Atmosphere Tracks

  • Airheads
  • Partners
  • 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.

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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.

Topics include:

  • 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.

Topics include:

  • 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.

Topics include:

  • 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.

Topics include:

  • 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.

Topics include:

  • 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

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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

Edge-Enabled Experiences

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.

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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

Speakers

Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

VP, Digital Innovation, Herman Miller

Session: User-centered Tech Innovation
Panel: Living on the Edge – Vision, Alignment and Outcomes

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Andrew Baca

Andrew Baca

Director, Business Innovation & Technology Strategy, Caesars Entertainment

Session: Transformations in Hospitality​

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Howard Berger

Howard Berger

Managing Partner, Realcomm

Session: Tech Disruption in Real Estate

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David Berz

David Berz

Sr. Manager, Workplace Technology & Data, LinkedIn

Panel: “Living on the Edge” – Vision, Alignment and Outcomes

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Dan Bladen

Dan Bladen

Co-Founder & CEO, Chargifi

Panel: Emerging Tech at the Edge: AR/VR, AGVs, Wireless Power

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Collin Davis

Collin Davis

General Manager, Alexa for Business

Session: The Promise of Enterprise Voice Control

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Bart Denny

Bart Denny

CSO & Co-Founder, SpatialFirst

Panel: Emerging Tech at the Edge: AR/VR, AGVs, Wireless Power

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Stewart Elliott

Stewart Elliott

CEO, Modo Labs

Panel: Context Sensitive Occupant Experiences

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Larry Gadea

Larry Gadea

Founder & CEO, Envoy

Panel: Context Sensitive Occupant Experiences

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Randy Howder

Randy Howder

Managing Director, Gensler

Session: The New Workplace and Expectation of Smart

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Jim McHale

Jim McHale

CEO, Memoori Research

Session: Building IoT – The State of Smart

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Leon Papkoff

Leon Papkoff

Founder & Chief Strategist, CXApp

Panel: Context Sensitive Occupant Experiences

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Toni Vanwinkle

Toni Vanwinkle

Sr. Director, Employee Experience Solutions, Adobe

Panel: “Living on the Edge” – Vision, Alignment and Outcomes

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James Waddell

EVP, Cognitive WX

Session: Biophilic Design and Immersive Tech

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IT Executive Forum is an exclusive, invite-only event for some of the most innovative minds in the executive community. Please contact your Aruba account manager for more information.