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Why attend the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Technology and Solutions Summit (HPE TSS)?


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Consider what is going on in your company now, and where your company is heading in the future, and then add What HPE TSS can do to support this. HPE TSS takes place twice a year. These central European knowledge transfer events are becoming increasingly important for the HPE Channel. “Some have suggested that the Internet of Things ‘changes everything,’ but that is a dangerous oversimplification.” Michael E. Porter At HPE TSS you will understand how the four HPE Transformation Areas together enable the Internet of Things, and how HPE products & services are building the solutions enabling the digital strategy of our customers. When you can access and interpret the relevant human, machine and business data from your organization, you can attract new customers, enhance business processes, operate more efficiently and create new revenue streams. Therefore it is time for your company to evaluate new solutions and understand how to transform successfully with your customers and thrive in the Idea Economy. HPE TSS offers a wide range of curriculum tracks covering: Storage, Server, Networking, Services, and Software to help you succeed with technology and turn insight into advantage. The timing of the 350+ technical sessions allows you to create a personalized learning experience by selecting a mix of sessions and demo labs that you want to attend. Choose sessions that you want to develop your skills further in, such as HPE Transformation Areas, HPE Synergy and HPE Aruba and educate yourself with 100+ Software sessions. Unprecedented sessions on HPE Software, such as, specific keynotes, and breakout sessions structured along Application Delivery Management (ADM), Business Service Management (BSM), Cloud and Automation (CAM), Service Portfolio Management (SPM), Enterprise Security (ESP) as well as Information Management & Governance (IM&G).

In addition attendees can enjoy a wealth of Software End-to-End solution presentations and how the new standard of IT4IT generates Business Value for our customers. Review the content of the sessions offered, the hands on labs and the guest speakers and make a list of the reasons why that would be valuable in order to grow new business for your company. Reasons could be based upon the latest trends, real word solutions, or demos of new technologies.

Dedicated time for learning

The beauty of attending HPE TSS is the opportunity for focused learning. “Labs “à la carte” are excellent! The attendee has freedom to choose: either to dive deep into one special system / solution and 'play' with it or to run “just” the lab guide and the correspondent script lets to achieve a comprehensive understanding of implementing the solution (Cimander, 2014). Plus you have the opportunity to take free HPE certification exams at the HPE Partner Ready Certification & Learning testing center, ensuring your skills are the most up to date. Break-out and lab training sessions offered throughout the conference are not being offered in preparation of passing technical certification exams, rather they can be taken as an additional knowledge source. Why not present to your company new insights you have learned from HPE TSS, keeping yourself “top of mind” for that next opportunity?

Obtain Knowledge Credits that count for your company’s Partner Ready compliance

Knowledge Credits form an integral part of the FY17 Enterprise Group Partner Ready entry program criteria. They are a mechanism for recognizing partner employee investment in continuous learning courses and events that grow product and solutions knowledge. Attending HPE TSS allows you to collect Knowledge Credits for the different Partner Ready specializations your company holds. As a participant, you can gain 25 Knowledge Credits towards each of your company’s Storage, Servers, Networking, Services and Cloud (Hybrid-IT) knowledge credit criteria (*) (25x5 programs = 125 credits in total). (*) Software Partner Ready specializations do not require obtaining any Knowledge Credits for entry into the FY17 program. HPE TSS offers a great way of collecting Knowledge Credits quickly and easily for your company. In order to get the equivalent number of credits collected through online or web-based training, 5 individuals would need to complete 2.5 hours of BU specific online training to assemble 25 Knowledge Credits.

General Conditions

1. During the event’s time, your attendance to various offered activities needs to be equal to or exceed 15 hours. Attendance will be recorded via Badge scans. IMPORTANT: ensure your badge is scanned on entry to sessions. For more details, click here.

2. You people already holding an eligible certification before the start of the event can earn knowledge credits. To view the list of technical and sales certifications eligible to earn knowledge credits, click here.

Conditions to earn BU-specific Knowledge Credits

1. Your company must be flagged as a Candidate or be Fully Approved for the specialization that the company wants to receive credits for. E.g. to earn Server Knowledge Credits, your company needs to at least be flagged as a Candidate partner for Silver or Gold Server Specialization.

2. As a participant, your company will be awarded with 25 BU-specific Knowledge credits only if you attend a minimum of 2 sessions from the offered Main Track sessions (choice between Storage, Servers, Networking, Technology Services; most Cloud sessions are available under Hybrid IT)

Sponsor Area

HPE TSS is a place where all experts come together, a fantastic opportunity to network with colleagues, peers and over 1000 HPE Presales engineers. Sponsor Area will give you opportunity to spend some time during the week to visit Partners and discover what HPE and our Partners are creating together. HPE TSS is also a great way to broaden your network by exchanging ideas with your peers. Evening networking events are held during the “Premium Sponsor” Welcome on Tuesday and the “Platinum Sponsor” Reception on Thursday, allowing you to broaden your network even further..

Regional sessions

Talk to your peers in other companies, discuss their problems which could be unique to your sub-region or country and understand how they solved them. Use the above to justify how HPE TSS can foster networking enabling you to meet new people, and ask if there are any specific contacts or questions your company would like answered.

Where can I learn more?

Visit HPE TSS website To register or for any queries, email: or contact your local Partner Business Manager. Already registered?

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20+ years in IT, including data center architect, pre-sales engineer, certification development, and management. Currently working as a digital content creator, writer, and editor. Passion for technology, gadgets, and the outdoors. Always looking for ways to blend them together in one big adventure.