Atmosphere 2016

Join us for the largest mobility conference on Earth

March 6 - 11, 2016 // The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas // Nevada

Featured Speakers

Dominic Orr

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Dominic Orr is SVP and GM at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. In his role, Mr. Orr oversees the combined HP Networking and Aruba Networks businesses across Data Center, Enterprise and SMB. Prior to merging with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Mr. Orr was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Aruba Networks in 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Orr served as the company’s Chairman of the Board. Before Aruba, Mr. Orr was President of Nortel Networks’ Intelligent Internet Business Unit after serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alteon WebSystems, which was merged with Nortel Networks in October 2000. Earlier in his career, Mr. Orr held leadership positions at Hughes Aircraft, Hewlett-Packard and Bay Networks. He holds a BS in physics from City University of New York and a MS and PhD from the California Institute of Technology, where he has been an advisor on the Information, Science and Technology Program for the last decade, and also was named Distinguished Alumni in 2009. Mr. Orr currently serves on the Board of Directors of Inveneo, a non-profit organization based in San Francisco with a focus on Information and Communication Technologies for organizations supporting underserved communities in the developing world, mostly in Africa.

Meg Whitman

President and Chief Executive Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Meg Whitman is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Previously, Meg served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Hewlett-Packard Company from 2011 through 2015, as well as Chairman of the Board from 2014 through 2015, leading the company’s turnaround and subsequent separation into two companies – Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. Meg is also the Chairman of the Board of HP Inc.

Meg served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay Inc. from 1998 to 2008, where she oversaw its growth from 30 employees and $4 million in annual revenue to more than 15,000 employees and $8 billion in annual revenue.

Meg was a part-time strategic advisor to Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, a private equity firm, from March 2011 to September 2011. She has also held executive-level positions at Hasbro Inc., FTD, Inc., The Stride Rite Corporation, The Walt Disney Company and Bain & Company. She currently serves on the boards of directors for The Procter & Gamble Company and SurveyMonkey.

Meg holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard University.

Keerti Melkote

Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Keerti Melkote is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. He started Aruba Networks in 2002 with a vision to enable mobility for enterprises of all sizes. This started with the creation of Aruba’s secure mobility platform for deploying enterprise-scale wireless LANs. He led Aruba through its IPO offering in 2007 and continues to guide Aruba’s strategic direction as it grows and expands into the leading provider of enterprise mobility solutions. Prior to founding Aruba, he held leadership roles in product management, technology marketing and engineering at Cisco, Intel and leading networking startups such as Shasta Networks. He received his MSEE from Purdue University and B.Tech in ECE from JNTU, Hyderabad. He has been granted multiple patents for innovations in the field of networking and communications and was honored by Purdue University as an Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer in 2009. He serves as an adviser and an angel investor to multiple Silicon Valley startups that are applying technology to transform many diverse industries including wireless, security, datacenter, social networking, healthcare, sports and construction.

Dominic Wilde

Vice President, Global Product Line Management, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Dominic Wilde is Vice President of Global Product Line Management (GPLM) at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Dom is responsible for defining Networking’s differentiated product strategy, product roadmap and driving alliances and original equipment manufacturer business. He works closely with research and development as well as the Advanced Technology Group (ATG), marketing and sales teams to develop innovative ways to help customers solve business problems and also drive growth in revenue and market share.

Dom previously served as chief technologist for Data Center Technologies at HP Networking. In that position, he was responsible for defining technology strategy for data center and core as well as providing key technology support for sales. He led the definition of Networking’s next-generation data center plan, collaborating closely with the server and storage teams on HP Converged Infrastructure, and played a major role in developing the HP Networking Virtual Application Networks vision.

With more than 20 years of networking industry experience, and a track record that spans numerous startups and large public companies in the networking security arena, he is a frequent industry speaker and has several patents pending. Wilde has held various technology and executive management roles, including senior director of global product management for 3Com, where he led a product strategy that resulted in the company being acquired by HP for $3.3 billion in 2010.

Guest Speakers

Albert Chan, M.D., M.S.

Vice President, Chief of Digital Patient Experience, Sutter Health

Dr. Albert Chan, M.D., M.S. serves as Vice President, Chief of Digital Patient Experience for Sutter Health, where he is the responsible for developing a multi-phasic healthcare delivery strategy that engages and delights our diverse patient population and their families, and support operational and clinical leaders with the necessary tools, know-how, standards, and resources to optimize our patients’ digital experience. He is the corporate champion for My Health Online, which over 65% of Sutter Health’s patients leverage as a patient portal to view their health information, schedule appointments, and communicate with their doctors and other members of the care team. Albert also provides clinical leadership for the rapid development, testing and scaling of conceptual prototypes and Sutter Health’s proposed/signed technology investments. He currently co-chairs the Sutter Health Telemedicine Steering Committee.

Previously, Dr. Chan was Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation where he led a clinical informatics team that focused on the optimization of use of electronic health records (EHR) and personal health records (EHR) for patient care delivery and clinical operations. Additionally, Dr. Chan served as Co-Chair of California Health and Human Services Agency’s Patient Engagement Work Group, identifying innovative approaches to engaging and empowering patients and their families through the use of technology that harnesses the HIE infrastructure, and recommend how to incorporate these approaches into the State’s HIE services. He was also Co-Chair of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) Personal Health Records Work Group, which developed criteria for personal health record software certification.

Dr. Chan earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and a medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He completed his residency and year as chief resident in family medicine at the San Jose Medical Center Family Practice Residency, affiliated with Stanford University of School of Medicine. Albert concurrently completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Biomedical Informatics at Stanford University School of Medicine and Family Medicine Research at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, studying the effects of point of care decision support in the management of hypertension. During fellowship, Dr. Chan also assisted with the launch of PAMFOnline, one of the earliest linked PHRs in the United States. Dr. Chan received the “Future Leader” Health Care Hero Award from the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal in May 2012 and was a member of the 13th Cohort of the California Health Care Foundation Leadership Program, a two-year fellowship that offers clinically trained health care professionals the experiences, competencies, and skills necessary for effective vision and leadership of our health care system in the State of California. He was awarded the 2014 Epic PACAcademy Award, awarded annually to a physician member of Epic community, selected by his/her peers, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Epic community.

Andre Kindness

Principal Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals, Forrester Research

Andre serves IT Infrastructure & Operations Professionals. He is a leading expert on enterprise network operations and architecture. His research focuses on networking technology and strategy – such as software define networking and network function virtualization – for private cloud, remote locations, and hybrid cloud. In particular, he is a leading visionary in defining the network architecture and technology needed inside retail stores, hospitals, manufacturing sites, and hospitality venues. The focus of each is engaging the people involved, especially customers. He helps Forrester clients develop and improve their strategy to ensure they create a network platform for the digital business since the network connection can be a customer’s first touch point to the business.

