Next week, HP will set the stage at the Venetian in Las Vegas for our BIGGEST Enterprise event, HP Discover.

The top ten sessions from our experts on Converged Infrastructure, discussing problems facing your business today, are:

  • Achieve a more agile, responsive & flexible IT infrastructure
  • Fight IT sprawl & a rigid IT infrastructure
  • Accelerate service delivery & simplifies IT operations
  • Automate application to infrastructure provisioning, compliance & monitoring
  • Achieve faster time to market, lower acquisition & implementation costs
  • Increase flexibility to meet business demands & lower business risks
  • Leverage your current IT investments: move toward a converged infrastructure & private cloud
  • Assess your IT maturity model
  • Attain IT certification to boost your career

I’ll be at Discover covering many of these sessions. Follow along, join in on Twitter buzz: #HPDiscover #HPCI.










Bethany Mayer, VP of Marketing, HP Enterprise Servers Storage and Networking

Keynote: IT will run on a converged infrastructure

What’s stopping you from achieving a more agile, responsive and flexible IT infrastructure? Is it IT sprawl and a rigid IT infrastructure? Attend this session to learn how a converged IT infrastructure enables more responsive, flexible and cost-effective IT. This session will explain what it means to have a converged infrastructure (CI) and how it will impact the data center. You will learn practical steps for moving towards a converged infrastructure, and how CI forms the foundation for HP’s Instant-On Enterprise.


Steve Dietch, Vice President, Marketing

HP CloudSystem: Build, manage and consume services across private, public and hybrid clouds

Learn how HP CloudSystem, the industry’s most complete, integrated cloud, accelerates service delivery, assures service health, and simplifies IT operations by automating application to infrastructure provisioning, compliance, and system level performance monitoring and optimization.


Tom Joyce, Vice President, SWD Marketing, Strategy & Operations

Keynote: Extending HP Converged Infrastructure with HP’s new Virtualization Solutions

Learn how to take advantage of HP’s new Virtualization Solutions – optimized configurations that are purpose-built for mission critical virtualization, server virtualization, and client virtualization deployments – and quickly get on the path towards infrastructure convergence.


Paul Miller, VP, ESSN Solutions & Strategic Alliances

Keynote: Accelerate time to application value with HP’s portfolio of complete, simplified application solutions

Learn how to simplify and accelerate the delivery of application services by converging applications and infrastructure. See how HP’s purpose-built solutions can quickly get you on the path towards application convergence.


Doug Oathout, HP VP of Converged Infrastructure Marketing; Joseph Coyle, Capgemini, VP & CTO

The business value of HP Converged Infrastructure

HP Converged Infrastructure helps move your data center toward the future by achieving a new level of simplicity, integration and automation for your IT environment. As a result, you can dedicate more resources toward creating


Nick van der Zweep, HP Director of Business Strategy, Industry-Standard Servers and Software

The era of convergence: tools to manage and automate IT infrastructure and applications provisioning

A converged infrastructure requires sophisticated management tools that monitor and provision server, storage and networking resources. Learn more about HP Insight and HP software management portfolios to automate application and IT management for HP and heterogeneous environments. Emphasis: High level description of the new management tools – including key business benefits.


Duncan Campbell, HP VP of Converged Infrastucture GTM/Strategy & SMB

The era of convergence: innovation enabling converged infrastructure

Why didn’t we talk about convergence two years ago? Why now? Learn more about the new technologies and innovation across servers, storage, networking and IT management that enable infrastructure convergence. Attendees will learn about the innovations behind HP’s Converged Infrastructure, including contributions from HP Labs. In addition, the session’s speakers will reveal what’s new and in the works.


Patrick Eitenbichler HP Marketing Strategist, HP Converged Infrastructure

The HP Converged Infrastructure Maturity Model: A tool to help you assess the current and desired future state of your data center

Learn more about the HP Converged Infrastructure Maturity Model (CI-MM) to help you assess the current and desired future state of your data center. CI-MM uses metrics based on research and industry best practices that align business and IT objectives. See the sample output of CI-MM engagements: an action-oriented, high-level roadmap for reaching your data center objectives.


Karl Childs, HP Learning Product Manager – plus customer panel

Considering an HP ExpertONE Converged Infrastructure certification? This one’s for you!

This session will focus on the new and upcoming HP ExpertONE portfolio of Converged Infrastructure and CloudSystem certifications. It will explore how they can benefit your company and career. It will start with a brief introduction to the ExpertONE program and the sales and technical certifications in the portfolio, followed by a panel discussion on the new HP Master ASE – Converged Infrastructure Architect certification. We will discuss eligibility for Master ASE certification, including the board review, as well as its benefits. This session will also review the new certification plans for the HP CloudSystem and cloud strategies. Panel participants include HP ExpertONE certification program leaders, developers and architects, board members and MASE-certified IT professionals. Join us to learn how “the next big thing” in IT certification can boost your career.

See the session descriptions here and registration.