HPE Discover 2024

Elements of Inclusivity -

Discover how diversity and belonging fuel innovation

At HPE, we firmly believe that innovation and inclusivity are intertwined. We understand that fostering a diverse and inclusive environment not only promotes fairness and equality but also fuels innovation and drives success in the tech industry. We are excited to offer a range of engaging sessions that delve into the significance of equitable opportunities in the tech sector.

The ROI of DEI

A fireside chat with HPE CEO Antonio Neri and HPE Board Members Pat Russo and Pam Carter

We know DEI is good for business, so how do we drive meaningful and sustainable diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work and culture? Join Antonio Neri, Pat Russo, and Pam Carter for a conversation about the value of data-driven equity and experiences, the role of the CEO and Board to advance DEI progress, and how we can be intentional through evolution and accountability.

Wednesday, June 19, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Antonio Neri

President & CEO,

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Pat Russo

Board Chairman,

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Pam Carter

Board Member,

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Women in Tech

An inspirational, multi-faceted experience that will explore the importance and value of advancing women in the tech industry. This session includes a special appearance by Sarah Thomas–the first female NFL referee, a customer panel, and a fireside chat on allyship. You will also have the opportunity to book a 1-on-1 mentoring session with HPE women executive leaders.  Lunch will be served during this session.

Wednesday, June 19, 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 

Sarah Thomas

First female NFL official

Rishma Khimji

CITO, Harry Reid Int’l Airport

Carmen Llorente

Sr. Manager, Network Platforms, Global Wireless Service Owner, Accenture

Sandra Morales-Herrmann

Director of Network Infrastructure Services, University of Maryland

Wendy Welch

General Manager, Device Partner Sales, Microsoft Corporation

Sylvia Hooks

Vice President of Edge to Cloud Integrated Marketing, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Kristen Major

Chief People Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Fidelma Russo

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Hybrid Cloud, and Chief Technology Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Jennifer Temple

Chief Communications Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Disrupting the Echo Chamber in the FemTech industry

A panel discussion featuring FemTech startups and a venture capital fund at the forefront of women's health innovation. Discover how these companies have harnessed the benefits of our HPE Diversity Startup program to amplify their impact across communities.

Tuesday, June 18, 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Melisa Margraves

HPE North America Healthcare & Life Sciences Sales Leader, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Kelsey Mayo Ph.D.

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Armor Medical Inc.

Susan Sly

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, ThePause.AI

Aisha Washington

Vice President, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Mitigate Risk & Provide Value: Inclusive Research & Coding

One of HPE’s core values is “be unconditionally inclusive,” which we aim to incorporate into all our experiences. In this panel discussion, we will share the value of inclusive research and design, and accessible coding practices to both your users and your business.

Wednesday, June 19, 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Lauren Britton

Lead UX Researcher, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Ries Murphy

Lead UX Researcher, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Taylor Seamans

Lead UI/UX Developer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

HPE Celebrates Juneteenth and Pride Month

In June, HPE recognizes the rich cultural diversity, range of experiences, and intersectionality of the communities where we live and work by celebrating Juneteenth and Pride.

In recognizing Juneteenth, which takes place on June 19, we celebrate the freedom and achievements of the Black and African American community and reaffirm our commitment to help build a world free of racism and oppression.

By celebrating Pride, we join our LGBTQ+ community and allies across the globe in acknowledging progress in the fight for justice, inclusion, and equality, while recognizing the unprecedented challenges that remain, and using our voices to create a world where everyone is equal.

At HPE Discover 2024, we look forward to recognizing Juneteenth through digital educational moments at Discover.