Andre's career spans 20 years in marketing, business, and technology leadership roles. Andre worked for 10 years with networking professionals inside business and value added resellers at HP's networking division and Cisco Systems, researching and defining which features, products, and solutions were needed to solve complex business challenges. Prior to the network industry, he developed an expertise in systems engineering, designing complex rocket propulsion systems for GenCorp Aerojet, a leader in space missile and propulsion industry. His perspective on the importance of customer orientation, standardized process and procedures, continuous improvement, agile tactics, resiliency, and rapid innovation were honed during his years designing new aircraft features and models at an aircraft company.

Andre graduated from the University of California, Davis, in 1994 and has Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical engineering, material science and engineering, and aeronautical science and engineering. Additionally, he has a pending CISSP certificate from (ISC)2 and has received certificates from UC Davis in network administration and management and also routing and switching technologies.

Brian Tokuyoshi

Senior Solution Analyst, Palo Alto Networks

Brian Tokuyoshi is a Senior Solutions Analyst for Palo Alto Networks, where he researches the mobility and wireless network security landscape. Brian has an extensive career in computer security, with domain expertise in encryption, data protection, and identity. Previously, Brian worked for PGP Corporation, Symantec and ActivIdentity, and served as senior market analyst for identity & cryptography at The Radicati Group.

Chad Kinzelberg

Senior Vice President of Business and Corporate Development, Palo Alto Networks

Chad Kinzelberg has a strong track record in leadership roles at top-tier technology and venture capital firms. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, Chad served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of SSL at VeriSign, where he managed the company’s flagship security business. Chad also was a Partner at Scale Venture Partners, focusing on Internet and enterprise software companies. Chad has served in other general management roles as CEO of Santa Cruz Networks, and as Executive Vice President and General Manager at Corel. Before these roles, Chad led marketing for several software companies including Caere (now called Nuance) and Delrina (acquired by Symantec). He earned an MBA from Rice University and B.A. with Honors from Claremont McKenna College.

Dallas Powell

Alliances Management and Enterprise Architect for the HPE Alliance, Accenture

Dallas Powell is a practicing consultant with Accenture, and also serves as the Enterprise Architect for the Accenture-HPE Alliance. With over 25 years of experience in various Information Service and Technology environments, Dallas has held positions in architecture, engineering, operations, management and administration in Public, Private and Military organizations. Mr. Powell has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a variety of technology certifications that supplement diverse cross-industry experience in multiple infrastructure disciplines.

Mr. Powell’s primary responsibilities and current technology activities are focused on strategic solution development for a variety of HPE solutions, with strong focus on solutions for Converged Campus and Data Center Networks using Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Distributed Cloud Network solutions. Additional focus areas include enterprise solution development, private & hybrid cloud architecture, next-generation data centers design and deployment, big data and advanced analytics, and multiple security areas to support strategic technology initiatives for Accenture’s global enterprise clients.

Derek Chan

Chief Technology Officer, Oriental DreamWorks
Head of Global Technology Operations, DreamWorks Animation

Derek Chan serves as Chief Technology Officer of Oriental DreamWorks in Shanghai, China where he is responsible for the design, implementation, successful operation and overall technical direction of the Company. Derek leads the Company’s wide range of technological initiatives and is responsible for leveraging these new areas of technological IP that will come to define the Company alongside its premiere entertainment content.

Derek Chan is also Head of Global Technology Operations for Glendale, California based DreamWorks Animation, where he is responsible for providing strategic vision, planning and implementation of the studio’s computing infrastructure, including Systems Engineering, Systems Operations, Technical Resource Management and Hardware Engineering. Derek also leads the studio’s adoption and leverage of cloud computing, which has been crucial to providing the massive compute resources required to create multiple films concurrently. He provided management and direction for the development of the DreamWorks Animation Virtual Studio Collaboration system, which revolutionized the way the studio makes movies by enabling seamless collaboration across multiple geographic sites. The technology has been commercialized and is marketed jointly by Hewlett-Packard and Polycom under the Halo brand.

Prior to his current role, he rose successfully through a number of positions over a career spanning 17 years at the studio. One of Derek’s most significant achievements was the studio’s transition to Linux, which made DreamWorks Animation one of the first in the industry to fully embrace Linux as its core operations system for the production of animated films. He also led a team that wrote the studio’s first custom application entirely on Linux, called ToonShooter. His film credits include the Academy Award-winning Shrek, Madagascar, How to Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda 2. Among his technical accolades, Derek was named one of ComputerWorld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders in 2008.

Derek received a B.S. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles and a M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, Palo Alto.

Gautam Roy

VP, IT, Waste Management, Infrastructure, Operations, Field Services, IT Security, Application Development, Software Testing

Gautam Roy is a technology executive with 23+ years of experience in financial services, utilities, manufacturing and advanced technology. He is currently the Vice President of IT at Waste Management (WM), an international refuse and energy company with $15B in revenue. As an innovative leader, he has implemented organizational models, created business partnerships, aligned IT to business strategy and reengineered processes to maximize profitability. He has partnered with businesses to optimize billing processes, data hygiene and systems integration. The focus has improved cash flow, reduced DSO and SG&A while enhanced customer satisfaction. He worked on creating a frictionless Customer Experience that drove the transformation of the Customer Care Organization, while restructuring Call Center technology, operational metrics and customer care business processes. Similarly, he has focused on Fleet’s process efficiency and optimization to rational $1B+ spend in the fleet supply chain. He is leading the next generation fleet technology program to innovate operational services. He also has partnered with Recycling business by implementing pay on yield, customer profitability analysis and avoided revenue leakage. He oversees the technology for national account and aligned with business to increase Deal Throughput, Deal Win Rate, Revenue and profit.

Prior to joining Waste Management, Mr. Roy held several positions of increasing responsibility with the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) for fourteen years. Under his leadership, CBOE marketed the fastest, low latency, highly available, and secure financial trading systems. Before joining CBOE, Mr. Roy achieved similar successes transforming infrastructure and data management operations at Motorola.

Imran Rafique

Digital Mobility & IoT Strategy Manager, Accenture

Imran Rafique is a Digital Strategy Manager in Accenture's Digital Mobility & IoT practice. Imran has been working with mobile consumer & enterprise strategies, user interface/experience design and field/workforce solutions for the past 10 years. Most recently, Imran has been leading offer developments in Connected Health, focusing on the Intelligent Health Enterprise vertical. Providing solutions for patient experience, real-time location systems, and connected worker. Imran has held roles in corporate strategy, business analytics, and enterprise mobility with companies such as Ossur, Philips, and Google. In addition, experience in Americas and EMEA markets. Imran earned a B.S. in Brand Management from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, traveling, sports, and reading.

