Please join us at OPEN'18 to receive all needed updates on what is happening in

Open Source.

In one single day, you will meet all enterprise-ready Open Source players. You will

learn what's hot & what's not in the Open Source landscape today!

Visionary speakers will unfold their expectations for the future and give you insights which will give you competitive advantage.


Do not miss this opportunity to be back on track with your Open Source projects & register now!


08:30 - 09:00    Welcome coffee

09:00 - 09:10    Welcome OPEN'18

09:10 - 09:55    Keynote The Linux Foundation

Klaus Behrla, Business Development Director Training at the Linux Foundation will elaborate on where the Linux & Cloud Foundation are working on today. Curious about the trainings?


09:55 - 10:30    Managed Kubernetes: What? Why run it yourself?

Kubernetes has taken the container orchestration landscape by storm, but it still is a fast-moving and complex infrastructure to manage. In this session we look at what your options exist in the Kangaroot managed Kubernetes offering and what the advantages are for your organisation.

10:30 - 10:50    Break

10:50 - 11:15    Red Hat

Ludovic Aelbrecht, Senior Solution Architect at Red Hat


Beginning of the year, Red Hat announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CoreOS.

What does CoreOS bring to Red Hat?





11:15 - 11:40    Azure platform, open {source} for business!

Bart Van Wonterghem, Partner Technology Manager at Microsoft


At Microsoft, open source is a part of their day-to-day approach to cloud innovation. Find out what differentiates Azure from others.







11:40 - 12:30    Product Shootout

A quick shout out by all our sponsors. What's new? What are they investing in? What do they want to show us?

All that in a brief, sweet session of a couple of moments. After lunch we can take a deep dive.


12:30 - 13:30    Lunch

Andrew Shingler

Senior Solution Advisor EMEA at Zimbra


Zimbra 8.8 deep-dive




Zimbra Collaboration is the world’s leading open source messaging and collaboration solution, trusted by more than 5,000 companies and public sector customers, and over 500 million end users, in over 140 countries.


Zimbra includes complete email, contacts, calendar, file sharing, tasks and messaging/videoconferencing, all accessed from the Zimbra Web Client via any device. You can deploy Zimbra as a traditional on-prem install or through a Zimbra hosting provider.


This presentation covers the most robust version of Zimbra ever: Zimbra Collaboration 8.8.8.




13:30 - 14:10




15:10 - 15:50


15:50 - 16:30



Customer experience by Kangaroot

14:50 - 15:10


Gaby Schilders

Sales Engineer at EnterpriseDB


An enterprise open source stack deserves an enterprise open source  database



Everything is heading to open source because of agility. The most conservative component is the database. This talk explains why that is a good thing, until it is not anymore and what to do next, but mostly how to tell the difference.


Tom D’Hont

Sales Engineer at SUSE


SUSE Manager:

Get control over your Linux estate



Eat... Sleep... Patch... Repeat…


Ever wondered how to get a grip on your entire Linux estate? SUSE Manager is a central tool that does it all. Updating your Linux machines, running CVE audits, making sure your machines are not been tampered with, we even provide support for your Red Hat machines.





Mandi Walls
Technical Community Manager at Chef EMEA


Inspec: Turn your compliance, security,
and other policy requirements into automated tests


InSpec is an open source testing framework for infrastructure with a human- & machine-readable language for specifying compliance, security, and policy requirements. Using a combination of command-line and remote-execution tools, InSpec can help you keep your infrastructure aligned with security and compliance guidelines on an ongoing basis, rather than waiting for and then remediating from arduous annual audits.


This talk covers the basics of working with InSpec 2.0, writing tests to reflect your organisation’s security guidelines, and managing InSpec as part of a high-velocity workflow.


14:10 - 14:50

Tom D’Hont

Sales Engineer at SUSE


Store your cloud data on

software defined storage



Adopting a Cloud strategy enables you to deliver faster on customer demands and be more agile in your IT environment, but what with your data?

