Red Hat Forum Asia Pacific 2021 Opens Perspectives to Accelerate Innovation in the Hybrid World Through Open Source Technologies

Virtual event opens door to a wider audience to learn and share stories of open innovation, transformation and resilience

SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that industry experts, key business decision makers and Red Hat partners gathered virtually for Red Hat Forum Asia Pacific 2021, one of the premier open source technology events in Asia Pacific. It is currently being held in six countries, from Oct. 13 – Nov. 04, 2021.

With the theme “Open Your Perspective”, the 11th iteration of this annual event seeks to provide opportunities for participants and attendees to collaborate via their shared experiences, innovations, and insights. By fostering deeper collaboration, Red Hat Forum Asia Pacific aims to broaden perspectives on how an open hybrid cloud can help enterprises discover new solutions and tools to innovate, create new business models and chart a path for a digital future.

According to Red Hat’s recent State of Enterprise Open Source report, infrastructure modernization is the top use of enterprise open source software. This number continues to grow, with 64% of enterprises now citing it as a top use, from 53% two years ago. As more enterprises migrate to the cloud, it’s important for businesses to build the flexibility to run applications across environments without having to rebuild applications, retrain employees, or maintain disparate environments. This can be achieved through open hybrid cloud, which provides the speed and agility for a more flexible cloud experience that accelerates digital business transformation.

Marjet Andriesse, general manager and vice president for Red Hat in Asia Pacific, commenced the Forum with a keynote that discusses digital transformation in the new world and how enterprises can effectively use new technologies and open source to drive this change.

At the Forum, attendees also gained insights into the latest topics of the open source space, including how managed cloud services enable enterprises to move to their cloud service of choice easily, building hybrid cloud infrastructures that meet present and future needs, and harnessing the power of cloud technology to launch AI/ML projects.

The Red Hat APAC Innovation Awards 2021 also recognized customers for their creative thinking, determined problem solving and innovative use of Red Hat solutions. Standard Chartered Bank, Chunghwa Telecom, and Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance were among the organizations that received accolades last year for their outstanding use of Red Hat open source solutions.

Other event highlights:

  • Keynote and breakout sessions spread across four IT tracks – open hybrid cloud, cloud native development, automation – focusing especially on the financial services and telecommunications industries
  • Key topics addressed include:

    • Red Hat’s Approach to an Open Hybrid Cloud Strategy
    • Telco – On the Edge: Will Telco 5G Investments Succeed?
    • Fast track AI/ML projects with an open hybrid cloud framework
    • Accelerating innovation in the hybrid world through open source
    • Better Together: Bridging Automation for Hybrid Cloud Deployments
    • A Path to successful Automation Adoption Journey
    • Data Engineering and Analytics for AI/ML: Developing a prediction model for digital banking customer churn
  • Success stories from customers who have successfully utilized open source solutions to drive innovation, automation, and AI/ML
  • Showcase of Red Hat Innovation Award APAC 2021 winners
  • Live demos that allow attendees to explore Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud solutions including OpenShift

Supporting Quotes:

Marjet Andriesse, general manager and vice president, Asia Pacific, Red Hat

“The pandemic has encouraged investment in cloud infrastructure, and more enterprises are adopting open source technology in their organizations. With this year’s Red Hat Forum event, we are excited to share how enterprises can challenge boundaries and leverage open source to further drive digital transformation through innovation, while increasing resilience. The virtual format ensures we can reach a wider audience and continue driving open source adoption by cross-pollination of ideas, success stories and insights.”

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