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A platform story 2... demonstration of Ansible Automation platform 1.2

This video concentrates on the persona of an Automation Architect. An Automation Architect is someone who is looking at automation holistically across the enterprise. We chose to make this skit humorous for the purposes of illustrating values of the platform for this persona. We hope you enjoy this skit! Colin McNaughton, Sean Cavanaugh and Kaete Piccirilli are all employees of Red Hat on the Red Hat Ansible marketing team. We are not professional actors, despite how good Colin can be....

Sean Cavanaugh, Technical Marketing Manager - Ansible Network Automation
Kaete Piccirilli, Senior Manager - Ansible Automation at Red Hat
Colin McNaughton, Principal Technical Marketing Manager - Ansible Automation at Red Hat
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