James Dow

Vice President, Global Engineering, Royal Bank of Canada

James is a highly experienced technology manager and consultant with 20+ years of strategy, design, construction experience, and operation of highly-reliable, mission critical data center environments. His primary industry vertical is the Financial Services, working with clients offering Retail Banking, Equity, Fixed Income, F/X, Derivatives, Exchange, and Insurance services. James is accountable for the global Infrastructure Architecture and Engineering functions at Royal Bank of Canada, located in Toronto, Canada and New York, NY. Joining in May 2015, he has begun building the infrastructure and engineering practices to support a shift to the next generation consumer-focused infrastructure platform for the Bank.

Prior to Royal Bank of Canada, James was responsible for TD’s Enterprise Reference Architecture Framework encompassing the Business, Application, Data, and Technology reference models, as well as driving TD’s enterprise infrastructure strategy and design. Key initiatives include the development of TD's Cloud Agility and Information Excellence architectural models to drive composition of services in highly dynamic, flexible, cloud-based infrastructures; planning and deployment of a next generation infrastructure; and focused development of cloud-enabling choreography and orchestration systems.

Formerly the Chief Technology Officer for CS Technology, a New York-based consultancy, James has been a frequent speaker at data center industry events, he focuses principally on strategy, critical analysis, empirical modeling, and development of business-relevant solutions, he has significant external customer accomplishments delivering cross-platform CTO services for large scale infrastructure development on projects in excess of USD $2.1B.

James Plouffe

Lead Solutions Architect – ServiceConnect, MobileIron Product and Ecosystem, CISSP

Is “information technology polymath” a thing? If so, James Plouffe fits the bill. With over 15 years experience, he has provided IT and InfoSec services and insight for customers ranging from mid-size enterprises to the Global 10. As a member of the MobileIron Product Ecosystem team, he is responsible for driving integrations with new technology partners, enhancing existing integrations, and helping customers use those integrations to be successful in making modern endpoints a seamless part of their IT and InfoSec strategies. Prior to joining MobileIron, he spent nearly a decade as the Network Architect for Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing, North America where he was responsible for designing and building the LAN, WAN, and perimeter security infrastructure for facilities throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. He also consults for the award-winning “hacker” drama Mr. Robot on USA Network.

Merim Becirovic

Managing Director, Core Infrastructure and Business Operations, Accenture

Merim Becirovic is the managing director of Core Infrastructure and Business Operations in Accenture’s high performance IT organization, which directly supports the business goals of a $31.0 billion company with 373,000 employees in 55 countries. Reporting to Accenture’s chief information officer, Mr. Becirovic has overall responsibility for the management and operation of Accenture’s core infrastructure, including both network and hosting services. In this role, which he assumed in May 2015, Mr. Becirovic leads the implementation of new network and compute services, including cloud and virtualization capabilities. Since 2012, Mr. Becirovic has also led Business Operations, and in this capacity is responsible for running Accenture IT as a business. He provides overall management for the organization’s global operation, including IT strategy, IT planning, application and infrastructure management operations, supplier and contract management, audit and IT policy, business performance, deployable resources and organizational development.

Upon initially joining Accenture’s IT organization, Mr. Becirovic drove IT planning and governance. Prior to that he worked in Accenture’s Systems Integration, IT Outsourcing and Technology Consulting areas on large engagements that maximized ROI for clients in the consumer products, services and automotive sectors. Mr. Becirovic holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is married and resides in the suburbs of Chicago. He enjoys restoring classic cars, photography and golf.

Steven Daugherty

Skype for BusinessTechnical Specialist, Microsoft

Steven Daugherty is a Skype for Business Technical Specialist at Microsoft. His prior experience includes performing large Lync Enterprise Voice deployments through Microsoft Consulting Services and Microsoft partners. Steven also spent seven years at Nortel, ending as an Architect with the Microsoft/Nortel Innovative Communications Alliance. Steven holds a Master’s degree in IT with a specialization in Information Assurance and Security and is currently a PhD student (Business Administration with specialization in Engineering and Technology Management). He has been Microsoft certified since 1995 and holds a CISSP certification as well.

Terry Jones

Founder of and Founding Chairman of, Innovation Expert

Best known for founding and serving as founding Chairman of, Terry Jones has become a powerful voice in the world of entrepreneurship through his numerous speaking engagements and the publication of his book, ON Innovation. His career path has established him as a thought leader on innovation in our increasingly digital world.

Jones, who began his career as a travel agent, spent 24 years at American Airlines, in marketing and information technology, capping his career as Chief Information Officer of its SABRE division. While at SABRE he led a team of six working on a project that became Jones served as CEO of Travelocity for seven years transforming it to a public company with three billion dollars in travel sales. He left Travelocity when the company was taken private and became part of the founding team at, a company that yet again revolutionized how travel was purchased. He served as Chairman of the company from its founding until it was sold to Priceline for $1.8 billion dollars in 2013.

Today he is the Chairman of Wayblazer and managing principal of ON Inc, a consultancy he founded to help companies in their transition to the digital economy. He has served on the boards of thirteen public and private companies and currently serves on the boards of Wayblazer, Boingo, Smart Destinations and The Camping and Education Foundation. He is a venture capitalist with General Catalyst Partners and Sierra Angels.

The holder of several patents. Jones is a graduate of Denison University and has an honors doctor of letters from Sierra Nevada College.

George Stefanick

Wireless Architect, Texas Medical Center

George Stefanick is a Wireless Architect employed by a large healthcare system in the Texas Medical Center. His Wi-Fi engineering experience spans nearly two decades and in that time he has provided consulting to many Fortune 500 companies in industries such as healthcare, mining, and hospitality.

A huge proponent of knowledge transfer and support within the Wi-Fi engineering community, George maintains a popular blog,, “a blog by a Wi-Fi engineer for Wi-Fi engineers”. He is also a Technical Editor for two books: ”CCNA Wireless Study Guide” by Todd Lammle and ”Designing and Deploying 802.11 Networks: A Practical Guide to Implementing 802.11n and 802.11ac Wireless Networks for Enterprise-Based Applications” by Jim Geier.

A sought-after presenter, he has also led sessions at conferences such as Aruba Airheads 2014 in Shanghai, Aruba Atmosphere 2015 in Las Vegas, Aruba Atmosphere 2015 in Australia, Cisco Live!, and Interop. His presentation at Interop 2015, “Designing Today’s Wi-Fi Network for Tomorrow’s Applications”, was voted by attendees as one of the top 10 sessions of the event.

George holds many vendor and vendor neutral certifications.

Keith Parsons

Managing Director, Wireless LAN Professionals

Keith Parsons is Managing Director of the Wireless LAN Professionals, Inc. A gifted presenter, Keith is known for his wit and broad technical experience. He holds 65 technical certifications (9 Wireless) and has earned an MBA from the Marriott School of Management. He is author (or editor) of a 30+ technical publications and has developed seven technical industry and vendor certifications.

