Geoffrey Moore Consulting
Geoffrey Moore is an author, speaker, and advisor who splits his consulting time between start-up companies in the Mohr Davidow portfolio and established high-tech enterprises, most recently including Salesforce, Microsoft, Intel, Box, Aruba, Cognizant, and Rackspace.
Moore’s life’s work has focused on the market dynamics surrounding disruptive innovations. His first book, Crossing the Chasm, focuses on the challenges start-up companies face transitioning from early adopting to mainstream customers. It has sold more than a million copies, and its third edition has been revised such that the majority of its examples and case studies reference companies come to prominence from the past decade. Moore’s most recent work, Escape Velocity, addresses the challenge large enterprises face when they seek to add a new line of business to their established portfolio. It has been the basis of much of his recent consulting.
Irish by heritage, Moore has yet to meet a microphone he didn’t like and gives between 50 and 80 speeches a year. One theme that has received a lot of attention recently is the transition in enterprise IT investment focus from Systems of Record to Systems of Engagement. This is driving the deployment of a new cloud infrastructure to complement the legacy client-server stack, creating massive markets for a next generation of tech industry leaders.
Moore has a bachelors in American literature from Stanford University and a PhD in English literature from the University of Washington. After teaching English for four years at Olivet College, he came back to the Bay Area with his wife and family and began a career in high tech as a training specialist. Over time he transitioned first into sales and then into marketing, finally finding his niche in marketing consulting, working first at Regis McKenna Inc., then with the three firms he helped found: The Chasm Group, Chasm Institute, and TCG Advisors. Today he is chairman emeritus of all three.
In this age of relentless, disruptive change, how do channel businesses adapt, organize and thrive? World-renowned management consultant and author, Geoffrey Moore, will share his thoughts and lead a discussion focused on competing in the age of digital disruption. Mr. Moore is a recognized expert on the topic of digital transformation. He will provide insights on disruptive and sustaining innovation, as well as revenue performance and enabling investments, for providing solutions and sharpening your competitive edge. Hot topic. Hot session. Compelling speaker. Don’t miss it.
Senior Vice President, Software and Enterprise Group Marketing
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
James (Jim) Jackson is Senior Vice President of Software and Enterprise Group Marketing at HPE. In this role, he oversees all Software and Enterprise Group marketing activities, including driving demand generation for HPE’s server, storage, networking, converged systems, software, and technology services portfolio worldwide. Jackson’s team is responsible for driving a consistent message and executing integrated segment-based marketing programs spanning converged infrastructure, virtualization, and key solution categories.
With more than 23 years in the technology industry, Jackson is an industry veteran of marketing strategy, branding, communications, product and solutions positioning, and industry/vertical marketing.
Prior to his current position, Jackson was Vice President of Solutions Marketing and Strategy for HP’s Enterprise Group. Before that he was Vice President of Marketing for the Infrastructure Software and Blades organization at HP.
Jackson holds a Bachelor of Arts from Muskingum College and a Master of Business Administration from Miami University.
McKinsey & Company
Jonathan Shulman is a partner at McKinsey & Co. where he leads the firm’s global technology channel sales practice, advising technology and telecommunications companies on revenue acceleration and commercial excellence. He has deep experience in business-to-business, go-to-market across direct and indirect channels for the hardware, software and IT services sectors.
Fluent in English, Spanish, French and Hebrew, Jonathan has served companies in North and South America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Before joining McKinsey in 2005, Jonathan served as an editor at Galey Zahal, Israel’s leading radio news department and earned an MBA from Columbia Business School. McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non-governmental organizations, and not-for-profits. Jonathan is based in McKinsey’s San Francisco office.
The IT channel is evolving on three fronts, with the rise of cloud, digital and solution selling. This session will detail McKinsey research on the nature of these changes and highlight the significant opportunities that exist for channel partners who can transform their business to meet changing customer needs and behaviors. Such a transformation will be a journey and will require building strong advisory, consulting and services capabilities. A clear plan to capture opportunities can be a competitive advantage and source for strong growth in a changing environment.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Meg Whitman is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Previously, Meg served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Hewlett-Packard Company from 2011 through 2015, as well as Chairman of the Board from 2014 through 2015, leading the company’s turnaround and subsequent separation into two companies – Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. Meg is also the Chairman of the Board of HP Inc.
Meg served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay Inc. from 1998 to 2008, where she oversaw its growth from 30 employees and $4 million in annual revenue to more than 15,000 employees and $8 billion in annual revenue.
Meg was a part-time strategic advisor to Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, a private equity firm, from March 2011 to September 2011. She has also held executive-level positions at Hasbro Inc., FTD, Inc., The Stride Rite Corporation, The Walt Disney Company and Bain & Company. She currently serves on the boards of directors for The Procter & Gamble Company and SurveyMonkey.
Meg holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard University.
SVP of Digital Infrastructure and Data Strategy
Michelle Bailey is SVP of Digital Infrastructure and Data Strategy at 451 Research. Ms. Bailey has led the industry in quantifying the impact of emerging and disruptive technologies for datacenter and IT professionals. She was ahead of the market in articulating the short-and long-term impacts of server virtualization, cloud computing and service-provider infrastructure while recommending credible strategies to IT organizations on future-proofing the datacenter.
