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Love technology? Love football? – Then join ExpertOne at HP ETSS!


Welcome to ETSS


contributing author: Emelda Tan


From 24 – 27 June 2014, HP Partners and the HP EG EMEA Presales & Pursuit community get trained on the latest HP technology and solutions in Converged Infrastructure, Converged Cloud, Big Data, Mobility, Security, Risk Management and much more. Happening in the same period as the football World Cup 2014, we will be setting up live viewing screens for you to watch the football matches. So this means you get to see the games as they start to play in Brazil (Brasilia timezone UTC-03:00) just right after your very last technical session.  


Why attend?


Network with HP experts and your peers

Move your business forward by exchanging ideas, information and best practices with old and new peers and partners, over 1,000 are attending from across the region.  


ETSS Conference Attendees

HP ETSS 2013/Copenhagen, Denmark


Technical session, Hands-on lab and Open lab on: Product & solution updates, roadmap and strategy insights

Get an update from our Top Management about HP Enterprise Group´s business strategy and dive deep into the technology in over 290 breakout sessions, informative live discussions and engaging demos covering the entire portfolio (HP Storage, Networking, Servers, Services, Software, and Converged Cloud).

Broaden your knowledge and practice what you have learnt in over 70 hands-on-lab sessions and various Open Lab sessions on Wednesday afternoon.


Visit the HP Presales Suite to learn how HP tools and resources can make your daily business easier and more effective.


Visit the HP New Technology Room and get a sneak preview on what´s next in our Server, Storage and Networking and Software Portfolio.


HP ExpertOne training session - HP ETSS

HP ETSS 2013/Copenhagen, Denmark


Test your knowledge: Get certified or re-certified at the HP ExpertOne Testing Center.

The HP ExpertOne program is hosting an on-site certification testing center. All channel partners in attendance are eligible to take up to three HP0 exams. The ExpertOne program team will be there to support you with questions on which exams to take if you want to upgrade to the latest certification or achieve a higher certification.


May the best team win!

Live screening of the World Cup 2014 will be made available onsite. Right after your technical sessions, we have organized for live screening of the football teams competing in the World Cup 2014 that week so you don’t miss out on your team’s match.  


World Cup 2014 Brazil

World Cup 2014/ Brazil


For more information or to register, visit the HP ETSS 2014 homepage


Things to do while in Barcelona

Warning of possible HOT weather! So bring your sunglasses, cap, and put on the sun lotion.    

In this historical harbor city, there are just too many places to see and restaurants to choose from. So here’s the TOP 3 recommendations. 



  1. Las Ramblas and Plaça Catalunya – right in the center of the city and buzzing with tourists and locals alike with cafes and restaurants that can be found in one of the side streets. Plaça Catalunya also serves as a junction for 9 streets going thru the old gothic city (Ciutat Vella), the Mediterranean Sea, and the 19th century Eixample district. Plaça Catalunya
  2. Sagrada Familia – this most visited monument/basilica in Spain is 130+ years old and is the pinnacle design of Antoni. Gaudi, the world-famous Catalan architect, is known for being a Modernist blending various colours and techniques to his building designs. Plan to buy your ticket in advanced and online via Sagrada Família website or you will have to queue for at least 30 minutes to buy your ticket. Other famous Gaudi works are Casa BaltoLa Pedrera, and Park Guell


    Sagrada Familia

  3. Camp Nou – What’s Barcelona without FC Barcelona? Top off your itinerary with a stop to one of the city’s most visited museums—which doesn’t cover art or architecture, but football. At Camp Nou, FC Barcelona’s home stadium, you can tour the interactive museum—and pick up Catalan phrases like “Visca el Barça” (“Go Barça!”), which will score you plenty of points with local fans. Make sure to plan for extra time to travel by metro train to the stadium, but definitely worth a visit!
  4. 3.	Camp Nou  

      Camp Nuo  - a crowd of football fans cheering their favourite team, FC Barcelona 


Dining Out


  1. La Plata - Simple, traditional, good value tapas. Known for fried sardines, Catalan botifarra (sausage), tomato salad and onions and nice crusty bread. Good for really light tapas meal to kick off your tapas hop around town.  La Plata traditional tapas bar
  2. Ciudad Condal – must try their fresh seafood tapas (as simple as grilled and sprinkled with rock salt) or their daily specials like tapas made with duck liver or peppers stuffed with fish and cheese. You’ll find friendly and helpful service from this really popular place. Expect to wait for your table if you arrive after 8:30pm. No table reservations, unfortunately.Ciudad Condal
  3. Comerc 24  - for something more upmarket, check out this tapas bar helmed by chef Carles Abellan, who excels at experimental Catalan cuisine, with dishes like grilled cod topped with an airy pine nut foam that dissolves on the tongue. This Michelin-starred restaurant boasts of creative and quality food.Comerc 24


For more information or to register, visit the ETSS2014 home page.


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Thank you,

Karl Kovacs
Global Sales and Partner Enablement
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20+ years in IT, including data center architect, pre-sales engineer, certification development and management. Passion for technology, gadgets and the outdoors. Always looking for ways to blend them together in one big adventure.

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