Mr. Parsons is a sought after presenter for a variety of technical conferences on the subjects of Wireless LAN and Network Security/Penetration Testing. He travels throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia in behalf of a wide variety of IT vendors, explaining their products to networking professionals. Keith is on the CWNP and CWNE Advisory Boards – and is CWNE #3. For the past 15 years Mr. Parsons has focused on Wireless LANs, both in providing high-quality customized training as well as WLAN design and consulting services with a variety of global corporations.

Session Speakers

Abhijit Das

ClearPass Consulting SE, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Abhijit Das serves as a ClearPass Consulting Systems Engineer for the West Coast team. Abhijit joined Airwave in 2005 as a software engineer and went on to become the systems engineer (SE) for the West. Airwave was later acquired by Aruba Networks. He continued to be the SE for Airwave for the West after the acquisition and in the years following, became a major accounts Aruba SE in the San Francisco bay region. Abhijit holds a B.S. in Computer Science.

Alan Ni

Director of Vertical Marketing, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Alan Ni leads the vertical marketing solutions team at Aruba and has 15 years of experience with mobile technology. He joined Aruba in 2014 from Goldman Sachs where he had global responsibility for the firm’s mobile infrastructure and computing platforms.

Amish Shah

Product Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Amish Shah is the product manager for Aruba OS platform features. Amish joined Aruba Networks as a Technical Marketing Engineer in 2013 and was leading various sales enablement and solutions engineering activities like creating validated reference design guides, proof-of-concept demos and competitive product/feature analysis.

Angel Vidal

Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Angel Vidal is the Senior Technical Marketing Engineer for Aruba AirWave. He has 18 years of experience designing, deploying and supporting technology solutions for enterprises in the Silicon Valley area. Today, he uses his experience with network management to support Systems Engineers who are in need of subject-matter expertise in using AirWave to its fullest potential. Before taking on his current role, Angel worked in customer advocacy at Aruba in the AirWave and ClearPass product lines.

Ashutosh Dash

Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Ashutosh joined Aruba in 2012, and has been subject matter expert in the areas of UCC, Wave2, Aruba AirGroup and AppRF to help meet customer demands. He has over 18 years of experience in networking industry and 10+ years doing Wi-Fi. He worked at Motorola, NEC prior to joining Aruba.

Balajee Krishnamurthy

WLAN Product Line Management, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Bala has been with Aruba for 7 years. Currently, he is a member of the core WLAN product management team and is directly responsible for driving roadmap for Clarity, Application services (voice, video, UCC) & policy enforcement firewall (AppRF, WebCC, IP/Geo-reputation). Prior to this, he was the head TME at Aruba, wherein he led a team that handled solution design, proof-of-concept demos, product/feature analysis, and competitive research with a focus on large enterprise networks. Before moving to Silicon Valley, Bala served as a Technology Analyst at the Center for Emerging Network Technologies (CENT) - a real world lab funded by Network Computing at Syracuse, NY. Bala received his M.S. in Telecommunications & Network Management (TNM) from Syracuse University and his B.S. in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) from SASTRA University in India.

Carlos Gómez Gallego

Senior Director, ClearPass, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Carlos Gomez Gallego has over 15 years experience in the wireless and security industry and currently works in the Advanced Technology Group (ATG) at Aruba. Carlos was the co-founder of Amigopod, an Australian based provider of enterprise guest-access software. As an early pioneer in BYOD solutions, Amigopod was acquired by Aruba Networks in December 2010 and Carlos served as Senior Director of Product Management for the Amigopod/ClearPass product. Carlos holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Christian Gilby

Director of Product Marketing, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Christian has 20+ years of product marketing, management and engineering experience in the networking industry with a strong focus on mobility and wireless. He currently leads the product marketing team for Aruba’s wireless and wired networking solutions. Previously he led product management for the ShoreTel Mobility product line after ShoreTel acquired his mobile UC startup, Agito Networks, where he was responsible for product management and product marketing of the leading enterprise mobility solution. Prior to Agito, he was an early member of the Meru Networks team. Christian started his career at Nortel Networks where he held several networking and VoIP project lead and software architect positions and was also granted a patent.

Choh M. Kok

Sr. Manager, Customer Advocacy, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Choh is Sr. Manager in the Global Enablement and Tools team under the Customer Advocacy group. His role involves building an efficient support model with community based self-support, software innovations, content creation, and process automation. He is the co-creator of Aruba Solution Exchange (ASE).

Christopher Young

Consulting TME, Global Technical Marketing, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

As a consulting TME of the Global Technical Marketing FlexManagement Team, Chris connects with Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company’s technical customer and partner base as well as Aruba’s pre-sales solution architects. Chris has more than 18 years of experience in the networking and telecommunications industries and extensive experience in designing and implementing advanced technology solutions for customers of various sizes. Chris joined 3Com in 2005 as a Network Consultant and Hewlett Packard in 2010, where he was recognized for excellence and his dedication to customers.

Chuck Jenson

CSE–Network Security, CISSP, ACCP, ACDX, ACMP, TCSE and other ETLA’s, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Chuck is the current Consulting Systems Engineer for Network Security. He spent the majority of his career in the Security industry working at McAfee, TippingPoint, Palo Alto and Corero. As an SE, Chuck was part of the team to bring in Pepsico as a major ClearPass client and received Rookie of the Year honors for the Central area in 2013. Chuck holds his CISSP, ACCP, ACDX, ACMP, and TCSE certifications.

Craig Mills

Global Product Line Manager, SDN Campus Solutions, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Craig is currently the GPLM for SDN Solutions for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. He developed keen insights for his present job from past experience in network design and software development. As a software developer Craig has designed Linux network modules, SIP video conferencing systems, custom Video on Demand network controllers, and IPv6 switch software at Aruba. Interspersed with development roles Craig has designed global enterprise networks, ISP, and campus networks.

Dan Comfort

Product Manager, AirWave, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Dan Comfort is a Product Manager for AirWave. He has over 20 years of experience in enterprise software and is passionate about customer success. Since joining AirWave Wireless Inc. in 2004, Dan has held roles in Product Management, Technical Marketing, and Support.

Dan Rivera

Product Marketing Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Dan Rivera became a Product Marketing Manager for Aruba Networks, Inc. in January 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Rivera founded The PSC Group, a private consulting firm connecting companies to the public sector education market. For more than 25 years, he has held a career in the information technology industry, with a focus in the Primary Education Sector. Throughout the years, he served on Advisory Boards for Cisco Systems, Tech Data and Ingram Micro, creating strategies on how to do business with Government/Education agencies. Mr. Rivera also served on staff for a USAC Board Member from 2001-2004, working specifically to improve the E-Rate Program.

