Thank you for attending

Thank you for attending the HP Discover Performance Tour on 29th May.

Thank you to our nearly 600 customers, partners, media and HP staff who took the time to attend this event. Special thanks must go to our sponsors, speakers and gurus for making this such a memorable experience. For those who request additional information, please would you contact your HP representative. The presentations from the breakouts can be downloaded from this site.

Should you have any questions for our speakers, sponsors or gurus, please do not hesitate to contact the HP Software team
on +27 11 785 1000 or email bronwyn.samuel@hp.com

All the best,

Bronwyn Samuel
Marketing Manager
HP Software


Time Track Talk 100 Talk 200 1-2Gig 3Gig
08:30 - 09:00 Registration & finger breakfast
09:00 - 10:00 Welcome & Opening Keynote - HP Executive - Paul Muller
10:00 - 10:10 Change Over
10:10- 10:50 Track 1 IT Service Portfolio Management for the Agile Enterprise - Kevin Leslie Lower your Opex and improve your efficiency with HP BSM - George Leschener What you can't see can hurt you: addressing the modern day cyber threat - Arun George Application Lifecycle Management Highlights - Gary Voller
10:50 - 11:10 Coffee break
11:10 - 11:55 Track 2 New Trends in Application Delivery - Ferhan Kilical Integrating Application Security into application lifecycle management - John Wood Mastering Big Data with HP Software - Lior Tzabari Retention Management - Amit Parbhucharan
11:55 - 13:30 Lunch & Guru time
13:30 - 14:15 Track 3 SaaS & Service Anywhere - Kevin Leslie & Laszlo Simity Executive Scorecard - Faisal Aljundi & Eben Van Wyk SOC 3.0: Moving from Reactive Security to Proactive - James Blake HP Service Automation - Quentin Geldenhuys
14:15 - 14:25 Change Over
14:25 - 15:10 Track 4 Monetize Big Data in real-time with the Vertica - Moshe Goldberg Asset Management -
Marco Sangiorgio
The Dark side of cloud -
Rudie Raath
ART and HP Support - Samer Zein/Jeanette Jacobs
15:10 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:15 Closing keynote - Ken Jarvis
16:15 - 16:45 Closing - Rafael Brugnini
16:45 - 20:00 Networking and dinner


Amit Parbhucharan recently joined HP through the acquisition of Autonomy, as the Southern Africa Manager with HP Software's Autonomy business unit looking after the data protection and archiving software portfolio.

Amit was formerly the Country Manager for Autonomy's backup technologies, working with business partners and associates on the continent to provide the company's range of data protection, archiving and data discovery solutions to a broad spectrum of industries. He has been in the IT sector for over a decade, and specialised in data storage and data backup systems since the late 1990's. He plays an active role in helping organisations solve their data protection and recovery challenges driven by the tsunami of unstructured and semi-structured data growth experienced by many organisations today, and a new wave of virtual environment protection.

From humble beginnings as a systems engineer, Amit has served in various job roles over the years from training, consulting, technical marketing and business development. He was a director at a specialist Distributions Company prior to joining Iron Mountain Digital in 2006, which was acquired by Autonomy is 2011.

Amit is passionate about providing superior service, demanding the most from his team and peers to ensure the very best satisfaction for the products he represents. He prides himself on being accountable, maintaining integrity and always extending a helping hand. These qualities are also recognised in his personal capacity as an active community-contributor and he has numerous accolades from NGO's and community groups. Amit currently serves as the Chairman for the Gandhi Walk Committee – an annual charity and family event in Johannesburg, South Africa and is also a member of the Information Security Group of Africa (ISG).

Amit enjoys fun time with his family, watching movies and braaing. He lives with his wife and daughter.

Amit Parbhucharan

Southern Africa Manager
Backup and Recovery
Software, Autonomy
Hewlett-Packard Company,
South Africa.

Mr. Arun George is the Regional Manager at HP Enterprise Security Products (ESP) division and is managing a team of Solution Architects across Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa. He started his career with Wipro Ltd and later moved to Dubai. During the 12+ years of Information Security experience, he built expertise on Multiple Security Technologies and conducted Vulnerability Assessments, Penetration testing, Compliance Audits, Enterprise Risk Management and designed Policies & Procedures. Mr. George's professional certifications include CISM, CISSP, BS7799LA and ITIL-F.

Mr. George has been a consultant to 5 Telcos in the Middle East on the design & implementation of their security solutions. He was involved in architecting security solutions and delivering professional services for Ministries, Banks, Airlines and Oil companies within GCC.

He was the Project Manager for the BS7799-2:2002 certification of a Research organization in UAE, a major B2B portal in UAE and the IT department of a Group of Companies in UAE dealing with Automotive, Contracting, Manufacturing, Trading and Real Estate industries. He is also an international speaker and has spoken on various topics like 'Web Application Security' at the Muscat International Security Conference, 'Making a case for IPS' at the Technology Senate Pattaya, 'ISO27001 and NIPS' at ISACA UAE, 'Information Security Policy Lifecycle' at the Oil Companies conference, 'BS7799 – A Case study' at the BSi seminar etc.

