastructure are heading 2 independent paths. There are several synergies that can be leveraged if these two efforts are aligned. Other than speed of deployment, important to consider day 2 operation. With the right integration in place, application owners will not experience the typical infrastructure delay; yet able to benefit from of modern SDN infrastructure, and other technologies that can help customers in adopting containers technology.

In a hybrid cloud environment, portion of application will be on-prem, off-prem. With these application sprawling across different type of public/private clouds, applications are spin off in different forms (virtual machine, microservices, physical servers, etc ). It is imperative to consider consistent security policies, solid day 2 operation to resolve unforeseen problems quickly, and portability of these applications across clouds.

The infrastructure need to evolve to go beyond providing connectivity. In today’s environment, security need to be integrated into the infrastructure; Network Analytics becoming an important tool to combat new threats.

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Lai Kwai Seng

Technical Solution Architect, ASEAN Data Center Sales, Cisco
KwaiSeng ( CCIE Emeritus ) was involved in designing infrastructure across public sector, enterprise and service providers for more than 2 decades. With 20 years of experience in Cisco, accumulated wealth of experience on planning, designing and implementing infrastructure for major... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 11:35am - 12:05pm
Melati Ballroom 2001 - 2104


Lunch | Solutions Showcase
Thursday November 8, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm
Orchid Ballroom 4201 - 4305


Build a Hybrid Cloud and Paint it Red
Cloud is the new norm. Enterprise customers need to use private and public cloud solutions to become more agile and competitive. However, it is still challenging to build hybrid cloud architectures for the majority of customers. Core applications are running on legacy systems and architectures. The cloud is a solution to modernizing your applications and infrastructure. CIOs now have a cloud strategy, many with a cloud first policy. However, IT organizations have old tools and are not fully virtualized. IT does not have data, open, hybrid, or other, policies for the cloud. IT doesn’t have the talent or experience to consume open source: the engine for innovation. Developers have fully deployed applications to production in a public cloud, and public cloud spending is impacting infrastructure budgets.

This session will talk about the business factors, the technology challenges, solutions, and the implementation experience moving to cloud. 

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Tsai Li Ming

Senior Solutions Architect, Singapore, Red Hat
Liming is a Senior Specialist Solutions Architect at Red Hat, Singapore. At Red Hat, he is regarded as one of the chief Red Hat CloudForms Subject Matter experts within the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining Red Hat, Liming has worked in engineering, R&D, and technology leadership... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Melati Ballroom 2001 - 2104


Automate the Remediation of Performance Issues
Microservices provide flexibility, hyperscale and room to grow for today's digital technology enterprises. However, successful operation and maintenance of large-scale microservices infrastructures can be challenging for DevOps teams. To effectively manage these environments, automation is key. See how Red Hat and Dynatrace are transforming the current approach, providing deep visibility into applications and the complex IT environments and creating a process for auto-remediation of performance issues - and deliver increased benefits for less effort.

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Myrvin Yap

Solution Architect, Dynatrace
Myrvin is part of a dynamic team of Architects in Dynatrace. With over 10 years of experience in the IT industry, he has helped many organizations realized the potential of IT Automation and Performance Engineering in an ever-changing and complex IT landscape.

Thursday November 8, 2018 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Orchid Junior Ballroom 4211 - 4212


Modern Deployment Trends for Databases
Application development and deployment processes are undergoing massive changes with the adoption of agile and DevOps culture. With Cloud, Containers and CI/CD backing this cultural change, applications are getting modernized with rapidity. Many times, it is perceived that databases hold back the pace at which these modern applications can be rolled out. Our talk Modern trends in Postgres deployments will throw light on simplifying deployment on public, private clouds and VMware. Also know more on automating Postgres deployments, and deploying Postgres Platform in a Container environment.

