ANZ Atmosphere 2016

The biggest mobility event in the world comes to the Southern Hemisphere

6 - 8 December, 2016 // Jupiters Gold Coast // Queensland

Breakout Tracks

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Customer & Partner Engineers,
Mobility Experts

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Partner Executives,
Sales & Marketing Professionals

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  IT Executive Forum
Senior IT,
Technology Leaders (invite only)

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Airheads @ ANZ Atmosphere 2016

Tuesday December 6th to Thursday December 8th, 2016

Conference fee:

  • AUS $300 (without accommodation)
  • AUS $600 (with 2 nights accommodation)

Designed by engineers, for engineers: the Airheads conference is the leading mobility event on the industry calendar, and excellent chance to roll up your sleeves and get technical. Attend customer and visionary keynotes, problem/solution oriented breakouts, and hands-on technical training led by some of the industry’s top network engineers and architects.

Airheads encompasses both partner and customer mobility experts coming together to learn from each other, and share insights.

The Airheads breakouts are comprised of the following content categories:

Digital Workplace Fundamentals (Basic & Advanced Sessions)

The shift to mobile-cloud has changed how we think about enterprise networking. This track is for architects and engineers who want to understand the wired and wireless products and technologies that serve as the foundation for the digital workplace.

Wi-Fi and radio fundamentals, and 802.11ac technology deep dive (Advanced Level)
Neighboring Wi-Fi networks, RF noise sources, and indoor and outdoor coverage patterns can all impact mobile device performance on WLANs. This session will give you a better understanding of radio coverage patterns for different types of antennas and covers related essentials in the Wi-Fi standard. Join us also to learn more about 802.11ac, multi-user MIMO and transmit beamforming with Wave 2, and more.

Design fundamentals for remote and branch access networks
This session will discuss WAN, branch and remote networking, including zero touch deployment, network security, simple and fast convergence for large scale IPSec deployments, seamless integration with cloud-based services, ADVPN, and others.

Wireless LAN design fundamentals in the campus
Although Aruba makes it easy to choose the best WLAN architecture to fit your IT and business needs, it's vital to sort through some critical predeployment issues before you get started. Join us to review the latest product and architectural options from Aruba as well as validated WLAN design best practices. This session includes in-depth coverage of Aruba Instant and Aruba Mobility Controllers.

Anatomy of an AP: Dissect Aruba 320 series to get below the surface (Advanced Level)
Access points can be complex! Let's get together to dissect an Aruba AP-325 to see how the hardware and all the different components make up an Aruba access point.

Overview of major Aruba switching features incl. Smart Rate for multi-gig ports
Take a look at Aruba's switching OS and see its new features including an overview of Smart Rate multi-gigabit Ethernet, zero touch provisioning, role based secure access and more.

Multi-vendor access network management with Aruba AirWave
Take a deep dive into AirWave. Learn how to configure AirWave to get optimal performance and troubleshoot wireless issues. Also find out about exciting new features coming in v.8.2 and hear the integrated wired and wireless story.

Simplifying wired network deployments with Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
This session provides an overview of HPE's Software Defined Networking (SDN) feature set and will review the benefits of following SDN apps for network operations and IT security teams: HPE Network Protector, HP Network Optimizer, and HP Visualizer.

Take a walk on the wired side: Design fundamentals for Aruba switching in the campus
This session will provide a technical overview of campus switching, intended for wireless specialists who want to get to know the wired infrastructure components a bit better.

Digital Workplace Services (Basic & Advanced Sessions)

Are you an experienced architect or engineer wanting to expand your knowledge of the digital workplace? Join us to learn how to seamlessly integrate latest generation of mobile apps and cloud services to your networking infrastructure.

Fast tracking network configuration with Aruba Solution Exchange (ASE) configuration templates (Advanced Level)
Learn about Aruba Solution Exchange (ASE) and how its pre-defined configurations database can make things easier for your day to day network operations as you work with Aruba wireless LAN infrastructure and software solutions.

