See our HPE Aspire 2018 "Must Attend" list!

Will you be attending HPE Aspire 2018 next week for three days of learning, connecting, and growing your technical knowledge of Hewlett Packard Enterprise products and solutions?!

With SO many great sessions, demos, hands on labs and presentations happening at the event, plus the exciting evening events, and the networking opportunities with over 1,800 Solution and Technology Architect professionals, we know it can be a challenge to fit it all in.

To help, we wanted to share some of the HPE Aspire 2018 happenings that we've put on our “Must Attend” list:

Welcome reception
: Join fellow attendees for a welcome reception and networking.
- Monday, May 14 7:00pm-9:00pm

Uncovering the Details Behind the Industry's Most Secure x86 Server
: In response to the ever increasing cyber security threats, HPE is delivering a comprehensive set of tools that provide the ultimate protection for our valued customers. The cost of cybercrime will top $6 Trillion by 2021 and a business will be infected with ransomware every 14 seconds. HPE provides new technology that not only protects, but detects viruses and can facilitate a full system recovery with our future capabilities. Learn how to start the conversation with customers and deliver a compelling value proposition on how HPE provides protection that our competitors cannot match. In this session, we will go beyond the “World's Most Secure Industry Standard Servers.”
- Tuesday, May 15 8:00-9:50am
- Tuesday, May 15 2:00- 4:00pm
- Wednesday, May 16 10:10am-12:00pm

**COFFEE COACHING BONUS: Wondering how the Industry's Most Secure x86 Server's security features pair with Windows Server 2016 to further improve security? Watch our quick Coffee Coaching session:  Improve Business Security with HPE Gen10 Servers + Microsoft Windows Server 2016

HPE Aspire General Session
- Tuesday, May 15 10:45 am-12:45 pm

The Real Azure - Azure IoT Edge
: This session will discuss Azure architecture and Azure's offering in the IoT space and integration with the Edge.
- Tuesday, May 15 2:00-2:50pm

Partner Expo
: Expo showcasing the latest updates and information from HPE’s partners
- Tuesday, May 15 7:00-9:30pm

HPE Gen10 Security Hands on Lab
: Starting with iLO 5 and Silicon Root of Trust, HPE is leading the way with truly secure physical infrastructure. This session will cover the new security features introduced in HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers.
- Wednesday, May 16 10:10 am-12:00 pm
- Thursday, May 17 1:00-2:50 pm

 CEO Session with Antonio Neri
-   Wednesday, May  16 4:10-5:00 pm 

Simple, Secure and Affordable Hybrid IT for Small & Medium Businesses delivered as Bundled ProLiant Solution Offers
: SMB customers or Partners have many cloud and on-premise choices. Making the right choice for a simple, secure and affordable solution is a challenge not to mention the complexity of managing a cloud and on-premise IT infrastructure. HPE is making Hybrid IT simple by delivering Solution Offers that provides the right business outcomes for SOHO, Small business and Mid-Market business customers. The session will cover details on the pre-configured and pre-validated Solution Offers based on ProLiant to meet the IT needs such as Security Gateway, Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, and Virtualization. Learn how we can enable your Partners or SMB customers deploy simple, secure and affordable Hybrid IT solutions through HPE ProLiant Solution Offers.
- Wednesday, May 16 1:50-2:40pm
- Thursday, May 17 2:00-2:50pm

ProLiant Server Family Roadmap Updates: Join us for the latest information on the ProLiant portfolio, Solution Architects! More and more, users are making the move to Gen10, and we continue to deliver on the promises made with its introduction. We have added new models and feature enhancements on security, persistent memory and core boosting –among others- that strengthen Gen10 key tenets and benefits. This session will focus on the Gen10 portfolio to deep dive on key updates with insights into what is planned for the rest of 2018.
- Thursday, May 17 9:00-9:50 am
- Thursday May 17 11:10 am-12:00 pm
- Thursday, May 17 5:10-6:00 pm

Accelerate Awesome with Gen10 iLO and ROM features
: The iLO and ROM teams brought forth a massive bounty of Awesomeness with Gen10. This session will recap that growing history of Awesomeness. We'll cover the launch features like Silicon Root of Trust, Secure Start, Runtime Firmware Verification and Automatic Recovery, Workload Profiles, Intelligent System Tuning Jitter Smoothing, and Fast Fault Tolerant Memory that you already know. Plus, new capabilities added after launch and some brand new things never before seen at any Ambassador Summit Aspire Event.
- Thursday, May 17 10:10-11:00am
- Thursday, May 17 2:00-2:50pm

Aspire Music Festival
at the Wildhorse Saloon - Downtown Nashville
- Thursday, May 17 7:30-10:00pm (buses depart at 7:00pm)


Did you know that Microsoft is a Platinum sponsor of HPE Aspire 2018?! Make sure you stop by their booth and say hello!

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Now that you’ve read our list, let us know what is on YOUR “Must Attend” list and be sure to check back in during/after the event to let us know your favorite parts.

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