Daryl Wan

Consulting Technical Marketing Engineer, Technical Marketing Engineering – FlexFabric, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Daryl brings over 15 years of pre-sales, post-sales network design, deployment and operational experience to Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. As a member of the TME FlexFabric team with a focus on Data Center solutions, Daryl provides pre-sales support to Aruba’s technical customer and partner base as well as Aruba’s Solution Architects. Prior to Aruba, he spent almost 5 years at Cisco Advanced Services.Daryl has a BSc in Computing and Information Systems from the University of London.

Dave Chen

Product Marketing Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Dave Chen specializes in enterprise branch and remote solutions to support #GenMobile. Dave has held a variety of positions encompassing product, sales, and enablement, and outside of work, enjoys reading, jogging, and eating. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Political Science.

Diana Laboy-Rush

App Developer Evangelist, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Diana Laboy-Rush serves as App Developer Evangelist for Aruba, supporting developers working with Meridian Software Development Kits (SDKs) to bring blue dot location awareness, indoor navigation and proximity notifications to large public facing enterprises. Diana has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from CSU, Long Beach, and a Master’s in Engineering Management from Portland State University. She has over 15 years experience in the software and technology industry in various technical marketing, sales and product management roles.

Drew Wyskida

Corporate ClearPass SE, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Drew Wyskida joined Aruba Networks in 2015 as a Corporate ClearPass SE. As a ClearPass SE, he joined a team of specialized resources offering support for the ClearPass product to the field account team and partners. Prior to Aruba Networks, Drew worked at IBM Research where he played a key role in the development and deployment of advanced solutions for IBM and its customers. For a majority of his 25 years in the fields of Information Technology and Services, Drew has focused his work on wireless mobility and secure networking solutions. Drew is a certified Master IT Specialist and sat on the IT Specialist Certification Board of Approvers.

Ellie Huang

Senior Product Marketing Manager for Aruba’s campus Wireless LAN solutions, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Ellie has extensive wired/wireless product and solution experiences with Ruckus Wireless, Cisco, ADC Telecommunications, and ZTE, etc. She also holds an MS and an MBA degree.


Eric Johnson

Head of Outdoor Solutions, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Eric Johnson is one of Aruba's radio subject-matter experts. His career now spans 26 years of defining, designing, building, and selling high performance radio and antenna solutions. Eric joined the Aruba team in 2011 as a Product Manager and leads the outdoor radio business. He holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering (Electromagnetics) from Carleton University. He has contributed solely and with teams on a total of 7 patents.


Francisco Caraballo

ClearPass Channel SE-2013, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Francisco Caraballo, serves as ClearPass SE for Aruba Networks Channel Enablement Team and is responsible for providing technical, and fuctional support to Aruba/HPE partners in the Western Region. Francisco joined Aruba Networks in 2013. Prior to Aruba, Francisco held SE and technical positions with Fujitsu Network Communications, the Department of the Army and served in the U.S. Army for 10 years as a Signal Support NCO. Francisco is an Aruba Certified Mobility professional and an Aruba certified ClearPass Professional.

Garth Benedict

Sr Staff Engineer, ClearPass, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Garth serves as a senior engineer on ClearPass Guest's development team focusing on core guest features as well as third party integrations including social logins, multi-factor authentication, payment gateways and SMS delivery. He has been in the WiFi appliance space since 2001 and joined Aruba five years ago as part of the Amigopod acquisition. Garth has a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University in Montreal and currently lives outside of Boston, MA.

Gary Jenkins

ClearPass Consulting Systems Engineer, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Starting at Aruba Networks in July 2005 Gary Jenkins has worked as a Systems Engineer, Consulting Systems Engineer, Systems Engineering Manager, and now is a ClearPass Consulting Systems Engineer. Joining the Navy right out of high school he learned RF as a RADAR Technician while serving on the USS New Orleans in Desert Strom in the Persian Gulf and Restore Hope in Somalia. After the Navy Gary worked at Cisco Systems as a Systems Engineer and then at Sharp Healthcare in San Diego.

Gerri Hinkel

Sr. Vertical Marketing Manager for Primary & Higher Education, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Gerri is passionate about how technology can support and improve the teaching and learning experience. With over 20 years of experience in various roles in education, and a M.Ed in Educational Technology, she understands and has witnessed the power of enabling students to be successful through innovative technology solutions and applications. Gerri’s experience also includes five years in an internal and partner sales training and enablement role, where she strived to bring tools and assets to sellers that helped them connect more deeply to their customer issues.

Hamid Lalani

Business Development Lead, SDN Ecosystem, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Hamid Lalani is a veteran of the networking and telecom infrastructure business. His current responsibilities include leading the team that manages the industry’s first open and robust SDN Eco-System, including the SDN Appstore. Most recently he was EVP of sales and marketing for Telescent. Hamid was also the VP of marketing and product management at Alcatel’s (now Alcatel- Lucent) largest North American division. Previous to that Hamid spent six years in various roles at another venture funded start-up called BroadBand Technologies, Inc. Hamid has an MBA from The Darden School, University of Virginia and a BS in Engineering from IICT, Mumbai, India.


J. Micah Staggs

Consulting Systems Engineer

J. Micah Staggs has been a networking specialist for over 15 years. Currently a consulting systems engineer for network security, prior to coming to Aruba was an SE for Foundry and Brocade, as well as several years on the customer side working with Cisco gear.

John Cox

Clearpass CSE, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

John works with Aruba account teams to ensure the successful positioning and deployment of Aruba Clearpass meets the demands of customers adaptive security needs for network access. John joined Aruba Networks in 2011 as a System Engineer to develop new opportunities for Aruba in Northern Ohio. Prior to joining Aruba Networks John spent 15 years at Cisco Systems where he supported sales opportunities for commercial customers up to service providers and all class of customer in-between.

Jon Green

Senior Director, Security Architecture, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Jon Green, CISSP serves as CTO for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company Government Solutions and is responsible for ensuring that Aruba’s enterprise mobility solutions meet the security and deployment requirements of government customers worldwide. He joined Aruba Networks in 2003 and helped it grow from a small startup to today’s position as a leading provider of network mobility solutions. Prior to Aruba, Jon held technical, marketing, and sales positions with Foundry Networks, Atrica, Nortel Networks, and Bay Networks. Jon holds a B.S. in Information Security from Western Governor’s University and a M.S. in Computer Science with a concentration in Information Security from James Madison University.

Jone Ostebo

Solution Engineering Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Jone Ostebo is a Solution Engineering Manager on the Technical Marketing team at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Jone has 15 years of experience in networking, specializing in the design, deployment and support of networking solutions. Jone joined Aruba Networks in 2009 with a focus on training, leading to course development and solution engineering. Jone is a professional in Aruba WLAN, switching, ClearPass, Airwave, and Meridian. Prior to Aruba, Jone held a senior position in network security with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Juan Ramos

ClearPass Systems Engineer, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Juan Ramos joined Aruba Networks and HPE company in 2014 and serves as a ClearPass Specialist for the PNW and Mountain region. He is an overlay systems engineer responsible for ensuring that ClearPass Enterprise Security solution meets the security and deployment requirements for prospects/customers in his region. Prior to Aruba Networks, Juan spent 13 years at NetMotion Wireless a leading provider of next generation mobile VPN helping it grow to a profitable $77 Million company. Also held technical sales position with WRQ. Juan holds a B.S in Mathematics from University of Washington.

