Aruba Atmosphere 2023: HPE CEO Antonio Neri’s 5 Boldest Statements
“I’ve been CEO now for almost six years and we have seen a remarkable acceleration in the business and IT … we all live digital transformation every single day, both in our personal life as well as on the professional side. That transformation is driving huge trends in the IT space, both in the way customers want to consume IT, but also on the foundation architectures and how we deliver IT,” said Antonion Neri, CEO of Aruba parent company HPE.
The theme of this year’s Aruba Atmosphere 2023 event, “For What Comes Next,” acknowledged some of the biggest realities shaping the IT market and the opportunities those present.
HPE-owned Aruba Networks is coming off its most successful quarter having broken the $1 billion revenue mark, representing 25 percent year-over-year growth for the business unit. The company’s wireless arm is betting big on Networking as a Service (NaaS), the connection between the cloud and the edge, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and private 5G, to name a few areas. It’s these crucial areas of investment that the company is pursuing to keep up with the rapidly changing needs of the enterprise, according to the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company.
In fact, Aruba’s “remarkable” acceleration is thanks in part to the company’s ability to stay on top of the trends that are impacting end users alongside its channel partners, HPE CEO Antonio Neri told attendees during his keynote alongside Aruba’s Executive Vice President and General Manager Phil Mottram at Aruba Atmosphere on Tuesday.
Neri took to the stage to talk about current IT trends, the HPE GreenLake platform and Aruba, and his thoughts on the company’s recent acquisitions. Here are excerpts from the keynote.