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Live Q&A sessions with HPE experts & execs at Discover

Rebecca Taylor
Occasional Advisor

Live Q&A sessions with HPE experts & execs at Discover

IMG_0314_sm.jpgEvery year, HPE experts and executives join a group of tech bloggers for Coffee Talks, informal Q&A sessions that are all about conversation (not slides!). We'll be live-streaming these sessions this year. You can watch and even ask questions via YouTube chat or on Twitter using #HPECoffeeTalk. 

See you online!


Tuesday, June 6

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10:00 – 10:30 am

What's HPE's strategy and vision?

We’re kicking off our Coffee Talks with a session on what HPE is all about—to help solve the challenges of apps, data and environments by making hybrid IT simple; powering the Intelligent Edge; and leveraging our expertise to make it happen.

Jason Newton, VP, Pan-HPE Marketing

10:30 – 11:30 am

Introducing HPE Pointnext: Meet the Experts Behind the New Services Organization

Success these days relies on moving quickly to disrupt or run the risk of being disrupted. That’s why we announced HPE Pointnext, which combines our highly successful technology services consulting and support groups to create one world-class services organization. Our team of 25,000 IT experts around the globe work directly with customers to ensure they have the right technologies, tools, and processes to achieve their goals. In this session, a few of those experts will lead a discussion on what’s top of mind for their customers right now.

•   Jordan Whitmarsh: Worldwide Workplace and Mobility Strategist (@JordanTechPro)

•   Toby Weiss: Director, WW Hybrid Cloud Portfolio (@TobiasSanDiego)

•   Don Randall, WW HPE Pointnext Marketing (@donrrandall)

12:00 – 1:00 pm

The Machine & Memory-Driven Computing:  The future of computing

Current computing architectures will not be able to keep up with data explosion.  Hewlett Packard Enterprise is developing Memory-Driven Computing technologies and processes to not only handle this explosion, but to process the data in real-time, turn data into valuable information, and allow our customers to solve problems that simply cannot be addressed today.  The Machine is HPE’s first proof-of-concept to demonstrate the power of Memory-Driven Computing, and you can see a prototype at full scale here at Discover.

•   Andrew Wheeler, HPE Fellow, Vice President and Hewlett Packard Labs Deputy Director

•   Sharad Singhal, Director, Machine Applications and Software

•   Sarah Silverthorn, Research Manager, Systems Integration Group

4:30 – 6 pm

Fireside Chat with HPE Storage

Join Calvin Zito, executives and subject matter experts from HPE Storage for a discussion about the current state of the storage industry and at HPE. The session will be focused on questions answered on topics like Nimble Storage, 3PAR, Data Protection and more.  The HPE Storage news has gone out ahead of Discover so check out what was announced and come with your questions.

•   Gavin Cohen, VP Product and Solutions Marketing; Nimble Storage, an HPE Company

•   Patrick Osborne, Director Product Management and Marketing

•   Brett Gibbs, Persistent Memory Product Manager

•   Aravindan Gopalakrishnan (AG), 3PAR Product Line Manager

•   Brad Parks, Director Storage and Big Data Marketing


 Wednesday, June 7

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9:00 – 10:00 am

Changing the game with a next-gen campus core

In this coffee talk we will sit down with the Aruba campus switching leadership team to learn more about how Aruba is revolutionizing campus core networks. We will dig into the Network Analytics Engine and find out how its insights, automation and programmability will help customers.

•   Tom Black, VP and GM Campus and Branch Networking

•   Michael Dickman, VP of Global PLM, Campus Networking

•   Christian Gilby, Director of Product Marketing, Campus Networking

10:15 – 11:00 am

HPE & GE Digital: a partnership bringing IoT to the edge

HPE and GE Digital are expanding their partnership in the IoT space, bringing together GE Predix and HPE Edgeline Converged Systems closer to the edge, enabling IoT use cases in industries like manufacturing.

•   GE Digital: Anthony Rukis, VP – GE Digital Predix Cloud Solutions

•   HPE: Tripp Partain, Global CTO, Top Accounts – GE

11:00 – 11:45

Future cities put IoT to work for citizens and governments

With increased connectivity options and sensors on every street light, bus, trash bin and utility line, municipalities can use their assets more strategically to reduce costs and enhance economic development. Future city technologies are enabling delivery of better services, greater security and improved civic engagement. Come to this session to learn how HPE is helping deliver these innovative services today in cities around the globe.

Nigel Upton, WW GM, UIOT/GCP for Communications Solutions Business, HPE

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Hyperconvergence, Composable Infrastructure, Cloud: accelerating digital transformation

Businesses are under pressure to deliver Digital Transformation but don’t always know where to get started? Leading in the industry requires apps to be delivered faster, with simplify IT and improved economics that combine the Right Mix of traditional IT, private and public cloud. Join Ric Lewis Senior Vice President of the software defined and Cloud group, to hear Ric’s views on how to accelerate digital transformation with new technologies and user experiences using HPE SimpliVity, Synergy and Cloud solutions.

•   Ric Lewis, SVP and GM Software-Defined and Cloud Group

•   Paul Miller, VP Marketing, Software-Defined and Cloud Group

3:30 – 4:30 pm

A new generation compute experience from HPE

HPE offers cloud-like agility with the security and economic control of your data center. Find better ways: to enable agile application development and IT operations with software defined infrastructure and workload optimization solutions, to protect your business and data, powered by the world’s most secure industry standard servers and to plan for your capacity requirements, eliminate over provisioning and pay only for what you use.  Learn about the new technology that powers these three pillars.

•   Milan Shetti - Chief Technology Officer, Data Center Infrastructure Group, Enterprise Group

•   Bret Gibbs - Persistent Memory Product Manager

•   Bob Moore - Director of Server Software and Product Security

4:45 – 5:30 pm

HPE vision for the data center

Wrap up the week with Mark Linesch to get insight on how his team plans, architects, and influences new technology and infrastructure that builds the data centers of the future.

Mark Linesch, Vice President, Strategy, Hewlett Packard Enterprise CTO Office and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Labs


Becca Taylor
HPE Influencer Marketing Manager


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