Team up with your HPE User Community at HPE Discover in Madrid!

Connect will be hosting thirty minute Tech Forums in the Connect HPE User Community booth (DEMO 1501 and DEMO 1502) in the Transformation Showcase during the entire week of Discover! Registration for the Connect Tech Forums is open now on the HPE Discover Madrid Live Agenda Builder.

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Connect Tech Forum:
How we work with Aruba…a real world example
Steve Davidek, City of Sparks, Nevada

Learn how the City of Sparks in Nevada replaced its Wi-Fi system using networking products from Aruba and Hewlett Packard Enterprise to create a mobile workplace for City Hall employees. Hear how we upgraded all switches to ArubaOS and used Layer 3 routing to replace older firewalls, how we interface with other agencies and the state of Nevada and how we are using Aruba ClearPass to enhance security. Learn about our plans to use Aruba Beacons for an outdoor “beacon” mapping system at our major Softball Regional Park to get players and spectators to the right field. Stay after the session for an informal roundtable with HPE and Aruba Networking experts.



Round Table Discussion:
Enterprise Networking Roundtable
Steve Davidek, City of Sparks

Connect with the experts at this roundtable discussion about HPE Networking's products. Discuss solutions for mobility and Software Defined Networking, and learn how customers are deploying these technologies to solve today's business challenges. This is a great opportunity to speak directly with HPE technologists and networking experts.



Connect Tech Forum:
How to get the best out of your Software-Defined and Cloud Infrastructure
Gary Stevens, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Connect with the experts and learn how a simplified software-defined experience is sweeping through the data center and how customers are successfully delivering automated and cloud-like experience across their data centers. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss your data center infrastructure concerns directly with HPE technologists.



Round Table Discussion:
Software Defined and Cloud Roundtable

Chris Purcell and Gary Stevens, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Connect with the experts on the HPE Software-Defined and Cloud team at this Roundtable discussion about converged management, hyperconverged appliances and Composable Infrastructure. Learn where the data center of the future is heading, how a simple integrated management experience is sweeping through the data center and how customers are successfully delivering a cloud experience across their data center infrastructures. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss your data center infrastructure concerns directly with HPE technologists.



Connect Tech Forum:
Hyperconverged – what’s the real story behind the hype
Thomas Goepel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Join this interactive session and hear how HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure has been designed and optimized to run virtualized workloads that can streamline IT costs and operations, increase agility and time to production, prevent data loss and maximize uptime. Talk directly to HPE technologists to understand how you can radically transform your IT environment by uniting HPE SimpliVity advanced data services with the world’s most secure server.



Connect Tech Forum:
The DevOps movement – how software is eating the world
Said Syed, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Interact with HPE’s new open-source community advocates and learn how they are supporting developers to create innovative solutions to complex problems by collaborating with like-minded coders. Learn how HPE is enabling thousands of developers co-develop solutions using open-source software, DevOps and ITOps tools to better meet customer needs and allowing them to build improved integrations with software to deliver a more intimate and uninterrupted product workflow.



Connect Tech Forum:
Delivering Business continuity for vital applications – Best practices
Neil Davis, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

When it comes to enabling application availability and preventing loss from system or data center failures, some organizations might be operating with outdated ideas of what really needs to be "always on". What is the impact to your business if your customer-facing applications or collaboration systems become unavailable?

95% of enterprises have experienced at least one unplanned data center outage in the past 2 years. There are ways to mitigate these risks. Attend this talk to get practical ideas on how to survive data center disasters.




Connect Tech Forum:
We installed HPE Synergy…how it’s going

Steve Davidek, City of Sparks

The City of Sparks in Nevada installed two HPE Synergy Frames this past August after a lot of research and planning. We will discuss the good, the bad and not so ugly. HPE Synergy Frames replaced two aging c7000 blade chassis’ that were nearing end of life. We will also talk about our plans to allow the city’s Infrastructure Team to stay ahead of the curve.



Connect Tech Forum:
We Are Under Attack!

Marty Edelman, Creative System Software

We are all so fully connected that sometimes we forget how much of our lives are lived online. None of us can live without the Internet or our connected gadgets. The convenience of having a small computer in our pocket is unmeasurable. Kids born in the last 30 years don’t know what a set of encyclopedias is. All this knowledge and access has a downside that you can’t ignore which is the security implications of living on the web. To ensure that we are protecting our customer data, a data-centric approach is required. This talk will discuss the various regulations and how companies must change the way they protect data. Stay after the session for a roundtable discussion on enterprise security with Rob Lesan from XYPRO.



Round Table Discussion:
Enterprise Security

Moderated by: Rob Lesan, XYPRO Technology

From the data center to the network, big data and social networking, security is now a crucial part of every IT conversation. Connect with the experts at this Roundtable discussion about enterprise security. Share best practices, offer feedback and speak directly to HPE technologists in a small, intimate setting.



