Julio Guijarro


Julio Guijarro is the EMEA CTO for Red Hat, where he engages with customers to promote their vision, drive, co-innovation. As an advocate for relevant emerging technologies, Julio provides feedback to influence future the company’s technology strategy and direction.
Before Red Hat, Julio worked at HP on large-scale computing, big data, cloud-related technologies and network telecom systems with customers, open-source communities, standard organizations, and research institutions across the world.
Julio  holds an MBA from London Business School and MSCs in Telecoms, Computer Science and Electronics, and has also been named author in several patents.



Innovating with Red Hat OpenShift: Zurich’s Cloud Strategy Unveiled

Embarking on a transformative journey to modernize its infrastructure, Zurich Insurance embraced the power of cloud technology to drive agility, scalability, and innovation. In their quest for a robust platform, they turned to Red Hat OpenShift on AWS (ROSA), recognizing its unparalleled capabilities in orchestrating containers and streamlining development and deployment processes. This strategic choice not only marked a pivotal shift towards cloud-native solutions but also underlined Zurich Insurance’s commitment to staying ahead in the rapidly evolving landscape of insurance technology.

Join us on this talk with Zurich Insurance and Red Hat to learn how much more OpenShift has delivered to Zurich’s infrastructure, encompassing developer experience, simplification and automation.

This talk will be co-presented with Michael Lehmann.

Frequently Asked Questions

For whom is Cloud Leadership Day?

Cloud Leadership Day brings together over 800 leaders and experts from across industries to share their experience and insights on the latest trends, best practices, and strategies related to cloud transformation

Who is deciding on the topics?

The program is selected by an independent board of customer representatives and delivered by cloud practitioners and experts. Content is selected to provide maximum benefit to participants through relevant topics, innovative insights, and clear, actionable takeaways. 

When will the 2024 program be released?

Our board members are currently reviewing speaker submissions to decide which talks to bring to the Cloud Leadership Day stage.

The first round of speakers will be announced at the end of February, so stay tuned!

When and where does Cloud Leadership Day take place?

Cloud Leadership Day will be on June 19, 2024, from 7am to 5.30pm CEST, followed by informal drinks and networking.  

This in-person conference will be held at: 

Arena Cinema Zurich 

Kalanderplatz 8 

8045 Zurich 

What type of tickets exist?
Early Bird tickets are available until December 31, 2023. Grab them before they fly away! 
Individual tickets, as well as discounted group tickets, will be available after Early Bird. For more info about pricing, head to our ticket shop or drop us an email.



What about the co-located Data & AI Leadership Day?

Data & AI are important topics in the cloud area too, which is why this conference will take place alongside Data & AI Leadership Day. Ticket holders will have access to both conferences.