Juan Francisco Rodriguez

HPN National K12/E-Rate Channel Specialist, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Juan has been in the communication industry for over 35 years. Serious working life began for Juan as a field technician and culminating as a data center manager for a large service provider. After almost twenty years there with progressive roles in leadership and management it was time for a change. Juan took a role with a large educational institution, although hired to manage their District-wide communications infrastructure and NOC center, Juan took a keen interest in a new technology funding program called the E-Rate program. Juan was intrigued by how the program could help bring education thru technology to our youth and future leaders of our nation and spent the next 16 years focusing on E-Rate.

Today, Juan is HPE/ARUBAs national K12/E-Rate specialist assisting HPE/ARUBA with go to market strategies and support within the complex world of K12 and E-Rate. Juans unique career experiences have helped him to develop a certain perspective that has positioned Juan as a trusted advisor on many facets of the K12 market and E-Rate program.

Julia Farina

Head of Product Marketing for Mobile Engagement, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Julia Farina is head of product marketing for the Mobile Engagement division at Aruba. She works directly with retailers and other large public venues using mobile technologies to increase engagement and reduce inefficiencies. She has presented to and worked with innovative public venues from around the world on mobile app strategies and technology deployment.

Kai Chang

Global Product Manager for Switch Software, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Kai Chang is a Global Product Manager in the Campus Switching and SDN group for Aruba. He is responsible for product management of the ArubaOS-Switch software. In his current role, Kai is responsible for defining software features and functionalities base on customer requirements, technology, market trends, and business priorities. Kai developed expertise in data networking from previous experiences as product line manager, sales engineer, and network manager for companies such as 3Com and Verizon. Kai Chang holds a BSEE from Rutgers University and a MBA from Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

Ken Peredia

Senior Technical Director, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Ken Peredia is a Senior Technical Director in the Global Customer Advocacy team at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Ken has 20 years of networking experience in designing, deploying, supporting, and testing customer solutions across all vertical markets. Ken joined Aruba Networks in 2003 and has authored and contributed to numerous ArubaOS features, technical publications, and advanced Wireless LAN training. In addition to Aruba, Ken held advanced technical positions at 3Com, Nortel Networks, Tahoe Networks, and Violin Memory.

Kezia Gollapudi

Global Product Marketing Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Kezia Gollapudi is a global product marketing manager at Aruba championing cloud and onsite network management solutions. Prior to Aruba, she led product marketing for mobile Unified Communications at ShoreTel after it acquired Agito Networks, where she played a key role in launching the company and its enterprise mobility solution. Prior to Agito, she introduced new products to market at bleeding edge technology start-ups.

Kiyo Kubo

Director, Business Development – Meridian, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Kiyo Kubo was the co-founder and CEO of Meridian, a mobile-software platform used by venues who want to engage with their visitors, until it was acquired by Aruba Networks in 2013. He has been focusing on contextual, location aware technology since his days at Cornell with a specific focus on how users engage with mobile devices. Over those almost two decades Kiyo has built numerous award-winning apps for the likes of Barnes & Noble, Nike, the American Museum of Natural History, MTV and Conde Nast. He holds several patents on core location technologies and speaks on the subject regularly.

Madani Adjali

Sr. Product Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Madani is a member of the product management team for ClearPass Policy Manager. He works directly with the ClearPass engineering team on developing new innovations and addressing customer feature requests as well as engaging field sales on new customer opportunities. Prior to this role, Madani was a product manager and product specialist for the Mobility Access Switch product line. He joined Aruba Networks in 2012 after stints at AdTran and Juniper Networks in both pre and post sales roles supporting both enterprise and carrier customers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University.

Manju Mahishi

Director, Product Management, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Manju Mahishi is the Director of Product Management at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Manju is responsible for Service Provider solutions, Cloud Services Platform and Analytics. He has over 15 years experience in the Wi-Fi industry with stints in product management at Motorola Solutions and other software companies. Manju holds a Bachelors and two Masters of Engineering degrees from Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur) and Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge).

Marcus Wehmeyer

Principal Network Engineer, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Marcus is a member of the Aruba Customer Engineering team and provides technical oversight in the design and deployment of Aruba’s very high density deployments in stadiums, arenas, and concert halls. He has 10 years of experience working with Aruba wireless products and has deployed high density wireless networks in NBA,NHL, MLB, NFL, and NCAA venues. Most recently Marcus has provided technical oversight for the Texas A&M Kyle Field Stadium Wi-Fi deployment providing Wi-Fi access to over 102,000 fans.

Martine Velkeniers

Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Martine Velkeniers is responsible for Aruba Instant and SMB portfolio and previously managed HP wireless, unified access and BYOD products. Martine has 17 years experience in product marketing and business development in the networking industry. Before joining HP Martine was a Solution Marketing Manager at Cisco. Prior to Cisco, Ms. Velkeniers held positions at Lucent Technologies. She holds a MBA degree in Marketing from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Brussels.

Mark Thompson

Director, Global Product Line Management, Campus Switching and SDN Applications, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Mark Thompson is the director of Global Product Line Management for the Campus Switching product portfolio. He is responsible for driving networking solution and product innovation, business growth and customer satisfaction across these product families. Thompson has a strong technical background and developed a patented phone-line integration for use in mobile PC base stations. He has been involved in numerous channel and industry panel events on topics including a variety of future networking technologies and applications. Thompson graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Michael Brewer

Product Marketing Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Michael Brewer, Product Marketing Manager at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is responsible for Retail and Hospitality solutions marketing. He joined Aruba in 2015, prior to that he was a Sr. Network Engineer at AT&T Wi-Fi Services, specializing in Hotel network design and implementation.

Michael Tarinelli

Consulting Systems Engineer, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Michael serves as a Consulting Systems Engineer focusing on network security. He spent the majority of his career in the financial services industry working at AB Global where he led a project to acquire and install Aruba WLAN back in 2005. While at AB, Michael led the security engineering networking group before leaving in 2008 to join Panzura, a startup founded by former Aruba engineering folks. Michael then joined Aruba in 2011.

Michael Tennefoss

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Michael Tennefoss is Aruba’s Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, responsible for the company’s ecosystem of technology partners and strategic initiatives including Skype for Business, Office 365, data analytics, and the Internet of Things. Tennefoss has more than 32 years of product management and marketing experience in the networking and controls industries. Prior to joining Aruba in 2007, he was the Vice President of Marketing at Meru Networks, Echelon Corporation, and Vindicator Technologies.

