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HPE Discover – Green Carpet

28th November 2017, Madrid

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Prepare for a world where agility and a willingness to innovate are not just useful extras, but central to growth. Where market leaders have the vision and technological agility to turn ideas into reality faster than the competition.

Prepare for a world where everything computes.

Discover 2017 Madrid is Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s premiere customer event, with thousands of IT professionals in attendance, creating a community of executives, managers, architects, engineers and solution experts from around the world.

The Green Carpet Experience curates the very best of Discover for a very select few. This is an exclusive, invitation-only gathering of forward-thinking business leaders – offering incredible access to world-class thinking…

* Fireside Q&A with Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman

* Keynote from Matthew Syed, one of the world’s most influential thinkers on the science of high performance

* Meet 1:1 with HPE executives to discuss your IT challenges and business strategy; accelerate your digital transformation with HPE Pointnext transformation workshops

* Network with your peers; explore how forward-thinking leaders can succeed by focusing on continuous transformation

From the entire Meet the Boss team and all at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, we look forward to an evening of engaging conversation, unveiling new perspectives and providing you with the right discussions to keep you on course, every course.


28th November 

Priority seating at Meg Whitman’s keynote address

Meet the Boss Event
– Keynote Speaker, Matthew Syed
– Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion
– Wrap up and closing remarks from HPE

29th November

Fireside with Meg Whitman
Women leaders in Technology cocktail hour

You will also be able to book in personalised agenda options that include:
Green Carpet private guided industry show floor tours
Pathfinder workshop
Strategy sessions
Prioritised access to top executives, workshops and transformation advisors
Pointnext transformation workshops



Keynote Speakers


Matthew Syed

Matthew Syed is one of the world’s most influential thinkers and speakers in the field of high performance and cultural change, and has worked with some of the world’s leading organisations to build a mindset of continuous improvement. Matthew is also a regular columnist and feature writer for leading publications like The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, amongst others, and twice winner of the ‘Sports Journalist of the Year’ at the British Press Awards. He makes authored features for broadcasters such as the BBC and regularly appears on others such as CNN International and World Service TV. After graduating from Oxford University with a prize-winning First in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Matthew was the England table tennis number one for almost a decade, three times Commonwealth Champion, and he twice represented Great Britain in the Olympic Games.

Matthew Syed’s first book Bounce was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year and became a bestseller. Matthew’s second book Black Box Thinking was a Sunday Times number one bestseller. Matthew’s latest book on high performance – The Greatest – is out now.

As part of his work in the science of mindset and high performance, Matthew has recently designed Mindset Advantage – a diagnostic tool, and a cutting-edge thought leadership programme.


Meg Whitman, CEO at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Meg Whitman is Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

From 2011 through 2015, Meg served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Hewlett-Packard Company, leading the company’s turnaround and subsequent separation into two Fortune 100 companies – Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.

Prior to joining HP, Meg was the Republican Party’s nominee for the 2010 gubernatorial race in California.

From 1998 to 2008, Meg served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay Inc. where she oversaw its growth from 30 employees and $4 million in annual revenue to more than 15,000 employees and $8 billion in annual revenue.

She has also held executive-level positions at Procter and Gamble Company, Hasbro Inc., FTD, Inc., The Stride Rite Corporation, The Walt Disney Company and Bain & Company.

She currently serves as a director for The Procter & Gamble Company and Teach for America.

Meg holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard University.

Dinner Discussion Points

Matthew Syed will be talking about the psychology of high performance. How to create the mindset within individuals, and at the level of organisation, that drives the pursuit of marginal gains and innovation. He will talk about the importance of converting ideas into reality and share rigorous research about why successful organisations don’t just have strong strategies, but resilient and adaptive cultures. He will also share vivid stories, personal experiences and experiments that bring this material to life

  • Does your organisation have a growth mindset?
  • Does your organisation have a blame culture?
  • As busy leaders, do we spare enough bandwidth to think about how we might do things differently, whether harnessing new technology or anticipating new trends?



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