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Alok Mishra

Solution Architect, EDB Postgres
Alok is an IT professional with 12+ years of experience spanning Oracle & PostgreSQL/EDB Postgres Database Administration, Consulting/EDB Professional services and EDB certified PostgresSQL trainer. He has been working with EnterpriseDB for 5 years and has worked as Sr Support Engineer... Read More →
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Kaustubh Patwardhan

Director – Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, Ashnik Pte Ltd
Kaustubh Patwardhan is Ashnik’s Director for Southeast Asia (SEA) and Hong Kong. He leads sales, strategy and business development for the region. Kaustubh joined in 2013 and heads Ashnik’s SEA enterprise open source business with responsibility for strategic planning, channels... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Melati Ballroom 2001 - 2104


Path to Cloud-Native Application Development: 8 Steps
As most organizations do not have the luxury of completely rebuilding their technology foundation or immediately adopting new practices and mindsets, they are embracing gradual yet fundamental shifts in culture, processes, and technology to support greater velocity and agility. With software increasingly key to how users engage with businesses and how businesses innovate to stay competitive, the speed of application development and delivery is the new digital business imperative. The cloud-native approach describes a way of modernizing existing applications and building new applications based on cloud principles, using services and adopting processes optimized for the agility and automation of cloud computing.

In this session, we provide an 8-step roadmap to guide your cloud-native application journey. 

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An Nguyen

Application Development Solutions Director, ASEAN, Red Hat
An Nguyen is a seasoned AppDev Solutions Specialist with years of architecting, designing and building highly scalable, resilient, distributed systems. Witness how technology is drastically changing the world and disrupting many industries nowadays, he has a strong belief that open-source... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Orchid Junior Ballroom 4211 - 4212


The Automation Journey: Red Hat Management
IT operations management is important regardless of your organization's stage on the journey to DevOps. Whether you're struggling to improve management for your traditional environment, are fully cloud-native, or anywhere in between, Red Hat Management solutions like Red Hat Ansible Automation are key to achieving greater efficiency, productivity, and agility. 

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Anthony Lin

Cloud Automation Specialist, SEATH, Red Hat
Anthony was a DevOps engineer from Ericsson working on the AT&T Integrated Cloud/Network Cloud project in the United States. In this role, he has used Ansible to deploy and upgrade more than 50 customized OpenStack cloud clusters across the U.S and international production sites... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Melati Ballroom 2001 - 2104


API-Centric Agile Integration: APIs to iPaaS
No industry is safe from being disrupted by nimble and fast moving new entrants. WhatsApp is a great example of a 50 person startup which almost wiped out the $33bn global SMS market of the Telco giants. Today's most important business capability is agility. Realizing business agility requires different infrastructure and capabilities. Agile Integration is an architectural approach that helps deliver faster and adaptable services. Attend this session to learn about API-centric agile integration, Red Hat's agile integration products and customers who have embarked on this journey.

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Phoon Woh Shon

Senior Solutions Architect, ASEAN, Red Hat
Woh Shon is a Senior Solutions Architect for ASEAN at Red Hat, covering Middleware, Mobile Application Platform and Platform-as-a-Service. He is mainly responsible for architecting and delivering technical solutions for customers using Red Hat technology. Prior to Red Hat, Woh Shon... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Orchid Junior Ballroom 4211 - 4212



Securing and Automating The Multicloud on an OpenShift and OpenStack Platform
Red Hat and Juniper Networks has expanded its collaboration to provide a simplified and more secure path to mutlicloud. This session explains how this initiative can provide a unified and secure platform for the enterprise; designed to manage and run applications and services on any virtual machine (VN), any container and any cloud environment by extensively integrating Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat OpenStack Platform with Juniper Contrail Enterprise Multicloud. The session also touches on technological features in Contrail suits of products including Appformix which can help Enterprise and Telco alike improve the ease with which they can deploy and operate cloud solutions, from SaaS to IaaS to PaaS to NFV.

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Hey Chee Weng

Senior Consulting Engineering Specialist, Juniper Networks
Chee Weng is a Senior Consulting Engineering Specialist in the Juniper Contrail Business Unit, focusing on Contrail SDN solutions and Appformix within APAC. He has extensive experience in both technical and business domains, leveraging his overall consulting abilities to provide value... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Melati Ballroom 2001 - 2104


Using Process Automation Technology to Build Cloud-Native Business Applications
Business process automation is a way by which companies automate complex processes and streamline them for simplicity, improving the customer 's experience.  With the new  functionality of Red Hat Process Automation Manager, Red Hat is enabling business users in developing intelligent business automation apps using modern microservices architectures.  Utilizing OpenShift, Red Hat is becoming the leader in providing containerized business automation for simple, scalable and secure deployment of decisioning and process automation apps. Learn more from practical case studies on how companies such as BBVA, Aviva and Railinc are using new technologies - including cloud-native, containers, microservices, and case management to improve operational efficiency and automate complex processes.

