Aruba returns to the Gold Coast for ANZ Atmosphere Conference

Aruba kicks off 2016 ANZ Atmosphere Conference: 500 of ANZ’s most senior mobility and Wi-Fi technology experts attending

New IoT functionality announced to support the digital workplace

QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. 7 November 2016 – Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, (NYSE: HPQ) has brought the ANZ leg of the world’s biggest mobility event in the world – Atmosphere – to the Gold Coast, Queensland, kicking off three days of visionary technology discussion encompassing the cloud, IoT and the modern mobile workforce.

The 2016 ANZ Atmosphere Conference brings together nearly 500 mobility and Wi-Fi experts, comprising Aruba’s technology partners and resellers as well as customers and prospects. The core theme of this year’s event is “How Tomorrow Moves”, which seeks to challenge and change the way attendees think about enterprise networks and mobility.

Aruba’s global executive team have come to Australia for the conference and to meet with a cohort of leaders from some of most innovative companies and partners in the ANZ region. The visiting executive group includes Dominic Orr, President and CEO; Partha Narasimhan, Chief Technology Officer; Chris Kozup, Vice-President of Marketing, Greg Murphy, Vice-President of Business Operations; Alain Carpentier, Vice President Worldwide Sales; and Steve Wood, Senior Vice President of Asia-Pacific.

Speaking at the official keynote opening session yesterday, Steve Coad, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand for Aruba, said: “We’re excited to be back on the Gold Coast with our partners, resellers and customers to meet, dissect and learn about the growth opportunities of the cloud and the Internet of Things.”

“Aruba’s recent introduction of new security solutions, ecosystem partnerships, and wired infrastructure products will be a key theme at ANZ Atmosphere. These developments are designed to accelerate the move to the digital workspace, while addressing the security concerns associated with the adoption of IoT initiatives.

“We anticipate some healthy interest and discussion about the explosion of IoT devices connecting to enterprise networks, and why it is critical for customers to be able to identify, connect, and protect all unknown mobile and IoT devices at the edge of the network via enhanced security and threat remediation technology.”

The conference will also discuss these latest global networking innovations which are aimed at helping organisations rapidly, securely and cost-effectively deploy Internet of Things (IoT) devices in large, enterprise and industrial areas. These solutions include:

  • HPE Mobile Virtual Network Enabler
  • HPE Universal IoT Platform
  • Aruba ClearPass Universal Profiler
  • Aruba 2540 Series Switches
  • Edgeline Systems expand partnerships in edge computing and integrated control

To deliver on IoT’s promise of deriving valuable insights from billions of connected things, HPE and Aruba are helping organisations optimise the lifecycle of IoT devices. By reducing IoT connectivity costs and translating device communications to a common language, the solutions will arm organisations with tools to dramatically change the economics and viability of large- scale IoT deployments.

Aruba has a rapidly expanding portfolio of customers scaling from SMEs through some of the ANZ largest private and public companies and government organisations. A selection of Aruba’s customers include: Crown Resorts, Tennis Australia, Catholic Education Office, Fed Square (Melbourne) and University of Tasmania, which are creating growth opportunities for their businesses by embracing the cloud and supporting #GenMobile.

Major sponsors of the 2016 ANZ Atmosphere Conference include a mix of global technology leaders and local Australian innovators including MobileIron, Ekahau, Palo Alto Networks, Skyfii and Sine.

ANZ Atmosphere 2016 includes keynotes sessions, partner and Airheads tracks and hands-on sessions to deliver deep insight into how organisations can seize the advantages of new technologies, and truly unleash the potential of #GenMobile and the Digital Workplace.

ANZ Atmosphere runs from the 6 – 8 December, 2016 on the Gold Coast.

About Aruba, an Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes worldwide. The company delivers IT solutions that empower organizations to serve the latest generation of mobile-savvy users who rely on cloud-based business apps for every aspect of their work and personal lives.

To learn more, visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com/. For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter and Facebook, and for the latest technical discussions on mobility and Aruba products visit Airheads Social at https://community.arubanetworks.com.

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