Navin Mittal

Director, Product Marketing, Datacenter, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Navin Mittal has been in the networking industry for almost 20 years. He currently leads product marketing for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s data center networking portfolio of products and solutions. Prior to HPE, he spent 15 years at Cisco, where he led engineering, product management and product marketing teams for their data center products. Navin Mittal has an MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and a Bachelors of Engineering from Mumbai University

Neela Sambandam

Product Manager, ClearPass, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Neela Sambandam is the product manager for ClearPass at Aruba Networks. Prior to joining the ClearPass product management team, she was also part of the technical marketing team and product marketing team at Aruba. She has product and technology expertise in both 802.11 wireless networking and network security. She holds a Master of Science in telecommunication from Syracuse University.

Newsha Sharifzadeh

Product Marketing Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Newsha Sharifzadeh is the Product Marketing Manager for Software-defined Networking portfolio, Mobility controllers and Mobile UC. Prior to joining HP, Newsha was working in semiconductor industry where she held various solutions and product marketing positions and successfully led the go to market strategy and implementation. Newsha has an MBA from Santa Clara University and a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from University of Toronto.

Nick Farina

Director, Software Engineering, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Nick was the CTO and co-founder of Meridian, a software platform for mobile indoor location and wayfinding. Meridian was acquired by Aruba Networks in 2013 and Nick remained as a director of the product team. Prior to Meridian, Nick co-founded Spotlight Mobile, creator of award-winning apps on a variety of mobile platforms for brands like Nike, Vogue magazine, and Barnes & Noble.

Nick Newton

Director, Product Management, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Nick Newton is the Director of Product Management for the Mobile Engagement products, which includes the Meridian software and Aruba BLE Beacons. He has spent the last several years helping to bring the Mobile Engagement products to market and working with dozens of customers using the solution.

Onno Harms

Product Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Onno Harms is the product manager for indoor wireless platforms. He has over 25 years of experience bringing wireless products to the market, and has worked at several of the leading wireless companies. Prior to moving into a product management role 10 years ago, Onno was active in product development and managed engineering teams and programs at Philips, Ericsson, Lucent, Agere, Intersil and Conexant. He holds an MSEE and advanced degree from Twente University in The Netherlands.

Ozer Dondurmacioglu

Sr. Director, Product & Solutions Marketing, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Ozer Dondurmacioglu currently leads Aruba’s product and solutions marketing. At Aruba since 2004, he has held variety of leadership roles including technical and competitive marketing, community management and sales enablement. He is an electrical engineer by education, with degrees from Boston University and Middle East Technical University in Turkey. Before Aruba, Ozer held engineering roles at Atoga Systems and Lucent/Avaya.


Peter Lane

Director Product Manager, ArubaOS, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Peter Lane leads the Product Management team responsible for ArubaOS and controller hardware. Peter joined Aruba as part of the AirWave acquisition and has been with the company for over 11 years. Prior to this role, Peter was the product manager for ARM, Spectrum, WIP and any other RF software features. Peter previously held positions in software engineering and customer support with AirWave.

Philippe Michelet

Director of Global Product Management Data Center, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Philippe Michelet has been working for Hewlett Packard Enterprise since November 2011 as Senior Director of Global Product Line Management, Data Center Networking in Palo Alto, California. Philippe is leading the Networking Data Center portfolio, considered by Gartner the most open and innovation driven. Before holding this position, he was part of the Advanced Technology Group (Office of the CTO, HPE Networking), and participated in the creation of the Virtual Application Networks framework (HPE SDN architecture including VAN SDN Controller, SDN Manager and multiple SDN applications, including the Virtual Cloud Networking application which is HPE’s version of the OpenStack Neutron driver). A patent related to this architecture is pending.

Rajesh Ramireddy

Principal Network Engineer, Customer Advocacy, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Rajesh Ramireddy is a part of the Network Services Global Escalation Team in Customer Advocacy and is responsible for providing L3 support for Aruba products such as ClearPass and Airwave. Rajesh joined Aruba Networks in 2008 and was initially part of the support team for Aruba Controllers and AP's. He then moved to the Network Services team in 2012 to support ClearPass and Airwave. Prior to joining Aruba Networks, he was working as a Technical support engineer providing support for Netgear SMB products with CSS Corp. Rajesh holds a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from LNM University, India.


Randy Garcia

ClearPass Channel Systems Engineer, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Randy serves as a ClearPass SE for Aruba’s Channel Enablement Team and is responsible for providing technical/functional support to Aruba Channel Partners in the Central Region. Prior to Aruba, Randy worked for United States Federal Government, as Wireless Network Engineer, supporting the Medical Network Operations Security Center monitoring, configuring, and managing the medical network enterprise WLAN. Randy is an Aruba Certified Mobility professional and an Aruba certified ClearPass Professional.

Ravi Mehra

Engineer, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Ravi Mehra is a software developer in the Global Enablement and Tools team. He is the creator of Aruba Solution Exchange (ASE), a web application that generates custom-tailored configuration for various networking products. He is currently working on various web application projects and helping build ASE solutions. Prior to developing software, Ravi supported AirWave and ClearPass products. He studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech.

Rick Reid

Healthcare Solutions Marketing Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Rick Reid runs healthcare vertical marketing for Aruba. He has spend 20 years delivering wireless data across many formats, but with a focus on the data delivery needs and requirements in the Healthcare environment.

Robert Haviland

Senior Manager, Global Technical Marketing, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Rob Haviland is the Senior Manager of the world wide Technical Marketing FlexNetwork Team and leads the entire worldwide Technical Marketing organization for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Haviland has more than 20 years of experience in the networking and telecommunications industries and extensive experience in designing and implementing advanced technology solutions for Fortune 500 companies.

Ron DiBiase

Vice President, Global Software Sales, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Ron DiBiase is currently responsible for Aruba’s worldwide sales and go-to-market efforts for the ClearPass product. He is the former VP of Worldwide Sales for Avenda Systems, acquired by Aruba Networks in December of 2011. Ron has more than 30 years of high tech sales and marketing experience in the networking, security, and application software markets. During his career, he has held various senior management positions focusing on executive sales management activities; direct and channel oriented sales strategies and coverage implementations; marketing; customer support; and business development. Ron has extensive experience helping to build start-up companies from early stage market entry to recognized market leaders. His experience includes executive sales positions at RingCube (acquired by Citrix), PortAuthority Technologies (acquired by Websense), Redline Networks (acquired by Juniper Networks), Planetweb, and ShoreTel (went public). Prior to working with emerging companies, Ron held several positions at Nortel/Bay Networks/SynOptics and Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC).