Prior to joining 451 Research, Ms. Bailey was a data scientist at a big-data startup specializing in social-media analytics and community building. She also spent more than 10 years at IDC, where she conceptualized and led its Datacenter Trends program, producing research that spanned multiple disciplines in IT and datacenter infrastructure to provide a holistic view of the evolving datacenter. Much of this research focused on datacenter transformation, with specialties in datacenter consolidation, energy efficiency, datacenter modularity, taxonomies and market sizing. In addition to being named Analyst of the Year at IDC, Ms. Bailey was the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Peacock Award for excellence in market research.
With over 20 years' experience in the fields of market research, data analytics and IT consulting, Ms. Bailey is frequently quoted in the business press and technology magazines and is a highly sought-after speaker at leading industry events. Ms. Bailey holds an Honors Degree in Mathematical Statistics from Monash University, Australia.
As a traditional solution provider, it’s hard to keep up with the rapid pace of change and figure out what markets to pursue to future-proof your business. This session, led by 451 Research, provides a playbook for profitably growing your business by transitioning to an outcome-focused hybrid IT solution provider with full lifecycle services, from advising and transforming to managing and supporting. Hear tips from cloud partners that have successfully shifted to a multi-cloud model to enable value-driven outcomes using hybrid IT solutions from Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Group
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Antonio Neri is Executive Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Group for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, responsible for the development and delivery of the IT infrastructure solutions at the core of the world’s largest and fastest growing organizations, which includes servers, storage, networking, technology services, converged data center infrastructure, Telco and cloud solutions.
Prior to HP’s separation into two companies—Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.—Antonio served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for HP Servers and HP Networking business units, responsible for setting the R&D agenda, bringing innovations to market, and go-to-market strategy execution. Prior to that role, he led the HP Technology Services business unit providing support and consulting services for HP’s Enterprise products and solutions. Antonio joined HP in 1995, as a customer service engineer in the EMEA call center.
Antonio holds a Computer Engineering degree and is a Professor of Arts and Drawing.
Paul Dippell is CEO of Service Leadership, Inc. a leading global consultancy to IT solutions/services partners and technology OEMs. He is publisher of the Service Leadership Index®, the foremost benchmark of financial and operational performance for partners worldwide. The company also publishes SLIQ©, the groundbreaking Operational Maturity Level© progression web application for partner executives seeking to transform their business, improve their performance and maximize their stock value.
Prior to founding Service Leadership, Paul founded the technology M&A practice of USBX Advisory Services. At All Covered, Inc., a large SMB Managed IT Services Provider, he led M&A and Acquisition Integration. He then founded a mid-market IT services firm with two private equity raises. Prior, at Xerox, Paul was V.P. of Managed IT Services, serving F500 customers worldwide. Before that, at CompuCom, he was V.P. of Enterprise IT Operations Consulting for this $2BB IT Solution Provider.
Paul is a highly rated speaker at IT channel partner and channel management events worldwide. He and his team support more than 50 C-Level peer groups of solutions/ services partner executives worldwide, making it the largest provider of channel partner executive peer group services globally. For more information, please go to www.service-leadership.com.
Trends point to business transformation, but how do you safely build a business transformation practice? Partners in the top quartile of profitability in the services-led model have triple the profit percentage, and similarly higher stock value, of median partners seeking to become services-led. What practical steps did these top partners use to safely evolve a leading business transformation practice and elevate their client relationships? Practical steps are provided in this growth session led by Paul Dippell, CEO of Service Leadership, Inc.
Chief Sales Officer, Enterprise Group
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Peter Ryan is Chief Sales Officer for Enterprise Group at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He leads the global sales organization that brings together all sales and presales across all regions, Enterprise Group products and solutions, as well as Inside Sales, Channel Sales and Strategic Alliances. Peter’s organization will continue to leverage the company’s Transformation Area strategy, bringing the breadth of our portfolio to customers and helping them build the right execution roadmap to optimize business outcomes.
Prior to this, Peter was Senior Vice President and General Manager for Enterprise Group and Managing Director for Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), where he was responsible for driving EMEA revenue, profit and market growth.
Before joining Hewlett Packard in 2011, Peter Ryan was chief client officer at Logica and a member of its Executive Committee. Peter was previously Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Services, and Corporate Officer at Sun Microsystems, and Senior Vice President of its EMEA region.
Peter started his career at the UK Home Office and subsequently spent 11 years at IBM.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise would like to thank our Partners for another successful Global Partner Conference 2016. We are committed to helping our channel partners navigate and accelerate their growth in a highly dynamic technology landscape.
We recognize that our partners have distinctive goals. Our Global Partner Conference content addresses the unique interests and priorities of our Solution Providers and Distributors, Alliances and Service Provider partners.
Invited partners can view the sessions being offered at Global Partner Conference by logging in. Once registered, you will be able to build your personalized agenda.
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Congratulations to our Global Partner Conference award winners. Hewlett Packard Enterprise thanks all of our award winners for creating a successful partnership.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has never been more committed to the channel. We want help you be profitable, drive growth and be easy for you to do business with.
