Best of EMEA Software Customer Forums 2017 - Webinar Series

Too many great presentations and not enough time to join them all? Don’t worry – this webinar series brings the best of the EMEA Customer Forums 2017 to you. Stay tuned as we add more presenters to the series.

30 May 2017 | 10:00-10:45 BST | 11:00-11:45 CEST

Delivering faster time to market securely with top quality SaaS apps Sami Suro, Director Business Solutions, Tieto shares how they are securing deliveries with faster time to market thanks to top quality SaaS applications. Including Tieto Test Tools Cloud, HPE ALM, HPE Fortify on Demand and HPE Software FlexCare Support.

13 June 2017 | 10:00-10:45 BST | 11:00-11:45 CEST

Optimizing mobile applications for Pharma industry Join Emmanuel Devos, IT Testing Manager to hear how HPE Mobile Center enables UCB Biopharma to optimize its mobile applications across several countries.

14 June 2017 | 11:00-11:45 BST | 12:00-12:45 CEST

University of Pretoria: Where people and systems collaborate to solve IT issues Charl Joubert, Change and Configuration Manager, University of Pretoria explains how University IT optimize people and systems collaboration across solution using HPE ChatOps.


Accelerating next

Join Hewlett Packard Enterprise for the EMEA Software Customer Forums in Dublin, from 15 – 19 May.

Our annual strategy and best practice-sharing event features the latest in industry trends and product innovations across our IT Operations Management and Application Delivery Management portfolios.

The EMEA Software Customer Forums will be a great opportunity to learn how your peers are utilizing HPE solutions to successfully reach their technology and business objectives. You will also get a sneak peek at some upcoming, new and exciting product developments.

Why attend

  • Learn from your peers: existing HPE customers from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa will share best practices, benefits gained and lessons learned, during short presentations and panel discussions
  • Discover the latest product developments and partner offerings: gain insight into the HPE product roadmap and service offerings and get hands on experience with our latest software demos
  • Meet with HPE Software executives, product management and support: provide your feedback and have more in-depth conversations in a private one-on-one environment
  • Network with your peers: there are plenty of opportunities to expand your network in fun and informal settings during our receptions, lunches and evening entertainment

Further info

We have some great speakers already confirmed and will be adding more details in the coming weeks.

This event is free of charge for commercial HPE customers and partners.


HPE Customer Forums Dublin: Are You Ready?

Whether you currently use HPE software solutions or want to find out more, on 15-19 May, Dublin is the place to be. ITOM, ADM, NOM & PPM: whatever your focus, come to meet, learn and discover from your peers and HPE experts.


Network Management IT Service Management (ITSM) Cloud Management, Automation & Infrastructure Operations Bridge Performance Testing & Virtualization Functional & Mobile Testing Lifecycle Management Performance Management Enterprise Agile & Continuous Testing Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)

Monday, 15 May 2017

10:30 – 11:30
Open House - Meet the Product Management team for Network Operations Management
Nisarg Shah, Director – Product Management, HPE
Brian Kaplan, Senior Product Manager, HPE
11:30 – 13:30
Free time
13:00- 13:30
Introducing the Network Operations Management suite
Nisarg Shah, Director – Product Management, HPE
Gopal Ramachandra, Business Development Manager, HPE
13:30 – 14:00
HPE ITOM Container Deployment Foundation
Mark Beadle, Technical Marketing Manager, HPE
14:00 – 14:15
Coffee Break
14:15 – 15:15
Deep Dive - Network Operations Management
Brian Kaplan
15:15 – 15:45
Network Monitoring at Tieto, an HPE NNMi User Experience Story
Lukas Bartecek, Monitoring Tools Manager, Tieto
Anssi Laitinen, Sr. Technical Specialist, Tieto
15:45 – 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:30
SDN / Hybrid Cloud Priorities and Challenges
Brian Kaplan
16:30 – 17:00
Network Monitoring, Performance and Automation for ING Bank
Fatih Begit, Sr. System Manager, ING Bank - Turkey
17:00 – 17:30
Analytics, User Experience, and Reporting
Brian Kaplan
17:30 - 17:35
Shining Star Awards Ceremony
Gopal Ramachandra, Business Development Manager, HPE
18:00 – 22:00

* Agenda is subject to change

1:1 Meetings

The EMEA Software Customer Forums 2017 are a great opportunity for you to meet with HPE executives and product experts in 1:1 meetings.

