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The 12 people you will meet at HPE Discover Virtual Experience 2020

Business and technology leaders discuss technologies from the edge to the cloud, performing under pressure, and the business of sports, starting June 23.


Virtual conferences are a chance to hear from people you otherwise would not meet, and HPE's first virtual Discover will not disappoint. The lineup is packed with inspirational thought leaders, thinkers, rule breakers, and risk-takers. You'll have access to more than 150 live and on-demand sessions, plus interactive content, demos, trainings, and more.

Special sessions include:

  • Keynote by Antonio Neri: HPE President and CEO Antonio Neri, along with tech luminary John Chambers, and other experts share their vision for the future while addressing the unusual and significant challenges of today. Hear what he and leaders predict the future will look like in this edge-to-cloud world.
  • Performance Under Pressure: Danny Hornigold, a veteran sports broadcaster, will lead a discussion with sports icons about the emotional, cognitive and physical demands of working under pressure. Learn approaches for getting comfortable with the discomfort.
  • Business of Sports: Antonio Neri will moderate a discussion between five leading sports figures to provide insights into how the pandemic has affected their business and what recovery of sports looks like.
  • Women Leaders in Technology: Soledad O’Brien, one of the most recognized names in broadcasting, is joined by four leading women in business and tech to discuss insights and strategies for how companies can build resilience and act nimbly as they make their way through these complex times.

Here are some of the people you will meet at Discover sessions.

John Chambers

Founder and CEO, JC2 Ventures

Session: Playing the Long Game: Business Leadership in Times of Plenty and in Crisis, a one-on-one with president and HPE CEO Antonio Neri

Antonio Neri and John Chambers discuss learnings and insights from Chamber's extraordinary career. In this timely conversation about the next phase of digital transformation, they share insights about leading in good times, confronting crises head on, and what makes them realistically optimistic about the future.

Broadcast date: On demand starting June 23

Suggested reading: Connecting the Dots: Lessons for Leadership in a Startup World

Quotes that inspire:

"You can either disrupt, or get disrupted."

"Companies will either be destroyed or break away if they follow their north star."

"Let's define digitalization as enabled by cloud computing."

"If you agree with everything I have said, then I have failed."

"Market transitions wait for no one."

Source: ForbesMarketWatchThe InnovatorNetwork World

Simone Biles

American gymnast, world champion with 25 medals

Session: Performance Under Pressure

Broadcast date: June 23, 10:30 a.m. PST

Suggested reading: Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, a Life in Balance

Quotes that inspire:

"I'd rather regret the risks that didn't work out than the chances I didn't take at all."

"I take things one step at a time."

Sources: Teen Vogue, Bustle

Soledad O'Brien

Award winning journalist and producer of "Matter of Fact," a weekly syndicated political show

Session: Women Leaders in Technology

This three-part series will include panel discussions on:

  • Leading Through Recovery
  • Managing the Workplace in a New Normal
  • Navigating Change: Mindset for Success in Turbulent Times

O'Brien hosts an all-female panel to unpack how a scattered workforce has led to greater diversity and access to opportunity.

Broadcast dates: June 24, June 30, and July 8

Projects: Soledad O'Brien Productions, a documentary production company dedicated to uncovering and producing empowering untold stories that take a challenging look at the often divisive issues of race, class, wealth, opportunity, and poverty, as well as personal stories.

Quotes that inspire:

"If you can tell a story well, you can move people to do something."

"Investing in girls can actually move the needle in communities ... and can actually benefit boys, because girls are the mothers of boys."

Source: BrainyQuote

Susie Wolff

Team Principal, ROKiT Venturi Racing

Session: Business of Sports

Broadcast date: June 24, 10:30 a.m. PST

Quotes that inspire:

"Trust your instincts. If something doesn't feel right for you, then it probably isn't."

"Challenges and failures are a very important part of the growth process. Those are the moments that you learn from, and they are the ones that make you stronger. Always remember what your goal is and stay focused on that."