Mobile device roaming behaviors and client troubleshooting best practices (Advanced Level)
Not all mobile devices are created equal and not all agree on the best ways to roam when connected to Wi-Fi networks. In addition to simple speeds and feeds, rate vs. range characteristics of mobile devices influence the experience of users. Join us to learn about troubleshooting a wide range of device connectivity issues and Aruba Wi-Fi configuration options like ClientMatch, which can vastly improve device roaming behavior.

Connect and protect: Building a trust-based Internet of Things for business critical apps
The Internet of Things can deliver smart spaces — intelligent meeting areas, location services, and real time monitoring are just a few applications that make the workplace more efficient and productive. When installed with care, the IoT infrastructure offers great business benefits and improved operations. Join us to learn why organisations are taking the next step in enabling smart buildings.

Extending mobility to remote networks with Aruba Instant, Remote APs, and Cloud Services Controllers
Your mobile workforce needs simple, anytime access to corporate resources – whether they’re in branch offices, home offices, or on the road. Learn the differences between controller-managed or controllerless architectures, where they are best deployed, and figure out which one is right for you. And since you can't be everywhere all the time, we'll also cover zero-touch deployment for wireless and wired across thousands of locations.

Very high density (VHD) 802.11ac wireless network design and deployment basics
This session will introduce the challenges and principles of designing high density WLANs. We'll present examples of VHD deployments in auditoriums or ballrooms, as the principles of deploying in these environments are applicable to any other high density coverage zone. Join us as we explore dimension and design for sites with adjacent auditoriums, best practices for estimating the number of user devices, and choosing between the three major RF coverage strategies.

Mobile experience management and network services health check with Aruba AirWave
In a mobile-first environment, breadth and depth of visibility into users, clients, applications, RF and non-RF elements that impact user experience are a must. Learn how AirWave delivers powerful network health assurance with advanced monitoring capabilities to eliminate problems before they occur, and the intelligence to troubleshoot rapidly and get users back to business faster.

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) deep dive: 3rd-party ecosystem apps and the app store (Advanced Level)
Get an in-depth review of HPE's SDN applications and how best to take advantage of them to simplify network operations, increase network security and improve end user experience.

Integrating unified communications and collaboration on an Aruba access network
Instant chat, videoconferencing, voice calling, file transfer, desktop sharing, and web conferencing are all part of the latest set of unified communication and collaboration (UCC) tools, which can significantly reduce communication and collaboration costs. And your WLAN should understand all these different traffic flows, report on call quality, support high-definition data transfer for video, and more. Hear about best practices for app-level configuration and learn how to get your Aruba WLAN ready for Microsoft Skype for Business, and several other enterprise and commercial grade UCC apps.

Adaptive Trust (Basic & Advanced Sessions)

Let's talk about how to secure your network and your corporate data in today's mobile world. Topics covered include policy enforcement for wired and wireless access, BYOD management, guest access controls for multivendor networks, and more.

Wi-Fi and network security fundamentals
Security is always a top-of-mind issue for WLAN deployments, no matter what business you're in. But it’s an issue that's loaded with acronyms, confusing terminology, and some degree of black-art mystique. This session starts with basic principles of cryptography and gives you a thorough understanding of how Wi-Fi authentication and encryption work to keep your network safe. You’ll also learn about 802.1X authentication, tradeoffs of different EAP methods, why proper client configuration is so important, and why Aruba believes that role-based access control is critical in a modern mobile network.

Securing the LAN: Best practices to secure the wired access network
Is your wireless network more secure than your wired network? In this session, we'll discuss how to use industry standard techniques to provide secure wired access. This includes using policies and RADIUS/RADIUS CoA to ensure that ports used for Wi-Fi APs, IoT devices, printers and IP phones are protected against unwanted use by employees, guests, and contractors. The days of dedicated ports assigned to VLANs are over! By using a 'universal ports tied to policies’ model, network access is based on dynamic enforcement rules. These techniques work across popular wired infrastructure from HPE, Cisco, and others.

