2019 Sessions

  • Airheads
  • Partners
  • Technical Training
  • IT Executive Forum

Technical tracks and hands-on Airheads sessions at Atmosphere are designed and delivered by your industry peers, Aruba engineers, product managers and technical experts to help you better understand emerging technologies, design principles and how to better optimize your existing infrastructure.

Each of the tracks below offer both intro and advanced sessions.

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Airheads Tracks

Track 1: Bits-and-Bytes

Attend these sessions for a deep dive on the latest networking technologies, including 802.11ax 6th generation Wi-Fi, 802.3bt high power PoE, 802.1x authentication and more.

Track 2: Simplify the IT Experience

Join these sessions to learn how Aruba’s unified wired, wireless & SD-WAN architecture and latest software innovations, including automation, assurance and management, deliver a state-of-the-art edge platform that delivers a simplified IT experience.

Track 3: Network-powered Security

Attend these security sessions to hear about enabling continuous network defense to deliver visibility, access control, continuous monitoring, network security, as well as attack detection, investigation and response.

Join the Partner Ready for Networking community for exclusive partner sessions! This event is for our distributors, resellers and service providers. Partner business and sales executives will get the opportunity to interact with Aruba executives and subject matter experts to gain industry-leading knowledge, exchange ideas, and make valuable connections.

  • What’s new in Aruba solutions
  • Partner opportunity at the Edge
  • Network with your channel peers and Aruba channel teams
  • Get the tools to Win!

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Plenary Sessions

PT100 Partner Track Opening Keynote
Aruba is growing strong and our partners and distributors play a critical role in our success. Join our Channel Executives during the welcome and opening keynote of Partner Track at Atmosphere.

PT101 Experience the Edge
We’re changing the rules of networking to create smart digital experiences. Provided by a next-generation network – one that’s software-defined, secure, and designed for mobile and IoT. In this session you will hear from Aruba Executives about Aruba’s growth strategy and incremental opportunities; Market Insights / Trends; Aruba Edge Architecture; Understanding Product Trends and Sales Plays.

PT102 Capitalize on SD-WAN with Aruba’s Enterprise-Class SD-Branch Solution
Sell a complete wired, wireless and WAN solution under a single software defined framework for enhanced simplicity, scale and security. The software defined branch goes well beyond SD-WAN. Learn how to expand your SD-WAN opportunities.

PT220 Partner Track Closing Session and Partner Awards
Join us for the Awards Ceremony of Aruba where we will honour all our partners and those that went the extra mile in particular.

Breakout Sessions

Digital Workplace

PT200 Leverage Sixth Gen 802.11ax Wi-Fi to Expand your Sales Footprint
Learn how 802.11ax differs from 802.11ac to tackle today’s high density use cases in new and existing customer deployments. Sell secure, high speed, AI-powered Wi-Fi that delivers amazing experiences to end users and IT.

PT201 Dynamic Segmentation: Win with a top down Architecture approach
Discover new and simple ways to help customers segment and protect their networks without the burden of manual configuration and complexity. Hear how Aruba’s Dynamic Segmentation helps create an integrated approach for solving wired and wireless traffic and visibility concerns. Learn about solution specifics, customer personas, and competitive landscape.

PT205 Drive Access Wired Refreshes Using Aruba’s Campus Switching
Lead with Aruba’s switching portfolio to upgrade legacy switches to secure and simplify the network, deliver improved performance and flexible management with easy to use deployment features.

PT209 Leverage Aruba’s Key Differentiators to Win From Competition
Join this session to learn how to leverage Aruba’s key differentiators to grow your business and win from competition.


PT207 Building a Smarter Network for Midmarket Customers Improving Productivity and Reducing Complexity
Employees of midmarket companies are on average more ambitious to make better use of technology and even 75% believe the workplace should be fully automated! Join us to learn more about Aruba’s midmarket solution and you can meet the ambition of your customers by integrating Aruba’s midmarket solution in your value proposition and solution offering.

PT211 Expand your Midmarket Opportunities with Aruba Cloud-Managed Networking
Take advantage of the fast-growing midmarket with simple, business-class networking solutions. Lead with cloud-managed Wi-Fi, wired, security, and analytics that just work.


PT202 Uncovering new opportunities with Aruba ClearPass Profiling and IoT Security Enhancements
Learn how greater IoT visibility and policy-driven automation help you turn basic access control sales into larger, more complete wired and Wi-Fi network security opportunities.