Did you already plan your next storage migration project? Software Defined Storage from SUSE enables you to scale-out with the heartbeat of your enterprise leaving migration projects to the past. The newest release of our product (version 5) is based on Ceph Luminous, doubling the performance with Bluestore and introducing encryption. Encrypting both your data and your S3 connection to your cloud infrastructure will get you compliant with Horizon 2020 guidelines.


Maria Luisa Raviol

Senior Sales Engineer at MariaDB Corporation


Using MariaDB TX and MaxScale

to meet GDPR



The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), one of the most important changes in data privacy regulation in 20 years, took effect May 25, 2018. The regulation includes a number of new policies requiring organizations to protect the data privacy of all individuals within the European Union (EU).


MariaDB TX, a complete database solution for any and every enterprise, includes the security features your organization needs to ensure personal data is protected. MariaDB TX supports encryption of data at rest, data in motion, and data in use. MariaDB TX supports auditing of database events, enabling security and compliance monitoring as well as attack forensics. The database proxy supports the pseudonymization of personal data with the data masking filter, configurable on a per-column, per-user basis.

Maria Luisa Raviol

Senior Sales Engineer at MariaDB Corporation


Delivering fast, powerful and scalable analytics



MariaDB AX, delivers a modern approach to data warehousing that enables customers to easily perform fast and scalable analytics with better price performance over proprietary solutions.


MariaDB AX expands the highly successful MariaDB Server, creating a solution that enables high performance analytics with distributed storage and parallel processing, and that scales with existing commodity hardware on premises or across any cloud platform.

Kangaroot experts speak



Migrate from on premise environment to Azure driven cloud environment



How to start building an open source environment in the cloud? Whether you’d like to build a full-fledged open source environment in the cloud, or migrate your existing open source workloads to the cloud, choosing the right tools can be hard.


We'll present a use case Customer Success Story of a full migration of their existing IT-infrastructure on premise to an Azure based Open Source environment. Several Open Source Technologies were used: Terraform, Ansible, EnterpriseDB, Elastic, ...


Kangaroot experts speak



Hashicorp Vault: Open Source Secrets Management



HashiCorp Vault secures, stores, and tightly controls access to tokens, passwords, certificates, API keys, and other secrets in modern computing. We'll show how this works.


Tom Elkhuizen Sales Director EMEA North

Christian Jargon Senior Pre-Sales Engineer


Reliable Data Protection & Bare Metal Recover for SAP HANA on SUSE SES



SEP Backup and Disaster Recovery Software for SAP HANA, SAP ASE, SUSE, Oracle, IBM DB2, MAX DB, Microsoft SQL, and many other heterogeneous Enterprise datacenter environments, either physical (Intel or Power) or virtual (VMWare, KVM, XEN,  etc.).


SEP Software is of course 100% certified by SAP and SUSE SES and also well suited Open Source solution from SMBs to large Enterprises.




Hashicorp Vault


Patrick van der Bleek

Solutions Engineer at Docker


Kubernetes made easy with

Docker Enterprise

- Tech deep dive on Docker/Kubernetes -


With the release of version 2.0 of the Docker EE platform, Kubernetes was integrated into the platform, now offering people choice of orchestrators.


This talk will do a deep-dive of how Kubernetes is integrated with Docker EE and how we take away the complexity of maintaining a fully high-available and secure Kubernetes cluster.

Patrick van der Bleek

Solutions Engineer at Docker


How to containerize at speed and at scale with Docker Enterprise Edition, moving your existing applications to the Cloud


Containers are meant to be used for modern application architectures is a commonly heard misconception.


During this talk we'll explain how you can benefit from containerizing your existing applications to reduce infrastructure footprint, make your application more portable and manage your existing application in a cloud native way. All without changing one line of code in your application itself.


16:30 - 16:45    Closing

16:45 - 17:30    Reception


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