Pictured above: Managing Director for CDG, HP, Beatrix Mueller-Meszarich introducing the conference. Also in picture Director for Enterprise Group and Managing Director for South Eastern Europe, HP, Martin Kubala
At the HP Make It Matter conference held at Le Meridien St Julians Hotel, HP introduced its solutions for the New Style of IT which has been emerging as a result of the rise in Cloud, Mobility, Big Data and Security. Solutions and news that HP covered during the conference ranged from HP Converged Infrastructure – HP Storage, HP BladeSystems, HP Networking, HP Cloud Solutions, HP Security Solutions, HP Services, HP Printing and Personal Systems as well as Intel technologies for Mission Critical Infrastructure and Microsoft solutions.
More than 100 attendees from HP’s enterprise customers, business partners, representatives, decision makers from SMBs as well as HP Preferred Partners, Distributors and Media representatives attended the conference.
Mr. Martin Kubala, Director for Enterprise Group and Managing Director for South Eastern Europe, HP and Ms. Beatrix Mueller-Meszarich, Managing Director for CDG, HP, welcomed the attendees.
Addressing the attendees, Beatrix Mueller-Meszarich said: “This is the first conference we are organizing under the HP Make It Matter and the New Style of IT tagline in Malta. We have devised this conference according to the needs and challenges of the IT market in Malta, the Maltese customers and consumers. Our aim is to address the opportunities and challenges that the New Style of IT creates most notably to lower costs, achieve greater agility, simplification and speed: In short our aim is for our existing and future customers to achieve better business outcomes and thereby to make it matter.”
Commenting on the synergies of innovation and the IT industry in Malta, the Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business Dr Chris Cardona said: “In Europe, investment in ICT capital motivates the creation of new business models, re-invigorates productivity and enables new media and channels for research and innovation. Every business, irrespective of its location or sector, must go digital – if not it will definitely feel the squeeze.
“As a country we have invested heavily in building up a resilient and secure ICT infrastructure. This was necessary to attract new industries – such as the ICT sector, financial services, e-gaming and digital media companies. Today the ICT sector contributes an average of 5% to the national GDP in Malta – this is one of the highest in the European Union,” said Dr Cardona.
HP invited over 10 international experts to Malta for this conference including Intel EMEA Strategic Initiatives Manager Michael Eisa, Converged Infrastructure Pre-Sales Consultant for CDG Dejan Stanić, Solution Architect HP Networking Milenko Markov, South and East Europe Cloud Manager Ana Radošević, Manager Solution Architects Central Europe & GWE Josef Meier, TS Support Sales Representative for CDG Adnan Bratanović, Partner Business Manager Printing and Personal Systems CDG Mirza Cordalija, and Printing Category Manager Printing and Personal Systems CDG Elena Andonovska.
Microsoft Malta Business Development Manager Edward Portelli also participated. Microsoft and HP have been working closely together for over 25 years, creating solutions that help businesses succeed in an ever changing world.
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Photocaption 2: The Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business Dr Chris Cardona addressing the participants at the HP Make It Matter conference.