PT203 Tap into Security Buyers Budgets with New IntroSpect Network Traffic Analysis & UEBA
Learn how AI-powered Aruba IntroSpect helps you build on wired and Wi-Fi sales to help predict malicious insider threats using machine learning-based analytics.

Location Services

PT204 Lead with Location and IoT-based Solutions
Learn how to win business in existing and new accounts by positioning Aruba Wi-Fi and analytics to deliver location and IoT services for enhanced user engagement and mobile experiences.

Data Center

PT210 Modernize Your Customer’s Core and Data Center Network with Aruba’s Innovations
Learn how to position Aruba’s campus core and data center switching portfolio, and how AOS-CX delivers operational efficiencies and high availability with full programmability, network-wide analytics and automation.

Network Analytics and Assurance

PT206 The new Trojan horse: Enhanced Real Time Application and User Experience Analytics
Leverage Aruba’s User Experience Insight multivendor solution as an entry point into new accounts. Help customers proactively identify mission critical application and network issues – before they impact users or the business.

Network as a Service

PT208 Selling network as a Service with Aruba’s Solutions
Discover how Aruba’s network as a service offering provide partners with a variety of solution to answer the demand of customers looking for more efficient ways to run their IT infrastructure.

Complement your attendance with technical training in one of 5 areas. These in-depth sessions span 2 days and contain a mix of labs and lectures. Space is limited and attendees must register early to secure their spot in these sessions.

The 2-days technical training sessions offered during the event help in getting the necessary knowledge on a certain product. They do not cover the full 5-days content which is necessary for P- professional level certifications (ACMP, ACCP, etc)​.

Training Tracks

  • Mobility v8 Level 1
  • Mobility v8 Level 2
  • Aruba ClearPass Level 1
  • Aruba Switching Fundamentals for Mobility
  • Implementing Aruba IntroSpect

Mobility v8 Level 1

The Mobility level 1 class covers the elements needed to build a simple Aruba wireless network with an Aruba controller, Mobility Master and APs. It includes an introduction to the controller and AP architecture, profiles, roles and captive portal amongst other features.

  • Module 1 – WLAN Fundamentals
  • Module 2 – Mobile First Architecture
  • Module 3 – Mobility Master Configuration
  • Module 4 – Secure WLAN configuration
  • Module 5 – AP Provisioning
  • Module 6 – Firewall roles & policies
  • Module 7 – Guest access

Mobility v8 Level 2

The Mobility v8 level 2 class covers elements of building complex redundant multi-controller networks. It includes topics like clustering, MM redundancy, multizone, tunneled node and others.

  • Module 1 – Intro & Review
  • Module 2 – MM Redundancy
  • Module 3 – MM & MC Operations
  • Module 4 – Multizone
  • Module 5 – Clustering basic
  • Module 6 – Clustering advanced
  • Module 7 – Mobility
  • Module 8 – Tunneled node

Aruba ClearPass Level 1

The ClearPass level 1 class covers the elements needed to deploy and perform basic provisioning of a ClearPass server. This includes 802.1X with AD integration, Guest, Onboarding, Profiling and Posture.

  • Module 1 – Intro to ClearPass
  • Module 2 – Intro to ClearPass for AAA
  • Module 3 – Active Directory
  • Module 4 – Intro to Guest
  • Module 5 – Intro to OnBoard
  • Module 6 – Intro to Profiling
  • Module 7 – Intro to Posture

Aruba Switching Fundamentals for Mobility

This course teaches you the fundamental skills necessary to configure and manage modern, open standards-based networking solutions. This course consists of approximately 20% lecture and 80% hands-on lab exercises to help you learn how to implement and validate small to medium enterprise network solutions. In this course, participants learn about ArubaOS switch technologies including: VLANs, securing access, redundancy technologies such as MSTP, link aggregation techniques including LACP, and switch virtualization with Aruba’s Virtual Switching Framework (VSF). You will also learn about IP Routing including static and dynamic IP routing with OSPF.

  • Module 1 – Introduction to HPE Networking
  • Module 2 – Basic Switch setup
  • Module 3 – Secure Management Access
  • Module 4 – Managing software and configurations
  • Module 5 – VLANs
  • Module 6 – Spanning Tree
  • Module 7 – Link Aggregation
  • Module 8 – Routing
  • Module 9 – Virtual Switching Framework (VSF)

Implementing Aruba IntroSpect

This course teaches you how to plan and implement an enterprise security solution using Aruba IntroSpect UEBA. The material in this course covers integrating and monitoring wired and wireless networks into the IntroSpect product.