Arun George

Regional Manager –
Solution Architects (MEMA),
HP Enterprise Security Group

Dirk Benecke is the Strategist for HP Software in EMEA. In this role he is responsible for leading the IT Performance Suite Practice and working with large enterprise customers to interlock with different organisations both internally and externally.

During his 17 years with HP he was a Project Consultant with Professional Services, a Technical Marketing Engineer and SAP Solution Architect within the HP Software Organisation.

Dirk will cover Keynotes and CIO Tracks at the HP Discover Performance Tour.

Dirk Benecke

Strategist for HP Software
in EMEA.

Ferhan Kilical is the Sr. Product Marketing Manager at HP. Prior to this role she was a Technical lead for Application Life Cycle Management (ALM) tools in test and test management for Professional Services for Federal and Department of Defense Organizations.

Previously she was with Northrop Grumman as a Technical Fellow for testing, test automation, SOA and Agile methods and test manager for major mission critical enterprise systems that support war fighter. Ferhan has received many awards for team and technical leadership as well as achieving Six Sigma, Black Belt and many well know IT certifications. She has presented many times at HP Discover, STP, Mercury World User Conferences and Star East.

She has a Master's degree in Systems Engineering and a Ph.D. in Quantitative Analysis & Assessment in Environmental Planning. Ferhan will be covering Service Virtualisation at HP Discover Performance tour.

Ferhan Kilical

Sr. Product Marketing
Manager at HP.

Gary currently works for the HP Software EMEA Strategy and Technology team with a focus on Application Transformation space, namely ALM and DevOps.

In this role Gary is able to use his 15 years of hands-on experience in the fields of Software Quality & ALM to better understand the needs of customers and how this relates to HP's industry leading solutions and their strategic direction.

Gary specializes in articulating the capability, value and technical architecture of HP's Application Transformation solutions against current industry trends.

Gary Voller

HP Software EMEA Strategy
and Technology.

James Blake is the EMEA Manager of HP Security Intelligence & Operations Consulting practice, who have built over 31 Security Operation Centres for clients from the ground-up over the past four years.

Prior to joining HP, James was the CISO at Mimecast, identified by Deloitte as the 2nd fastest-growing technology company in Europe. James has over two decades of information security experience and is one of the founders of the Security B-Sides London conference.

James Blake

MEA Manager of HP Security
Intelligence & Operations
Consulting Practice.

Have been working with HP Software Professional Services for over 2 years and is dedicated to growing the Software Education and ART business to new heights.

Jeanette has been actively involved in the IT industry for over 20 years. She has a deep understanding of aligning solutions to meet customer needs and consulted to many C-level individuals during this time. Some of the organizations where she fulfilled various management positions were at IBM, Oracle and Microsoft.

In addition to managing her own successful CAD software consultancy practice she also assisted sales teams with mentorship and couching for 10 years

Jeanette Jacobs

EMEA Business Development Manager.

Rapidly approaching 40, John Vlismas' role in South African comedy has evolved in recent times. No longer just performing to public and corporate crowds, Vlismas has entered the realm of producer/director.

While stand-up comedy remains his enduring passion, John has begun to explore the direction/production of several other artist's works, as well as the design/creation of large line-up comedy shows and creative consulting for large corporate events. However, this is not to say that John is not still fully involved in performance; he continues to innovate local comedy, and is currently preparing his next 1000 seater stand-up solo show, 40. This will be an all-new follow on from his sold-out show .38 Special in 2011.

The award-winning comedian uses his public appearances to push the boundaries and broach taboo subjects, while his ability to work to a tight brief and tailor his work to changing environments ensure that corporate bookings continue to fill his diary.

He is a much sought-after Corporate Comedian, MC and Facilitator, as his production knowledge allows him to fully integrate his role with the event company's control over the function, ensuring slick and seamless execution.

John Vlismas

John is a much sought-after Corporate Comedian, MC and Facilitator.

With more than 36 years of experience in the IT field, Ken now runs his own company and specializes in coaching, mentoring, trouble-shooting (especially projects that are 'out of control'), IT strategies and IT structuring.

Ken has been a CIO in major corporates (Momentum Life, Anglo Platinum, Multichoice, Naspers, SARS) for over 20 years and also ran a Stock Exchange listed Software Development company for two years.

Ken has achieved a number of awards:
• Was runner up in the IT Personality of the Year competition in 2003
• Was the winner in the ICT Leadership award in 2004
• Was the Public Sector CIO of the year in 2004

He has also presented to over 5000 people in Cannes on the success of the SARS 'Single View of the Client' project. At a gala dinner of the fourth annual GovTech 2009 conference of the State Information Technology Agency (SITA), an ICT Legends award was presented to Ken.

Ken Jarvis

Ken specializes in coaching, mentoring, trouble-shooting (especially projects that are 'out of control'), IT strategies and IT structuring.

Paul Muller serves as vice president of strategic marketing for software products within the Software business at HP. Muller has responsibility for aligning marketing activities with those of the sales channel so customers receive focused, consistent and coherent messages.