Enhance network security with Multi-Factor Authentication for BYOD and guest access
Enhance your network security by introducing Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) into new or existing use cases. New threats, risks, and vulnerabilities as well as evolving business requirements underscore to the need for a strong authentication approach based on simple service delivery, choice, and future-forward scalability. Learn how to create time, location and event driven policies to trigger new MFA workflows. Managed or unmanaged devices can be leveraged using secure MFA solutions from a variety of 3rd party providers and when combined with SSO, provides a much simpler and secure user experience versus traditional two-factor authentication methods.

Aruba ClearPass Exchange deep dive: Improving end-user workflows with a rich ecosystem (Advanced Level)
As billions of devices connect to enterprise networks, IT is struggling to gain more visibility and control using multiple, disparate security systems and management tools. ClearPass Exchange fixes this problem by acting as a central decision point, providing context for a unified network access defense for wired and wireless access, and leveraging downstream security and productivity systems and context to improve end-user workflows and secure devices wherever they connect. Learn how to leverage ClearPass Exchange to deploy and use endpoint, access, traffic inspection and data visiblitiy solutions for mobile workfoce productivity and threat prevention.

Large scale, distributed access management deployment with Aruba ClearPass
Running or planning on deploying a large ClearPass cluster? See what others are doing in larger environments to improve their deployments This session is designed to help customers that run the largest and most demanding networks learn how to deal with multiple locations, 100k+ endpoints, and strict SLA’s. Come to this session to discuss architecture for distributed deployments and how to better design your install for high performance, high availability needs. This is the one session where we’ll include the most experienced ClearPass team members for what will be a highly interactive session.

Deep visibility to secure network access with Aruba ClearPass Insight
Mobility and network access requires a detailed window into reporting, monitoring, and alerting that helps you see and share connection data with management and other team members. Our latest version of ClearPass (6.6) includes a new InSight UI, a new configuration, and alert features. In this session, we will connect to Insight nodes that contain rich and live data to show you how to easily create reports that show daily connection totals, failed authentications, and information on all device types. A picture is worth a thousand words so stop reading this and sign up for this session!

Getting the most out of the Aruba Policy Enforcement Firewall (Advanced Level)
In this day and age, it's probably a good idea to get your WLAN ready for voice and video. And it's also a good idea to classify and prioritize web applications based on policies you set. Protecting your mobile devices and network infrastructure against outside or inside attacks needs to be part of the plan, too. Join to us to learn more about these and other functions of Aruba's policy enforcement firewall integrated to its access points, switches, and controllers.

Adapting to evolving user, security, and business needs with Aruba ClearPass
After your successful ClearPass deployment, how will you know if it's still performing properly? In this session, you'll leran how to use our built-in dashboard, logging and trending tools to identify problem areas, and reasonable threshold levels related to authentications, as well as overall appliance performance numbers. See how to turn on and use proactive notifications before problems occur that can keep users from connecting. Hear about best-practices for operationalizing ClearPass as the growth of devices, authentications, and collected data increases.

Live Product Demos

Are you new to Aruba's mobility solutions? Join us to see all our networking technology in action. Demos include mobile engagement, wireless network management, branch and remote network configuration, and more.

LIVE DEMO: Mobile Engagement with Aruba Beacons and the Meridian Mobile App Platform
Aruba Beacons, powered by Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, are here! Learn how to deploy hundreds of Aruba Beacons and manage them centrally or via a mobile app. We'll also discuss how your business partners can take advantage of the Aruba Meridian platform to kick start their mobile engagement efforts and personalize their Wi-Fi experience using their own custom-branded mobile app and indoor location services.

