Leader's notes Summer 2019

Editor’s Letter – Summer 2019

“Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.”

—Bonnie Blair
Welcome to the Summer issue of Connect Converge.

If the phrase “all the feels” can land in standard dictionaries I figure it can fall here to describe this year’s HPE Discover. HPE President and CEO Antonio Neri said in his opening keynote, “At the end of the day we exist to help you win.” We heard many exciting and innovative announcements that are clear game changers, and a recipe for HPE future wins. If you missed the event, catch all the highlights here.

As always, the Connect story is about sharing customer successes. We did it once again in our Connect Tech Forms with past-president Steve Davidek leading the charge to showcase one of our fundamental community pillars – providing an open forum to help customers share best practices, learn from practitioners and industry experts to deliver a competitive advantage. Connect sends a big shout out to all that shared their customer success stories. This standing-room-only venue is a true testament to the power of community, the important voice of our customers that help us all grow together.

If you did not have the chance to stop by the Connect booth at Discover, there is still time to take our survey- take it here for a chance to win an Apple Watch. Your voice matters!

Our Connect Board of Directors is beginning the search for qualified candidates to run for the 2020 Connect BOD. Applications are being taken through September 2019. Click here to learn more about Connect’s board opportunities.

We hope you enjoy this issue of Connect Converge.

Stacie Neall
Managing Editor