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OpenShift Commons Gathering at Red Hat Summit 2023

May 22, 2023 | 8:00 AM6:00 PM EDT | Boston, Massachusetts

Where users, partners, customers, contributors and upstream project leads come together to collaborate and work together across the OpenShift Cloud Native ecosystem.

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Event Overview

This OpenShift Commons Gathering is on May 22 on Eastern Standard Time (EST)

This OpenShift Commons Gathering will be held live in Boston, Massachusetts. As always, our focus is on creating a space for peer-to-peer interactions. This Gathering will focus on Case Studies from and by End Users with production deployments of OpenShift sharing their use cases, insights into their workloads and lessons learned along the way. Topics covered during this Gathering include hybrid cloud infrastructure, cloud-native development, and new Emerging technology initiatives.


Boston, Massachusetts
The Westin Boston Seaport Hotel


Monday, May 22, 2023


Included in your Red Hat Summit Registration

This OpenShift Commons Gathering will be held on Eastern Standard Time (EST). Please note: Attendees are required to register for Red Hat Summit. OpenShift Commons Partner Reception is open to all registered OpenShift Commons Gathering attendees and starts at 5:00 p.m. Red Hat Summit Reception follows the OpenShift Commons Partner Reception.


Code of Conduct: We follow the Code of Conduct of other events such as KubeCon. Similarly we are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events, whether they are held in person or virtually. All event participants, whether they are attending an in-person event or a virtual event, are expected to behave in accordance with professional standards, with both this Code of Conduct as well as their respective employer's policies governing appropriate workplace behavior and applicable laws.

COVID-19 Health + Safety Information: CNCF is committed to our attendee's health and safety; this remains our top priority as we continue to monitor COVID-19 and look to the venue, local, state, CDC, and WHO guidelines to make the best and most informed decisions around onsite safety and requirements.

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See sessions from previous gatherings

8:00 AM
Registration Opens
9:00 AM
Welcome to the Commons: Collaboration in Action
9:10 AM
OpenShift: The Road Ahead Mike Barrett (Red Hat)Derek Carr (Red Hat)
9:40 AM
OpenShift Futures: Containerized Wasm Dan Walsh (Red Hat)
10:00 AM
Key Note: Application Modernization Journey Sonia Pereira (Advance Auto Parts)
10:20 AM
Case Study: Audis Digital Transformation to reduce friction and boost time-to-market Sebastian Kister (Audi AG)
10:30 AM
User Experience Design at Red Hat Andy Braren (Red Hat)
10:50 AM
Coffee Break
11:10 AM
Case Study: Safely navigating storm clouds with OpenShift John Call (Red Hat)Sean Webb (NOAA/Raytheon)
11:30 AM
Case Study: Overcoming Fake Cloud in Telco Jerrad DeBolt (Sasktel)Aaron Chartier (Sasktel)
11:50 AM
Case Study: Taming the pets: Managing a heterogenous and sovereign multi-cloud container platform Michael Gruener (SBB)Lukas Reusser (SBB)
12:10 PM
Case Study: How IBM TechZone Manages thousands of OpenShift clusters with Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management David Stacy (IBM)Dmitry Zhukovski (IBM)
12:30 PM
Lunch Break
2:00 PM
Case Study: The journey to modernization through culture and technology John Maciocci (Citizens Bank)Suresh Ganesan (Citizens Bank)
2:20 PM
Case Study: CI/CD Blocks - A guide to scalable, consistent, composable CI/CD Leigh Grealis (Lloyds Banking Group)Sal Elrahal (Red Hat)
2:40 PM
Case Study: Driving the evolution of Banco Original financial services Henrique Romao Oliveira (Banco Original)Gabriel Sampaio (Red Hat)
3:00 PM
Coffee Break
3:20 PM
Case Study: The Use of Development Services and Enablement Teams to Guide Technical Implementation Jim Wittermans (ABN AMRO Clearing Bank)
3:40 PM
Case Study: How Brightly is Synergizing Its Product Portfolio with Technical, Product and Culture Transformation Shane Rowley (Red Hat)
4:50 PM
Closing and Opinionated Guide to Red Hat Summit Karena Angell (Red Hat)


Aaron Chartier

Adam Sykes
Deloitte Consulting

Andy BrarenUser Experience Design
Red Hat

Chris WrightCTO
Red Hat

Christophe FargetteTechnical Lead
Red Hat


Cockroach Labs


Crunchy Data

Dan WalshSenior Distinguished Engineer
Red Hat

David StacyCloud Architect and DevOps Strategist

Dell Technologies

Derek CarrSenior Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat

Dmitry ZhukovskiPrincipal Solution Architect

Gabriel Sampaio
Red Hat

Henrique Romao Oliveira
Banco Original


Jeff BrentDirector of Product, Red Hat ACM
Red Hat

Jeremy EderDistinguished Engineer
Red Hat

Jerrad DeBolt

Jim Wittermans
ABN AMRO Clearing Bank

Joe FernandesVP and GM, Hybrid Cloud Platforms
Red Hat

John CallSolutions Architect
Red Hat

John Maciocci
Citizens Bank

Ju LimSenior Manager, OpenShift Product Manager
Red Hat

Karena AngellPrincipal Product Manager, OpenShift
Red Hat

Kirsten NewcomerDirector, Security Product Management, Hybrid Platforms
Red Hat

IntroKirsten Newcomer leads the Security Pillar PM team for the Hybrid BU platforms BU. Our team is responsible for RH ACS, OpenShift and OpenStack security and compliance and we work closely with OCP PMs and security professionals across Red Hat.


Leigh GrealisSenior Engineering Manager
Lloyds Banking Group

Lukas Reusser

Michael Gruener

Mike BarrettVice President of Product Management, OpenShift
Red Hat

Peter Lauterbach
Red Hat

Pure Storage

Randeep KhaundSenior Manager, Cloud Engineering
Deloitte Consulting

Sal Elrahal
Red Hat


Satish PuranamTechnical Leader – Cloud
Ford Motor Company

Sean Webb

Sebastian KisterKubernetes Competence Center Lead
Audi AG

Serena ChechileSenior Principal Product Manager
Red Hat

Shane RowleyTransformation Architect
Red Hat

Sonia PereiraLead Architect
Advance Auto Parts

Suresh Ganesan
Citizens Bank

Tracy RankinVice President, Software Engineering
Red Hat

Tushar KatarkiDirector of Product Management for OpenShift Core Platform
Red Hat

World Wide Technologies


May 22, 2023 | 8:00 AM6:00 PM EDT

The Westin Boston Seaport Hotel
425 Summer Street Boston, Massachusetts 02210
Boston, Massachusetts