- The Edge Forum
- IT Executives
Technical tracks and hands-on Airheads sessions at Atmosphere are designed and delivered by your industry peers, Aruba engineers, product managers and technical experts to help you better understand emerging technologies, design principles and how to better optimize your existing infrastructure.
Airheads admission: $995. Airheads admission is sold out.
Airheads Content Tracks
- Connect Edge-to-Cloud with SD-Branch
- Prepare Your Campus for the Edge
- Build Data Centers for the Edge
- Innovate at the Edge
- Secure the Edge
Connect Edge-to-Cloud with SD-Branch
Today’s branch networks are no longer defined by a typical WAN hub-and-spoke model. Public and private cloud options now provide users direct access to corporate applications and services from any device. This exposes new management, visibility, and security risks and new connectivity requirements for branch, remote, and mobile workers. In this track, we’ll explore how the role of IT is shifting as they deploy, manage, and secure networks. We’ll also look at practical applications of the Aruba’s Next-Gen Architecture including SD-WAN features and finding innovative ways to improve the operational bottom line.
- Unified wired and wireless
- Application visibility and control
- Role-based network access
- Common policies across networks
- Cloud-managed network monitoring and controls
Prepare Your Campus for the Edge
Your campus network is changing. Device densities are booming across both wired and wireless with the influx of IoT and mobile devices. In addition, the data coming from the Edge is greater than ever requiring a more robust backhaul, data processing closer to the access edge, and tools to control its flow. To keep up with these requirements you need an integrated solution. This track will explore multiple aspects of Aruba’s Next-Gen Architecture, which allows network administrators to unify their network management, so they can troubleshoot and secure their environment with less complexity, while enabling automation and analytics.
- Unified policy and management across wired, wireless, IoT, and SD-WAN
- Aruba’s Next-Gen Architecture scalability from branch to campus
- Cloud strategies in modern campus network deployments
- A deep dive into the latest wired and wireless protocols
Build Data Centers for the Edge
We are moving from an era of Data Centers to Centers of Data. While more and more traditional application use cases are moving to the Cloud, the applications of tomorrow will require analysis and action at the Edge. Learn how Aruba and HPE are changing the game to prepare for this new reality.
- Building Data Center fabrics ready for any scale
- Using AOS-CX to enable automation and network analytics
- Integrating Aruba and HPE technologies to simplify the Data Centers of the future
Innovate at the Edge
The network of tomorrow will be radically reshaped by the next generation of Wi-Fi radio technology, new paradigms for network policy and security, and the rapid adoption of data-driven analytics to solve business intelligence problems. This track will highlight product innovations and case studies that illustrate this ongoing transformation towards a user-centric network.
- Network security in a rapidly changing environment
- The state of Spectrum: Wi-Fi 6Ghz, CBRS, 5G
- Automation and integration into business process
- The future of Aruba’s Next-Gen Architecture
Secure the Edge
Today’s digital enterprise is fueled by innovations such as IoT, Edge Compute, and AI. However, this presents an exponentially expanded attack surface that is very difficult to defend. The challenge is compounded by highly organized and targeted attacks that are designed to evade traditional security defenses. This track will describe how Aruba’s Next-Gen Architecture can help any organization deal with this new and increasingly dangerous cyberattack landscape by leveraging Aruba security products and technologies in an open, multi-vendor security ecosystem.
- Using ClearPass Policy Manager to achieve zero-trust networking
- Deploying ClearPass Device Insights to gain full visibility into endpoints on the network
- How Passpoint can simplify the Wi-Fi experience
Join the Partner Ready for Networking community for exclusive partner sessions, our biggest partner event ever! This event is for our distributors, resellers and service providers. Partner business and sales executives will get the opportunity to interact with Aruba executives and subject matter experts to gain industry-leading knowledge, exchange ideas, and make valuable connections.
- What’s new in Aruba solutions
- Partner opportunity at the Edge
- Network with distributors and Aruba channel teams
- Get the tools to Win!
Partners admission: $595
Note: Partners may not attend sessions in the Airheads track.
An exclusive #ATM20 track devoted to the Edge
The Edge Forum brings together industry thought leaders and innovators —all under one roof—to share ideas and:
- Learn how intelligent Edge technologies like immersive audio, virtual assistants, IoT sensors, 5G and 6th generation wireless connectivity will shake things up (and how to plan for them).
- Get tips for building the business case for your company’s workplace experience initiatives, as well as guidance for ideation, prototyping, and implementation.
- Take lessons learned from leaders in the field to build truly transformative experiences that deliver positive business outcomes.
The Edge Forum admission: $995
Who should attend The Edge Forum?