LIVE DEMO: Configuring Aruba Mobility and Cloud Services Controllers
A live look into the initial configuration of an Aruba Mobility Controller and critical features with the latest set of ArubaOS releases.

LIVE DEMO: Configuring Aruba Instant access points
Aruba Instant is just that - instant. Watch this live demo and see how highly scalable the Instant product line can be, and how it can solve your enterprise WLAN needs.

LIVE DEMO: Multi-vendor network access policy management with Aruba ClearPass
ClearPass takes a fresh approach to solving today’s mobility challenges across any multivendor network by replacing outdated legacy AAA with context-aware policies. Come get an overview of the ClearPass Policy Manager, and each of the modules – Guest/Onboard/OnGuard. This includes a GUI tour that helps you understand our terminology, the structure of the interface, and how easily you can create new wireless and wired policies that map to business needs. We’ll also cover basic scaleability questions and how to adapt ClearPass to your evolving user, security, and business needs.

LIVE DEMO: Multi-vendor network management with Aruba AirWave
Practice makes perfect so be sure to explore everything that's new in Aruba AirWave. You'll gain a thorough understanding of all the configuration, monitoring and reporting features as well as working knowledge about new AirWave features like clustering, simplified licensing, application-level visibility, network health monitoring, mobile unified communication diagnostics, and lots more.

LIVE DEMO: Multi-vendor campus and data centre networking management with HPE IMC
Watch a live demo of HPE's multi-vendor Intelligent Management Center (IMC) software for campus core network infrastructure and see first-hand how managing day-to-day operations for campus core network infrastructure is now easier than ever.

LIVE DEMO: Wi-Fi analytics with Aruba Analytics Location Engine (ALE)
In this session, you'll learn how to use Aruba's Analytics and Location Engine (ALE) software to aggregate Wi-Fi analytics and how that data can help you improve your business intelligence around user / device presence in public venues and digital workplaces.

LIVE DEMO: Guest access and mobile device onboarding with Aruba ClearPass
Learn more about Aruba ClearPass with hands-on demos. You'll get a better understanding of all the configuration, monitoring, and reporting options that are available to you. You'll also soak-up practical, working knowledge about integrating ClearPass with your multivendor wireless and wired access network as well as the SSO, MDM, WAN firewall, and other security infrastructures you have in place.

LIVE DEMO: Managing access networks with Aruba Central
Join us to see a live demo of zero-touch provisioning of Aruba Instant access points, powered by Aruba Central. Learn more about the latest capabilities in cloud-managed Aruba wireless LANs, including secure guest access and web content filtering.

LIVE DEMO: HPE SDN applications
Join us to see how you can enhance network security, optimization, and visibility with HPE SDN applications. You'll see first hand how HPE Network Protector gives zero-threat protection at the edge of the network and how HPE Network Optimizer delivers enhanced user experience for Skype for Business. We'll also demo troubleshooting with HPE Network Visualizer.

Data Centre

If you're a network engineer responsible for the fast evolving enterprise data centre infrastructure, this track is for you. Topics include network management, data centre services orchestration, deployment architecture best practices, and more.

Data centre network reference architecture with HPE FlexFabric
Data centre networks are reaching a breaking point. What today’s enterprises need is a new solution that reduces network complexity, improves performance, and scale. The HPE FlexFabric portfolio provides an open approach to data centre network fabric. This approach enables automated connectivity and is designed to deliver software-defined network services. Join us to hear the latest on FlexFabric.

HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC) for data centre infrastructure management and orchestration
After an overview presentation, we will demonstrate live how HPE's multi-vendor Intelligent Management Center (IMC) software can be used to manage day to day operations for the datacenter. Introduction to HPE IMC focused on management for data centre switching. Topics include REST API, virtualization integration and data centre fabric management.

