KBE Insider - Amsterdam

If you were at KubeCon in Amsterdam you may have seen us zipping around the city streets conducting car interviews for KBE Insider! These car interviews were so much fun and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Shout-out to Langdon White for being our #1 host (and driver) and thank you to our customer, Audi AG for lending us the awesome Audi RS e-tron GT!

KBE Insider Amsterdam - Sebastian Kistler, Audi AG

KBE Insider interviews Sebastian Kister who leads the Container Competence Center at Audi AG in the Audi RS e-tron GT he let us borrow while at KubeCon Europe! Sebastian shares his involvement within the CNCF community. We also dive into his experience with cloud-native transformation and why he takes a people-first approach to scale enterprise-level transformation at Audi. Sebastian highlights why enablement is also important with transformation as it compliments his people-first approach in their cloud-native transformation journey at Audi.

KBE Insider Amsterdam - Charlotte Dunlap, Global Data Analyst Group

Kubernetes, cloud technology, and the latest developer tools make teams more effective but exacerbate the talent shortage. Gain insight on solutions during our KBE Insider car interview with Charlotte Dunlap, Research Director at Global Data Analyst Group at KubeCon Europe in Amsterdam. Discover how Red Hat’s Kube by Example (KBE) as well as AI and automation tools close the skills gap through self-paced, on-demand development resources.

KBE Insider Amsterdam - Joris Cramwinckel, Ortec Finance

Join Joris Cramwinckel, Technologist at Ortec Finance, as he discusses how Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift, and cloud-native microservices have enabled Ortec Finance to provide innovative SaaS solutions. Joris also explains how containerization has reduced complexity in Ortec Finance's development processes and improved CI/CD performance. Tune in to learn why Ortec Finance turned to Red Hat OpenShift to cost-effectively build and deploy Fintech applications at scale.

KBE Insider Amsterdam - Taylor Dolezal, CNCF

Learn how end users are really engaging with and using Kubernetes and cloud native technologies in this KBE Insider interview with Taylor Dolezal, Head of Ecosystem at CNCF. Taylor shares insights on trends like the shift in focus from Kubernetes development to stabilization and tooling, and areas of future growth like edge computing and business value. Tune in to hear Taylor's perspectives on the evolving cloud native landscape and get a glimpse into the ecosystem from CNCF's front lines!

KBE Insider Amsterdam - Catherine Paganini, TAG Contributor Strategy

Catherine Paganini, Head of Marketing at Buoyant, the creator of Linkerd, and Co-Chair for TAG Contributor Strategy and Business Value Subcommittee at CNCF, shares her expertise on community building in this interview with KBE Insider. Catherine explains how prioritizing end-users’ voices, non-technical and technical alike, has been her focus. Catherine also shares her thoughts on the challenges faced by maintainers and how communities can collaborate to save time and invest in future growth. Tune in to learn how to foster a successful, community-driven, and vendor-neutral ecosystem!

KBE Insider Amsterdam - Alessandro Vozza, Kubernetes Community Days Amsterdam

KBE Insider interviews Alessandro Vozza, Developer Relations at solo.io, Founder at Kubernetes Community Days Amsterdam, and CNCF Ambassador while in Amsterdam for KubeCon Europe. We discuss Alessandro's work in fostering the Kubernetes and cloud-native communities in Amsterdam and how these communities and conferences contribute to the explosion of Kubernetes in the area. As a former software engineer at Microsoft, Alessandro was there when Kubernetes was in its infancy! Tune in to learn from Alessandro’s extensive experience working with development communities and Kubernetes!

KBE Insider Amsterdam - Dan Garfield, Codefresh

Dan Garfield, Co-founder and Chief Open Source Officer of Codefresh, discusses his journey in open source, the benefits of GitOps and CD tools like Argo CD, and how they can democratize software delivery. He talks about his role in launching the first commercial version of Argo and helping companies adopt GitOps. Dan also covers the challenges of machine learning in software delivery and the future of AI operations. Tune in to hear Dan's insights on implementing GitOps practices!

KBE Insider Amsterdam - Alexander Schwartz, Red Hat

KBE Insider interviews Alexander Schwartz, Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, during his visit to Amsterdam for KubeCon Europe. Alex discusses the importance of Keycloak in achieving proper authentication and shares his experience with AsciiDoc, Antora, and Asciidoctor. Join us to learn about his work on Keycloak and his vision for its future!

KBE Insider Amsterdam - Gaurav Rishi, Kasten by Veeam

In this interview from KubeCon Europe, Gaurav Rishi, VP of Product & Cloud Native Partnerships at Kasten by Veeam, discusses the data protection challenges that customers face as databases on Kubernetes-based applications grow exponentially in variety and complexity. Effective backup/recovery, disaster recovery, and mobility become mission-critical for applications. Learn how Kasten ensures simplicity, flexibility, and scalability through a platform approach to meet customers' diverse and evolving data protection needs.

KBE Insider Amsterdam - Dana Fine, CNCF Israel Chapter Organizer

Dana Fine, CNCF Israel Chapter Organizer, shares her journey while co-organizing Israel's first green Kubernetes conference and managing the world’s biggest GitHub community. She has worked diligently to bring more visibility into underrepresented voices and believes tech should be sustainable, accessible, and inclusive. Tune in to hear how Dana's mission to make tech more accessible led her to her current role at Datree and her next steps!

KBE Insider Amsterdam - Jim Wittermans, ABN AMRO Clearing Bank

KBE Insider interviews Jim Wittermans, Chapter Area Lead at ABN AMRO Clearing Bank while in Amsterdam for KubeCon Europe. We discussed various challenges and myths in the transition to cloud, such as vendor lock-in, replatforming, and more. Jim also shares how his team at ABN AMRO Clearing Bank solves these problems by providing development support services. Watch to gain Jim’s real-world insights on transitioning to open source technologies at enterprise scale!

KBE Insider Amsterdam - Erik Van Weert, Achmea

KBE Insider interviews Erik van Weert, Solution Architect, OpenShift at Achmea while in Amsterdam for KubeCon Europe. Erik shares key advantages and disadvantages of open source software as compared to commercial proprietary software, especially in adaptation. We also discuss the challenges of Erik’s team while supporting development teams at Achmea to adopt the philosophy of Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift, and containerized services. Watch to learn Erik’s approaches to solve those challenges and his next-steps!

KBE Insider Amsterdam - Kevin Wang, KubeEdge

Watch as Kevin Wang, Founder of KubeEdge, discusses how edge computing is evolving and how Kubernetes can extend to edge environments. He covers in detail KubeEdge's work managing edge workloads on satellites and vehicles, Volcano's AI scheduler for Kubernetes batch jobs, and Kamada's approach to multi-cluster management. Kevin also shares how his journey into open source with KubeEdge led to a collaborative approach within the community that shaped their projects. Tune in for insights on the challenges of scheduling across clusters, evolving edge workloads, and more!

KBE Insider Amsterdam - Ryan Hallisey, NVIDIA

In this KBE Insider interview, Ryan Hallisey, Senior Software Engineer at NVIDIA, chats with us at KubeCon about mixing virtual machines and containers for GPU workloads. Learn how the GeForce Now team leverages Kubernetes and KubeVirt to get the best of both worlds. Ryan also shares NVIDIA's open source contributions and his outlook on what's coming next for cloud native infrastructure. Tune in for the inside scoop!