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Jürgen Hoffmann

Started developing Solutions around Integration using Java EE and Linux in 1997. He is a Senior Enterprise Solution Architect for Red Hat. In his daily work he is working on PaaS and DevOps Technologies for large IT Organizations.




Patrick Steiner

_MG_6616 smallPatricks professional career started in 1999, when he joined IBM Deutschland Entwicklung GmbH as a developer in the IBM MERVA team. He was quickly recognized as management potential and after a short time as project manager for IBM MQ Series Workflow, was promoted into a management position within the same team.

After some organisational and structural changes within IBM Deutschland, Patrick decided to resign from management and return into a more technical but sales oriented role, where he successfully worked on various large and international accounts, mainly in the industrial/manufacturing industry.

In 2006 Patrick certified with the ‘The Open Group’ as Master Certified IT-Architect, by proving his skills and experience and has renewed his certification as required by ‘The Open Group’.

In 05/2013 Patrick joined Red Hat, Germany as a Middleware Solution Architect. In 03/2014 he moved into his current position as Senior Enterprise Solution Architect.  In this role he is responsible for the global accounts, covered through the german Red Hat sales organisation.


Wanja Pernath

Wanja has started his professional career in 1998 as a freelancer for a bavarian car rental service. His tasks have been to create a full-fledged client / server environment for this car rental company in C++ based on Power++ and Sybase Anywhere Database by Sybase.

After 2 years he joined a small solution integrator as a Java/JEE consultant. Over the next 7 years he ran around Germany from one project to the other to work mostly on JEE web apps hosted on most application servers: IBM WebSphere, BEA WebLogic, JBossAS, Tomcat, Resin, Jetty… to name them.

In 2007 he joined Red Hat as one of the first Solution Architects for middleware in EMEA right after the acquisition of JBoss. In those days he was responsible for central and eastern Europe to cover all technical questions coming from partners and customers regarding JBoss.

In 2015 he has moved to the EMEA organization of Red Hat as Partner Enablement Manager. Now he is responsible to help middleware partners coming up to speed with all the technologies Red Hat can offer.

Starting in 2016 he spent more and more time with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, traveling around EMEA to help partners understanding how to use of the platform.

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