MN Connect Lunch and Learn meeting

Lunch and Learn  Meeting

Jill Bourman, Minnesota Chapter Chair
Curt Benson, HP Liaison


11:00 am         Lunch and Networking  

Sponsorship provided by Earthbend and Veeam

                         Introductions, Information and Updates from the Connect Organization

         Jill Bourman and Curt Benson

Introduction of HP Enterprise SLED Team

Intro – Where is HPE headed?

Elizabeth Head – EAM MN K12

 

Updates from EarthBend

Dennis Jaeger

 

11:30 am         Converged Infrastructure – What is it and where does it fit

                        OneView – How are you managing your environment?

                        3PAR Update

                        Overview and Demo by Wes McKay and Pamela Moore

 

12:00               Aruba Networking – Management – Overview / Demo of Airwave

                        Erik Thrawl

 

12:30               Q & A – Panel Discussion

 

1:00                 Veeam Discussion

                        Steve Anderson and Veeam Engineer

 

1:30                 Future Meeting Topics/Format and Dates

 

1:45                 Adjourn

 

 

Guest Speakers

Wesley Mackay joined HP in 2014 and supports Small to Medium Businesses and State and Local Education partners in server, storage and networking domains.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Technology from the University of North Texas.  While in college he worked at the UNT Data Center as an Operations Technician for 4 years.  Originally from the Dallas, Texas area, Wes now lives in Eagan, MN

Pamela Swanson joined HP 3 years ago in New York, NY as a Storage Solutions Architect. Pamela is responsible for providing storage and data center architecture solutions for SLED, small and medium business to large enterprise accounts for Minnesota. Pamela has 18 years of experience in the IT industry which consisted of being an HP customer and storage team lead for a major financial corporation, an HP Solutions Architect, and also an installation SE for HP Partner companies in both Minneapolis and New York. In her spare time Pamela enjoys designing with 3D printing technology and volunteers at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts as a museum docent. Pamela currently lives in Stillwater, MN.

Location

Anoka-Hennepin ISD11
Staff Development Center
Room: Erling Johnson D
2727 North Ferry Street
Anoka, MN  55303
(763) 506-1256

Directions:

Coming from 35W South:  Heading North on 35W: Merge onto  MN-610 East, take the exit to MN-47 N toward US-10 West. Merge onto MN-47/US-10 West. Take the MN-47 N/Ferry Street exit towards US-169S. Take a right.  We are 2 blocks North of Highway 10 on Ferry Street in Anoka. The building is on the left just before the train tracks and county fairgrounds. ESC Staff Development entrance is on the Ferry Street or Martin Street sides of the building, door #7.

Coming from 169 South:  Merge onto 169 North, continue onto North Ferry Street. We are 2 blocks North of Highway 10 on Ferry Street in Anoka. The building is on the left just before the train tracks and county fairgrounds. ESC Staff Development entrance is on the Ferry Street or Martin Street sides of the building, door #7.