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President, Intelligent Edge, and Founder, Aruba Networks
Keerti Melkote is the President, Intelligent Edge, and SVP/GM and founder of Aruba Networks, a business unit of HPE. With a vision to enable secure mobility for enterprises of all sizes, he founded Aruba Networks in 2002 and brought to market Aruba’s industry-leading Mobile First Architecture, catalysing the era of workplace mobility with secure enterprise Wi-Fi. He led Aruba through its IPO in 2007, through Aruba’s acquisition by Hewlett Packard Enterprise in 2013, and then brought together all of HPE’s Intelligent Edge portfolio under the Aruba division. Keerti leads Aruba’s strategic direction and operations, working to define the new era of the digital workplace and IoT while continuing as a market leader in enterprise networking.
Prior to founding Aruba, he held leadership roles in product management, technology marketing and engineering at Cisco, Intel and leading networking startups such as Shasta Networks. He received his MSEE from Purdue University and B.Tech in ECE from JNTU, Hyderabad. He has been granted multiple patents for innovations in the field of networking and communications and was honoured by Purdue University as an Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer in 2009. Keerti serves as an advisor and an angel investor to transformative Silicon Valley startups across diverse markets including wireless, security, data centre, social networking, healthcare, sports and construction.