Rubén Iglesias

Consulting TME, Global Technical Marketing, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Rubén Iglesias is a Consulting Technical Marketing Engineer in networking. In this global role, Iglesias specializes in campus switching and reference architectures. Iglesias has over 20 of experience in the networking industry, in a variety of roles. In 2010, he joined HP as a result of the 3Com acquisition, participating in the development of several courses of the current certification program. Iglesias joined the Technical Marketing team in January 2011.

Sanjay Garg

Hospitality Marketing and Solutions, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Sanjay Garg serves as the Hospitality Marketing and Solutions Manager for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Sanjay is responsible for ensuring we have consistent messaging and content around Aruba Hospitality solutions, that we are creating solutions relevant to the hospitality market, and that we are engaging with partners, major hotel chains, and customers. Sanjay joined HP in 2008 and managed legacy HPN WLAN Products and Solutions. Over the past year Sanjay has been intimately involved in the hospitality industry through relationships with MSPs, HTNG, and hoteliers and has led HPE and Aruba WLAN certifications with major hotel chains and key partners.

Santa PalChaudhuri

Distinguished Engineer, Instant AP, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Santa is currently the chief architect of Aruba Instant APs. He has spent almost a decade at Aruba, working on wireless, mesh, RAP, and last 5 years co-creating IAP from concept to product. Santa built from scratch and managed the Instant team while in startup mode, before moving onto his current role. Before Aruba, he worked on algorithms at Meru Networks. Santa holds a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, and a Ph.D in Wireless Sensor Networks from Rice University, Texas.

Scott Bodo

Consulting Systems Engineer, Global Technical Marketing, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Scott Bodo, is a member of the NA CSE – Networks Security Team formerly known as the “ClearPass Specialists”. Scott is responsible for ensuring that ClearPass solutions meet the security and NAC requirements for our Canadian customers. He joined Aruba Networks in 2011 as an AirWave Specialist and has since specialized in ClearPass from day one. Scott has over 25 years of industry experience and has held SE Management and SE positions at Avaya, Nortel, Bay Networks and SynOptics.

Scott Herman

Networking Channel Director, East, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Scott Herman has 30 years in the IT industry, predominately in Channel Leadership roles. An early acquisition of his company by Cisco Systems in 1994 Scott helped to start their reseller program in the Eastern United States, followed by key positions within McAfee and Avaya in their Channel Management organizations. At Mimosa Systems he ran their US Channel organization developing their reseller program and lead the channel integration team during their acquisition by Iron Mountain Digital. Scott is an MBA graduate from Drexel University and lives with his wife and 2 children in New Jersey.

Scott Koster

Technical Marketing Engineer, Global Technical Marketing, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Scott Koster is a Technical Marketing Engineer in the world wide Technical Marketing organization for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Scott has over a decade of experience in various networking and IT technologies. Scott joined Hewlett Packard Enterprise in 2007 as a Test Engineer in the Networking R&D organization. He had significant R&D contributions with switching, security, network management and unified communications products. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. He lives in Roseville, CA with his wife and two dogs.

Shiv Mehra

Director, Solutions Engineering, Global Technical Marketing, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

As the Director of Solutions Engineering, Shiv Mehra is responsible for driving technical sales enablement activities. Key initiatives like Validated Reference Design (VRD’s) and Proof of Concepts of Aruba Solutions are delivered by the Solutions Engineering team.

Simon Huang

TME Manager Data Center, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Simon Huang leads the Data Center Technical Marketing Engineering team for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. In this role, he connects Data Center technical subject-matter experts with customers, as well as pre-sales solution architects/engineers. Simon has nearly 20 years of experience in the high growth IT industry, where he has responsibilities across sales, services, product marketing & management and leadership.

Steve Eubanks

CSE – Network Security, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Steve Eubanks joined Aruba Networks in 2012 as a ClearPass Specialist. As a CSE, he covers four Eastern regions offering support for the ClearPass product to customers, the field account teams and partners. Prior to Aruba Networks, Steve worked at Avaya and Nortel as a Regional Specialist working with customers as the key technical advisor and product advocate for Avaya Data Networking products.

Sue Gillespie

Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Campus Switching, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Sue has 20+ years of product management and marketing experience in the networking industry and is responsible for guiding and developing GTM positioning, marketing launches and communications for the Aruba and HPE FlexNetwork campus switch portfolios.

Ted Qian

OpenSwitch Global Product Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

A network industry veteran, Ted Qian is the OpenSwitch Global Product Manager. Prior to his role at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, Ted had progressive hardware and software product line management responsibilities at Juniper, Brocade, and CISCO. Ted brings deep product and technology knowledge ranging from data center/cloud to wide area network to fiber channel/Ethernet to carrier MPLS. He holds two US patents with several more pending.

Tim Cappalli

Global Mobility & Access Enablement Engineer, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Tim is an engineer on Aruba's Global Enablement team focusing on the Aruba Mobility First solution set including AOS, ArubaOS-Switch, Instant, AirWave and his favorite product, ClearPass. Tim joined Aruba from Integration Partners where he was the mobility practice lead. Prior to joining the partner side, he was a mobility engineer at Brandeis University.


Trent Fierro

Director of Security Solutions Marketing, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Trent Fierro holds the Director of Security Solutions Marketing at Aruba. He has been in the technology industry for over 20 years with stops at SynOptics, Cisco, Net Optics and more recently Avenda Systems, which was acquired by Aruba in late 2011. Trent’s background includes positions as a Channel SE Mgr, Technical Marketing engineer, and Marketing manager at Cisco across technologies. The last 9 years have been focused on security technology with a direct impact on sales enablement and customer engagement.

Troy Arnold

CSE ClearPass, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Troy Arnold, serves as Consulting System Engineer-Network Security for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company Government Solutions and is a ClearPass Specialist in the central region. He joined Aruba Networks in 2012 and helped it grow the Clearpass product from a small radius server to today’s leading adaptive network product. Prior to Aruba, Troy held technical, and sales positions with Colubris Networks, Proxim, Checkpoint and Bradford Networks. With over 15 years in wireless experience Troy now focuses on the security aspect of the network environment.

Venkatraju T V

Aruba ClearPass Engineer, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Venkatraju is an Architect on the ClearPass engineering team. Venkat came to Aruba Networks as part of the acquisition of Avenda Systems Inc. in 2011, and has been instrumental in scaling ClearPass products to enable successful deployments at thousands of customers. Prior to Avenda Systems, Venkat held engineering roles at Amazon and Cisco Systems India. Venkat holds a B.E. in Computer Science from Bangalore University.

Yan Liu

Director, Product Management, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Yan Liu is the global product manager for Aruba Instant APs at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. He has over 10 years of experience bringing networking products to the market, and prior to joining Aruba, Yan was active in developing products at Lucent Technologies, IBM, and a start-up called Azalea Networks. He holds a BSCE from Columbia University and an MSCS from Stanford University.