This past week, Paul and Paden Holenstein attended the HPE NonStop Innovation Summit 2019 in Seoul and the HPE NonStop & MCS Technology Day in Taipei. They flew into Incheon International airport, took a shuttle to the Conrad Seoul, arriving late at night. They enjoyed a smorgasbord of food at the hotel breakfast buffet and met with some of the other vendors enjoying the fare. At the customer event, they listened to various talks by HPE employees: HPE IT Use of NonStop by Franz Koenig, HPE NonStop APAC Business Update by Gelin Cheng, NonStop Portfolio & Software Update by Anthony Ho, and Japan Database & Stratus Migration Best Practices by Satoko Hirano. Tuesday night, Gelin took Paul and Paden along with the other vendors on a river walk along the Han river in downtown Seoul, where they unwound and gained insight into each other’s lives.
Wednesday, they drank some delicious iced black bubble tea in the Incheon airport, then flew to Taipei, and immediately noticed an increase in temperature and humidity upon disembarking. Later that evening, they toured Jiufen enjoying the breathtaking views, sampled hot tea in a local tea shop courtesy of our HPE Japan colleagues, and subsequently made a few purchases from street vendors.
Friday, they listened to various talks by HPE, including Modernization of Mission Critical Systems by Franz Koenig, The Constant Innovation of Mission Critical Solutions by Suresh Menon, and Memory-Driven Computing: Taking The Machine from Hewlett Packard Labs to the Enterprise by Jason Shao. At both of these events, they presented HPE Shadowbase Enterprise Use Case Solutions and Product Update. Paul and Paden greatly enjoyed this experience with colleagues from HPE, customers, regional resellers, and vendors. We want to thank the local HPE teams and the team from Singapore for their camaraderie and terrific relationship-building meals at the end of each event.