A consolidated virtualization approach to deploying distributed cloud networks
HPE Distributed Cloud Networking (DCN) enables service providers and large organisations to manage a distributed, multi data centre environment in a simple, open and agile way using software-defined networking and network virtualization. At this session, we'll explore HPE Distributed Cloud Networking (DCN), Layer 2 to Layer 4. You will learn how this network virtualization platform optimizes the network by removing inefficiencies.

The new imperative in the data centre with workload-centric networking
Applications remain the focus of every Data Centre. This session will focus on some of HPE reference architectures centered around applications (SAP, Hadoop, Helion/OpenStack) showing how Networking is critical in supporting the deployment of these applications.

Benefits of disaggregation and open source networking in data centres
The new trend of open source based hardware and software is disrupting the data centre market unleashing unprecedented value to the customers. Come join us to see how the community based open source networking software OpenSwitch completes the all open sourced data centre solution end to end, from the hardware layer to the cloud stack, and to see how HPE and its partners accelerating its adoption with the industry leading HPE Altoline, and OpenSwitch product line.

Mobile Engagement

Want to learn about mobile engagement solutions to improve ROI? Join us to learn about mobile analytics, managing Aruba Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons, and enhancing mobile apps in public facing enterprises.

Working with mobile app developers to enable indoor location-based services
As part of its mobile engagement solution, Aruba offers all mobile app developers the opportunity to take advantage of Aruba Beacons and Aruba Meridian SDK to create engaging experiences within a venue's existing mobile app. Join us for a discussion of best practices on how you can engage with internal or external mobile app developers.

Taking advantage of Wi-Fi analytics to improve business intelligence and ROI
Location analytics is becoming increasingly critical for businesses. Insights gained from location analytics is transforming the way enterprises interact with customers while improving operational efficiencies. Join this session to learn how Aruba's Analytics and Location Engine together with various partner analytics and data mining solutions, address a broad spectrum of use cases relevant to retail, hospitality, transportation, sports and entertainment, and public facing enterprises.

Enhancing mobile apps in the public facing enterprise with the Aruba Meridian SDK
Learn how venues that already have a mobile app can use the Meridian Software Development Kits (SDKs) to integrate navigation, proximity notification and other location based services indoors.

Getting your Aruba Wi-Fi network ready for Wi-Fi analytics with Aruba ALE
Public venues are under mounting pressure to learn how their customers and employees interact within their brick-and-mortar locations so they can make good on their real-estate investment, avoid unnecessary operating expenses, and improve their competitive advantage. Join us for a high level overview of Aruba's Analytics and Location Engine (ALE), and follow our guidelines for designing a network that incorporates the platform.

Best practices in deploying and managing Aruba Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons
Learn how to deploy hundreds of Aruba Beacons, powered by Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and manage them centrally or via a mobile app. We'll also discuss how your business partners can take advantage of the Aruba Meridian platform to kick start their mobile engagement efforts and personalize the customer Wi-Fi experience using a custom-branded mobile app and indoor location services.


Technology in the classroom has transformed the way students learn. Ensure your students are meeting their potential by providing a network that can handle high-density locations, high-bandwidth mobile apps, and a large variety of devices.

ROUNDTABLE: Government
Birds of a feather session for government customers, so we can discuss certifications, accreditations, new programs, and more.

Retailers know that improving customer satisfaction and engagement in stores, and improving business operations at warehousing locations, are top of mind. Join us for a roundtable discussion to address these issues.

Who doesn't love a fun, heated debate? Come listen to the Tech Field Day folks as they discuss the most controversial and pressing topics in enterprise mobility, network infrastructure, policy management and more.

Certification Exam @ ANZ Atmosphere 2016

Monday 5th December & Tuesday 6th December, 2016

Exam fee: Free of charge

Register your interest to attend the (ACDX / ACMX) certification exam on Wednesday. After you have registered your interest, Aruba will reach out to you for additional information. Final registration for the exam will be at the discretion of Aruba and is based on the availability of exam seats and pre-requisite knowledge.

