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Follow our blogger Coffee Talks for in-depth info on the latest products from HPE

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Follow our blogger Coffee Talks for in-depth info on the latest products from HPE

We’ve created a special agenda of Coffee Talks for the influencers who are attending Discover Madrid. What are Coffee Talks? They’re one-hour sessions where the influencers learn about the latest news from HPE, and can ask HPE executives and technologists the questions that are important to them.

And now you can follow along! All of our Coffee Talk sessions are being live-streamed. You can even use the YouTube live chat or Twitter hashtag #HPECoffeeTalk to ask your own questions.

Here are the links for each day’s stream:

The full agenda is listed below. All times are Madrid (GMT +1).

Tuesday, 28 Nov

Tuesday’s live stream link:




10:30 – 11:30 am

The Refinery of the Future: How the convergence of IT and Operations Technology (OT) enable Industrial IoT

Industries like Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, and Utilities are being radically transformed by IoT. Assets and machines in production environments (Operations Technology) are now being connected to the IT infrastructure – the convergence of IT and OT – generating data and insights that weren’t available, and enabling IIoT use cases that were only theory.

Join HPE, Texmark Chemicals and Industrial IoT partners PTC and Flowserve to discuss the IoT solution details that were put in action to create a safer, more efficient production environment.

  • Doug Smith, CEO – Texmark Chemicals
  • Linda Salinas, Plant Manager – Texmark Chemicals
  • Manish Yashvant, IoT Strategic Alliances – PTC
  • Aric Zurek, Director, Marketing & Technology – Flowserve
  • Kumar Ramasundaram, Director, Digital Automation – Flowserve
  • Mark Schlander, Global Director, Manufacturing and Distribution Industry Domain – HPE

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Superdome Flex and innovations in memory driven computing

Mike Woodacre, Distinguished Technologist 

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Hewlett Packard Labs Innovation

The era of intelligent everything holds significant promise – from big data business applications to society at large – but the limitations of today’s technology are inhibiting that potential. Hewlett Packard Labs is working on a range of solutions. Join the innovators from Labs to get the latest update on where we are headed, what’s next for The Machine program, and to learn more about our Silicon Photonics and neuromorphic computing technologies.

  • Sharad Singhal, Director, Machine Software and Applications, Hewlett Packard Labs
  • Cat Graves, Research Scientist, Hewlett Packard Labs
  • Ashkan Seyedi, Research Scientist, Hewlett Packard Labs


Wednesday, 29 Nov

Wednesday’s live stream link:




11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Innovating on at the Edge: Edge as a Service

We see compute embedded everywhere – in cars, in stadiums, on train tracks, in ordinary, everyday objects – with billions of connected devices.  And by ‘compute’ we mean a bigger idea – a convergence of all kinds of technology: apps, data, wifi, 5G, sensors, intelligence point to an even faster, more connected world. HPE Pointnext Edge as a Service is aimed at powering IoT enabled outcomes by converting device data into insights and insights into instant action.

  • Kitty Chow, Worldwide Director for Intelligent Edge solutions
  • Tommaso Esmanech, Intelligent Edge, IoT & Edgeline Director, HPE Pointnext

1:00 – 2:00 pm

What’s the latest in HPE Storage

On November 21, HPE Storage announced enhancements to our portfolio. We’ll take your questions in our open Q&A format about our storage news and anything else you want to hear about.

  • Rod Bagg, VP Analytics and Customer Support
  • Patrick Osborne, Sr. Director Product Management HPE Storage
  • Vish Mulchand, Sr. Director Product Management HPE Storage
  • Calvin Zito, Blogger and Storage Evangelist

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Accelerate digital transformation with a new multi-cloud management platform, hyperconvergence and composable infrastructure

Feeling the pressure to deliver digital transformation? Jump start your journey with HPE Project New Hybrid IT Stack, the new multi-cloud management platform built on HPE SimpliVity, HPE Synergy and HPE OneView to seamlessly deploy, operate and optimize on- and off-premises environments and workloads.

Ric Lewis, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Software-defined and Cloud Group


Thursday, 30 Nov

Thursday’s live stream link:




9:30 – 10:30 am

Q&A session: HPE’s vision for the data center

Discuss how all of the new products and solutions you’ve heard about this week fit into the HPE vision for the future.

David Chalmers, VP, CT EG EMEA

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Accelerated outcomes on your terms. Announcing new services from HPE Pointnext

We now live in a consumption world; we consume music, TV shows, groceries, air travel and much, much more. And that goes for businesses too. Whether it’s real-time analytics, connecting devices at the edge, or protecting apps and data – business leaders now widely prefer to consume the outcomes you want, when you want them, and pay only for what you consume.  Introducing new services from HPE Pointnext:  our next generation of on-premises consumption services, going beyond pay per use infrastructure – to pay per use outcomes. 

Craig Routledge, Director WW Consumption Sales

12:15 – 1:00 pm

Blogger roundtable


Join your fellow influencers for a roundtable video podcast to discuss your perceptions from the week.




Becca Taylor
HPE Influencer Marketing Manager


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