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Ron Sengupta

Senior Solutions Architect, Singapore, Red Hat
Ron Sengupta is an Enterprise Solution Architect for Red Hat in Singapore. He is a "full stack" Solution Architect with a background in SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) and DevOps.Ron has over 15 years of relevant experience, prior to joining Red Hat Ron worked for companies like... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Orchid Junior Ballroom 4211 - 4212


IT Transformation with Containers and DevOps
The convergence of cloud, containers, AI, automation, and open source is rapidly transforming IT operations technologies, best practices, and skills. DevOps proves to be a game-changer for enterprise IT departments wanting flexibility and speed in supporting their product development teams. In this session, we will discuss enterprise challenges and the impact of DevOps on the business, plus why leadership should be a key aspect of their strategy.

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Hoo Chuan Wu

Senior DevOps Specialist, SEATH, Red Hat
Chuan Wu has over 2 decades of experience in the IT industry and is a practising solutions architect who has designed and implemented a number of DevOps projects for banks, FSI and other clients'  DevOps journey.

Thursday November 8, 2018 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Melati Ballroom 2001 - 2104


Accelerate Application Development and Delivery
As organizations shift from monolithic applications to microservices to improve application development, they often experience difficulties in implementing effective DevOps processes. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform was designed to enable organizations to easily develop, deploy, and manage both traditional and cloud-native applications across on-premises and cloud environments. Learn how to get started with the newly designed AWS Quick Start. This Quick Start enables customers to easily take advantage of Red Hat OpenShift on AWS and its selection of frameworks and services to accelerate their application.

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Tim Robinson

APAC Partner Solutions Architect, AWS
Tim Robinson is an architect and speaker with over 15 years’ experience in the IT industry. He has worked as a consultant and technical advisory in architecture roles for major financial customers including Citibank, UBS, Barclays and Morgan Stanley and vendors including VMware... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Orchid Junior Ballroom 4211 - 4212



Bring Your Business to the Cloud, 'N' Apps at a Time
Why modernization is no longer an option, and how with Red Hat you can:
  • Analyze individual apps to find the best route for modernization for each of them
  • Containerize to decouple existing apps from underlying infrastructure
  • Replace expensive, proprietary components & custom code with open-source & community-backed, container-optimized alternatives
  • Gradually move from monolithic to microservices-based architecture

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Kapil Shukla

Senior Enterprise Architect, Singapore, Red Hat
Kapil is Senior Enterprise Architect at Red Hat working with global and local FSI customers. Spending majority of his professional time in different roles such as software developer, product manager and now as an enterprise architect, Kapil strives to educate and help customers in... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Orchid Junior Ballroom 4211 - 4212


How to Fund Your IT Innovation
Red Hat’s Infrastructure Migration Solution can help organizations accelerate their digital transformation journey without increasing their costs, allowing them to invest in transformative technologies such as containers, automation, and multi-cloud management by lowering the cost of their existing infrastructure investments.

The solution achieves this by analyzing the cost of the existing infrastructure and providing an alternative virtualization platform for both new growth and existing workloads. New workloads can be delivered on the alternative platform in an automated fashion with self-service ensuring IT can quickly recreate the workloads on future platforms, such as public clouds without a heavy burden. Existing workloads are then analyzed and migrated using a proven methodology to ensure all business requirements are satisfied for the workload, such as migrating within proper change control windows and having approvals from needed stakeholders.

Finally, the savings realized from the infrastructure migration, often 40-50% over the existing long-term commitment are used to accelerate adoption of technologies around multi-cloud management, automation, and containers.

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Sean Sim

Cloud Solutions Director, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, Red Hat
Sean Sim cares for Red Hat’s cloud portfolio. Over the past 5 years, he has worked in the region with customers looking at hybrid cloud and helped customers realise their digital transformation journey and optimisation needs for modern applications.

Thursday November 8, 2018 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Melati Ballroom 2001 - 2104