Connect Tech Forum:
Advancing NonStop systems in the age of disruption

Jeff Kyle and Ton Vrouwe, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Worried about how to deploy your mission-critical applications in a hybrid IT model? Thinking about Blockchain? Attend this session and learn how the most available x86 server in the world, NonStop X, is evolving for Hybrid IT environments. You now have the choice to deploy NonStop on-premise or in the cloud and expect the same level of fault-tolerance that NonStop systems are known for. Also, explore how NonStop can help in your blockchain journey with the enterprise-grade Mission-Critical Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) solution.



Connect Tech Forum:
Privacy Regulations are changing -
do you understand what your organisation needs to do?

Sue Robinson, Aspen Insurance

NYDFS, GDPR & PIPA are some of the emerging privacy regulations that are challenging the status quo of business. Hear how a global insurance company began their journey of privacy compliance for their customers, and how these changes impacted the way they do business. Learn what have they been able to achieve so far, and how they were they able to leverage their protection options from existing technology solutions.



Connect Tech Forum:
How to make the most of your 3PAR storage investment with file services and virtualization

Speaker: Dr. Heinz-Hermann Adam, University of Münster
Calvin Zito, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

At this session, you will learn how University of Münster gets the most value from HPE 3PAR StoreServ for file services and virtualization. You will receive an overview of implementation and leveraged technologies, as well as future options. Find out how University of Münster utilizes HPE 3PAR Peer Persistence Software in a multi-tier storage strategy to deliver file services via the HPE StoreEasy Storage Gateway and virtualization based on VMware vSphere® and Citrix® XenApp and XenDesktop®. Stay after the session for an informal roundtable discussion with HPE’s Storage Guy, Calvin Zito.



Round Table Discussion:
Enterprise Storage

Moderator: Calvin Zito, HPE Storage Guy

Connect with the experts at this roundtable discussion about HPE's storage products and solutions, including 3PAR, software defined storage, HPE StoreOnce and HPE MSA Storage. Learn how customers of all sizes implement and use HPE storage products, and connect with HPE technologists to provide feedback and enhancement requests directly to HPE. Stick around after Dr. Adam discusses his use case with 3PAR to get the latest updates in HPE Storage from HPEStorageGuy Calvin Zito.



Connect Tech Forum:
How and why customers are modernizing their UNIX infrastructure

Jeff Kyle, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Shall I stay or shall I go? What questions should you ask when considering the next move for your HP-UX environment? Explore the benefits of transitioning to the HPE Integrity i6 generation of servers, the great performance and TCO benefits of the NVMe 3D XPoint integration and the future possibility of running HP-UX in containers on x86. Learn through customer case studies how customers are gaining value from modernizing their UNIX infrastructure.



Round Table Discussion:

Moderated by: Jeff Kyle, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Connect with global enterprise UNIX® peers for a Roundtable discussion about HP-UX, including the future of HP-UX, mission-critical computing, Integrity and beyond. Share best practices and provide feedback and enhancement requests directly to HPE technologists.



DF6962 Connect Tech Forum:
Blockchain and Know Your Customer using R3 Corda and HPE NonStop

Speaker: Yash Kapadia, OmniPayments

Blockchain is the new buzz and everyone wants to join the bandwagon. Blockchain has gained fame because it is the technology that is used in Crypto Currencies. There are several Proof of Concepts but few have made it into production. This session will explore how the technology is implemented to help banks with the Know Your Customer (KYC) problems and regulations.



Connect Tech Forum:
Digital, global, connected - how work life is changing!

Hans Bestebreurtje, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Education

Digitization pushes work into the next era - and people have to cope with it. In the context of a globalized and connected world with high pressure on flexibility, speed and innovation what needs to happen so that the workforce can contribute to the organizational or enterprise success and at the same time benefit from the changes? Many aspects have to be considered; processes, culture, leadership and collaboration have to be taken into account. HPE can support you and your workforce and lead you through these transformations.



DF6813 Connect Tech Forum:
Composing and managing workload across multiple clouds? Here’s how to find the best resources to help you

Mike Flaum, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

We introduced HPE OneSphere at HPE Discover Las Vegas earlier in June. Now get the chance to learn how to become a real hero by deploying, managing and optimizing your multi-cloud environment. Join this interactive session with HPE experts while they provide technical summary of HPE OneSphere.




Connect Tech Forum:
The Hackers are Coming- What are you doing about it?

Warren Poschman, comforte

Hear Data Protection Use Cases from companies who are greatly concerned about reducing their risk of a data breach and want to reduce their compliance scope. Understand how they are using security tokenization to reduce and remove sensitive data from their systems, and the options in place that allow companies to extend security tokenization from on-premise locations to hybrid infrastructures and to cloud deployments.