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Consortium Member Profile

HPE

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), which operates from Nov 1st 2015 as result of the split of the former Hewlett-Packard (HP) in two different companies, is an industry-leading technology company in the ICT worldwide market. HPE portfolio includes products and services encompassing the key IT trends like hybrid IT, intelligent edge, analytics and data-driven solutions. Founded (as the former HP) in Palo Alto, California, where its headquarters are, HPE is ranked in the top 50 Fortune ranking. HPE (as the former HP) has been operating in Europe since 1959, with the opening of its first manufacturing facility outside Palo Alto, California, at Böblingen, near Stuttgart, Germany. HPE Pointnext is the business unit in charge of providing advisory and transformation services to HPE customers. In Italy, since 1999, the Pointnext team is carrying on applied research, technology transfer and innovative solutions integration in leading edge areas. It can rely upon an excellence level team of researchers, consolidated skills and methodologies, and a physical infrastructure supporting project development and demonstration. HPE Pointnext Italy has a consolidated presence and experience within the EU collaborative research and innovation programs. It has a track of more than 40 projects ongoing or completed. Related main technology focus and competences areas include, among others:

  • Digital cybersecurity
  • Internet of Things
  • Software engineering, with special emphasis on DevOps and Open Source technologies
  • Intelligent infrastructures, cloud computing, big data analytics
  • Network softwarization, NFV, 5G networks
  • Energy optimization of software, infrastructures and data centers

Ambient Assistive Living (AAL) systems to support the independence and autonomy of ageing population

HPE is interested to contribute in more technical activities of C4IIoT. First, HPE can contribute to the area of “Behavioral Analysis and Cognitive Security” by defining and analyzing possible anomalous / attack scenarios in real IIoT contexts. As such, HPE will be leading WP3 and will be specifically responsible for T3.1 ragarding resource management and orchestration. By combining unsupervised,supervised, and adaptive machine learning with statistical techniques, we could build entity risk profiles to reliably link anomalies with malicious intent. Then, HPE can contribute to the definition of a Risk Assessment methodology specific for IIoT environments, based on the ISO/IEC 27001 framework. Furthermore, HPE can design and implement a modern IAM based on an open source Certification Authority like EJBCA (www.ejbca.org), and implement specific transports for device enrollment. HPE can also contribute to the system integration task (with ITML in WP4), and give technical support to the Italian pilot (with CRF in WP5). Finally, HPE will engage with the long-term sustainability and commercialization of the C4IIoT outcombe responsible for the innovation management of the project (i.e. T7.3).