  • Module 1 – Security
  • Module 2 – Intro to IntroSpect
  • Module 3 – System Installation
  • Module 4 – Deployment Architecture
  • Module 5 – Log Sources
  • Module 6 – ClearPass Integration
  • Module 7 – Configuring Analytics

The IT Executive Forum is an exclusive, invitation-only event for some of the most innovative visionaries in the executive community.

As an attendee, you will have full access to Atmosphere 2019 EMEA, however, a specific program has been planned for you which will include attendance to the main keynotes on Day 1 and Day 2. You will meet peers in your own, and other industries who are addressing similar challenges and visions as yourself, with whom you can exchange ideas. You will also meet a number of influential guest speakers who will share their views and recommendations with you.

If you wish to receive an invitation, please contact your Aruba account representative. The detailed agenda will be communicated directly to invitees.

IT Forum Speakers

Rohit Talwar

Rohit Talwar

Author, CEO of Fast Future

Rohit Talwar is a global futurist, award-winning keynote speaker, author, and the CEO of Fast Future. His prime expertise lies in helping clients understand and shape the emerging future.

He has a particular interest in how we can create a very human future by putting people at the center of the agenda. Rohit is the co-author of Designing Your Future, lead editor and a contributing author for The Future of Business and Beyond Genuine Stupidity—Ensuring AI Serves Humanity, The Future Reinvented—Reimagining Life, Society, and Business, editor of Technology vs. Humanity, and co-editor and contributor for two forthcoming books: Unleashing Human Potential—The Future of AI in Business and 50:50—Scenarios for the Next 50 Years.

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Kathryn Parsons

Kathryn Parsons

Co-founder and CEO of Decoded

Kathryn is co-founder and CEO of Decoded, a technology education company up-skilling and re-skilling professionals in code, data, AI and machine learning. Their methodology of no jargon, fun, fast, hands-on, technology-enabled learning has resonated with a generation grappling with the impacts of AI and Automation.

Started in East London with a credit card and a belief that they could teach anyone Code in a Day, Decoded now teaches in over 85 cities worldwide. In 2018, Decoded launched its Data Academies with an ambition to fill the data skills gap and generate over half a million data science experiments within the world of business.

Kathryn has been described as “an economic force”. She sits on the UK Prime Minister and London Mayor’s Business Advisory Boards and is a non-executive to the board of The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. In 2016 she received an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

She campaigned for Code on the UK National Curriculum, which was successfully introduced in 2014. She is currently campaigning for an unlimited visa for tech talent and A Future Skills Fund to empower everyone at any age to realise their potential through learning.

Kathryn believes that the Education Revolution is the answer to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Neil Ward-Dutton

Neil Ward-Dutton

Vice President, AI and DX European Research Practices

Neil Ward-Dutton is vice president, AI and DX European Research Practices at IDC. Neil is recognised as one of Europe’s most experienced and high-profile technology industry analysts, and has regularly appeared on TV and in print media over his 20-year industry analyst career as well as authoring over 10 books on IT and business strategy.

Prior to joining IDC Neil was Founder and Research Director of MWD Advisors, a technology advisory firm focusing on digital technologies and their impacts on business.

Neil initially studied and trained as a software engineer, and holds a BSc in Computer Software Technology from the University of Bath. He is also a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).

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Malcolm Whitehouse CBE

Malcolm Whitehouse CBE

CIO, University of Manchester

Malcolm Whitehouse is the CIO at the University of Manchester – he joined them in 2016. Prior to this he was CIO for Royal and Sun Alliance UK where he developed their digital and IT transformation strategy, selected the partners for delivery and structured the delivery programme.

He spent a year at Help for Heroes to help them develop their business and digital strategy while enabling a new IT platform for the charity.

Prior to this Malcolm held a range of high profile positions in central government. CIO for Job Centre Plus delivering a new benefit (Employment Support Allowance) and re-engineering their 25000 strong contact centre facility, group applications director for DWP delivering 350M of change annually, CTO for DWP developing the first IT Strategy for DWP and establishing the government CTO council. He was the Programme Director for Universal Credit for the initial policy and solution design stages.

In his current role Malcolm has defined and agreed a transformational technology and digital programme for the university which will modernise the capabilities for the university across multiple facets of the organisation. This includes our ground-breaking Student Lifecycle project, a new platform to support research management activity and the modernisation of our end to end IT service delivery model – operating model, skills, infrastructure and capability maturity.

Malcolm is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and was awarded a CBE in the 2012 New Year’s Honours.

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11–14 June 2019
Šibenik, Croatia