President & Founder, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
Keerti Melkote is President & Founder 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. Keerti 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. Keerti 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.
Chief Technology Officer, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
Partha Narasimhan is the Chief Technology Officer at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. He has been with Aruba since the inception of the company in 2002. At Aruba, he has led wireless product development in Engineering and later became the CTO for enterprise networking. Since the acquisition by HP, he has been the CTO for the networking organization within Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Partha currently leads a team that is responsible for technology vision and strategy for networking, spanning both campus and data center networks. He has worked on multiple networking technologies throughout his career following a PhD from Rutgers University. Partha has participated in the standardization process at the IEEE 802.11 and the IETF.
Harper Reed is a hacker and engineer who builds paradigm-shifting tech and leads others to do the same. He loves using the enormity of the internet to bring people together, whether as CTO of Obama for America 2012, CTO at Threadless.com, or on his own projects. In 2012, Harper was responsible for delivering Barack Obama’s online campaign and get-out-the-vote programme. As Chief Technology Officer at Obama’s campaign HQ in Chicago, Harper was the man responsible for leveraging the web to create perhaps the most sophisticated political campaign of all time. In 2015 he sold his online payments company, Modest, to PayPal, where he has since served as Braintree’s Head of Commerce, Senior Director of Software Development, and Entrepreneur In Residence (Next Generation Commerce).