Greetings HPE Community,

I hope everyone thoroughly enjoyed their summertime and is refreshed going into the Fall!

We at Connect started out our summer in hot Las Vegas for the HPE Discover show. As usual, HPE presentations were in full force as we had our first official Vegas keynote from Antonio Neri as CEO. He wooed the crowd with customer stories and announced HPE’s 4 billion dollar investment in The Edge. Over on the show floor, HPE booths were popular as ever with a good number of attendees making their rounds.

Over at the Connect Booth there were multiple presentations being given, covering all parts of HPE. During the in-between times (ok, during the presentation times as well) we had a big screen playing all the World Cup Matches of the day in our Connect Lounge. It proved to be quite the popular hangout spot and we got to know quite a few attendees that way. Overall, HPE Discover Vegas was a great success for both Connect and HPE!

Up next on the Connect Calendar is the 2nd Blockchain Community Forum. After a successful kickoff in London in June, we have decided to expand into New York City with an excellent agenda of presentations by HPE and their partners. It will be held on September 27th at the HPE Chelsea Office. Please visit the events page of the Connect website for more information and registration.

Please enjoy this issue of C2 and we look forward to running into you at an event soon!

Navid Khodayari
Connect Worldwide President