Source: Enterprise.nxt

Lewis Hamilton

Driver and six-time world champion, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Session: Performance Under Pressure

Broadcast date: June 23, 10:30 a.m. PST

Quotes that inspire:

"My saying is, 'We win and lose together.' I think that really does apply to both my fans, family, and the team."

"In racing, there are always things you can learn, every single day. There is always space for improvement, and I think that applies to everything in life."

Source: Essentially Sports

Jennifer Cabalquinto

Chief financial officer, Golden State Warriors

Session: Women Leaders in Technology

Broadcast date: June 30

Quotes that inspire:

"The key to a championship organization is hiring the right people, and I think you can see that reflected in the leadership group [with the Warriors]."

"As a CFO, I always say that everything in a business has a dollar associated with it. So I can be involved with anything and everything."

Source: Grow Wire

Steve Kerr

Head coach, Golden State Warriors

Session: Business of Sports

Broadcast date: June 24, 10:30 a.m. PST

Quotes that inspire:

"I do believe that one way to bring cultures together, to develop trust between people and countries and religions, is through education. And through music and art and basketball and activities and joys that people share worldwide, regardless of ethnic background or religious orientation."

"If you're going to have a team of role players, you'd better have a team of guys who truly understand their roles."

"The future is coming so fast, we can't possibly predict it; we can only learn to respond quickly."

Myra Davis

Chief information and innovation officer, Texas Children's Hospital

Session: Women Leaders in Technology

Broadcast date: June 24, 10:00 a.m. PST

Quotes that inspire:

"I'm innately a coach and teacher. I think that over the years, being so passionate has indirectly transformed and given me the opportunity to do what I do now."

Source: American Healthcare Leader

Dr. Ceri Evans

Psychiatrist, author, and speaker

Session: Performance Under Pressure

Broadcast date: June 23, 10:30 a.m. PST

Suggested reading: Perform Under Pressure: Change the Way You Feel, Think, and Act Under Pressure

Quotes that inspire:

"To really push further, we need to look at our vulnerabilities and that exposes us."

"Most people have been under the illusion that to be better at what they do, they have to be more comfortable, and it comes as quite a surprise that they have been headed in the wrong direction."

"One of the things about performance under pressure is not overthinking."

Source: YouTube

Rick Welts

President and COO, Golden State Warriors

Session: Define Your Edge: Harnessing the Power of Data: Aruba's Keerti Melkote joins legendary sports executive Rick Welts in a conversation about leading in times of crisis, the role that sports teams play in modern society, and how connectivity is more important than ever. Together, they dive deep into the intersection of sports, entertainment, commerce, and cutting-edge technology as they discuss how and why they're striving to strengthen the soul of a community.

Broadcast date: June 24, 8 a.m. PST

Session: Business of Sports: Welts joins Daniel Levy, Christian Horner, Susie Wolff, Toto Wolff and Antonio Neri.

Broadcast date: June 24, 10:30 a.m. PST

Session: Building the Smart Home Court Advantage: A Conversation with Rick Welts

Broadcast date: On demand

Quotes that inspire:

"We have to have a commonality and purpose. We have to understand that each of us is dependent on the success of the others in the organization to reach the goals we're trying to accomplish. It's never an easy thing."

"To allow your organization the permission to fail is a very powerful thing. If we want to really be thought leaders and industry leaders, it doesn't come without taking risks. We're not afraid to take those risks that will get us to a better place."

"If you can live with the ups and downs, pick yourself up every morning, then there's nothing more gratifying."

Source: Cloudingo

Daniel Levy

Chairman, Premier League football side Tottenham Hotspur

Session: Business of Sports

Broadcast date: June 24, 10:30 a.m. PST

Quote that inspires:

"We are all facing uncertain times both at work and in our personal lives. I have spent nearly 20 years growing this club, and there have been many hurdles along the way—[but] none of this magnitude. The COVID-19 pandemic is the most serious of them all."

Source: The Guardian

Christian Horner

Team Principal, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing

Session: Business of Sports

Broadcast date: June 24, 10:30 a.m. PST

Quote that inspires:

"It's so important to create that sense of team because it is very unnatural for everyone not to be together. Our strength as a team has always been the way we operate and manage change."

Source: The Guardian

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