Automation that keeps pace with your ideas: A live session featuring Forrester

Manually managing diverse IT environments is time-consuming, often resulting in errors and security risks when vulnerabilities aren’t addressed in a timely manner. Leading automation platforms can help enterprises simplify this landscape. In this interactive session, our guest speaker, Naveen Chhabra, Principal Analyst, Forrester, talks about current market challenges and the criteria and methodology of The Forrester Wave™: Infrastructure Automation Q1, 2023. In addition, Darren Orzechowski, Senior Director of Marketing for Managed Products, and Kaete Piccirilli, Director of ProductMarketing, sit down to explore how Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform sets the pace of the market by addressing operational challenges, skills gaps, and budgetary pressures.


Naveen Chhabra | Guest Speaker, Principal Analyst, Forrester

Naveen Chhabra serves infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals, delivering strategic guidance to Forrester's vendor and end user clients. His vision for technology leaders is to develop a dependable and reliable technology infrastructure. Naveen leads the research on technology automation, public cloud, subscription based on-premises offerings, business continuity, data protection, and disaster recovery technologies and practices. Naveen guides technology leaders across his coverage and helps them navigate their path as they face a myriad of factors affecting them, including the use of multiple cloud services, containers, increasing ransomware-induced outages, and more. He researches the ways technology leaders can proactively deliver dependable services.

Darren Orzechowski | Senior Director, Marketing for Managed Products, Red Hat

Darren Orzechowski is Senior Director at Red Hat, where he leads marketing for Red Hat's Ansible Automation Platform. Prior to Red Hat, he was the Senior Director of Product and Technical Marketing for VMware’s vRealize Cloud Management Suite. In this role, he was responsible for managing the global go-to-market strategy for VMware’s Intelligent Operations Management solution. Darren’s experience in the cloud management market spans both startups and large companies, including roles in product marketing and management, marketing communications, and demand generation. Before VMware, Darren was Vice President of Marketing for Smarts and Voyence, helping to position each for successful acquisition by EMC. Prior to EMC, he held leadership roles at Cabletron and led marketing for the successful spin-off and launch of Aprisma.

Kaete Piccirilli | Director, Product Marketing, Products & Technologies, Red Hat

Kaete Piccirilli is the Director of Product Marketing for Management and Automation at Red Hat. Prior to joining Red Hat, she was the product marketing manager for a DevOps implementation training and consulting company. Kaete has years of experience communicating how customers’ business needs align with the capabilities of Red Hat’s product and service offerings. Her background gives her insight into how companies have successfully used Ansible Automation Platform to generate business value.