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MN Connect Spring Chapter Meeting (Minnesota Chapter)

  • A-H School District Education Center 1902 2nd Ave Anoka, MN 55303 USA (map)

MN Connect Spring Chapter Meeting

April 17, 2019
A-H School District Education Center
Erling Johnson Room A/B



11:00 AM Registration / Lunch
11:25 AM Introductions, Information and Updates from the Connect Organization
Jill Bourman, Minnesota Connect Chapter Chair
Elizabeth Head, HPE Liaison
11:30 AM What’s New with Aruba?
Erik Thrawl, Aruba Territory Manager (HPE)
Scott Morton, Aruba Territory Manager (HPE)
12:10 PM Networking / Booth Visits
12:30 PM DEMO: ClearPass & Palo Alto Networks Integration
Tyler McCloud, Senior Network Engineer (High Point Networks)
1:00 PM

DEMO: Infosight Strategy / Story
Brent Knight, Storage SA – SLED MN/WI (HPE, Infosight)

1:30 PM Networking / Booth Visits
2:00 PM Adjourn


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Erik Thrawl

Erik Thrawl has been the Aruba Territory Manager for four years support SLED business. He currently supports the majority of MN colleges and universities, cities, and counties. He has worked in the technology industry for multiple other networking manufactures (TIES, Mojo Networks, Xirrus, Nortel, Black Box) for over 20 years.

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Scott Morton

Scott Morton has been an Aruba Territory Manager for two years. He currently supports all of ND and Northern MN SLED, and also covered enterprise and commercial businesses. He has over 20 years of IT experience (Cisco Systems, TIES, TCF Bank, U.S. Army).


Tyler McCloud

Tyler McCloud has 17 years of industry experience and is on the infrastructure team as a Senior Network Engineer at High Point Networks. He is based in West Fargo, ND at HPN’s headquarters. Tyler has product expertise across many manufactures, but for this meeting you get to witness his knowledge in ClearPass and Palo Alto Networks specifically, and how they integrate.

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Brent Knight

Brent Knight has 35 years of involvement in IT and 15+ years in the storage realm (protocol driver writer, support, administrator, pre and post sales). He has traveled the world for business and has worked at Cray Research, QLogic, SUN Microsystems, and now HPE. At HPE, he is a Storage SA for State and Local Government Education (SLED) for MN/WI.



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