SystemX Seminar Networks and Mobility

Topic: 
Networks and Mobility: How Wi-Fi, SDN and machine learning are transforming enterprise networks
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 4:30pm
Venue: 
Huang 018
Speaker: 
Keerti Melkote (Aruba Networks, a Division of HPE)
Abstract / Description: 

Enterprise access networks are going through a fundamental shift away from fixed, desk-centric networking to a mobile-first network architecture. The drivers for such a shift are obvious in our reliance on mobile devices for our daily tasks. In this discussion, we will focus on the unique use cases that are influencing the evolution of enterprise mobility including location-based services. Newer use cases around the intersection of mobility and IOT are also changing how we think of enabling and securing enterprise networks. Traditional policy-based models no longer suffice and need to be augmented with machine learning and AI based models of security. The same ideas are also being applied for proactive service assurance for mission-critical applications – critical in a SaaS-based solution that delivers the network as a service. We will discuss these and many other topics related to mobility in the enterprise.

Bio:

Keerti Melkote is the SVP/GM and founder of Aruba Networks, a division of HPE. With a vision to enable secure mobility for enterprises of all sizes, he founded Aruba Networks in 2002 and brought to market Aruba's industry-leading Mobile First Architecture, catalyzing the era of workplace mobility with secure enterprise Wi-Fi. He led Aruba through its IPO in 2007, through Aruba's acquisition by HP Enterprise in 2013, and then brought together all of HPE's Intelligent Edge portfolio under the Aruba division. Keerti leads Aruba's strategic direction and operations, working to define the new era of the digital workplace and IoT while continuing as a market leader in enterprise networking. Prior to founding Aruba, he held leadership roles in product management, technology marketing and engineering at Cisco, Intel and leading networking startups such as Shasta Networks. He received his MSEE from Purdue University and B.Tech in ECE from JNTU, Hyderabad. He has been granted multiple patents for innovations in the field of networking and communications and was honored by Purdue University as an Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer in 2009. Keerti serves as an advisor and an angel investor to transformative Silicon Valley startups across diverse markets including wireless, security, data center, social networking, healthcare, sports and construction.

Keerti Melkote founded Aruba Networks in 2002 and brought to market Aruba's industry-leading Mobile First Architecture, catalyzing the era of workplace mobility with secure enterprise Wi-Fi. He led Aruba through its IPO in 2007, through Aruba's acquisition by HP Enterprise in 2013, and then brought together all of HPE's Intelligent Edge portfolio under the Aruba division. Keerti leads Aruba's strategic direction and operations, working to define the new era of the digital workplace and IoT while continuing as a market leader in enterprise networking. Prior to founding Aruba, he held a number of product and engineering leadership roles at Cisco, Intel and leading networking startups. He holds a MSEE from Purdue University and B.Tech in ECE from JNTU, Hyderabad, and received multiple honors in electrical and computer engineering. He has been granted multiple patents for innovations in networking and communications. Keerti serves as an advisor and an angel investor across a diverse set of innovative startups.