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Event | October 24th

Connecting the Future | Chicago

A collaborative event series brought to you by Xalient and Aruba.

Join us with our partner Aruba

Why Attend?

Redefine the Future of Secure Networking for your organization: Join us at the “Connecting the Future” Roadshow in Chicago, where your local Xalient and Aruba team are coming together to show how you can unleash the cutting-edge SASE capabilities of Aruba EdgeConnect ,through its seamless integration into Xalient’s Zero Trust Framework, as well as Xalient’s intelligent managed services.
This event promises to be a unique opportunity to explore how this partnership can transform your enterprise networking, enhance security, and elevate performance to new heights.

Who Should Attend?

IT Decision-Makers: This roadshow is tailored for IT leaders, CTOs, CIOs, and senior IT professionals from mid to large enterprises who are looking to stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of networking. Whether you are responsible for infrastructure, security, or overall IT strategy, this event is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools required to make informed decisions.

What To Expect?

  • Insights from Experts: Benefit from exclusive presentations and live demos led by industry experts. Learn from real-world use cases, success stories, and best practices that can be tailored to suit your organization’s specific networking needs.
  • Interactive Sessions: Engage in interactive sessions that delve deep into Aruba EdgeConnect’s advanced capabilities, its seamlessintegration into Xalient’s Zero Trust Framework, and how it can be leveraged to solve real-world networking challenges.
  • Real-World Use Cases: Hear real-world examples of successful Aruba EdgeConnect implementations across various industries. Understand how these use cases translate into tangible benefits for enterprises.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers, experts, and representatives from Xalient and Aruba during networking breaks and the demo zone. Forge valuable relationships and engage in discussions about customized networking solutions.
  • Golf and Games: Get ready for some friendly competition and fun at Five Iron Golf Chicago! Unwind and enjoy a casual round of golf at the venue’s state-of-the-art simulators. Whether you’re a golf enthusiast or a novice, this recreational activity offers a great opportunity to bond with fellow attendees and have a memorable time.
  • Drinks and Food: Indulge in delicious food and drinks served throughout the event. From refreshing beverages to delectable snacks, we’ve got you covered, so you can relax, network, and savor the experience.


River North Five Iron,
609 North Dearborn Street,
IL 60654

Date & Time

2.00PM – 5.00PM
Tuesday October 24th 2023

Register your interest

Limited places are available, we will be in touch via email to confirm a seat has been reserved for you.

The Venue

Located in the middle of the bustling Near North Side  and surrounded by iconic Chicago landmarks, Five Iron Golf River North is full of golf and good times.

Outfit with TrackMan technology and high-speed cameras where you can choose your own adventure. Sweat it out with a serious practice sesh, tee it up at places like Pebble Beach, or challenge each other in one of the games, your choice – there’s something for every skill level!

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Mark Foulsham

Board Advisor, NED, COO/CIO, Fractional Support, Digital Leadership Coach

With a broad background as a COO/CIO/CDO, C-Suite Advisor, NED, Senior Transformation Leader and Coach, Mark tackles multiple fronts from the advantage of diverse experience in business operations, technology, procurement, delivery and risk. With a deep knowledge of business models from multiple sectors and extensive experience in fast-paced digital start-ups.

Mark’s work across extensive business types, functions and countries empowers him with experience to bear across silos. Mark has built a reputation for advocating cross-business collaboration, taking a pragmatic approach and championing transformative change.