Embracing digital disruption

HPE outlined a comprehensive roadmap for digital transformation at its recently held Digital Enterprise Forum.

It’s a brave new, disruptive world out there, and when it comes to enterprises only the most innovative, agile and mobile will survive. Digital transformations are the order of the day and the recently held HPE Digital Enterprise Forum in Mumbai provided a roadmap for those looking for cutting-edge technologies and solutions to leapfrog their business to the next stage.

The forum, held at JW Marriott, Mumbai Sahar, was also an opportunity for IT leaders and industry luminaries to gather together under one roof to discuss the new products and services that could be disruptors in their field. “HPE Technology Services is the trusted partner for enterprises looking to embark their digital journey,” says Rajesh Dhar, Senior Director, Technology Services, HPE India. “With customised solutions around hybrid infrastructure, analytics and mobility, we work very closely with our customers helping them to drive digital transformation for their organisations.”

The forum started with an informative keynote from Neelam Dhawan, MD, HPE India, who spoke about the industrialisation of digital transformation. She emphasised that digital disruption is here to stay and the only way to stay ahead of the curve was to embrace the disruption.

Neelam pointed out that when it comes to digital transformation, enterprises need to consider the following three key pillars: customer experience, products and services, and operational efficiency. It’s important that customer experiences be frictionless, with higher transaction speeds. Enterprises need to ask themselves how they can serve their customers faster, and how they can get closer to their customers. Because the same people who earlier wanted to be served are those who now want to serve themselves. Enterprises need to understand that need. The products that work are those that are digital-friendly, better versions of earlier ones, and provide better service. And none of this will work if operations are not streamlined, with faster processes, increased efficiency and quality, and proactive and predictive maintenance.

To aid enterprises in this endeavour, HPE provides them with the technology needed for digital disruption and the solution ecosystem to deliver it. Industrialisation of digital transformation can take place by creating an open, flexible platform that scales with your business, gathering and acting on insights from the data that matters, while protecting your digital enterprise from all forms of risk and increasing workplace productivity by enabling your workforce to work anytime, anywhere. HPE aids enterprises to transform in to a hybrid infrastructure, while protecting the digital enterprise so as to empower a data-driven organisation that enables workplace productivity.

While traditional industries like banking, manufacturing, telecom, and government tend to take time on technology adoption, but surely they too are realising the power of digital transformation to create value for customers and to create a competitive advantage. Which is why HPE chose to focus on these big opportunities at their Digital Enterprise Forum 201. Some of the speakers present who spoke about the digital transformations taking place in their industry verticals were Vikas Grover, CIO, Vodafone India, Venkatesh Natarajan, VP and CIO, Ashok Leyland, and Dr N Rajendran, Chief Technology Officer, NPCI. These talks resonated well with the solutions on offer at HPE. “The digital transformation journey for each industry is different from other industries,” says Som Satsangi, VP Sales, HPE India. “That is the reason HPE has an industry specific approach to address challenges related to a future ready digital enterprise. We have specific solutions for BFSI, manufacturing, telecom and government organisations helping them to take their digital journey to the next level.”

Srihari Gopinath, Head of Marketing – EG, HPE India, gives the welcome note.

Neelam Dhawan, MD, HPE India, speaks about the digital enterprises of the future.

Dr Tom Bradicich, VP and GM, Servers and IoT Systems, HPE, gives an overview of IoT.

Paul Muller, VP, Strategic Marketing, Software Business, HPE, on protecting digital enterprises.

Keerti Melkote, Founder and CTO of Aruba, a HPE company, speaks about mobility for better workforce productivity.

Srihari Gopinath conducts a panel discussion on a digital India with Kaustubh Dhavse, Officer on Special Duty to Maharashtra CM, Srinivas Tadigadapa, Director - Enterprise Solutions, Intel South Asia, and Som Satsangi, VP Sales, HPE India.

A packed house at the HPE Digital Enterprise Forum 2016.


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