HPE Discover Virtual Event in India Focusses on the Theme ‘Winning in Adversity’


This event amplified the global HPE Discover Virtual Experience that connected with customers and partners from across the world

BENGALURU: Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced that its HPE Discover Virtual Experience (DVE) has received an overwhelming response from customers and partners globally. Launched on June 23, the DVE began with a keynote by Antonio Neri, President and CEO, HPE, followed by sessions on themes ‘Helping your recovery and accelerating your transformation’ and ‘Leading with technology in an edge-to-cloud world’.

The DVE which runs through the month of July has each of the weeks dedicated to a specific theme. Starting with ‘SMB: Thrive in a new digital world’, followed by ‘Unlock the value of your data’, ‘The cloud that comes to you’, and ‘Software to fuel data-driven transformation’, the Discover Virtual Experience allows you to explore sessions, demos and hands-on labs. As the event continues to feature content in the following weeks this virtual experience of sessions and demos demonstrated successfully a new way to connect with customers and partners, as per their convenience.

As part of DVE, HPE India organized an exclusive invitation-only webinar for its customers and partners on the theme ‘Winning in Adversity’ with Shri. Sanjeev Sanyal, Principal Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India, as the keynote speaker where he shared his views on the current economic reforms and the calibrated measures being taken to navigate the country through these challenging times. Along with him, Som Satsangi, MD – India, HPE shared how HPE is here to help enterprises with best in class technology and holistic solutions. The webinar was attended by over 300 participants.

“We absolutely believe in technology, we want deployment of technology but only for things we can scale,” said Shri. Sanjeev Sanyal, whilst sharing his perspective on the relevance of technology and digital transformation for the government.  “Technology is not only software, there is hardware, and many other kinds of technology such as genetic technology, chemical and bio-chemical technology and pharmaceuticals. Also, technology is a tool and not the solution hence you should not first create technology and then find solutions.”

In these unprecedented times, HPE is responding with initiatives to stabilize communities.

Healthcare initiatives

In May this year, HPE deployed four COVID-19 Test Labs and four Outpatient Department (OPD) Centers across the country (in Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, and Dehradun) to assist the Government of India and state governments in their efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. These facilities have been established in order to provide additional authorized testing facilities and isolation beds to manage the increased demand across the country.

To ensure the IT infrastructure at the Test Labs and OPD centers experience minimal downtime and any related issues can be rectified remotely without the need of an on-site engineer, the facilities are equipped with Aruba Cloud Managed Wireless solution. This acts as a virtual network admin onsite and monitors all key applications proactively 24×7. 

Preparing for recovery and the future

HPE recently announced five new return-to-work solutions that will help organizations accelerate business recovery and reopening plans in the wake of COVID-19. The new solutions, which will assist in controlling the spread of the virus and enabling business continuity, will be implemented and managed through HPE Pointnext Technology Services for a fast, seamless transition. These solutions will scale for businesses of all sizes using secure, high-performing HPE servers for the edge, Aruba AI-powered network infrastructure, and technologies from HPE’s rich ecosystem of partners.

Last month, HPE announced the results of the work of its Center of Excellence for IoT-based agriculture in Gudipalli, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh – which has generated significant benefits for local farmers by enabling them to increase crop yields, nutritional value and revenue. Faced with COVID-19 lockdowns, farmers were able to leverage drone imaging and analytics, edge computing, deep learning analytics, and user interface dashboards to remotely monitor crops and make decisions related to irrigation, soil treatment, and harvesting without needing to visit fields. 

“While we are a technology company, we don’t sell technology we sell the outcome,” said Som Satsangi in his closing remarks during the webinar. “We want to reemphasize to all our customers and partners that we are here to help them recover from the current situation and emerge strongly from global business disruption.”

As businesses across the world are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, HPE is standing by customers and partners to weather this together and recover from the crisis.

Business continuity

HPE has implemented a global work from home policy except for team members performing essential activities necessary to maintain business operations for customers, and technical specialists are available 24×7. Recognizing that it might not be possible for customer IT staff to go to an onsite location, HPE’s remote staff augmentation and management services provide the necessary resources to help manage the customer’s infrastructure and critical workloads from a safe and secure location.

HPE has also been working closely with customers to build or enhance their own remote work capabilities. Examples include implementing improved, secure connectivity and VDI solutions to support a teleworking staff.

Providing financial support to customers and partners

From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, HPE has been helping customers navigate challenges and remain in operation by leveraging the right technology, expertise, and financial flexibility – from rapidly adjusting to a remote workforce to now planning for their reopening. Earlier this year, at a worldwide level HPE Financial Services designated more than $2 billion in financing to help customers and partners with their financial challenges stemming from the COVID-19 crisis.


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