This isn’t just an Aruba event—it’s an industry event. So, we think of these attendees as Edge Innovators! People like:
- IT Leaders
- Workplace innovators
- Business innovators
- Customer experience directors & professionals
- Employee experience directors & professionals
- Real estate professionals
- Operational technologists
- Enterprise architects
Edge Topics @ Atmosphere
Learn how to leverage the Edge in the latest human biophilic design, IoT, mobility, and cloud service technologies. Create smarter experiences that enable more comfort, convenience, and efficiencies.
At The Edge of Smart Tech
Reimagine what smart experiences can be with Edge technology. Deliver on the promise of immersive audio, 8K video, AR/VR, virtual assistants, revamped UI, IoT sensors, and 5th/6th generation wireless connectivity.
Putting It All Together: Living on The Edge
Hear from leading business and IT leaders who have built Edge networks from the ground up. Better understand Edge business case building, ideation, prototyping, and implementation.
What will you get out of The Edge Forum @ Atmosphere?
- An opportunity to hear from our industry’s brightest minds and technical innovators
- A chance to learn about emerging trends and present-day realities
- The knowledge you need to create smarter, more human-centric experiences
VP, Digital Innovation, Herman Miller
Session: User-centered Tech Innovation
Panel: Living on the Edge – Vision, Alignment and Outcomes
Ryan Anderson serves as VP of Digital Innovation at Herman Miller, where his work focuses on building new digital capabilities at Herman Miller to enable future innovation and growth. Previously, Ryan was Head of Evangelism and VP of Product Marketing for enterprise technologies at WeWork.
With twenty-five years of industry experience, Ryan’s work has centered on how technology can enable new ways of working and how the future workplace can support positive, productive work experiences. Ryan’s work has been featured in Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Fast Company, the BBC and beyond. Feel free to connect with Ryan on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryaningr/.
Director, Business Innovation & Technology Strategy, Caesars Entertainment
As the Director of Business Innovation and Technology Strategy for Caesars Entertainment, Andrew is part of a team that evaluates emerging technology and business models for the company. On behalf of Caesars Entertainment, he leads the Black Fire Innovation partnership with UNLV. Baca studied international business in UNLV’s Honors College as an undergraduate and rounded-out his studies with a Masters’ of Informatics from the Engineering College. By 2011, his last year in graduate school, he took a position with Las Vegas Sands Corp. as a corporate e-commerce project manager where he recruited UNLV students to join him in the industry. Baca helped establish the Rebel Venture Fund, UNLV’s student-led venture capital fund where he designed the identity, handled the tech migrations with investment platforms, determined the governance structure, and more. Following Las Vegas Sands, Baca was recruited by the Sartini Family Office as employee number one to start what has become one of the largest digital platforms for the outdoor enthusiasts. Following 3 years of success in the outdoor industry, Baca joined Caesars Entertainment.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in International Business from UNLV. Master’s degree in Informatics with a focus in new venture management and graduate certificate in Business Intelligence from UNLV. Founding member of UNLV’s venture capital fund, The Rebel Venture Fund.
Advisory Board member of Nevada Medical Center.
Managing Partner, Realcomm
Session: Tech Disruption in Real Estate
Howard is Managing Partner, SVP Programs for Realcomm responsible for all programming for the Realcomm, IBcon, CoreTech conferences and the CIO Forums globally. Howard has a combined 30 years’ experience in both the technology as well as real estate industries.
For the past 20 years he has been designing programs focused on process automation and technology integration for the commercial and corporate real estate industries. Co-created the Realcomm, IBcon and CoreTech conferences and for the past 15 years has been promoting and leading the CIO Forum series for commercial real estate CIOs and senior IT executives via vertically focused local educational and networking events in both the major North American markets and International markets – Toronto, ydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Sr. Manager, Workplace Technology & Data, LinkedIn
Panel: “Living on the Edge” – Vision, Alignment and Outcomes
As head of Global Workplace Technology & Data, David Berz manages the technology and data teams that give LinkedIn’s Global Workplace Services the insight it needs to drive incredible employee experiences. David’s team seeks innovative technologies that enhance the employee experiences in interacting with LinkedIn’s global real estate portfolio as well as providing data-informed decisions for Workplace Design and Construction.
Co-Founder & CEO, Chargifi
Panel: Emerging Tech at the Edge: AR/VR, AGVs, Wireless Power
Dan is Co-founder & CEO at Chargifi – he is a patent author, keynote speaker and has served on the leadership teams of wireless charging standards bodies. Chargifi is backed by leading technology investors including Intel Capital and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Dan has a degree in Theology and is a Techstars alumni member.