Please click on the link below to see a list of available HPE experts at the event and book your meeting.

Available HPE executives and product experts

Venue and Accommodation

Join us in Dublin

Clayton Hotel Burlington Road
Leeson Street Upper
Dublin 4
Ireland, D04 A318
Tel: +353 1 618 5600

Venue and accommodation
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Evening Entertainment

Network Management Dinner at Sophie’s

At the Network Management Dinner on Monday 15 May you will be dining at Sophie’s. With amazing views, tasty casual food and a buzzing atmosphere, Sophie’s impresses not only the locals. Based in the hip Dean Hotel on Harcourt Street, this virtual glass box on the top floor offers wonderful views over Dublin.

ITSM / Cloud Dinner at Brasserie Sixty6

At the ITSM / Cloud Dinner on Tuesday 16 May you will be dining at Brasserie Sixty6, a restaurant very popular with the locals and located in the city centre. With opulent and very tasty dishes treat yourself to what might be your first night in Dublin.
Before arriving at Brasserie Sixty6 you will experience parts of the Irish capital and history on a guided tour, learning all about the ins and outs of Ireland, Dublin and the stories behind it.

OpsB / ADM Dinner at Guinness Storehouse

Experience an exciting and memorable evening event at the OpsB / ADM Dinner on Wednesday 17 May. This will take place at the Guinness Storehouse located within one of the largest breweries in the heart of St. James’s Gate.
Relive the story of Arthur Guinness, who founded Guinness in 1759. He was one of the first entrepreneurs of his time and already then was sure that Guinness will become a huge success and therefore signed a lease for 9000 years. The original contract and many other historical pieces, which are part of the Irish culture, can be seen on self-guided tour through the Guinness Storehouse.

PPM Dinner at Pichet

Nestled away on Trinity Street, Pichet will surprise you on Thursday 18 May with delicious food and hospitable Irish staff.
Before arriving at this recently refurbished location you will experience parts of the Irish capital and history with local guides, telling you all about the ins and outs of Ireland, Dublin and the stories behind it.

Social buzz

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If you require accommodation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise has negotiated special rates at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road Dublin:

1-night hotel accommodation is €185,00 for a single room, including breakfast, 24-hour WiFi Internet connection and VAT. Kindly note that we only have a limited number of rooms in our group booking and the special room rate will be available until the group block is sold-out.

The hotel can be booked through the hotel reservation page.
Your accommodation needs to be paid for upon check out of the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road Dublin.
All your incidental charges should be settled by yourself prior to your departure from the hotel.

Airline arrangements

We would like to make you aware that you are responsible for your own airline reservations and flight costs.


Dublin Airport (DUB) is located in the north of the city centre, approx. 13 kilometres from the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road.

Arrival transfers

Please make your own way to the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road.

Aircoach departs from Dublin airport Terminal 1 and 2 approx. every 15 minutes and stops right outside the hotel for drop-off on Leeson Street Upper. Journey time both to and from the airport is approximately 45 minutes and the costs are €13 return (€8 single).

For further information about Aircoach please visit the FAQ site

Taking a taxi from the airport typically costs €35 and takes 35 minutes but will vary with traffic. Please note all taxis take cash but not all will take credit cards.

Arrival at Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin

Upon arrival at the hotel, please proceed to the hotel reception for check-in. Hotel check-in is from 15:00. Subject to availability, the hotel may be able to give you your room earlier. If not, there are luggage storage facilities available. Please note that all delegates will be asked for their passport or national identity card upon check-in.

After check-in, please come and collect your name badge at the HPE registration and information desk.