Available exams:

ACDX Exam (Advanced)

Aruba Certified Design Expert (ACDX) validates your technical ability to architect large, extended campus and remote WLANs. ACMP is a prerequisite for this certification.

ACMX Exam (Advanced)

Aruba Certified Mobility Expert (ACMX) tests your technical expertise in implementing and troubleshooting large-scale WLANs. ACMP is a prerequisite for this certification.

Partners @ ANZ Atmosphere 2016

Tuesday December 6th – Thursday December 8th, 2016

Conference fee:

  • AUS $300 (without accommodation)
  • AUS $600 (with 2 nights accommodation)

Partners @ ANZ Atmosphere is the industry’s leading channel conference, dedicated exclusively to mobility solutions. Join us to hear the latest market trends, and understand how our corporate strategy and direction will enhance your success in building a thriving mobile first, cloud first practice. You'll also have the opportunity to engage with top executives and subject matter experts.

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  • Partners General Session
    Partners Business Update and Priorities
    Join this session to hear from our top executives about important business updates and channel opportunities in 2016 and beyond.
  • Mobile First
  • Cloud First
  • Partner Program
  • Adaptive Trust & Mobile Engagement
  • Vertical Solutions
  • Competitive Selling

IT Executive Forum @ ANZ Atmosphere 2016

Wednesday 7th December, 2016

This is an invitation-only event for senior IT and line-of-business executives of Aruba customers.

The IT Executive Forum is an engaging and informative event hosted by senior HPE and Aruba Executives. Alongside your industry peers you’ll exchange ideas and viewpoints around current industry trends which are reshaping our businesses, how we work and how we interact with our customers.

Industry drivers such as Mobility, Cloud, Security and the Mobile Workplace will be at the core of these discussions.

There will be 4 roundtable sessions:

Roundtable Sessions

Internet of Things: Risk vs Reward
By 2020 the number of IoT devices connected to enterprise networks will likely exceed corporate owned/BYOD devices assigned to users - materially increasing the cyber security threat. Will IT be perceived as a leader, ally, or obstacle as organisations look to create business value and efficiencies through IoT sensory data?

Do You Really Need An App for That?
Significant advancements in indoor location services are introducing new experience possibilities for live venues and public-facing verticals. This roundtable will discuss the renewed importance of mobile apps and how they can substantially improve the guest experience and the bottom-line.

Digital Workplace: Is There A Workplace In The Future
Pervasive connectivity from nearly anywhere, and changing preferences from a transforming workforce, are rendering the traditional workplace defunct. Even the most conservative of businesses are taking notice and rationalising workplace design. What benefits and challenges have adopters of the digital workplace experienced?

Hybrid Cloud: Are We There Yet?
Just as "just-in-time" delivery revolutionised supply chain management, software defined infrastructure and virtualisation allows IT to dynamically scale compute resources based on self-service demand. As enterprises start balancing work-loads across private and public cloud services, what tools are in place to ensure consistent elasticity and security across environments? Can composable networks help create a seamless hybrid cloud?

Why is your attendance important?
You will enrich the networking, interaction and learning experience for your industry peers and they will do the same for you. The aim is to discuss how the Digital Disruption trends are affecting our everyday lives at work and at home and how the barriers between the two are fast disappearing. How should we transform our businesses to take advantage of these shifts in order to enhance customer intimacy, workforce productivity and our businesses’ competitiveness?

What will you leave the event with?
We hope that you will leave the event energised by many new ideas and strategies to shape a Digital Disruption & Mobile Workplace path for your company. In addition, you’ll forge new relationships with peers, in similar or different industries, who have common goals, challenges and successes.

Why is it important for us to have you there?
We want to hear your points of view, your experiences and your feedback on what we’re doing which is great for your business as well as what we need to do in order to enhance your experience with us with our solutions, services and products.

If you would like to obtain more information about this exclusive event, please contact us at