Chapter News Spring 2018

Chapter Update – Minnesota Connect Chapter




The MN Connect Chapter/MUG (MN user group) in partnership with HPE held their Tech Day on Tuesday, February 13th at the TIES Conference Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. This full-day tech event allowed user group members to attend numerous breakout sessions (Aruba, Simplivity, Synergy, Nimble, 3Par, Servers, best practices, tricks of the trade, management, configurations/setup, monitoring, etc.). The full-day training agenda consisted of nine sessions in the morning, twelve sessions in the afternoon, and three sessions running simultaneously throughout the day. The technical team (Dan Baar, Lance Beckenstadt, Curt Benson, Chris Burg, Bryan Lechner, Todd Thill, Gary Tierney, Matt Vogt, Marc Westberg, Tom Wiewiora) shared their knowledge and expertise with the group. They were on-site to show, discuss, and answer questions.

Jim Schneibel, HPE Northern Plains Sales Director, and John Jankowski, VP or Aruba, kicked off the general session that had approximately 70 HPE customers in attendance including our CEO of Connect Worldwide, Kristina Elizondo, from Austin, Texas. The MN user group continues to grow and provides a learning environment that brings many resources (e.g., educational offerings, networking, up-to-date information, and training) to the group. HPE Connect/MUG member will be attending the Spring Update Event in Mpls. on April 24th.