HPE Innovation Centers

Q. What is an HPE Innovation Center?
A. An HPE Innovation Center is a center of expertise dedicated to the business of innovation. The centers exist to help organizations explore and innovate breakthrough business ideas and to help turn those ideas into a reality. From a technology perspective, the primary motivation of HPE is to identify where best-in-class technology products, solutions and services can best be applied to enable business success.
Back to top
Q. What services does the HPE Innovation Center offer?
A. A full range of services are available to support the innovation process, from initial idea identification, exploration, discovery, rapid concept prototyping, return on investment studies and solution and services planning. These services are customized to meet the specific requirements of client organizations to ensure that rapid business results are obtained from the joint working sessions.
Back to top
Q. Why should we involve HPE when exploring our business vision?
A. HPE is a world leading technology innovator. From the many technology directions that can be taken by organizations today is can be quite a challenge to decide which route to take. For HPE to be able to apply it's expertise to help organizations take the right route, it is necessary to jointly explore the business opportunities being considered. In this way, the best use can be made to use technology solutions to enable the business success. It is important to keep in mind though that the business advantage being sought is obtained from 'smart ideas' and not just the latest technology. And so it is not only the technology dimension that is being considered during innovation sessions at an HPE Innovation Center.
Back to top
Q. What is 'the business of innovation'?
A. The business of creating and developing good ideas and turning them into a successful business reality.
Back to top
Q. How do you do it ... the business of innovation?
A. The HPE Innovation Center uses a structured methodology to help customers navigate the process of innovation. The approach taken also helps to understand where technology solutions can have a big impact to enable business success. By taking into account the current context and the desired state (i.e. the realization of the breakthrough business idea), it is possible to define a transition path (a roadmap) to turn the vision into a reality. The pragmatic approach taken ensures that timely business results are obtained which are aligned with the business objectives of the customer organization, ensuring that an evolutionary, and not a revolutionary, transition is made.
Back to top
Q. Why does HPE focus on the business of innovation?
A. Technology has revolutionized the way we do business. The strategic intent of HPE is to ensure that our customers are able to get the best return from their IT investments (RoIT). To do this it is necessary for our customers to understand how technologies, solutions and services can enable breakthrough business opportunities.
Back to top
Q. Do we have to go to one of the HPE Innovation Center to explore business ideas with HPE?
A. HPE has facilitation centers in all regions of the world. Arrangements can be made to host innovation sessions at a local facility near to you or at your own facilities. However, the HPE Innovation Centers have been specially designed to facilitate the innovation services offered by HPE and so there is a big advantage to benefit from these facilities as well as from the specialists and subject matter experts that are made available at the HPE Innovation Centers.
Back to top
Q. We are interested in the services offered by the HPE Innovation Centers. How do we book them?
A. You can contact one of our centers either by sending an email or by calling in. Alternatively you can contact your local HPE representative.
Back to top