Prior to this appointment, Muller was the sales director for HP Business Technology Optimization (BTO) Software in Asia Pacific, leading the sales team across the region and responsible for the development and execution of regional sales plans. He also worked very closely with the Enterprise Business Group to develop integrated strategies for the HP's Enterprise segment.

Prior to this role, Muller was the marketing director for HP Software – Asia Pacific, and also held the South Pacific role for HP Software, where he received the "Circle of Excellence" award for his marketing leadership in 2005. In this position, he also worked with the country leadership team to achieve the top position for market share in distributed management. He played an instrumental role in the development of some of HP's most significant software customer relationships.

An industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience in IT, Muller joined HP in 1998 and has held positions with the sales and market development teams. In his position as sales manager for the Enterprise and Commercial Software business, he was responsible for the development, management and execution of the sales plans for the Australian Enterprise software sales team. As Australasian Market Development Manager for HP OpenView, he was responsible for the execution of the sales plans for the Australasian OpenView business.

Prior to joining HP, Muller held several consulting positions including as a freelance IT consultant and a technical consultant with Unisys Australia.

Paul Muller

Vice President, Strategic
Marketing, Software Products,
Software HP Enterprise

As Vice President and General Manager of HP Software, EMEA, Rafael Brugnini has responsibility for HP Software to deliver an innovative software solution known as IT Performance Suite. The IT Performance Suite is the only solution that provides a single platform in which to provide holistic management of the whole IT infrastructure. Brugnini has overall leadership for sales, marketing, business development, professional services and pre-sales and is also responsible for HP's investment in strategic alliances and partner/mid-size EB's throughout EMEA.

Brugnini joined HP in1996 and has held a number of senior management positions the last being worldwide Vice President for HP Software Services Sales. In this role he led a highly successful team of 500 who over achieved on every single KPI of the $1.5B business and was recognised in 2010 as HP's Worldwide Software Leader as being instrumental in starting and transforming the organisation. He built an industry first team of Software Services Account Managers employed with the exclusive aim of supporting customers to maximise their software deployment and so reap the best return on their investment.

With an extensive background in management, sales and consultancy within the software industry Brugnini is one of the founding members of the Service Executive Industry Board (SEIB). Prior to joining HP, he was founder and director of Hipercubo Ltd, a software developer and distributor in Uruguay.

Brugnini holds a degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the Catholic University in Uruguay and attended the London Business School Senior Executive Program. A native Uruguayan, he has lived and worked in several countries in Latin America and the USA. He now resides in Madrid with his wife and family and in his spare time enjoys playing tennis and windsurfing.

Rafael Brugnini

Vice President and General
Manager Software EMEA
Hewlett-Packard Company.

Rudie Raath joined HP in 2008 as Technology Advisor within the Networking Business and now holds a senior position as Chief Technologist & Country Pre-Sales Manager for the Enterprise Group in South Africa.

With more than 14 years' experience in this IT sector, Rudie spend his last 6 years within HP developing thought leadership strategies around converged infrastructure and cloud computing. In 2012 he completed top of class in a 1 year HP leadership development program held at GIBS (Gorton Institute for Business Science), a leading international business school.

"My previous role as Technology Consulting Country Manager for HPSA prepared me to make a massive difference in my current role as Chief Technologist for our Enterprise Products and Cloud Solutions. It allows me to develop my team into visionary technologist that focuses on the business outcome rather than the technology used to get there."

Raath was one of four HP South Africa employees to be recognised at the DHL Tomorrow's Leaders Summit as an individual that is making a difference and positioning himself as tomorrow's leader.

"We want to Make it Matter by delivering real leading solutions to the market, giving them the competitive edge in their respective industry." Says Raath when is asked what they want to achieve within HP.

Rudie Raath

Chief Technologist and
Country Pre-Sales Manager
Enterprise Group, Hewlett-
Packard Company,
South Africa.


Vodacom World is easily reached by means of Gautrain. Their bus service drops off passengers at the Vodacom World main gate. During peak periods - 05h30 to 08h30 | 16h00 to 19h00 - a bus leaves Midrand station every 12 minutes. During off-peak periods there is a bus and train every 20 minutes.

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Presentations from the HP Performance Tour can be downloaded below. To download, click on any of the links below for the download to start immediately.

Amit Parbhucharan
IT Service Portfolio Management for the Agile Enterprise.
John Wood
Integrating Application Security into application lifecycle management.
Arun George
What you can’t see can hurt you.
Kevin Leslie
Service Anywhere.
Ferhan Kilical
New Trends in Application Delivery.
Lior Tzabari & Moshe Goldberg
Mastering Big Data with HP Software.
Gary Voller
Application Lifecycle Management Highlights.
Marco Sangiorgio
Asset Management.
George Leschener
Lower your Opex and improve your efficiency with HP BSM.
Quentin Geldenhuys
HP Service Automation.
James Blake
SOC 3.0: Moving from Reactive Security to Proactive.
Rafael Brugnini
Opening keynote.
Jeanette Jacobs
Adoption Readiness Tool (ART).
Samer Zein
HP Support.

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