Thank you to our sponsors who joined Hewlett Packard Enterprise at Global Partner Conference 2016. Your participation and contribution was critical to our success. We look forward to seeing you at future Hewlett Packard Enterprise Events.
Global Partner Conference (GPC 2016) is a once-a-year, invitation-only partner event for more than a thousand of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s most important partners from around the world. At GPC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise shares the latest news for the channel. We will discuss proven selling strategies and reveal more about HPE’s strategic direction, via General Sessions, executive meetings and roundtable discussions.
GPC 2016 is being held September 12 – 14, 2016 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.
For the convenience of our joint partners, the Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. GPC events are co-located in Boston on the same dates, but they are separate events. Several activities, such as the Solutions Showcase and Sponsor Showcase area, Celebration and some other evening entertainment activities will be conducted jointly, but content sessions will be conducted separately.
You will be notified via your invitation and registration process. All communications will be sent to you as co-branded, with both companies’ Partner Business Managers on copy.
The partner registration fee is US $1,395.
The Global Partner Conference 2016 website contains the agenda and Session Catalog. Additional details will be coming soon. Social media channels will be engaged and communicated as we draw closer to the event.
The first wave of invitations was distributed on May 31, 2016. Additional waves will follow as more partner nominations are received and approved.
Please contact your Hewlett Packard Enterprise Partner Business Manager (PBM) directly to inquire. There is limited availability of space at GPC 2016, so we unfortunately are not able to accommodate all of our partners.
Participation at Global Partner Conference 2016 is by invitation only and is non-transferable. Please contact your PBM directly to discuss the nomination of an alternate representative from your organization.
You may qualify for application of MDF to the Global Partner Conference 2016 event pass and accommodations. During the registration process, qualifying partners are asked to accept the MDF funding terms and conditions. You will then need to submit for reimbursement from MDF following the conference. As this process varies by region, please contact your PBM for additional details.
* Please note our joint partners with HP Inc. may only claim 50% funding from each company.
After registration, you may log back in to your registration profile at any time and click on the “print receipt” button on the landing page. This will generate a taxable invoice, including the key information provided during the registration process.
If you must cancel your event registration, the following cancellation terms apply.
All attendees are responsible for booking and funding their own travel arrangements to Global Partner Conference 2016.
All hotel accommodations should be booked via the registration tool. Once you have received your invitation and follow the provided registration link to confirm your attendance to Global Partner Conference, you will see a “Modify/Book Hotel” button. This will direct you to the terms and conditions of booking accommodations and allow you to select your preferred hotel from those available at the discounted event rates.
Prices vary depending on the hotel. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has negotiated rates with select Boston-area hotels for the three full agenda nights, as well as the three nights before and after Global Partner Conference.
Unless stated otherwise, hotel room rates are based on single occupancy in standard rooms (STD), exclusive of resort fees, hotel service charges and any applicable local tax. Additional guests may incur additional charges. Taxes are subject to change and will be charged at the prevailing rate upon check out from the hotel. Hewlett Packard Enterprise and their associated agencies cannot be held responsible for any changes to city tax rates.
The following hotels may be offered during your registration, subject to availability.
Partners may shorten or extend their hotel stay, subject to hotel availability, up to and including August 12, 2016 for no fee. Any changes after August 12, 2016 may incur a fee. Please log in to your Global Partner Conference registration profile and select “Modify/Book Hotel.”
All changes to hotel reservations are subject to hotel availability at the time the change request is submitted.
In the event you have to cancel a hotel booking, the following cancellation terms apply.
To cancel, please return to your Global Partner Conference registration profile and click the “Modify/Book Hotel” button on the landing page. You will then find an option to cancel the reservation. All cancellations must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the hotel reservation is changed to a hotel with a higher room rate, a supplementary payment will be due. If the hotel booking is changed to another hotel after August 12, 2016, the cancellation terms as outlined above will apply to the original hotel booking.
Please contact the Global Partner Conference 2016 Boston Housing Team at email@example.com.
You will be prompted to request visa support during registration. If you select yes to prompt, the visa support team will contact you directly. All visa inquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon arrival, attendees are responsible for their own transportation between the airport and their designated hotel.
* Specific groups may be arranging shuttle service between the airport and hotel. For those groups, transportation details will be communicated directly by the regional representatives.
There will be shuttle service provided from the event hotels below Monday, 9/12 – Wednesday, 9/14 for Global Partner Conference attendees to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC).
Monday, 6:45 am – 9:00 am and 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, 6:45 am – 9:00 am and 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, 6:45 am – 9:00 am and 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Shuttles will be provided from the following event hotels:
Omni Parker House
I would just like to say thank you. This is the fourth GPC I have attended and have to say that it was the best in terms of content and energy.
I thought the conference was one of the best I have attended. It was great to have the executives not only present but make themselves present for 1:1 and at meal times. Well done.
Loved how many people I was able to meet from the exec. team - really valuable.
Always good to hear directly from the leadership team, and to see that it's built of people experienced globally. Thank you! A good conference overall and worth the time.