General Manager, Alexa for Business
Session: The Promise of Enterprise Voice Control
Collin is the General Manager of Alexa for Business, which was made available to the public in November 2017 and turns Amazon Alexa into an intelligent assistant that helps professionals be more productive at work. Collin and his team help customers think about new ways to use conversational interfaces to eliminate tedious everyday tasks, allowing them to focus on the work that demands their unique skillsets. Collin has worked for Amazon Web Services for four years, where he helped launch several other productivity applications prior to conceiving of Alexa for Business and building the team that created it. He has more than 15 years of experience building technologies that span both the consumer and business worlds. Collin holds a Computer Science degree from UCLA and lives in Seattle.
CEO, Modo Labs
Panel: Context Sensitive Occupant Experiences
Stewart Elliot, CEO of Modo Labs, has over 25 years’ experience in innovative technology with long time expertise in mobile software technologies, including platform-based solutions such as MEAP and MCAP. In his results-driven leadership career, Stewart has helped grow technology-driven software companies from start-ups to established enterprise solution providers.
Founder & CEO, Envoy
Panel: Context Sensitive Occupant Experiences
Larry Gadea is the founder and CEO of Envoy, a workplace platform focused on challenging the status quo with innovations that make office life and work more meaningful for more than 13,000 locations around the globe. Envoy has redefined how offices interact with visitors, manage deliveries and simplify conference room experiences, while building products for a new era of workplace experience. Larry began his career as a software engineer at Google at the age of 17, and later joined Twitter as one of the company’s first fifty employees.
Managing Director, Gensler
Session: The New Workplace and Expectation of Smart
As Managing Director of Gensler’s San Francisco office, Randy focuses on helping transform clients’ organizations through new approaches to design, research, and experience. With a background in strategic consulting and workplace design for a diverse range of industry-leading clients, Randy is always questioning how spaces work while striving to find ways to make them more effective and to improve people’s lives. He has been a featured speaker at several international design conferences and is a contributor to the Huffington Post, writing about design and urban issues in the Bay Area and beyond. Randy’s work has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Interior Design Magazine, Metropolis, Fast Company, Forbes, and the Economist. In 2015, Randy was named one of the San Francisco Business Times’ 40 Under 40, an honor that recognizes individuals who “embody perseverance, vision, passion and innovation.” He is an alumnus of the University of Michigan and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
CEO, Memoori Research
Session: Building IoT – The State of Smart
Jim is the Founder & CEO of Memoori, a Smart Building Research company based in Sweden that is dedicated to understanding the application of technology in the built environment. Jim has published hundreds of articles and reports on the subject of smart buildings and worked with many of the world’s leading companies.
Founder & Chief Strategist, CXApp
Panel: Context Sensitive Occupant Experiences
As Founder and Chief Strategist of the CXApp, Leon has over 20 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies to build personalized, interactive, mobile, customer experience programs. He is dedicated to helping businesses design the future of work and believe it is rooted in mobile-first touchpoints that connect people with each other, physical spaces and things (IoT) within their work environments.
The CXApp is a mobile engagement platform for workplace experience. It enables digital transformation initiatives by putting key technologies, employee engagement, workplace trends, and best practices into action.
Sr. Director, Employee Experience Solutions, Adobe
Panel: “Living on the Edge” – Vision, Alignment and Outcomes
Toni is a seasoned Silicon Valley leader with extensive experience in strategy development, people leadership, business process improvement, and organizational change management, which brings a fresh perspective to digital transformation. The Digital Workplace Group recently named Toni the “2019 Digital Workplace Leader of the Year,” recognizing the impact of her inspirational and innovative leadership style. Toni currently leads Adobe’s Digital Workplace Experience organization focused on keeping employees collaborative and productive everywhere.
In addition to her functional role, Toni always makes time for community service. She is the founder of Adobe’s Black Employee Network, served on the Board of the Silicon Valley Leadership Organization, and currently serves as the Site Leader at Adobe’s Headquarters in San Jose. In her Site Leader role, she is an employee ambassador leading a Site Council whose mission is to amplify Adobe’s culture and connect employees to the communities where we live and work.
Toni holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She has completed the Executive Program in Women’s Leadership at Stanford Graduate School of Business. This year She will participate in the American Leadership Forum Fellows Program Class XXXIX.
EVP, Cognitive WX
Session: Biophilic Design and Immersive Tech
With over 25 years of experience dedicated to workplace optimization, James is a proven leader in the creation and direction of successful technology and real estate strategies, workplace technology optimization, and operational processes improvements within companies of all scales and type. He is a recognized industry leader, focused on leveraging the integration of converged technology systems to enrich and enhance the human experience within the built environment. He offers clients deep expertise in strategic planning, technology design, budget and schedule management, procurement, and contract administration for all aspects of workplace optimization.
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